Monday, 21 May 2012

RACING POST TUESDAY MAY 22nd 2012. LEE MOTTERHEAD A WEEK LONG SPECIAL FOCUS : SHEIKH MOHAMMED BLOODHORSE LITERATE IN HIS OWN RIGHT THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE BRITISH HORSERACING INDUSTRY FOREVER




RACING POST TUESDAY MAY 22nd 2012
WEEK MONDAY MAY 21st  to   SUNDAY 27th  2012







REVIEW YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
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TONY O'HEHIR brings us news on the three year old colt PARISH HALL

"Bolger eyes bold double for Parish ....
PARISH HALL was yesterday confirmed on target for Saturday's Abu Dhabi Irish 2000 Guineas by trainer Jim Bolger who is eying an audacious Classic double with the colt he regards as one of the best he has trained .....




IRISH 1000 Guineas Card
http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/card.sd?race_id=538526&r_date=2012-05-27#raceTabs=lc_



LEE MOTTERSHEAD RACING JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR, talks to key figures about how the sheikh's influence changed the racing industry forever.

"BUT for Sheikh Mohammed, there is a good chance you would not now be reading this Racing Post. But for Sheikh Mohammed, it is very possible that you would not have watched four consecutive days racing on C4 last week . And but for Sheikh Mohammed the racing you watched, like the industry as a whole, would almost certainly have looked extremely different.
"The game was on its knees. What turned the whole thing around? Huge Middle Eastern investment."
"What are the sheikh's views on the training of horses? Horses are in Sheikh's blood. He has  a passion for horses just as he has for all animal husbandry of all sorts. He loves nature and has a wonderful affinity with all animals and a fascination with them, whether it is falcons, camels, horses or  the huge variety of animals you  see in the desert. That is part of his heritage. When it comes to horses, he is fascinated by the art if training by feeding and the psychological and the physical welfare of horses. First and foremost, he is a horse lover.  He is very hands-on he wants to see every horse reach its potential so that means addressing its individual needs and focusing on its natural development, and welfare. It's about doing the right thing for each horse .....



"Sheikh Mohammed has not come into this from another world - this is his world," he says. "He takes a close interest and likes to be involved. I've always teased him by saying that if he could do 8st 7lb  Frankie Dettori would never have had a job."



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