Wednesday, 13 August 2014


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The Life and Times of Henry Candy (GB) Flat Turf Trainer
Peter Thomas talks to the 69-year-old who could be regarded as the last of the gentlemen trainers  but who's easygoing style masks a knack for unearthing talent and turning it into gold.

The Life and Times of  King Midas
Derek Candy  - Henry's Father - King Midas

The Cambridgeshire Handicap Newmarket 1971

In 1971 the minimum handicap weight was raised from 7st to 7st 7lb's which was the beginning of the end for  several established lightweight riders. The same year that Desmond Cullen aged 31 won the Cambridgeshire partnering King Midas for trainer, Derek Candy, father of Henry, reaching a career best 45 winners that year..

 By Robert Glendinning

"KING MIDAS, the silver-grey three-year-old, ridden by Britain's top lightweight, DESMOND CULLEN, won Saturday's Irish Sweeps Cambridgeshire at Newmarket so convincingly  that for once this famous handicap turned out to be something of a bore ... 

Kingstone Warren

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    Trainer Henry Candy's record by race type. Extensive data providing a breakdown of results over the last 5 seasons, by race type and age of horse plus prize winnings.



 The eighth wonder of the world? Or the first wonder of the world?
 Sacred Birth. Sacred Baptism. Sacred Life. Sacred Death.

Cuteness alert! 'Miracle' birth of world's first healthy panda triplets born in China

PUBLISHED: 13:03, 12 August 2014 | UPDATED: 17:09, 12 August 2014

China announced today the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in the latest success for the country's artificial breeding program.

The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou, but breeders delayed an announcement until they were sure all three would survive, China News Service said.

The mother, Ju Xiao, and the three as-yet-unnamed cubs are healthy, the state-run news agency said. 


  Your adventure into the world of Global Horseracing
Welcome to Nicholas Godfrey (GB) (Racing Post)

The Life and Times of Sergei Polunin"I do not want to sit and make a nest and be comfortable, and I did feel so comfortable that I stopped being involved as a person and an artist and that is not something I want "

Sergei Polunin
Ballet's Sergei Polunin: 'The artist in me was dying'
Tuesday 13,March 2012
Sergei Polunin explains why he felt compelled to quit the Royal Ballet

Sergei Polunin, the youngest dancer ever to be made a principal with the Royal Ballet, whose skill had earned him comparisons with Nureyev and Baryshnikov, shocked the dance world in January by unexpectedly quitting.

In his first broadcast interview since that decision he has spoken to BBC Newsnight about why he walked away.
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    Sergei Vladimirovich Polunin ... Sergei Polunin was born in Ukraine. ... Polunin was shortlisted as the best male dancer for The 2014 National Dance awards.

    The on stage chemistry as Sergei Polunin dances with Tamara Rojo in her final performance with the Royal Ballet.

     “Your reaction to Tamara Rojo’s final performance, Tamara says herself  “You have to allow the people of today to interpret in their own way. I am there for the audience. I am not there for myself. I don’t want to be overwhelmed myself.”   Cached
    Sergei Polunin in Rhapsody © ROH / Tristram Kenton 2011. ... 2014/15. Autumn Season; Winter Season; Spring Season; Summer Season; Opera 2014/15; Ballet 2014/15 


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