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  Topic: Sun-Prix de Diane
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Subject: Sun-Prix de Diane   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Candala-- Chris Hayes
Paraiba --Tom Marquand
Survie --Stephane Pasquier
Sparkling Plenty-- Tony Piccone
Dance Sequence-- William Buick
Rock'N Swing --Mickael Barzalona
L'Equilibriste-- Hollie D ...
  Topic: Tue- St James's Palace Gr 1.
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Subject: Tue- St James's Palace Gr 1.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The following are still Declared:
Almaqam
Alyanaabi
Darlinghurst
Haatem
Henry Longfellow
Metropolitan
Mountain Bear
Notable Speech
River Tiber
Rosallion
Unquestionable

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  Topic: Belmont Stakes Gr 1.
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Subject: Belmont Stakes Gr 1.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Next Saturday will be the running of the third Triple Crown race - the Belmont. It will be run at Saratoga and has a great field including the winners of the Preakness and Kentucky Derby.

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  Topic: 12 runners in Oaks-Friday
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Subject: 12 runners in Oaks-Friday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Caught U Looking --N.Meade
Dance Sequence --C.Appleby
Ezeliya--D.Weld
Forest Fairy --R.Beckett
Making Dreams --K.Burke
Rubies Are Red -A.O'Brien
Seaward--R.Beckett
Secret Satire --A.Balding ...
  Topic: French Derby on Sunday.
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Subject: French Derby on Sunday.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The French Derby is run the day after the Epsom Derby. I dont have the list of 21 runners still in the race but the betting price forecast is as follows: 5 Diego Velazquez, 6 Fast Tracker, 8 Look De ...
  Topic: 20 left in Epsom Derby.
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Subject: 20 left in Epsom Derby.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Ambiente Friendly- James Fanshawe
Ancient Wisdom -Charlie Appleby
Bellum Justum- Andrew Balding
City Of Troy -Aidan O'Brien
Dallas Star -Adrian Murray
Dancing Gemini -Roger Teal
Deira Mile -Owen ...
  Topic: Irish 1000Gns on Sunday.
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Subject: Irish 1000Gns on Sunday.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Lilac Rolla- P Twomey
Alpheratz-Joseph G Murphy
Azada-D K Weld
Bluedrum-Mrs John Harrington
Buttons-A P O'Brien
Everlasting-A P O'Brien
Fallen Angel-K R Burke
Finsceal Luas-J S Bolger
Opera Si ...
  Topic: Irish 2000Gns
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Subject: Irish 2000Gns   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Atlantic Coast -Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Bright Stripes -A Oliver
Haatem -Richard Hannon
Henry Longfellow -A P O'Brien
Igor Stravinsky -A P O'Brien
Mountain Bear -A P O'Brien
River Tiber -A ...
  Topic: KABIRKHAN
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Subject: KABIRKHAN   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Can the four year old - that cost only US$12k - win the Dubai World Cup? He has won ten of his eleven starts (he was second in the Russian Derby). KABIRKHAN by CALIFORNIA CHROME. He has raced i ...
  Topic: Heffernan leaves Ballydoyle.
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Subject: Heffernan leaves Ballydoyle.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Seamie Heffernan has decided to end his 30 year association with Aidan O'Brien and from this year will go freelance. There was no falling out and it was his decision to go freelance from this year on ...
  Topic: Aintree Grand National
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Subject: Aintree Grand National   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The Aintree Grand National has a total of 95 entries this year. 60 of those entries are trained by Irish trainers. Also the multiple entries by certain owners makes one wonder where it is all going.
  Topic: Leopardstown 2 Day Festival.
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Subject: Leopardstown 2 Day Festival.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Eight Gr 1 N.H. races over two days and trainer Willie Mullins won ALL eight. He also has three seconds and three thirds! The prizemoney was fantastic. In todays Novice Chase Grade 1 - the prizemone ...
  Topic: Asian racing onthe slide.
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Subject: Asian racing onthe slide.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Here I quote from an article......Racing in Macau, the birthplace of racing in Asia, will end at the beginning of April after the government confirmed Jan. 15 it would remove the license allowing a de ...
  Topic: Naas Gr 1 Hurdle.
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Subject: Naas Gr 1 Hurdle.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Today at Naas there was a Gr 1 Hurdle. Seven runners. Mullins FOUR runners. Elliott TWO runners. De Bromhead ONE runner. and the winner was..... Mullins First, Second and Third.
  Topic: BHA are striking.....
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Subject: BHA are striking.....   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The BHA are proposing that top-class Handicaps Class 1 and 2, at major tracks in UK to have a restricted number of runners in a race by the same trainer. No more than four runners by the same traine ...
  Topic: Elliott trains six
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Subject: Elliott trains six   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
At Down Royal today there were 7 races and Gordon Elliott trained 6 winners. In the first race he had the favourite which fell early on but he still trained the winner with his second runner.
  Topic: Champions Fillies/Mares Gr 1 - 1m 3 1/2 fur.
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Subject: Champions Fillies/Mares Gr 1 - 1m 3 1/2 fur.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
It could be a great day for Frankie Dettori tomorrow his last day riding in UK (I think). In this race he is aboard FREE WIND and has a good chance in my book anyway.
  Topic: Champions Long Distance Gr 2 - 1m7 1/2 fur.
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Subject: Champions Long Distance Gr 2 - 1m7 1/2 fur.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Cant wait to see KYPRIOS in this. Fascinating if he manages to win.
  Topic: Champion Sprint Gr 1 - 6fur.
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Subject: Champion Sprint Gr 1 - 6fur.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Hard to select one in the soft ground so perhaps consistency and gelding tick my boxes! So for me it is either KINROSS or ART POWER. I will make my choice when seeing them in the paddock.
  Topic: Queen Elizabeth 11 Gr 1 -8fur
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Subject: Queen Elizabeth 11 Gr 1 -8fur   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
If racing does go ahead at Ascot tomorrow I expect there will be many withdrawals. On good racing ground I would expect this to be between the Irish pair of PADDINGTON and TAHIYRA. On the straig ...
  Topic: Dewhurst Gr 1 - tomorrow
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Subject: Dewhurst Gr 1 - tomorrow   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Looks like CITY OF TROY is a walk-in. If you dont agree - what do you fancy?
  Topic: Great day for O'Brien sons
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Subject: Great day for O'Brien sons   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Great win by PORTA FORTUNA in the Gr 1 Cheveley Park at Newmarket today - value £155,952 and trained by Donnacha O'Brien. While in France - his brother Joseph O'Brien trained ISLANDINTHESTREAM to ...
  Topic: Doncaster St Leger
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Subject: Doncaster St Leger   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Nine go to post today - four trained by Aidan O'Brien. and.... three trained by John + Thady Gosden. How can racing continue like this. Now I am not knocking O'Brien or Gosden - they are the succes ...
  Topic: The Curragh Sunday - €2.6m prizemoney
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Subject: The Curragh Sunday - €2.6m prizemoney   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The Curragh Sunday will have four Gr 1 races - plus one Gr 2 on an eight race card for total daily prizemoney of €2.65million.
  Topic: Leopardstown Sat - €2.5m prizemoney
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Subject: Leopardstown Sat - €2.5m prizemoney   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
It looks like a great days racing this coming Saturday at Leopardstown where there is a total of €2.5million up for grabs. 2 x Gr 1 - 2 x Gr 2 - 1 x Gr 3 - 1 x Listed Race. The other 2 races are Ha ...
  Topic: Nunthorpe 5 fur Gr 1
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Subject: Nunthorpe 5 fur Gr 1   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Sixteen runners declared for todays Nunthorpe Stakes at York. One of the runners BIG EVS is a 2-y-o. The other runner that interests me is HIGHFIELD PRINCESS. It looks a fascinating race.
  Topic: KGVI+QE11 - eleven runners.
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Subject: KGVI+QE11 - eleven runners.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
BOLSHOI BALLET(GALILEO)
DEAUVILLE LEGEND(SEA THE STARS)
HAMISH(MOTIVATOR)
HUKUM(SEA THE STARS)
LUXEMBOURG(CAMELOT)
POINT LONSDALE(AUSTRALIA)
PYLEDRIVER(HARBOUR WATCH)
WESTOVER(FRANKEL)
EMILY U ...
  Topic: Irish Oaks today-8 runners.
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Subject: Irish Oaks today-8 runners.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
8 runners only in the Irish Oaks Gr 1 today at The Curragh. Aidan O'Brien trains FOUR of the EIGHT runners. His son Joseph also has a runner.
  Topic: Irish Derby - 2/July
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Subject: Irish Derby - 2/July   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Adelaide River -A P O'Brien

Auguste Rodin -A P O'Brien

Covent Garden -A P O'Brien

Peking Opera -A P O'Brien

Proud And Regal -Donnacha Aidan O'Brien

San Antonio -A P O'Brie ...
  Topic: Singapore racing
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Subject: Singapore racing   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Racing in Singapore will close down the end of next year. Is this a sign of the times worldwide? The racecourse will be used for housing development etc..
  Topic: Irish 2000Gns - Sat 27/May
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Subject: Irish 2000Gns - Sat 27/May   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Age Of Kings A P O'Brien
b c Kingman (GB) - Turret Rocks (IRE) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))

Alexander John Luke Comer
Dick Whittington (IRE) - Central Force (GB) (Pivotal (GB))

Bold Discovery ...
  Topic: UK 2000gns Gr1
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Subject: UK 2000gns Gr1   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Has Ryan Moore picked the right one? I am not so sure he has. I think Aidan O'brien has the winner and possibly one/two but in what order.
  Topic: Willie Mullins incredible success
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Subject: Willie Mullins incredible success   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Irish Trainer Willie Mullins had an incredible success with winners yesterday and today - In total 12 winners! Yesterday he had 3 at Cork €10,325-Hurdle, €9,145-Hurdle and €17,700 Chase. Whereas at ...
  Topic: Irish runners in Meydan
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Subject: Irish runners in Meydan   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Huge prizemoney in Meydan on Saturday and Aidan O'Brien has 3 runners with Ryan Moore on board. His runners are BROOME [Gr 2 16fur value £833,333] CAIRO [Gr 2 9.5fur value £833,333] ORDER OF AUSTRALI ...
  Topic: MAGNA GRECIA off to flying start
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Subject: MAGNA GRECIA off to flying start   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
First season 2yo sire MAGNA GRECIA got off to a flying start today at Saint Cloud when his son MYCONIAN won the 4.5 fur race earning £13,274. There were 13 runners and he was favourite too.
  Topic: Cheltenham Day Two
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Subject: Cheltenham Day Two   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The last race today is the Bumper. There are 24 runners. 10 of the runners are trained by Willie Mullins. Now that must be a record !
  Topic: Champion Hurdle - day one
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Subject: Champion Hurdle - day one   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The question I see is - by how many lengths will CONSTITUTION HILL win by?
I expect STATE MAN will be an easy second!
  Topic: Riyadh - Saudi Cup.
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Subject: Riyadh - Saudi Cup.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
With prizemoney worth £8,333,334. I just cannot understand why Irish, French and UK trainers did not have a runner. The 13 runners were 6 from Japan, 2 from USA and 5 from local trainers. I know i ...
  Topic: Leopardstown Irish Champion Hurdle
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Subject: Leopardstown Irish Champion Hurdle   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Huge crowds at the Leopardstown Two-Day Festival (over 18,000 attended yesterday). Todays Irish Champion Hurdle Grade 1 (€114,000 to the winner) only had five runners and STATE MAN was an impressi ...
  Topic: World's ten most expensive sires.
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Subject: World's ten most expensive sires.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I have just posted Racehorse ratings on the Racing Forum and I dont normally post on the Breeding Forum but I thought some comments might be made on the list of the world's most expensive sires in 20 ...
  Topic: 2022 European 2yo Ratings.
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Subject: 2022 European 2yo Ratings.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
124 Little Big Bear (IRE) C D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, M. Tabor & Westerberg Aidan O'Brien IRE 124
119 Blackbeard (IRE) C D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, M. Tabor & Westerberg Aidan O'Brien IRE 119 ...
  Topic: Longines World's Best Racehorse.
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Subject: Longines World's Best Racehorse.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
No real surprises in the Longines list of World's Best Racehorse.
FLIGHTLINE---140
BAAEED-------135
NATURE STRIP-126
EPICENTER and LIFE IS GOOD and VADENI---125
I think it is the highest since FR ...
  Topic: Willie Mullins top trainer.
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Subject: Willie Mullins top trainer.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Great day for Nat. Hunt trainer Willie Mullins who today trained six winners from the seven races at Leopardstown. He also trained a winner at Limerick. Interestingly, the race he didn't win at Leopar ...
  Topic: Irish Derby back to Sunday
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Subject: Irish Derby back to Sunday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The 2023 Irish Derby will be held on Sunday. It used to be on a Sunday but not since 2011. The Curragh Racecourse and Dubai Duty free have agreed an extension to their partnership and next years Iri ...
  Topic: Gordon Elliott runners are flying in.
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Subject: Gordon Elliott runners are flying in.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Gordon Elliott has trained 34 winners so far in the first 24 days of November. He is flying in with winners - a lot of them odds on too. Elliott has yet to be top trainer of the year but he is headi ...
  Topic: HEWICK wins American Grand National Steeplechase
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Subject: HEWICK wins American Grand National Steeplechase   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Trained in Ireland by John Hanlon, HEWICK won the American Grand National Steeplechase (Grade 1) at Far Hills Racecourse last night. He was ridden by Jordan Gainford. It was a great night for the Iri ...
  Topic: British Racing Champions Day - Saturday
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Subject: British Racing Champions Day - Saturday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
British Racing Champions Day tomorrow at Ascot is the last of the Flat great racing days 2022. There is massive prizemoney. We can hail what will probably be the last run for some Champion horses and ...
  Topic: Entries for Irish Racing
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Subject: Entries for Irish Racing   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Just as an example - I had a look at the entries for an ordinary race meeting at The Curragh next Thursday. One race is a 7fur H'Cap 3yo+ - value to the winner €6,490. There are 77 entries. Yes 77. ...
  Topic: Arc de Triomphe-20 declared
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Subject: Arc de Triomphe-20 declared   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Mishriff
Torquator Tasso
Mare Australis
Sealiway
Alenquer
Deep Bond
Broome
Stay Foolish
Mostahdaf
Mendocino
Titleholder
Bubble Gift
Grand Glory
Alpinista
Vadeni
Al Hakeem ...
  Topic: Curragh Sunday - 4 x Gr 1 races
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Subject: Curragh Sunday - 4 x Gr 1 races   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The Vincent O'Brien National Stakes Gr 1 - 7fur has only nine entries. Six trained by the O'Brien trio [4 Aidan and one each the sons]. The other three are trained by Charlie Fellows, Richard Hannon a ...
  Topic: Leopardstown - Great card for Saturday
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Subject: Leopardstown - Great card for Saturday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Leopardstown this coming Saturday has an eight race card of which there are 2 x Gr 1, 2 x Gr 2, 1 x Gr 3, 1 x Listed Race. The mile Gr 2 for 2yo's has 14 entries of which ten are trained by the O'Brie ...
  Topic: Buick on a roll
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Subject: Buick on a roll   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
William Buick rode five winners today at Goodwood. And would you believe the five winners were for five different trainers!. He sure is on a role.
  Topic: Juddmonte International today
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Subject: Juddmonte International today   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Can BAAEED continue his unbeaten record in todays Juddmonte International Gr 1 at York today? At first glance it doesn't look like a highclass field of seven runners. Looking at the field I think i ...
  Topic: Restructuring Racing
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Subject: Restructuring Racing   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Post bt Topofthehill »Tue Aug 02, 2022 17:46 pm
Tbf that;'s how racing has got here in the first place. The great and the good making decisions to enrich themselves. I'm afraid there is little anyone ...
  Topic: KGV+QE2 this Saturday
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Subject: KGV+QE2 this Saturday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Four days to go and there are only SIX entries for this world class Gr 1.BROOMMISHRIFFPYLEDRIVERTORQUATOR TASSOWESTOVEREMILY UPJOHN
  Topic: Cheltenham 2022
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Subject: Cheltenham 2022   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
National Hunt racing id not featured much on this site but today is the start of the 4-day Cheltenham Festival - the most important 4-day N.H. racing in the world. I am amazed by the number of Iris ...
  Topic: Eclipse Gr 1 - 4 run
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Subject: Eclipse Gr 1 - 4 run   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Addeybb -Tom Marquand -William Haggas
ch g Pivotal (GB) - Bush Cat (USA) (Kingmambo (USA))

Mishriff -David Egan -John & Thady Gosden
b c Make Believe (GB) - Contradict (GB) (Raven's Pa ...
  Topic: Irish Derby - Sat (17 declared)
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Subject: Irish Derby - Sat (17 declared)   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Arturo Toscanini -A P O'Brien
..........b c Galileo (IRE) - Snow Queen (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Carlisle Bay -A P O'Brien
..........b c Galileo (IRE) - Toogoodtobetrue (IRE) (Oasis Drea ...
  Topic: Epsom Oaks - Friday (14 declared)
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Subject: Epsom Oaks - Friday (14 declared)   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Divinely... A P O'Brien ...Seamie Heffernan
................. b f Galileo (IRE) - Red Evie (IRE) (Intikhab (USA))
Dubai Fountain ..... Mark Johnston ..... Franny Norton
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  Topic: Epsom Derby - saturday
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Subject: Epsom Derby - saturday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
41-22 Adayar - Charlie Appleby - Oisin Murphy

315-11 Bolshoi Ballet - A P O'Brien

1141-5 Gear Up - Mark Johnston

11-3 High Definition - A P O'Brien

1-11 Hurricane Lane - Charlie A ...
  Topic: Caravaggio
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Subject: Caravaggio   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
CARAVAGGIO had three runners in the 10 runner race at Navan today and they finished First, Fourth and Fifth. He has two more runners in Ireland tomorrow. That is five in the only 2yo races this weeke ...
  Topic: Leopardstown under GALILEO control!
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Subject: Leopardstown under GALILEO control!   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I dont usually post on the Breeding Forum but I thought todays racing at Leopardstown may be worth my comment. There are 8 races and 106 runners of which 13 runners are by the sire GALILEO. I al ...
  Topic: UK racing.
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Subject: UK racing.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Last weekend in the UK there were 7 Flat Meetings. A total of 50 Flat races of which only 4 were for two-year-olds. Only about 6 weeks before Royal Ascot and in 7 Meetings all over UK only 4 races ...
  Topic: 15 declared for 2000gns
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Subject: 15 declared for 2000gns   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Albadri -Hollie Doyle -Jane Chapple-Hyam
....b c Dandy Man (IRE) - Miss Legal Eagle (IRE) (Authorized (IRE))

Battleground -Frankie Dettori -A P O'Brien
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  Topic: Limerick and Ripon
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Subject: Limerick and Ripon   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
On Saturday there was Flat racing at both Limerick and Ripon. Here is a simple analysis I would like your thoughts on. At Limerick there were 120 runners in 7 races - (Average 17.14 per race). In R ...
  Topic: Huge number of Irish entries.
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Subject: Huge number of Irish entries.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I see there are 146 entries for a 2m4fur H'cap Hurdle in Wexford on Friday. My goodness, 146 entries ! What is happening in Irish Racing!Then there are 123 entries for a 2m4f Maiden Hurdle and 99 en ...
  Topic: Nat Hunt prizemoney in UK
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Subject: Nat Hunt prizemoney in UK   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Following up on the previous thread - here are details of the races today in UK at Mussleborough.

£18,768---Juvenile Hurdle
£18,768---H'cap Hurdle
£18,768---H'cap Hurdle
£18,768---H'cap Hurdle
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  Topic: Cheltenham- Irish trainers excell
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Subject: Cheltenham- Irish trainers excell   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Day one of Cheltenham and Irish trainers won five of the seven races. A terrific start. I thought APPRECIATE IT and HONEYSUCKLE were outstanding. Officially APPRECIATE IT won by a massive 24 length ...
  Topic: Australian Guineas
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Subject: Australian Guineas   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I see the Kennedy Australian Guineas Gr 1 at Flemington today had 15 runners and the winner LUNAR FOX was 300/1. The race was worth £339,887.64
  Topic: Godolphin Honoured in USA as outstanding owner
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Subject: Godolphin Honoured in USA as outstanding owner   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
For their results in 2020, Godolphin have been Honoured as Outstanding Owner.
They campaigned horses racing in North America which made 361 starts and compiled an 80-54-48 record. Total earnings fo ...
  Topic: 19% VAT on horses into UK ?
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Subject: 19% VAT on horses into UK ?   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I havent seen it in writing but on the radio this morning I heard something about a 19% VAT on horses into UK. For runners. the owners can apply to have the VAT amount returned after 3 months. Irish ...
 
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  Topic: Sun-Prix de Diane
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Subject: Sun-Prix de Diane   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Candala-- Chris Hayes
Paraiba --Tom Marquand
Survie --Stephane Pasquier
Sparkling Plenty-- Tony Piccone
Dance Sequence-- William Buick
Rock'N Swing --Mickael Barzalona
L'Equilibriste-- Hollie D ...
  Topic: Tue- St James's Palace Gr 1.
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Subject: Tue- St James's Palace Gr 1.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The following are still Declared:
Almaqam
Alyanaabi
Darlinghurst
Haatem
Henry Longfellow
Metropolitan
Mountain Bear
Notable Speech
River Tiber
Rosallion
Unquestionable

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  Topic: Belmont Stakes Gr 1.
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Subject: Belmont Stakes Gr 1.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Next Saturday will be the running of the third Triple Crown race - the Belmont. It will be run at Saratoga and has a great field including the winners of the Preakness and Kentucky Derby.

Seize t ...
  Topic: 12 runners in Oaks-Friday
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Subject: 12 runners in Oaks-Friday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Caught U Looking --N.Meade
Dance Sequence --C.Appleby
Ezeliya--D.Weld
Forest Fairy --R.Beckett
Making Dreams --K.Burke
Rubies Are Red -A.O'Brien
Seaward--R.Beckett
Secret Satire --A.Balding ...
  Topic: French Derby on Sunday.
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Subject: French Derby on Sunday.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The French Derby is run the day after the Epsom Derby. I dont have the list of 21 runners still in the race but the betting price forecast is as follows: 5 Diego Velazquez, 6 Fast Tracker, 8 Look De ...
  Topic: 20 left in Epsom Derby.
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Subject: 20 left in Epsom Derby.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Ambiente Friendly- James Fanshawe
Ancient Wisdom -Charlie Appleby
Bellum Justum- Andrew Balding
City Of Troy -Aidan O'Brien
Dallas Star -Adrian Murray
Dancing Gemini -Roger Teal
Deira Mile -Owen ...
  Topic: Irish 1000Gns on Sunday.
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Subject: Irish 1000Gns on Sunday.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Lilac Rolla- P Twomey
Alpheratz-Joseph G Murphy
Azada-D K Weld
Bluedrum-Mrs John Harrington
Buttons-A P O'Brien
Everlasting-A P O'Brien
Fallen Angel-K R Burke
Finsceal Luas-J S Bolger
Opera Si ...
  Topic: Irish 2000Gns
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Subject: Irish 2000Gns   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Atlantic Coast -Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Bright Stripes -A Oliver
Haatem -Richard Hannon
Henry Longfellow -A P O'Brien
Igor Stravinsky -A P O'Brien
Mountain Bear -A P O'Brien
River Tiber -A ...
  Topic: KABIRKHAN
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Subject: KABIRKHAN   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Can the four year old - that cost only US$12k - win the Dubai World Cup? He has won ten of his eleven starts (he was second in the Russian Derby). KABIRKHAN by CALIFORNIA CHROME. He has raced i ...
  Topic: Heffernan leaves Ballydoyle.
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Subject: Heffernan leaves Ballydoyle.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Seamie Heffernan has decided to end his 30 year association with Aidan O'Brien and from this year will go freelance. There was no falling out and it was his decision to go freelance from this year on ...
  Topic: Aintree Grand National
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Subject: Aintree Grand National   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The Aintree Grand National has a total of 95 entries this year. 60 of those entries are trained by Irish trainers. Also the multiple entries by certain owners makes one wonder where it is all going.
  Topic: Leopardstown 2 Day Festival.
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Subject: Leopardstown 2 Day Festival.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Eight Gr 1 N.H. races over two days and trainer Willie Mullins won ALL eight. He also has three seconds and three thirds! The prizemoney was fantastic. In todays Novice Chase Grade 1 - the prizemone ...
  Topic: Asian racing onthe slide.
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Subject: Asian racing onthe slide.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Here I quote from an article......Racing in Macau, the birthplace of racing in Asia, will end at the beginning of April after the government confirmed Jan. 15 it would remove the license allowing a de ...
  Topic: Naas Gr 1 Hurdle.
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Subject: Naas Gr 1 Hurdle.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Today at Naas there was a Gr 1 Hurdle. Seven runners. Mullins FOUR runners. Elliott TWO runners. De Bromhead ONE runner. and the winner was..... Mullins First, Second and Third.
  Topic: BHA are striking.....
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Subject: BHA are striking.....   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The BHA are proposing that top-class Handicaps Class 1 and 2, at major tracks in UK to have a restricted number of runners in a race by the same trainer. No more than four runners by the same traine ...
  Topic: Elliott trains six
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Subject: Elliott trains six   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
At Down Royal today there were 7 races and Gordon Elliott trained 6 winners. In the first race he had the favourite which fell early on but he still trained the winner with his second runner.
  Topic: Champions Fillies/Mares Gr 1 - 1m 3 1/2 fur.
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Subject: Champions Fillies/Mares Gr 1 - 1m 3 1/2 fur.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
It could be a great day for Frankie Dettori tomorrow his last day riding in UK (I think). In this race he is aboard FREE WIND and has a good chance in my book anyway.
  Topic: Champions Long Distance Gr 2 - 1m7 1/2 fur.
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Subject: Champions Long Distance Gr 2 - 1m7 1/2 fur.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Cant wait to see KYPRIOS in this. Fascinating if he manages to win.
  Topic: Champion Sprint Gr 1 - 6fur.
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Subject: Champion Sprint Gr 1 - 6fur.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Hard to select one in the soft ground so perhaps consistency and gelding tick my boxes! So for me it is either KINROSS or ART POWER. I will make my choice when seeing them in the paddock.
  Topic: Queen Elizabeth 11 Gr 1 -8fur
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Subject: Queen Elizabeth 11 Gr 1 -8fur   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
If racing does go ahead at Ascot tomorrow I expect there will be many withdrawals. On good racing ground I would expect this to be between the Irish pair of PADDINGTON and TAHIYRA. On the straig ...
  Topic: Dewhurst Gr 1 - tomorrow
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Subject: Dewhurst Gr 1 - tomorrow   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Looks like CITY OF TROY is a walk-in. If you dont agree - what do you fancy?
  Topic: Great day for O'Brien sons
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Subject: Great day for O'Brien sons   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Great win by PORTA FORTUNA in the Gr 1 Cheveley Park at Newmarket today - value £155,952 and trained by Donnacha O'Brien. While in France - his brother Joseph O'Brien trained ISLANDINTHESTREAM to ...
  Topic: Doncaster St Leger
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Subject: Doncaster St Leger   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Nine go to post today - four trained by Aidan O'Brien. and.... three trained by John + Thady Gosden. How can racing continue like this. Now I am not knocking O'Brien or Gosden - they are the succes ...
  Topic: The Curragh Sunday - €2.6m prizemoney
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Subject: The Curragh Sunday - €2.6m prizemoney   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The Curragh Sunday will have four Gr 1 races - plus one Gr 2 on an eight race card for total daily prizemoney of €2.65million.
  Topic: Leopardstown Sat - €2.5m prizemoney
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Subject: Leopardstown Sat - €2.5m prizemoney   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
It looks like a great days racing this coming Saturday at Leopardstown where there is a total of €2.5million up for grabs. 2 x Gr 1 - 2 x Gr 2 - 1 x Gr 3 - 1 x Listed Race. The other 2 races are Ha ...
  Topic: Nunthorpe 5 fur Gr 1
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Subject: Nunthorpe 5 fur Gr 1   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Sixteen runners declared for todays Nunthorpe Stakes at York. One of the runners BIG EVS is a 2-y-o. The other runner that interests me is HIGHFIELD PRINCESS. It looks a fascinating race.
  Topic: KGVI+QE11 - eleven runners.
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Subject: KGVI+QE11 - eleven runners.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
BOLSHOI BALLET(GALILEO)
DEAUVILLE LEGEND(SEA THE STARS)
HAMISH(MOTIVATOR)
HUKUM(SEA THE STARS)
LUXEMBOURG(CAMELOT)
POINT LONSDALE(AUSTRALIA)
PYLEDRIVER(HARBOUR WATCH)
WESTOVER(FRANKEL)
EMILY U ...
  Topic: Irish Oaks today-8 runners.
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Subject: Irish Oaks today-8 runners.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
8 runners only in the Irish Oaks Gr 1 today at The Curragh. Aidan O'Brien trains FOUR of the EIGHT runners. His son Joseph also has a runner.
  Topic: Irish Derby - 2/July
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Subject: Irish Derby - 2/July   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Adelaide River -A P O'Brien

Auguste Rodin -A P O'Brien

Covent Garden -A P O'Brien

Peking Opera -A P O'Brien

Proud And Regal -Donnacha Aidan O'Brien

San Antonio -A P O'Brie ...
  Topic: Singapore racing
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Subject: Singapore racing   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Racing in Singapore will close down the end of next year. Is this a sign of the times worldwide? The racecourse will be used for housing development etc..
  Topic: Irish 2000Gns - Sat 27/May
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Subject: Irish 2000Gns - Sat 27/May   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Age Of Kings A P O'Brien
b c Kingman (GB) - Turret Rocks (IRE) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))

Alexander John Luke Comer
Dick Whittington (IRE) - Central Force (GB) (Pivotal (GB))

Bold Discovery ...
  Topic: UK 2000gns Gr1
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Subject: UK 2000gns Gr1   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Has Ryan Moore picked the right one? I am not so sure he has. I think Aidan O'brien has the winner and possibly one/two but in what order.
  Topic: Willie Mullins incredible success
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Subject: Willie Mullins incredible success   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Irish Trainer Willie Mullins had an incredible success with winners yesterday and today - In total 12 winners! Yesterday he had 3 at Cork €10,325-Hurdle, €9,145-Hurdle and €17,700 Chase. Whereas at ...
  Topic: Irish runners in Meydan
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Subject: Irish runners in Meydan   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Huge prizemoney in Meydan on Saturday and Aidan O'Brien has 3 runners with Ryan Moore on board. His runners are BROOME [Gr 2 16fur value £833,333] CAIRO [Gr 2 9.5fur value £833,333] ORDER OF AUSTRALI ...
  Topic: MAGNA GRECIA off to flying start
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Subject: MAGNA GRECIA off to flying start   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
First season 2yo sire MAGNA GRECIA got off to a flying start today at Saint Cloud when his son MYCONIAN won the 4.5 fur race earning £13,274. There were 13 runners and he was favourite too.
  Topic: Cheltenham Day Two
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Subject: Cheltenham Day Two   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The last race today is the Bumper. There are 24 runners. 10 of the runners are trained by Willie Mullins. Now that must be a record !
  Topic: Champion Hurdle - day one
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Subject: Champion Hurdle - day one   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The question I see is - by how many lengths will CONSTITUTION HILL win by?
I expect STATE MAN will be an easy second!
  Topic: Riyadh - Saudi Cup.
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Subject: Riyadh - Saudi Cup.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
With prizemoney worth £8,333,334. I just cannot understand why Irish, French and UK trainers did not have a runner. The 13 runners were 6 from Japan, 2 from USA and 5 from local trainers. I know i ...
  Topic: Leopardstown Irish Champion Hurdle
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Subject: Leopardstown Irish Champion Hurdle   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Huge crowds at the Leopardstown Two-Day Festival (over 18,000 attended yesterday). Todays Irish Champion Hurdle Grade 1 (€114,000 to the winner) only had five runners and STATE MAN was an impressi ...
  Topic: World's ten most expensive sires.
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Subject: World's ten most expensive sires.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I have just posted Racehorse ratings on the Racing Forum and I dont normally post on the Breeding Forum but I thought some comments might be made on the list of the world's most expensive sires in 20 ...
  Topic: 2022 European 2yo Ratings.
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Subject: 2022 European 2yo Ratings.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
124 Little Big Bear (IRE) C D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, M. Tabor & Westerberg Aidan O'Brien IRE 124
119 Blackbeard (IRE) C D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, M. Tabor & Westerberg Aidan O'Brien IRE 119 ...
  Topic: Longines World's Best Racehorse.
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Subject: Longines World's Best Racehorse.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
No real surprises in the Longines list of World's Best Racehorse.
FLIGHTLINE---140
BAAEED-------135
NATURE STRIP-126
EPICENTER and LIFE IS GOOD and VADENI---125
I think it is the highest since FR ...
  Topic: Willie Mullins top trainer.
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Subject: Willie Mullins top trainer.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Great day for Nat. Hunt trainer Willie Mullins who today trained six winners from the seven races at Leopardstown. He also trained a winner at Limerick. Interestingly, the race he didn't win at Leopar ...
  Topic: Irish Derby back to Sunday
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Subject: Irish Derby back to Sunday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The 2023 Irish Derby will be held on Sunday. It used to be on a Sunday but not since 2011. The Curragh Racecourse and Dubai Duty free have agreed an extension to their partnership and next years Iri ...
  Topic: Gordon Elliott runners are flying in.
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Subject: Gordon Elliott runners are flying in.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Gordon Elliott has trained 34 winners so far in the first 24 days of November. He is flying in with winners - a lot of them odds on too. Elliott has yet to be top trainer of the year but he is headi ...
  Topic: HEWICK wins American Grand National Steeplechase
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Subject: HEWICK wins American Grand National Steeplechase   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Trained in Ireland by John Hanlon, HEWICK won the American Grand National Steeplechase (Grade 1) at Far Hills Racecourse last night. He was ridden by Jordan Gainford. It was a great night for the Iri ...
  Topic: British Racing Champions Day - Saturday
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Subject: British Racing Champions Day - Saturday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
British Racing Champions Day tomorrow at Ascot is the last of the Flat great racing days 2022. There is massive prizemoney. We can hail what will probably be the last run for some Champion horses and ...
  Topic: Entries for Irish Racing
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Subject: Entries for Irish Racing   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Just as an example - I had a look at the entries for an ordinary race meeting at The Curragh next Thursday. One race is a 7fur H'Cap 3yo+ - value to the winner €6,490. There are 77 entries. Yes 77. ...
  Topic: Arc de Triomphe-20 declared
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Subject: Arc de Triomphe-20 declared   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Mishriff
Torquator Tasso
Mare Australis
Sealiway
Alenquer
Deep Bond
Broome
Stay Foolish
Mostahdaf
Mendocino
Titleholder
Bubble Gift
Grand Glory
Alpinista
Vadeni
Al Hakeem ...
  Topic: Curragh Sunday - 4 x Gr 1 races
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Subject: Curragh Sunday - 4 x Gr 1 races   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The Vincent O'Brien National Stakes Gr 1 - 7fur has only nine entries. Six trained by the O'Brien trio [4 Aidan and one each the sons]. The other three are trained by Charlie Fellows, Richard Hannon a ...
  Topic: Leopardstown - Great card for Saturday
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Subject: Leopardstown - Great card for Saturday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Leopardstown this coming Saturday has an eight race card of which there are 2 x Gr 1, 2 x Gr 2, 1 x Gr 3, 1 x Listed Race. The mile Gr 2 for 2yo's has 14 entries of which ten are trained by the O'Brie ...
  Topic: Buick on a roll
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Subject: Buick on a roll   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
William Buick rode five winners today at Goodwood. And would you believe the five winners were for five different trainers!. He sure is on a role.
  Topic: Juddmonte International today
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Subject: Juddmonte International today   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Can BAAEED continue his unbeaten record in todays Juddmonte International Gr 1 at York today? At first glance it doesn't look like a highclass field of seven runners. Looking at the field I think i ...
  Topic: Restructuring Racing
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Subject: Restructuring Racing   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
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Tbf that;'s how racing has got here in the first place. The great and the good making decisions to enrich themselves. I'm afraid there is little anyone ...
  Topic: KGV+QE2 this Saturday
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Subject: KGV+QE2 this Saturday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Four days to go and there are only SIX entries for this world class Gr 1.BROOMMISHRIFFPYLEDRIVERTORQUATOR TASSOWESTOVEREMILY UPJOHN
  Topic: Cheltenham 2022
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Subject: Cheltenham 2022   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
National Hunt racing id not featured much on this site but today is the start of the 4-day Cheltenham Festival - the most important 4-day N.H. racing in the world. I am amazed by the number of Iris ...
  Topic: Eclipse Gr 1 - 4 run
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Subject: Eclipse Gr 1 - 4 run   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Addeybb -Tom Marquand -William Haggas
ch g Pivotal (GB) - Bush Cat (USA) (Kingmambo (USA))

Mishriff -David Egan -John & Thady Gosden
b c Make Believe (GB) - Contradict (GB) (Raven's Pa ...
  Topic: Irish Derby - Sat (17 declared)
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Subject: Irish Derby - Sat (17 declared)   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Arturo Toscanini -A P O'Brien
..........b c Galileo (IRE) - Snow Queen (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Carlisle Bay -A P O'Brien
..........b c Galileo (IRE) - Toogoodtobetrue (IRE) (Oasis Drea ...
  Topic: Epsom Oaks - Friday (14 declared)
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Subject: Epsom Oaks - Friday (14 declared)   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Divinely... A P O'Brien ...Seamie Heffernan
................. b f Galileo (IRE) - Red Evie (IRE) (Intikhab (USA))
Dubai Fountain ..... Mark Johnston ..... Franny Norton
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  Topic: Epsom Derby - saturday
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Subject: Epsom Derby - saturday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
41-22 Adayar - Charlie Appleby - Oisin Murphy

315-11 Bolshoi Ballet - A P O'Brien

1141-5 Gear Up - Mark Johnston

11-3 High Definition - A P O'Brien

1-11 Hurricane Lane - Charlie A ...
  Topic: Caravaggio
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Subject: Caravaggio   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
CARAVAGGIO had three runners in the 10 runner race at Navan today and they finished First, Fourth and Fifth. He has two more runners in Ireland tomorrow. That is five in the only 2yo races this weeke ...
  Topic: Leopardstown under GALILEO control!
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Subject: Leopardstown under GALILEO control!   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I dont usually post on the Breeding Forum but I thought todays racing at Leopardstown may be worth my comment. There are 8 races and 106 runners of which 13 runners are by the sire GALILEO. I al ...
  Topic: UK racing.
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Subject: UK racing.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Last weekend in the UK there were 7 Flat Meetings. A total of 50 Flat races of which only 4 were for two-year-olds. Only about 6 weeks before Royal Ascot and in 7 Meetings all over UK only 4 races ...
  Topic: 15 declared for 2000gns
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Subject: 15 declared for 2000gns   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Albadri -Hollie Doyle -Jane Chapple-Hyam
....b c Dandy Man (IRE) - Miss Legal Eagle (IRE) (Authorized (IRE))

Battleground -Frankie Dettori -A P O'Brien
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  Topic: Limerick and Ripon
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Subject: Limerick and Ripon   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
On Saturday there was Flat racing at both Limerick and Ripon. Here is a simple analysis I would like your thoughts on. At Limerick there were 120 runners in 7 races - (Average 17.14 per race). In R ...
  Topic: Huge number of Irish entries.
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Subject: Huge number of Irish entries.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I see there are 146 entries for a 2m4fur H'cap Hurdle in Wexford on Friday. My goodness, 146 entries ! What is happening in Irish Racing!Then there are 123 entries for a 2m4f Maiden Hurdle and 99 en ...
  Topic: Nat Hunt prizemoney in UK
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Subject: Nat Hunt prizemoney in UK   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Following up on the previous thread - here are details of the races today in UK at Mussleborough.

£18,768---Juvenile Hurdle
£18,768---H'cap Hurdle
£18,768---H'cap Hurdle
£18,768---H'cap Hurdle
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  Topic: Cheltenham- Irish trainers excell
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Subject: Cheltenham- Irish trainers excell   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Day one of Cheltenham and Irish trainers won five of the seven races. A terrific start. I thought APPRECIATE IT and HONEYSUCKLE were outstanding. Officially APPRECIATE IT won by a massive 24 length ...
  Topic: Australian Guineas
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Subject: Australian Guineas   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I see the Kennedy Australian Guineas Gr 1 at Flemington today had 15 runners and the winner LUNAR FOX was 300/1. The race was worth £339,887.64
  Topic: Godolphin Honoured in USA as outstanding owner
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Subject: Godolphin Honoured in USA as outstanding owner   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
For their results in 2020, Godolphin have been Honoured as Outstanding Owner.
They campaigned horses racing in North America which made 361 starts and compiled an 80-54-48 record. Total earnings fo ...
  Topic: 19% VAT on horses into UK ?
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Subject: 19% VAT on horses into UK ?   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I havent seen it in writing but on the radio this morning I heard something about a 19% VAT on horses into UK. For runners. the owners can apply to have the VAT amount returned after 3 months. Irish ...
 
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