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  Topic: New CEO for the BHA
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Subject: New CEO for the BHA   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The current CEO for the BHA has announced she is leaving at the end of the year. Thank goodness! The new CEO will have an even harder job to get the sport into some sort of sustainable condition. Firs ...
  Topic: Mayson Pedigree comments
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Subject: Mayson Pedigree comments   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I didn't like him much, he appeared to be a mudlark and was very inconsistent, when things were in his favour he was smart but he ran a few really bad races. His pedigree looks OK on most platforms I ...
  Topic: Premier Racing is Dead
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Subject: Premier Racing is Dead   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Premier Racing is dead. Just as predicted the outdated policy has not exactly worked as the BHA had expected. Crowds are still well down on last year and the future of racing in the UK is looking incr ...
  Topic: Help with No Nay Never
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Subject: Help with No Nay Never   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I went to look at a potential mare at the sales today. She was by No Nay Never out of a Galileo mare. Nice enough, but quite small and very light framed and turned out on both fore. To me she was ALL ...
  Topic: Inbreeding second time around
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Subject: Inbreeding second time around   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I am going to revisit a recent post on inbreeding, but with a caveat. I am using my definition of the coefficient of inbreeding, nothing else. I am going to get very grumpy if this starts to turn in t ...
  Topic: Inbreeding could it be this simple.
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Subject: Inbreeding could it be this simple.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
It’s a horrible wet and not so warm day here so I am confined to the office for the morning at least. I was thinking about inbreeding and how inbreeding to some horses appears to be very negative yet ...
  Topic: Tattersalls Dec Mares 23
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Subject: Tattersalls Dec Mares 23   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Anyone been through the catalogue? I have been through at least 3 times and I have only a very short list of possible lots. My process is fairly strict but I would normally have double what I have so ...
  Topic: Ascot Saturday
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Subject: Ascot Saturday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
At Ascot on saturday the going was not bad and it was a cold but reasonable winters day. 7 races 38 runners including the one that didn't start, about 200K in prizes. 5.5 runners per race average how ...
  Topic: Racing Post has become voice of BHA
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Subject: Racing Post has become voice of BHA   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I am astonished that the Racing Post these days hardly ever challenges the BHA or the ex BHA chiefs. This weeks Front Page podcast is a prime example. They seem unable or unwilling to say this is wron ...
  Topic: Hypocracy
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Subject: Hypocracy   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I noticed in an article in the Racing Post that former BHA Chief Executive Nick Rust was calling for ‘Bold Change’ to be made in order to turn British Racing around. He warned that the current changes ...
  Topic: Champions Day?
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Subject: Champions Day?   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Well here we go again, its mid October and this weekend its Champions Day at Ascot. The going early this week at Ascot was Soft. We are expecting a serious amount of rain tonight and tomorrow, some es ...
  Topic: Continuous
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Subject: Continuous   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
St Leger winner Continuous (Hearts Cry ex Fluff x Galileo) has a pretty classy pedigree, and an interesting one too.
His sire Hearts Cry (Sunday Silence) was a high level performer in Japan and trave ...
  Topic: Race Distances
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Subject: Race Distances   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Don’t you all think its about time that race distances were run and published over proper distances. Ever since the BHA or whoever was administering racing decided to make the racecourses re measure t ...
  Topic: Shergar Cup.
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Subject: Shergar Cup.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I saw a headline on the Racing Post website today 'How to make the Shergar Cup Pay', obviously some know it all pundit with a tipping service. More pressing however is 'How to make the Shergar Cup INT ...
  Topic: CITY OF TROY
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Subject: CITY OF TROY   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
What an impressive performance from City of Troy in the G2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket yesterday. His demeanour was just a little 'spooky' he was completely unfazed by everything about him and the ...
  Topic: Israr
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Subject: Israr   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
What a very good performance yesterday from a progressive horse that looks to be going into the very top grade soon. He is an extremely attractive horse too he looks a lot like Sea The Stars (his dam ...
  Topic: Mostahdaf (smart performer?)
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Subject: Mostahdaf (smart performer?)   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The performance that has impressed me the most so far is that of Mostahdaf, (Frankel ex Handassa). Firstly the race was very solid the runners were relatively closely matched and 5 of the 6 runners we ...
  Topic: Maximum Respect RP
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Subject: Maximum Respect RP   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Mawj was a good winner of the 1000 gns and she was picked out by RP 9 or 10 months ago so RESPECT. She had definitely been given the Dubai treatment and looked a completely different filly from last y ...
  Topic: Cheltenham 2023
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Subject: Cheltenham 2023   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The supreme festival of Jump Racing is going to run on a bog again. The track have been watering all 3 courses for at least a month and now we have just had a lot of rain and snow with more forecast f ...
  Topic: Dry January
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Subject: Dry January   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Is anyone here doing a dry January, in Newmarket everyone seems to be doing it and some are also going through February. Personally I think its starting to drag!
  Topic: Meeting to discuss the strucural reform of racing.
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Subject: Meeting to discuss the strucural reform of racing.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I am deeply disturbed by the fact that there is currently a meeting discussing the changes to the structure of racing. Why am I concerned? because in none of the preamble to the meeting about increasi ...
  Topic: 2022 Sales Season
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Subject: 2022 Sales Season   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I am off to Italy for a few days and taking my Tattersalls catalogues along for some serious research. This year I am adding a new metric. For mares with progeny there is a very telling line in the en ...
  Topic: Best (or worst) Named Horses
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Subject: Best (or worst) Named Horses   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Just something that took my eye from the Tattersalls August Sale Catalogue. A gelding that has been named Limited Ability. Last 3 starts 8/9 class 6 handicap at Yarmouth, 9/11 class 5 WFA Wolverhampto ...
  Topic: Attendance at Racecourses.
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Subject: Attendance at Racecourses.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Did anyone spot the crowd at Newmarket last week, I understand that on Saturday the crowd was down about 14% on pre covid levels. I think Ascot was down nearly 24% and even York was slightly down. Gen ...
  Topic: This really surprised me!
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Subject: This really surprised me!   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
In a recent paper comparing the breeze times of horses in the Breeze Up Sales over the past few years and the relationship between times and racing performance I was very surprised by one major statis ...
  Topic: More than the sum of the parts
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Subject: More than the sum of the parts   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I have been very busy working through pedigrees for clients and as you all know I spend hours looking at statistics and numbers and trends and results and so on. I like to think I deal in facts but I ...
  Topic: A blast from the past!
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Subject: A blast from the past!   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Can something be deeply depressing and at the same time a little bit uplifting. Well for us racing and breeding nutcases I think there is a positive answer. I have always kept my old copies of Pacemak ...
  Topic: St Mark's Basilica
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Subject: St Mark's Basilica   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
St Mark’s Basillica (Siyouni ex Cabaret x Galileo) is retired to stud. A G1 winning 2yo and a multiple G1 winning 3yo at distances up to 10 furlongs. He had a very high level of form winning 2 French ...
  Topic: Maybe it is something
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Subject: Maybe it is something   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Just back from my annual trip to Italy. The regulations mostly unnecessary and a real bore didn’t take the edge of the event it was so good to get away. I must be one of the most tested people in the ...
  Topic: Something or Nothing
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Subject: Something or Nothing   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
An interesting result from Woodbine on Sunday in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly stakes over 10 furlongs on Turf. The winner was a filly Mutamakina. She is by Nathaniel ex Joshua’s Princess by Danehill. Wel ...
  Topic: Starman
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Subject: Starman   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Starman (Dutch Art ex Northern Star x Montjeu) winner of the July Cup has an unusual but also interesting pedigree. It is interesting on several levels. It is a really international pedigree and you c ...
  Topic: Interesting Result In France on Sunday
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Subject: Interesting Result In France on Sunday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I was catching up with the results from France over the weekend and noticed a nice winner by Ruler of The World in the Prix du Lys (G3). Ruler of The World is a horse I liked very much and one that I ...
  Topic: Montjeu as broodmare sire
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Subject: Montjeu as broodmare sire   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Wonderful Tonight: another really good one out of a Montjeu mare. Looks like the mare has never gone off the owners stud and now there is little reason. The Vidal’s are pretty clued up breeders and ha ...
  Topic: Not sure where this should be Galileo and Coolmore
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Subject: Not sure where this should be Galileo and Coolmore   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
While we have just had a weekend of classic races and it is always unwise to interpret a ‘snapshot’ of form too literally it does seem to indicate a couple of things that we have discussed on this and ...
  Topic: Mac Swiney
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Subject: Mac Swiney   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
There was an interesting article in the Racing Post about Mac Swiney and how his genetic profile is CT and that his dam was a TT. I have no feelings about that. But it seems to be slightly at odds wit ...
  Topic: 2021 Derby Trials
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Subject: 2021 Derby Trials   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Well the trials have just about all taken place and I have to confess that I am a bit underwhelmed by the quality of the field for this year’s Derby. The Dante is generally a fairly informative rac ...
  Topic: Montjeu as broodmare sire
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Subject: Montjeu as broodmare sire   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
A few months ago we were discussing Montjeu both as a sire and as a broodmare sire, and the thing that got me interested in him is how often he is found in the pedigree of high class sprinters and mil ...
  Topic: Broome
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Subject: Broome   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
It was really pleasing to see Broome win this weekend. I always held a pretty good opinion of him. I have no idea how what we are led to believe is the most professional training organisation in Europ ...
  Topic: Mares That are NOT particularly maternal
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Subject: Mares That are NOT particularly maternal   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Does anyone here have any experience with a mare who is not a particularly good mother. Do they get better as you breed from them or are they just going to be horrible to all their foals. If that is t ...
  Topic: Galileo are we reaching the end.
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Subject: Galileo are we reaching the end.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I was at it with the numbers again the other day and I didn't realise just what I was looking at. I had to go back and check again and again. I arranged the 2020 runners in order from highest rating t ...
  Topic: Grand Prix du Jockey Club
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Subject: Grand Prix du Jockey Club   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
In 2005 the French authority changed the distance of their premiere staying classic from 2400 m to 2100 m. There was much discussion about the merits and consequences, and whether we in the UK and Ire ...
  Topic: Numbers really are fascinating
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Subject: Numbers really are fascinating   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I am never surprised to find that whenever I look at a page of statistics, just plain numbers really, a whole collective of stories are revealed. Some interesting, some challenging and some just puzzl ...
 
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  Topic: New CEO for the BHA
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Subject: New CEO for the BHA   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The current CEO for the BHA has announced she is leaving at the end of the year. Thank goodness! The new CEO will have an even harder job to get the sport into some sort of sustainable condition. Firs ...
  Topic: Mayson Pedigree comments
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Subject: Mayson Pedigree comments   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I didn't like him much, he appeared to be a mudlark and was very inconsistent, when things were in his favour he was smart but he ran a few really bad races. His pedigree looks OK on most platforms I ...
  Topic: Premier Racing is Dead
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Subject: Premier Racing is Dead   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Premier Racing is dead. Just as predicted the outdated policy has not exactly worked as the BHA had expected. Crowds are still well down on last year and the future of racing in the UK is looking incr ...
  Topic: Help with No Nay Never
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Subject: Help with No Nay Never   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I went to look at a potential mare at the sales today. She was by No Nay Never out of a Galileo mare. Nice enough, but quite small and very light framed and turned out on both fore. To me she was ALL ...
  Topic: Inbreeding second time around
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Subject: Inbreeding second time around   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I am going to revisit a recent post on inbreeding, but with a caveat. I am using my definition of the coefficient of inbreeding, nothing else. I am going to get very grumpy if this starts to turn in t ...
  Topic: Inbreeding could it be this simple.
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Subject: Inbreeding could it be this simple.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
It’s a horrible wet and not so warm day here so I am confined to the office for the morning at least. I was thinking about inbreeding and how inbreeding to some horses appears to be very negative yet ...
  Topic: Tattersalls Dec Mares 23
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Subject: Tattersalls Dec Mares 23   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Anyone been through the catalogue? I have been through at least 3 times and I have only a very short list of possible lots. My process is fairly strict but I would normally have double what I have so ...
  Topic: Ascot Saturday
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Subject: Ascot Saturday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
At Ascot on saturday the going was not bad and it was a cold but reasonable winters day. 7 races 38 runners including the one that didn't start, about 200K in prizes. 5.5 runners per race average how ...
  Topic: Racing Post has become voice of BHA
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Subject: Racing Post has become voice of BHA   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I am astonished that the Racing Post these days hardly ever challenges the BHA or the ex BHA chiefs. This weeks Front Page podcast is a prime example. They seem unable or unwilling to say this is wron ...
  Topic: Hypocracy
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Subject: Hypocracy   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I noticed in an article in the Racing Post that former BHA Chief Executive Nick Rust was calling for ‘Bold Change’ to be made in order to turn British Racing around. He warned that the current changes ...
  Topic: Champions Day?
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Subject: Champions Day?   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Well here we go again, its mid October and this weekend its Champions Day at Ascot. The going early this week at Ascot was Soft. We are expecting a serious amount of rain tonight and tomorrow, some es ...
  Topic: Continuous
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Subject: Continuous   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
St Leger winner Continuous (Hearts Cry ex Fluff x Galileo) has a pretty classy pedigree, and an interesting one too.
His sire Hearts Cry (Sunday Silence) was a high level performer in Japan and trave ...
  Topic: Race Distances
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Subject: Race Distances   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Don’t you all think its about time that race distances were run and published over proper distances. Ever since the BHA or whoever was administering racing decided to make the racecourses re measure t ...
  Topic: Shergar Cup.
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Subject: Shergar Cup.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I saw a headline on the Racing Post website today 'How to make the Shergar Cup Pay', obviously some know it all pundit with a tipping service. More pressing however is 'How to make the Shergar Cup INT ...
  Topic: CITY OF TROY
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Subject: CITY OF TROY   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
What an impressive performance from City of Troy in the G2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket yesterday. His demeanour was just a little 'spooky' he was completely unfazed by everything about him and the ...
  Topic: Israr
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Subject: Israr   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
What a very good performance yesterday from a progressive horse that looks to be going into the very top grade soon. He is an extremely attractive horse too he looks a lot like Sea The Stars (his dam ...
  Topic: Mostahdaf (smart performer?)
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Subject: Mostahdaf (smart performer?)   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The performance that has impressed me the most so far is that of Mostahdaf, (Frankel ex Handassa). Firstly the race was very solid the runners were relatively closely matched and 5 of the 6 runners we ...
  Topic: Maximum Respect RP
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Subject: Maximum Respect RP   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Mawj was a good winner of the 1000 gns and she was picked out by RP 9 or 10 months ago so RESPECT. She had definitely been given the Dubai treatment and looked a completely different filly from last y ...
  Topic: Cheltenham 2023
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Subject: Cheltenham 2023   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
The supreme festival of Jump Racing is going to run on a bog again. The track have been watering all 3 courses for at least a month and now we have just had a lot of rain and snow with more forecast f ...
  Topic: Dry January
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Subject: Dry January   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Is anyone here doing a dry January, in Newmarket everyone seems to be doing it and some are also going through February. Personally I think its starting to drag!
  Topic: Meeting to discuss the strucural reform of racing.
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Subject: Meeting to discuss the strucural reform of racing.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I am deeply disturbed by the fact that there is currently a meeting discussing the changes to the structure of racing. Why am I concerned? because in none of the preamble to the meeting about increasi ...
  Topic: 2022 Sales Season
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Subject: 2022 Sales Season   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I am off to Italy for a few days and taking my Tattersalls catalogues along for some serious research. This year I am adding a new metric. For mares with progeny there is a very telling line in the en ...
  Topic: Best (or worst) Named Horses
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Subject: Best (or worst) Named Horses   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Just something that took my eye from the Tattersalls August Sale Catalogue. A gelding that has been named Limited Ability. Last 3 starts 8/9 class 6 handicap at Yarmouth, 9/11 class 5 WFA Wolverhampto ...
  Topic: Attendance at Racecourses.
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Subject: Attendance at Racecourses.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Did anyone spot the crowd at Newmarket last week, I understand that on Saturday the crowd was down about 14% on pre covid levels. I think Ascot was down nearly 24% and even York was slightly down. Gen ...
  Topic: This really surprised me!
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Subject: This really surprised me!   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
In a recent paper comparing the breeze times of horses in the Breeze Up Sales over the past few years and the relationship between times and racing performance I was very surprised by one major statis ...
  Topic: More than the sum of the parts
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Subject: More than the sum of the parts   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I have been very busy working through pedigrees for clients and as you all know I spend hours looking at statistics and numbers and trends and results and so on. I like to think I deal in facts but I ...
  Topic: A blast from the past!
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Subject: A blast from the past!   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Can something be deeply depressing and at the same time a little bit uplifting. Well for us racing and breeding nutcases I think there is a positive answer. I have always kept my old copies of Pacemak ...
  Topic: St Mark's Basilica
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Subject: St Mark's Basilica   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
St Mark’s Basillica (Siyouni ex Cabaret x Galileo) is retired to stud. A G1 winning 2yo and a multiple G1 winning 3yo at distances up to 10 furlongs. He had a very high level of form winning 2 French ...
  Topic: Maybe it is something
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Subject: Maybe it is something   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Just back from my annual trip to Italy. The regulations mostly unnecessary and a real bore didn’t take the edge of the event it was so good to get away. I must be one of the most tested people in the ...
  Topic: Something or Nothing
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Subject: Something or Nothing   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
An interesting result from Woodbine on Sunday in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly stakes over 10 furlongs on Turf. The winner was a filly Mutamakina. She is by Nathaniel ex Joshua’s Princess by Danehill. Wel ...
  Topic: Starman
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Subject: Starman   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Starman (Dutch Art ex Northern Star x Montjeu) winner of the July Cup has an unusual but also interesting pedigree. It is interesting on several levels. It is a really international pedigree and you c ...
  Topic: Interesting Result In France on Sunday
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Subject: Interesting Result In France on Sunday   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I was catching up with the results from France over the weekend and noticed a nice winner by Ruler of The World in the Prix du Lys (G3). Ruler of The World is a horse I liked very much and one that I ...
  Topic: Montjeu as broodmare sire
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Subject: Montjeu as broodmare sire   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Wonderful Tonight: another really good one out of a Montjeu mare. Looks like the mare has never gone off the owners stud and now there is little reason. The Vidal’s are pretty clued up breeders and ha ...
  Topic: Not sure where this should be Galileo and Coolmore
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Subject: Not sure where this should be Galileo and Coolmore   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
While we have just had a weekend of classic races and it is always unwise to interpret a ‘snapshot’ of form too literally it does seem to indicate a couple of things that we have discussed on this and ...
  Topic: Mac Swiney
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Subject: Mac Swiney   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
There was an interesting article in the Racing Post about Mac Swiney and how his genetic profile is CT and that his dam was a TT. I have no feelings about that. But it seems to be slightly at odds wit ...
  Topic: 2021 Derby Trials
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Subject: 2021 Derby Trials   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Well the trials have just about all taken place and I have to confess that I am a bit underwhelmed by the quality of the field for this year’s Derby. The Dante is generally a fairly informative rac ...
  Topic: Montjeu as broodmare sire
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Subject: Montjeu as broodmare sire   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
A few months ago we were discussing Montjeu both as a sire and as a broodmare sire, and the thing that got me interested in him is how often he is found in the pedigree of high class sprinters and mil ...
  Topic: Broome
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Subject: Broome   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
It was really pleasing to see Broome win this weekend. I always held a pretty good opinion of him. I have no idea how what we are led to believe is the most professional training organisation in Europ ...
  Topic: Mares That are NOT particularly maternal
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Subject: Mares That are NOT particularly maternal   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
Does anyone here have any experience with a mare who is not a particularly good mother. Do they get better as you breed from them or are they just going to be horrible to all their foals. If that is t ...
  Topic: Galileo are we reaching the end.
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Subject: Galileo are we reaching the end.   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I was at it with the numbers again the other day and I didn't realise just what I was looking at. I had to go back and check again and again. I arranged the 2020 runners in order from highest rating t ...
  Topic: Grand Prix du Jockey Club
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Subject: Grand Prix du Jockey Club   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
In 2005 the French authority changed the distance of their premiere staying classic from 2400 m to 2100 m. There was much discussion about the merits and consequences, and whether we in the UK and Ire ...
  Topic: Numbers really are fascinating
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Subject: Numbers really are fascinating   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 1969 11:33 pm
I am never surprised to find that whenever I look at a page of statistics, just plain numbers really, a whole collective of stories are revealed. Some interesting, some challenging and some just puzzl ...
 
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