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The master craftsman



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GILES ANDERSON The legend that is Dermot Weld Trainers are often defined by being either a jumps trainer or a Flat trainer, so to master both codes in one’s home country is an achievement worthy of its own accolade. But to then go and achieve success at the highest level on not only the European circuit but on the worldwide international stage is the script for a legend. Ireland has been pretty good at producing such trainers – Dr Vincent O’Brien and Aidan O’Brien would be names that easily spring to mind but the successes achieved by Dermot Weld make him simply a unique trainer. Experiencing training methods and different strains of the thoroughbred breed in different countries as a young man must have seeded Dermot’s desire to compete internationally and to give him that knowledge of what it takes to succeed. But as Lissa Oliver found out when she interviewed him, he seems to excel on three of the key rudiments of any training regiment: hydration, ventilation and nutrition. This spring Dermot has entries for events as varied as the Cheltenham Festival and the US Triple Crown series and by this summer, I’m sure we’ll see him yet again as a major player at the Galway Festival. In this issue of the magazine we also look at how nutrition can affect the behaviour patterns of a horse, and we examine the role that different calming supplements can play. It’s a fascinating area as not all products can be scientifically tested, but they can nonetheless have a role to play when added in the correct environment. Talking of new products, eagle-eyed race watchers may well have spotted a new piece of headgear last autumn. It isn’t a cheekpiece and nor is it a sheepskin noseband but it has been developed by an ophthalmic practitioner to negate negative visual impact for the racehorse. It’s called “The Fixator” and in this issue of the magazine, we invited its inventor Josephine Unsworth to explain the basic science behind this very interesting new tool for the trainer. With the breeding season now in full swing, we ask if corrective surgery on foals is really worth it, taking views from consignors, vets, trainers, and bloodstock agents from both Europe and North America. You’ll also learn about the return of racing and the developing bloodstock industry in the post Gadaffi Libya as well as a profile on the father and son team of French trainers, Robert and Rodolphe Collet. That’s in addition to reading about Oliver Cole and his time learning about the American quarter horse industry in Texas and David Williams’ views on the biomechanics of locomotion in racehorses. Once you’re finished reading the magazine, good luck wherever your racing takes you this spring! n

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‘M looking forward to experiencing the unique atmosphere once again, seeing some wonderful racing, and meeting many of Europe’s jumps trainers. We hosted the AGM of the ETF in Paris in December and I would like to thank all those who made the effort to attend this event. Some members undertook long journeys by car and I am aware how difficult it is for trainers to take time out from their busy schedules. As the meeting was over a single day, there wasn’t time for tourism, but we did dine on one of the famous “Bateaux Mouches” on the Seine which I think was enjoyed by all! Countries represented were France, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and the Czech Republic, with Hungary and Slovakia also invited as observers. It has been decided to extend invitations to Switzerland and Poland to officially join the ETF. Spain was unfortunately unable to send a representative and I also regret the absence of Italy and Greece from the Federation. The economic situation is very difficult in these countries and I would like to see them re-join us for any support we can give. I am pleased to see that racing has resumed in Italy and sincerely hope that they can continue to race and therefore ensure the survival of their racing and breeding industries.

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With the weather warming up, this is an exciting time of year on the racing front with the start of the flat season and also the big jumping festivals in England and Ireland. I hope to attend the Cheltenham Festival this season for the first time since I was a student – that’s almost 50 years ago!

“Medication was another AGM topic and we can be proud of our zerotolerance policy in Europe. Both North and South America are moving to reduce their drug usage and this is a positive step which should be encouraged” As ever, we had a positive atmosphere at the AGM, with all those trainers present in agreement on most issues. It is just frustrating that we are unable to make more progress as we are not represented within the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. Once again the harmonisation of racing rules was a major topic, with a unanimous desire among us to achieve uniformity on raceday regulations within Europe. Of course,

the discussion focused largely on the whip issue following the high-profile debate in Great Britain, and I welcome the recent review of this unpopular ruling. We would all like to see the same rules applied throughout Europe and I am sure that jockeys would agree on this. Medication was another AGM topic and we can be proud of our zero-tolerance policy in Europe. Both North and South America are moving to reduce their drug usage and this is a positive step which should be encouraged. The French government commissioned a report into our national racing industry last year and for the moment I reserve my judgement on this “Rapport Augereau” as it is not clear what the findings are or what the resulting action will be. It is not surprising that the report states that the image of racing needs to be improved to attract owners and punters; however, this is a challenge faced by our sport on a worldwide level. The résumé of the report states “This [French] model is exemplary within Europe and must be preserved,” and I hope that they are sincere and will not end up destroying our system which works well with some strange ideas. Above all we must ensure that bookmakers and betting operators are made to pay the industry what they owe. n

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CONTENTS... 10 TRM Trainer of the quarter Isabelle Pacault, trainer of Enghien winner, Beach Bar.

12 Dermot Weld

The master of Rosewell House with the distinction of winning the “race that stops a nation” – twice – and an American Classic, as profiled by Lissa Oliver.

40 Thermography

David Marlin looks at one of the best tools available for early diagnosis of injury.

46 The Fixator

New headgear that may improve a horse’s visual field, possibly leading to better racecourse performance, by Josephine Unsworth.

22 Calming influence

50 Biomechanics

26 Resurgent Libya

56 Oliver’s travels

32 Foal surgeries

64 Product Focus 69 Stakes Schedules

Catherine Dunnett looks at the effect of diet on horses’ behaviour.

Lissa Oliver visits this nation where the Eshaab brothers are at the forefront of a quest to improve their bloodlines.

How much, if any, bearing on a race horse’s career do corrective surgeries have, or are they more for cosmetic purposes? By Clive Webb-Carter.

36 Robert and Rodolphe Collet

The close father and son trainers whose horses trade blows in Pattern races, by Isabel Mathew.

Robert Collet with Immortal Verse

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How does a horse move? By David Earl Williams.

Ollie Cole experiences life deep in the heart of Texas.

Forthcoming stakes races from Europe and around the world.

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CONTRIBUTORS Publisher & Editorial Director Giles Anderson Assistant Editor Frances Karon Executive Assistant Alice Jefford Design/Production Neil Randon Advertising Sales Giles Anderson Photo Credits Emma Berry, Fiona Boyd, Jean Charles Briens, Equiscan, Dr Amad Eshaad, Dr David Marlin,, Caroline Norris,, Nigel Soult, USTA/Mark Hall

Cover Photograph Caroline Norris

Trainer Magazine is published by Anderson & Co Publishing Ltd. This magazine is distributed for free to all ETF members. Editorial views expressed are not necessarily those of the ETF. Additional copies can be purchased for £5.95 (ex P+P). No part of this publication may be reproduced in any format without the prior written permission of the publisher. Printed in the European Union For all editorial and advertising enquiries please contact Anderson & Co Publishing Ltd Tel: +44 (0)1380 816777 Fax: +44 (0)1380 816778 email: Issue 37

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Ollie Cole is currently assistant trainer to his father Paul Cole. He has previously worked for Jean Claude-Rouget in the south of France. Currently based in Oxfordshire England. Oliver takes a keen interest in training methods and practices from all parts of the world. Dr Catherine Dunnett BSc, PhD, R.Nutr. is an independent nutritionist registered with the British Nutrition Society. She has a background in equine research, in the field of nutrition and exercise physiology, with many years spent at The Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. Prior to setting up her own consultancy business, she worked in the equine feed industry on product development and technical marketing. Isabel Mathew is a freelance journalist based in Paris. She works for several different publications covering subjects related to the French Horseracing Industry and elsewhere. After graduating from the Darley Flying Start and working in racing across many different countries, she has been in France for nearly two and a half years. Dr David Marlin is a specialist in exercise physiology, thermoregulation, transport, and respiratory physiology. He has authored over 170 scientific papers and book chapters, and Equine Exercise Physiology. Marlin is International Board Chairman of the International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology, editor of Comparative Exercise Physiology, and holds visiting Professor positions at the Universities of Bristol, Nottingham, and Oklahoma State. He works as a consultant to the racing industry, the British Equestrian Teams, the FEI, and the International League for the Protection of Horses.

Lissa Oliver lives in Co Kildare,Ireland and is a regular contributor to The Irish Field and the Australian magazine, Racetrack. Lissa is also the author of several collections of short stories and two novels. Josephine Unsworth is a Dispensing & Sportvision Optician. In optics for 25 years+, recently helping athletes compete at optimum levels through an understanding of their vision. Previously with her own practice in Windsor, she is now involved in Equine Vision and research. A keen racing enthusiast she invented the patented Fixator to reduce visual fatigue in the racehorse.

western singer.

David Earl Williams Ph.D Has fulfilled many roles in the science of racing and contributed to a number of scientific journals on the subject of the locomotion of the racehorse. Aside from this he is also a noted country and

Clive Webb-Carter is a British-based bloodstock consultant trading under the name, Clive Webb-Carter Bloodstock Services. As well as bloodstock writing, Clive also specialises in bloodstock and pedigree consultancy. Clive’s services and blog, “Pedigree Thoughts”, can be found at:

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Isabelle Pacault (right) in the winners’ enclosure after Beach Bar won the Prix Beugnot at Enghien

TRM Trainer of the Quarter

ISABELLE PACAULT The TRM Trainer of the Quarter award has been won by Isabelle Pacault. Pacault and her team will receive a selection of products from the internationally-acclaimed range of TRM supplements worth €2,000, as well as a bottle of select Irish whiskey.

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EACH Bar’s win in the Listed Prix Beugnot Hurdle at Enghien on February 28th underlined the expertise of Isabelle Pacault, the equally talented other half of leading National Hunt trainer Guy Cherel. Off the track for 10 months, the seven-yearold gelding was given a perfect front-running ride by Boris Chameraud to take the feature event on the card by one and a quarter lengths. Based at Maisons-Laffitte, Pacault’s success was three fold, as she also bred Beach Bar with her two daughters Anne-Sophie and Magali, and leases him back to her mother, Flore Evain. “He is a horse that I am particularly attached to for obvious reasons. Beach Bar is

not always a very consistent jumper, but he did it well here. Last summer he fractured an accessory carpal bone, hence why he was off for such a long time. “I wasn’t worried about his fitness for his comeback, as I knew he was ready – he has become a little tricky to ride, so I think I was more concerned about that!” Beach Bar was registering his second success over hurdles and €54,377 in prize money and breeders’ premiums, having won over the course and distance in March 2011. Pacault trains around 27 horses, the majority of which are homebreds from her Haras de Mirande in Normandy, where together with Cherel they also stand young sires Al Namix and Konig Turf. “I am a public trainer, but I don’t have space for more than 30 horses. At the stud we have approximately 20 National Hunt

mares, which I took it over from my father Jean-Claude Evain when he died nine years ago.” It is not only as a jumps trainer that she excels however, as from four runners on the Flat this year, three of those have been winners. One of Pacault’s career highlights has been with family homebred Lord Carmont, who finished second in the 2007 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris (French Gold Cup) to current reigning champion Mid Dancer. He was also a multiple Group winner over fences. The Pacault family name looks set to continue in the racing world, as her daughter Anne-Sophie has been Champion Lady Jockey multiple times, and it would be no surprise if she were to take over the reins one day. n

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ISITING the home of Dermot Weld is rather like visiting a museum. It’s bright, airy and welcoming – and packed with photographs, awards, and trophies from every known corner of the world. Weld is a traveller and he is very much a conqueror, in the nicest possible way. You have only to look at the two Melbourne Cups and a Hong Kong Vase displayed close to the impressive Key to the City of Melbourne to know that he came, he saw, he conquered, and he is very much loved and respected wherever that happens to be. “I have been very fortunate travelling horses, I was one of the early pioneers of international runners,” Weld explains, sitting comfortably in the office, his chair overlooked by the beautifully portrayed head of that fine filly Committed. The history of his great record as a trainer, since taking over the stable from his father Charlie in 1972, is all around him. “I have been fortunate to train 21 European Classic winners, apart from Grade One winners on the east coast, midwest and west coast of the United States. “I started travelling horses in the early ’90s and a lot has changed. Now it’s commonplace to run horses in Australia and Dubai and Asia and America, it’s pretty standard. The advantage I had in the ’90s has long gone! People are more aware nowadays, with modern technology and communications so much better. Don’t forget, the mobile phone was only just appearing in the ’90s. Technology has advanced incredibly and flight paths have become easier.” There is no doubt that his horses owe their fine international record to Weld’s wanderlust of his youth. “My own travelling experience has helped,” he says. “After qualifying as a vet from University College Dublin I travelled the


As one of the most respected European trainers worldwide, Dermot Weld’s record has been a catalogue of firsts. The first European trainer to win a race in Hong Kong, the first to win the Melbourne Cup, the first to win with a two-yearold on dirt at Grade 1 level, the first non-American to win a leg of the US Triple Crown. His record with his National Hunt horses is just as remarkable. WORDS: LISSA OLIVER PHOTOS: CAROLINE NORRIS, HORSEPHOTOS.COMMMA BERRY

“I follow world racing very, very closely. When you have a particular race in mind, preparation begins many months in advance and it all depends on how the horse runs in its build up. I prefer to race them straight off the plane – go in, strike and get out” world on a student ticket and I was involved in American, Australian, and South African racing.” Weld was also a leading amateur jockey and this put him in a unique position. He not only worked his way around the world’s racetracks, he rode on them, too. For a trainer of

international runners, there could be no finer grounding. “I’ve ridden the winner of one of the only major National Hunt races in South Africa, the Freights Services Champion Hurdle run at Pietermaritzburg,” Weld reveals. “I also won the Bright Hour Amateur Hurdle, run on the same programme as the Colonial Cup in South Carolina. “I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some very good people, such as Tommy Smith in Australia. In America I worked as a vet at Belmont Park and Saratoga. And I’ve combined that working experience with riding on the racetrack. It gives you a concept of the tracks and an insight into how they race. It all gave me a good grounding and good insight and concept of racing in these countries, not only working as a vet, but also riding – and riding winners.” Such experiences widened Weld’s view of the racing world and what it might take to come back and win at these tracks. “The Australians never believed a non-Southern Hemisphere horse could ever come over and win the Melbourne Cup. And so the challenge was always there! Vintage Crop would have won the Melbourne Cup the year before he did, but getting there was not possible, the whole quarantine arrangements were not set up.” Elsewhere, as quarantine and travel fell into place, Weld was ready to take advantage and strike. “We were the first to go to Hong Kong; we went the first year of the International races in 1991. There were only the two International races then and we sent a horse over for each of them. Additional Risk won the Hong Kong Bowl, which is now the Hong Kong Mile, and our other horse ran second in what’s now the Hong Kong Vase, both 1990 Belmont Stakes winner Go and Go is still the only non-American-trained horse to win a leg of the US Triple Crown

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ridden by Mick Kinane. That was the start of the travelling.” Weld was the first European trainer to win a race in Hong Kong, the first to win in Australia, the first to win with a two-year-old on the dirt at Grade One level, and he still remains the only non-American to train a winner of one of the legs of the US Triple Crown. “I follow world racing very, very closely,” he says. “When you have a particular race in mind, preparation begins many months in advance and it all depends on how the horse runs in its build up. I prefer to race them straight off the plane – go in, strike and get out.” Part of Weld’s skill in raiding big foreign purses lies in knowing exactly what type of horse is required. “When it came to bringing Go and Go out for the Belmont Stakes, I brought him out originally as a two-year-old. The concept was that non-American horses would find it difficult to win at Grade One level on the dirt. This was ahead of the Polytrack surface here in Europe. People forget that it was so different in those days than now. So much has changed, we don’t realise how dramatic the change has been in the past 20 years. “To me, winning the Belmont Stakes was a bigger feat than winning the Melbourne Cup. Go and Go was a horse I always thought could come back and win a leg of the Triple Crown. He had come out and won his maiden at Galway, a race we’ve now won 20 times! The Laurel Futurity was a Grade One on turf, so my thought was to run him there and then go for the Breeders’ Cup in Florida. But it rained overnight and the Futurity was switched to the dirt track. He was very adaptable, it was a

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Weld with his two Melbourne Cup winners - Media Puzzle (left) and Vintage Crop

sloppy track and he handled it well. I would have liked to train Go and Go for the Kentucky Derby, but in those days getting to Louisville was too difficult and the quarantine arrangements were not there, it was just not possible. Hence, the Belmont Stakes. “Dress to Thrill was another I should mention. All year I had planned to bring her for the Matriarch Stakes, it was a race I had always wanted to win, but it turned out to be a particularly high-class field that year. She won. She was a good filly.” Not all of his best horses have been globetrotters, and Weld fondly recalls his more ‘local’ winners. “Winning the Two Thousand Guineas in 2003 with Refuse to Bend was a definite highlight. Also Grey Swallow, bred and part-owned by my mother and champion two-year-old, winning the Irish Derby at three and the Tattersalls Gold Cup at four. In 2006 Nightime won the Irish One Thousand Guineas, also bred and owned by my mother. “Vinnie Roe is the only horse to win a Classic four years running, the Irish St Leger. His achievement is one of my great pleasures. We’ve had 17 Royal Ascot winners, and Brief Truce’s win in the St James’s Palace Stakes and Rite Of Passage’s Gold Cup stand out. I had always wanted to win the Gold Cup. “Initially I made my name as a trainer with fillies. Blue Wind won the Epsom and Irish Oaks and was champion three-year-old filly of Europe. Committed with her back-to-back wins in the Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp was champion female sprinter of Europe two years running.” Once again, Weld reminds us that his success abroad is down to attention to detail.

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“Science has moved forward and so has the scientific approach in training horses. I was always very aware of the dehydration factor when travelling horses. Others were aware, but it was not accepted to be as big an issue as I thought it. It’s common knowledge nowadays. To re-hydrate a horse quickly is the key and is vital. “The stress of travelling is something we don’t fully build in. Some horses appear to travel extremely well, but in fact mentally have not coped. Keep stress levels down, keep

“Some horses appear to travel extremely well, but in fact mentally have not coped. Keep stress levels down, keep constant – the same people, same diet, keep it simple” constant – the same people, same diet, keep it simple. For Australia, I sent the food over in advance of the horse so that it would be there when we arrived.” There is certainly no stress at home. His horses are given time to develop slowly within the best of environments. Ventilation is seen as a very important aspect and great care has been taken to ensure it is adequate within the American-style barns, even down to the pitch of the roof. “I find some horses are better suited to the

open boxes, while others prefer the companionship of being in the barns. It’s a combination of keeping them happy and keeping their environment as healthy as possible,” explains Weld. “When the yearlings first arrive I like them to have a little break. There’s a big difference between horses arriving from the sales and horses arriving straight from farms. Those coming from the farms I go straight ahead and break. Those from the sales I like to give a month off. When it comes to food, horses are very adaptable, I don’t worry about a change in diet, I like to build them up slowly. “I bring my horses along slowly, breaking the traditional old-fashioned way, and I take my time. They canter on grass doing figures of eight, which is probably old-fashioned but I still like my young horses to train on the grass. I have them cantering in figure eights as it helps to make a horse’s mouth more adaptable and helps them to learn to lead on the near fore and then the off fore and teaches them balance.” It isn’t only the horses who are brought along slowly and gently with the minimum of fuss. “Over the past 25 years I have only ever had two jockeys, I think that’s worth a mention!” Weld chuckles. “Mick Kinane for 15 years and Pat Smullen for ten,” which suggests he is a very easy man to work with. He is certainly well liked wherever he goes and among the racing trophies are a few personal additions that mean much to him. “I am very fortunate to be honoured in Australia and it was a wonderful honour to be given the Key to the City of Melbourne by the Lord Mayor. I have been voted Irish Sports Person of the Year twice, and in 2003 I was

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“I’m very proud of the way my horses jump and they are taught to jump properly. Over the years top jockeys have enjoyed riding my horses and they are able to ride them well, knowing they know how to jump off their hocks” Emulous won the Group One Matron Stakes (Pat Smullen) at Leopardstown in 2011

Vinnie Row (left) wins the Irish St Leger for a historic fourth year in succession

Person of the Year in Ireland.” Yet there is one medal Weld treasures above all else. “I am immensely proud to have received the Charter Day Medal in 2001 from University College Dublin, in honour of the work I do for the University. I was only the fourth person to receive the honour, following on from Dr Ken Whitaker, Professor Dervla Donnelly, and former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald. It is the highest honour the University bestows. “I was directly responsible for moving the veterinary college in Shelbourne Road to the new site on the campus at Bellfield,” Weld reveals. “I was coordinator of that development and I was responsible for the communications, funding and government funding and development. I am very proud of what is probably the finest veterinary school in Europe.” Weld is naturally always looking to the future. “I’m very positive about the future of racing,” he insists. “There is a goodwill feeling

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within the industry and its leaders. Racing has great ability to adapt to change and as it becomes more international the industry is learning to work more with communications and its use of modern technology. “Racing in Ireland is very different to other countries; it is an industry recognised by our Government as an employer that involves every county and from a tourist point of view, the Galway Festival, for example, brings many millions of euros to Galway City. “I would like to see extension of the one percent betting tax introduced to offshore, online, and phone betting. This is urgently needed. Hopefully it is about to happen in the coming year. With tax imposed on offshore betting and that money coming back to racing, in a few years racing can become independent of any government support.” Appropriately for a trainer so noted for his international exploits, Weld’s 3,000th winner was attained in Dubai by King Jock in

February of 2005. Last April the aptly named Notable Graduate gave him his 3,500th winner at Tipperary. The 4,000th winner might well come in South Africa, the last country still remaining on Weld’s Wish List. There is, of course, the possibility that his next major winner will be led in at Cheltenham or Aintree. Unlike most leading Flat trainers, Weld is just as successful when he turns his attention to National Hunt. “I have always enjoyed training a few National Hunt horses,” he says, “as I was leading NH Amateur in Ireland three times and I’ve ridden the winner of the South African Champion hurdle, the ‘Amateurs’ Derby’ at Epsom, and other notable races. My parents both rode point-to-point winners and my father trained some very good NH horses, including the 1959 Galway Plate winner Highfield Lad. “I’ve won every NH race worth winning in Ireland, including the Galway Plate, Galway Hurdle, Irish Champion Hurdle, Lexus Chase and Irish Grand National.” In Britain, Rare Holiday also won a Triumph Hurdle, while Grease Paint finished second to Hallo Dandy in the 1984 Grand National. “We have always had a small but select team of jumpers and we have a very high strike rate. I’m very proud of the way my horses jump and they are taught to jump properly. Over the years top jockeys have enjoyed riding my horses and they are able to ride them well, with confidence, knowing they know how to jump off their hocks. I enjoy teaching young horses to jump and I am very proud of Unaccompanied and how she jumps.” Unaccompanied is a measure of her trainer’s great versatility, as well as her own, winning a maiden hurdle, following straight up with a win in a Grade One hurdle and a close second in the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham, before returning to the Flat only two weeks later to win the 10-furlong Listed Alleged Stakes, claiming the scalp of no less a horse than St Nicholas Abbey. It is a unique record typical of his horses and typical of the Master of Rosewell House. n

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CALMING INFLUENCE Nervousness, nappyness and excitability in horses in training can be frustrating for trainers and sometimes dangerous for those riding out. Behaviours such as wood chewing, windsucking or crib biting are equally undesirable as they can often lead to poor condition. Occasionally these oral stereotypical behaviours can be a sign of an underlying health issue. Health conditions such as tying up or gastric ulcers are anecdotally more prevalent in horses that appear to be anxious or stressed. There is no doubt that genetic make-up, environment, and the level and type of work will influence certain aspects of behaviour, so there is always a great interest amongst horse professionals on the effect of a diet including supplements. WORDS: CatheRine Dunnett BSC, PhD, R.nutR PhOtOS: FiOna BOyD, hORSePhOtOS.COM

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HERE is an enormous amount written about the link between feeding and behaviour, and the ‘calming supplement’ market is sizeable. However, there is in fact very little direct research in horses that investigates how diet impacts on behaviour if at all. One of the most basic ideas to consider is whether the anecdotal practice of placing horses that can be excitable or even unruly, such as those in pre-training, on a low energy, high fibre, low starch diet. Certainly the amount of energy fed per day, irrespective of the energy source, is thought to affect behaviour in some horses. When an excess of concentrate feed is fed in horses that are confined for a large part of the day or where exercise is light, horses may pile on the pounds, or can express this excess energy intake through their behaviour in terms of


excitability or fractiousness. Research by Dr Nell Davidson concluded that stabled horses fed a ration of forage only were less restless and more co-operative when being handled during light work, compared with those fed forage and cereals. A French study of showjumpers fed a ration that was lower in starch, higher in oil, and supplemented with magnesium, tryptophan, and B vitamins exhibited a reduced fear response and reactivity as well as lower heart rates in response to controlled stressful situations when compared to a high starch, low oil ration of similar energy content. Whilst resting heart is often viewed as a reflection of state of fitness, it can be very variable due to the effect of excitability.

Research conducted by Doctors Erica McKenzie and Stephanie Valberg whilst investigating tying up showed that horses that were fed a low starch, high oil diet at a high level of energy intake similar to horses in training, exhibited lower pre-exercise heart rates and had a calmer demeanour compared to those that were fed a ration with a higher starch content. A step down in the quantity of concentrate feed and the starch content may be worth trying with an excitable horse before reaching for the supplement tub or bottle. The practice of maximising good quality forage intake and complementing with a low-tomoderate energy, low starch, and high fibre feed would seem to stack up for excitable horses. In these animals, where more condition is required as training progresses, a high oil feed or supplement can be used. For tying up, rations that are low in starch have been advocated for many years by veterinarians to help reduce the likelihood of further attacks. However whilst successful in some receptive horses, the explanation for

“A step down in the quantity of concentrate feed and the starch content may be worth trying with an excitable horse before reaching for the supplement tub or bottle” their benefit is less clear. It has recently been suggested that a ‘low starch’ contributes towards reducing anxiety and stress in these animals, which is now widely considered as a potential trigger for tying up in susceptible animals. The level of forage fed and/or fibre content of the diet also appears to have an impact on other aspects of equine behaviour. Stereotypic behaviours such as wood chewing and windsucking are known to be more prevalent in meal-fed horses exposed to diets that are low in forage and high in starch. This perhaps is not surprising, as this type of diet is very far removed from a horses’ natural diet and may frustrates their psychological need to chew. It has also been suggested that some of these oral stereotypic behaviours stem from the desire to stimulate saliva production in an ongoing attempt to buffer gastric juices, especially in horses with

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gastric ulcers. However, whilst there are some horses that perform these behaviours that may have gastric ulcers, there are many others that do not, and the stereotypic behaviour may have developed as a coping mechanism for another stressor. There are many additives that are proposed to have carminative effects in horses, and which are commonly found in supplements marketed as calmers. Few of these have any substantive scientific evidence in horses to support their reputed effects. The rationale for the use of some additives such as B vitamins and magnesium largely comes from the symptoms of severe deficiency, which can include nervousness, excitability, and irritability. However a horse in training that is fed a good ration is unlikely to be severely deficient in these micronutrients, and the benefit of hyper-supplementation has not been investigated in horses. Magnesium-based calmers represent a large chunk of the calming supplement market and so anecdotally this perhaps suggests that they have some effect in a proportion of horses. Equine scientists need to evaluate the effect of magnesium supplementation further especially as there is some interesting research in other species. In mice, for example, it is suggested that magnesium may have anxiolytic (anxiety reducing) and antidepressive effects when fed at a comparable level per kilogram of bodyweight to that found in some equine supplements. Additionally in humans, magnesium shows a beneficial effect when supplemented in combination with vitamin B6 (pyrodoxine) in women with pre-menstrual syndrome. Tryptophan is another frequent ingredient in equine calming supplements and is an essential amino acid involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is involved in the mechanism sedation and also inhibits aggression, fear, and stress in some species. The response to tryptophan is quite varied between species and seems to be affected in other animals by factors such as age, sex, and level of exercise. There are no studies to date that confirm an effect of tryptophan in horses as a calmer. The herb valerian is pharmacologically active and has been shown to have both sedative and anxiolytic effects. It contains a number of constituents that may contribute including isovaleric acid and GABA (a neurotransmitter). Its mechanism of action is believed to be due to the ability of one or more constituents to bind to the same receptor sites in the body as the psychoactive drug benzodiazepine (e.g. Valium). Despite few if any studies on the effect of valerian in horses, its established pharmacological action has led to it being considered as a prohibited

substance in both racing and other equestrian disciplines for many years, and one or more of its active constituents form part of the postrace drug screen. Other herbs such as chamomile, hops, and lemon balm feature in equine calming supplements although again, there is little scientific evidence of efficacy specifically in horses. Lecithin is a mixture of various lipid-like substances including phospholipids, which can be extracted from oilseeds such as soya. Its primary use in the feed industry is to enhance absorption through its actions as an emulsifier. Interestingly in horses, soy lecithin has been shown to have an effect on

“There are many additives that are proposed to have carminative effects in horses, and found in supplements marketed as calmers. Few have any substantive scientific evidence in horses to support their reputed effects�

behaviour by reducing reactivity and spontaneous activity when combined with corn oil. However, the amount of soy lecithin used in this study was relatively high (oil: lecithin ratio of 1:1 fed at 10% of feed intake) and it may be beyond the scope of most dietary supplements to deliver such an amount. Whilst strictly not a nutritional ingredient, there are a group of topically applied products that harness the science of pheromones in their formulation. Equine appeasing pheromone (EAP) is a substance that is produced naturally in mares following foaling, which helps calm and reassure foals to allow early bonding with the mare. There have been a couple of interesting French studies published in 2006 and more recently in 2011 reporting that a synthetic version of this substance can be topically applied in horses (by aerosol spray application to the nostrils) to reduce fear-based behaviour and heart rate response to stressful situations. The size of the equine calming supplement market is no doubt an indication of the perception of behavioural problems in horses, but there is a lot more work to be done in evaluating both the safety and efficacy of both nutritional strategies and supplements. It is a particularly difficult area to evaluate especially as although calmness may be desirable, severe sedative effects are clearly a step too far as they may impede a horse’s ability to exercise safely and perform to the best of its ability. n

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HEN we in the West hear of racing in such countries as Libya we automatically think that it must revolve around nonthoroughbreds and poor purses for scant reward, all of which must surely have ground to a halt following the uprising and overturn of the Gaddafi regime. Think again. As Baghdad in Iraq has shown, horseracing often becomes a welcome distraction in times of trouble, with gate numbers increasing as countries recover slowly from war. It’s no different in Libya, where the highly active Libyan Equestrian and Horse Riding Federation staged a well-attended Flat race meeting at the Abusita Centre in Tripoli just after Christmas. This is just one of the racetracks in and around Tripoli, which also include Abi-Sitta and Ben Gashir – popular leisure destinations for Libyans, whatever the political situation. It was business as usual in Tripoli, with horses and jockeys travelling from Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia to compete against the local Libyan contingent. Horseracing has always been one of the most popular spectator sports in Libya, with traditionally large attendances on national holidays, and a large crowd came out to see local hero Hussein Shaalami, Libya’s leading jockey, gain three

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Amad and Radwan Eshaab own and manage Libya’s largest stud and they have amibitious plans to help their country become an emerging racing nation WORDS: LISSA OLIVER PHOTOS: SHuTTERSTOck, DR AmAD ESHAAb

“Libyan breeders have always preferred horses other than the Arab. The Arab is a smaller horse and Libyans like the bigger horse, because we have traditional races that have always required size” Dr Amad Eshaab wins and a second, including a win on Aramadi in the day’s feature race, run over 2000 metres. The day’s third race was won by the Tunisian team of Munir Al-Mansur and mount Bal Mural, with Tunisia also gaining a one-two

in one of the minor races on the card. Bloud Nyan proved best of the Moroccans on the day when gaining a second under Zarkan Atuhami, making this a truly international meeting. If those are unfamiliar names now, it might be worth storing them in the memory banks for future reference, because Libya is set to become an emerging racing nation. The big ambitions of a far from small racing industry are being given a boost by two thoroughbred breeders, Dr Amad Eshaab and his brother Radwan, who own and manage Libya’s largest and most important stud, Al Shaab Stud in Tripoli. Al Shaab was established in 2000. “We have been breeding the thoroughbred for 12 years,” says Eshaab, “but there is no Libyan Stud Book up to now. We tried to establish one in 2004, but our thoroughbred industry at that time was of no interest to any of the other Associations.” The International Stud Book Committee is currently in the process of working with emerging racing countries and it can only be a matter of time before Libya joins the ever-expanding list within the European and Mediterranean Stud Book Liaison Committee. Eshaab explains, “We have big races here and thoroughbred racing is very popular. It is very much in the blood and part of our culture, the same as in Ireland. Horse breeding is very popular and all horse owners and breeders love their horses so much. Libyan breeders have always preferred horses other than the Arab. The Arab is a smaller horse and Libyans like the bigger horse, because we have traditional races that have always required size. Historically we have always crossbred the Arab with the thoroughbred to produce Anglo-Arabs. The Arab is not very famous here, for a long time Libyans have bred the Anglo-Arab.” With size and stamina traditionally taking prevalence it was natural for the brothers to look for complementary pedigrees in their quest for stallions at Al Shaab. “We started to breed from the speed horses,” Eshaab says. “That’s why we selected horses from Australia, Argentina, and Britain. The pedigree and racecourse performance was very important.” That much is obvious when one looks at the impressive stallion roster the Eshaab brothers have established. Among seven high-class individuals are the

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“I feel we have a very nice future, but it is not going to be achieved very fast. We were 41 years under the Gaddafi regime so that is not easy for us. We need international support and investment” Dr Amad Eshaab Australians Back Draft and Brut Force. The former won three races at two and is by Testa Rossa out of a good daughter of the champion filly Bravery. Brut Force, by Giant’s Causeway, boasts Zabeel’s champion filly Champagne as his dam. Al-Mutazim (formerly known as Metternich (USA)) is by Seeking the Gold out of the European champion filly Valentine Waltz, from the heralded family of Last Tycoon, Tie Black, Zipping, Zelding and Beauty Is Truth. They stand alongside former leading British juvenile Raise a Grand, by Grand Lodge out of an Irish River mare; Fawri, by Kyllachy out of a Danehill mare; and Muraqeeb, a son of Mr Prospector out of a mare who is the result of a union between the two outstanding milers of their era in Britain: Kris and Al Bahathri. Possibly heading this star-studded bill is the champion Argentinean racehorse Indio Glorioso, an eight-year-old by Honour and Glory out of the top Argentinean racemare Indianato, herself from a prolific Grade One winner-producing maternal line. Not surprisingly, mares visit the stallions not only from Libya, but from Egypt and Tunisia, too. Amad and Radwan have now found themselves at the forefront of rebuilding the Libyan thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and establishing the Stud Book. “We are getting lots of support from all of the industry and as I am rebuilding the TBA I am the voice for our industry,” admits Eshaab. It is a huge responsibility, particularly coupled with his existing duties as General Manager of Al Shaab Stud and his job as a veterinary surgeon. “I would like our TBA to have an international role, like other Associations,” he hopes, “We have over 1,000 breeders here and they have given me, through the TBA, the authorisation to speak on their behalf. We are not looking for government support; we have a lot of private investment and hope to attract more – we have a large industry and this can

The Eshaab brothers added Australian stallion Back Draft to their roster to breed for speed

support investment and employment. We believe we can rebuild again and we can support each other within the industry. I feel, from all the owners who speak to me, that we have a very nice future, but it is not going to be achieved very fast. We were 41 years under the Gaddafi regime so that is not easy for us. We need international support and investment.” Amad and Radwan know first hand the final blows dealt by the Gaddafi regime and were forced to cross the border into Tunisia in

May of last year, unable to return until September. “Fifty-two horses were taken from us by Gaddafi’s son,” reveals Eshaab. “They were distributed in many different cities without documentation and we can’t find even one of the missing horses.” It was in trying to help and support the industry that the brothers brought such unwelcome attention upon the stud. As Eshaab points out, “I sent an email to the Australian Ambassador here in Libya looking for support. I explained we have no Islamic

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RACING stronghold nor Al-Qaeda presence and we support the freedom of the Libyan people, so please support us. “This put us in a very critical position and we were left in no doubt that Gaddafi was looking. The Ambassador supported us and said on television that he knew the Libyan people were saying the right things.” They may have only returned to Tripoli in September, but the brothers were quick to restore business as usual at Al Shaab Stud and play a major role in strengthening the base of the Libyan thoroughbred industry, despite the heavy losses in their broodmare band. In December they were back at Tattersalls Breeding Stock Sale in Newmarket and purchased nine mares. “We are looking for more ways in which we can support the Libyan owner,” Eshaab says, “and one way is to bring in horses from Britain to improve our breed. We would like to import many quality broodmares, based on their pedigree and race record, which should be at least Group Three standard.” This isn’t as easy as it sounds, even if budget allows and the right horse is available. “The main problem is that we have no air cargo from Europe to Tripoli, so we have to send a box by sea and overland via Genoa to Newmarket. “This takes time. It’s more than 150 hours from Newmarket to Tripoli and this is very hard on mares, particularly any mare foaling 1st February. It also costs a lot. Until we have good connection with Europe by air cargo it is very difficult. Tripoli is only three hours from Newmarket by air.” The problems of air cargo have not unduly affected other Libyan breeders and owners, thanks to the foresight and business acumen of the Eshaab brothers. Al Shaab is not only an important stud farm, but also a thoroughbred auction house. “We hold a local auction here,” Eshaab explains, “which is very popular. The first thoroughbred auction was held in Libya in 1974, but it was then stopped by Gaddafi until we managed to reinstate it in 2009.”

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“We are looking for more ways in which we can support the Libyan owner, and one way is to bring in horses from Britain to improve our breed. We would like to import many quality broodmares, based on their pedigree and race record, which should be at least Group Three standard” Dr Amad Eshaab It was Al Shaab Stud that staged the renewed sales, held in March and October of 2009 and 2010. Not surprisingly, there was no 2011 renewal, but the sale has returned to the stud this year, held on 17th March. The October sale of 2010 attracted buyers both locally and from Egypt and Tunisia. One of the visitors was David Chester, Sales Director of Magic Millions, who commented, “We conduct business in many

countries around the world and found the Al Shaab Sale was outstanding and extremely professional. “All the presentation and health of all sale horses was up to world standard, an amazing achievement considering the short length of time the Australian sale horses have been in the country.” Eighty-five percent of the catalogue changed hands and what might come as a surprise to those in well-established racing countries is the quality of the sale and the figures involved. The sales topper was a colt by Raaqi out of a Polish Navy mare that made 85,000 Libyan dinar, a healthy £43,941/€52,744. The average was an equally respectable £17,947/€21,522, both figures twice that of the 2009 returns, showing that Amad and Radwan’s aim to import better horses is certainly working. David Chester has pledged support in exploring better airfreight options between Libya and Australia. There remains only the acceptance of the Stud Book by the European and Mediterranean Stud Book Liaison Committee to assure the future of Libyan racing and breeding. “We have a lot of support and cooperation from other breeders,” says Eshaab. “We explain to them that we must breed and race in the right way and we are in constant communication with other countries. “We would like support and assistance from important countries like Ireland and Britain and anyone in a position to help us rebuild. We need to have documentation in place to enable us to comply with European regulations for travel and trade, we need to get that certification in place.” If anyone can achieve this, it is Dr Amad Eshaab. “I’m a vet, so this is my hobby and my job. We are the first, and only, major stud in Libya. We have a very big veterinary clinic here with the latest state-of-the-art equipment. We want to help others rebuild their studs and become like ours.” It is said with passion and one cannot help but believe the Eshaab brothers will achieve their aims sooner rather than later. n

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HE two main most common limb deformities on the front legs that are treated are known as valgus and varus. A foal that has valgus conformation in his front limbs is when the legs move away from the midline between the foals shoulders. This can often be referred to as ‘knock-kneed’ when it occurs through the knees. Varus conformation is the reverse, so when a foal has limbs that bow outwards from the midline. As the movement of limbs suggests, this can be know as ‘bow-legged.’ As you would expect, most of these angular deformities come via the fetlock and knee joints when there is imbalance growth in the plates. Often the conformation issues in newborn foals are rectified as the foal grows and strengthens or with careful management, either via farriery or restricted exercise. However there will be a certain number who might “need” corrective surgery. The primary types of correct surgery available are periosteal elevations (P.E.), or stripping, and transphyseal bridging. The first, periosteal stripping, is when a small strip of periosteum is removed from a slower growing side of the growth plate in order to stimulate growth, and therefore one side catches up with the other. The second type of surgery is transphyseal bridging (screw), where a metal screw is inserted across one side of the growth plate in order to slow down the growth on other side, again as with the P.E. to let both sides catch up. These screws must be removed once the foal’s legs are corrected. As a foal’s fetlock growth plate is nearly closed by the 90th day of age, it therefore means that if surgery is needed on that joint it needs to done in the early stages of their life. Before the advances in transphyseal bridging, many breeders were using periosteal stripping, having to make a decision at just 45 days of age and as a result it was often hard to determine, if surgery was performed, whether the corrections were due to time and natural strengthening, or the surgery.

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Foals that are born with correct conformation through their limbs have a far better chance of sustaining the pressures of being a racehorse. They are less likely to suffer lameness injures that could either prevent it from racing for a period of time or end their racing career. With this at the forefront of both commercial and home-bred breeders’ and buyers’ minds, if a foal is born with limb deformities, should corrective surgery be performed in order to give it best possible chance of success on not only the racecourse but also at auction? WORDS: CLIVE WEBB-CARTER PHOTOS: EMMA BERRY, HORSEPHOTOS.COM

“Where possible, I would prefer to let Mother Nature do the work with the help of good conservative management” James Tate

The transphyseal bridging technique now allows the decision made on a fetlock to be taken at around the 75-day stage, giving breeders a much better idea if surgery is really an option. By leaving surgery to just before the growth plates close (i.e. 75-100 days from birth), rectified limbs cannot revert back as they were. The growth plates in the knees close at a much later stage of a thoroughbred’s life, therefore these corrections can be done right up into their yearling year. So how correct does a racehorse need to be in order to sustain the pressures of training? The Equine Veterinary Journal published a paper in 2004 on the “role of conformation in musculoskeletal problems in the racing thoroughbred.” Professors Anderson, McIlwraith, and Douay concluded in their detailed findings that a horse with an “increase in the carpal angle as viewed from the front (carpal valgus) may serve as a protective mechanism, as the odds for a carpal angle fracture and carpal effusion decreased with an increase in the carpal angle.” James Tate, who is not only a vet but is also a trainer based in Newmarket, England, agrees very much with these findings and feels that only foals with extremely poor conformation require surgery on their limbs if they are to have any chance as a racehorse.

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VETERINARY Tate’s concern is that “somebody is left with the decision of exactly what angle the foal’s leg should be and this is a very difficult decision to make,” particularly when the decision is being made at such an early stage of it’s life. With this, Tate feels with many cases, “Where possible, I would prefer to let Mother Nature do the work with the help of good conservative management; for example, good trimming, appropriate exercise, appropriate nutrition, and turn-out in appropriate pastures.” However, from a commercial angle Tate says surgeries can help a yearling or foal gain a higher price at auction due to it having ‘straight legs,’ but would this necessarily be beneficial when it comes to it’s years as a racehorse? Tate adds that the period of post-surgery rest can also cause plenty of problems. “Excessive box rest or restrictive exercise after surgeries can cause a growth spurt once normal exercise is resumed, which can then cause more complications, for example, growth plate problems such as physitis or epiphysitis or the development of an osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD) cartilage lesion due to uneven growth.” Duncan Taylor, President of Taylor Made Farm and Sales Agency, feels that when a joint has severe deformities, a screw helps keep the horse sound on the track while the P.E. is mostly cosmetic. Mark Taylor, Taylor Made’s Vice President of Public Sales, goes on to say that over the last 15 years periosteal stripping has declined by 90%, but despite this they have seen many of their client’s horses win Grade 1 and Group 1's after having periosteal strips and transphyseal bridges. As far as risks of surgeries are concerned, Mark Taylor feels that “the primary risk for the horse is from secondary issues such as infection, bandage problems or being injured coming out of anaesthesia.” Corrective surgery has helped with soundness of some racehorses who had extreme limb deformities, says trainer Richard

“Surgeries are done for cosmetic reasons for the sale ring and not done to improve the racecourse performance” Jamie Railton Mandella; it certainly has its place as an option. He goes on to say that over the years it has helped with some extreme cases where surgery was able to give racecourse opportunities to horses that would otherwise not stand being in training. But Mandella does go on to say that perhaps, at times, we overuse it in some cases. There are two issues to breeders in America, says international bloodstock agent James Delahooke. Do they want the thoroughbreds to score in the sale ring or on

the racecourse? Delahooke feels that if a foal has been operated on with the aim of inflating its sale price then he suspects this could jeopardise its chances of staying sound on the racecourse. Surely forcing limbs in directions will put pressure on other limbs and joints. Delahooke feels that with a good stud manager the correct way to raise young stock is leaving it to develop via Mother Nature taking it course with the help of corrective trimming. “At the end of the day do you want a racehorse?” he asks. This is also the view taken by European sales consignor Jamie Railton, who pinhooks yearlings in the U.S. and Europe. Railton would also like to see Mother Nature take it course with foals with limb deformities. He says, “Surgeries are done for cosmetic reasons for the sale ring and not done to improve the racecourse performance.” He goes on to say, “I don’t think that there is any evidence to suggest that those that have had any surgery will be any sounder than those who have not.” However trainer Graham Motion says that he has had not had a problem with training horses under his care that may have had corrective surgery. They would have certainly not been trained any differently to horses that have not been operated on. Railton poses the final question: “Why is it done (corrective foal surgeries) so much more in the U.S. and not in Europe? Who is right, who is wrong?” Is there a right or wrong answer? Probably not, but perhaps the issue is corrective surgeries being carried out excessively in order to compete in a competitive commercial market. Although one could make a case of surgery for foals that have extreme limb deformities to perhaps give them a better chance of success on the racecourse, especially if some have managed win at top level. Or would they be just as sound if left to good management and Mother Nature? n

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Last June, Robert Collet and his son Rodolphe recorded an historic 1-2 in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot with Immortal Verse and Nova Hawk. For them both, it was a moment in their careers never to be forgotten. WORDS: ISABEL MATHEW PHOTOS: JEAN CHARLES BRIENS, HORSEPHOTOS.COM

OLLET senior was registering his first victory at the meeting since Last Tycoon’s win in the 1986 Kings Stand Stakes. For Collet junior, it was further indication that he is following fast in the footsteps of one of France’s most prominent trainers “It was definitely one of the biggest highlights of my working life,” Robert says. “She is the best filly that I have ever trained, but the result would have been even better if my son had won.” From the outset, it is obvious that the Collets’ relationship is a very strong one. Robert is more outspoken in many ways, whilst Rodolphe’s tongue-in-cheek remark after the race – “When are all these old trainers going to retire and give the young ones a chance?” – epitomises the 38-year-old’s sense of humour. Thoroughbreds have been in Robert’s blood from an early age. Although his father René did not come from an equine background, he went on to become a stud manager, first at the Haras des Breviaires near Rambouillet – now a National Stud – and then not far from Alençon. “It was always my dream to be a trainer or a Formula One driver. I chose the former, as my family didn’t have enough money for the latter as I had three brothers and two sisters! I grew up idolising the likes of François Mathet, but in reality when you strip the varnish off it is not an easy career.” After spending time with English-born Chantilly trainer Jack Cunnington (where his

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brother Gerard rode as a jockey) following his military service at Saumur, Robert then started up on his own in 1973. “When I applied for a permit, they refused, instead giving me a public licence. I started with nothing, and little by little I managed to buy horses out of claimers, training both on the Flat and over jumps.” That same year, Rodolphe became the latest addition to the family, joining his

elder brother Bruce, now a policeman in Paris. “I think I survived because I was talented. It helped that I was young, and I wanted to do well,” says Robert. Rodolphe echoes this. “My father has an amazing talent of successfully campaigning any type of horse, whether it be a claimer or Group 1 performer. This has not always made it easy for him in the eyes of his competitors.”

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Last Tycoon and Yves Saint Martin after winning the Breeders’ Cup Mile in 1986

In the early years, to try and win more money, Robert developed a technique that was innovative to his fellow trainers at that time and which has now become his trademark. “I had to make ends meet, so I decided to run my horses a lot more in a season, as the prize money wasn’t enough if they only ran a few times. Obviously it is completely different for a top-level horse.” Based at Marcel Boussac’s former stables, which was home to more than 120 Group 1 winners, Robert’s attention to detail for every individual in his care obvious. One such example is Immortal Verse, who ran only twice as a two-year-old, and has been campaigned with extreme caution for Richard Strauss. It was another of that owner’s horses that helped Rodolphe make the decision to become a trainer. “I lived with my mother in the South of France as a child, and used to come and see my father during the school holidays. I didn’t see him that much because at the time he was really expanding thanks to his success, so I tried to keep press cuttings about him. “I wanted to be like him from the age of seven. One of my first memories of thinking what a fantastic job being a trainer must be was a year earlier when he trained Son of Love to win the Doncaster St. Leger. He rang my mother to ask her to buy a bicycle for me as a result.” Rodolphe’s decision was set in concrete aged 13 following Last Tycoon’s victory in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, where Robert made history in becoming one of the first European trainers ever to triumph at the event. “He really wanted me to come to Santa Anita, because at the time it was the most important international race meeting in the calendar. It was an incredible feat, especially

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as the horse had won two Group 1s over five furlongs the same season. I will never forget the crowds that day after he triumphed.” It is perhaps not by chance that one of Immortal Verse’s main targets this year is the Breeders’ Cup Mile, which returns to Santa Anita in November. Even more fitting is that the daughter of Pivotal, who was bought back for €460,000 as a yearling, is out of a half-

“Her win was magical, and everything went to plan. In the paddock beforehand, Sir Michael Stoute came up to me and said that she looked magnificent, and that he thought she would win again. That really meant a lot to me” Rodolphe Collet on Sahpresa sister to Last Tycoon. Nearly 26 years later, it could make a wonderful story. Rodolphe started his training career in 1998, having spent time with John Gosden in Newmarket and Jack Van Berg in California. “I came back to continue working with my father after that, and worked extremely hard. He was very tough on me, perhaps more so than his other employees, but I am grateful for that. I only realise what he did for me now that I have three girls of my own.”

After starting out with four two-year-olds sourced from his father, Rodolphe was in for a shock at the end of the season. “My first year went quite well, and then I went to see my father the following winter, and he told me that from then on it was each to their own.” Following family tradition, Rodolphe started out by buying horses out of claimers, winning his first Group race with Honorifique in the Prix Lydia Tesio at Milan in 2001. A year later, Tigertail won the Prix Minerve and enabled Rodolphe to continue his worldwide experience, finishing second in the E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine and fourth in the Yorkshire Oaks. Travelling to the best race meetings in the world is a Collet tradition, which has been passed down to the younger generation. In 1987, Robert trained Le Glorieux to achieve the extraordinary feat of winning three Group 1 races on three continents, the Grosser Preis von Berlin, Washington D.C. International, and the Japan Cup. “When I was younger, I used to travel a lot with my father’s runners throughout Europe, especially in Italy and Germany, as well as internationally. I had a good grounding and I enjoy running my horses abroad.” In true honest fashion, Robert describes the reason for his early travelling exploits as, “because of the good prize money on offer.” For Rodolphe, unprecedented triple Sun Chariot Stakes winner Sahpresa has flown the flag high in recent years. “My memories of her will always be very strong, as she gave me my first Group 1. I had some fantastic times with her, and [owner] Mr. [Teruya] Yoshida has to be thanked for his willingness to keep her in training for a third attempt at Newmarket. “I had a lot of pressure on me that day, and I began to realise what it must feel like for someone like Freddy (Head) with Goldikova. Her win was magical, and everything went to plan. In the paddock beforehand, Sir Michael Stoute came up to me and said that she looked magnificent, and that he thought she would win again. That really meant a lot to me. “I think what the mare did at Newmarket will be a very difficult feat to beat. One day I would like to be able to go back and win the race again – I think it would be very special. It’s funny, but I think I am probably better known abroad then I am in France!” Two months earlier, history had nearly repeated itself when Rodolphe’s bête noire Immortal Verse rose to the occasion once again in the Prix Jacques le Marois. After a tight finish for second with Goldikova, Rodolphe had initially thought that Sahpresa had taken the runner-up spot. “If you can imagine, I was beaten by Goldikova in the Coronation Stakes, and then everyone was telling me that I had finished second in the Marois – only to beaten by my father again. As Sahpresa was placed third, it

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ROBERT AND RODOLPHE COLLET wasn’t so bad! I did beat Immortal Verse in Japan [where Sahpresa was third in the Mile Championship at Kyoto, with Immortal Verse finishing seventh] though,” he jokes in mock rivalry. Rodolphe has an important owner in Yoshida, who bought Nova Hawk in the autumn from Rodolphe’s longstanding clients Anthony Forde and Ahmed Mouknass. “She ran fantastically well in the Guineas to be fourth, and I thought we were going into the Coronation in good form. My father then made a last minute decision to run Immortal Verse, whom I knew would be one of the main dangers.” Weighing up his opposition beforehand, Robert explains, “As Rodolphe’s filly had run so well in the Guineas, I knew mine had an outstanding chance so I was pretty confident.” Although Rodolphe may have preferred to win, he bears no grudges. “Immortal Verse is an outstanding filly, and Nova Hawk ran a brilliant race. Even if I didn’t win, the best person that could beat you is your father. We all had a fantastic party afterwards, and there were no hard feelings! It is very important to savour moments like that, as they can be few and far between.” Nova Hawk looks set to avoid another clash with Immortal Verse, as the daughter of Hawk

FIVE THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE COLLETS 1. Both Robert and Rodolphe started training aged 25 2. Rodolphe is only known as “Rod” outside France due to his name being shortened in domestic race programmes 3. Robert’s brother Gerard is also a trainer in Chantilly 4. Rodolphe won 29 races as an amateur rider 5. Half of Robert’s 18 career Group 1 winners have been in the colours of R.C. Strauss

Wing will now try her hand over 10 furlongs in the future. An addition to Rodolphe’s stable is last year’s Italian One Thousand Guineas winner Stay Alive, also for Yoshida. She makes up a string of around 40 from his Lamorlaye base, just five minutes away from his father. This year looks set to be another bumper one for pere et fils. Robert’s stable stars also include Classic prospect Topeka, as well as Group 2 winning sprinter Wizz Kid, second in the British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot last October. Both are daughters of Whipper, whom he trained to win three races at the highest level.

While Rodolphe’s quip after the Coronation Stakes may have been a joke, 63-year-old Robert is set to scale down his numbers for the forthcoming season. He says, “I don’t want to go on training forever, and I would really like to give my son some of my good horses. That would make me happy. “I will reduce my stable to 40 jumpers and 60 Flat horses, and cut down again before the end of the year. For my retirement I have bought 50 hectares at nearby AvillySaint-Leonard where I will continue training together with [my wife] Micheline (Vidal) and my two young daughters. I may stop training National Hunt horses completely, as I have often done during my career should I find someone that I think deserves them. I did the same thing to François Cottin.” There is a true familial bond between Robert and Rodolphe Collet, with the latter describing their relationship as “closer than ever.” R senior is “extremely proud” of his son, who has “done everything himself” to succeed in a world where Rodolphe could easily have only been labelled as his father’s son. Equally, R junior has a huge amount of respect for his mentor, who “worked like a dog” for the status that he enjoys today in racing history. n

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ODAY we have many sensitive and specific tools that are used by veterinary surgeons to diagnose the cause of lameness. These include radiography, scintigraphy, ultrasound and MRI. These however not all suitable for regular routine monitoring. Ultrasound, due to its nature, can be used more frequently than the other techniques but its use is focused to soft tissue and in a limited area, e.g. tendons. These are diagnostic modalities rather than techniques for monitoring. The most common tools the trainer uses to monitor horses with respect to lameness are eyes and hands. Visual observation of a horse’s gait is used universally. However, several studies have shown that even trained and experienced veterinary surgeons differ in subjective visual lameness assessment. That is, even when examining the same horse they may assign different grades of lameness, disagree on the site of the lameness, and sometimes even disagree on which leg the horse is lame; this is especially true when the lameness is mild! (see Keegan et al. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 1998) The problem with visual observation is that it is subjective. It may be hard, if not impossible, to see very slow deterioration in a horse over several weeks. There has been a move towards developing objective lameness assessment devices, such as the Lameness Locator. These have the potential to be used routinely for monitoring a horse’s gait over time. However, the cost and technical aspects mean they will likely be used by clinicians rather than trainers. And whilst they may identify a horse as lame, they may not give any clues as to the location of the problem and will not identify a problem in the early stages i.e. when there is inflammation but no effect on gait. Running hands down a horse’s legs is the second technique used widely. The limitation here is that our hands are relatively insensitive. We may be able to detect a difference of around

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Orthopaedic injuries have always been and are almost certainly going to continue to be the most common reason for lost training days for racehorses. The basic premise is that early identification of injuries should allow earlier intervention and lead to quicker resolution. Low-grade orthopaedic problems, if unrecognised, can progress over weeks or months into more serious and sometimes careerthreatening injuries. WORDS: DR DavID MaRLIN PHOTOS: EQUISCaN, DR DavID MaRLIN

“Thermography has a wide range of clinical applications. The most common is the evaluation of the tendons and ligaments of the limbs with a great capacity for preventative applications” 1°C between legs. Some people may only appreciate a difference when this exceeds 2°C. In many cases the difference in temperature of injured tissues may be less than we can detect by hand. The areas of the body over which we use our hands are also fairly limited. When muscle or tendon or even bone or cartilage is damaged or injured, blood flow is usually increased in an attempt to repair the damage. This is what leads to the increase in temperature that we may be able to detect with our hands and which has lead to the use of thermography (thermal imaging) as technique to visualise heat patterns on the surface. Thermal cameras actually only measure the surface temperature of whatever they are

pointing at. So if it’s the back of the front leg we are looking at the temperature of the hairs rather than the skin. But, if there is inflammation under the skin, then this will result in warmer hairs. And even if the damage is deep down in the tendon, if the degree of inflammation is sufficient, the heat being generated can be conducted through the tendon to the surface. Thermography has been around for a long time. People seem to fall into one of two categories when it comes to the use of thermography. There are those that are totally invested in it and convinced by it as a technique, and there are those that have no time for it. There’s no middle ground. Thermal cameras even as recent as 15-20 years ago yielded relatively poor quality fuzzy pictures and lacked sensitivity. They were also heavy, unwieldy, and very expensive. Modern cameras offer much higher resolution images with greater sensitivity. The big question is, do they offer any advantage to the trainer looking to monitor horses for signs of orthopaedic problems that may lead to lameness? Infrared thermography is a monitoring tool that allows us to quickly and efficiently identify trauma in an injured animal. It allows early detection of physiological injury, stress, and trauma; it also acts as an aid to monitor racehorses in recovery from injury. By identifying the location of the injury we can prevent further trauma, make a decision on treatment needed, and monitor the recovery. It has also been used by some as a tool to help ensure effective training methods and to help achieve peak performance. With the use of an infrared camera we can see and measure the thermal energy (heat) from an object. Thermal or infrared energy is light that is not visible to the naked eye because its wavelength is too long to be detected by us. It is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we perceive as heat unlike visible light. In the infrared world everything with temperature above absolute zero emits heat; even very cold objects, like ice cubes, emit infrared. The higher the object temperature the greater the infrared radiation emitted. In other words infrared allows us to see what our eyes cannot; it also allows us to see what our hands cannot feel. So when using thermography with

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racehorses, this technology gives us a pictorial representation of the surface temperature of the animal; it represents the measured heat emitted from the skin surface. The skin of an animal is approximately five degrees cooler than core body temperature (in temperate conditions; it may be even greater when its very cold) and variations in skin temperature result from tissue perfusion and blood flow in superficial veins. It also reflects alteration of the circulation in deeper tissues and so detects areas of inflammation. Because inflamed tissue has increased circulation, injury will then show up as ‘hot spots’ or, in the case of nerve damage or an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissue reducing circulation, ‘cold spots.’ For a thermographer to understand what a scan is showing, it is firstly important for them to understand what is normal. Once that is established they can then identify what is abnormal. A normal, sound horse should show symmetric thermal patterns in its anatomic structures when compared to the same region on the opposite side of the body. Where there are

breaks in the thermal patterns or asymmetry we would investigate further; this may mean the application of another diagnostic tool that would give more detailed information on the animal’s physical state. Thermography has a wide range of clinical applications. The most common is the evaluation of the tendons and ligaments of the limbs with a great capacity for preventative applications. Tendon and ligament injuries have been known to be identified up to three weeks before the onset of clinical lameness. Laminitis, characterised by the inflammation of the laminar structures, has been identified by thermography. Other applications are foot abscesses, navicular, foot imbalances, and back injuries such as kissing spine and sacroiliac injuries. Thermography has also been proposed to be useful in the early diagnosis of stress fractures in the third metacarpal bone, the radius, and the tibia, which could prevent catastrophic bone failure. Inflammation in the joint produces a characteristic thermal pattern in the overlaying skin. Normal thermal patterns of joints should

be cool compared to the surrounding tissues. One of the greatest potential applications is for monitoring the muscles in the upper limbs and back. In the upper forelimb, the pectoralis and biceps brachii musculature are most commonly associated with temperature asymmetry. In the upper hind limb, the distal quadriceps musculature, the semitendinosus, and biceps femoris muscles have been most commonly isolated as areas of injury and abnormal thermal patterns. Without the aid of thermography, these injuries can be difficult to identify. Additionally, injuries of the gluteal musculature, dorsal spinous ligament desmitis, and sacroiliac desmitis are often demonstrated as hot spots thermographically. Once a muscle injury is diagnosed with thermography, ultrasonography can be used to characterise the lesion. Due to the ability to detect physiological changes quickly, safely, non-invasively, and without any limitation on how often it is used, thermography’s benefits for the trainer should be in its ability to detect small changes that occur. Being able to identify when training is resulting in more frequent or more severe damage and when it is detrimental to the horse could represent a huge leap towards prevention of injury in the racehorse. To maximise the advantages for the racehorse, thermography should probably be used as a regular monitoring tool before and after training, after racing, and also as a monitoring tool for recovery from injury. Thermography should ideally be applied by a qualified thermographer who has been trained by a reputable longstanding organisation, and he or she must be supported by a veterinary surgeon. The aim of thermography is early identification of abnormal thermal patterns, the cause of which can then be investigated and diagnosed by a veterinary surgeon. Both thermal imaging technology (i.e. cameras) and understanding of how to interpret thermal images have developed over the past 15 years. Thermal imaging has the potential to be a useful tool in the racing yard. Only time will tell if the advances in technology translate into more widespread use and a clear advantage over the considerably cheaper and time honoured technique of... using our hands! n

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T has become part of accepted practice that most professional athletes have a team of experts around them, their aim is to identify whether small, incremental changes in one or more elements can produce an exponential enhancement to the overall competitive results the athlete achieves. In recent years, the optometric field is one such speciality, whereby the objective is to gain understanding of the how the individual athlete’s eyes collate and interpret visual stimuli. This can be measured by recording reaction times and speed of response in handeye-foot coordination tests. I have spent a number of years of research in this field on various sports including track and field athletics, fencing, snooker, and swimming. My attention was drawn to the possibilities of applying my experience to equine vision when I began studies into the race jockey’s visual perspective. I noticed that headgear worn on certain horses created a possible negative visual impact, which in turn impeded the overall level of performance. Information was then gathered from experts in the equine veterinarian and ophthalmological fields. It became apparent that whilst this area had been investigated, for example – the article by James Tate in European Trainer (issue 13), which raises questions as to whether and what type of headgear should be used – very little detailed evidence measuring its positive or negative effect was available. There can be no doubt, given the empirical evidence of the number of racehorses running well in cheekpieces, visors, blinkers, eyeshields and sheepskin nosebands each day, that there is a likelihood they do provide a positive stimulus for some horses. However, seemingly more do not run to expectation. Ultimately horse racing is all about winning. Winning performances using headgear get well publicised by commentators, but under performances are rarely highlighted. This exaggeration may actually be detrimental to assessing the true effects. The lack of performance data also raises questions. Does the horse run well because of or despite the wearing of headgear? Does the horse’s attitude

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A new form of headgear has been developed which may help improve a racehorse’s visual field and potentially its performance on the racecourse WORDS: JOSEPHINE UNSWORTH PHOTOS: SD PHOTOS

“Binocular vision occurs when images received from each eye overlap and this creates a narrow field of view in front of the horse, which enables stereoscopic vision” to racing override any visual fatigue possibly caused by headgear? To what extent does an individual horse’s natural head carriage and physical confirmation affect visual performance when wearing headgear? Can optometric theory be used to identify potential improvements in headgear? The eyes of a horse are positioned on each

side of the animal’s head, allowing it to use monocular vision and giving an expansive field of view, which has evolved from its ability to see threats and predators in its natural habitat. Depending upon the position of an object the horse may also turn its head, or even turn its whole body to view a strange stimulus. However, when the horse wishes to see an object at close range, it tends to utilise binocular vision, where both eyes are receiving light rays from the object and will also lift or lower its head in order to focus an image of the object on its retina, at the back of its eye. Binocular vision occurs when images received from each eye overlap and this creates a narrow field of view in front of the horse, which enables stereoscopic vision. It is the stereoscopic vision that provides the horse with the ability to judge and perceive depth of field and interpret in three-dimensional vision, important for running at speed and judging distances when jumping. In terms of how the equine athlete visually performs there may be similarities with the optical mechanics of the human athlete. This is most important in the relationship between binocular vision, visual interpretation, subsequent eye-limb-hoof co-ordination and resultant speed in the horse. Taking these factors into consideration, the most popular items of headgear can be critically analysed using optical assumptions. Sheepskin nosebands or shadow rolls of differing shapes and thicknesses have been used for many years for differing reasons, popularly either on the basis they help horses concentrate in racing by lowering the horses head or to obscure shadows which may cause the horse to spook. However, optically there could be a drawback in their application for certain horses as they are

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required to hold their heads and therefore maintain their gaze at a potentially unnatural steep angle of tilt, in order that they can view over the noseband. This may produce the desired effect required by the trainer to lower the horse’s head but a resultant issue could be the awkward and uncomfortable eye position and the subsequent failure of fusion of two vertically disparate images that the horse now sees i.e. double vision. The external vertical muscles controlling the eyeballs may be stretched into an unnatural angular position, where a small imbalance will immediately compromise the important binocular vision and it may become difficult for the horse to maintain visual stability. Images in the visual cortex of the brain may become difficult to assimilate just as in the human and visual fatigue as demonstrated by eye dominance may then come into play. This is where images from the dominant eye may be interpreted fractionally quicker, possibly even being accepted from one eye only. This could be a reason why

awkward running is exhibited by the horse leaning in one direction. The race commentator may be using words such as hanging, drifting, not concentrating but there is reason to believe the horse may have lost its binocular vision and is now running one-eyed. This is an important factor to consider if a left-eye dominant horse is

running on a left-handed track and vice versa and is forced by action of the headgear equipment in use, to adopt a unilateral running style and sideways gait. Blinkers or visors are positioned to block rear peripheral vision and can cause a horse to move its head from left to right in an attempt to try and obtain a wider field of view. This

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“By positioning “The Fixator” in the forward line of sight, the eye can be drawn towards that focal point and beyond” loss of spatial awareness may affect the horse’s 3-D Vision and its physical balance needed for grounding itself in its surroundings, possibly unbalancing the horse. Although, if a horse is front-running in blinkers, other factors may come into play even though the horse only has restricted frontal view and its performance may differ to that shown when in running midfield with horses on either side. With the realisation of the possible shortcomings of existing headgear such as sheepskin nosebands/shadow rolls, blinkers and shields this raised the question – could there be a design of headgear where a visual guide assists and maintains forward binocular vision, whilst not impairing the important peripheral vision for balance? This thought process led to the examination of the anatomical structure of the horses head, its eye positions and the visual tasks required during competition. Prototypes of a new headgear were made that should create a virtual fixation point in the frontal field of view of the horse. This was possible by the placing of a sheepskin buffer in certain spatial planes along the intersection of the visual axis of each eye. This new headgear has become known as “The Fixator”. Made of sheepskin, in theory it achieves a simple,

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innovative, non-invasive method of assisting natural equine vision. By positioning “The Fixator” in the forward line of sight, the eye can be drawn towards that focal point and beyond. Placed at certain positions on both sides of the horses head, mid way between the nostril and the eye, depending on the head shape and physical size of the horse, there is no restriction placed on peripheral vision. The important factor here is that a point is created in the frontal field of view, similar to when a human outstretches their arms in front of themselves and holds index fingers up to create a visual framework or reference point. The vision is automatically drawn to these upright extensions, which may differ in size and shape and the eyes are then found to look between and stay within the two points, depending upon whether the object is close or distant. The assertion being that if the horse is encouraged to look forward, it will follow a forward and straighter trajectory. “The Fixator” positions will vary depending upon the type of bridle and racing equipment also being worn. These are also made of synthetic and waterproof materials so that the benefits of using “The Fixator” as a continuous optical training aid are recognised. This will ensure that the eyes are

used to focusing and achieving optimum vision in the training grounds. An example of which is seen on a daily basis on the racecourse where headgear equipment is declared for a race, but the horse infrequently trains in that piece of equipment. From an optical perspective, the absence of regular wearing of headgear could affect the horse’s ability to judge the racecourse dimensions, especially when gauging the new visual signals when asked to run in first-time or rarely used headgear. Taking an illustration from a human scenario, when learning to drive a car, many people do not consider to have their eyes tested for the legal driving limit until the very last opportunity. This negates all the hours of time and of expense of driving lessons and the distraught candidate cannot understand how their visual perception has changed their judgement of distances and object positions when they hit a kerb or reverse incorrectly, thus failing the driving test. This is the theory behind the product design. As with any new product, it is one thing to theorise about its functionality and another to actually test it in practice. With the

assistance of trainer, Kim Bailey, permission was granted by the British Horseracing Authority to use “The Fixator” on British Racecourses and it was trialled on his racehorses for a six week period from mid September 2011. On the first day it was introduced, it was worn to success by Rannoch Moor. It has been worn singly and with other headgear. A further outright winner, Max Bygraves, and several other placings formed statistics of the numerous runs across the period of horses wearing “The Fixator”, their performance before and subsequent runs without “The Fixator” in situ, where movement in running and jumping was observed on course, from video and racing media where available. There is certainly much scope for further research into the impact of headgear on the racehorse’s vision. In theory, “The Fixator” has strong grounds to be regarded as a useful alternative to those items in current use. Whether or not the theory works out in practice can only be assessed by further testing in both the racing and scientific environments. n

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VETERINARY INTRODUCTION The horse appears to have developed as a very highly specialised locomotor machine, well adapted for travel over long distances at moderate rates of speed, and with the additional capability of quite high rates of speed for short distances. Perhaps the horse is the most efficient running machine that has ever evolved, and probably no other vertebrate has had as many structural adaptations for rapid and untiring progress on the ground. The third metacarpal and metatarsal bones have undergone extensive elongation and have been combined with a grouping of muscles at the proximal end of the limb. This design provides a long lever arm with very powerful muscle drivers. In addition, a large number of muscles have been reduced in size, while others have been incorporated with tendoligamentous structures that have resulted in a marked degree of automaticity in lower limb leg junction. Once in a full run, the muscle drivers of the shoulders and rear quarters supply the power, while from the knee down, the tendons and ligaments act like rubber bands and the movement of the limbs is nearly automatic. Furthermore, the large lungs and thorax suggest a locomotor adaptation that provides a large tidal volume of air for efficient long distance running. The first written records of gait studies in horses can be traced back to the Greek historian Xenophon (434-355 B.C.). However, it has only been within the end of the 19th Century, and the beginning of the 20th Century, that the correct sequence of horses’ hooves striking the ground was discovered (Muybridge, 1899). Since the beginning of the 20th Century, many modern technologies have been utilised for gait studies in horses. As a result, many scientific studies have allowed the various gaits of many different species to be fully defined. Gaits fall into two categories: symmetrical and asymmetrical. In the horse, symmetrical

The evolutionary history of the horse, Equus caballus, has been well documented. Due to the large abundance of bone and especially teeth in the fossil records, the horse is the single most cited paradigm of evolution. In the United States alone there are in excess of a half a million specimens of fossil horses in museums and academic collections. The modern day horse is the result of sequential changes in Hyracotherium, a dog-sized, four-toed creature some 55 million years ago. WORDS: DAVID EARL WILLIAMS MS, Ph.D PHOTOS: HORSEPHOTOS.COM, SHUTTERSTOCK

gaits are the walk and the trot, where once in motion, no “lead” foot is required. In contrast to the symmetrical gaits of the walk and trot, the asymmetrical gait of the gallop requires the horse to establish a “lead” foot; either the left or the right. There are two major variations of the asymmetrical gallop gait: the transverse gallop and the rotary gallop. When a horse is at a full run, as in a race, it must utilise the transverse gallop. The trailing hind limb hits the ground first, followed by the leading opposite hind limb that hits the ground second. Then the trailing fore limb hits the ground third, followed by the leading fore limb that hits the ground fourth, thus completing the sequence. The last limb that hits the ground in the sequence is the leading forelimb, thus establishing a “lead.” The transverse gallop is necessary due to the fact that horses have very little lateral motion and nearly equal straddle, and to prevent limb interference. The limited lateral motion of the horse is analogous to a spoke in a wagon wheel, and normally stays in the plane of the wheel. If all four wheels are the same size, and the front

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wheels are almost touching the hind wheels, the wagon would display equal straddle analogous to the horse. Each individual limb of the horse must stay in its “designated” area to prevent interference with the other limbs. If the wagon was tweaked into a parallelogram with the right front wheel being forward, the wagon would display a right “lead” wheel; both of the wheels on the same side are leading the opposite wheels on the other side. If the wagon was tweaked into a parallelogram with the left front wheel in front, the wagon would display a left “lead” wheel. Therefore, the front and hind limbs of the horse must use the same lead when traveling at high speeds to avoid interference. In contrast is the rotary gallop, which is utilised by the cheetah. During the rotary gallop, the trailing hind limb hits the ground first, followed by the opposite leading limb. At this point the hind limbs have established a “lead.” The third limb that hits the ground in the rotary gallop is the trailing forelimb, however, it hits on the same side as the leading forelimb. Finally, the leading forelimb hits the ground and the sequence is complete. This means that in the rotary gallop that the hind limb lead pattern is opposite of the front limb lead pattern. The cheetah places both hind feet in front of the front feet when progressing to the next stride. Thus the hind limbs must straddle the front limbs to avoid interference. Due to the cheetah’s ability to arch his back it can use the rotary gallop at high speeds. Racehorses may utilise the rotary gallop stride pattern at very slow speeds; however, due to their rigid spine and limited lateral motion they can not straddle the front limbs with their hind limbs. Therefore, at high speeds generated by racehorses while performing, these particular equine athletes tend to use the transverse gallop as a rule. As previously described, while using the asymmetrical gallop gait, a racehorse must establish a lead foot of either the right or the left. When passing by on the track, a racehorse leaves distinctive hoof prints on the track surface that are indicative as to which lead

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The gallop gait is divided into two phases (above and below). Phase one is the stance phase when one or more of the horses hooves are on the track surface

stride pattern the horse has utilized. The gallop gait is divided into two phases 1). the stance phase when one or more of the horses hooves are on the track surface, and 2). the suspension phase when the horse is fully airborne. When performing, a full gallop is the alternation between the stance phase and the suspension phase repeated over and over. While repeating the asymmetrical gait of the gallop at high speeds during performance, the racehorse has the option of choosing which lead to use, and can change lead patterns at anytime during progression in a straight line. In the racehorse, there is a direct link between breathing and galloping, with exactly one breath per stride. Because horses have no collarbone, the motion of the forelimbs is tied directly to the ribs and spine by the horse’s powerful muscles. When the forelimbs strike the track surface at the run, the compressive loading transmitted through the legs forces the ribs upward, which physically squeezes the air out of the lungs. Simultaneously, the horse is lowering its head and neck, which presses the ribcage backwards adding to the compressive effect. Finally the front of the body is decelerating at this instant in the gallop cycle as the forelimbs make contact with the track surface; this causes the internal organs, which are attached to the diaphragm by springy ligaments, to push forward and gives the lungs a further squeeze. The entire process of the front limbs pushing upwards on the ribcage, the downward motion of the head and neck squeezing the ribcage, and the anterior movement of the internal organs, cause an effect similar to that of a bellows. This suggests that the racehorse, while performing, has very little or no control of the expiration phase of breathing. As the horse’s head and neck are raised and the load is lifted from the forelimbs, the rib cage and the sternum are then forced forward and down; the front of the body accelerates once again and the “piston” formed by the internal organs slides backwards. Both of these actions cause the lungs to expand drawing in air while the horse is in the suspension phase of the gallop, during which time the limbs are tucked under the horse preparing for the next stance phase. The mechanical process described above provides evidence that breathing in a racehorse, while performing, is synchronised to the transverse gallop gait and pace. When the frequency of limb contact on the track surface increases, the frequency of breathing increases as well. There is exactly one breath per stride. Therefore, inspiration occurs during the racehorse’s suspension phase as the forelimbs are entirely airborne, and the expiration occurs during the stance phase as the forelimbs make contact with the track surface.

DISCUSSION The second phase is the suspension phase when the horse is fully airborne

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BIOMECHANICS there are two phases in the transverse gallop gait in which a racehorse utilises while performing: the stance phase and the suspension phase. In addition, there is a stance phase and suspension phase for the left lead stride pattern and a stance phase and suspension phase for the right lead stride pattern. Therefore, the stride length is the distance of the stance phase added to the suspension phase. This is easily measured on the track surface. The distance from the trailing hind limb (that hits the track surface first) to the leading forelimb (that hits the track surface last) will reveal the stance phase. The distance from the “lead” foot to the trailing hind limb of the next stride will reveal the suspension phase. Simple! For the sake of discussion lets say an individual horse has a 21-foot stride generated from the simple formula Stance Phase + Suspension Phase = Stride Length. Let’s assume that the stance phase is 15 feet and the suspension phase is six feet; thus a 21-foot stride. Another individual horse may have a 16foot stance phase and a five-foot suspension phase therefore also producing a 21-foot stride. As one can easily see, there are numerous combinations of both phases that can generate a 21-foot stride, especially in lieu of the fact that

we can measure in even smaller increments than a foot. It is also possible that an individual horse may have a 21-foot stride in one lead and an entirely different stride length in the other. There is a wide range of variance in racehorses’ stance phases and suspension phases, thus a wide range of variance in total stride lengths. In addition, there is a wide range of variance in

“If a horse breathes in more air during the suspension phase than it can exhale in the stance phase an oxygen debt is most likely to occur” each individual racehorse’s left lead stride pattern and its right lead stride pattern. Recall that there is exactly a 1:1 ratio of breath per stride. If the suspension phase could be increased the time of inspiration would be increased. Therefore, suggesting that the “time” of the stance phase would also need to increase to allow the horse to fully expire the tidal

volume of inspiration. We all know that with an increase of time that a horse spends in the stance phase (on the track surface); the slower the horse. This is not a good trait in a racehorse! In addition, oxygen consumption comes into play. If a horse breathes in more air during the suspension phase than it can exhale in the stance phase an oxygen debt is most likely to occur, especially when one takes into consideration the many strides a horse takes while performing. The same would be true if the timing of the stance phase did not match the timing of the suspension phase. Therefore, the optimal racehorse would have an equal time of inspiration and expiration; any alteration of timing of stride would be an alteration of breath, leading to an alteration of oxygen consumption. It is well known that oxygen consumption is one of the leading limiting factors in athletic performance in any mammal, which includes the horse, of course. This is exactly why a cheetah cannot run full speed over 65-75 yards – it runs out of oxygen. The cheetah must lift its heavy, muscular legs, taking a large amount of energy. It has two air phases, its stride is not directly linked to breath, and it utilises the rotary gallop gait. So, to compare the horse to the cheetah, is well, apples and oranges. n

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RACING Ollie at Sleepy Gilbreath's ranch

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Ollie Cole went on an American adventure to experience quarter horse training and racing Texan style WORDS AND PHOTOS: OLLIE COLE


TOUCHED down in Dallas at 7.30am on an ancient American Airlines jet from Louisville, Kentucky. Most of the in-flight staff must have been on the maiden voyage! We’d just been treated to some of the best racing in the world over the two days of the Breeders’ Cup and were still on quite a buzz from the entertainment of Churchill Downs and backing St Nicholas Abbey. Suddenly I realised that Texas really is uncharted territory on my radar. I was greeted outside the airport by Fasig-Tipton’s local manager Tim Boyce, who has an accent that you only hear in cowboy movies. It’s so different from the gentle drawl of the Kentuckians, particularly those Southern women. It took ten minutes of him not understanding me and me not understanding him, but that bit of practice put me in good stead for what was about to hit me. Driving out of the airport is a maze of highways heading to towns that were probably home to Billy the Kid and Jesse James. There was an endless string of 18wheelers, trucks and truckers whizzing by at 60 miles per hour with their windows open, blaring western music, all wearing their Stetsons very proudly. Here we were in the concrete jungle of Dallas, which is the ninth largest city in America, we finally pulled up at Lone Star Park, which took me completely by surprise. It looks like a mini Meydan, and just as luxurious.

Tim took me to the track and set me up with Mr John Bassett, a roping champion who was good enough to be on the senior pro tour. Imagining that he commanded respect, I addressed him as “Sir.” He gave me a look that ‘The Duke’ – that would be John Wayne – would have been proud of and said, “You call me John.” This rather daunting guy, wearing his Wranglers jeans and worn-out boots that had not seen a lick of polish in their lifetime, told me I was expected to learn something about quarter horses. He was breaking in a horse with elastics that came from the surcingle. The idea behind this method is that if the horse pulled against it his mouth would be sensitive and start hurting and the horse would eventually stop fighting. John then put the more pressure more on the right side and the horse would again fight but then eventually he started turning right around the box on his own and then the same was done on the left. The horse would be taught for just 20 minutes on each side. John boasted that it took him two days from bitting to riding, which was quite hard to swallow. He claims he could revolutionise the breaking in yards, in England and the owners would not get ripped off. John took me into his ‘office’, which was more like a cross between a horsebox and a spacecraft. It was the biggest truck I had ever been in. His first act was to suddenly spit into an empty Coke bottle. I was quite shocked and with a reply of a loud roar he asked me if

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Sleepy and Joanie Gilbreath with Johnny Jones’ All American-winning quarter horse Ochoa

I wanted any snuff, but I quietly refused. Trying to understand his words through a mouthful of this stuff made life even harder, but I listened intently. He said everything I do now with these young horses will always be in pairs. Horses are herd animals so it made some sense to me. We then went into an indoor school and John asked a boy, of not more than 17, if the quarter horses were ready to go to the track. The two horses with us in the school had been changing leads and doing figures of eight for a week and they were ready to be ponied onto the track. He told me that they would do easy canters for 90 days and one or two blowouts. It was mandatory to do a blow out in front of course clocker Gary Reckner before a race. These horses, from what I could see, did not need too much exercise because of the way they were built. John says: “Fitness stays with quarter horses because of the skeletal structure, conformation and muscular strength and the short distance they have to run. “A quarter runs aerobically which means they can do it on one breath. You get lactic acid as a by-product of anaerobic exercise so they tie up easier. “If they have wind problems it does not matter so much. Wind problems like soft

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palate dislocation or ventricle paralysis are far less significant in quarter horses. thoroughbreds need to have a more efficient airway; it’s more important to be wind-fit than a quarter horse. The bottom line is that you don’t have to train quarter horses as hard as thoroughbreds. “Did you know that Bobby Baffert is my best friend?” he says. “I taught Bobby how to

“The bottom line is that you don’t have to train quarter horses as hard as thoroughbreds” John Bassett rope when we grew up together. He was terrible at that. Then he rode for me as a jockey.” John burst into laughter as he tells me, “Bobby couldn’t ride a hog in a phone booth.” “Do you know the only way we could remain friends?” he asks. Before I had a chance to reply he explains, “I had to fire the sonofabitch.” My amusement at his remarks was cut short by another stream of spit

going into the Coke bottle! With Baffert having been one of the most successful quarter horse trainers in the country, John really believes that gave him a huge advantage over the rest of the thoroughbred trainers. “Baffert is a real horseman, from roping to wrangling, and it has given him a big leg up with all the thoroughbred techniques,” John opines. “He’s streets ahead of the rest of his competition – just him and another quarter horse legend, Wayne Lukas.” Considering they are two of the most successful trainers in North America, it was hard to argue with his logic. He strongly believes that there are a lot of trainers who can read a condition book really well and can work the system. But he also believes you really need horsemanship built into you from an early age. He then raises his voice a notch or two and preaches, “There are a lot of people that can talk the talk, but not walk the walk.” This is a theory I have yet to test. “Did you know that a cow gets off the ground with their arse first and a horse with their front legs first? Ninety percent of thoroughbred trainers wouldn’t even know that,” says John dismissively. Of course, having gone to Cirencester, I knew! Her name was First Place Queen. She came dead last in the All American Futurity in

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QUARTER HORSE Sleepy Gilbreath with Ochoa, who is just 15 hands

Ruidoso, New Mexico, where she bled without showing any previous signs. She was then shipped 16 hours to Los Alamitos in Los Angeles, California, where the assistant reported that she had a temperature of 104 and was very dehydrated. It turned out that she had to be kept in her box for three weeks, with a lung infection. Then when her temperature came back down she was walked around the barn and was taken to graze, but her temperature flew back up to 102 so she was then box rested for another three weeks. Having told the owners that her temperature was back to normal, they decided to run her in the trial; “I had nothing to lose,” Bassett tells me. She came fourth, beaten half a length, but it qualified her for the Golden State Million (S450,000 to the winner). She was left alone and was hand-walked for four days. Then she was sent to the track for a slow canter. First Placed Queen was ready to face the music. Bassett looks me in the eye and says, “She kicked their ass.” This was a clear indication that these horses are totally different animals to the thoroughbred, fitnesswise! Bassett asks me about Lasix, knowing full well what my answer would be! I told him it was a banned substance in England, that we were not allowed to use any performance enhancing drugs, and he simply replies, “Why

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Ollie with Sleepy at the yard

should we let a horse bleed and then heal him up to get him back? Surely it’s fairer and kinder on the animals to protect them from bleeding from an early age.” He then began to tell me that a big cause of bleeding is environmental, especially with the altitude at Ruidoso, which is 6,000 feet above sea level.

Bassett thinks every horse should have an equal opportunity. I asked him if he had trouble keeping the horses sound. He replies, “These horses are inbred that they might be getting faster but they’re also less sound.” He goes on to tell me about steroids, which

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Top left: Ollie (third left) enjoys the buffet on the fourth floor restaurant at the Lone Star racecourse with Sleepy (left), Joanie Gilbreath (second left), Wilbur Smith (second right) and jockey Jackie Martin (right) Above: The muscular hindquarters of the quarter horse Left: In the paddock prior to the Texas Classic Derby at Lone Star

are a total mystery to me, but he carries on anyway. He says, “Clenbuterol [it’s a steroid to make horses breathe better] in the horse industry is a real problem,” to which I asked why. “It’s a steroid, and some trainers are importing it from Mexico where it’s a 100 times stronger which gives us using the legal stuff no chance. They end up looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger. It can really move a horse up and the authorities need to get a serious handle on it.” Having had a great day with my new idol John Bassett, I was sent on my way to find a man called Sleepy. Sleepy lives about an hour from Lone Star. His ranch consists of a small, round, training track, two barns and a bungalow. Driving

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down his dirt road, past his bungalow, we left a thick cloud of dust behind our truck. It hadn’t rained in these parts of Texas for months. People have sold their cattle because they can’t afford to feed them hay. There was no grass, nothing green, to be seen for miles. There was a rather large man leaning against the barn door. He had the standard white Stetson and was displaying a lot of silver on his buckle, one of many he had won in quarter horse competitions. He was around six feet tall, quite rounded, with a very friendly face! “Good morning, sir,” I said as I got out of the truck, trying to show him I was an Englishman with good manners. His reply

was a laconic “howdy.” He was much quieter than Bassett so this learning experience looked like it might be more testing for me. Sleepy’s real name is Dwayne Gilbreath. My first question to this tubby and silent Texan was how he had acquired the nickname Sleepy. He told me he used to hold horses for the blacksmith, who always berated him to wake up and stop sleeping on the job. This was a very relaxed and affable cowboy and my comfort zone with him eased immediately. I learned that Sleepy had won this year’s All American Grade 1 Futurity, a race over 440 yards for two-year-old quarter horses with a total purse of $2,400,000, with a horse called Ochoa. The owner was legendary horseman Johnny Jones, much more a Texan cowboy

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QUARTER HORSE than a Kentucky hardboot. Johnny ran Walmac Farm on Paris Pike in Lexington for years, developing major sires like Nureyev, Miswaki, and Alleged. He hails from a tiny town in west Texas called Quanah. Sleepy shows me the diminutive Ochoa, who is around 15 hands! Apparently that was the average for a quarter horse. “Son,” he says, “quarter horses are bred to run from 220 yards to 440 yards and occasionally 870 yards. “They have to have the attributes to move quickly, explosively and with immediate effect. They are a lot stronger and their muscles need to contract a lot quicker so they need the density that is very recognisable to the eye as you can see on Ochoa.” Sleepy points at the various different muscle points that looked, well, like a typical sprinter that we get at home – stocky and short-coupled. I then asked him about the classics. He says, “Classic distances are between 350, 400 and 440 yards.” I asked him if the most important races were at three. “No,” he replies, “It’s exactly the opposite. We have a real problem here that the real money races are the Futurity races at two. They are worth around a million.” I butted in and ask him “what distance?” he replies “400 yards.” He carries on. “The Derby at three is run over at 440 yds and is worth around 300 grand.” In his classic cowboy tones he says, “Well, that’s where the real money is. Sometimes they go on to make three-year-olds like the thoroughbreds and occasionally you get the later-maturing horses where you have no choice to make them three-year-olds.” It was Sleepy’s opinion that trainers of both quarter horses and thoroughbreds overtrain their horses. “Horses generally do not need as much work as people think. There is a real shortage of horsemen in racing – although they get results which few of us can explain.” Sleepy welcomes me into his house, where his wife, Joanie, in her best impression of an English accent, asks me, “Would you like a cuppa tea?” I politely accepted, as it was a rarity in this area! I asked Sleepy about the history of quarter horse racing. “When quarter horse racing first started, it was the poor man’s answer to thoroughbred racing. The owners were cattle farmers and shop-keepers.” He then went on to tell me that training fees in the 60s were $7 a day. Times have changed for the better and now horses could make anything up to $650,000. Sleepy won’t persevere with a horse that doesn’t make that grade. He gets out of the slow ones and encourages owners to step up and restock, “after all the money was to be made in the black-type races.” After spending this time with Sleepy, I found he is a man of few words. The ones he shared with me made a lot of sense. He kindly invited me to dine with him

Profile of a quarter horse: strong, well muscled body, particularly the hindquarters, and powerful legs

at the races at Lone Star for the Derby and Futurity on the following Saturday night. I met up with Sleepy in the fourth floor panoramic restaurant, where he and Joanie greet me very warmly. There was a buzz in the air and the three tiers of tables reminded me a bit of Kempton Park. There was a buffet and we all helped ourselves. There was so much

“We have a real problem here that the real money races are the Futurity races at two. They are worth around a million” ‘Sleepy’ Gilbreath food it’s easy to see why America is the ultimate “Overweight Nation of the World”! We were joined by Sleepy’s long-time owner Wilbur Smith, who told me that “people have a lot of success but no one has more fun than we do with Sleepy. He’s not flashy; he works hard and does not drink. Sleepy has always been a quiet man and he lets his horses do the talking.” “Each to their own,” I thought to myself. I later learned that Bob Baffert had passed him down two good horses and Lukas had owned a couple with him. To me that says a lot for Sleepy’s ability. Sleepy only had runners in two races, in race nine and ten on a ten-race card! The penultimate race was the Derby and the last,

the Futurity. Having grazed over the buffet for most of the evening, the Derby arrived before I even knew it. I was invited down to the paddock, a small ring that is lit up like a medical operating theatre. The place was filled with cowboys and enough jeans and hats to stock Wal-Mart. Sleepy saddles his horse for the Derby. Going down to the start, I could see him wandering anonymously among the crowd, pondering the questions of life in his typical laid-back manner. The bell went, the gate explodes open, and we all held our breath for just 20 seconds. That was long enough for Sleepy to win the Derby with Cold Cash! His wife Joanie jumped around like she was on a trampoline and Sleepy just stood there like a punching bag, taking the congratulations and the credit very humbly. He came fourth in the Futurity with The Long Knife, losing the whole race by a margin of less than a length! On my last night in Texas, I took my very kind landlords, Lori and Bruce McCarty, out for a 20-ounce rib eye at the famous Del Frisco’s Steakhouse in Fort Worth, the cowboy capital of this wonderful state. Our nightcap slipped down at Billybob’s, the unchallenged biggest bar in the world. Lori introduced me to the Texas two-step, and her delicate toes were introduced to my new cowboy boots. We drank Budweiser so cold it hurt your sinuses as it went down. Later, I was lulled to sleep by a country and western tune that Bruce was playing down the corridor from my bedroom. The next evening I boarded my flight to return from my oncein-a-lifetime adventure. Twelve hours later I bellied up to the bar at The Pheasant for a warm pint of bitter. n

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Mycotoxins and Horses By Nia O’Malley BSc (Eq Sc)

Recent climate conditions and increased mycotoxin risk Each harvest season seems to bring a variety of challenges that horse owners and farmers need to address. Moulds or fungi and their associated mycotoxins are present on all crops in varying amounts each year, depending on the climatic growing conditions. Cool wet climatic conditions during the harvest season for grain and hay crops increases the likelihood that moulds and fungi such as Fusarium and Aspergillus can grow in or on these plants. The Fusarium species can also grow on grasses used for horse pastures. When there is high precipitation during seed-head formation, high concentrations of Fusarium and its associated mycotoxins are common. The Aspergillus mould, along with Fusarium, is one of the main producers of mycotoxins.

How mycotoxins are produced Mould or fungal infestation of grain and forage plants usually begins pre-harvest. This is greatly influenced by weather conditions and is difficult to control. Mould growth can be compounded by improper storage post-harvest. The presence of mould on feed can reduce the nutritional status by up to 10%. Under certain conditions, these moulds are able to produce mycotoxins. These compounds are often produced in an attempt to ward off other organisms that might feed on the mould or to clear an area nearby to allow the mould room for growth. Moulds must be present to produce mycotoxins, but once produced, the mycotoxin can remain in the environment with no mould present. Absence of mould, therefore, does not mean absence of mycotoxin. Mycotoxins produced by moulds or fungi can affect various animals upon ingestion or inhalation and can cause a wide variety of adverse clinical conditions. The condition and degree of adversity varies and depends on the nature and concentration of the toxin or toxins present, duration of exposure, species, age, as well as the nutritional and health status of the animal. It is important to understand that almost always more than one mycotoxin is present in contaminated food. This co-occurrence of various mycotoxins leads to synergistic effects and to more pronounced health effects. Whilst recognizing that mycotoxins can have significant health effects it is also worth remembering that toxins may be ingested in low levels on a regular basis with no ill effect as these are naturally occurring.

Ingesting feedstuffs containing mycotoxins Upon ingestion, horses seem to be very sensitive to a range of mycotoxins, which can occur in cereals, and other feed material used in horse diets. Horses are prone to the effects of these mycotoxins due to the fact that they do not have a defence mechanism such as the rumen in the cow, the primary section of a cow’s stomach. The microbial flora in the cow’s rumen degrades and deactivates many mycotoxins effectively into non-toxic substances.

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The gastric juices of the horse’s stomach do little to deactivate mycotoxins, thus they pass from the stomach into the small intestine where they may affect the gut wall or be absorbed into the blood stream. The effects of mycotoxins in horses can be amplified by performance and production stresses. Horses in training and competition, breeding mares and stallions, and rapidly growing foals are more susceptible to mycotoxins than horses used for less rigorous recreational riding or just being stabled.

How is the horse affected? Mycotoxins have been implicated in a variety of health problems including colic, neurological disorders, abnormal liver function, hypersensitivity, and brain lesions. Long term exposure of horses to low levels of mycotoxins may result in immune suppression, reduced growth rate, impaired feed conversion, mare fertility problems, frequent respiratory problems, reduced performance, and higher incidence of laminitis. In most cases these problems are considered to be caused by reasons other than mycotoxins. Hence, mycotoxins often are not recognized as a trigger or an important co-factor in the incidence of these conditions.

In which feedstuffs do mycotoxins occur? Mycotoxins can be found in nearly all agricultural commodities, such as cereals (maize, wheat, oats and barley) and cereal by-products and in forages such as hay, grass and haylage. Another risk factor for mycotoxins can be bedding material such as straw. The occurrence of mycotoxin producing mould in straw may be caused by the presence of mould in the grain. Since many horses consume their straw bedding, the risk that horses take up significant levels of mycotoxins rises.

Controlling mycotoxin exposure Mycotoxins are impossible to get rid of once formed and few effective strategies to eliminate them have been identified. Controlling exposure of horses to mycotoxins begins by controlling moisture and mould growth during harvesting and processing of cereals and forages right through to their storage and feeding. Horse owners should only buy feed and forages from reputable manufacturers or dealers that have strived to keep mould and mycotoxin contamination to a minimum. Moulds and mycotoxins are naturally occurring and have always been in existence. Horses have co-existed in their presence forever and will continue to do so. Minimising exposure involves minimising development of moulds and mycotoxins in feedstuffs and forages, not only at harvest and manufacture, but also right through to storage and feeding. The onus on managing their development is on both feed manufacturer and horse owner alike. For further advice please contact a member of our nutritional team on +353 (0)599 775 800 or visit

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anywhere in the body. This can be seen as increased or decreased blood flow to the affected area.

Tendon lesions Localising Tendon Adhesions can be detected up to two weeks earlier with regular screening, before lameness and breakdown is caused. Using DITI to help other diagnostics localise both primary and secondary concerns at an early stage can be very cost effective for the trainer and provide the best treatment outcome for the horse. Equiscan are the team that has successfully developed this service into a European operation from their base in Shropshire, UK. They are one of the only teams to provide this type of veterinary DITI using MHRA registered medical grade devices, which have been designed & built specifically for physiological testing. The DITI screening service that they provide is carried out by fully qualified ACCT Veterinary Thermographers and all results are provided by their team of vets who have had extensive training and experience working with DITI and the latest thermographic data software. Screening prices start from as little as £80 for tendon scans and up to £420 for a full body assessment. Scans are archived for future analysis and can be used to monitor the horse throughout its lifetime; DITI is an invaluable tool for all equine athletes. For specialist trainer prices and more information visit or call 0845 519 5971

Unique new and ultra-safe Horse-Walker from Röwer &Rüb This patented system does away with the need for any part of the drive mechanism being mounted within the interior space thus providing an ultra-high degree of flexibility and safety. The resulting open area has the added advantage that it can be used for lunging, riding or storage. The oval horse walker can be installed in relatively narrow areas or be built around trees, posts, girders or set up in existing buildings. This creates many additional options for positioning the walker which can greatly assist in meeting planning restrictions. Standard oval sizes vary from between 10m to16m wide x 19m to 28m length housing 6 to 10 horses operating on a 2.4m wide track. Special units can be manufactured up to a maximum of 48m in length. Round units are from 13m up to 25m for 4 to 9 horses Technically, Teomatic (the patented drive

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system) and oval/round horse walkers leave nothing to be desired. The drive unit, which is located above the track, provides a smooth and steady rotation requiring very low power levels and subsequent maintenance. Safety is a primary consideration and all units are designed to optimize this. The control system is easy to operate and provides for variable speeds with manual change of

direction as well as automatic safety cut outs. This new generation of horse walkers can be built with a large variety of track roofing and fences or as a fully enclosed lunging/riding arena. For further information please visit us on or give John Deeley a call +44 (0)7500 091650 (

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L-Carnitine essential for muscle metabolism L- Carnitine is an essential co-factor in muscle metabolism during exercise forming the transport system which moves fatty acid molecules into the mitachondria (cell furnaces) for energy production. L-Carnitine also acts as a physiological buffer in inhibiting the build up of lactic acid in muscles, helping delay the onset of fatigue in muscles. Normally L-Carnitine is provided by the animal’s diet, or alternatively is manufactured from other amino acids, however a heavily exercising athletic horse is unable to replace the extensive loss of L-Carnitine which occurs. Carnitine deficiency results in an inability to utilise fatty acids as an energy source, causes skeletal muscle dysfunction and weakness, heart enlargement and possible failure or rhythm disturbances as well as liver dysfunction. L-Carnitine also assists in the oxidation of pyruvate and branched chain amino acids in the energy cycle, and prevents the build up of

fatty complexes within cells which can damage muscle cell membranes. Supplementing LCarnitine during times of exercise has a number of beneficial effects including enhanced energy supply, increased utilisation of fatty acids , decreased levels of lactic acid build-up and increased maximum work output. The level of L-Carnitine in muscle plays a

major role in determining the exercise capacity of the muscle as well as being essential for normal heart function. L-Carnitine is recognised as one of the more important ergogenic aids for equine performance and supplementation helps enhance both endurance and sprint performance, by better enabling the metabolism of fat (a major source of energy for endurance performance), and by helping increase maximal work output and oxygen consumption in sprint exercise. Evidence suggests that L-Carnitine levels in equine plasma increase with training. High fat diets are recommended for exercising horses due to their high energy content and have been shown to improve performance when their utilisation is enhanced by L-Carnitine supplementation. For more information visit Tel: +44 (0)191 264 5536 or email:

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SARCOIDS: ALKALISING THE SKIN CAN SOLVE THE PROBLEM The present view is that sarcoids are in fact, locally invasive, non-spreading tumours of the skin. At first they look like a wart, but as they grow the skin covering the sarcoid becomes thin and breaks, allowing an ulcer to develop Sarcoids can occur anywhere on the body, either singly or at multiple sites and seldom undergo spontaneous remission. They are notoriously difficult to treat as they have a tendency to recur when removed by surgery. It is possible that sarcoids develop as a result of earlier non-productive infection with the virus that causes juvenile warts or due to infection with the virus that causes warts in cattle. We know that after the inoculation of young horses with an extract of bovine papilloma virus, a sarcoid-like growth appears at that site.

How to get rid of them? Research has shown that Sarcoids thrive on acidic conditions ,so alkalising the body from the inside stops the virus from feeding, making it harder for them to grow and establish. At Forest Farmacy we take the approach of alkalising the skin (thus reducing the food supply to the virus) This rids the body of sarcoids from the inside out. Our 100% herbal powder ‘Power against Sarcoids’ helps rid the body of Sarcoids without needing invasive treatment and time off from exercise. The Herbal Powder contains ingredients that

alkalise internally and are designed to encourage the body to produce an alkaline state, strengthen the immune system, support the body’s natural defences and make the bowel lining as resilient as possible which all helps to give your horse the tools to fight the Sarcoids virus naturally. Horses can still be worked, and will start to feel fitter and healthier. ‘Power Against Sarcoids’ contains 100% organic herbal ingredients; it does not contain any banned or prohibited substances. ONLY one scoop a day and is totally palatable. It has been used effectively on broodmares and is totally safe for foals! I used ‘Power Against Sarcoids’ after having paid for expensive vet treatments, The sarcoid came back. Saw the advert for this and have tried it. Simply put...MIRACULOUS...put it in his feed every night and now it has completely gone. Yes completely gone. It was on his sheath so conventional treatments hurt him, but in his food with Power Against Sarcoids, no problem...Easy. I would recommend you to use this product unreservedly, because it worked for my horse...Brilliant. Adrian Williams Special offer: six weeks supply – £32, three months supply – £55. Please ring 0800 970 9421 for more details or visit

The Triabit for better performance The Triabit is a unique new bit design that allows race horses to perform better by relieving them of the stress and discomfort associated with traditional bits, ensuring that they settle easily in races and that they don't waste energy in running. The Triabit was developed to be kinder and gentler on the horse while, at the same time, providing better control for the jockey. Horses relax quickly on the Triabit because it is more comfortable than ordinary bits and it does not pull into the sides of the horse's mouth. The patented design allows the benefits of a snaffle without the pinching (and subsequent choking down) that can result from a standard loose-ring snaffle. Because the most efficient way for a horse to gallop is

with its neck and head stretched out, every time a horse pulls against the rider or throws its head in the air, it compromises race performance. When huge prize money can be decided on minutely small margins at the finish line, wasted energy and compromised momentum can be the difference between winning and losing. The Triabit ensures that your horse has not wasted energy battling against an uncomfortable bit or a heavy-handed rider so that there is as much "fuel left in the tank" at the winning post as possible.


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Horses increase their galloping speed not by moving their legs more quickly, but by increasing their stride length. It is important to understand that a galloping horse takes one big breath per stride. To be able to maintain a longer stride length, a horse needs maximum oxygen flow during that stride, or it will start to shorten its stride to combat the fatigue that results from insufficient oxygen flow. This is one of the key reasons that the Triabit works: it allows the horse to relax and breathe more easily, enabling it to race with maximum stride length and, hence, maximum speed. The Triabit may just be the fastest way to improve a race horse's performance. There is a reason that some of the biggest racing operations in the world are now using the Triabit. The Triabit is protected by worldwide patent and design registrations. For more information visit:

But allow normal eating and drinking by fitting a light stainless steel muzzle. Most horses relax and eat more and many of those racing improve noticeably.

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Racing Blue STORMS™ home to win the 2012 BETA Feed & Supplements Innovation Award Racing Blue winner of the 2012 BETA Feed & Supplement innovation award impressed the BETA judging panel with their new unique sports supplement Racing Blue STORM™. The pedigree of this product is indisputable having been researched and developed by two of the most experienced British Equine Scientists in the field of nutrition. Supported by rigorous equine research data and global patents, STORM™ impressed the BETA judging panel to be awarded this prestigious title. STORM™ opens a new chapter in equine nutrition by highlighting the benefit of supplementation of the diet with beta-alanine the key amino acid ingredient in STORM™. During flat and national hunt racing, the need for speed and or power means that lactic acid accumulates within muscle which contributes to muscle fatigue. Tired horses will slow down or can make crucial mistakes. STORM™ delivers the nutritional building blocks to allow horses to boost their in-built

Supplemental beta alanine is therefore important for race horses. STORM™ combines patented beta alanine (ProCarnosine™) with other synergistic ingredients to ensure good availability from the digestive tract and uptake into muscle. STORM™ is supported by extensive research data in both humans and horses and has been scientifically proven to promote carnosine synthesis. STORM™ is supported by global patents covering the use of beta-alanine in horses and humans and is exclusively available through Racing Blue. STORM™ 3kg tub (3 months supply) rrp £195 (£1.95 / horse / day). Also available as 12.5kg tub mechanism for buffering lactic acid in muscle via muscle carnosine. Beta alanine, is the key nutrient building block for muscle carnosine synthesis and is only found in the horse’s diet at a very low level.

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Races are divided by distance and the relevant surface is indicated as follows: AWT - All Weather Track D - Dirt T - Turf European counties covered in this issue are: Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom. The indexes also include Grade 1 races from North America as well major races from Australia and Japan.


Closing dates for all Irish races are set for international entry dates. For certain races, Irish trained horses, may be able to enter after the published dates. Please check dates with the relevant issue of The Racing Calendar. All main French races have been given an eight day closing date with provincial races set to a ten day closing

date. The Italian authority (UNIRE) do not publish closing dates for Listed races but we have been advised to set each race closing date ten days in advance of the race.


Under Copyright law, no part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means. This includes but not limited to; photocopying for commercial redistribution and or facsimile recording without the prior permission of the copyright holder, application for which should be addressed to the publisher.


Whilst every effort has been made to publish correct information, the publishers will not be held liable for any omission, mistake or change to the races listed in all published indexes.

Call us on +44 (0)1380 816 777 to subscribe from £18 Country GB GB IRE ITY GB FR GB GB IRE GB GB FR FR GB IRE GB GB GB GB FR GB FR IRE FR GB

Track Lingfield Park Bath Naas Milan Newmarket Longchamp York Haydock Park Curragh Sandown Park Haydock Park Chantilly Maisons-Laffitte Sandown Park Cork Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Maisons-Laffitte Ayr Deauville Curragh Chantilly Sandown Park

Race Name & (Sponsor) Hever Sprint (Get Your Bet on At Blue Square) Lansdown St (EBF) Woodlands St Certosa Palace House St (Pearl Bloodstock) Saint-Georges Marygate St (Langleys Solicitors EBF) Temple St ( Marble Hill St National St (Betfair) Achilles St (Piper-Heidsieck) Prix du Gros Chene La Fleche Scurry St Midsummer Sprint King’s Stand St Windsor Castle St Queen Mary St Norfolk St Hampton Land O’Burns St (EBF) Yacowlef Sapphire St (Woodies Diy) Bois Dragon St (Bank of New York Mellon)

Class L L L L Gp 3 Gp 3 L Gp 2 L L L Gp 2 L L L Gp 1 L Gp 2 Gp 2 L L L Gp 3 Gp 3 L

Race Date 24-Mar-12 20-Apr-12 21-Apr-12 28-Apr-12 05-May-12 13-May-12 18-May-12 26-May-12 26-May-12 31-May-12 01-Jun-12 03-Jun-12 08-Jun-12 16-Jun-12 17-Jun-12 19-Jun-12 19-Jun-12 20-Jun-12 21-Jun-12 22-Jun-12 23-Jun-12 28-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 01-Jul-12 06-Jul-12

Value £33,000 £33,000 € 40,000 € 41,800 £55,000 € 80,000 £30,000 £80,000 € 40,000 £23,000 £33,000 € 130,000 € 55,000 £33,000 € 45,000 £300,000 £50,000 £75,000 £75,000 € 52,000 £40,000 € 55,000 € 62,500 € 80,000 £23,000

Age 4+ 3+ F&M 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 2F 3+ 2 2 3+ 3+ 2 3 3+ 3+ 2 2F 2 3+ 3+ F&M 2 3+ 2 2

5f (1000m) Surface AWT T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T

Metres 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000

Furlongs 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Closing 19-Mar-12 14-Apr-12 16-Apr-12 30-Apr-12 25-Apr-12 12-May-12 08-May-12 21-May-12 25-May-12 26-May-12 16-May-12 31-May-12 11-Jun-12 12-Jun-12 24-Apr-12 13-Jun-12 14-Jun-12 15-Jun-12 14-Jun-12 18-Jun-12 20-Jun-12 23-May-12 13-Jun-12 30-Jun-12

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Track Sandown Park Tipperary Naples Vichy Goodwood Goodwood Deauville Tipperary Berlin-Hoppergarten Deauville Newbury York York Curragh Curragh Beverley Doncaster Doncaster Longchamp Rome Ayr Milan Ascot Longchamp Milan Dundalk Longchamp

Race Name & (Sponsor) Sprint St (Coral) Tipperary St Citta di Napoli Reves d’Or - Jacques Bouchara Molecomb St (Bet365) King George (Tanqueray) Cercle Abergwaun St Berliner Sprint-Preis La Vallee d’Auge St Hugh’s St (Bathwick Tyres) Nunthorpe St (Coolmore) Roses St (Julia Graves) Curragh St Flying Five St ( Beverley Bullet Sprint St (totesport) Scarbrough St Flying Childers St (Polypipe) Petit Couvert (Qatar) Divino Amore Harry Rosebery St Cancelli Cornwallis St (Jaguar Xj) Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (Qatar) Premio Omenoni Mercury St Criterium de Vitesse



World Trophy (Dubai Airport)

Class Gp 3 L L L Gp 3 Gp 2 L L L L L Gp 1 L L Gp 3 L L Gp 2 Gp 3 L L L Gp 3 Gp 1 Gp 3 L L

Race Date 07-Jul-12 14-Jul-12 15-Jul-12 17-Jul-12 31-Jul-12 03-Aug-12 03-Aug-12 10-Aug-12 12-Aug-12 15-Aug-12 17-Aug-12 24-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 26-Aug-12 01-Sep-12 12-Sep-12 14-Sep-12 16-Sep-12 16-Sep-12 21-Sep-12 30-Sep-12 06-Oct-12 07-Oct-12 21-Oct-12 26-Oct-12 28-Oct-12

Value £55,000 € 42,500 € 55,000 € 55,000 £40,000 £100,000 € 52,000 € 40,000 € 22,000 € 55,000 £23,000 £250,000 £40,000 € 37,500 € 57,500 £33,000 £40,000 £70,000 € 80,000 € 41,800 £30,000 € 41,800 £37,000 € 350,000 € 61,600 € 40,000 € 55,000

5f (1000m) Age 3+ 2 3+ 2 2 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 2 2F 2+ 2 2 3+ 3+ 2+ 2 3+ 2 2 3+ 2 2+ 3+ 2+ 2

Surface T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T AWT T



Metres 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000

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Fontainebleau Rome Rome Maisons-Laffitte Chantilly Chantilly

Cor de Chasse Alessandro Perrone Giubilo Alberto Prix Robert Papin Arenberg Bonneval


Taby Galopp

Taby Varsprint


Taby Galopp

Taby Open Sprint Championship

L L L Gp 2 Gp 3 L

30-Mar-12 02-Jun-12 02-Jun-12 22-Jul-12 11-Sep-12 08-Oct-12

€ 52,000 € 55,000 € 41,800 € 130,000 € 80,000 € 52,000

3+ 2F 2C 2 CF 2 3+


1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100

The 2nd Leg of Global Sprint Challenge Takamatsunomiya Kinen Dubai Golden Shaheen Cammidge Trophy ( Cork St Premio Carlo Chiesa Abernant St (Connaught Access Flooring) Pavilion St (Cleanevent) Kilvington St (Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance) Duke of York St (Blue Square) Carnarvon St (Whitman Howard) Premio Tudini Benazet-Rennen Greenlands St (Weatherbys Ireland) Pfingst-Stutenpreis Leisure St (Windsor Racecourse) Woodcote St (Investec) Cecil Frail St (EBF) (Betfred the bonus king) Sandy Lane St (Blue Square) EBF Rochestown St Bersaglio Ballyogan St Cathedral St Crespi V. Coventry St Albany St Diamond Jubilee St Grosser Preis der Jungheinrich Railway St (Dubai Duty Free) Chipchase St ( Empress St Premio Primi Passi Balanchine St (Grangecon Stud) Ris-Orangis July (TNT) Cherry Hinton (Irish Thoroughbred Marketing) Summer St ( Rose Bowl St July Cup (Darley) Belgrave St Sweet Mimosa EBF St Princess Margaret St (Juddmonte) Cabourg (Jockey Club de Turquie) Richmond St (Audi) Criterium du Bequet Prioress Alfred G Vanderbilt H’cap Queensferry St

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15-Sep-12 01-Oct-12 22-Aug-12 20-Sep-12 21-Oct-12



5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5


04-Jul-12 22-Aug-12

5.75f (1150m)



SEK 400,000








SEK 600,000






Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore Chukyo Meydan Doncaster Cork Rome Newmarket Ascot Nottingham York Newbury Rome Baden-Baden Curragh Berlin-Hoppergarten Windsor Epsom Downs Haydock Park Haydock Park Naas Naas Milan Leopardstown Salisbury Milan Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Hannover Curragh Newcastle Newmarket Milan Curragh Maisons-Laffitte Newmarket Newmarket York Newbury Newmarket Fairyhouse Naas Ascot Deauville Goodwood La Teste de Buch Saratoga Saratoga Chester

09-Jul-12 25-Jul-12 28-Jul-12 26-Jul-12 05-Aug-12 10-Jul-12 07-Aug-12 06-Aug-11 26-Jun-12 20-Aug-12 20-Aug-12 18-Jul-12 27-Aug-12 06-Sep-12 08-Sep-12 22-Aug-12

5.5f (1100m)



Closing 02-Jul-12 09-Jul-12

5.15f (1030m) 1030

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Furlongs 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Gr 1 Gr 1 L L Gp 3 L L L Gp 2 L Gp 3 L Gp 3 L L L L L L L L Gp 3 L L Gp 2 Gp 3 Gp 1 Gp 3 Gp 2 Gp 3 L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 2 Gp 2 Gp 3 L Gp 1 L L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 2 L Gr 1 Gr 1 L

25-Mar-12 31-Mar-12 31-Mar-12 07-Apr-12 15-Apr-12 19-Apr-12 02-May-12 12-May-12 16-May-12 18-May-12 20-May-12 20-May-12 26-May-12 27-May-12 28-May-12 02-Jun-12 02-Jun-12 02-Jun-12 04-Jun-12 04-Jun-12 10-Jun-12 14-Jun-12 17-Jun-12 17-Jun-12 19-Jun-12 22-Jun-12 23-Jun-12 29-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 01-Jul-12 01-Jul-12 08-Jul-12 12-Jul-12 13-Jul-12 13-Jul-12 13-Jul-12 14-Jul-12 15-Jul-12 25-Jul-12 28-Jul-12 29-Jul-12 02-Aug-12 02-Aug-12 04-Aug-12 05-Aug-12 05-Aug-12

$2,470,000 $2,000,000 £33,000 € 40,000 € 61,600 £33,000 £33,000 £33,000 £100,000 £33,000 € 61,600 € 20,000 € 62,500 € 22,000 £33,000 £25,000 £33,000 £33,000 € 60,000 € 60,000 € 41,800 € 57,500 £33,000 € 41,800 £85,000 £60,000 £400,000 € 55,000 € 95,000 £55,000 £23,000 € 61,600 € 52,500 € 80,000 £60,000 £60,000 £55,000 £23,000 £400,000 € 40,000 € 60,000 £50,000 € 80,000 £70,000 € 55,000 $300,000 $400,000 £33,000

6f (1200m) 4+ NH 3yo+ SH 3yo+ 3+ 3+ 3+ F&M 3+ 3 3+ F&M 3+ 3 3+ 3+ 3+ 4+ 3+ 2 3 + F&M 3 2F 2 3+ 3+ F 3+ 2F 2 2F 3+ 3+ 2 3+ 2F 2 2F 3+ 2 C&G 2F 3+ F 2 3+ 3+ 3+ F&M 2F 2 2 C&G 2 3F 3+ 3+


1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

14-Feb-12 26-Mar-12 02-Apr-12 15-Mar-12 13-Mar-12 26-Apr-12 07-May-12 03-May-12 12-May-12 19-Apr-12 08-May-12 18-Apr-12 24-Apr-12 22-May-12 28-May-12 28-May-12 28-May-12 31-May-12 31-May-12 09-May-12 11-Jun-12 13-Jun-12 16-Jun-12 24-Apr-12 15-May-12 23-May-12 25-Jun-12 25-Jun-12 31-May-12 26-Jun-12 20-Jun-12 06-Jul-12 07-Jul-12 07-Jul-12 07-Jul-12 06-Jul-12 10-Jul-12 20-Jul-12 23-Jul-12 11-Aug-12 27-Jul-12 25-Jul-12


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Track Curragh Curragh Deauville Pontefract York York Newmarket Deauville Ripon Baden-Baden Salisbury Haydock Park Kempton Park Curragh York Milan Curragh Ayr Newmarket Curragh Ascot Redcar Newmarket Milan Newmarket York Curragh Doncaster Rome Nakayama Newmarket Maisons-Laffitte Maisons-Laffitte Rome Lingfield Park Fontainebleau Fontainebleau Siracusa

Race Name & (Sponsor) Phoenix St (Keeneland) Phoenix Sprint St (Patrick O’Leary Memorial) Prix Morny (Darley) Flying Fillies’ St (EBF) Lowther St Gimcrack St (Irish Thoroughbred Marketing) Hopeful St Meautry (Lucien Barriere) Ripon Champion Two-Year-Old Trophy 2010 Kronimus-Rennen Dick Poole St (EBF) Sprint Cup (Betfred) Sirenia St (Betfred Bonus King) Go and Go Round Tower St Garrowby Eupili Renaissance St Firth of Clyde St (Laundry Cottage Stud) Cheveley Park St Blenheim St Bengough St (John Guest) Two-Year-Old Trophy Boadicea St (EBF) Criterium Nazionale Middle Park St (Emaar) Rockingham ( Waterford Testimonial St Doncaster (Racing Post) Pandolfi Ubaldo Sprinters St Bosra Sham St (EBF) Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte Seine-et-Oise Premio Carlo & Francesco Aloisi (Ex Umbria) Golden Rose St Contessina Zeddaan Criterium Aretuseo


Newbury Newbury

Hackwood St (Shadwell) Mill Reef St (Dubai Duty Free)



Anglesey St (Jebel Ali Stables & Racecourse)

Class Gp 1 Gp 3 Gp 1 L Gp 2 Gp 2 L Gp 3 L L L Gp 1 Gp 3 Gp 3 L L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 1 L Gp 3 L L L Gp 1 L L L L Gr 1 L Gp 2 Gp 3 Gp 3 L L L L

Race Date 12-Aug-12 12-Aug-12 19-Aug-12 19-Aug-12 23-Aug-12 24-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 26-Aug-12 27-Aug-12 30-Aug-12 06-Sep-12 08-Sep-12 08-Sep-12 09-Sep-12 09-Sep-12 09-Sep-12 15-Sep-12 22-Sep-12 29-Sep-12 30-Sep-12 06-Oct-12 06-Oct-12 06-Oct-12 07-Oct-12 13-Oct-12 13-Oct-12 14-Oct-12 27-Oct-12 28-Oct-12 30-Oct-12 02-Nov-12 06-Nov-12 06-Nov-12 11-Nov-12 17-Nov-12 22-Nov-12 22-Nov-12 08-Dec-12

Value € 190,000 € 62,500 € 350,000 £38,000 £110,000 £150,000 £40,000 € 80,000 £27,000 € 20,000 £25,000 £225,000 £37,000 € 52,500 £33,000 € 41,800 € 57,500 £40,000 £150,000 € 40,000 £70,000 £150,000 £33,000 € 41,800 £150,000 £40,000 € 40,000 £23,000 € 41,800 $2,470,000 £23,000 € 190,000 € 80,000 € 61,600 £33,000 € 52,000 € 55,000 € 41,800

6f (1200m)

Age 2 CF 3+ 2 CF 3+ F&M 2F 2 C&G 3+ 3+ 2 2 2F 3+ 2 2 3+ 2F 3+ 2F 2F 2 3+ 2 3+ F&M 2 2C 2 3+ 2 2F 3+ 2F 2 3+ 2+ 3+ 3+ 2 2F

Surface T T T T T T T T T T T T AWT T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T AWT T T T

Metres 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200

3+ 2


1210 1210




Visit Gp 3 Gp 2

14-Jul-12 22-Sep-12

£55,000 £60,000


Munich Frankfurt Deauville Munich Maisons-Laffitte

Silberne Peitsche Hessen-Sprint Prix Maurice de Gheest Bayerischer Fliegerpris Saraca



Norsk Jockeyklubs Jubileumslop



Polar Cup


Lingfield Park Maisons-Laffitte Maisons-Laffitte Aqueduct Keeneland Leopardstown Newmarket Newmarket Newbury Newbury Curragh Curragh Leicester Curragh Churchill Downs Curragh Longchamp Lingfield Park Haydock Park Rome Newmarket Haydock Park

Spring Cup ( Imprudence Djebel Carter H’cap Vinery Madison St 1000 Guineas Trial (Leopardstown Stud) Nell Gwyn (Lanwades) European Free H’cap (Bet at Greenham St (Aon) Fred Darling St (Dubai Duty Free) Gladness St (Big Bad Bob) Loughbrown St Leicestershire St ( Athasi St (Starspangledbanner EBF) Humana Distaff Tetrarch St (Dylan Thomas EBF) Pont Neuf Chartwell St Spring Trophy Premio Emirates Airline King Charles II St John of Gaunt St (Timeform Jury)

Gp 3 L Gp 1 L L

01-May-12 07-Jun-12 05-Aug-12 16-Sep-12 21-Sep-12

€ 55,000 € 20,000 € 250,000 € 20,000 € 55,000

08-Aug-12 17-Sep-12 24-Jul-12 25-Sep-12 01-Oct-12 01-Oct-12 01-Jun-12 31-Jul-12 08-Oct-12 09-Oct-12 22-Oct-12 14-Aug-12 29-Oct-12 17-Oct-12 17-Oct-12 11-Oct-12 12-Nov-12

6.05 6.05

09-Jul-12 31-Jul-12

6.3f (1260m)

€ 52,500

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Closing 18-Jun-12 04-Jul-12 01-Aug-12 13-Aug-12 10-Jul-12 03-Jul-12 20-Aug-12 08-Aug-12 21-Aug-12 21-Aug-12 31-Aug-12 10-Jul-12 03-Sep-12 04-Sep-12 03-Sep-12

6.05f (1210m)

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore Gp 3

Furlongs 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6



6.5f (1300m)

3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 2


1300 1300 1300 1300 1300


6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5

06-Mar-12 29-May-12 18-Jul-12 04-Sep-12

6.8f (1370m)



NOK 250,000






Gp 3


NOK 500,000






3 3F 3 C&G 3+ 4+ FM 3 3F 3 3 C&G 3F 4+ 3 4+ 3+ F 4+ FM 3 CF 3 3+ F&M 3+ 4+ 3 4+


1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gr 1 Gr 1 Gp 3 Gp 3 L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 L L Gp 3 Gr 1 L L Gp 3 L L L Gp 3

24-Mar-12 05-Apr-12 05-Apr-12 07-Apr-12 12-Apr-12 15-Apr-12 18-Apr-12 18-Apr-12 21-Apr-12 21-Apr-12 22-Apr-12 22-Apr-12 28-Apr-12 07-May-12 07-May-12 07-May-12 08-May-12 12-May-12 12-May-12 13-May-12 19-May-12 02-Jun-12

£40,000 € 80,000 € 80,000 $400,000 $300,000 € 47,500 £55,000 £33,000 £55,000 £55,000 € 60,000 € 40,000 £33,000 € 72,500 $300,000 € 50,000 € 55,000 £55,000 £33,000 € 41,800 £33,000 £55,000

7f (1400m) 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

19-Mar-12 21-Mar-12 21-Mar-12

10-Apr-12 12-Apr-12 12-Apr-12 16-Apr-12 16-Apr-12 14-Mar-12 17-Apr-12 23-Apr-12 04-Apr-12 13-Apr-12 17-Apr-12 30-Apr-12 07-May-12 07-May-12 14-May-12 28-May-12

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Track Longchamp Milan Naas Leopardstown Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Warwick Newmarket Longchamp Fairyhouse Maisons-Laffitte Newmarket Chester Longchamp Leopardstown Curragh Ascot Cologne Leopardstown Sandown Park Vichy Deauville Munich Goodwood Goodwood Galway Goodwood Tipperary Newmarket Curragh Deauville Newbury Deauville Newbury Dusseldorf Dusseldorf York Tipperary Saratoga Curragh Goodwood Saratoga York Goodwood Baden-Baden Baden-Baden Saratoga Saratoga Saratoga Goodwood Curragh Longchamp Longchamp Doncaster Curragh Doncaster Doncaster Newbury Newmarket Newmarket Curragh Cologne Ascot Ascot Redcar Longchamp Longchamp Chantilly Dundalk Newmarket Newmarket Newmarket Longchamp Newbury Leopardstown Newbury Milan Leopardstown Hannover Maisons-Laffitte Saint-Cloud

Race Name & (Sponsor) Palais Royal Nogara Whitehead Memorial Ballycorus St Jersey St Chesham St Eternal St Criterion St Porte Maillot Brownstown St (Irish Stallion Farms EBF) Amandine Superlative St ( City Plate Roland de Chambure Silver Flash St Minstrel St Winkfield St (Jaguar Xkr-S) Kolner Zweijahrigen Trophy Tyros St Star St (Weatherbys Vat Services) Jouvenceaux et Jouvencelles Six Perfections Dallmayr Prodomo Trophy Lennox St (Bet 365) Vintage St (Veuve Clicquot) Corrib EBF Oak Tree St Coolmore Canford Cliffs Sweet Solera St ( Debutante St (Keeneland) Francois Boutin Hungerford St Calvados (Haras des Capucines) Washington Singer St (Denford Stud) Grosser Preis der Stadtsparkasse Dusseldorf Sparkassenpreis - Stadtsparkasse Dusseldorf Acomb St Fairy Bridge Ballerina St Futurity St (Galileo EBF) Prestige St (Whiteley Clinic) Foxwoods King’s Bishop City of York St Supreme St Zukunfts-Rennen Coolmore Stud Baden-Cup Forego H’cap Spinaway St Three Chimneys Hopeful St Stardom St (Peter Willet) Moyglare Stud St Pin La Rochette Sceptre St (JRA) Vincent O’Brien National St Champagne St Park St Cup (Dubai Duty Free) Somerville St (Tattersall) Oh So Sharp St (Sakhee) Park St (CL Weld) Kolner Herbst Preis Rous (Macquarie Group) October St (Miles & Morrison) Guisborough St Prix de la Foret (Total) Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Grand Criterium Herod Star Appeal EBF St Dewhurst St Rockfel St (Vision.Ae) Challenge St Saint-Cyr Horris Hill St (Worthington Highfield Social Club) Killavullan St Radley St Premio Chiusura Knockaire St Neue Bult Youngster Cup Miesque Ceres


Sandown Park

Solario St

Class Gp 3 L L Gp 3 Gp 3 L L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 L Gp 2 L L Gp 3 Gp 3 L L Gp 3 L L L L Gp 2 Gp 2 L Gp 3 L Gp 3 Gp 2 L Gp 2 Gp 3 L L L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gr 1 Gp 2 Gp 3 Gr 1 L Gp 3 Gp 3 L Gr 1 Gr 1 Gr 1 L Gp 1 Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 1 Gp 2 Gp 2 L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 L L L L Gp 1 Gp 1 L L Gp 1 Gp 2 Gp 2 L Gp 3 Gp 3 L Gp 3 L L Gp 3 L

Race Date 02-Jun-12 03-Jun-12 04-Jun-12 14-Jun-12 20-Jun-12 23-Jun-12 28-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 04-Jul-12 11-Jul-12 14-Jul-12 14-Jul-12 14-Jul-12 19-Jul-12 21-Jul-12 21-Jul-12 22-Jul-12 26-Jul-12 26-Jul-12 26-Jul-12 28-Jul-12 29-Jul-12 31-Jul-12 01-Aug-12 02-Aug-12 03-Aug-12 10-Aug-12 11-Aug-12 12-Aug-12 12-Aug-12 18-Aug-12 18-Aug-12 18-Aug-12 19-Aug-12 19-Aug-12 22-Aug-12 23-Aug-12 24-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 26-Aug-12 29-Aug-12 29-Aug-12 01-Sep-12 02-Sep-12 03-Sep-12 04-Sep-12 09-Sep-12 09-Sep-12 09-Sep-12 13-Sep-12 15-Sep-12 15-Sep-12 15-Sep-12 21-Sep-12 27-Sep-12 28-Sep-12 30-Sep-12 03-Oct-12 06-Oct-12 06-Oct-12 06-Oct-12 07-Oct-12 07-Oct-12 08-Oct-12 12-Oct-12 13-Oct-12 13-Oct-12 13-Oct-12 17-Oct-12 27-Oct-12 27-Oct-12 27-Oct-12 03-Nov-12 04-Nov-12 04-Nov-12 06-Nov-12 22-Nov-12

Value € 80,000 € 41,800 € 40,000 € 57,500 £70,000 £50,000 £30,000 £55,000 € 80,000 € 77,500 € 55,000 £60,000 £33,000 € 55,000 € 47,500 € 57,500 £23,000 € 20,000 € 47,500 £23,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 € 20,000 £140,000 £60,000 € 50,000 £55,000 € 47,500 £45,000 € 95,000 € 55,000 £90,000 € 80,000 £23,000 € 30,000 € 30,000 £50,000 € 57,500 $500,000 € 95,000 £40,000 $500,000 £50,000 £55,000 € 55,000 € 20,000 $500,000 $300,000 $300,000 £23,000 € 225,000 € 80,000 € 80,000 £55,000 € 200,000 £75,000 £100,000 £33,000 £37,000 £37,000 € 55,000 € 20,000 £35,000 £35,000 £33,000 € 300,000 € 350,000 € 55,000 € 57,500 £300,000 £60,000 £80,000 € 55,000 £37,000 € 47,500 £23,000 € 61,600 € 40,000 € 20,000 € 80,000 € 55,000

7f (1400m)

Age 3+ 3F 3+ 3+ 3 2 3F 3+ 3+ 3+ F 3F 2 3+ 2 2F 3+ 2 2 2 2F 2 2F 3+ 3+ 2 3+ 3+ F 2 2F 2F 2 3+ 2F 2 3+ F&M 3+ F 2 3+ F&M 3+ FM 2 2F 3 3+ 3+ 2 3+ 3+ 2F 2 2 2F 3+ 2 3+ F 2 CF 2 C&G 3+ 3+ 2 C&G 2F 2F 3+ 3+ 3+ F&M 3+ 3+ 2 CF 2 2 2 C&F 2F 3+ 3F 2 C&G 2 2F 2+ 3+ 2 2F 3F

Surface T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T D T T D T T T T D D D T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T AWT T T T T T T T T T T T T



Metres 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400

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Concorde St (Coolmore Stud Home of Champions)

Gp 3


€ 65,000


Dusseldorf Milan Milan Naples Livorno Rome Rome Milan Rome Pisa Deauville

Preis der Dreijahrigen De Montel Luciano Mantovani Criterium Partenopeo Criterium Labronico Repubbliche Marinare Rumon Coolmore Criterium Femminile Criterium di Pisa Luthier



Park Express St (Lodge Park Stud EBF)


15-Apr-12 01-Jul-12 01-Jul-12 22-Jul-12 14-Aug-12 16-Sep-12 23-Sep-12 30-Sep-12 04-Nov-12 09-Dec-12 14-Dec-12

€ 20,000 € 41,800 € 41,800 € 41,800 € 41,800 € 41,800 € 41,800 € 41,800 € 41,800 € 41,800 € 52,000




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€ 80,000

16-Aug-12 18-Jul-12 18-Jul-12 20-Aug-12 20-Aug-12 20-Aug-12 10-Jul-12 10-Jul-12

29-Aug-12 30-May-12 22-Aug-12 22-Aug-12 07-Sep-12 30-May-02 24-Jul-12 24-Jul-12 15-Sep-12 21-Sep-12 22-Sep-12 25-Sep-12 25-Sep-12 01-Oct-12 01-Oct-12 01-Oct-12 22-Aug-12 22-Aug-12 07-Oct-12 31-Jul-12 08-Oct-12 18-Sep-12 22-Oct-12 22-Oct-12 22-Oct-12 04-Oct-11 31-Oct-12 23-Oct-12 17-Oct-12





7.5f (1500m)

3 2 C&G 2F 2 2 2F 2C 2F 2F 2 3+


1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500

3+ F



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31-May-12 09-May-12 14-Jun-12 18-Jun-12 22-Jun-12 25-Jun-12 13-Jun-12 30-May-12 03-Jul-12 09-Jul-12 09-Jul-12 06-Jul-12 12-Jul-12 13-Jun-12 16-Jul-12 10-Jul-12 19-Jul-12 20-Jul-12 18-Jul-12 20-Jul-12 19-Jun-12 25-Jul-12 26-Jul-12 29-Jul-12 28-Jul-12 05-Aug-12 06-Aug-12 04-Jul-12 03-Aug-12 31-Jul-12 01-Aug-12 13-Aug-12 26-Jun-12

7.4f (1490m)

Call us on +44 (0)1380 816 777 to subscribe from £18 GER ITY ITY ITY ITY ITY ITY ITY ITY ITY FR

Closing 16-May-12

7.05f (1410m)


Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore IRE

Furlongs 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5


8f (1600m) 8


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8f (1600m)


Track Pisa Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Meydan Saint-Cloud Doncaster Kempton Park Hanshin Berlin-Hoppergarten Milan Milan Keeneland Lingfield Park Leopardstown Longchamp Longchamp Dusseldorf Leopardstown Newmarket Rome Sandown Park Toulouse Sha Tin Rome Rome Cologne Saint-Cloud Dusseldorf Ascot Longchamp Newmarket Goodwood Newmarket Tokyo Milan Longchamp Longchamp Leopardstown Leopardstown Tokyo Rome Windsor Saint-Cloud Baden-Baden York York Newbury Rome Curragh Curragh Milan Cologne Belmont Park Belmont Park Hannover Frankfurt Sandown Park Epsom Downs Chantilly Dusseldorf Tokyo Longchamp Taby Galopp

Race Name & (Sponsor) Pisa La Camargo Omnium II Godolphin Mile Edmond Blanc Doncaster Mile Snowdrop St Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) Oster Stuten-Preis Gardone Seregno Maker’s 46 Mile International Trial Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial Grotte Fontainebleau Fruhjahrs-Meile Heritage Craven St Natale di Roma Sandown Mile (Bet365) Aymeri de Mauleon (FBA) Champions Mile Premio Parioli Premio Regina Elena Excelsior Hotel Ernst Meile Prix du Muguet Henkel Stutenpreis Paradise St (Britain’s Got Talent) Montretout 2000 Guineas St (Qipco) Conqueror St (EBF) 1000 Guineas St (Qipco) NHK Mile Cup Bereguardo Poule d’Essai des Poulains Poule d’Essai des Pouliches 1000 Guineas Trial (Derrinstown Stud) Amethyst St Victoria Mile Tadolina Memorial P. Galli Royal Windsor St Volterra (ex Angerville) Badener Meile Hambleton H’cap (totepool) Michael Seely Memorial St ( Lockinge St (Jlt) Righetti T. Irish 2000 Guineas (Abu Dhabi) Irish 1000 Guineas (Etihad Airways) Premio Carlo Vittadini Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen - German 2,000 Guineas Metropolitan Mile Acorn St Grosser Preis der Hannoverschen Volksbank Grosser Preis der Hannoverschen Volksbank Heron St (Betfair) Surrey (Investec) Prix de Sandringham German 1,000 Guineas Yasuda Kinen Lilas Bloomers’ Vase

Class L L L Gr 2 Gp 3 L L Gr 1 L L L Gr 1 L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 L Gp 3 L Gp 2 L Gp 1 Gp 3 Gp 3 L Gp 2 L L L Gp 1 L Gp 1 Gr 1 L Gp 1 Gp 1 Gp 3 Gp 3 Gr 1 L L L Gp 3 L L Gp 1 L Gp 1 Gp 1 Gp 2 Gp 2 Gr 1 Gr 1 L L L L Gp 2 Gp 2 Gr 1 L L

Race Date 25-Mar-12 27-Mar-12 27-Mar-12 31-Mar-12 01-Apr-12 01-Apr-12 07-Apr-12 08-Apr-12 08-Apr-12 08-Apr-12 08-Apr-12 13-Apr-12 14-Apr-12 15-Apr-12 15-Apr-12 15-Apr-12 15-Apr-12 15-Apr-12 19-Apr-12 22-Apr-12 27-Apr-12 27-Apr-12 29-Apr-12 29-Apr-12 29-Apr-12 29-Apr-12 01-May-12 01-May-12 02-May-12 03-May-12 05-May-12 05-May-12 06-May-12 06-May-12 06-May-12 13-May-12 13-May-12 13-May-12 13-May-12 13-May-12 13-May-12 14-May-12 15-May-12 17-May-12 17-May-12 18-May-12 19-May-12 20-May-12 26-May-12 27-May-12 27-May-12 28-May-12 28-May-12 28-May-12 28-May-12 28-May-12 31-May-12 01-Jun-12 03-Jun-12 03-Jun-12 03-Jun-12 05-Jun-12 05-Jun-12

Value € 55,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 $1,000,000 € 80,000 £33,000 £33,000 $2,311,000 € 22,000 € 41,800 € 41,800 $300,000 £33,000 € 47,500 € 80,000 € 80,000 € 55,000 € 40,000 £55,000 € 41,800 £80,000 € 55,000 HK$12,000,000 € 110,000 € 110,000 € 20,000 € 130,000 € 20,000 £33,000 € 52,000 £350,000 £35,000 £350,000 $2,397,000 € 41,800 € 450,000 € 450,000 € 62,500 € 57,500 $2,352,000 € 41,800 £33,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 £33,000 £40,000 £175,000 € 41,800 € 300,000 € 300,000 € 104,500 € 153,000 $750,000 $300,000 € 20,000 € 20,000 £33,000 £33,000 € 130,000 € 125,000 $2,600,000 € 55,000 SEK 500,000

Age Surface 3 T 3F T 3 C&G T NH 4yo+ SH 3yo+ AWT 4+ T 4+ T 4+ F&M AWT 3F T 4+ T 3 C&G T 3F T 4+ T 3 AWT 3 CG T 3F T 3C T 4+ T 4+ T 3 C&G T 4+ T 4+ T 3 T 3+ T 3C T 3F T 4+ T 4+ T 3F T 4+ T 4+ T 3 C&F T 3+ F&M T 3F T 3 No G T 4+ T 3C T 3F T 3F T 3+ T 4+ FM T 4+ F T 3+ C&G T 3F T 3+ T 4+ T 3F T 4+ T 3 T 3 CF T 3F T 3+ T 3 CF T 3+ FM D 3F D 4+ T 4+ T 3 T 3F T 3F T 3F T 3+ T 3F T 3+ F&M T

Metres 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600

Furlongs 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8



Chantilly Belmont Park Cologne Milan Ovrevoll

Paul de Moussac Just a Game St Oppenheim Union-Rennen Estate Polar Mile Cup

Gp 3 Gr 1 Gp 2 L L

09-Jun-12 09-Jun-12 10-Jun-12 10-Jun-12 14-Jun-12

€ 80,000 $500,000 € 50,000 $41,800 NOK 250,000

3 CG 3+ F&M 2 3 3+


1600 1600 1600 1600 1600

8 8 8 8 8



Chantilly Milan Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Leopardstown La Teste de Buch Royal Ascot Hannover Hamburg Windsor Curragh

Chemin de Fer du Nord Royal Mares Queen Anne St St James’s Palace St Windsor Forest St Sandringham H’cap Glencairn St La Sorellina Coronation St VGH Hannoversche Meile (EX Hamburger Meile) Hamburger Stutenmeile Midsummer St (Betfred) Celebration St

Gp 3 L Gp 1 Gp 1 Gp 2 L L L Gp 1 Gp 3 Gp 3 L L

17-Jun-12 17-Jun-12 19-Jun-12 19-Jun-12 20-Jun-12 20-Jun-12 21-Jun-12 21-Jun-12 22-Jun-12 24-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 30-Jun-12

€ 80,000 € 41,800 £250,000 £250,000 £100,000 £50,000 € 40,000 € 55,000 £250,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 £33,000 € 50,000

4+ 3+ F&M 4+ 3C 4+ F 3F 4+ 3F 3F 3+ 3+ F 3+ 3+


1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8


19-Mar-12 19-Mar-12 14-Mar-12 26-Mar-12 02-Apr-12 CLOSED 06-Mar-12

06-Apr-12 10-Apr-12 28-Mar-12 28-Mar-12 06-Mar-12 10-Apr-12 13-Apr-12 21-Apr-12 19-Apr-12 09-Mar-12 31-Mar-12 31-Mar-12 17-Apr-12 11-Apr-12 14-Apr-12 26-Apr-12 25-Apr-12 06-Mar-12 30-Apr-12 06-Mar-12 27-Mar-12 15-Feb-12 15-Feb-12 08-May-12 04-Apr-12 27-Mar-12 08-May-12 07-May-12 03-Apr-12 04-May-12 12-May-12 03-Apr-12 CLOSED CLOSED 26-Apr-12

15-May-12 25-May-12 26-May-12 16-May-12 13-Mar-12 24-Apr-12 28-May-12 16-Apr-12

20-Mar-12 02-Apr-12

24-Apr-12 24-Apr-12 01-May-12 14-Jun-12 16-Jun-12 13-Jun-12 24-Apr-12 30-Apr-12 15-May-12 25-Jun-12 25-Jun-12

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8f (1600m)


Track Chantilly Nantes Sandown Park Deauville Maisons-Laffitte Pontefract Newmarket Taby Galopp

Race Name & (Sponsor) Prix Jean Prat Grand Prix d’Anjou Bretagne Distaff St (Coral) Saint-Patrick Messidor Pipalong St (Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance) Falmouth (Etihad Airways) Swedish Open Mile

Class Gp 1 L L L Gp 3 L Gp 1 L

Race Date 01-Jul-12 02-Jul-12 07-Jul-12 07-Jul-12 08-Jul-12 10-Jul-12 13-Jul-12 14-Jul-12

Value € 400,000 € 52,000 £33,000 € 55,000 € 80,000 £33,000 £160,000 SEK 400,000

Age 3 CF 4+ 3F 3 C&G 3+ 4+ F&M 3+ F 3+

Surface T T T T T T T T


Hannover Vichy Ascot Ovrevoll

Meilen- Trophy (Grosser Preis von Audi Hannover) Jacques de Bremond Summer Mile (Transformers and Rectifiers) Lanwades Stakes

Gp 2 L Gp 2 L

15-Jul-12 20-Jul-12 21-Jul-12 26-Jul-12

€ 70,000 € 52,000 £100,000 NOK 250,000

3+ 4+ 4+ 3+



Ascot Deauville Pontefract Munich Goodwood Goodwood Cork Deauville Deauville Deauville Deauville Salisbury Leopardstown Deauville Goodwood Deauville Killarney Baden-Baden Salisbury Sandown Park Veliefendi Chantilly Leopardstown Haydock Park Haydock Park Leopardstown Curragh Dusseldorf Hannover Taby Galopp Milan Chantilly Doncaster Lyon-Parilly Curragh Longchamp Munich Sandown Park Longchamp Cologne Cologne Milan Newmarket Newmarket Newmarket Saint-Cloud Newmarket Newmarket Milan Curragh Milan Longchamp Longchamp Saint-Cloud Chantilly Newmarket Milan Cologne Curragh Cologne Ascot Cork Milan Milan Baden-Baden Naas Pontefract Nantes Deauville

Valiant St (EBF) Prix de Rothschild Pomfret St Dallmayr Coupe Lukull Sussex (Quipco) Thoroughbred St (Rsa) Platinum St Tourgeville Prix Jacques le Marois (Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard) Grand H’cap de Deauville Lieurey Sovereign St (totepool) Desmond St Criterium du F.E.E. Celebration Mile (Betfair) Quincey (Lucien Barriere) Ruby St Darley Oettingen-Rennen Stonehenge St (Weatherbys Bank) Atalanta St International Topkapi Trophy La Cochere Matron St (Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus) Ascendant St (Betfred) Superior Mile Golden Fleece St Solonaway (Moyglare Stud) Junioren-Preis Grosser Preis der Metallbau Burckhardt Gmb Nickes Minneslopning Bessero Pietro Aumale May Hill St (Barrett Steel) Criterium de Lyon Flame of Tara EBF St Prix du Moulin de Longchamp Europa-Meile Fortune St Chenes Kolner Stutenpreis Winterkonigin Trial V. Riva (ex del Dado) Fillies’ Mile (Shadwell) Joel St (Nayef) Rosemary (Mawatheeq) Coronation Sun Chariot St (Kingdom of Bahrain) Royal Lodge St (Juddmonte) Premio Vittorio di Capua Beresford St (Juddmonte) Premio Sergio Cumani Prix Daniel Wildenstein (Qatar) Prix Marcel Boussac (Total) Thomas Bryon Ranelagh Autumn St Gran Criterium Winterfavoriten Silken Glider St Weidenpescher Stutenpreis Queen Elizabeth II St (Quipco) Navigation St Del Piazzale Premio Dormello Winterkonigon Garnet EBF St Silver Tankard St (totepool) Sablonnets Reservoirs (Haras d’Etreham)

L Gp 1 L L Gp 1 Gp 3 L L Gp 1 L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 L Gp 2 Gp 3 L Gp 2 L Gp 3 Gp 2 L Gp 1 L L L Gp 3 L L L L Gp 3 Gp 2 L L Gp 1 Gp 2 L Gp 3 L L L Gp 1 Gp 2 L L Gp 1 Gp 2 Gp 1 Gp 2 Gp 3 Gp 2 Gp 1 Gp 3 L Gp 3 Gp 1 Gp 3 L L Gp 1 L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 L L L Gp 3

27-Jul-12 29-Jul-12 29-Jul-12 29-Jul-12 01-Aug-12 03-Aug-12 05-Aug-12 07-Aug-12 12-Aug-12 12-Aug-12 15-Aug-12 16-Aug-12 16-Aug-12 21-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 26-Aug-12 29-Aug-12 30-Aug-12 31-Aug-12 01-Sep-12 02-Sep-12 05-Sep-12 08-Sep-12 08-Sep-12 08-Sep-12 08-Sep-12 09-Sep-12 09-Sep-12 09-Sep-12 09-Sep-12 09-Sep-12 11-Sep-12 14-Sep-12 14-Sep-12 15-Sep-12 16-Sep-12 16-Sep-12 19-Sep-12 22-Sep-12 23-Sep-12 23-Sep-12 23-Sep-12 28-Sep-12 28-Sep-12 28-Sep-12 28-Sep-12 29-Sep-12 29-Sep-12 30-Sep-12 30-Sep-12 30-Sep-12 06-Oct-12 07-Oct-12 11-Oct-12 12-Oct-12 13-Oct-12 14-Oct-12 14-Oct-12 14-Oct-12 14-Oct-12 20-Oct-12 20-Oct-12 21-Oct-12 21-Oct-12 21-Oct-12 21-Oct-12 22-Oct-12 23-Oct-12 24-Oct-12

£33,000 € 300,000 £33,000 € 20,000 £300,000 £55,000 € 40,000 € 55,000 € 600,000 € 100,000 € 80,000 £55,000 € 57,500 € 122,000 £100,000 € 80,000 € 45,000 € 70,000 £23,000 £55,000 € 459,000 € 55,000 € 190,000 £23,000 £33,000 € 37,500 € 57,500 € 20,000 € 20,000 SEK 600,000 € 41,800 € 80,000 £70,000 € 55,000 € 60,000 € 450,000 € 70,000 £33,000 € 80,000 € 20,000 € 20,000 € 41,800 £150,000 £100,000 £33,000 € 55,000 £160,000 £100,000 € 209,000 € 95,000 € 61,600 € 200,000 € 300,000 € 80,000 € 52,000 £37,000 € 209,000 € 155,000 € 42,500 € 20,000 £1,000,000 € 40,000 € 61,600 € 88,000 € 105,000 € 60,000 £23,000 € 55,000 € 80,000

3+ F&M 3+ F 3+ 3+ 3+ 3 3+ 3 C&G 3+ CF 3+ 3F 3+ C&G 3+ 2 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 2 3+ F&M 3+ C&F 3F 3+ F 2 3+ 2 3+ 2 3+ 3+ 3+ F&M 2F 2F 2 2F 3 + CF 3+ 3+ 2 CG 3+ F 3+ 2C 2F 3+ 3+ 3F 3+ F 2 C&G 3+ 2 3+ F 3+ 2F 2 3+ 2 2 C&F 2 2F 3+ F 3+ 3+ 3+ 2F 2F 3+ F&M 2 2 2F


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Metres 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600

Furlongs 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Closing 13-Jun-12 25-Jun-12 02-Jul-12 29-Jun-12 20-Jun-12 04-Jul-12 19-Jun-12 14-May-12

1600 1600 1600 1600

8 8 8 8

22-May-12 12-Jul-12 16-Jul-12 21-May-12

1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

21-Jul-12 11-Aug-12 23-Jul-12 19-Jun-12 29-May-12 28-Jul-12 01-Aug-12 20-Jul-12 25-Jul-12 03-Aug-12 25-Jul-12 10-Aug-12 11-Jul-12 13-Aug-12 10-Jul-12 08-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 10-Jul-12 13-Aug-11 27-Aug-12

04-Jul-12 03-Sep-12 03-Sep-12 03-Sep-12 08-Aug-12 28-Aug-12 28-Aug-12 09-Jul-12 22-Aug-12 08-Sep-12 10-Sep-12 22-Aug-12 24-Jul-12 13-Sep-12 05-Sep-12 11-Sep-12 20-Mar-12 24-Jul-12 04-Sep-12 22-Sep-12 24-Jul-12 24-Jul-12 30-Aug-12 22-Aug-12 30-Aug-12 22-Aug-12 22-Aug-12 26-Sep-12 08-Oct-12 13-Sep-12 06-Dec-11 09-Oct-12 02-Oct-12 07-Aug-12 15-Oct-12 20-Sep-12 20-Sep-12 06-Dec-11 16-Oct-12 16-Oct-12 10-Oct-12

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Track Doncaster Mulheim Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Lingfield Park Newmarket Newmarket Rome Hannover Toulouse Dundalk Kyoto Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Kempton Park Siracusa Hanshin Nakayama

Race Name & (Sponsor) Trophy (Racing Post) Berberis-Rennen Criterium International Perth Fleur de Lys St (EBF) Ben Marshall St (Novae Bloodstock) Montrose St (EBF) Premio Ribot Neue Bult Stuten Meilen Cup Criterium du Languedoc Cooley EBF St Mile Championship Tantieme Isonomy Hyde St Criterium Mediterraneo (ex Ippodromi e Citta) Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Asahi Hai Futurity St


Santa Anita Keeneland Oaklawn Park Keeneland Krefeld Belmont Park Epsom Downs Epsom Downs Belmont Park Dusseldorf Krefeld

Santa Anita Oaks Central Bank Ashland St Apple Blossom H Jenny Wiley St Dr. Busch-Memorial Ogden Phipps H’cap Diomed St (Investec) Princess Elizabeth St (Investec) Mother Goose St Landeshauptstadt Dusseldorf Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen



Pramms Memorial

Class Gp 1 L Gp 1 Gp 3 L L L Gp 2 L L L Gr 1 L L L L Gr 1 Gr 1

Race Date 27-Oct-12 28-Oct-12 01-Nov-12 01-Nov-12 01-Nov-12 03-Nov-12 03-Nov-12 04-Nov-12 04-Nov-12 08-Nov-12 09-Nov-12 18-Nov-12 20-Nov-12 20-Nov-12 21-Nov-12 08-Dec-12 09-Dec-12 16-Dec-12

Value £200,000 € 20,000 € 250,000 € 80,000 £33,000 £33,000 £23,000 € 104,500 € 20,000 € 55,000 € 50,000 $2,600,000 € 52,000 € 55,000 £33,000 € 41,800 $1,687,000 $1,832,000

8f (1600m) Age 2 C&F 3+ 2 CF 3+ 3+ F&M 3+ 2F 3+ 3+ F 2 3+ F&M 3+ 4+ 2 3+ 2 2F 2 No G


Metres 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600

3F 3F 4+ F&M 4+ FM 3 3+ F&M 3+ 3+ F 3F 3+ 2


1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700



Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore Gr 1 Gr 1 Gr 1 Gr 1 Gp 3 Gr 1 Gp 3 Gp 3 Gr 1 Gp 3 Gp 3

31-Mar-12 07-Apr-12 12-Apr-12 14-Apr-12 22-Apr-12 28-May-12 01-Jun-12 01-Jun-12 23-Jun-12 07-Oct-12 11-Nov-12

$300,000 $400,000 $500,000 $200,000 € 55,000 $400,000 £55,000 £55,000 $300,000 € 55,000 € 55,000


SEK 1,200,000



Strensall St (Sky Bet Mobile)

Gp 3



Santa Anita Meydan Gulfstream Park Maisons-Laffitte Santa Anita Aqueduct Longchamp Keeneland Newmarket Newmarket Maisons-Laffitte Klampenborg Rome Newmarket Churchill Downs Gowran Park Churchill Downs Chantilly Goodwood Goodwood Churchill Downs Klampenborg Longchamp Chantilly Milan Saratoga Curragh Berlin-Hoppergarten Leopardstown Saratoga Saratoga Gowran Park Salisbury Ovrevoll

Santa Margarita H’Cap Dubai Duty Free Florida Derby Jacques Laffitte Santa Anita Derby Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial St Finlande Toyota Blue Grass St Feilden (Blue Square) Earl of Sefton St (Weatherbys) Suresnes Dansk Jockey Club Cup Signorino Dahlia St (Qatar Bloodstock) Kentucky Oaks Victor McCalmont Memorial EBF St Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Guiche Height of Fashion St Festival St (Itwp) Stephen Foster H’cap Dansk Pokallob Daphnis Chloe Del Giubileo TVG Coaching Club American Oaks Kilboy Estate St Internationales Superhandicap Jockey Club of Turkey Meld St Diana St Whitney H’cap Hurry Harriet EBF St Upavon St (EBF) Marit Sveaas Minnelop

Gr 1 Gr 1 Gr 1 L Gr 1 Gr 1 L Gr 1 L Gp 3 L L L Gp 3 Gr 1 L Gr 1 Gp 3 L L Gr 1 L Gp 3 Gp 3 L Gr 1 Gp 3 L Gp 3 Gr 1 Gr 1 L L Gp 3

17-Mar-12 31-Mar-12 31-Mar-12 05-Apr-12 07-Apr-12 07-Apr-12 08-Apr-12 14-Apr-12 18-Apr-12 19-Apr-12 24-Apr-12 28-Apr-12 29-Apr-12 06-May-12 06-May-12 06-May-12 07-May-12 11-May-12 24-May-12 26-May-12 18-Jun-12 24-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 01-Jul-12 01-Jul-12 21-Jul-12 22-Jul-12 22-Jul-12 26-Jul-12 28-Jul-12 04-Aug-12 15-Aug-12 15-Aug-12 26-Aug-12

$300,000 $5,000,000 $1,000,000 € 52,000 $7,500,000 $1,000,000 € 55,000 $750,000 £33,000 £55,000 € 55,000 DKK 150,000 € 41,800 £55,000 $1,000,000 € 60,000 $500,000 € 80,000 £35,000 £35,000 $500,000 DKK 200,000 € 80,000 € 80,000 € 41,800 $300,000 € 65,000 € 80,000 € 57,500 $600,000 $750,000 € 50,000 £38,500 NOK 1,300,000


Saratoga Baden-Baden Ovrevoll

The Woodward Berenberg Bank Cup Semb Hovedgard Hoppelop

Gr 1 L L

01-Sep-12 02-Sep-12 23-Sep-12

$750,000 € 20,000 NOK 250,000


Goodwood Milan Maisons-Laffitte Newmarket Longchamp

Foundation St M.Se Ippolito Fassati Le Fabuleux Darley St Conde

L L L Gp 3 Gp 3

26-Sep-12 30-Sep-12 09-Oct-12 13-Oct-12 21-Oct-12

£33,000 € 41,800 € 55,000 £55,000 € 80,000

15-Nov-12 23-Oct-12 06-Nov-12

8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5


28-Feb-12 26-May-12 25-May-12 14-Aug-12 21-Aug-12


8.95f (1790m) 3+




04-Nov-12 02-Oct-12

8.6f (1730m)

Visit GB

Closing 14-Aug-12 16-Oct-12 10-Oct-12 10-Oct-12 26-Oct-12 29-Oct-12 29-Oct-12 04-Oct-12 23-Oct-12

8.5f (1700m)

Call us on +44 (0)1380 816 777 to subscribe from £18 Gp 3

Furlongs 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8



9f (1800m) 4+ FM NH 4yo+ SH 3yo+ 3 4+ 3 3 3F 3 3 4+ 3 C&G 4+ 4+ 4+ F 3F 3+ F&M 3+ 3C 3F 4+ 3+ 3+ 3 CG 3F 3+ 3F 3+ F 3+ 3+ 3+ FM 3+ 3+ F&M 3+ F&M 3+


1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800

9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 9 9 8 9 9 9 9 9 9

3+ 3 3+ F&M


1800 1800 1800

9 9 9

3+ 3 3 3+ 2


1800 1800 1800 1800 1800

9 9 9 9 9


28-Mar-12 24-Mar-12 30-Mar-12 12-Mar-12 13-Apr-12 16-Apr-12 12-Mar-12 30-Apr-12 13-Apr-12 01-May-12 13-Apr-12 25-Apr-12 18-May-12 20-May-12 04-Jun-12 12-Mar-12 13-Jun-12 13-Jun-12

13-Jun-12 08-May-12 20-Jun-12

10-Aug-12 09-Aug-12 18-Jun-12

10-Jul-12 23-Jul-12


08-Oct-12 03-Oct-12

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STAKES SCHEDULES Call us on +44 (0)1380 816 777 to subscribe from £18 Country FR ITY IRE FR JPN

Track Longchamp Milan Leopardstown Marseille Borely Hanshin

Race Name & (Sponsor) Casimir Delamarre Campobello Eyrefield St Delahante Japan Cup Dirt

Class L L L L Gr 1

Race Date 21-Oct-12 03-Nov-12 04-Nov-12 10-Nov-12 02-Dec-12

Value € 55,000 € 41,800 € 37,500 € 55,000 $3,392,000

Age 3F 2 2 2 3+

9f (1800m) Surface T T T T D

Metres 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800

Visit FR FR

Longchamp Longchamp

Vanteaux Prix d’Ispahan

Gp 3 Gp 1


Gowran Park

Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies St

29-Apr-12 27-May-12

€ 80,000 € 250,000


€ 70,000

3F 4+


1850 1850

3+ F



Meydan Arlington Park Deauville Deauville

UAE Derby Beverly D. St Lyphard Petite Etoile

Gr 2 Gr 1 L L

31-Mar-12 18-Aug-12 27-Nov-12 05-Dec-12

$2,000,000 $750,000 € 52,000 € 55,000


Taby Galopp

Stockholms Stora Pris

Gp 3


SEK 1,200,000


Taby Galopp Longchamp Taby Galopp

Lanwades Stud St Prix Dollar (Qatar) Matchmaker St (Coolmore)

L Gp 2 L

09-Sep-12 06-Oct-12 14-Oct-12

SEK 400,000 € 200,000 SEK 400,000





Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Lingfield Park Meydan Kempton Park Longchamp Longchamp Leopardstown Nakayama Milan Curragh Milan Longchamp Toulouse Sha Tin Navan Chantilly Saint-Cloud Newmarket Frankfurt Newmarket Milan Curragh Churchill Downs Rome Leopardstown Newbury Newmarket Longchamp Hoppegarten Curragh Munich Milan Maisons-Laffitte Maisons-Laffitte Belmont Park Dresden Curragh Longchamp Newbury Dortmund Warwick Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Milan Naas Newcastle Curragh Curragh Naas Sandown Park Newbury Hannover Munich Vichy Vichy Maisons-Laffitte Maisons-Laffitte York Deauville Munich

Exbury Maurice Caillault Rose de Mai Blue Square Winter Derby Dubai World Cup Magnolia St ( Prix Harcourt La Force Ballysax St (P W McGrath Memorial) Satsuki Sho (Japanes 2000 Guineas) Premio Ambrosiano Alleged St Emanuele Filiberto Prix Noailles Le Vase d’Argent Audemars Piguet QE II Cup Salsabil EBF St Allez France Prix de Greffulhe Newmarket St (Makfi) Fruhjahrs-Preis des Bankhaus Metzler Pretty Polly St (Tweenhills) Baggio Mooresbridge St (High Chaparral EBF) Kentucky Derby Premio Presidente della Repubblica Derby Trial (Derrinstown Stud) Fillies’ Trial (Swettenham Stud) Fairway St (Novae Bloodstock Insurance) Prix Saint-Alary (Montjeu Coolmore) Diana Trial Gallinule St (Airlie Stud) Bavarian Classic ( Merano Matchem Melisande Manhattan bwin Sachsen Preis Silver St La Coupe Ballymacoll Stud St (Lord Weinstock Memorial) Wirtschaft Warwickshire Oaks (Voute Sales) Prince of Wales’s St (150th Anniversary) Tercentenary Wolferton H’cap Premio Mario Incisa Naas Oaks Trial (EBF) Hoppings St (EBF) Pretty Polly St (Stobart Ireland) International St Blue Wind St (Irish Stallion Farms EBF) Gala St (Ambant) Steventon St (Shadwell Beech House Stud) Grosser Preis der Eilert Bauunternehmung Barvaria-Preis Vichy - Auvergne Madame Jean Couturie Prix Eugene Adam La Pepiniere Lyric St (EBF) Psyche Grosser-Dallmayr Preis

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Gp 3 L L Gp 3 Gr 1 L Gp 2 Gp 3 Gp 3 Gr 1 Gp 3 L L Gp 2 L Gp 1 L Gp 3 Gp 2 L Gp 3 L L Gp 3 Gr 1 Gp 1 Gp 2 L L Gp 1 Gp 2 Gp 3 Gp 3 L L L Gr 1 L L Gp 3 L Gp 3 L Gp 1 Gp 3 L Gp 3 L L Gp 1 Gp 3 Gp 3 L L L L Gp 3 L Gp 2 L L Gp 3 Gp 1

17-Mar-12 17-Mar-12 17-Mar-12 24-Mar-12 31-Mar-12 31-Mar-12 08-Apr-12 08-Apr-12 15-Apr-12 15-Apr-12 22-Apr-12 22-Apr-12 22-Apr-12 23-Apr-12 27-Apr-12 29-Apr-12 29-Apr-12 30-Apr-12 05-May-12 05-May-12 06-May-12 06-May-12 06-May-12 07-May-12 07-May-12 13-May-12 13-May-12 18-May-12 19-May-12 27-May-12 27-May-12 27-May-12 28-May-12 03-Jun-12 06-Jun-12 08-Jun-12 09-Jun-12 09-Jun-12 10-Jun-12 11-Jun-12 14-Jun-12 17-Jun-12 18-Jun-12 20-Jun-12 21-Jun-12 22-Jun-12 24-Jun-12 27-Jun-12 29-Jun-12 01-Jul-12 01-Jul-12 04-Jul-12 06-Jul-12 14-Jul-12 15-Jul-12 15-Jul-12 18-Jul-12 21-Jul-12 22-Jul-12 22-Jul-12 27-Jul-12 28-Jul-12 29-Jul-12

€ 80,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 £50,000 $10,000,000 £33,000 € 130,000 € 80,000 € 47,500 $2,527,000 € 61,600 € 40,000 € 41,800 € 130,000 € 52,000 HK$14,000,000 € 60,000 € 80,000 € 130,000 £40,000 € 55,000 £40,000 € 41,800 € 72,500 $2,000,000 € 297,000 € 95,000 £33,000 £35,000 € 250,000 € 70,000 € 52,500 € 55,000 € 41,800 € 55,000 € 55,000 $500,000 € 20,000 € 40,000 € 80,000 £33,000 € 55,000 £33,000 £400,000 £70,000 £50,000 € 61,600 € 50,000 £33,000 € 200,000 € 57,500 € 77,500 £33,000 £33,000 € 20,000 € 20,000 € 80,000 € 55,000 € 130,000 € 52,000 £35,000 € 80,000 € 20,000

11-Apr-12 09-May-12




1900 1900 1900 1900




9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5



3-5 F&M 3+ 3+ F&M


1950 1950 1950

9.75 9.75 9.75

09-Jul-12 22-Aug-12 06-Aug-12

3+ F



9.75f (1950m)

9.85f (1970m)


9.25 9.25

NH 3 SH 3 3+ FM 3+ 3F

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore 04-Aug-12


9.5f (1900m)


Gp 1


9.4f (1890m)

Call us on +44 (0)1380 816 777 to subscribe from £18 UAE USA FR FR


9.25f (1850m)

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore Gp 3

Furlongs 9 9 9 9 9

4+ 3 C&G 3F 4+ NH 4yo+ SH 3yo+ 4+ 4+ 3 3 3 No G 4+ 4+ 3 C&G 3 CF 4+ 3+ 3+ F&M 4+ F 3 CF 3 C&G 3 3F 3F 4+ 3 4+ 3 3F 3 3F 3F 3 3 3 3 C&G 3F 3+ 4+ 3+ 4+ 3F 3+ 4+ F&M 4+ 3 4+ 3F 3 3+ F&M 3+ F 3+ 3+ F 3+ 3+ 3+ F 3+ 3+ 3F 3 4+ F&M 3+ F&M 3F 3+



10f (2000m) T T T AWT AWT AWT T T T T T T T T T T AWT T T T T T T T D T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T

2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

29-Feb-12 09-Mar-12 09-Mar-12 21-Feb-12 18-Jan-12 26-Mar-12 21-Mar-12 21-Mar-12 10-Apr-12 CLOSED 22-Mar-12 17-Apr-12 15-Feb-12 19-Apr-12 09-Mar-12 24-Apr-12 11-Apr-12 15-Feb-12 30-Apr-12 06-Mar-12 30-Apr-12 04-Apr-12 13-Apr-12 12-Apr-12 04-Apr-12 12-May-12 14-May-12 15-Feb-12 03-Apr-12 22-May-12 13-Mar-12 29-May-12 31-May-12 29-May-12 05-Jun-12 23-May-12 08-Jun-12 24-Apr-12 12-Jun-12 24-Apr-12 15-Jun-12 16-Jun-12 24-May-12 22-Jun-12 23-Jun-12 25-Apr-12 23-May-12 11-Apr-12 30-Jun-12 09-Jul-12 03-Jul-12 03-Jul-12 04-Jul-12 13-Jul-12 04-Jul-12 13-Jul-12 21-Jul-12 11-Jul-12 08-May-12

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Track Dusseldorf Deauville Curragh Deauville Le Lion d’Angers Arlington Park Arlington Park Arlington Park Saratoga Deauville Deauville Baden-Baden Saratoga Saratoga Longchamp Marseille Borely Leopardstown Leopardstown Curragh Yarmouth Maisons-Laffitte Longchamp Ayr Rome Hoppegarten Chantilly Newmarket Longchamp Milan Kyoto Munich Taby Galopp Marseille Borely Ascot Leopardstown Rome Tokyo Frankfurt Rome Newmarket Rome Saint-Cloud Doncaster Marseille Borely Saint-Cloud Rome Dundalk Lingfield Park Frankfurt Lingfield Park

Race Name & (Sponsor) Henkel-Trophy Gontaut-Biron (Hong Kong Jockey Club) Royal Whip St (Keeneland) Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (Haras du Logis Saint Germain Grand Prix du Lion d’Angers Arlington Million XXVIII Arlington St Leger St Secretariat Stakes Alabama Prix Jean Romanet (Darley) Nonette (Shadwell) Sparkassen- Finanzgruppe Travers Personal Ensign St Boulogne Coupe de Marseille Irish Champion St (Red Mills) Kilternan St Blandford St (Moyglare Stud) John Musker (EBF) La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte Prince d’Orange Doonside Cup ( Archidamia Deutschen Einheit Charles Laffitte Severals St (Trm) Prix de l’Opera (Longines) Premio Verziere (Memorial A. Cirla) Shuka Sho Nereide-Rennen Songline Classic Andre Baboin Champion (Quipco) Trigo St Premio Lydia Tesio Tenno Sho (Autumn) Herbstpreis Conte Felice Scheibler James Seymour Premio Roma Criterium de Saint-Cloud Gillies St (EBF) Grand Prix de Marseille Solitude G, Valiani (ex Buontalenta) Carlingford St Churchill St Hessen-Pokal Quebec St


Sandown Park Sandown Park Sandown Park Sandown Park Windsor

Gordon Richards St (Bet365) Classic Trial (Bet 365) Brigadier Gerard St (Betfair) Eclipse St (Coral) Winter Hill


Chester Chester York York York York Haydock Park York

Huxley St (Betfair) Dee St (Addleshaw Goddard) Musidora St (Tattersalls) Dante St (totepool) Middleton St (totepool) York St (Sky Bet) Rose of Lancaster St (Betfred) International St (Juddmonte)


Rome Cologne Saint-Cloud Toulouse Longchamp Rome Saint-Cloud Curragh Saint-Cloud Chantilly Leopardstown Dusseldorf Chantilly Bremen Longchamp Strasbourg Dundalk Saint-Cloud Le Croise-Laroche

Circo Massimo Grand Prix Aufgalopp Penelope Caravelle (Haras des Granges) Prix Ganay Botticelli Cleopatre Gold Cup (Tattersalls) Prix Corrida Prix du Jockey Club Nijinsky St BMW-Preis Prix de Diane (Longines) Walther J Jacobs Rennen Liancourt Grand Prix de la Region d’Alsace Diamond St Flore Grand Prix du Nord


Pisa Berlin-Hoppergarten Hannover Chester Lingfield Park Longchamp Longchamp Baden-Baden Baden-Baden Baden-Baden Rome Goodwood Milan

Regione Toscana (ex Andred) Preis der Dahlwitz Derby-Trial Cheshire Oaks (Weatherbys Bank) Oaks Trial Prix d’Hocquart La Seine Preis der Baden-Badener Hollerie & Gastronomie Iffezheimer Derby Trial Badischen Unternehmen Derby Italiano Cocked Hat St (Casco) Oaks d’Italia

Class L Gp 3 Gp 2 Gp 2 L Gr 1 Gr 1 Gr 1 Gr 1 Gp 1 Gp 2 Gp 3 Gr 1 Gr 1 L L Gp 1 Gp 3 Gp 2 L Gp 3 Gp 3 L L Gp 3 L L Gp 1 Gp 3 Gr 1 L L Gp 3 Gp 1 L Gp 1 Gr 1 L L L Gp 1 Gp 1 L L L L L L Gp 3 L

Race Date 05-Aug-12 11-Aug-12 12-Aug-12 15-Aug-12 16-Aug-12 18-Aug-12 18-Aug-12 18-Aug-12 18-Aug-12 19-Aug-12 21-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 26-Aug-12 02-Sep-12 07-Sep-12 08-Sep-12 08-Sep-12 09-Sep-12 19-Sep-12 21-Sep-12 22-Sep-12 22-Sep-12 28-Sep-12 03-Oct-12 03-Oct-12 06-Oct-12 07-Oct-12 14-Oct-12 14-Oct-12 14-Oct-12 14-Oct-12 19-Oct-12 20-Oct-12 27-Oct-12 28-Oct-12 28-Oct-12 28-Oct-12 28-Oct-12 03-Nov-12 04-Nov-12 10-Nov-12 10-Nov-12 10-Nov-12 10-Nov-12 11-Nov-12 16-Nov-12 17-Nov-12 18-Nov-12 22-Dec-12

Value € 20,000 € 80,000 € 95,000 € 400,000 € 55,000 $1,000,000 $400,000 $500,000 $600,000 € 250,000 € 130,000 € 55,000 $1,000,000 $600,000 € 52,000 € 55,000 € 750,000 € 57,500 € 100,000 £33,000 € 80,000 € 80,000 £35,000 € 41,800 € 80,000 € 55,000 £33,000 € 400,000 € 61,600 $2,311,000 € 20,000 SEK 400,000 € 80,000 £1,300,000 € 40,000 € 209,000 $3,437,000 € 20,000 € 41,800 £33,000 € 209,000 € 250,000 £33,000 € 60,000 € 55,000 € 41,800 € 40,000 £33,000 € 55,000 £33,000

9.85f (1970m) Age 3+ 4+ 3+ 3 3 3+ 3+ 3yo 3F 4+ F 3F 4+ 3 3+ FM 4+ 3 3+ 3+ 3+ F 3+ F&M 3+ 3 3+ 3+ F 3+ 3F 3+ F&M 3+ F 3+ F 3F 3+ F 4+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ F 3+ 3+ 3 3+ 3+ 2 CF 3+ F&M 3+ 3F 3+ F 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+


Metres 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000

4+ 3 4+ 3+ 3+


2010 2010 2010 2010 2010

4+ 3 C&G 3F 3 4+ F 3+ 3+ 3+


2080 2080 2080 2080 2080 2080 2080 2080

4+ 4+ 3F 3F 4+ 3 C&G 3F 4+ 4+ F 3 CF 3+ 3 3F 3 3F 3+ 3+ 3+ F 3


2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100

4+ 4+ 3 3F 3F 3 CF 3F 4+ 3 4+ 3 C&F 3 C&G 3F


2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200

Visit Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 1 Gp 3

28-Apr-12 28-Apr-12 31-May-12 07-Jul-12 25-Aug-12

£55,000 £55,000 £55,000 £400,000 £50,000

10-May-12 11-May-12 16-May-12 17-May-12 17-May-12 28-Jul-12 11-Aug-12 22-Aug-12

£55,000 £55,000 £65,000 £150,000 £100,000 £100,000 £55,000 £725,000

01-Apr-12 09-Apr-12 17-Apr-12 27-Apr-12 29-Apr-12 29-Apr-12 15-May-12 27-May-12 28-May-12 03-Jun-12 08-Jun-12 16-Jun-12 17-Jun-12 19-Aug-12 02-Sep-12 15-Sep-12 05-Oct-12 29-Oct-12 03-Nov-12

€ 41,800 € 20,000 € 80,000 € 55,000 € 300,000 € 41,800 € 80,000 € 210,000 € 130,000 € 1,500,000 € 40,000 € 20,000 € 850,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 € 60,000 € 57,500 € 80,000 € 55,000

25-Mar-12 22-Apr-12 29-Apr-12 09-May-12 12-May-12 13-May-12 13-May-12 16-May-12 19-May-12 20-May-12 20-May-12 25-May-12 27-May-12

€ 41,800 € 22,000 € 20,000 £33,000 £40,000 € 130,000 € 55,000 € 20,000 € 30,000 € 70,000 € 55,000 £35,000 € 330,000

23-May-12 01-Aug-12 01-Aug-12 13-Sep-12 05-Sep-12 05-Sep-12 17-Sep-12 07-Aug-12 01-Oct-12 22-Aug-12 13-Sep-12 28-Aug-12 04-Sep-12 06-Aug-12 03-Oct-12 07-Aug-12 02-Oct-12 27-Sep-12 11-Sep-12 16-Oct-12 29-Oct-12 04-Oct-12 24-Oct-12 05-Nov-12

11-Nov-12 12-Nov-12 25-Sep-12 17-Dec-12

10.05 10.05 10.05 10.05 10.05

23-Apr-12 23-Apr-12 25-May-12 01-May-12 20-Aug-12

10.4 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.4

04-May-12 05-May-12 10-May-12 03-Apr-12 03-Apr-12 23-Jul-12 06-Aug-12 26-Jun-12

10.5f (2100m)

Visit L L L L L Gp 2 L L L Gp 2 Gp 2 L Gp 2

01-Aug-12 01-Aug-12 10-Jul-12

10.4f (2080m)

Call us on +44 (0)1380 816 777 to subscribe from £18 L L Gp 3 L Gp 1 L Gp 3 Gp 1 Gp 2 Gp 1 L L Gp 1 Gp 3 L L Gp 3 Gp 3 L

Closing 24-Jul-12 25-Jul-12 04-Jul-12 25-Jul-12 08-Aug-12

10.05f (2010m)

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 2 Gp 2 Gp 2 Gp 3 Gp 1

Furlongs 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5

27-Mar-12 28-Mar-12 19-Apr-12 11-Apr-12 25-Apr-12 21-Mar-12 09-May-12 15-Feb-12 03-Jun-12 05-Jun-12 15-Feb-12 26-Jun-12

29-Aug-12 10-Oct-12

11f (2200m) 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

20-Mar-12 17-Apr-12 03-May-12 07-May-12 15-Feb-12 04-May-12 08-May-12 08-May-12 03-Apr-12 31-Mar-12 19-May-12 31-Mar-12

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Track Haydock Park Bremen Baden-Baden Limerick Hanshin Milan Hamburg Hamburg Belmont Park Hamilton Park Dusseldorf Merano Windsor Baden-Baden Newbury Milan Hannover Rome Hannover Kyoto Dresden Pisa

Race Name & (Sponsor) Pinnacle St (New Approach Grosvenor Casinos) SWB Derby Trial Iffezheimer Diana-Trial Martin Molony St Takarazuka Kinen Paolo Mezzanotte Hanshin-Cup Hamburger Stutenpreis Man o’ War BC St Glasgow St 154th Henkel Preis der Diana (Deutsches Stuten-Derby) EBF Terme di Merano August St Mercedes Benz Stutenpreis Arc Trial (Dubai Duty Free) Premio Federico Tesio Herbst Stuten-Preis Villa Borghese Memorial F. Cadoni Neue Bult Stuten Steher Cup Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup Grosser Dresdner Herbstpreis Andred (ex Regione Toscana)




Class L L L L Gr 1 L L Gp 3 Gr 1 L Gp 1 L L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 2 Gp 3 L L Gr 1 L L

Race Date 02-Jun-12 17-Jun-12 19-Jun-12 22-Jun-12 24-Jun-12 24-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 05-Jul-12 14-Jul-12 19-Jul-12 05-Aug-12 15-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 01-Sep-12 22-Sep-12 23-Sep-12 30-Sep-12 30-Sep-12 04-Nov-12 11-Nov-12 21-Nov-12 09-Dec-12

Value £55,000 € 20,000 € 20,000 € 40,000 $3,437,000 € 41,800 € 20,000 € 55,000 $600,000 £40,000 € 400,000 € 41,800 £33,000 € 55,000 £55,000 € 104,500 € 55,000 € 41,800 € 20,000 $2,352,000 € 20,000 € 41,800

11f (2200m) Age 4+ F&M 3 3F 3+ 3+ 3+ F&M 4+ F 3F 3+ 3 C&G 3F 3+ F&M 3+ 3+ F 3+ 3+ 3+F 3+ 3+ 3+ FM 3+ 3+ F&M

Surface T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T

Metres 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200

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€ 41,800

Lingfield Park Le Lion d’Angers Siracusa

Derby Trial (Betfred) Urban Sea Francesco Faraci


Haydock Park

Lancashire Oaks (bet365)

Gp 3 L L

12-May-12 05-Jun-12 01-Dec-12

£60,000 € 52,000 € 41,800





3 C&G 3F 3+


2300 2300 2300

3+ F



19-Jun-12 15-May-12 13-Jul-89 01-Aug-11 20-Aug-12 10-Jul-12 17-Sep-12 23-Aug-12 07-Aug-12 23-Oct-12 02-Oct-12 13-Nov-12


11.5 11.5 11.5

07-May-12 29-May-12

11.9f (2380m)

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12f (2400m)


Saint-Cloud Meydan Longchamp Newbury Cologne Newmarket Goodwood Longchamp Ascot Lyon-Parilly Lyon-Parilly Hamilton Park Tokyo Longchamp Goodwood Tokyo Chantilly Chantilly Belmont Park Milan Toulouse Lyon-Parilly Chantilly Cork Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Pontefract Milan Curragh Newmarket Hamburg Hamburg Nantes Ovrevoll

La Porte de Madrid Dubai Sheema Classic Lord Seymour John Porter (Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise) Gerling-Preis Jockey Club St (Quipco) Daisy Warwick EBF (Betfred) Hedouville Buckhounds St (John Doyle) Coupe des Trois Ans Bedel Braveheart H’cap (william hill) Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) L’Avre Tapster (Southern Daily Echo) Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) Grand Prix de Chantilly Royaumont Belmont St Gran Premio Milano Derby du Languedoc Grand Prix de Lyon Lys Noblesse St (Kerry Group) Ribblesdale St King Edward VII Hardwicke St Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud Abu Dhabi Malleret Pontefract Castle St (totepool) Gran Premio d’Italia Irish Derby (Dubai Duty Free) Fred Archer St Deutsches Derby Grosser Hansa Preis Derby de l’Ouest-Grand Prix de l’Asselco Walter Nilsens Minnelop

L Gr 1 L Gp 3 Gp 2 Gp 2 L Gp 3 L L L L Gr 1 L L Gr 1 Gp 2 Gp 3 Gr 1 Gp 1 L L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 2 Gp 2 Gp 2 Gp 1 Gp 2 L L Gp 1 L Gp 1 Gp 2 L Gp 3

20-Mar-12 31-Mar-12 19-Apr-12 21-Apr-12 29-Apr-12 05-May-12 05-May-12 08-May-12 12-May-12 16-May-12 17-May-12 18-May-12 20-May-12 22-May-12 26-May-12 27-May-12 03-Jun-12 03-Jun-12 09-Jun-12 10-Jun-12 15-Jun-12 16-Jun-12 17-Jun-12 17-Jun-12 21-Jun-12 22-Jun-12 23-Jun-12 24-Jun-12 24-Jun-12 24-Jun-12 24-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 01-Jul-12 02-Jul-12 02-Jul-12 07-Jul-12

€ 52,000 $5,000,000 € 52,000 £55,000 € 70,000 £100,000 £35,000 € 80,000 £33,000 € 55,000 € 52,000 £40,000 $2,527,000 € 55,000 £35,000 $3,682,000 € 130,000 € 80,000 $1,000,000 € 209,000 € 55,000 € 60,000 € 80,000 € 82,500 £100,000 £140,000 £100,000 € 400,000 € 150,000 £33,000 € 55,000 € 1,250,000 £33,000 € 500,000 € 70,000 € 55,000 NOK 1,000,000

4+ NH 4yo+ SH 4yo+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 3 4+ 4+ 3F 3 4+ 3 No G 4+ 3F 3 3+ 3 4+ 3 CG 3+ F 3F 3 C&G 4+ 4+ 3F 4+ 3 3 CF 4+ 3 CF 3+ 3 3+


2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400

12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12


Roscommon Newmarket Longchamp Longchamp Vichy Ascot Newmarket Hoppegarten Curragh Goodwood Goodwood Cork Klampenborg Newbury Leopardstown Munich Jagersro Saratoga York York

Lenebane Princess of Wales’s St ( Grand Prix de Paris (Juddmonte) Thiberville Frederic de Lagrange King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Betfair) Aphrodite St (Newsalls Park Stud) Deutschland Preis Irish Oaks (Darley) Gordon St (Bet365) Glorious St (Coutts) Give Thanks St (Irish Stallion Farms EBF) Scandinavian Open Championship Chalice St (EBF) Ballyroan St Grosser Pries Von Baden Swedish Derby Sword Dancer Invitational St Great Voltigeur St (Neptune investment management) Yorkshire Oaks (Darley)

L Gp 2 Gp 1 L L Gp 1 L Gp 1 Gp 1 Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 L Gp 3 Gp 1 L Gr 1 Gp 2 Gp 1

09-Jul-12 12-Jul-12 14-Jul-12 14-Jul-12 19-Jul-12 21-Jul-12 21-Jul-12 22-Jul-12 22-Jul-12 31-Jul-12 03-Aug-12 05-Aug-12 05-Aug-12 05-Aug-12 09-Aug-12 12-Aug-12 12-Aug-12 18-Aug-12 22-Aug-12 23-Aug-12

€ 40,000 £100,000 € 600,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 £1,000,000 £40,000 € 175,000 € 400,000 £55,000 £55,000 € 77,500 DKK 500,000 £33,000 € 57,500 € 155,000 SEK 1,870,000 $600,000 £140,000 £310,000

3+ 3+ 3 CF 3F 3 3+ 3+ F&M 3+ 3F 3 4+ 3+ F 3+ 3+ F&M 3+ 3+ 3 3+ 3 C&G 3+ F


2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400

12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

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17-Jun-12 08-May-12

11.5f (2300m)

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore Gp 2

Closing 28-May-12 05-Jun-12

11.25f (2250m) 3+


Furlongs 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

12-Mar-12 11-May-12 16-Apr-12 06-Mar-12 17-Apr-12 30-Apr-12 18-Apr-12 07-May-12 09-May-12 09-May-12 12-May-12 CLOSED 14-May-12 20-May-12 CLOSED 16-May-12 16-May-12 10-May-12 07-Jun-12 08-Jun-12 23-May-12 09-May-12 01-May-12 01-May-12 01-May-12 06-Jun-12 06-Jun-12 18-Jun-12 CLOSED 25-Jun-12 10-Jan-12 08-May-12 25-Jun-12 07-Mar-12

04-Jul-12 19-Jun-12 15-Feb-12 06-Jul-12 11-Jul-12 05-Jun-12 16-Jul-12 08-May-12 07-Sep-11 25-Jul-12 28-Jul-12 27-Jun-12 18-Jun-12 30-Jul-12 04-Jul-12 22-May-12

03-Jul-12 26-Jun-12

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12f (2400m)

Country USA GB

Track Saratoga York

Race Name & (Sponsor) New York Turf Writers Cup Galtres St (EBF)

Class Gr 1 L

Race Date 23-Aug-12 23-Aug-12

Value $150,000 £40,000

Age 4+ 3+ F&M

Surface T T


Baden-Baden Veliefendi Kempton Park Taby Galopp Galway Chester Longchamp Longchamp Longchamp Saint-Cloud Listowel Saint-Cloud Cologne Toulouse Newmarket Newmarket Ascot Longchamp Curragh Milan Longchamp Baden-Baden Nantes Newbury Milan Kempton Park

Longines Grosser Preis von Baden Bosphorus Cup September St (Betfred) Stockholm Cup International Oyster St Stand Cup (Star Sports) Prix Vermeille (Qatar) Prix du Niel (Qatar) Prix Foy (Qatar) Joubert Listowel Turenne Preis von Europa Panacee Princess Royal Richard Hambro (EBF) Godolphin (Aqualaam) Cumberland Lodge St (Grosvenor Casinos) Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Qatar) Finale St Gran Premio del Jockey Club e Coppa d’Oro Conseil de Paris Baden-Wurttemberg-Trophy Grand Prix de la Ville de Nantes St Simon St (Worthington’s Champion Shield) Falck G. Floodlit St

Gp 1 Gp 2 Gp 3 Gp 3 L L Gp 1 Gp 2 Gp 2 L L L Gp 1 L L L Gp 3 Gp 1 L Gp 1 Gp 2 Gp 3 L Gp 3 L L

02-Sep-12 02-Sep-12 08-Sep-12 09-Sep-12 11-Sep-12 15-Sep-12 16-Sep-12 16-Sep-12 16-Sep-12 17-Sep-12 19-Sep-12 20-Sep-12 23-Sep-12 26-Sep-12 27-Sep-12 28-Sep-12 06-Oct-12 07-Oct-12 14-Oct-12 21-Oct-12 21-Oct-12 21-Oct-12 23-Oct-12 27-Oct-12 03-Nov-12 07-Nov-12

€ 250,000 € 306,000 £55,000 SEK 1,400,000 € 50,000 £33,000 € 350,000 € 130,000 € 130,000 € 55,000 € 42,500 € 55,000 € 155,000 € 52,000 £33,000 £33,000 £55,000 € 4,000,000 € 40,000 € 209,000 € 130,000 € 55,000 € 60,000 £55,000 € 41,800 £33,000

3+ 3+ C&F 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ F 3 CF 4+ CF 3F 3+ 3 C&G 3+ 3+ F&M 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ CF 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ F 3+


Metres 2400 2400

2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400

Furlongs 12 12

12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Closing 17-Aug-12

12-Jun-12 03-Sep-12 09-Jul-12 06-Sep-12 10-Sep-12 22-Aug-12 22-Aug-12 22-Aug-12 14-Sep-12 26-Jun-12 21-Sep-12 22-Sep-12 01-Oct-12 09-May-12 09-Oct-12 20-Sep-12 03-Oct-12 28-Aug-12 22-Oct-12 01-Nov-12


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STAKES SCHEDULES Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore Country FR JPN GB FR

Track Lyon-Parilly Tokyo Kempton Park Toulouse

Race Name & (Sponsor) Grand Camp Japan Cup Wild Flower St Max Sicard

Class L Gr 1 L L


Chester Epsom Downs Epsom Downs Epsom Downs

Chester Vase (MBNA) Oaks (Investec) Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup Derby (Investec)


Deauville Deauville Deauville Deauville Saint Cloud Longchamp Deauville Saint Cloud Nakayama

Reux Prix de Pomone (Haras d’Etreham) Minerve Grand Prix de Deauville (Lucien Barriere) Tourelles Prix Royallieu (Qatar) Vulcain Belle de Nuit Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)

Race Date 16-Nov-12 25-Nov-12 28-Nov-12 09-Dec-12

Value € 52,000 $6,512,000 £33,000 € 60,000

12f (2400m) Age 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+

Surface T T AWT T

Metres 2400 2400 2400 2400

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10-May-12 01-Jun-12 02-Jun-12 02-Jun-12

£55,000 £350,000 £275,000 £1,250,000

02-Aug-12 11-Aug-12 12-Aug-12 26-Aug-12 01-Sep-12 06-Oct-12 24-Oct-12 15-Nov-12 23-Dec-12

€ 52,000 € 130,000 € 80,000 € 200,000 € 52,000 € 250,000 € 55,000 € 52,000 $5,200,000


2410 2410 2410 2410

3+ 3+ F 3F 3+ 3+ F&M 3+ F 3 3+ F 3+


2500 2500 2500 2500 2500 2500 2500 2500 2500

Newbury Newmarket Chester Ascot Lingfield Park

Aston Park St Trophy St (Bahrain) Chester H’cap Noel Murless (Keltbray) River Eden St (EBF)

L Gp 3 L L L


Chester Newbury

Ormonde St (Boodles Diamond) Geoffrey Freer St


Nottingham York Navan York Leopardstown Curragh Longchamp York Leopardstown Goodwood Goodwood Baden-Baden Curragh Dortmund Saint-Cloud Milan Rome

Further Flight St (Barry Hills) Yorkshire Cup Vintage Crop St Grand Cup St (Stowe Family Law) Saval Beg St Curragh Cup (attheraces) Maurice de Nieuil Silver Cup H’cap (John Smith’s) Challenge St Lillie Langtry St (I-Shares) March St (Windflower) Preis der Casino Baden-Baden St Leger (Irish) Deutsches St Leger Scaramouche St Leger Italino Roma Vecchia


Mulheim Doncaster Doncaster

Silbernes Band der Ruhr Park Hill St (DFS) St Leger (Ladbrokes)


Milan Deauville Deauville Longchamp Longchamp Kyoto

Coppa d’Oro Michel Houyvet Prix du Kergorlay (Darley) Lutece Prix Chaudenay (Qatar) Kikuka Sho (Japanese St Leger)


Saint-Cloud Longchamp Longchamp Longchamp Longchamp Saint-Cloud

Right Royal Barbeville Prix de la Vicomtesse Vigier Gladiateur (Qatar) Prix Royal-Oak Denisy


Meydan Kyoto Ascot Hoppegarten Royal Ascot Hamburg Sandown Park Goodwood Newmarket

Dubai Gold Cup Tenno Sho (Spring) Sagaro St (Totepool) Oleander- Rennen Queen’s Vase St Langer Hamburger Esher St (Coral) Goodwood Cup (Artemis) Rose Bowl St


Sandown Park York

Henry II St (Betfair) Lonsdale Cup (Weatherbys Insurance)



Doncaster Cup (Stobart)

19-May-12 12-Jul-12 01-Sep-12 05-Oct-12 01-Nov-12

£33,000 £55,000 £35,000 £35,000 £33,000

11-May-12 18-Aug-12

£65,000 £55,000

4+ 3 3+ 3 3+ F&M


2600 2600 2600 2600 2600

4+ 3+


2660 2660

11-Apr-12 18-May-12 20-May-12 26-May-12 08-Jun-12 01-Jul-12 14-Jul-12 14-Jul-12 19-Jul-12 02-Aug-12 25-Aug-12 26-Aug-12 15-Sep-12 16-Sep-12 05-Oct-12 27-Oct-12 11-Nov-12

£33,000 £140,000 € 40,000 £35,000 € 47,500 € 62,500 € 130,000 £33,000 € 40,000 £55,000 £33,000 € 20,000 € 220,000 € 55,000 € 52,000 € 61,600 € 41,800

4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 3+ 4+ 3+ 3+ 3+ F 3+ 4+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+


2800 2800 2800 2800 2800 2800 2800 2800 2800 2800 2800 2800 2800 2800 2800 2800 2800

07-Jun-12 13-Sep-12 15-Sep-12

€ 20,000 £80,000 £550,000

4+ 3+ F 3 C&F


2920 2920 2920

27-May-12 15-Aug-12 19-Aug-12 09-Sep-12 06-Oct-12 21-Oct-12

€ 41,800 € 55,000 € 130,000 € 80,000 € 200,000 $2,917,000

4+ 3 3+ 3 3 3 No G


3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000

09-Apr-12 29-Apr-12 27-May-12 16-Sep-12 28-Oct-12 15-Nov-12

€ 52,000 € 80,000 € 130,000 € 80,000 € 250,000 € 52,000

4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 3+ 3+


3100 3100 3100 3100 3100 3100

31-Mar-12 29-Apr-12 02-May-12 06-May-12 22-Jun-12 04-Jul-12 07-Jul-12 02-Aug-12 27-Sep-12

$1,000,000 $3,437,000 £60,000 € 55,000 £60,000 € 20,000 £33,000 £100,000 £33,000

4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 3 4+ 4+ 3+ 3+


3200 3200 3200 3200 3200 3200 3200 3200 3200

31-May-12 25-Aug-12

£55,000 £140,000

4+ 3+


3280 3280






Royal Ascot Longchamp

Gold Cup Prix du Cadran (Qatar)

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Gp 1 Gp 1

21-Jun-12 07-Oct-12

£250,000 € 300,000

13.5 13.5

05-May-12 13-Aug-12

14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

05-Apr-12 03-Apr-12 15-May-12 21-May-12 03-Jun-12 23-May-12 27-Jun-12 09-Jul-12 14-Jul-12 27-Jul-12 20-Aug-12 14-Aug-12 23-May-12 24-Jul-12 27-Sep-12

14.6 14.6 14.6

29-May-12 07-Sep-12 24-Jul-12

15 15 15 15 15 15

07-Aug-12 01-Aug-12 22-Aug-12 22-Aug-12 CLOSED

15.5 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.5

02-Apr-12 11-Apr-12 09-May-12 22-Aug-12 10-Oct-12

16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

26-Mar-12 13-Mar-12 26-Apr-12 27-Mar-12 16-Jun-12 26-Jun-12 06-Jul-12 27-Jul-12 21-Sep-12

16.4 16.4

25-May-12 20-Aug-12

18f (3600m)

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore GB FR

14-May-12 06-Jul-12 27-Aug-12 29-Sep-12 26-Oct-12

16.4f (3280m)

Visit Gp 2

13 13 13 13 13

16f (3260m)

Call us on +44 (0)1380 816 777 to subscribe from £18 Gp 3 Gp 2


15.5f (3100m)

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore Gr 3 Gr 1 Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 L L Gp 2 L


15f (3000m)

Visit L Gp 3 Gp 2 Gp 3 Gp 1 L

25-Jul-12 25-Jul-12 25-Jul-12 08-Aug-12

14.6f (2920m)

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12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5

14f (2800m)

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore L Gp 2 Gp 1

04-May-12 13-Mar-12 03-Apr-12 07-Dec-10

13.5f (2660m)

Visit L Gp 2 L L L Gp 3 Gp 2 L L Gp 3 L L Gp 1 Gp 3 L Gp 3 L

12.05 12.05 12.05 12.05

13f (2600m)

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08-Oct-12 22-Nov-12

12.5f (2500m)

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore GB GB GB GB GB


12.05f (2410m)

3 C&G 3F 4+ 3 C&F

Visit L Gp 2 Gp 3 Gp 2 L Gp 2 L L Gr 1

Furlongs 12 12 12 12



20f (4000m) 4+ 4+


4000 4000

20 20

24-Apr-12 22-Aug-12

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