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European Trainer ISSUE 41 – SPRING 2013

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ISSUE 41 – SPRING 2013 £5.95

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THE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE FOR THE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE THOROUGHBRED

DONALD McCAIN

The northern star of the National Hunt scene

STORE HORSES v AQPS

Who has the edge starting jumpers?

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COMPRESSION SUITS

A fad or do they have real benefits?

BREAKING THE SILENCE

How hearing can impact on performance


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GILES ANDERSON The season ahead

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Y THE end of February we get first sight of the European Pattern schedule for the coming season. This year, there have been a number of subtle changes to the list and on the face of it, prize-money has either stabilised or increased across the continent. Another positive is that the European Pattern Committee (EPC) is now taking greater control of Listed races. With a declining foal population, there does need to be a cull of certain races that simply don’t fit the grade. But what’s important is that there is now a body able to take the lead and objectively decide which races make the cut and which ones don’t. Now we need the EPC to go even further and ensure that to qualify for Listed status, the prize-money on offer is consistent for the same type of race across the continent. Full details of the 2013 stakes schedules, together with closing dates for races, are at the back of this magazine. At the front of the magazine, we have an interesting profile on Donald McCain. The McCain family have always been synonymous with the Aintree Grand National, and this year it will be 40 years since they first struck gold with the amazing and iconic Red Rum. But the McCains are more than just the family behind Red Rum who have won the Grand National on five occasions. Regularly competing at the highest level, the stable will be a force to be reckoned with at all the major jumping festivals this spring and increasingly on the Flat with out-andout staying types. Donald picks up on an interesting point in his interview with Emma Berry, about buying horses from France and I’m sure you will enjoy reading our feature on whether it’s best to buy store horses from Ireland or to follow the trend of buying ready-made horses from France. LIke many things in life, there is no right or wrong; it’s simply about the type of horse that’s best suited to the job at hand. In this issue we take an in depth look at lactic acid and how feeding to counter the buffering effect can help horses through the latter stages of a race. We also examine the impact of sound and hearing – looking at how the horse reacts. David Thistelton finds out about the compression suit and how its technology can be of benefit within a racing and training environment, while Celia Marr brings us up to date in her article on the use of MRI scanning to prevent lateral condylar fractures. Wherever your racing takes you this spring, good luck!. n ISSUE 41 EUROPE.TRAINERMAGAZINE.com 01


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Chairman’s message

CRIQUETTE HEAD Unfortunately I was unable to attend the AGM of the ETF in Budapest in December, but I was ably represented by vice-chairmen Christian Von Der Recke and Max Hennau, while treasurer Jim Kavanagh led the meeting on my behalf.

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AM reliably informed that the visitors were very well received by their hosts and I would like to thank Sandor Ribarszki and Livia Prem for their organisation. Adras Krebs of Kincsem Park racecourse gave a video presentation on the history of racing in Hungary and this was appreciated by all the delegates. It is always fascinating to discover more about lesser-known racing nations. New members to the ETF were discussed and it was decided to invite representatives from Denmark and Austria to attend our next AGM. The main worry for French trainers at the present time is the increase in VAT levels from 7% to 19.6%. This represents a rise of over 12% for owners and will certainly have repercussions on the industry although for the moment we are unsure just how serious these will be. Some trainers report that owners consider the change dramatic whereas others seem less concerned. Owners will now have 02 EUROPE.TRAINERMAGAZINE.com ISSUE 41

“The main worry for French trainers at the present time is the increase in VAT levels from 7% to 19.6%. This represents a rise of over 12% for owners and will certainly have repercussions on the industry” received their first invoices from January including the new higher VAT and we anxiously await their reactions. We are very concerned as 90% of French owners do not reclaim their VAT. We are currently working with France Galop to find solutions which will enable owners to register as professionals and therefore allow

them to recover the VAT. The jumps season is currently in full swing in Britain and Ireland, despite some terrible weather conditions, and we have seen some good horses in action over the obstacles of Pau and Cagnes-sur-Mer in France. Last year I was delighted to be present at the Cheltenham Festival and I hope to attend once again. The atmosphere is fabulous and the enthusiasm of professionals and public alike reminds us of the values of our sport. Flat trainers have also been busy as racing is a year-round activity nowadays. We now have more and more all-weather tracks that fulfill an important role during the winter months. I welcome the presence of stakes races on these courses as it will valorise the all-weather programme and encourage the participation of quality horses. I wish you all many winners in 2013, whether they be over jumps, on the turf, or the all-weather! n


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CONTENTS... 10 TRM Trainer of the Quarter

The continued success of Spanish trainer Guillermo Arizkorreta in Dubai with Plantagenet

12 Donald McCain

Emma Berry profiles leading British trainer Donald McCain Jr.

20 Hearing

How a horse’s sense of sound can be affect its performance, by Stacey Oke.

24 Starting young?

Lissa Oliver looks at the validity of breaking in National Hunt store horses at a early age.

30 Compression suits

An introduction to the compression suit made famous by Black Caviar and Hay List, by David Thiselton.

36 Racing in Central Europe

Central Europe is a region to which Overdose brought a lot of attention, and Gabriella Vonczem gives us a peek into the racing industry there.

44 Condylar fractures

Celia Marr discusses how the MRI can help prevent condylar fractures.

48 Relative values

Fourth-generation horseman Laurent Viel, by Isabel Mathew.

52 Lactic acid

Dr Catherine Dunnett examines dietary effects on and the horse’s ability to manage lactic acid.

56 Product Focus 59 ETF AGM

The annual ETF AGM, held in Budapest.

60 EPC comment and Stakes Schedules Brian Kavanagh outlines the benefits of centralised control of Flat Black Type, plus the 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 Suzy Crossman, Harriet Scott Design/Production Neil Randon Advertising Sales Giles Anderson Photo Credits Courtesy Aintree, APRH, Emma Berry, Diagnostic Centre, Newmarket, Fernwood Studios, Courtesy Hidez, Gillian Higgins, Béla Juszel, Liesl King, Mark Knight, Caroline Norris, Rossdale Equine Hospital, Frank Sorge, Andrew Watkins/Dubai Racing Club

Cover Photograph Emma Berry

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: info@trainermagazine.com www.europe.trainermagazine.com Issue 41

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Emma Berry is the Bloodstock Editor of Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder and European correspondent for Inside Racing in Austalia. She is married to trainer John Berry and lives in Newmarket with too many horses, dogs and cats. 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. Professor Celia Marr is an equine clinician at Rossdales, Newmarket. She is a RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Medicine and Honorary Professor at the Glasgow University Veterinary School. She has previously worked at veterinary schools in Glasgow, Pennsylvania, Cambridge and London and in racehorse practice in Lambourn. She is Chairman of the Horserace Betting Levy Board’s Thoroughbred Research & Consultation Group and Editor-in-Chief of Equine Veterinary Journal. 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. Stacey Oke is a licensed veterinarian and freelance medical writer and editor. In addition to writing for various horse publications, she also contributes to scientific journals, is an editor of an internationallyrecognized, peer-reviewed journal, creates continuing education materials for both human and veterinary medicine, and conducts biomedical research studies. 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. David Thiselton is the chief racing writer for Gold Circle Publishing, who are contracted to produce all of the racing pages for the Independent Newspaper Group in South Africa including eight broadsheets. Gabriella Vonczem has a degree in economics from the Budapest Business School, a Master’s degree from Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers, France. She has been a staff writer in economics at various Hungarian daily and weekly newspapers. Racing columnist of Pegazus Equestrian Magazine, the official paper of the Hungarian Equestrian Federation, and contributes to the website www.racingportal.hu. Rides in training and races as an amateur rider. Currently chairwoman of the Hungarian Amateur Jockeys’ Association.


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EUROPEAN TRAINERS’ FEDERATION AIMS and OBJECTIVES of the ETF: a) To represent the interests of all member trainers’ associations in Europe. b) To liaise with political and administrative bodies on behalf of European trainers. c) To exchange information between members for the benefit of European trainers. d) To provide a network of contacts to assist each member to develop its policy and services to member trainers.

ETF REPRESENTATIVES Chairmanship:

Criquette Head-Maarek Association des Entraineurs de Galop 18 bis Avenue du Général Leclerc 60501 Chantilly FRANCE Tel: + 33 (0)3 44 57 25 39 Fax: + 33(0)3 44 57 58 85 Email: entraineurs.de.galop@wanadoo.fr

Vice Chairmanship:

Max Hennau FEDERATION BELGE DES ENTRAINEURS Rue des Carrieres 35 5032 - Les Isnes BELGIUM Tel: Fax: +32 (0)81 56 68 46 Email: mhennau@gmail.com

GERMANY

Vice Chairmanship:

Christian von der Recke Hovener Hof 53919 Weilerswist Germany Tel: +49 (0 22 54) 84 53 14 Email: recke@t-online.de

SPAIN

Erika Mäder Jentgesallee 19 47799 Krefeld Tel: +49 (0)2151 594911 Fax: +49 (0)2151 590542 Mobile: +49 (0)173 8952675 Email: trainer-und-jockeys@netcologne.de

Mauricio Delcher Sanchez AZAFRAN, 5- 3ºM MAJADAHONDA 28022 Madrid Spain Tel: +34 (0)666 53 51 52 Email: mdelcher@hotmail.com

CZECH REPUBLIC

UNITED KINGDOM

Josef Vana CZECH JOCKEYS AND TRAINERS ASSOCIATION Starochuchelska 192/16 159 00 Praha 5 - Velka Chuchle Contact: Roman Vitek Mobile: +42 (0)606727027 Email: drvitek@email.cz

Rupert Arnold NATIONAL TRAINERS’ FEDERATION 9 High Street - Lambourn - Hungerford Berkshire RG17 8XN Tel: +44 (0)1488 71719 Fax: +44 (0)1488 73005 www.racehorsetrainers.org

SLOVAKIA

ITALY

Jano Cagan SLOVENSKA ASOCIACIA DOSTIHOVYCH TRENEROV MDZ 48 942 01 SURANY Slovakia Tel: +42 19 03 165 609 Email: zuzana.caganova@gmail.com

Ovidio Pessi U.N.A.G. Via Montale, 9 20151 Milano milano@unag.it paolapezzotti@libero.it tel. +39 02 48205006 mobile: +39 348 31 33 828

Treasureship:

Jim Kavanagh IRISH RACEHORSE TRAINERS ASSOCIATION Curragh House-Dublin Road Kildare-Co.Kildare IRELAND Tel: +353 (0) 45 522981 Fax: + 353 (0) 45 522982 Mobile: + 353(0)87 2588770 Email: irishrta@eircom.net www.irta.ie

NORWAY

Sven-Erik Lilja Eventyrveien 8, 1482 Nittedal Norway Tel: +47 (0) 67 07 14 12 Mobile: +47 (0) 91 12 88 96 Email: svelija@gmail.com

SWEDEN

Fredrik Reuterskiöld Swedish Trainers Association South Notarp 3228 S-243 92 Hoor Tel: +46 (0)413 55 00 65 Fax: +46 (0)413 55 04 95 Mobile: +46 (0)70 731 26 39 Swedish Trainers Association North Karlaplan 10 115 20 Stockholm Sweden Mail: worldracing@hotmail.com Tel: +46 (0)8 662 46 79 Mobile: +46 (0)708 756 756

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Guillermo Arizkorreta (right) with Gloria De Campeao winner Plantagenet and jockey Jose Martinez

TRM Trainer of the Quarter

GUILLERMO ARIZKORRETA

The TRM Trainer of the Quarter award has been won by Guillermo Arizkorreta. Guillermo and his team will receive a selection of products from the internationally-acclaimed range of TRM supplements worth â‚Ź2,000, as well as a bottle of select Irish whiskey. PHOTO: ANDREW WATKINS

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UILLERMO Arizkorreta Elosegui has sent the same two horses to Dubai for the past two seasons and in each campaign has enjoyed success with Plantagenet, who recently won the $150,000 Gloria De Campeao on Saturday, March 2nd. Plantagenet was bought by Arizkorreta as a yearling and his most notable victories in his homeland came when winning both the “homebred” and “international” versions of the Spanish Derby in 2010. Last year, Plantagenet began his season by winning a handicap at Meydan before finishing second in Morocco and then running third in the Gran Premio de Madrid. This year, in Dubai, Plantagenet has entered the starting gate on four separate occasions and has run to a form line of 4821. After his recent success in Dubai,

Plantagenet has been bought by Nils Petersen to further his career in Scandinavia where the much traveled six-year-old will no doubt prove to be a force to be reckoned with this summer. Arizkorreta, at 38 years old, has enjoyed a long career within the racing industry. Born in San Sebastian in northern Spain, his early days were spent at the same pony club as future French champion jockey Ioritz Mendizabal. Whilst carving different paths to his contemporary, Arizkorreta proved to be a very able amateur jockey and in the 1990s twice finished in the top three wins for all jockeys in Spain. In the early 2000s, Arizkorreta made the move to Luca Cumani’s stable in Newmarket as assistant trainer. He stayed for seven years, learning from one of the best trainers

in the world. Obviously with his natural talent and the enviable experience he received in Newmarket he was able to leave the UK and set up on his own in Spain with his first runner being a winning one in 2006. To date he has 156 wins from 823 runners in Spain. Arizkorreta has many owners but has enjoyed particular success with the Hinojosa family, who owned Chevington and Loughton studs and have now gone on to set him up as their main trainer initially for their new venture, Dehesa de Milagro Stud. He has 60 horses in his care and was the leading trainer in Spain last year, with 51 victories. With much being done to raise the profile of horseracing in Spain and with prestigious wins under his belt, Arizkorreta will continue to travel with his stable stars. n

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N A raw, slate-gray day in early February during one of the wettest winters on record, it would be easy to feel a little lacking in joie de vivre. For jumps trainers, however, this is prime time, a key stage in the countdown to the increasingly important Cheltenham Festival, and with a yard full-to-bursting with top-class names and exciting youngsters, there’s every reason for Donald McCain Jr to have a smile on his face. One senses that McCain wears an almost permanent smile. Not a smug one, and certainly not a simple one, but one of a man whose life is exactly as he’d like it to be. “I’ve never had an ambition to be champion trainer. I’m not an ambitious person but if we can be the best stable in the north then that’s me happy,” he says from his expansive training grounds at Cholmondeley, just a few miles from Chester racecourse. “I love being a northern trainer. I am a northerner and I’m proud of that.” While the Cheltenham Festival cannot be ignored, it is very much Aintree with which

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Donald McCain Jr may harbour no ambition to be champion trainer but, as a proud northerner, he is happy to be master of his domain. WORDS AND PHOTOS: EMMA BERRY

the name McCain is entwined. McCain has written his own chapter of the Grand National story that was dominated by his late father, also named Donald but better known as Ginger. The 2011 winner Ballabriggs is the apple of the trainer’s eye and occupies the box festooned with memories of the greatest National horse of all time, Red Rum, and of Ginger’s final winner in the race he so loved, Amberleigh House. McCain admits that his loyalties are now divided, especially with his list of Cheltenham winners, which includes Whiteoak, Peddlers

Cross, Ballabriggs, Son Of Flicka, Cloudy Lane and Cinders and Ashes, continuing to grow. “We were never Cheltenham people, we were always Aintree people, and we avoided Cheltenham to go to Aintree. I realise now it really does matter to people but I also have owners who say to me ‘I don’t mind missing Cheltenham, let’s go to Aintree,’ so we have a bit of everything. “The Cheltenham Festival has turned into an absolute monster of a thing. The whole build-up starts in October but it’s obviously working.” A recent Racing Post interview, which canvassed opinion from a number of McCain’s former employers including Luca Cumani and Oliver Sherwood painted him as laid back and polite to a fault. During a relaxed conversation in his former broom cupboard of an office, with his mother Beryl and sister Joanne occupying Bankhouse’s main racing office next door, it’s hard to argue with this assessment. But, as many trainers are realising, the rise of social media within racing means that, on Twitter at least, there’s no hiding place. The sole voice of jovial dissent


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Terrier (above) races the string up the hill. Donald McCain (right) with stable star Overturn

to that view came from within when the person who knows him best, McCain’s wife Sian, tweeted in response to the Post’s feature: “Donald McCain doesn’t get stressed and he’s polite! My arse.” Sian, who has trained point-to-pointers and now oversees their daughters’ racing ponies, was surely teasing, but while McCain has not inherited the firebrand tendencies of his father, he does confess to a rising tetchiness as the big festivals draw near. “At the start of Cheltenham I’ll hardly be able to speak to anyone. My head girl Sinbad (real name Dominique Dainton-McElroy, a finalist in the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards) is fantastic and she knows what I’m like. She’s been with us since she was 16 and senses when I need a bit of space, or if I’m wound up, and she tells the others. “I’m terrible at the races with the big horses. I get very, very nervous. I’m not a big watcher of my horses. You have to be your horses’ biggest fan and I worry about letting people down when it doesn’t go right.” Even six weeks ahead of the four days when jump racing fans are oblivious to anything but

Weird Al, Overturn, Grand National winner Ballabriggs and Peddlers Cross

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events on the hallowed turf of Prestbury Park, there are a few telltale jitters evident in his voice as the trainer reiterates its importance. “On the Flat there are big days throughout the year but this is such a juggernaut towards Cheltenham and it’s impossible not to get swept up in it. Cheltenham and Aintree are the two big meetings of the year – they’re huge. I’ve been lucky, I’ve had winners there most years, but it’s a bad year when you don’t.” A person’s true nature is often only revealed in times of adversity and as much as trainers are required for interviews after big-race victories, there is also a desire for explanations when fancied horses run worse than expected. Irksome as this is for those close to the horse, such scrutiny is unavoidable and McCain manages to be charm personified in his

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“Cheltenham and Aintree are the two big meetings of the year – they’re huge. I’ve been lucky, I’ve had winners there most years, but it’s a bad year when you don’t” dealings with the ever-hungry media scrum. From a reporter’s perspective, his easy-going manner is a gift. “As far as speaking to the press goes, I never mind that because there were a number of years when nobody wanted to speak to us,” he

says with typical candour. “Having the kind of horses that make people want to interview you isn’t the worst problem in the world.” With Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls continuing to slug it out for champion trainer honours, both southern powerhouses will arrive at Cheltenham and Aintree bolstered by impressive armouries with which to do battle. McCain’s Bankhouse team is not short on talent but perhaps has the luxury of operating without such a crippling weight of expectation, with the constantly under-rated dual-purpose stalwart Overturn a case in point. “He is relentlessly enthusiastic,” says McCain of his Northumberland Plate and Chester Cup winner who was runner-up to Rock On Ruby in the 2012 Champion Hurdle. “He was almost unconscious after the


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“Dad was a good judge of cheaper horses and he’d buy them as foals. I find it one of the most enjoyable parts of the job. Nothing is off the radar for me” Simonsig in the Arkle Trophy including three unbeaten runs over fences. With so many ‘readymade’ jumpers arriving on these shores from France, the nine-year-old is an easy horse to love – a grafter who has worked his way up through the ranks to be the ultimate horse for all seasons. Like his trainer, his honesty and enthusiasm have won him plenty of fans. Despite Overturn retaining plenty of ability on the Flat, he hasn’t managed to convince McCain to eschew his true love – jump racing. “After he won the Northumberland Plate, the boss told me I should run him in the Melbourne Cup,” admits McCain, and one could be forgiven for thinking that by “boss” he means his father. But, perhaps indicative of the regard in which he still holds Luca Cumani, he is talking about the trainer for whom he served time in Newmarket as a pupil assistant in the days of Derby winner Kahyasi. A stint with Sir Michael Stoute ensued but despite an in-depth look at two of Newmarket’s premier yards, McCain remained true to his roots.

Champion Hurdle – I’ve never seen him that tired – but the next morning he was ready to go again. At home he comes out like a bull every morning, I sometimes worry I might take him for granted as he’s always like that, but in the press he’s always the underdog. After the Champion Hurdle they were all saying that it can’t have been that good a race because Overturn was second. In a way we’re a bit guilty of under-rating him here too but he is consistent to an extraordinary degree. “The decision to go chasing with him was hard because he’s Overturn and his age bothered me but every time we schooled him he was brilliant, he never made a mistake and he looks like he enjoys doing it too.” Overturn’s conversion to novice chasing has been flamboyantly successful, his procession towards a showdown with

Ile De Re, the first horse to win both the Chester Cup and Northumberland Plate in the same season since 1974

“I’ve worked for some wonderful people and you find it’s little things you do rather than the bigger picture that you’ve picked up from other trainers,” he says. “The main part of what you do is governed by your facilities, and of course your ammunition. I’ve picked up little bits from Luca Cumani, Michael Stoute, and Oliver Sherwood and a huge amount from my dad because he was trying to do it with bad horses and during times when things weren’t going well, and that’s the hardest job. This isn’t the fanciest place in the world but we have a straightforward system and it works. “The Flat wins with Overturn were fun but that wouldn’t even normally be on the radar with me because it’s not really my thing.” While not a fan of the Flat, McCain keeps a close eye on the form with a view to finding the next good convert to hurdles. Overturn was bought as a five-year-old when Walter Swinburn sent him to the DBS Horses-inTraining Sale, and earlier that same year Cinders and Ashes had appeared from the same venue, albeit as an unraced two-year-old from the Juddmonte draft. The trainer confesses he has a weakness for a little equine retail therapy.


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Assistant Darren O’Dwyer (left) and head girl Dominique Dainton-McElroy, also known as Sinbad (right), return from exercise

“I get more enjoyment from buying horses off the Flat or from Irish point-to-points. I enjoy hunting through them and watching them, and they seem to suit our way of doing things” “I’ve caught the disease from my father. One of the most pleasurable things for me is buying horses,” he says. “Dad was a good judge of cheaper horses and he’d buy them as foals. I find it one of the most enjoyable parts of the job. Nothing is off the radar for me. Agents ring me now and again but I like to buy them myself and the main thing is buying a horse you want to train.” While some trainers may prefer to saddle a bloodstock agent with the responsibility of unearthing new talent, McCain is prepared to stand or fall by his own judgement. “I’m the one who has to speak to the owners every day and I find it easier to apologise for a horse being no good if I’ve bought it. It perhaps should be the other way round but I prefer to make my own mistakes.” And for a self-confessed bargain hunter, it’s

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no surprise not to find his stable awash with expensive French imports. He says: “The French thing I can’t really get to grips with at all. I’ve bought two French horses and I’ve had a couple of high-profile French horses sent to me who were disasters. I find the money they ask for them slightly obscene but it’s understandable, I suppose, because they can earn it out there. Also, I’d be a good way down the list of people at the front of the queue for the top French horses. “I get more enjoyment from buying horses off the Flat or from Irish point-to-points. I enjoy hunting through them and watching them, and they seem to suit our way of doing things. That route just works better for us. “We’ve had a lot of winners this season but our prize money earned is fairly low because there have been a lot of bumper and novice

hurdle winners. We’ve got a young team coming through and I’m not going to say I don’t want superstars to be sent to me but I like going that route. It is very rewarding watching them coming through.” It’s hard to imagine greater satisfaction than the first major roar of Cheltenham Festival week going up for a horse picked up for just £4,500, as was the case with last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle hero Cinders and Ashes. As important for the team at Bankhouse, however, if not more so, are the five names entered in the Grand National on 6 April. Despite one of them being a past winner, the shortest price available for a member of the quintet is 25/1. But as a little sprint-bred gelding with chronic foot problems showed, it’s unwise to overlook a horse saddled by a trainer named Donald McCain come National day. n


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Breaking the silence: the impact of sound and hearing What your horses do (or don’t) hear might impact their performance and overall health. We all know that as prey animals horses rely heavily on their senses of sound, smell, and sight to survive, and many trainers attempt to manipulate those senses to help their horses perform maximally. Blinkers, hoods, visors, eyecovers, and other so-called “appliances” are all designed to help racehorses concentrate during a race. Even Zenyatta, 2010 Horse of the Year in the US, apparently benefitted from the use of earplugs during her 20-race career (of which she won the first 19).

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ONSIDERING how important a horse’s sense of hearing is and how commonly earplugs are used in various athletic events, there is remarkably little research in this field. Nonetheless, this article provides the most upto-date information on the form and function of the equine ear and how hearing and sound impact performance.

How horses hear Just like most other parts of the horse’s body, the ear has been fine-tuned over the past several million years to help horses evade their natural predators. “A horse’s sense of hearing is exquisite,” says Camie Heleski, PhD, Instructor/ Coordinator of the two-year Ag Tech Horse Management Program at Michigan State University’s Department of Animal Science and a council member for the International Society for Equitation Science. This is because a horse’s ear is a funnelshaped structure designed to corral sound waves to the inner ear where they are perceived by the brain. The outer ear, called the pinna, has ten separate muscles that work in concert to rotate each ear up to 180°. As a result, a horse can effectively achieve 360°

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worth of hearing without having to move his head. In contrast, humans only have three muscles associated with each of our small, flat, essentially immobile pinnae, effectively limiting what and how much we hear. Additionally, unlike horses, our ears are not able to move independently. Not only can horses hear noises farther away than humans and perceive a larger variety of noises but horses also beat humans in the category of sound localisation. Heleski says, “According to Paul McGreevy,

“There is nothing in speech that occurs in the extreme sound ranges that horses can hear. They can hear ‘environmental’ sounds that we don’t hear, like insects” Lynne McCurdy

author of the book Equine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists, horses are able to locate the source of a sound within an arc of approximately 25°, and horses can respond to sounds from up to 4,400 metres away, which is just over 21 furlongs.” Some other interesting facts about what horses hear that Heleski summarized from McGreevy’s book is that horses have a much larger range of sound and can hear higherpitched sounds than humans. Specifically, the sound range in humans is quite narrow, from a lowly 20 hertz (Hz) to a mere 20,000 Hz. In contrast, horses have a much larger range of sound: 55-33,500 Hz. What does this translate to? Lynne McCurdy, a doctor of audiology in Wellington County, Ontario, Canada, explains: “250 Hz is the rumbly middle C on the piano, 20 Hz is a really low drum, and human speech sounds don’t exceed 8,000 Hz.” This means that horses can hear sounds that we can’t even fathom. “There is nothing in speech that occurs in the extreme sound ranges that horses can hear,” notes McCurdy. She adds, “They can hear ‘environmental’ sounds that we don’t hear, like insects.” Once the sound waves reach the pinnae, they are funneled through the ear canal to the


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TRAINING and preparedness to flee; their uber quick time between their perception of danger and their physical response; a rapid desensitisation to frightening stimuli compared to other species; and their ability to learn and remember. Hearing and sound perception are therefore important for trainers to consider, but given that horses have been evolving for about 45 million years yet domesticated for only about 5,000 years, it is no wonder that we haven’t been able to “temper” some of those natural behaviours/senses, such as responding to sound and attempting to flee. One method that has helped performance horses “fight” their natural instincts and concentrate on the task at hand is the use of earplugs.

Shutting out the noise

A horse’s ear is funnel-shaped, designed to corral sound waves to the inner ear where they are perceived by the brain. The outer ear, called the pinna, has ten separate muscles that work in concert to rotate each ear up to 180°. A horse can achieve 360° worth of hearing without having to move its head

subsequently causes the three small bones (malleus, inca, and stapes) in the middle ear and the structures in the inner ear to vibrate. Ultimately, those vibrations are metamorphosed into electric signals that stimulate the auditory (“hearing”) nerve that helps the brain interpret the electrical signals as sound…all in the blink of an eye.

Speed of sound: does noise impact behaviour and performance?

eardrum, middle ear, and then inner ear. When sound waves “strike” the eardrum, the thin membrane vibrates, amplifying/ intensifying the sounds waves that

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Does what a horse hear on the track impact their racing performance? For most horses, absolutely. According to equine behaviourist Robert M. Miller, DVM, no horse/trainer pair can reach its full potential unless the trainer understands ten specific traits that every horse inherits. Those traits include (but are not limited to) their inbred nature for flight; their perception

Why use earplugs in thoroughbreds? According to Kim Kelly, Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Chief Stipendiary Steward, “…the use of earplugs in races conducted by the [Hong Kong Jockey] Club is aimed at allowing for the attenuation or dampening of some of the auditory stimuli for nervous/flighty horses so as to enable them to focus during the race, whilst not completely blocking out all environmental noise/stimuli. Given the large, often vocal crowds which attend racing in this jurisdiction, the use of earplugs can result in otherwise flighty horses remaining calm, which may have a positive effect on their racing performance.” Earplugs are far more common in standardbred racehorses, but according to Greg Maltby from Maltby Stables in Ontario, Canada, and a member of the Industry Code Committee for Equine Welfare Code in Canada, earplugs play an important role in thoroughbreds as well. “Earplugs help eliminate noises in the starting gate, especially the echoes that seem to drive the horses nuts,” explains Maltby. “In horseracing, we can’t wait 1.5 years to make sure the horse is used to all the sounds on the track, so earplugs help with a horse’s flight response, to deaden it a bit. They make the horse more useful and make their experience better.”

Earplug ethics? Earplugs are apparently fairly innocuous but are not permitted by certain equine associations. For example, Equine Canada states that “Horses must be shown without artificial appliances.” The British Horseracing Authority does permit earplugs; however, they stipulate: “When any horse runs in a race with earplugs of any type, such plugs must not be removed during the course of the race.” Similarly, the Hong Kong Jockey Clubs states, “Only earplugs of a design approved by the Stewards and the Veterinary Officer shall be permitted to be used on horses in races. When a horse is declared to race with earplugs, such earplugs must not be removed during the


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TRAINING course of the race and must remain in place until after the horse has been unsaddled following the race. Earplugs shall not be used by horses wearing a hood.” Why such stringent rules regarding a simple plug of cotton (or foam or sponge)? “One reason is that certain horses, such as dressage horses, are judged on behaviour issues in addition to performance. In thoroughbreds, it simply boils down to whoever crosses the finish line first,” suggests Rick Arthur, DVM, Equine Medical Director of the California Horseracing Board. Kelly takes another stance and adds, “If a horse were to be permitted to wear a hood in conjunction with earplugs, this may result in an almost complete removal of auditory senses.” “Although there are bigger fish to fry when it comes to ethical issues in the horse industry, earplugs do effectively strip away one of a horse’s most important senses,” says Heleski. Other reasons for the different rules created by different organisations are not overt, which of course begs the question, do earplugs even work? “Barry Abrams [a multiple graded stakes winning trainer whose horses have earned over $27 million to date] claimed a difficult filly one year but as soon as he put the earplugs in she turned into a stakes winner,” recalls Arthur. Of course not all horses will turn around and become stakes winners, but Heleski notes, “There is lots of anecdotal evidence that they [earplugs] do work based on the few blogs and forums.” Even if earplugs played only a small role in Zenyatta’s career, her success story certainly suggests that they are worth trying.

The final note Thoroughbred trainers don’t necessarily want to “calm their savage beasts” either in the gate or during the race, but the available data on hearing and earplugs suggests that what horses hear can impact their health, performance, and quality of life, even when we either aren’t paying attention or are unable to sense what our horses do. n

SOUNDS LIKE AN ULCER TO ME, DOC Musician Ray Charles once said, “I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me, like food or water.” Thoroughbreds also have the music inside of them, but two studies suggest that some sounds, such as music, can have a negative impact on horses. The first study, “Risk Factors for Gastric Ulceration in Thoroughbred Racehorses” (available at https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/ downloads/08-061) reported that playing a radio in the barn increased the risk of gastric ulcers. In that study, the author, Associate Professor Guy D. Lester from the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University in Western Australia, collected data from 402 racehorses under the care of 37 different trainers. Those horses were sedated and scoped to assess the stomach for ulcer disease and data were collected from each trainer and horse to try to identify risk factors for gastric ulceration. Lester wrote, “There were a large number of factors that significantly impacted on ulcer disease when examined… There were a number of environmental factors that were also significantly associated with gastric ulceration… Playing of a radio within the barn increased risk [of gastric ulceration].” He concluded, “These results indicate that both physiological and psychological stress may be important determinants of ulcer disease in this population.” The study author did note, however, that “Ulcer disease is clearly a multi-factorial problem. The results of this study provide trainers, owners, and veterinarians with important information regarding the prevalence and likely clinical signs of ulcer disease.” Thus, reducing environmental stress,

including excessive noise, would likely be beneficial to thoroughbreds. Not all music has a detrimental impact on thoroughbreds, reports the second study (available at http:// www.thehorse.com/articles/31229/ musicgenres-effect-on-horse-behavior-evaluated). According to the study authors, "The behaviours that horses showed while listening to classical (Beethoven) and country music (Hank Williams Jr.) suggested that the music had an enriching effect on the environment of the stabled horse. “Neither jazz (New Stories) nor rock music (Green Day) had the same, soothing effect. In fact, jazz and rock caused horses to show frequent, stressful behaviours – stamping, head tossing, snorting, and vocalising (whinnying) – more frequently than when no music was being played. Interestingly, none of the thoroughbreds included in the study displayed those stressful behaviours when either classical or country music was played or when there was no music. Although the horses continued to eat when listening to jazz or rock, the horses were ‘snatching at food in short bursts.’" Although it seems that Green Day won’t be “Hitchin’ a Ride” anytime soon, Heleski points out that those study results must be interpreted with caution and says, “The higher rate of ulcers was associated with radio playing but not necessarily caused by radio playing. The study points out that stables that played the radio were far less likely to turn horses out or let them have direct contact with other horses (either of which might have been the far more important factor).” Relative to the second study, Heleski explains that only eight thoroughbred geldings were included and “we are not told what background exposure they have to different types of music, and they were only observed during a 30-minute exposure to each type of music.”

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HE French system of early racing experience is certainly popular with trainers, who are trying to satisfy the demands of impatient owners who want to go straight from the sales to the racecourse. It’s also a system that benefits its young NH horses, who have a programme in place allowing them to develop and gain experience on the track. The fact that we are talking about AQPS horses, literally ‘other than thoroughbred,’ must also have some bearing on the debate. The AQPS racing breed developed in the late 1800s when cart horse mares were crossed with thoroughbred stallions to produce a fast and hardy horse, now recognised for its qualities as a steeplechaser. AQPS horses today average 80% thoroughbred and 20% French saddlebred and are therefore all but indistinguishable from our own thoroughbreds. They do, however, possess that extra toughness that has been imparted from out-breeding. With almost 1,100 foals born each year, AQPS horses have figured in all the top races and include among their distinguished numbers Nupsala, Al Capone II, The Fellow, Sprinter Sacre, Quevega, Une Artiste, Sir Des Champs, Silviniaco Conti, and the Grand National winners Mon Mome and Neptune Collonges. The fundamental difference between the NH breeders of France, Ireland, and Britain is that the former of the three enjoy the advantage of breeding to race, rather than for the sales ring. A breeding programme is in place to produce horses with the ultimate goal of a win at Auteuil and their subsequent sale Silviniaco Conti is one of many AQPS horses to have made an impact on British National Hunt racing

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An argument has long been raging on whether or not a National Hunt store horse should be left to mature out in a field or brought in early and broken. High profile trainers, such as Willie Mullins, Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls, have enjoyed considerable success with the seemingly ready-made horses purchased in France, yet many would still argue that horses who race too early burn out sooner. WORDS: LISSA OLIVER PHOTOS: FRANK SORGE, CAROLINE NORRIS, APRH

at a six-figure sum. As a consequence, a carefully structured AQPS race programme exists, with all roads leading to Auteuil. The structure sees the three-year-olds begin on the Flat over 2200m-2700m in July, progressing to 3000m in November. Switching to hurdles at four, they begin at 3500m-3800m in July, increasing to up to 4000m in August and 4200m in September, culminating in lucrative opportunities at Auteuil. While British and Irish breeders are at the mercy of the vagaries of fashion in the sales ring, AQPS breeders can afford to be more selective in their choice of stallion, and their choice, for commercially-minded breeders, often seems like financial suicide, with the preference being for sires who have won over at least 2000m and raced up to the age of five or six. Many popular French NH sires were

even winners over hurdles themselves. Stamina and stoutness might not be what buyers want at the stores sales, but prove their worth on the racecourse. With such a huge disparity in both the breeding and racing programmes of NH thoroughbreds and those of the AQPS, adopting the successful policy of one will not necessarily benefit the other. And yet as long ago as 2009, when breeders in Britain and Ireland became increasingly concerned at the level of competition from French NH horses, the respective breeders’ associations advised breeders and consignors of NH store horses to have their horses broken for the sales, supposedly a clear preference with buyers. “Buyers have been repeatedly asking for this,” said Henry Beeby, of Goffs and DBS, at the time, a point concurred with by Tattersalls Ireland; yet, four years on, with the popularity of French horses still increasing, the message still doesn’t seem to be getting through. The thoroughbred industry is, of course, built securely on tradition and the people involved can often be reluctant to embrace


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modern ideas. Why fix something if it isn’t broken? Irish-bred horses led the way at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival with eleven winners; followed by British-breds, with nine victories; French-breds with six; and one German-bred winner. In 2011 the Festival yielded Irish breeders 15 victories, the French-breds recorded eight, the British-breds three, and once again it was one to German breeders. Nevertheless, should breeders heed the warnings? “The days of leaving a store horse in a field for three or four years have long gone,” warned trainer Nicky Henderson. Bloodstock agent David Minton concurred: “There is no doubt that breaking store horses as two-year-olds helps them both mentally and physically, so much so that it must be a huge advantage when it comes to training them as racehorses.” Another bloodstock agent clearly frustrated with the situation is Bobby O’Ryan, who said, “People need to

“Breaking store horses as two-year-olds helps them both mentally and physically, so much so that it must be a huge advantage when it comes to training them as racehorses” David Minton wake up and realise they have got to move with the times.” Many of the larger operations already do. Grange Stud has been breaking its stores for the past ten years. Even without veterinary evidence to support the idea, it makes logical sense. “It’s the same for any athlete, be they human or equine: the sooner you start skills training the better it is for their careers,” points out bloodstock agent John O’Byrne. “Look at top professionals in any sport – they had a ball, club, or racquet in their hands nearly before they could walk.” It has been shown that short controlled pieces of work at regular intervals, between recovery turn out, allow tendons and ligaments to grow and develop strength in harmony with bone growth. When a young NH horse comes into training from a background of controlled exercise it is far less likely to suffer suspensory ligament problems and its career is significantly prolonged as a consequence.

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TRAINING Research by Ely, Avella, Price, Smith, Wood, and Verheyen, published in the April, 2009, Equine Veterinary Journal, found that ex-store horses were twice as likely to suffer tendon and suspensory ligament injuries as ex-Flat horses. In data collected from 1,223 horses based in 14 different British NH training yards over two racing seasons the recorded fracture incidence rate varied significantly by trainer, but interestingly not by gender or age. The tendon and suspensory ligament incidence rate also varied significantly by trainer, as well as by age, but not by gender. The message, even then, was clear – early breaking and training halved the incidences of tendon and suspensory ligament problems. However, this does not provide a complete picture. The ex-Flat horses selected for NH careers have already been proven as tried and sound. They make for an unfair comparison with store horses, who are entering the game without any prior filtering of soundness. The Flat horses not suitable for a career over obstacles had already fallen by the wayside before the test groups were recorded. Nevertheless, veterinary evidence is compelling in the advantages of the early training of store horses, particularly when one astute breeder pointed out the welfare benefits of handling and appropriately feeding a young horse as opposed to leaving it, overlooked, in the field. A man through whom Willie Mullins does much of his shopping is the respected

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bloodstock agent Harold Kirk, and Kirk maintains, “I would forgive conformation problems in a French-bred, but not in an unbroken Irish horse.” But should that be taken one step further to the racetrack? Can the pure thoroughbred stand up to an earlier racing career, like its stronger AQPS relation? Is that even a fair question, given the fact that both types of horse are nowadays so similar, to the extent that experts cannot tell them apart? Perhaps the advantage of strength in an AQPS no longer applies. If there is an answer to the question of when should a NH horse be started, then I doubt it will be found here. The arguments are equally convincing both for and against an early start. While Irish Point-To-Point guru Richard Pugh has a personal preference for unbroken stores – simply because, like so many, he would prefer to do the job himself and be assured it was done to his liking – he would like to see Three-Year-Old Bumpers run from November and December. “It is something HRI (Horse Racing Ireland) need to be aware of, to keep their finger on the pulse and not miss the boat,” he suggested. “Given the potential to win a Three-Year-Old Bumper, horses would be broken sooner and create the opportunity to buy two-year-old store horses.” Though his research is in its infancy and cannot show longevity of career, Pugh has

seen that young point-to-point winners do go on to record significant results on the racecourse. An early start is certainly no detriment to their racing career. In the autumn season of the 2009 Irish point-topoint season, there were 31 winners of FourYear-Old Maidens. 60% had won on the racecourse, with the highest rated at 120, and 76% had won or been placed. All 31 have run since their win. There were 37 Four-Year-Old Maiden winners in the corresponding 2010 season. 64% won on the track and 83% won or were placed. Again, all of them have run since. Of the 2012 season, five have already run. There were 65 winners of Four-Year-Old Maidens in the 2012 Spring season and 18 have won on the racecourse, with a further 25 placed and eight still yet to run on the racecourse proper. Speaking of the launch of an educational DVD on the breaking of store horses, Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (ITBA) Manager Shane O’Dwyer explained, “The view in NH circles is that we need to change the way we do business, in that traditionally the store horse is broken at three and four, but the French system of breaking at two years appears to be a good alternative. The sales companies are pushing for horses to be broken by the autumn of their two-year-old career and then turned away to mature.” Yet, looking at the three largest sales in


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NH STORE HORSES Ireland and Britain last year, it’s clear purchasers have no preference from what’s on offer, but since 77% of the horses catalogued in both the Derby Sale and the Land Rover Sale were unbroken, they were given little choice. Exactly 77.3% of the Land Rover Sale catalogue were unbroken, of which 74.4% were sold. 76.2% of horses listed as having been driven in long reins were sold; 71.4% of those listed as driven and backed were sold; and 70.3% of the broken horses found buyers. The figures were similar at Fairyhouse, where 77.8% of the Derby Sale catalogue were unbroken. Only 11 were listed as broken, but all 11 were sold. 79.5% of those driven and backed changed hands and 80.3% of horses driven in long reins were sold. 83.3% of the unbroken horses found buyers. Meanwhile, at the DBS Spring Sale, looking at the 208 stores catalogued on the final day, the picture was much the same. 62.5% were

“Traditionally the store horse is broken at three and four, but the French system of breaking at two years appears to be a good alternative” Shane O’Dwyer unbroken, of which 73.8% sold. 62.5% of the broken horses changed hands, 66.7% of the youngsters driven and backed were sold and 72% of those long reined found homes. A lot depends on the individual horse, and the sheer volume of unbroken horses limits the purchaser’s choice, but the comparative

percentages show that having a horse prepared and even broken is certainly not a disadvantage. The percentages of those sold from each group only goes to show that there’s no clear case to make for or against any of the options. But still, key buyers are looking for quick returns. “This may surprise you, but owners come into National Hunt, rather than the Flat, because they want an instant result and are not prepared to wait,” says Anthony Bromley of Highflyer Bloodstock, who does much of the purchasing for trainer Paul Nicholls. “They’re impatient. They can buy a point-topointer and go straight to the races. Get it out of your mind the worry that they’ve been tried. Do what’s best for the horse. Being trained at two is a good thing, they don’t tend to break down and the suspensory ligaments are lasting.” It’s a responsible conclusion to an emotive debate. n

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Black Caviar was one of the first thoroughbreds to wear a compression suit, which was designed to correlate with the equivalent worn by humans. Anecdotally, compression garments appear to have been of benefit to sportsmen; scientifically, the studies on the subject have been limited and have sometimes contradicted each other. However, one certainty is that they do no harm, except in terms of expense, and there is also a likelihood that their usage is of some benefit.

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HE use of compression suits in racehorses is in its infancy and almost all of the reports so far have been positive, although most of them are within advertorials. Two racehorse trainers in South Africa, Justin Snaith and Brett Crawford, have bought compression suits chiefly for long distance travel. There is solid evidence that the suits are medically useful to humans in this regard. One manufacturer claims that its suit keeps muscle temperature warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather, and this is backed up by

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advertorial testimonials. However, Snaith’s experience contradicted this. He reported that during hot weather travel, the suit caused an increase in sweating, and consequently his horses only wear it when traveling in cold or cool conditions. On the other hand, Black Caviar’s body temperature was monitored on her three-legged journey from Melbourne to London and it did not alter significantly throughout. She also only lost 8kg in weight – an acceptable amount for such a long journey – and her distal limbs had no evidence of swelling and were cool on palpation.

Her chiropractor Michael Bryant, who traveled with her, reported no sign of sweating in a testimonial within a compression suit advertorial article. Black Caviar also wears her compression suit immediately after exercise, as there have been good reports that the suit aids in recovery, injury prevention, and fatigue management. Her trainer Peter Moody has reportedly said that she visibly relaxes after it has been zipped on. The first racehorse to ever wear a compression suit was the Australian sprinter Hay List, winner of three Group 1s and runnerup to Black Caviar in four Group 1s. Trainer John McNair bought the suit due to Hay List’s injury problems and the horse wore it for the first time two weeks before the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap, which was his second run after a long injury-enforced layoff. He duly won under top weight and the public witnessed him in the suit after the race. McNair said the suits greatest advantage was for travel as the horse “recovers from the journey so much quicker.” Ed Dunlop used a compression suit on Melbourne Cup runner up Red Cadeaux’s return trip to England. Dunlop added, "We've been using it pre-exercise and it seems to help warm him up and get his muscles more supple as a result." Compression garments originated as medical devices for humans. Graduated medical


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COMPRESSION SUITS compression garments place the greatest pressure on the part of the limb farthest from the heart, with gradually reduced pressure closest to the heart. They have been shown to improve peripheral circulation, increase venous return (blood flow from the veins back to the heart), and reduce swelling. Garments of varying types are used postsurgery to encourage resolution of swelling and bruising, to facilitate skin retraction, and to flush the body of potentially harmful fluids. They are also used to aid in the healing of burns and to prevent or treat muscle strains and low blood pressure, and can be worn on long haul flights to prevent deep vein thrombosis. Perceived advantages of compression sportswear are that it speeds recovery from fatigue; reduces muscle soreness; improves ability to maintain performance levels when worn between exercise; removes post-exercise metabolic waste products from the blood, such as lactate, more quickly; encourages a more rapid return to pre-exercise creatine kinase (CK) levels (CK is a marker of muscle damage); as well as improves performance and maintains correct body temperature. The theory is that when compression is applied to specific body parts in a balanced way, it accelerates blood flow and this gets more oxygen to the working muscles, thereby boosting performance. Better blood flow also helps rid the system of lactic acid and other

Black Caviar (nearside) holds on to win the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot from Moonlight Cloud

metabolic waste products, which helps an athlete work at a higher rate for longer. Furthermore, improved oxygenation reduces the effects of delayed onset muscle soreness and accelerates muscle repair. The way it works is explained well by Adam Trewin, a BSc honours graduate in Exercise Science. He said, “The circulatory system is comprised of both arterial and venous blood flow. Arterial blood is pumped from the heart/lungs, is oxygenated and flows at a high pressure. Correct fitting compression garments will not significantly impede this arterial blood flow. However, venous blood, which is deoxygenated having done its metabolic job of passing through the capillaries and offloading oxygen and nutrients to the active muscle, flows at a much lower pressure. These veins have special venous ‘one-way’ valves built in which allows blood to go back towards the heart, but not the other way. Muscle contractions squeeze the blood back to the heart and this is the main mechanism for venous return. Compression garments utilise this same mechanism.” Studies done on whether compression garments can enhance performance have been inconclusive, while evidence showing that they enhance recovery is more substantial. The use of compression suits in the Sharks Rugby team, a major professional franchise who play out of Durban in South Africa, provides a practical guideline, for at this level no quarter is spared in getting the best out of each player. Dr Glen Hagemann, the managing director of Sharks Medical and the President of the South African Sports Medicine Association, revealed that the majority of players only wore their c ompression garments after exercise. He reckoned the chief benefit of wearing the suit during play would probably be as an anti-chafe measure, as it wicks away sweat. He confirmed that the reason for use after the game was for recovery, injury prevention, and fatigue management, although he admitted that evidence even in this

regard was still mainly anecdotal. The long-term benefit of the post-match use of compression garments is to maintain or improve subsequent performance. Marnie Oberer, a nutrionist, athlete, and television presenter in New Zealand, pointed out, “Recovery is a key component for any athlete wanting to make gains in their performance, yet – despite the popularity of various recovery interventions – it is an area

“Black Caviar also wears her compression suit immediately after exercise, as there have been good reports that the suit aids in recovery” lacking scientific evidence. This is not to say the recovery practices of elite athletes are unwarranted, it’s possible that their anecdotal reports supersede future scientific verification.” Racehorses, if they could talk, might support this notion as all reports, although, again, chiefly advertorial, suggest that they “love” their suits. There have been no reports of horses becoming agitated after they have been zipped on. Dr Manfred Rohwer, who works for a thoroughbred veterinarian practise in South Africa, reckoned a compression suit would be of little use as a performance enhancer for an event as short as a horse race, pointing out that even rugby players only wear them after a game. Today’s racehorse, whose natural prowess as a creature of flight has been enhanced by years of select breeding, possesses a sophisticated mechanism for transporting oxygen to muscle tissue. On top of this, a third of the total red

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Two racehorse trainers in South Africa, Justin Snaith (left) and Brett Crawford (above), use compression suits chiefly for long distance travel

blood cells are held in reserve in the spleen and can be mobilised during the excitement phase of competition. It seems unlikely that a compression garment would enhance this process. However, there is little doubt that there is significant lactate build-up in a horse during any race. The administration of bicarbonates, otherwise known as “milkshaking,” began in the 1980s in horseracing as a method of neutralising lactate acid build-up. This has caused much controversy, and bicarbonate levels are now subject to screening limits on raceday. An American study performed on six human subjects using treadmills and bicycle ergometers showed a decrease in post-exercise lactate concentration when compression stockings had been worn during exercise. The investigators concluded that the compression stockings were increasing the lactate retained in the muscles, thereby reducing the amount released into the blood, which is contrary to other claims that the increased blood flow carries the lactate away. This was not the only study done on humans that showed reductions in post-exercise blood lactate when compression garments were used during exercise or afterwards. However, studies invariably show that compression garments cause a reduction in perceived post-exercise muscular soreness and a decreased level of creatine kinase. Studies on sportsmen have been limited by the fact that none appeared to have measured the level of compressive forces applied by the garment, and invariably there was no evidence to suggest the clothing exerted graduated compression. Furthermore, to date, there is little evidence to suggest that wearin g compression clothing is more effective than other recovery interventions. A study by Gill and colleagues in 2008 tested professional rugby players with four

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different recovery methods after a match. They either did nothing after the match, performed light exercise on a stationary bike, immersed themselves to the hip in cold water, or wore compression garments. It was found that the latter three recovery methods were equally effective and that doing nothing resulted in greater levels of lactic acid, greater levels of creatine kinase, and greater levels of muscle soreness. Applied to racehorses, the compression suit would be the easiest and least time-consuming of the three recovery options, although more expensive than the light exercise option.

“Studies invariably show that compression garments cause a reduction in perceived post-exercise muscular soreness and a decreased level of creatine kinase” One study done on university volleyball athletes showed that when wearing custom-fit compression shorts they were better able to maintain power output during repeated vertical jumps. The investigators concluded that the shorts increased the athlete’s ability to resist fatigue. In a further study done on university track athletes specialising in jump events, those wearing custom-fit compression shorts showed significant increases in countermovement jump height, plus significant reduction in muscle oscillation during landing. In this same group, 60-metre sprint times

were not affected but average hip angle was reduced. Although not measured as part of the study, this suggested that stride frequency was increased. The investigators concluded that augmented proprioception (the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement) may have provided an improvement in technique, while the reported reduction in the oscillatory displacement of the muscle may have promoted enhanced neurotransmission and mechanics at the cellular and molecular level. A similar study done on six athletes on a 200 metre track suggested a reduction in the metabolic cost of running at a specific speed. The investigators suggested that the positive effect of wearing the compression clothing may arise due to an enhancement of the motion pattern brought about by an increase in proprioception and muscle coordination. They also speculated that a reduction in muscle oscillation enhanced performance and went on to suggest that wearing a lower-body compressive garment may reduce muscle fatigue by supporting more active muscles and applying pressure in such a way as to support muscle fibers in their contraction direction. Of course, there have been no studies performed yet on the effects of compression garments on racehorses, but the evidence gathered, both anecdotally and scientifically, on their benefit to humans provides plenty of food for thought. They certainly appear to cause no harm and the words of Dr Phil Conway, the director of various sports injury clinics and a runner’s clinic in Calgary, might be the best advice for racehorse trainers at this stage: “The bottom line is if you feel that compression clothing is helping your game and performance, stick with it.” n


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VERDOSE first got the attention of the international horseracing community when he was preparing for his 11th victory in a row, in the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye on the Arc undercard in 2008. He made an excellent run in the race and was declared the best sprinter by many after winning, surpassing the track record. However, it soon became clear that he did not win after all, as a starting gate failed to open because of a mechanical fault. The race was declared void by the stewards and was re-run without Overdose. Despite the circumstances, his manner and speed inspired awe in horseracing fans and experts alike. At the end of that year, everyone was looking forward to the next season, when as a four-year-old he could reaffirm that he was one of the best sprinters of the world. For the sake of the Hungarian audience, the

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The Budapest Bullet, Wunderpferd (Wonderhorse), “la bombe hongroise” (“the Hungarian bomb”) – these some of the nicknames given to the Hungarian sprinter Overdose. Such nicknames are merits earned by special horses only. Besides his awesome speed, Overdose is also special because he is based in an area that rarely – if ever – yields horses capable of winning Group races: Central Europe; more specifically, Hungary. WORDS: GabRiella VOnczem PHOTOS: béla JUSzel

horse commenced his four-year-old season at Kincsem Park in Budapest. The Hungarian media – formerly quite oblivious to horseracing – paid close attention to the runup to the race, with one of the most popular commercial channels providing several hours of coverage of the day and with politicians and other distinguished persons never seen around the place in attendance. Kincsem Park overflowed with patrons, and fan clubs from around the world discussed every single move of the horse. The horse was to be ridden by star jockey Christophe Soumillon. Even Lester Piggott wanted to see the horserace in person – it was also his first visit to Kincsem Park, just like Soumillon’s. The international media was represented wby a large number of correspondents and reporters. The hype continued to the point

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where the fabulous story of this small horse – bought in England for just 2,000 guineas but with incredible running capabilities and ending up in a country with practically no significance in terms of horseracing – hit the front page of New York Times. Overdose became as popular in Hungary as Frankel in the UK or Black Caviar in Australia. In the meantime, Overdose did something even more remarkable, which no one outside the Hungarian horseracing profession was aware of. Run as state monopolies, Hungarian companies engaged in the organisation of horseracing and betting had been operating with a loss for decades, with the owners considering termination of the business altogether, which would have ended horseracing in Hungary. However, Overdose has proven the true interest that people of various nations, international and local media, advertisers, and political and financial decision-makers, so for the time being, horseracing in Hungary would definitely continue. This challenging situation as well as state participation in horseracing prevails across the entire Central European region except Austria. The basic foundations are also in place since horseracing goes back a long time here, since, for example, 1826 in Austria and 1827 in Hungary. Today, Central European horseracing has its soundest foundations in the Czech Republic. This is where the largest pool of thoroughbreds, the highest number of races – with jump racing in addition to Flat races also being popular – the largest pool of owners, and the largest number of professionals are represented. It is here that the highest sums are granted as owners’ premiums. Czech horses also represent some of the best quality across the


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region. Last year, the highest-rated Czech horse named Dux Scholar bought from Khalid Abdullah’s UK stables finished second at Longchamp on Arc de Triomphe day, in the Group 2 Qatar Prix Daniel Wildenstein. It is quite true though that his owner is not Czech, but Ramzan Kadyrov, President of Chechnya. The Czech Republic markedly outnumbers other countries in terms of racecourses, with 12. They are owned – in addition to the state – by towns, the Czech Jockey Club, and other businesses that also engage in their operation, in contrast to most other countries in the region. The Czechs also do a good job with breeding, with the second largest number of foals in 2012 second only to the Polish. Czech horseracing faces major challenges currently. The first one lies in the Czech’s unwillingness to bet; they would rather attend the racetracks for their love of the sport. Betting handle had dropped to €1.17 million

“Czech horses also represent some of the best quality across the region. Last year, the highest-rated Czech horse Dux Scholar finished second in the Group 2 Qatar Prix Daniel Wildenstein” by the end of last year. Incidentally, the Czech Republic is the only country in the region where bookmaker betting is available in addition to tote betting. Low turnover from betting results in inadequate prize funding. Some calculations show that revenues from betting cover only a mere 10% of prize money. In addition, the Czech government has imposed a special tax on gambling subjects and tighter restrictions on sponsoring horse racing as well. Two events, however, clearly represent exceptions in terms of popularity. The most widely known one is Velka Pardubicka in October, when the grandstands are loaded with visitors, even international media pay particular attention to the races, and the horses participating also represent the cream of the crop. Another major attraction is the Czech Derby day. Without parallel across the region, an increase in prize money to the ‘astronomical’ figure of €90,000 has augmented visitor numbers and resulted in a much better selection of horses and jockeys.

The crowds flocked to see four-year-old Overdose run at Kincsem Park in Budapest, with Cristophe Soumillon on board

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austria

poland

Hungary

Czech rep

Racetracks:

4

2

3

2

12

Racing days:

19

10

571

32

58

Races:

142

47

4511

310

465

Flat

120

47

4371

305

311

Hurdles

10

-

141

5

28

Steeplechase

12

-

-

-

126

270

89

1,1751

452

ca. 1,400

560,915

317,113

1,255,0001

750,000

1,870,128

3,950

6,747

2,7821

2,419

4,021

Registered owners:

67

42

302

124

480

Trainer’s licenses issued:

25

9

53

41

168

Rider’s licenses issued:

51

16

69

67

132

n.a.

3,100,0002

1,036,000

1,173,480

Registered racehorses: Purse total (in euros): Avg. prize money per race (in euros)

Betting turnover (EUR): 1

Warsaw racetrack,

2

105,000 €

2011

Source: Czech Jockey Club, Polish Jockey Club, www.aroc.at, Stronach Group, Kincsem Nemzeti Lóverseny és Lovas Stratégiai Kft., IFHA, Závodisko, š.p., Bratislava

In contrast with the Czech, people in Poland, the largest and most populous country in the region, are keen on betting. OTB is available at 113 units, bars, lotteries, and betting offices. The annual turnover of €3.1 million in 2011 – despite being the highest in the region – is still insufficient for running horseracing in Poland without support from the state. Betting is controlled and developed by the state-owned betting company, with success, while the Polish Jockey Club is responsible for organising horseracing. Unfortunately, difficulties in cooperation between the two companies adversely affect the business in Poland. Poland’s major racecourse is located in the capital, Warsaw, where a total of 57 racing days were held on Sundays and Saturdays from spring to autumn. In addition to the metropolitan track, two others – in Wroclaw and Sopot – are in operation with a few meetings held. The number of thoroughbreds exceeds 1,000 and owners number more than 300, with half the pool of experts, trainers, and jockeys as compared to the Czech Republic. Horse races, training centres or studs in Western-European countries often employ Polish colleagues. In other words, this profession is also heavily affected by migration abroad. Purses in Warsaw are second lowest, corresponding to an average race prize of €2,782 per race in 2012. Breeding in Poland also faces difficulties, still featuring the greatest number stallions (83 in 2011) and broodmares (651 in 2011), and with the most foals (373 in 2011) born in the region. The Polish do wish to maintain their leading position, and for this reason, pay

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breeders the highest breeding premium. The Polish pride themselves in having bred a number of excellent horses over the past few years, including Age of Jape, unequivocally the highest rated three-year-old in Central Europe in 2009, having won the Czech Triple Crown and the Slovak Derby, and delivering in renowned jump races in Italy as well.

“The annual turnover of €3.1 million in 2011 – despite being the highest in the region – is still insufficient for running horseracing in Poland without support from the state” In addition to Poland, another nation with an inclination to bet is Hungary, where a total of €1.036 million in bets were placed over 32 racing days. This revenue was achieved despite having a total of merely twelve OTB locations. Significant improvement came in 2013 with the replacement of the long-outdated betting system with the French PMU, the most advanced one in the region. Therefore, the new system represents a major development; however, Hungarian racing would experience a real breakthrough with the availability of betting on Hungarian

races from a fully international PMU system. Meetings in Hungary are held in Budapest at Kincsem Park on Sundays. The number of racing days has been much the same over the past few years, just like the number of racehorses (452 in 2012) and the number of owners (124 in 2012). Prize money is on a gradual rise, with the average purse per race still the lowest in the region (amounting to €2,419 in 2012). Practically all countries in the region are characterised by having a few major races with extraordinary prizes, rendering them attractive events, with the rest – that is, the majority of other races – featuring quite low prizes. Major race days in Hungary include the Derby, held on the first Sunday of July, and the Kincsem Prize in early September. Inadequate supply of professionals is beginning to have an impact in Hungary. Overdose, however, is a good example, proving that Hungarian horseracing still has an excellent complement of experts. Another development came with the setup of the jockey school, which was launched two years ago. The breeding sentiment suffered a setback over the past few years, and to reverse this trend, the breeding premium was re-launched a few years ago and some highly prized races have been organized especially for domestically bred horses. In Slovakia, it is a tall order to maintain horseracing, and it’s subject to the intentions of the Slovak state and the current government in office. The global financial recession had its impact felt there also, taking its toll on horseracing. The operational costs of the racing industry were cut by 30% in 2012. In this scenario, sponsors should have an


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The most impressive racetrack in the region is Magna Racino, built in Ebreichsdorf, Austria, by Frank Stronach, who is originally from Austria

increasing role in financing while horseracing should be made more popular and the number of visitors increased. To this end, the central racetrack in an excellent location in Bratislava would need to undergo development, especially in terms of its infrastructure. Such a high-quality track deserves to be equipped with units to properly meet the needs of visitors and professionals. A rather new racing establishment came into existence in 1993 with the independence of Slovakia. They hold 19 racing days and still the annual total of 142 runs would be a tall order to organise if horses from neighbouring countries, especially from the Czech Republic, did not participate. Foreign owners entered half the horses in the races in 2012 to accompany the 270 Slovak horses then in training. In Slovakia, local horse owners are subsidised with the second highest owners’ premium in the region. The management of the horseracing establishment does all in their power to ensure

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that quality races are held. The three major events include the Turf-Gala, Derby day, and the European Championship for Amateur Lady Riders, which has been held in cooperation with Hungary – and before that with Austria – for 22 years now and was attended by female riders from eleven European countries last year. In Slovakia, the horseracing industry suffers much from the practical absence of betting. Betting is available at the racetrack and on

“The wonderful new racecourse and the vast prizes, however, proved inadequate to reverse the decline of Austrian horseracing”

racing days only, but visitors are hardly interested in placing bets. Probably the most awesome racetrack in the region, with an infrastructure capable of luxuriously servicing visitors, horses, and related staff, is located in Austria. The track called Magna Racino was built in Ebreichsdorf by Frank Stronach, a Canadian millionaire originally from Austria. It was opened to the public on 4 April, 2004. Stronach, who owns half a dozen racecourses also in the USA, supported Austrian horse racing for a period of three years with amounts never seen before. Then, when the parent company Magna Entertainment Corporation (MEC) began to experience financial difficulties in North America, Stronach reduced his support for the racecourse to a minimum. Despite these developments, the average prize money per race in Austria is still the highest in the region. The wonderful new racecourse and the vast prizes, however, proved inadequate to reverse the decline of Austrian horseracing notwithstanding its traditions, shown by the Derby having been held for the 144th time in 2012. Down from 42 in 2006, in 2012 the number of racing days was merely ten, and even these events feature harness races in half of the runs, resulting in just 47 races for the entire year of 2012. The number of horses in training (89) declined below critical levels, as did the number of professionals. More and more people appear to believe that the days of Austrian horseracing are numbered, which if true would be a grave loss for all. To save it, however, nothing less than a miracle would be needed. Those engaged in horse racing, are well aware that action may well bring about miracles in the end. Just think of Overdose! n


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LATERAL CONDYLAR FRACTURES

Preventative measures using MRI scanning Lateral condylar fracture, a specific type of cannon bone fracture, is a common and potentially devastating racing injury that ended the racing careers of Mill Reef, Manduro, Dubai Millennium, and many others. A recent research study funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and published in the Equine Veterinary Journal has shown that the microdamage that occurs in the cannon bone prior to fracture can be detected using MRI before fracture occurs. WORDS: Celia M MaRR PHOTOS: SaRaH POWell, ROSSDaleS equine HOSPiTal, DiagnOSTiC CenTRe, neWMaRkeT

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HIS important study which builds on a programme of orthopaedic research developed by the HBLB over the last two decades has provided much needed evidence to underpin the interpretation of MRI images and may help trainers identify horses at risk before a full fracture occurs.

The HBLB’s Liverpool bone and fracture studies One of the Horserace Betting Levy Board’s five key strategic research priorities is to improve methods of identification, management, and prevention of musculoskeletal disease and injury in racehorses. The HBLB has recently launched website at rachorsehealth.hblb.org.uk to provide trainers with up-to-date information on their wide-ranging research on Thoroughbred health and disease. Although

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research on equine veterinary science is conducted in numerous centres across the globe, a substantial amount of the information about racing injuries has been collected in the UK as a direct result of research funding from the HBLB. Data on racecourse fatalities has been collected in the UK since the 1970s. Musculoskeletal injuries, in particular bone fractures, are the leading causes of racecourse death. To better understand the causes of these injuries, two large consecutive studies were performed at the University of Liverpool between 1998 and 2003 investigating risk factors for fatal distal limb fractures during racing. This involved incredible logistical challenges and the cooperation of large numbers of racecourse vets and staff together with trainers and owners. But it proved to be an extremely worthwhile collaborative effort leading to

invaluable conclusions on the causes and prevention of racing injuries. The researchers identified all cases of fractures occurring at UK racecourses in this period and collected bone samples from both the affected and unaffected opposite limbs for further analysis. The studies not only provided a wealth of information on racing injures at the time but also an archive of specimens was created and is still being used for cutting edge research today.

Which fractures are most common? Flat turf racing is the safest with an estimated 0.4 fatal fractures for every 1,000 starts while National Hunt Flat racing has been associated with the highest risk for fatal fracture at a rate of 2.2 per 1,000 starts. Lateral condylar fracture is the most common type overall, accounting for 45% of all fatal limb fractures in the UK and this is the most


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“Lateral condylar fractures form in a specific area of the bone and it has been shown that in this site, prior to fracture, bone can become very dense and hypermineralised” common fracture type across National Hunt racing. In Flat racing, lateral condylar fractures are also all too common but pastern fractures on turf and proximal sesamoid bone fractures on all weather surfaces are more prevalent. The exact reasons why different racing formats, surfaces, and distances lead to different forms of fracture are still being teased apart. For lateral condylar fractures specifically, risk factors include a lack of fast work, first year of training, and racing first as three- or four-year-olds compared to two-year-olds. When the circumstances of the race in which the lateral condylar fracture occurs have been examined, firm going, longer distances, larger fields, and taking part in amateur jockey races have all been linked to a higher prevalence of this fracture type.

Precursors to fracture The condyles are the round prominences at the end of a bone that form part of the joint with the adjacent bone. In the cannon bones, there are two condyles, one on either side and thus they are named the lateral (outer) and medial (inner) condyles. Both lateral and medial condylar factures can occur and they can affect both the fore and hind limbs. Lateral condylar fractures form in a specific area of the bone and it has been shown that in this site, prior to fracture, bone can become very dense and hypermineralised. As a result, calcium crystals are deposited in the bone and there is a loss of collagen. Collagen is a key component of bone and other tissues that provides bendiness and the ability to withstand impact. Loss of collagen and build-up of dense and brittle tissue puts this area of the bone at risk of fracture. In some horses the fracture is so catastrophic that euthanasia is necessary. Fortunately, in many affected horses, the fractures can be repaired by placing screws across the fracture line either under anaesthesia or, for the least complex configurations, under standing sedation (see Stand and deliver – An A thoroughbred undergoing an MRI examination while standing quietly with sedation

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An MRI image showing the internal structure of the lower part of the cannon bone. The condyles are the bugles at the end of the bone (arrows). In this healthy bone, the condyles have a fairly uniform gray appearance

An MRI image of a non-fractured cannon bone from a horse that had a lateral condylar fracture in its opposite leg. The dark triangle indicates that the bone in this region is undergoing remodelling and microdamage

This MRI image shows the path of a lateral condylar fracture from the bone surface at the fetlock joint, through the area of black, super-dense, damaged bone

important step forwards in equine fracture repair: European Trainer Issue 39). Nevertheless, even in the least severe cases, lateral condylar fractures can be career threatening.

Health Trust, and scientists from Colorado State University. Using archived material collected previously on UK racecourses during the HBLB Liverpool Bone and Fracture study, Dr Tim Parkin of the University of Glasgow coordinated the research team. The objectives were twofold: firstly the features of bone shape and internal structure in cannon bones from horses that had fractured in a race were compared to normal cannon bones from racehorses that died for other unrelated reasons. Secondly, the researchers sought to determine if there were inherent differences in the affected and unaffected bones, predisposing the bone to fracture, which could be measured in the living horse and used as a marker to ‘flag up’ any individual horse at being at risk of fracture. The results proved to be extremely important. By comparing normal cannon bones with fractured cannon bones and cannon bones from the horses’ uninjured opposite limbs, it was established that areas of super-dense bone were forming in the cannon bones prior to the occurrence of fracture. These areas of microdamage were often triangular in shape and when fractures occurred these typically ran across the triangles of brittle bone. Carolyne Tranquille, author of the recent report in Equine Veterinary Journal, concluded that MRI is able to detect cartilage and bone changes associated with lateral condylar fractures and that the results of the study might in future allow at-risk horses to be identified. There were some important caveats: the bones were examined after death and in some cases had been in storage for some time. The storage process might have enhanced the changes

visible with MRI. Also, the study provided a simple snapshot in time and, by its nature, could not demonstrate the pathway of progression of microdamage towards catastrophic fracture. Finally, although the largest of its kind, the study involved only 49 horses with fractures and much more work is needed to fully understand how the cannon bone can become weakened and remodelled and more importantly, how this process can be arrested to reduce the risk of fracture in racehorses.

Equine MRI MRI, or more correctly magnetic resonance imaging, is an imaging technique with important differences from traditional x-ray. MRI does not use radiation but rather a strong magnet aligned with the body that causes atoms within the body’s cells to move subtly, and this change in orientation of the atoms is detected by the scanner and analysed to create a two-dimensional image as though the body was being cut into slices. From one scan, multiple images are reconstructed to show both the long and short axes of the region under examination and multiple very fine slices are created. In this way, MRI reveals incredible detail of the internal structure of bone and soft tissues. For humans, an MRI study generally involves a session in a claustrophobia-inducing tunnel-shaped machine. This sort of MRI equipment can be used in horses but requires a general anaesthetic. The development of open magnets that can be fitted around the lower limbs of a horse has brought MRI technology into the hands of equine veterinarians, and the technique can now be performed very easily in the standing horse, albeit usually with the aid of sedative drugs.

MRI and lateral condylar fractures The MRI study on lateral condylar fractures was performed by an international consortium of researchers from UK Veterinary Schools in Glasgow and Liverpool, Newmarket’s Animal

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Can this study help racehorses today? Some, but not all, horses that sustain a lateral condylar fracture will have episodes of detectable unsoundness prior to fracture. Tranquille and Parkin’s HBLB-funded study shows that in individuals in which lameness can be localised to the fetlock and lower cannon bone region, consideration should be given to adding MRI to the conventional investigations such as fetlock x-rays that are used routinely in equine veterinary practice today. MRI is available at numerous specialist centres and there is no doubt that it has shown great potential for early diagnosis of bone and soft tissue conditions in horses. It is important to note, however, that although lateral condylar fractures are common they are by no means the only form of fracture that racehorses suffer, and for some horses in which incipient fracture is suspected a more comprehensive whole body scintigraphic (see Nuclear Scanning – avoiding catastrophe! European Trainer Issue 22) bone scan is more appropriate. n


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LAURENT VIEL Rise of a French National Hunt racing star Laurent Viel is part of a young generation of trainers who are making their mark on the French National Hunt scene. Based at Sennones-Pouance, he has finished in the top 15 for the last two years.

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HE Viel family is a familiar one in racing circles, and Laurent is the fourth generation to be involved in the industry in some way. Growing up near Craon racecourse in the north west of France, his father’s principal occupation was farming, but he also held a permit, riding and training his own horses. “My Grandfather also rode in races, so it is a long tradition,” Viel says, before adding, “I started off by riding my father’s horses at the age of 16, coincidentally riding my first winner at Sennones a year later over the crosscountry course, before setting out to work for some other trainers.” At the end of the 80s, Viel then went to work for leading trainer Rene Cherruau, where he crossed paths with the likes of Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris (French Gold Cup) winner Oteuil as well as talented performers such as Le Pontif and Fil d’Ecosse. “The time I spent there are some of my best memories,” Viel says. After another period of time spent with Jacques Bertin in the Paris region, he returned to the west as first jockey to Gerard Margogne (uncle to current leading National Hunt trainer Yannick Fouin), where he won 40 races in a season. Despite his achievements in the saddle that saw him become third leading jockey

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in the region, Viel had eyes solely on becoming a trainer, which became reality in 1995. “I rode as a jockey because I had some success and I was competitive; however this was never the aim. I always wanted to set up on my own.” By chance, or indeed such was the memory of Viel’s first victory as a jockey at Sennones, the racecourse then became his training base. “Before going there I looked around for a place in the area with natural sandy soils to be able to construct a gallop, however I quickly realised that I didn’t have enough money to buy a farm and build one.” The next best thing was to rent some boxes at the racetrack, which had become a training centre. “I began with four horses – three

“I rode as a jockey because I had some success and I was competitive; however this was never the aim. I always wanted to set up on my own”

leased, and one of my own.” It didn’t take long for the 46-year-old to get his name on the board when one of these won on the flat at Lisieux the following year. Following further successes on the provincial circuit, which progressed to double figures, Viel began to expand. “As I received more and more horses I had to rent boxes all over the centre, which became difficult. Eventually I bought some land just beside it and constructed a yard myself, which is where we are today.” Viel currently counts nearly 70 horses under his care, and in 2012 recorded an all-time high of 57 wins with horses running throughout France. “The advantage of Sennones is that it is situated in the heart of horse country, 20km from Craon, 70km from Angers, and just under four hours from Paris. “A new training centre was constructed in 2001, which is fantastic, and originally this was one of the reasons why I set up here because I knew about the project. When I started there were four or five trainers here and we all used the one available gallop, but now there are at least 30.” These include top trainer Eric Leray, a good friend of Viel’s. In 2011, the Frenchman made the top ten in the trainer’s championship for the first time, recording over €1.7 million in prize


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Laurent Viel and family with 2011 Prix Santo Pietro winner Nisaro de Cimbre at Auteuil and jockey Elise Chayrigues

money. His stable star Mick Passoa finished a head second in the Group 2 Prix des Drags at Auteuil, whilst Rosa d’Anjou won a Listed Hurdle. “Things have really developed over the last couple of years, and I put this down to experience. I always try to improve things, and during this time we have changed to an electronic system for weighing and feeding the horses, as well as with the drinkers. “I am a real perfectionist, and I think this has really paid off because I know exactly what the horses are eating and drinking every day and I can monitor their health much more easily. “At the same time, there have been people that have been watching my progress, and consequently have sent me some higher quality horses that I didn’t have access to before.” One such example is France’s leading National Hunt owners the Papot Family, who now have horses with him. These include Saint Pistol, who has won his last four starts over fences and hurdles from six outings. For the Viels, training is a family operation. Laurent’s wife Nathalie acts as secretary whilst holding down another job as an assistant at a local vet clinic, whilst their three sons

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Thomas, Guillaume, and Mateo all ride regularly. “Thomas and Guillaume both hold gentleman riders (amateur) licences, and have ridden a few times in races whilst Mateo is about to start pony racing. My oldest is 19, and he has won two or three races so far. He is absolutely passionate about racing.

“Obviously I like to keep my good horses, but when a lot of money is offered, your owners can’t turn it down” “I think he definitely wants to take over the family business, but he has to finish his studies first as I think it is very important that he gains proper qualifications and knows how to run his affairs in the future. “It’s true that I’m probably very hard on them and demand a lot, but it probably comes with the territory! Thomas recently spent some time with Paul Nicholls, and hopes to return there for a while. Guillaume is set to go

to Willie Mullins for a little while soon as well.” At Mullins’ yard, Guillaume will be able to see an old friend from Viel’s stable in Pont Alexandre, whom Laurent trained to win his first start at Cholet by five lengths before being sold across the water. “I knew from the start that he was the best horse I have ever trained. As a result his debut was subject to much interest by bloodstock agents, and I suppose it was inevitable that he was bought. Obviously I like to keep my good horses, but when a lot of money is offered, your owners can’t turn it down.” Now unbeaten in three starts including a 13-length win in a Grade 1 Hurdle before Christmas as well as a race at Navan most recently – both for Mullins – Pont Alexandre is a leading prospect at the Cheltenham Festival. Another success story across the water from the Viel yard is Tresor de Mai, who won a Grade 1 Chase at Ascot for Martin Pipe back in 2002 and was runner-up in the Arkle. Most recently, last year’s leading three-year-old AQPS Vicky de l’Oasis has also joined Mullins. Despite his success and multiple placings at Group level, it seems remarkable that Viel has yet to taste that elusive first Group


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RELATIVE VALUES stakes success. In November, he finished second in the Group 1 Prix Renaud de Vivier with his top prospect Defi d’Anjou. “He is in really good form, and is set to make his comeback in a few weeks at Auteuil. He’ll stay over hurdles this year, although he is capable of running over fences. We are going to target the top races with him.” A winner of a Listed hurdle last January at Cagnes-sur-Mer, the five-year-old has been placed on his every start at Group level. Also in the stable are Rose de Grugy, a recent runner-up in the Grand Steeple de Cagnes in January; Listed winners Marfaux, True Love Mail, and Nisaro de Cimbre; as well as a host of promising youngsters. “I have a good success rate of finishing in the first three with my horses, but this is the aim for 2013.” It surely won’t be long before Viel succeeds. n

Defi d’Anjou and David Berra on the way to Prix Pierre de Lassus (Gr3) success at Auteuil

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NUTRITION

LACTIC ACID

A necessary evil? Lactic acid, often known simply as lactate, is something that many trainers will be familiar with, although misconceptions might exist as to whether its production is good, bad, or indifferent. Lactic acid is produced in muscle, as an end product of anaerobic energy production and as a consequence of fermentation in the digestive tract. In discussing the significance of lactic acid, we can explore the horse’s inherent mechanisms for managing it, as well as dietary strategies to manipulate its effects. WORDS: DR CATHERINE DUNNETT, DVM, MSc PHOTO: GIllIAN HIGGINS – ANATOMy II WWW.HORSESINSIDEOUT.COM

Low level of lactic acid in the hindgut can be deleterious In the digestive tract, certain types of bacteria, residing predominantly in the hindgut, are capable of producing lactic acid. These ‘lactate producers’ rapidly ferment carbohydrates, particularly starch that reaches the hindgut having escaped digestion in the small intestine. High starch diets of horses in training will result in more hindgut lactic acid production compared with a high fibre diet. Excess production of lactic acid within the hindgut is undesirable, as it alters the fine balance of essential bacteria and therefore the pattern of fermentation, movement of water in and out of the gut and also ultimately the integrity of the gut mucosa, potentially allowing undesirable substances to be absorbed into the horse’s circulation. Loose droppings, colic, sub-clinical or clinical laminitis, colitis, or inflammation of the colon and insulin resistance are all potential outcomes from an acute or chronically acidotic hindgut. The level of lactic acid that is deleterious for the hindgut is very low, typically less than 2mMol/litre. There are numerous feed practices and supplements that can help combat hindgut acidosis. Good quality forage reduces the requirement for excessive amounts

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of high starch-containing concentrates. Fibre fermentation also sustains the level of desirable ‘lactate utilisers,’ which are bacteria capable of feeding on lactic acid to reduce the overall lactic acid load. Small meals, fed little and often, using cooked cereals will promote starch digestion in the small intestine, leaving less for

Table 1 – Comparison of plasma laCTaTe following Treadmill exerCise or raCing speed (metres/sec)

distance (metres)

plasma lactate (mmol/l)

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720

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12

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1400

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3800

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Adapted from Harris et al 1991 and Sewell et al 1992

hindgut fermentation. Live yeast supplements will also help to maintain a healthy balance between lactate-producing and lactate-utilising bacteria. Kentucky Equine Research recently developed a supplement that ameliorates hindgut lactic acid levels by delivering bicarbonate to the hindgut to buffer the lactic acid. The level of lactic acid produced in the gut pales into insignificance when contrasted with that generated in the horse’s skeletal muscles during exercise.


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LACTIC ACID

Lactic acid in muscle is biochemical necessity for intense exercise The scope for lactic acid production in horse muscles is enormous, with levels in excess of 200mmol/kg (dry muscle) being attainable during sustained maximal exercise as encountered during racing. In this scenario, lactic acid is produced as a consequence of anaerobic metabolism of glucose and all horses produce lactic acid, whether they are sprinters, stayers, hurdlers, or chasers. Blood lactic acid represents the difference between

muscle production and clearance from the blood predominantly by the liver. Low levels of lactic acid are produced in muscles constantly, contributing to the low basal blood lactic acid level (<1mmol/l). Increased muscle lactic acid production is necessary to deliver the increasing speed and power required to win races of varying distances but there is a negative impact (Table 1). Significant lactic acid accumulation in muscle ultimately contributes to fatigue, as muscle acidity increases (pH declines) to a

level that interferes with normal muscle contraction. This actually results from the disassociation of lactic acid to lactate and hydrogen ions (H+). Practically, horses will slow down, or where jumping is involved they may make mistakes. We have all felt that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lactic acid burn,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; even if it was only running for the train rather than around the track. Periods of high lactic acid accumulation in muscle also contribute to muscle damage, which can prolong recovery from harder training days and racing. Nature is, however,

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NUTRITION inCrease in laCTiC aCid buffering wiTh inCreasing musCle Carnosine ConTenT

a clever architect and has given horses, like humans, various mechanisms to reduce the negative effect of lactic acid on muscle.

Efficient buffering of lactic acid is crucial to intense exercise Blood Buffering Once lactic acid has been formed in muscle it will be transported out into the blood, where the H+ can be buffered or rendered harmless by the bicarbonate system below. This allows more H+ and lactate to pass from muscle to blood helping to attenuate the fall in muscle pH. Plasma lactic acid can reach concentrations of over 30mMol/l as a result of intense exercise. ‘Milkshaking’ involves the invasive administration of large quantities of bicarbonate via nasogastric tube on race day, giving an acute but transient increase in the buffering capacity of blood. Whilst milkshaking has been shown to be effective in horses, it is strictly against the rules of racing all over the world. The telltale increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in blood provides a highly effective testing procedure for regulators to eliminate its use. Whilst unlikely to trigger a post-race positive result, small additions of bicarbonate to the diet on a daily basis will not improve bicarbonate buffering appreciably and larger amounts may result in loose droppings.

that contribute to buffering of lactic acid in muscle by reducing the free H+ including: l Export of H+ from muscle to blood l Conversion of phosphocreatine to creatine l Ammonium production l Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) breakdown l Presence of bicarbonate, hydrogen phosphate, histidine, and carnosine. One of the most interesting aspects of muscle buffering, learned from the significant research carried out in horses, is the presence of carnosine. Carnosine, not to be confused with carnitine, is an important peptide-like compound (a ‘small protein’) found in muscle at a high level in horses, man, and other athletic animals. Due to its structure, carnosine helps buffer hydrogen ions (H+) released from lactic acid to stabilise muscle pH.

Variation in muscle carnosine Carnosine concentration is highest in fast twitch muscle fibres (IIb and IIa) and lowest in slow twitch type 1 fibres. Considerable variation in muscle carnosine concentration exists, which contributes to the innate talent of individual horses. Muscle carnosine increases with age until maturity and then slowly declines. Research in humans indicates that muscle carnosine is lower in females than males. A small adaptive increase in muscle carnosine content is seen with anaerobic training in horses.

Tackling the source – muscle buffering

Building blocks for carnosine

There are a number of processes or elements

Carnosine is made from two key amino acids,

blood buffering

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namely histidine and -alanine, both of which are found in the horse’s diet naturally. In common with other nutrients such as selenium, the level of -alanine in the horse’s diet is very low but -alanine is highlighted as being the rate-limiting amino acid for carnosine synthesis. At this point in the article, I feel the need to make a declaration of interest. It was my husband Dr Mark Dunnett who uncovered the muscle carnosine story in horses for his PhD and went on to show how the synthesis of muscle carnosine can be optimised through diet. Interestingly, in this area of research, horses led and humans followed. Whilst we have a commercial interest in this area through the dietary supplement STORM® developed by us specifically for horses, it does not reduce the interest value or relevance of this topic for trainers. Studies in horses show that muscle carnosine is increased significantly following supplementation with an available source of -alanine above what is present in their normal diet. This research initiated an explosion of studies in humans and the beneficial effect of increasing muscle carnosine in human sports is widely reported in the scientific literature. Unlike some other functional ingredients in horse nutrition, -alanine has been shown to be absorbed from the digestive tract and is taken up into muscle where it is then available for carnosine synthesis. However, carnosine synthesis is slow to respond, taking 4-8 weeks of supplementation to affect the level of carnosine in muscle. To optimise carnosine production in muscle, an elevated and steady level in blood needs to be achieved through appropriate formulation and feeding. The use of -alanine as an ingredient in sports supplements, in both humans and animals including horses, is protected by global patents. Although a number of other ingredients are available to potentially modify lactic acid production or buffering such as creatine, citrate, or DMG (dimethylglycine), no credible evidence has been published to support beneficial effects in horses. In summary, whilst lactic acid may be viewed as a metabolic pariah, its formation in muscle represents an essential biochemical step to facilitate high intensity exercise performance. This should not be confused, however, with the undesirable excess production of lactic acid within the hindgut. In both cases, there are useful nutritional strategies that can be used to ameliorate the negative impact of lactic acid formation. n


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PRODUCT FOCUS

Hay Bar’s First Decade Hay Bar is now celebrating 10 years of success. The original concept was designed to contain hay/haylage when fed from the floor. It was not until we realised how very important this is that we realised Hay Bar’s full potential. It is essential that a horse feeds from the floor to ensure even wear on teeth, as when the head is raised the jaw goes out of alignment. We were approached by equine dentists who had been endorsing the natural feeding position for many years; horse with a bad mouth is not an easy horse to train. Equine physios were soon ringing to ask about this feeder which encourages a horse to reach long and low, hence stretch through its topline, also helping to control back problems. Vets were

enthusiastic, installing Hay Bars in some of their veterinary hospitals. Sinus and respiratory problems are also better treated by feeding from the floor as the sinuses drain down. This helps to ensure the airways are kept clean and open. Forage is also taken more slowly, helping the digestive system to work as designed, in turn reducing cases of colic. Safety has been a huge issue when feeding from nets and racks as there have been numerous horrendous accidents using these methods, especially where colts and youngstock are involved. It has been well proved that the Hay Bar system is truly the way forward for all our stabled horses. It also helps to keep the workforce happy and reduces costs in labour, wasted forage and bedding.

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is ideal for smaller yards and for use away at competitions. The bag is fully collapsable, extremely durable, compact and easy to move around, whether in use at the stables or whilst travelling. Easy to use, the HG-GO unit with its unique design and function enables the steam to penetrate to the centre of the hay, diffusing evenly and completely outwards, ensuring it is steamed effectively in approximately 30 minutes from cold. Specialists at Propress Equine have developed the HG-GO to a very high standard, using scientific research, testing and development conducted at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Led by Dr Meriel Moore-Colyer, the leading equine nutrition expert, research found that hay treated with the Haygain method destroys all mould and spores present; in effect sterilizing the hay. Findings prove that one gram of untreated hay will contain around 7.75 million spores – steaming with Haygain reduces that number to virtually 0! For further information please contact Haygain Hay Steamers on 0333 200 5233 or www.haygain.com


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INDUSTRY

European Trainers Federation AGM The AGM of the European Trainers Federation was held in Budapest, Hungary on Saturday 15th December at Kincsem Racecourse. Countries represented included Ireland, U.K., France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium and Hungary. The two main topics discussed at the meeting were: (1) New VAT increases due to be implemented in France from January 1st 2013. French trainers will see their liability for VAT raised from 6% to 19% for training and buying horses. (2) The current whip rule. Concern was expressed that the whip rules were getting stricter throughout Europe and the meeting passed a motion that “The European Trainers Federation agree that the use of the whip in racing remains appropriate and necessary for the safety of both the jockeys and horses provided proper controls are effectively enforced”. The delegates were treated to a night at the Hungarian State Opera House for a performance of La Bohème.

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STAKES SCHEDULES 2013 Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Horses Racing Ireland, serves as the Chairman of the European Pattern Committee and here he outlines the benefits of having strong centralised control of the Flat Black Type programme across Europe. THE European Pattern Committee (EPC) comprises five member countries: Britain, France, Germany, Ireland and Italy, as well as two Associate Members (Scandinavia representing Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and Turkey). Additionally, for 2013, the EPC is recommending that five races in Spain and one race in Switzerland should be included as Listed races within the IFHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Cataloguing Standards Book. The EPC meets annually to consider applications for changes for the following year, such as upgrades and changes of date, venue or distance. The EPC also reviews the performance of all Pattern and Listed races that are run in member countries. Those races that have consistently underperformed are identified, after which the host racecourse is put on notice that, if the race fails to achieve the required rating parameter in that calendar year, the race in question could be subject to downgrade, either automatically or by majority vote, for the following year. As well as Pattern races, the EPC Ground Rules now also embrace Listed races, meaning that all Black Type races across Europe are subject to suitable and consistent quality control mechanisms. The EPC is committed to the on-going review and tightening of its Ground Rules under which European Black Type races are managed. Europe has always led the world in the quality control of its Black Type programme, as demonstrated by the reduction in the number of Listed races for the last two years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; down from

471 in 2010 to 460 in 2011 and to 445 in 2012. The primary aim of the EPC is to assist the provision of a co-ordinated programme of quality races in each age, sex and distance category within the member countries. In recent years the EPC created a significantly enhanced programme of opportunities within Europe for older fillies and mares to encourage their retention in training here. The EPC has also worked with countries to develop their major race meetings, facilitating for instance the growth of the Arc weekend and more recently the development of British Champions Day. In 2013, the EPC will consider in detail the European programme of Pattern races for twoyear-olds, which it considers to currently be less than ideal, with a view to making beneficial changes over the next few years. Europe has been well served by having a strong, centrally controlled European Pattern, which ensures strict quality control is enforced, leading for instance to the regrettable but unavoidable downgrading of races such as the Italian Derby. It ensures that race planning considerations take precedence over purely commercial considerations, with a programme at the highest level which aims to promote international competition by encouraging the best horses to compete against each other in the premier races across Europe. The EPC will strive to ensure that that this remains the case and that Europe upholds its pre-eminent global position in the Flat racing world.

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Race Date 09-Mar-13 16-Mar-13 30-Mar-13 19-Apr-13 20-Apr-13 27-Apr-13 04-May-13 12-May-13 17-May-13 25-May-13 25-May-13 30-May-13 02-Jun-13 07-Jun-13 09-Jun-13 11-Jun-13 11-Jun-13 15-Jun-13 16-Jun-13 18-Jun-13 18-Jun-13 19-Jun-13 20-Jun-13 22-Jun-13 27-Jun-13 29-Jun-13 30-Jun-13 05-Jul-13 06-Jul-13 13-Jul-13 13-Jul-13 14-Jul-13 16-Jul-13 30-Jul-13 01-Aug-13 02-Aug-13 09-Aug-13 15-Aug-13 16-Aug-13 23-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 11-Sep-13 13-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 20-Sep-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 06-Oct-13 06-Oct-13 20-Oct-13 25-Oct-13 27-Oct-13

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Taby Varsprint

L L L L Gp 3 L

29-Mar-13 13-May-13 02-Jun-13 02-Jun-13 10-Sep-13 07-Oct-13

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

T

1030

11-Jun-13

SEK 400,000

29-Apr-13 24-Apr-13 11-May-13 07-May-13 20-May-13 24-May-13 15-May-13 01-Jun-13 07-May-13 03-Jun-13 03-Jun-13 10-Jun-13 11-Jun-13 23-Apr-13 14-Jun-12 15-Jun-12 17-Jun-13 19-Jun-13 22-May-13 12-Jun-13 29-Jun-13 01-Jul-13 08-Jul-13 08-Jul-13 08-Jul-13 24-Jul-13 24-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 05-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 25-Jun-13 19-Aug-13 17-Jul-13 19-Aug-13 26-Aug-13 05-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 28-Aug-13 14-Sep-13 30-Sep-13 30-Sep-13 28-Aug-13 19-Sep-13 21-Oct-13

5.15

16-Sep-13

5.5f (1100m) 3+ 3 2F 2 C&G 2 3+

T T T T T T

1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100

T

1150

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Closing 04-Feb-13 11-Mar-13 25-Mar-13 13-Apr-13 15-Apr-13

5.15f (1030m) 3+

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore FR FR ITY ITY FR FR

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 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 5 5

4+

5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5

21-Mar-13 06-May-13

28-Aug-13

5.75f (1150m) 5.75

13-May-13

TÄBY VÅRSPRINT (L) 400,000 SEK June 11th, 2013 1150 meters TURF – CLOSING DATE May 13th – 4yo+ For further information, please contact Richard Penney: Richard@irbracing.com +44 (0)1638 668881 Or Nicholas Cordrey: nicholas.cordrey@galoppsport.se +46 76 785 9455 SWE

Taby Galopp

Taby Open Sprint

L

15-Sep-13

SEK 400,000

3+

T

1150

Visit www.europe.trainermagazine.com NOR

Ovrevoll

Waba Europaller Sprintlop (Norsk Jockeyclub Sprintlop)

L

06-Jul-13

NOK 250,000

5.75

19-Aug-13

5.85f (1170m) 3+

T

1170

5.85

13-May-13

Saturday July 6th – to close on May 13th

WABA EUROPALLER SPRINTLØP (L) 1170 m / 5.85 f turf – 250.000 NOK 125.000 NOK to the winner. For 3-year-olds and upwards

www.ovrevoll.no

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STAKES SCHEDULES Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore Country UAE GB IRE UAE ITY FR GB FR GB SWE

Track Meydan Doncaster Cork Meydan Rome Chantilly Newmarket Maisons-Laffitte Ascot Jagersro

Race Name & (Sponsor) Mahab Al Shimaal Cammidge Trophy (williamhill.com) Cork St Dubai Golden Shaheen Premio Carlo Chiesa Sigy Abernant St (Connaught Access Flooring) Servanne Pavilion St (Battersea Dogs & Cats Home) Lanwades Jagersro Sprint

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

Race Date 09-Mar-13 23-Mar-13 30-Mar-13 30-Mar-13 14-Apr-13 17-Apr-13 18-Apr-13 23-Apr-13 01-May-13 07-May-13

Value $200,000 £37,000 € 40,000 $2,000,000 € 77,000 € 55,000 £60,000 € 52,000 £37,000 SEK 400,000

6f (1200m) Age Surface NH 3yo+ SH 3yo+ AWT 3+ T 3+ T NH 3yo+ SH 3yo+ AWT 3+ F&M T 3 T 3+ T 4+ T 3 T 3+ D

Metres 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200

Furlongs 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Closing 04-Mar-13 18-Mar-13 25-Mar-13 25-Mar-13 09-Apr-13 12-Apr-13 15-Apr-13 25-Apr-13 08-Apr-13

LANWADES STUD JAGERSRO SPRINT (L) (Malmo) 400,000 SEK May 7th, 2013 1200 meters DIRT – CLOSING DATE April 8th – 3yo+ For further information, please contact Richard Penney: Richard@irbracing.com +44 (0)1638 668881 Or Nicholas Cordrey: nicholas.cordrey@galoppsport.se +46 76 785 9455 GB GER GB GB ITY IRE GB GB IRE IRE GB GB ITY IRE GB ITY GB GB GB FR GB GB IRE IRE ITY GER GB GB GB GB IRE GB IRE GB USA FR GB GB USA FR GER IRE IRE SWE FR GB GB GB GB FR GER GB GER IRE GB GB GB GB ITY IRE GB GB USA IRE ITY GB GB GB GB GB IRE GB ITY GB FR

Nottingham Baden-Baden York Newbury Rome Curragh Epsom Downs Windsor Naas Naas Haydock Park Haydock Park Milan Leopardstown Salisbury Milan Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Deauville Newcastle Newmarket Curragh Curragh Milan Hamburg Newmarket Newmarket York Newmarket Fairyhouse Newbury Naas Ascot Belmont Park Deauville Goodwood Chester Saratoga La Teste de Buch Berlin-Hoppergarten Curragh Curragh Jagersro Deauville Pontefract York York Newmarket Deauville Baden-Baden Ripon Baden-Baden Curragh Salisbury Haydock Park Kempton Park York Milan Curragh Ayr Newmarket Belmont Park Curragh Milan Ascot Newmarket Redcar Newmarket York Curragh Doncaster Rome Newmarket Maisons-Laffitte

Kilvington St (Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance) Benazet-Rennen Duke of York St (Blue Square) Carnarvon St (Whitman Howard) Premio Tudini Greenlands St (Weatherbys Ireland) Woodcote St (Investec) Leisure St (Windsor Racecourse) EBF Rochestown St Sandy Lane St (Blue Square) Cecil Frail St (EBF) Bersaglio Ballyogan St Cathedral St Crespi V. Coventry St Albany St Diamond Jubilee St Prix de Ris-Orangis Chipchase St (totesport.com) Empress St Railway St (Dubai Duty Free) Balanchine St (Grangecon Stud) Premio Primi Passi Hamburg Flieger Trophy July (TNT) Cherry Hinton (Irish Thoroughbred Marketing) Summer St (Tyregiant.com) July Cup (Darley) Belgrave St Rose Bowl St Sweet Mimosa EBF St Princess Margaret St (Juddmonte) Prioress St Cabourg (Jockey Club de Turquie) Richmond St (Audi) Queensferry St Alfred G Vanderbilt H’cap Criterium du Bequet Hoppegartener- Flieger-Preis Phoenix St (Keeneland) Phoenix Sprint St (Patrick O’Leary Memorial) Zawawi Cup Prix Morny (Darley) Flying Fillies’ St (EBF) Lowther St Gimcrack St (Irish Thoroughbred Marketing) Hopeful St Meautry (Lucien Barriere) Goldene Peitsche Ripon Champion Two-Year-Old Trophy 2013 Kronimus-Rennen Go and Go Round Tower St Dick Poole St (EBF) Sprint Cup (Betfred) Sirenia St (Betfred Bonus King) Garrowby Eupili Renaissance St Firth of Clyde St (Laundry Cottage Stud) Cheveley Park St Vosburgh Invitational Blenheim St Criterium Nazionale Bengough St (John Guest) Boadicea St (EBF) Two-Year-Old Trophy Middle Park St (Emaar) Rockingham (Coral.co.uk) Waterford Testimonial St Doncaster Ubaldo Pandolfi Bosra Sham St (EBF) Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte

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

11-May-13 12-May-13 15-May-13 17-May-13 19-May-13 25-May-13 01-Jun-13 03-Jun-13 03-Jun-13 03-Jun-13 08-Jun-13 08-Jun-13 09-Jun-13 13-Jun-13 16-Jun-13 16-Jun-13 18-Jun-13 21-Jun-13 22-Jun-13 29-Jun-13 29-Jun-13 29-Jun-13 29-Jun-13 30-Jun-13 30-Jun-13 03-Jul-13 11-Jul-13 12-Jul-13 12-Jul-13 13-Jul-13 14-Jul-13 19-Jul-13 24-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 28-Jul-13 02-Aug-13 04-Aug-13 04-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 26-Aug-13 29-Aug-13 01-Sep-13 05-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 27-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 13-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 01-Nov-13 05-Nov-13

£40,000 € 20,000 £100,000 £37,000 € 61,600 € 62,500 £30,000 £37,000 € 57,500 € 60,000 £37,000 £47,000 € 41,800 € 60,000 £42,500 € 41,800 £85,000 £60,000 £500,000 € 80,000 £60,000 £26,000 € 95,000 € 52,500 € 61,600 € 55,000 £60,000 £60,000 £60,000 £500,000 € 40,000 £25,500 € 54,000 £50,000 $300,000 € 80,000 £75,000 £40,000 $400,000 € 55,000 € 22,000 € 190,000 € 60,000 SEK 600,000 € 350,000 £50,000 £150,000 £200,000 £40,000 € 80,000 € 70,000 £27,000 € 20,000 € 52,500 £35,000 £250,000 £40,000 £37,000 € 41,800 € 57,500 £50,000 £170,000 $400,000 € 40,000 € 41,800 £70,000 £40,000 £150,000 £170,000 £45,000 € 40,000 £25,500 € 41,800 £30,000 € 190,000

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

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 T D T T T T D T T T T T T T T T T T T AWT T T T T T D T T T T T T T T T T T T

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 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 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

06-May-13 30-Apr-13 02-Apr-13 11-May-13 18-Apr-13 17-Apr-13 27-May-13 28-May-13 29-May-13 29-May-13 03-Jun-13 03-Jun-13 08-May-13 10-Jun-13 12-Jun-13 15-Jun-12 23-Apr-13 12-Jun-13 24-Jun-13 24-Jun-13 22-May-13 25-Jun-13 30-May-13 07-May-13 05-Jul-13 05-Jul-13 05-Jul-13 07-May-13 09-Jul-13 13-Jul-13 18-Jun-13 22-Jul-13 13-Jul-13 10-Jul-13 26-Jul-13 29-Jul-13 20-Jul-13 29-Jul-13 09-Jul-13 17-Apr-13 03-Jul-13 08-Jul-13 31-Jul-13 12-Aug-13 09-Jul-13 02-Jul-13 19-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 09-Jul-13 20-Aug-13 20-Aug-13 27-Aug-13 30-Aug-13 09-Jul-13 02-Sep-13 02-Sep-13 07-Aug-13 16-Sep-13 23-Jul-13 14-Sep-13 24-Sep-13 30-Sep-13 30-Sep-13 30-Sep-13 30-Jul-13 07-Oct-13 08-Oct-13 21-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 16-Oct-13


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

Track Maisons-Laffitte Doncaster Rome Lingfield Park Fontainebleau Fontainebleau Siracusa

Race Name & (Sponsor) Seine-et-Oise Wentworth St (Betfred) Premio Carlo & Francesco Aloisi (Ex Umbria) Golden Rose St Contessina Zeddaan Criterium Aretuseo

Class Gp 3 L Gp 3 L L L L

Race Date 05-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 10-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 21-Nov-13 21-Nov-13 08-Dec-13

Value € 80,000 £37,000 € 61,600 £37,000 € 52,000 € 55,000 € 41,800

6f (1200m)

Age 3+ 3+ 2+ 3+ 3+ 2 2F

Surface T T T AWT T T T

Metres 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200

Visit www.europe.trainermagazine.com GB GB

Newbury Newbury

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

Gp 3 Gp 2

IRE

Curragh

Anglesey St (Jebel Ali Stables & Racecourse)

20-Jun-13 21-Sep-13

£60,000 £65,000

20-Jul-13

3+ 2

T T

1210 1210

2

T

1260

Chantilly Chantilly Munich Krefeld Maisons-Laffitte Deauville Munich Maisons-Laffitte

Montenica Ronde de Nuit Silberne Peitsche Krefelder Sprint-Cup Marchand D’Or Prix Maurice de Gheest Bayerischer Fliegerpris Saraca

NOR

Ovrevoll

Polar Cup

L L Gp 3 L L Gp 1 L L

14-Mar-13 14-Mar-13 01-May-13 26-May-13 11-Jun-13 04-Aug-13 15-Sep-13 20-Sep-13

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

01-Aug-13

NOK 500,000

15-Jul-13 30-Jul-13

6.3

15-Jul-13

6.5f (1300m)

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

AWT AWT T T T T T T

1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300

3+

T

1370

Visit www.europe.trainermagazine.com Gp 3

6.05 6.05

6.3f (1260m)

€ 52,500

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

Closing 16-Oct-13 04-Nov-13 10-Oct-13 11-Nov-13

6.05f (1210m)

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore Gp 3

Furlongs 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5

05-Mar-13 14-May-13 03-Jun-13 10-Jul-12 03-Sep-13

6.8f (1370m) 6.8

03-Jun-13

Thursday August 1st – to close on June 3rd

POLAR CUP (GR 3) 1370 m / 6.85 f turf – 500.000 NOK 300.000 NOK to the winner. For 3-year-olds and upwards

www.ovrevoll.no

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore GB GB FR FR IRE USA IRE USA IRE IRE GB GB GB GB GB USA IRE IRE FR GB GB ITY GB GB FR ITY IRE GB IRE GB GB GB GB IRE FR FR FR GB GB IRE GER IRE FR GB IRE FR GB GER GB GB IRE GB IRE GB FR IRE

Wolverhampton Lingfield Park Maisons-Laffitte Maisons-Laffitte Dundalk Aqueduct Curragh Keeneland Leopardstown Leopardstown Newmarket Newmarket Newbury Newbury Leicester Churchill Downs Curragh Curragh Longchamp Lingfield Park Haydock Park Rome Newmarket Epsom Downs Longchamp Milan Naas Haydock Park Leopardstown Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Warwick Newmarket Fairyhouse Longchamp Maisons-Laffitte Longchamp Newmarket Chester Leopardstown Cologne Curragh Vichy Sandown Park Leopardstown Deauville Ascot Munich Goodwood Goodwood Galway Goodwood Tipperary Newmarket Deauville Curragh

Lady Wulfruna Spring Cup (Bluesq.com) Imprudence Prix Djebel Patton St Carter H’cap Gladness St (Big Bad Bob) Madison St 1000 Guineas Trial 1000 Guineas Trial (Leopardstown Stud) Nell Gwyn (Lanwades) European Free H’cap (Bet at Bluesq.com) Greenham St (Aon) Fred Darling St (Dubai Duty Free) King Richard III EBF St (totetentofollow.co.uk) Humana Distaff Athasi St (EBF) Tetrarch St (Dylan Thomas EBF) Pont Neuf Chartwell St Spring Trophy Premio Emirates Airline King Charles II St Surrey (Investec) Palais Royal Nogara Whitehead Memorial John of Gaunt St (Timeform Jury) Ballycorus St Jersey St Chesham St Eternal St Criterion St Brownstown St (Irish Stallion Farms EBF) Porte Maillot Amandine Roland de Chambure Superlative St (32Red.com) City Plate Silver Flash St Kolner Zweijahrigen Trophy Minstrel St Jouvenceaux et Jouvencelles Star St (Weatherbys Vat Services) Tyros St Six Perfections Winkfield St Dallmayr Prodomo Trophy Lennox St (Bet 365) Vintage St (Veuve Clicquot) Corrib EBF Oak Tree St Coolmore Canford Cliffs Sweet Solera St (Germanthoroughbred.com) Francois Boutin Debutante St (Keeneland)

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

09-Mar-13 16-Mar-13 04-Apr-13 04-Apr-13 05-Apr-13 06-Apr-13 07-Apr-13 11-Apr-13 14-Apr-13 14-Apr-13 17-Apr-13 17-Apr-13 20-Apr-13 20-Apr-13 27-Apr-13 04-May-13 06-May-13 06-May-13 08-May-13 11-May-13 11-May-13 12-May-13 18-May-13 31-May-13 01-Jun-13 02-Jun-13 03-Jun-13 07-Jun-13 13-Jun-13 19-Jun-13 22-Jun-13 27-Jun-13 29-Jun-13 03-Jul-13 06-Jul-13 07-Jul-13 13-Jul-13 13-Jul-13 13-Jul-13 18-Jul-13 21-Jul-13 21-Jul-13 25-Jul-13 25-Jul-13 25-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 28-Jul-13 30-Jul-13 31-Jul-13 01-Aug-13 02-Aug-13 09-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 11-Aug-13

£45,000 £37,000 € 80,000 € 80,000 € 40,000 $400,000 € 60,000 $300,000 € 60,000 € 47,500 £60,000 £37,000 £60,000 £60,000 £40,000 $300,000 € 72,500 € 50,000 € 55,000 £60,000 £37,000 € 41,800 £37,000 £40,000 € 80,000 € 41,800 € 42,500 £60,000 € 60,000 £70,000 £55,000 £37,000 £60,000 € 77,500 € 80,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 £60,000 £40,000 € 47,500 € 20,000 € 57,500 € 55,000 £25,500 € 47,500 € 55,000 £25,500 € 20,000 £150,000 £75,000 € 55,000 £60,000 € 42,500 £50,000 € 55,000 € 95,000

7f (1400m) 4+ 3 3F 3 C&G 3 3+ 4+ 4+ FM 3F 3 3F 3 3 C&G 3F 4+ 4+ FM 3+ F 3 CF 3 3+ F 3+ 4+ 3 3F 3+ 3F 3+ 4+ 3+ 3 2 3F 3+ 3+ F 3+ 3F 2 2 3+ 2F 2 3+ 2 2F 2 2F 2 3+ 3+ 2 3+ 3+ F 2 2F 2 2F

AWT AWT T T AWT D 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 T T

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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

04-Mar-13 11-Mar-13 20-Mar-13 20-Mar-13 01-Apr-13 23-Mar-13 27-Feb-13 27-Mar-13 09-Apr-13 09-Apr-13 11-Apr-13 11-Apr-13 15-Apr-13 15-Apr-13 22-Apr-13 10-Apr-13 03-Apr-13 01-May-13 30-Apr-13 06-May-13 06-May-13 13-May-13 25-May-13 15-May-13 29-May-13 03-Jun-13 08-May-13 14-Jun-12 17-Jun-13 21-Jun-13 24-Jun-13 29-May-13 19-Jun-13 28-Jun-13 05-Jul-13 13-Jul-13 08-Jul-13 11-Jul-13 10-Jul-13 12-Jun-13 17-Jul-13 19-Jul-13 18-Jul-13 19-Jul-13 22-Jul-13 18-Jun-13 24-Jul-13 25-Jul-13 25-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 05-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 02-Aug-13 03-Jul-13

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Track Deauville Newbury Newbury York Tipperary Saratoga Goodwood York Curragh Saratoga Saratoga Goodwood Baden-Baden Baden-Baden Saratoga Curragh Saratoga Saratoga Longchamp Longchamp Doncaster Doncaster Doncaster Doncaster Curragh Newbury Newmarket Newmarket Curragh Cologne Ascot Redcar Longchamp Longchamp Chantilly Dundalk Newmarket Newmarket Newmarket Longchamp Newbury Newbury Leopardstown Hannover Hannover Milan Leopardstown Maisons-Laffitte Fontainebleau

Race Name & (Sponsor) Calvados (Haras des Capucines) Hungerford St Washington Singer St (Denford Stud) Acomb St Fairy Bridge Ballerina St Prestige St (Whiteley Clinic) City of York St Futurity St (Galileo EBF) Test Foxwoods King’s Bishop Supreme St Zukunfts-Rennen Coolmore Stud Baden-Cup Forego Moyglare Stud St Spinaway St Three Chimneys Hopeful St Pin La Rochette Sceptre St (JRA) Flying Scotsman Champagne St Park St Vincent O’Brien National St Cup (Dubai Duty Free) Somerville St (Tattersall) Oh So Sharp St (Sakhee) Park St (CL Weld) Kolner Herbst Preis 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) Radley St Killavullan St Neue Bult Youngster Cup Neue Bult Stuten Sprint-Preis Premio Chiusura Knockaire St Miesque Ceres

GB

Sandown Park

Solario St

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

Race Date 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 21-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 23-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 01-Sep-13 01-Sep-13 02-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 12-Sep-13 13-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 20-Sep-13 26-Sep-13 27-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 03-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 06-Oct-13 06-Oct-13 07-Oct-13 11-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 16-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 02-Nov-13 03-Nov-13 05-Nov-13 21-Nov-13

Value € 80,000 £90,000 £25,500 £60,000 € 57,500 $500,000 £40,000 £50,000 € 95,000 $500,000 $500,000 £60,000 € 55,000 € 20,000 $500,000 € 225,000 $300,000 $300,000 € 80,000 € 80,000 £60,000 £25,500 £75,000 £100,000 € 200,000 £37,000 £40,000 £40,000 € 55,000 € 20,000 £37,000 £40,000 € 300,000 € 350,000 € 55,000 € 47,500 350000 £60,000 £100,000 € 55,000 £37,000 £23,000 € 47,500 € 20,000 € 20,000 € 61,600 € 40,000 € 80,000 € 55,000

7f (1400m)

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

Surface T T T T T D T T T D D T T T D T D D 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 T

2

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

Visit www.europe.trainermagazine.com Gp 3

31-Aug-13

Tipperary

Concorde St (Coolmore Stud Home of Champions)

Gp 3

06-Oct-13

€ 65,000

1410

Dusseldorf Milan Milan Naples Livorno Rome Cologne Milan Rome Milan Rome Pisa Deauville Deauville

Henkel Preis der Dreiljahrigen De Montel Luciano Mantovani Criterium Partenopeo Criterium Labronico Repubbliche Marinare Winterkonigin Trial V. Riva (ex del Dado) Rumon Coolmore Criterium Femminile Criterium di Pisa Luthier Miss Satamixa

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Meydan Saint-Cloud Curragh Pisa Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Rome Meydan Berlin-Hoppergarten Lingfield Park Milan Milan Saint-Cloud Keeneland Doncaster Kempton Park Longchamp Longchamp Dusseldorf Dusseldorf Leopardstown Leopardstown

Burj Nahaar Altipan Park Express St (Lodge Park Stud EBF) Pisa La Camargo Omnium II Premio Regina Elena Godolphin Mile Oster Stuten-Preis International Trial Gardone Seregno Edmond Blanc Maker’s 46 Mile Doncaster Mile Snowdrop St Grotte Fontainebleau Fruhjahrs-Meile Dusseldorfer Stutenpreis Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial Heritage

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01-May-13 30-Jun-13 30-Jun-13 21-Jul-13 11-Aug-13 15-Sep-13 22-Sep-13 22-Sep-13 22-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 03-Nov-13 08-Dec-13 14-Dec-13 29-Dec-13

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

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$200,000 € 52,000 € 80,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 € 110,000 $1,000,000 € 22,000 £37,000 € 41,800 € 41,800 € 80,000 $300,000 £37,000 £37,000 € 80,000 € 80,000 € 55,000 € 20,000 € 47,500 € 40,000

21-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 21-Oct-13 15-Oct-13 15-Oct-13 03-Oct-13 29-Oct-13 16-Oct-13

7.05

26-Aug-13

7.4

28-Aug-13

7.5f (1500m)

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

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1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500

NH 4yo+ SH 3yo+ 4+ 3+ F 3 3F 3 C&G 3F NH 4yo+ SH 3yo+ 4 +F 3 3 C&G 3F 4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ F 3F 3C 4+ 3F 3 CG 4+

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07-Oct-13 30-Jul-13 07-Oct-13 17-Sep-13

7.4f (1490m)

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Closing 31-Jul-13 30-Jul-13 12-Aug-13 15-Aug-13 17-Jul-13 10-Aug-13 19-Aug-13 19-Aug-13 17-Jul-13 10-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 19-Aug-13 09-Jul-13 09-Jul-13 17-Aug-13 29-May-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 21-Sep-13 21-Aug-13 06-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 23-Jul-13 23-Jul-13 29-May-13 14-Sep-13 20-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 24-Sep-13 24-Sep-13 30-Sep-13 30-Sep-13 28-Aug-13 28-Aug-12

7.05f (1410m)

£40,000

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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

7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5

23-Apr-13

10-Sep-13

8f (1600m) 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

04-Mar-13 19-Mar-13 18-Mar-13 18-Mar-13 31-Mar-13 25-Mar-13 26-Feb-13 01-Apr-13

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Track Newmarket Rome Toulouse Sandown Park Hannover Rome Saint-Cloud Ascot Newmarket Goodwood Newmarket Cologne Milan Baden-Baden Longchamp Longchamp Leopardstown Leopardstown Rome Windsor Chantilly York York Newbury Rome Saint Cloud Cologne Longchamp Curragh Curragh Curragh Milan Belmont Park Belmont Park Sandown Park Cologne Chantilly Dusseldorf Longchamp Chantilly Ovrevoll

Race Name & (Sponsor) Craven St Natale di Roma Aymeri de Mauleon (FBA) Sandown Mile (Bet365) Grosser Preis von Rossmann Premio Parioli Prix du Muguet Paradise St (Battersea Dogs & Cats Home) 2000 Guineas St (Qipco) Conqueror St (EBF) 1000 Guineas St (Qipco) Karin Baronin von Ullmann- Schwarzgold-Rennen Bereguardo Badener Meile Poule d’Essai des Poulains Poule d’Essai des Pouliches 1000 Guineas Trial (Derrinstown Stud) Amethyst St Tadolina Memorial P. Galli Royal Windsor St Volterra (ex Angerville) Hambleton H’cap (totepool) Michael Seely Memorial St Lockinge St (Jlt) Mauro Sbarigia (ex Righetti) Pontarme Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen - German 2,000 Guineas Montretout Irish 2000 Guineas (Tattersalls) Ridgewood Pearl St (TRI Equestrian) Irish 1000 Guineas (Etihad Airways) Premio Carlo Vittadini Metropolitan H’Cap Acorn St Heron St (Betfair) Excelsior Hotel Ernst Meile Prix de Sandringham German 1,000 Guineas Lilas Paul de Moussac Polar Mile Cup

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

Race Date 18-Apr-13 21-Apr-13 26-Apr-13 26-Apr-13 28-Apr-13 28-Apr-13 01-May-13 01-May-13 04-May-13 04-May-13 05-May-13 05-May-13 05-May-13 09-May-13 12-May-13 12-May-13 12-May-13 12-May-13 12-May-13 13-May-13 14-May-13 16-May-13 17-May-13 18-May-13 19-May-13 20-May-13 20-May-13 21-May-13 25-May-13 25-May-13 26-May-13 26-May-13 27-May-13 27-May-13 30-May-13 30-May-13 02-Jun-13 02-Jun-13 04-Jun-13 08-Jun-13 08-Jun-13

Value £60,000 € 41,800 € 55,000 £90,000 € 20,000 € 110,000 € 130,000 £37,000 £400,000 £40,000 £400,000 € 55,000 € 41,800 € 55,000 € 450,000 € 450,000 € 62,500 € 57,500 € 41,800 £37,000 € 55,000 £37,000 £40,000 £180,000 € 41,800 € 55,000 € 153,000 € 52,000 € 300,000 € 62,500 € 300,000 € 104,500 $750,000 $300,000 £37,000 € 20,000 € 130,000 € 125,000 € 55,000 € 80,000 NOK 250,000

8f (1600m) Age 3 C&G 4+ 3 4+ 4+ F 3C 4+ 4+ 3 C&F 3+ F 3F 3F 4+ 3+ 3C 3F 3F 3+ 4+ F 3+ C&G 3F 4+ 3F 4+ 3 3 C&G 3 CF 4+ 3 CF 4+ F 3F 3+ 3+ FM 3F 3 4+ 3F 3F 3F 3 CG 3+

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 D D T T T T T T 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

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

Closing 12-Apr-13 18-Apr-13 20-Apr-13 16-Apr-13 31-Mar-13 10-Apr-13 25-Apr-13 05-Mar-13 29-Apr-13 05-Mar-13 05-Mar-13 26-Mar-13 20-Feb-13 20-Feb-13 07-May-13 03-Apr-13 07-May-13 06-May-13 10-May-13 11-May-13 02-Apr-13 13-May-13 26-Feb-13 13-May-13 CLOSED 17-Apr-13 CLOSED 25-Apr-13 11-May-13 11-May-13 24-May-13 21-May-13 15-May-13 12-Mar-13 27-May-13 22-May-13 15-Apr-13

Saturday June 8th – to close on April 15th

POLAR MILE CUP (L) 1600 m / 8 f turf – 250.000 NOK 125.000 NOK to the winner. For 3-year-olds and upwards USA ITY SWE

Belmont Park Milan Taby Galopp

Just a Game St D’Estate Bloomers’ Vase

Gr 1 L L

08-Jun-13 09-Jun-13 11-Jun-13

$500,000 $41,800 SEK 400,000

www.ovrevoll.no

3+ F&M 3 3+ F&M

T T T

1600 1600 1600

8 8 8

25-May-13 13-May-13

ÅTTA45 TRYCKERI BLOOMERS VASE (L) 400,000 SEK June 11th, 2013 1600 meters TURF – CLOSING DATE May 13th – 4yo+ FILLIES & MARES For further information, please contact Richard Penney: Richard@irbracing.com +44 (0)1638 668881 Or Nicholas Cordrey: nicholas.cordrey@galoppsport.se +46 76 785 9455 GB FR ITY GB GB GB GB FR IRE GB GB GER IRE FR FR FR GB FR GB SWE GB GB GB FR FR NOR

York Chantilly Milan Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Royal Ascot La Teste de Buch Leopardstown Royal Ascot Windsor Hamburg Curragh Chantilly Nantes Deauville Sandown Park Maisons-Laffitte Pontefract Taby Galopp Newmarket Newmarket Ascot Vichy Chantilly Ovrevoll

Ganton Prix Bertrand du Breuil Longines Royal Mares St James’s Palace St Queen Anne St Windsor Forest St Sandringham H’cap La Sorellina Glencairn St Coronation St Midsummer St (Betfred) Hamburger Stutenmeile Celebration St Prix Jean Prat Grand Prix d’Anjou Bretagne Saint-Patrick Distaff St (Coral) Messidor Pipalong St Swedish Open Mile Stubbs Falmouth (Etihad Airways) Summer Mile (Transformers and Rectifiers) Jacques de Bremond Bagatelle Lanwades Fillies Stakes

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

15-Jun-13 16-Jun-13 16-Jun-13 18-Jun-13 18-Jun-13 19-Jun-13 19-Jun-13 20-Jun-13 20-Jun-13 21-Jun-13 29-Jun-13 29-Jun-13 29-Jun-13 30-Jun-13 01-Jul-13 05-Jul-13 06-Jul-13 07-Jul-13 09-Jul-13 09-Jul-13 11-Jul-13 12-Jul-13 13-Jul-13 20-Jul-13 25-Jul-13 25-Jul-13

£37,000 € 80,000 € 41,800 £250,000 £350,000 £100,000 £55,000 € 55,000 € 40,000 £250,000 £37,000 € 55,000 € 50,000 € 400,000 € 52,000 € 55,000 £37,000 € 80,000 £40,000 SEK 400,000 £37,000 £160,000 £100,000 € 52,000 € 55,000 NOK 250,000

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

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

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

10-Jun-13 22-May-13 23-Apr-13 23-Apr-13 30-Apr-13 13-Jun-13 12-Jun-13 13-Jun-13 23-Apr-13 24-Jun-13 07-May-13 24-Jun-13 12-Jun-13 24-Jun-13 27-Jun-13 01-Jul-13 19-Jun-13 03-Jul-13 10-Jun-13 05-Jul-13 18-Jun-13 08-Jul-13 12-Jul-13 17-Jul-13 27-May-13

Thursday July 25th – to close on May 27th

LANWADES STUD FILLIES STAKES (L) 1600 m / 8 f turf – 250.000 NOK 125.000 NOK to the winner. For 3-year-olds and upwards fillies and mares

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Track Ascot Deauville Pontefract Munich Goodwood Goodwood Deauville Cork Haydock Park Deauville Deauville Deauville Salisbury Leopardstown Dusseldorf Deauville Goodwood Deauville Killarney Baden-Baden Salisbury Sandown Park Chantilly Toulouse Haydock Park Haydock Park Leopardstown Leopardstown Hannover Milan Veliefendi Chantilly Doncaster Longchamp Munich Dusseldorf Curragh Curragh Taby Galopp Sandown Park Longchamp Cologne Lyon-Parilly Saint-Cloud Newmarket Newmarket Newmarket Newmarket Newmarket Curragh Milan Milan Longchamp Belmont Park Belmont Park Longchamp Saint-Cloud Chantilly Newmarket Munich Cologne Munich Curragh Milan Ascot Cork Baden-Baden Naas Milan Milan Pontefract Deauville Nantes Doncaster Lingfield Park Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Dundalk Newmarket Newmarket Rome Compiegne Toulouse Chantilly Chantilly Kempton Park Aqueduct Siracusa

Race Name & (Sponsor) Valiant St (EBF) Prix de Rothschild Pomfret St Dallmayr Coupe Lukull Sussex (Quipco) Thoroughbred St (Rsa) Tourgeville Platinum St Dick Hern (EBF) Prix Jacques le Marois (Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard) Grand H’cap de Deauville Lieurey Sovereign St (totepool) Desmond St Grosser Preis der Stadtsparkasse Dusseldorf Criterium du F.E.E. Celebration Mile (Betfair) Quincey (Lucien Barriere) Ruby St Darley Oettingen-Rennen Stonehenge St (Weatherbys Bank) Atalanta St La Cochere Prix Millkom Superior Mile Ascendant St (Betfred) Matron St (Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus) ICON BC Juv Turf Trial (Golden Fleece St) Grosser Preis der Metallbau Burckhardt GmbH Bessero Pietro International Topkapi Trophy Aumale May Hill St (Barrett Steel) Prix du Moulin de Longchamp Grosse Europa-Meile Junioren-Preis Solonaway (Moyglare Stud) Flame of Tara EBF St Nickes Minneslopning Fortune St Chenes Kolner Stutenpreis Criterium de Lyon Coronation Fillies’ Mile (Shadwell) Joel St (Nayef) Royal Lodge St (Juddmonte) Rosemary (Mawatheeq) Sun Chariot St (Kingdom of Bahrain) Beresford St (Juddmonte) Premio Vittorio di Capua Premio Sergio Cumani Prix Daniel Wildenstein (Qatar) Frizette St Foxwoods Champagne Prix Marcel Boussac (Total) Thomas Bryon Ranelagh Autumn St Winterfavoriten Weidenpescher Stutenpreis Preis des Winterfavoriten Silken Glider (Staffordstown) St Gran Criterium Queen Elizabeth II St (Quipco) Navigation St Winterkonigon Garnet EBF St Premio Dormello Del Piazzale Silver Tankard St (totepool) Reservoirs (Haras d’Etreham) Sablonnets Trophy (Racing Post) Fleur de Lys St (EBF) Criterium International Perth Cooley EBF St Ben Marshall St (Novae Bloodstock) Montrose St (EBF) Premio Ribot Isola-Bella Criterium du Languedoc Tantieme Isonomy Hyde St Cigar Mile H’cap Criterium Mediterraneo (ex Ippodromi e Citta)

FR FR

Craon Craon

Criterium de l’Ouest Point du Jour

USA

Santa Anita

Santa Anita Oaks

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

Race Date 26-Jul-13 28-Jul-13 28-Jul-13 28-Jul-13 31-Jul-13 02-Aug-13 06-Aug-13 06-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 15-Aug-13 15-Aug-13 15-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 20-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 29-Aug-13 30-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 04-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 10-Sep-13 13-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 22-Sep-13 26-Sep-13 27-Sep-13 27-Sep-13 27-Sep-13 27-Sep-13 27-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 06-Oct-13 10-Oct-13 10-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 13-Oct-13 13-Oct-13 13-Oct-13 13-Oct-13 13-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 20-Oct-13 20-Oct-13 20-Oct-13 20-Oct-13 21-Oct-13 23-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 31-Oct-13 01-Nov-13 01-Nov-13 01-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 03-Nov-13 04-Nov-13 11-Nov-13 19-Nov-13 19-Nov-13 20-Nov-13 30-Nov-13 08-Dec-13

Value £37,500 € 300,000 £40,000 € 20,000 £300,000 £60,000 € 55,000 € 40,000 £47,000 € 600,000 € 100,000 € 80,000 £62,500 € 57,500 € 30,000 € 122,000 £100,000 € 80,000 € 40,000 € 70,000 £27,500 £60,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 £60,000 £25,500 € 190,000 € 60,000 € 20,000 € 41,800 € 459,000 € 80,000 £70,000 € 450,000 € 55,000 € 20,000 € 57,500 € 50,000 SEK 400,000 £37,000 € 80,000 € 20,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 £170,000 £100,000 £100,000 £37,000 £160,000 € 95,000 € 209,000 € 61,600 € 200,000 $400,000 $400,000 € 300,000 € 80,000 € 52,000 £40,000 € 155,000 € 20,000 € 155,000 € 42,500 € 209,000 £1,000,000 € 40,000 € 105,000 € 50,000 € 88,000 € 61,600 £40,000 € 80,000 € 55,000 £200,000 £37,000 € 250,000 € 80,000 € 50,000 £37,000 £30,000 € 104,500 € 52,000 € 55,000 € 52,000 € 55,000 £40,000 $400,000 € 41,800

8f (1600m)

Age 3+ F&M 3+ F 3+ 3+F 3+ 3 3 C&G 3+ 3+ 3+ CF 3+ 3F 3+ C&G 3+ 3+ F&M 2 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 2 3+ F&M 3F 3 3+ 2 3+ F 2 3+F 3+ F&M 3+ C&F 2F 2F 3 + CF 3+ 2 3+ 2F 3+ 3+ 2 CG 3+ F 2 3F 2F 3+ 2 C&G 3+ 3+ F 2 3+ 3+ F 3+ 2F 2 2F 2 3+ 2 2 3+ F 2 2F 2 C&F 3+ 3+ 2F 3+ F&M 2F 3+ 2 2F 2 2 C&F 3+ F&M 2 CF 3+ 3+ F&M 3+ 2F 3+ 3+ F 2 3+ 2 3+ 3+ 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 T T T T T T T T T T T T T D T T T T T T T T T T T T T T D D T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T AWT T T AWT T T T T T T T AWT D T

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1650 1650

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09-Sep-13 23-Sep-13

€ 55,000 € 52,000

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$300,000

Closing 20-Jul-13 10-Jul-13 22-Jul-13 18-Jun-13 28-May-13 27-Jul-13 29-Jul-13 01-Aug-13 24-Jul-13 02-Aug-13 24-Jul-13 09-Aug-13 10-Jul-13 25-Jun-13 12-Aug-13 09-Jul-13 07-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 09-Jul-13 24-Aug-13 26-Aug-13

02-Sep-13 03-Jul-13 02-Sep-13 27-Aug-13 31-Jul-13 28-Aug-13 07-Sep-13 28-Aug-13 23-Jul-13 03-Sep-13 07-Aug-13 10-Sep-13 19-Aug-13 12-Sep-13 04-Sep-13 10-Sep-13

23-Jul-13 03-Sep-13 23-Jul-13 21-Sep-13 23-Jul-13 21-Aug-13 29-Aug-13 29-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 28-Aug-13 25-Oct-13 07-Oct-13 05-Feb-13 01-Oct-13 CLOSED 08-Oct-13 12-Sep-13 06-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 CLOSED 15-Oct-13 19-Sep-13 15-Oct-13 09-Oct-13 13-Aug-13 25-Oct-13 16-Oct-13 16-Oct-13 28-Oct-13 28-Oct-13 28-Oct-13 03-Oct-13

14-Nov-13 16-Nov-13

8.25f (1650m)

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore Gr 1

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 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

8.25 8.25

8.5f (1700m) 8.5

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Track Keeneland Keeneland Krefeld Bratislava Bratislava Belmont Park Epsom Downs Epsom Downs Belmont Park Krefeld Dusseldorf Krefeld

Race Name & (Sponsor) Central Bank Ashland St Jenny Wiley St Dr. Busch-Memorial Slovak 1000 Guineas Slovak 2000 Guineas Ogden Phipps H’cap Diomed St (Investec) Princess Elizabeth St (Investec) Mother Goose St Meilen Trophy Landeshauptstadt Dusseldorf Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen

SWE

Jagersro

Pramms Memorial

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

Race Date 06-Apr-13 13-Apr-13 21-Apr-13 12-May-13 19-May-13 27-May-13 31-May-13 31-May-13 22-Jun-13 14-Jul-13 06-Oct-13 03-Nov-13

Value $500,000 $300,000 € 55,000 € 21,000 € 21,000 $400,000 £60,000 £60,000 $300,000 € 70,000 € 55,000 € 55,000

Age 3F 4+ FM 3

8.5f (1700m)

3+ F&M 3+ 3+ F 3F 3+ 3+ 2

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

4+

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Metres 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700

Visit www.europe.trainermagazine.com Gp 3

07-May-13

SEK 1,200,000

Furlongs 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5

Closing 27-Mar-13 27-Mar-13 26-Feb-13

11-May-13 25-May-13 25-May-13 08-Jun-13 21-May-13 13-Aug-13 13-Aug-13

8.6f (1730m) 1730

8.6

08-Apr-13

IKC FONDER PRAMMS MEMORIAL (GR3) (Malmo) 1,000,000 SEK May 7th, 2013 1600 meters DIRT – CLOSING DATE April 8th – 3yo+ For further information, please contact Richard Penney: Richard@irbracing.com +44 (0)1638 668881 Or Nicholas Cordrey: nicholas.cordrey@galoppsport.se +46 76 785 9455 SWE

Jagersro

Margareta Wettermarks Minneslopning

L

11-Aug-13

SEK 400,000

3+ F&M

D

1730

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore GER

Dortmund

Grosser Preis der Wirtschaft

Gp 3

23-Jun-13

€ 55,000

3+

T

1750

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York

Strensall St (Sky Bet Mobile)

Gp 3

23-Aug-13

£75,000

Meydan Curragh Meydan Gulfstream Park Maisons-Laffitte Santa Anita Aqueduct Longchamp Keeneland Oaklawn Park Newmarket Newmarket Fontainebleau Klampenborg Gowran Park Rome Churchill Downs Churchill Downs Newmarket Chantilly Ovrevoll

Jebel Hatta Park Express (Lodge park stud European Breeders Fund) Dubai Duty Free Florida Derby Jacques Laffitte Santa Anita Derby Wood Memorial St Finlande Toyota Blue Grass St Arkansas Derby Feilden (Blue Square) Earl of Sefton St (Weatherbys) Suresnes Dansk Jockey Club Cup Victor McCalmont Memorial EBF St Signorino Kentucky Oaks Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Dahlia St (Qatar Bloodstock) Guiche Semb Hovedgard Hoppelop

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

09-Mar-13 24-Mar-13 30-Mar-13 30-Mar-13 04-Apr-13 06-Apr-13 06-Apr-13 07-Apr-13 13-Apr-13 13-Apr-13 17-Apr-13 18-Apr-13 26-Apr-13 27-Apr-13 28-Apr-13 28-Apr-13 03-May-13 04-May-13 05-May-13 14-May-13 17-May-13

$300,000 € 65,000 $5,000,000 $1,000,000 € 52,000 $7,500,000 $1,000,000 € 55,000 $750,000 $1,000,000 £37,000 £60,000 € 55,000 DKK 180,000 € 50,000 € 41,800 $1,000,000 $500,000 £60,000 € 80,000 NOK 250,000

08-Jul-13

3+

8.75

30-Apr-13

8.95f (1790m) T

1790

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8.6

8.75f (1750m)

8.95

17-Aug-13

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

T T T D T D D T AWT D T T T T T T D T T T T

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

04-Mar-13 19-Mar-13 25-Mar-13 12-Jan-13 27-Mar-13 22-Dec-12 23-Mar-13 29-Mar-13 27-Mar-13 11-Apr-13 12-Apr-13 18-Apr-13 18-Mar-13 23-Apr-13 23-Feb-13 10-Apr-13 29-Apr-13 24-Apr-13 18-Mar-13

Friday May 17th – to close on March 18th

SEMB HOVEDGÅRD HOPPELØP (L) 1800 m / 9 f turf – 250.000 NOK 125.000 NOK to the winner. For 3-year-olds and upwards fillies and mares HUNGARY GB GB USA DEN FR ITY FR USA GER IRE IRE USA USA USA FR GB IRE NOR

Kincsem Park Goodwood Goodwood Churchill Downs Klampenborg Chantilly Milan Compiegne Saratoga Berlin-Hoppergarten Curragh Leopardstown Saratoga Monmouth Park Saratoga Clairefontaine Salisbury Gowran Park Ovrevoll

Millenniumi díj Height of Fashion St Festival St (Itwp) Stephen Foster H’cap Dansk Pokallob Chloe Del Giubileo Prix Darphnis TVG Coaching Club American Oaks Internationales Superhandicap Kilboy Estate Meld St Diana St Haskell Invitational (INV) Whitney H’cap Luth Enchantee Upavon St (EBF) Hurry Harriet EBF St Marit Sveaas Minnelop

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

20-May-13 23-May-13 25-May-13 15-Jun-13 30-Jun-13 30-Jun-13 30-Jun-13 01-Jul-13 20-Jul-13 21-Jul-13 21-Jul-13 25-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 28-Jul-13 03-Aug-13 12-Aug-13 14-Aug-13 14-Aug-13 25-Aug-13

7.4 million HUF £40,000 £40,000 $500,000 DKK 250,000 € 80,000 € 61,600 € 80,000 $300,000 € 80,000 € 100,000 € 60,000 $600,000 $1,000,000 $750,000 € 48,000 £42,500 € 50,000 NOK 1,300,000

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

T T T D T T T T D T T T T D D T T T T

www.ovrevoll.no 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 8 9 9 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

17-May-13 20-May-13 01-Jun-13 12-Mar-13 12-Jun-13 30-May-13 12-Jun-13 06-Jul-13 07-May-13 12-Jun-13 19-Jul-13 13-Jul-13 20-Jul-13 05-Aug-13 08-Aug-13 08-Aug-13 24-Jun-13

Sunday August 25th – to close on June 24th

MARIT SVEAAS MINNELOP (GR3) 1800 m / 9 f turf – 1.300.000 NOK 800.000 NOK to the winner – For 3-year-olds and upwards USA

Saratoga

Personal Ensign Inv St

Gr 1

25-Aug-13

$600,000

3+ FM

www.ovrevoll.no D

1800

9

10-Aug-13

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STAKES SCHEDULES Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore Country USA GER IRE USA FR GB USA ITY USA FR GB FR FR GER ITY ITY IRE FR

Track Saratoga Baden-Baden Curragh Belmont Park Longchamp Goodwood Belmont Park Milan Belmont Park Maisons-Laffitte Newmarket Longchamp Longchamp Baden-Baden Rome Milan Leopardstown Marseille Borely

Race Name & (Sponsor) The Woodward Berenberg Bank Cup Dance Design St Garden City St Automne - FEE Foundation St Beldame Invitational M.Se Ippolito Fassati Jamaica H’cap Le Fabuleux Darley St Conde Casimir Delamarre Defi du Galop Premio Guido Berardelli Campobello Eyrefield St Delahante

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

FR FR

Longchamp Longchamp

Vanteaux Prix d’Ispahan

IRE

Gowran Park

Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies St

Race Date 31-Aug-13 01-Sep-13 01-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 25-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 05-Oct-13 08-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 20-Oct-13 20-Oct-13 20-Oct-13 01-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 03-Nov-13 10-Nov-13

Value $750,000 € 20,000 € 67,500 $300,000 € 128,000 £40,000 $400,000 € 41,800 $400,000 € 55,000 £55,000 € 80,000 € 55,000 € 20,000 € 88,000 € 41,800 € 37,500 € 55,000

9f (1800m) Age 3+ 3+F 3+ F 3F 3+ F 3+ 3+ F&M 3 3 3 3+ 2 3F 3+ 2 2 2 2

Surface D T T T T T D T T T T T T T T T T T

Metres 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800

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28-Apr-13 26-May-13

€ 80,000 € 250,000

22-Sep-13

€ 70,000

T T

1850 1850

3+ F

T

1890

Meydan Meydan Bordeaux Hannover Arlington Park Bordeaux Deauville Deauville Taby Galopp

Al Bastakiya UAE Derby Grand Prix de Bordeaux Grosser Preis der VGH-Versicherungen Beverly D. St Grand Criterium de Bordeaux Lyphard Petite Etoile IKC Fonder Stockholm Stora pris

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

09-Mar-13 30-Mar-13 25-May-13 16-Jun-13 17-Aug-13 09-Oct-13 03-Dec-13 03-Dec-13 11-Jun-13

$250,000 $2,000,000 € 60,000 € 20,000 $750,000 € 55,000 € 52,000 € 55,000 SEK 1000000

19-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 07-Oct-13 02-Oct-13 08-Oct-13 03-Oct-13 29-Oct-13

9.25 9.25

10-Apr-13 01-May-13

9.4f (1890m)

Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore UAE UAE FR GER USA FR FR FR SWE

Closing 17-Aug-13 09-Jul-13 24-Jul-13 31-Aug-13

9.25f (1850m)

3F 4+

Visit www.europe.trainermagazine.com Gp 3

Furlongs 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

9.4

14-Aug-13

9.5f (1900m) NH 3yo SH 3yo NH 3 SH 3 4+ 4+F 3+ FM 2 3+ 3F 4+

AWT AWT T T T T AWT AWT T

1900 1900 1900 1900 1900 1900 1900 1900 1950

9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5

04-Mar-13 25-Mar-13 17-May-13 04-Jun-14 20-Apr-13

13-May-13

IKC FONDER STOCKHOLMS STORA PRIS (GR3) 1,000,000 SEK June 11th, 2013 1950 meters TURF – CLOSING DATE May 13th – 4yo+ For further information, please contact Richard Penney: Richard@irbracing.com +44 (0)1638 668881 Or Nicholas Cordrey: nicholas.cordrey@galoppsport.se +46 76 785 9455 SWE FR SWE

Taby Galopp Longchamp Taby Galopp

Lanwades Stud St Prix Dollar (Qatar) Stockholm Fillies And Mares St

L Gp 2 L

GB

Goodwood

Nassau

UAE FR FR FR GB GB UAE FR FR IRE IRE IRE ITY ITY FR GER FR FR GB USA GB ITY IRE GER IRE ITY FR GB IRE GB GB GB GB FR GER IRE GB ITY FR FR GER USA GER IRE

Meydan Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Lingfield Park Kempton Park Meydan Longchamp Longchamp Curragh Leopardstown Navan Milan Milan Toulouse Frankfurt Chantilly Saint-Cloud Newmarket Churchill Downs Newmarket Milan Curragh Baden-Baden Leopardstown Rome Marseille Borely York Naas York York Newbury Newmarket Longchamp Munich Curragh Sandown Park Milan Maisons-Laffitte Maisons-Laffitte Dresden Belmont Park Hoppegarten Curragh

Al Maktoum Challenge Rd 3 Prix Exbury Maurice Caillault Rose de Mai Blue Square Winter Derby Magnolia St Dubai World Cup Prix Harcourt Prix La Force Alleged St Ballysax St (P W McGrath Memorial) Salsabil EBF St Premio Ambrosiano Emanuele Filiberto Le Vase d’Argent Fruhjahrs-Preis des Bankhaus Metzler Allez France Prix de Greffulhe Newmarket St Kentucky Derby Pretty Polly St (Tweenhills) Baggio Mooresbridge St (High Chaparral EBF) Iffezheimer Diana-Trial Derby Trial (Derrinstown Stud) Premio Presidente della Repubblica Georges Trabaud Musidora St (Tattersalls) Blue Wind St (Irish Stallion Farms EBF) Dante St (totepool) Middleton St (totepool) Fillies’ Trial (Swettenham Stud) Fairway St (Novae Bloodstock Insurance) Prix Saint-Alary (Pour Moi Coolmore) Bavarian Classic Gallinule St (Airlie Stud) Brigadier Gerard St (Betfair) Merano Matchem Melisande Bwin Sachsen Preis Woodford Reserve Manhattan H’cap Diana Trial Silver St

15-Sep-13 05-Oct-13 13-Oct-13

SEK 400,000 € 200,000 SEK 400,000

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

T T T

1950 1950 1950

3+ F

T

1970

NH 4yo+ SH 3yo+ 4+ 3 C&G 3F 4+ 4+ NH 4yo+ SH 3yo+ 4+ 3 4+ 3 3+ F&M 4+ 3 C&G 4+ 3 4+ F 3 CF 3 C&G 3 3F 3F 4+ 3F 3 4+ 3 3F 3+ F 3 4+ F 3F 3 3F 3 3 4+ 3 3 C&G 3F 4+ 3+ 3F 3+

AWT T T T AWT AWT AWT T T T T T 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

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

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03-Aug-13

£200,000

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09-Mar-13 16-Mar-13 16-Mar-13 16-Mar-13 16-Mar-13 30-Mar-13 30-Mar-13 07-Apr-13 07-Apr-13 07-Apr-13 14-Apr-13 21-Apr-13 21-Apr-13 21-Apr-13 26-Apr-13 28-Apr-13 29-Apr-13 04-May-13 04-May-13 04-May-13 05-May-13 05-May-13 06-May-13 11-May-13 12-May-13 12-May-13 14-May-13 15-May-13 15-May-13 16-May-13 16-May-13 17-May-13 18-May-13 26-May-13 26-May-13 26-May-13 30-May-13 02-Jun-13 05-Jun-13 05-Jun-13 08-Jun-13 08-Jun-13 09-Jun-13 09-Jun-13

$400,000 € 80,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 £100,000 £37,000 $10,000,000 € 130,000 € 80,000 € 40,000 € 47,500 € 50,000 € 61,600 € 41,800 € 52,000 € 55,000 € 80,000 € 130,000 £40,000 $2,000,000 £40,000 € 41,800 € 72,500 € 20,000 € 95,000 € 297,000 € 55,000 £75,000 € 77,500 £150,000 £100,000 £37,000 £37,000 € 250,000 € 55,000 € 52,500 £60,000 € 41,800 € 55,000 € 55,000 € 20,000 $500,000 € 70,000 € 40,000

19-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 16-Sep-13

9.85f (1970m)

Visit www.europe.trainermagazine.com Gr 1 Gp 3 L L Gp 3 L Gr 1 Gp 2 Gp 3 L Gp 3 L Gp 3 L L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 2 L Gr 1 L L Gp 3 L Gp 2 Gp 1 L Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 2 Gp 2 L L Gp 1 Gp 3 Gp 3 Gp 3 L L L L Gr 1 Gp 2 L

9.5 9.5 9.5

9.85

09-Jul-13

10f (2000m) 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

04-Feb-13 27-Feb-13 08-Mar-13 08-Mar-13 21-Feb-12 25-Mar-13 18-Jan-13 20-Mar-13 20-Mar-13 02-Apr-13 09-Apr-13 16-Apr-13 21-Apr-13 18-Apr-13 26-Feb-13 10-Apr-13 10-Apr-13 29-Apr-13 23-Mar-13 29-Apr-13 03-Apr-13 30-Apr-13 03-Apr-13 11-Apr-13 06-May-13 09-May-13 10-Apr-13 02-Apr-13 02-Apr-13 11-May-13 13-May-13 20-Feb-13 05-Mar-13 21-May-13 24-May-13 28-May-13 28-May-13 28-May-13 25-May-13 16-Apr-13 04-Jun-13


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STAKES SCHEDULES Now available for iPhone/iPad via Appstore Country FR GB GB GB GB GB ITY FR FR IRE GB IRE IRE GB GER GER FR FR GB FR FR FR GB FR GER FR IRE FR FR USA USA USA USA FR GER FR GER USA FR FR FR IRE IRE IRE GB FR FR GB USA USA ITY FR GER GER FR FR GER ITY SWE IRE GB IRE ITY ITY GB ITY FR FR GB FR GER ITY GB GB

Track Longchamp Newbury Warwick Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Milan Chantilly Compiegne Naas Newcastle Curragh Curragh Sandown Park Hamburg Munich Vichy Vichy Newbury Maisons-Laffitte Maisons-Laffitte Compiegne York Deauville Munich Deauville Curragh Le Lion d’Angers Deauville Saratoga Arlington Park Arlington Park Arlington Park Deauville Hannover Deauville Baden-Baden Saratoga Longchamp Marseille Borely Toulouse Leopardstown Leopardstown Curragh Yarmouth Maisons-Laffitte Longchamp Ayr Belmont Park Belmont Park Rome Chantilly Hoppegarten Hoppegarten Longchamp Saint-Cloud Munich Milan Taby Galopp Dundalk Ascot Leopardstown Rome Rome Newmarket Rome Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Doncaster Marseille Borely Frankfurt Rome Lingfield Park Lingfield Park

Race Name & (Sponsor) La Coupe Ballymacoll Stud St (Lord Weinstock Memorial) Warwickshire Oaks (Voute Sales) Prince of Wales’s St (150th Anniversary) Tercentenary Wolferton H’cap Premio Mario Incisa Ridgway Grand Prix de Compiegne Naas Oaks Trial (EBF) Hoppings St (EBF) International St Pretty Polly St (Stobart Ireland) Gala St (Ambant) Hamburg Trophy Barvaria-Preis Vichy - Auvergne Madame Jean Couturie Steventon St (Shadwell Beech House Stud) Prix Eugene Adam La Pepiniere Pelleas Lyric St (EBF) Psyche Grosser-Dallmayr Preis Gontaut-Biron (Hong Kong Jockey Club) Royal Whip St (Keeneland) Grand Prix du Lion d’Angers Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (Haras du Logis Saint Germain Alabama Arlington Million XXXI Armerican St Leger St Secretariat Stakes Prix Jean Romanet (Darley) Grosse Audi Preis Nonette (Shadwell) Sparkassen- Finanzgruppe Travers Boulogne Coupe de Marseille Occitanie Irish Champion St (Red Mills) Kilternan St Blandford St (Moyglare Stud) John Musker (EBF) La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte Prince d’Orange Doonside Cup (williamhill.com) Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational St Flower Bowl Invitational St Archidamia Charles Laffitte 21st Westminster Deutschen Einheit Deutschen Einheit Prix de l’Opera (Longines) Dahlia Nereide-Rennen Premio Verziere (Memorial A. Cirla) Songline Classic Carlingford St Champion (Quipco) Trigo St Premio Lydia Tesio Conte Felice Scheibler James Seymour Premier Roma Criterium de Saint-Cloud Solitude Gillies St (EBF) Grand Prix de Marseille Hessen-Pokal G, Valiani (ex Buontalenta) Churchill St Quebec St

GB GB GB GB

Sandown Park Sandown Park Sandown Park Windsor

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

GB GB GB GB GB

Chester Chester York Haydock Park York

Huxley St (Betfair) Dee St (Addleshaw Goddard) York St (Sky Bet) Rose of Lancaster St (Betfred) International St (Juddmonte)

FR GER ITY FR FR FR FR ITY FR FR

Saint Cloud Cologne Rome Saint-Cloud Longchamp Toulouse Longchamp Rome Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud

François Mathet Grand Prix Aufgalopp Circo Massimo Penelope Prix Noailles Caravelle (Haras des Granges) Prix Ganay Botticelli Cleopatre Prix Corrida

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

Race Date 10-Jun-13 13-Jun-13 17-Jun-13 19-Jun-13 20-Jun-13 21-Jun-13 23-Jun-13 24-Jun-13 25-Jun-13 26-Jun-13 28-Jun-13 28-Jun-13 30-Jun-13 05-Jul-13 05-Jul-13 14-Jul-13 17-Jul-13 18-Jul-13 20-Jul-13 21-Jul-13 21-Jul-13 22-Jul-13 26-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 28-Jul-13 10-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 12-Aug-13 15-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 20-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 01-Sep-13 06-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 20-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 02-Oct-13 03-Oct-13 03-Oct-13 06-Oct-13 10-Oct-13 13-Oct-13 13-Oct-13 13-Oct-13 18-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 02-Nov-13 03-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 10-Nov-13 10-Nov-13 10-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 21-Dec-13

Value € 80,000 £37,000 £37,000 £500,000 £70,000 £55,000 € 61,600 € 55,000 € 60,000 € 50,000 £37,000 € 57,500 € 200,000 £37,000 € 55,000 € 20,000 € 80,000 € 55,000 £37,000 € 130,000 € 52,000 € 55,000 £40,000 € 80,000 € 155,000 € 80,000 € 95,000 € 55,000 € 400,000 $600,000 $1,000,000 $400,000 $500,000 € 250,000 € 55,000 € 130,000 € 55,000 $1,000,000 € 52,000 € 55,000 € 55,000 € 750,000 € 57,500 € 100,000 £40,000 € 80,000 € 80,000 £50,000 $1,000,000 $600,000 € 41,800 € 55,000 € 85,000 € 85,000 € 400,000 € 48,000 € 20,000 € 61,600 SEK 400,000 € 40,000 £1,300,000 € 40,000 € 209,000 € 41,800 £37,000 € 209,000 € 250,000 € 55,000 £37,000 € 60,000 € 55,000 € 41,800 £37,000 £37,000

10f (2000m) Age 4+ 3F 4+ F 4+ 3 4+ 3F 3 C&G 4+ 3 3+ F&M 3+ 3+ F 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3F 3+ 3 4+ F&M 3 C&G 3+ F&M 3F 3+ 4+ 3+ 3 3 3F 3+ 3+ 3yo 4+ F 3 3F 4+ 3 4+ 3 3F 3+ 3+ 3+ F 3+ F&M 3+ 3 3+ 3+ 3+ F&M 3+ F 3F 3+ 3+ 3+ F 4+ F 3+ F 3+ F 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ F 3 3+ 3+ 2 CF 3F 3+ F&M 3+ 3+ 3+ F 3+ 3+

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 D T T T T T T T D T T T T T T T T T T D T T T T T T T T T D AWT T T T T T T T T T T T T AWT AWT

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

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

26-Apr-13 27-Apr-13 06-Jul-13 24-Aug-13

£60,000 £60,000 £425,000 £60,000

09-May-13 10-May-13 27-Jul-13 10-Aug-13 21-Aug-13

£60,000 £60,000 £100,000 £60,000 £750,000

T T T T

2010 2010 2010 2010

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

T T T T T

2080 2080 2080 2080 2080

31-Mar-13 01-Apr-13 07-Apr-13 16-Apr-13 22-Apr-13 26-Apr-13 28-Apr-13 28-Apr-13 15-May-13 24-May-13

€ 55,000 € 20,000 € 41,800 € 80,000 € 130,000 € 55,000 € 300,000 € 41,800 € 80,000 € 130,000

20-Jun-13 22-Jun-13 22-May-13 24-Apr-13 29-Jun-13 14-May-13 02-Jul-13 03-Jul-13 10-Jul-13 15-Jul-13 03-Jul-13 12-Jul-13 15-Jul-13 20-Jul-13 10-Jul-13 07-May-13 02-Aug-13 03-Jul-13 05-Aug-13 24-Jul-13 03-Aug-13 20-Apr-13 20-Apr-13 13-Apr-13 31-Jul-13 26-Jun-13 31-Jul-13 09-Jul-13 10-Aug-13

22-May-13 31-Jul-13 07-Aug-13 12-Sep-13 04-Sep-13 04-Sep-13 16-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13

06-Aug-13 06-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 03-Sep-13 12-Sep-13 16-Sep-13 14-Oct-13 06-Oct-13 21-Oct-13 26-Sep-13 28-Oct-13 03-Oct-13 24-Oct-13 04-Nov-13 06-Nov-13 11-Nov-13 16-Dec-13

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

T T T T T T T T T T

2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100

10.05 10.05 10.05 10.05

20-Apr-13 22-Apr-13 30-Apr-13 19-Aug-13

10.4f (2080m)

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

Closing 22-May-13 07-Jun-13 11-Jun-13 23-Apr-13 15-Jun-12 15-Jun-13 23-May-13 17-Jun-13

10.05f (2100m)

3 4+ 3+ 3+

Visit www.europe.trainermagazine.com Gp 3 Gp 3 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 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

10.4 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.4

03-May-13 04-May-13 22-Jul-13 05-Aug-13 25-Jun-13

10.5f (2100m) 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5

22-Mar-13 19-Mar-13 27-Mar-13 03-Apr-13 18-Apr-13 10-Apr-13 24-Apr-13 01-May-13

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Track Curragh Chantilly Chantilly Dusseldorf Dusseldorf Longchamp Strasbourg Dundalk Saint-Cloud Le Croise-Laroche Toulouse

Race Name & (Sponsor) Gold Cup (Tattersalls) Prix du Jockey Club Prix de Diane (Longines) BMW-Preis Henkel-Trophy Liancourt Grand Prix de la Region d’Alsace Diamond St Flore Grand Prix du Nord Fille de l’Air

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

Race Date 26-May-13 02-Jun-13 16-Jun-13 22-Jun-13 04-Aug-13 01-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 04-Oct-13 29-Oct-13 02-Nov-13 11-Nov-13

Value € 210,000 € 1,500,000 € 1,000,000 € 20,000 € 20,000 € 55,000 € 52,000 € 57,500 € 80,000 € 55,000 € 80,000

Age 4+ 3 CF 3F 3F 3+ 3F 3+ 3+ 3+ F 3 3+ F

10.5f (2100m) Surface T T T T T T T AWT T T T

Metres 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100 2100

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Pisa Berlin-Hoppergarten Chester Baden-Baden Baden-Baden Longchamp Longchamp Baden-Baden Rome Hannover Goodwood Milan Leopardstown Cologne Bremen Milan Hamburg Hamburg Monmouth Park Belmont Park Hamilton Park Dusseldorf Merano Hannover Windsor Baden-Baden Baden-Baden Newbury Milan Hannover Rome Newmarket Hannover Dresden

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22-Dec-13

€ 41,800

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Lingfield Park Lingfield Park Le Lion d’Angers Siracusa

Oaks Trial Derby Trial (Betfred) Urban Sea Francesco Faraci

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Haydock Park Haydock Park

Pinnacle St (New Approach Grosvenor Casinos) Lancashire Oaks (bet365)

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Meydan Meydan Saint-Cloud Longchamp Newbury Newmarket Goodwood Limerick Longchamp Lyon-Parilly Lyon-Parilly Ascot Hamilton Park Rome Bordeaux Goodwood Longchamp Cologne Chantilly Chantilly Belmont Park Milan Toulouse Lyon-Parilly Chantilly Cork Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Royal Ascot Praha Saint-Cloud Saint-Cloud Pontefract Milan Newmarket

Dubai City of Gold Dubai Sheema Classic La Porte de Madrid Lord Seymour John Porter (Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise) Jockey Club St (Quipco) Daisy Warwick EBF (Betfred) Martin Molony St Hedouville Coupe des Trois Ans Bedel Buckhounds St (John Doyle) Braveheart H’cap (william hill) Premio Carlo d’Alessio Derby du Midi Tapster (Southern Daily Echo) L’Avre Gerling-Preis Grand Prix de Chantilly Royaumont Belmont St Gran Premio Milano Derby du Languedoc Grand Prix de Lyon Prix du Lys longines Noblesse St (Kerry Group) Ribblesdale St King Edward VII Hardwicke St ?eské derby Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud Abu Dhabi Malleret Pontefract Castle St (totepool) Gran Premio d’Italia Fred Archer St

11-May-13 11-May-13 04-Jun-13 01-Dec-13

£40,000 £60,000 € 48,000 € 41,800

07-Jun-13 06-Jul-13

£60,000 £90,000

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2300 2300 2300 2300

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2380 2380

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09-Mar-13 30-Mar-13 31-Mar-13 18-Apr-13 20-Apr-13 04-May-13 04-May-13 05-May-13 08-May-13 09-May-13 10-May-13 11-May-13 17-May-13 19-May-13 25-May-13 25-May-13 26-May-13 30-May-13 02-Jun-13 02-Jun-13 08-Jun-13 09-Jun-13 14-Jun-13 15-Jun-13 16-Jun-13 16-Jun-13 20-Jun-13 21-Jun-13 22-Jun-13 23-Jun-13 23-Jun-13 23-Jun-13 23-Jun-13 23-Jun-13 29-Jun-13

$250,000 $5,000,000 € 52,000 € 52,000 £60,000 £100,000 £40,000 € 40,000 € 80,000 € 55,000 € 52,000 £37,000 £40,000 € 88,000 € 55,000 £40,000 € 55,000 € 70,000 € 130,000 € 80,000 $1,000,000 € 209,000 € 55,000 € 60,000 € 80,000 € 82,500 £125,000 £150,000 £200,000 2 500 000 K?, € 400,000 € 150,000 £40,000 € 55,000 £37,000

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19-Mar-13 02-May-13 30-Apr-13 08-May-12 24-Apr-13 03-May-13 26-Mar-13 31-Mar-13 07-May-13 18-May-13 31-Mar-13 03-Jun-13 26-Mar-12 11-Jun-13 14-May-13 25-Jun-13 22-Jun-13 29-Jun-13 13-Jul-13 CLOSED 06-Aug-13 19-Aug-13 09-Jul-13 09-Jul-13 16-Sep-13 22-Aug-13 06-Aug-13 30-Sep-13 15-Oct-13 12-Nov-13

11.25

NH 4yo+ SH 4yo+ NH 4yo+ SH 4yo+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 3 4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 3 4+ 3 4+ 4+ 3F 3 3+ 3 4+ 3 CG 3+ F 3F 3 C&G 4+

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11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5

06-May-13 06-May-13 27-May-13

11.9f (2380m)

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23-Oct-13

11.5f (2300m)

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28-Aug-13 09-Oct-13

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Closing 20-Mar-13 20-Feb-13 20-Feb-13 11-Jun-13 23-Jul-13

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Furlongs 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5

11.9 11.9

03-Jun-13 01-Jul-13

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4+ 3F 4+ 3 4+

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

25-Mar-13 25-Mar-13 22-Mar-13 10-Apr-13 15-Apr-13 16-Apr-13 29-Apr-13 30-Apr-13 17-Apr-13 02-May-13 02-May-13 06-May-13 11-May-13 18-Apr-13 17-May-13 20-May-13 17-May-13 02-Apr-13 15-May-13 15-May-13 26-Jan-13 09-May-13 06-Jun-13 07-Jun-13 22-May-13 08-May-13 30-Apr-13 30-Apr-13 30-Apr-13 05-Jun-13 05-Jun-13 17-Jun-13 24-Jun-13


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Track Curragh Hamburg Nantes Nagroda Ovrevoll

Race Name & (Sponsor) Irish Derby (Dubai Duty Free) IDEE Hansa Preis Derby de l’Ouest-Grand Prix de l’Asselco PREZYDENTA RZECZYPOSPOLITEJ POLSKIEJ Oslo Cup

Class Gp 1 Gp 2 L Gp 1 Gp 3

Race Date 29-Jun-13 30-Jun-13 01-Jul-13 01-Jul-13 06-Jul-13

Value € 1,250,000 € 70,000 € 55,000 148750 PLN NOK 1,000,000

12f (2400m)

Age 3 CF 3+ 3 3+

Surface T T T T T

Metres 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400

Furlongs 12 12 12 12 12

Closing CLOSED 07-May-13 24-Jun-13 13-May-13

Saturday July 6th – to close on May 13th (ex Walter Nilsens)

OSLO CUP (GR 3) 2400 m / 12 f turf – 800.000 NOK 400.000 NOK to the winner. For 3-year-olds and upwards GER HUNGARY IRE GB FR FR FR FR GB IRE GER SLOVAKIA GB GB GB GB DEN IRE IRE GER SWE USA GB GB GB FR

Hamburg Kincsem Park Roscommon Newmarket Longchamp Longchamp Vichy Vichy Newmarket Curragh Hoppegarten Bratislava Ascot Goodwood Goodwood Newbury Klampenborg Cork Leopardstown Munich Jagersro Saratoga York York York Clairefontaine

Sparda Deutsches Derby Magyar DERBY Lenebane Princess of Wales’s St (Sportingbet.com) Grand Prix de Paris (Juddmonte) Thiberville Louis Desdoubet Frederic de Lagrange Aphrodite St (Newsalls Park Stud) Irish Oaks (Darley) Grosser Preis Von Berlin Slovak Derby King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Betfair) Gordon St (Bet365) Glorious St (Coutts) Chalice St (EBF) Lanwades Scandinavian Open Championship Give Thanks St (Irish Stallion Farms EBF) Ballyroan St Grosser Pries Von Bayern Land Rover Swedish Derby Sword Dancer Invitational St Great Voltigeur St (Neptune investment management) Yorkshire Oaks (Darley) Galtres St (EBF) Grand Prix de Clairefontaine

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€ 500,000 14 million HUF € 40,000 £100,000 € 600,000 € 55,000 € 52,000 € 55,000 £40,000 € 400,000 € 175,000 € 60,000 £1,000,000 £75,000 £60,000 £37,000 DKK 500,000 € 77,500 € 57,500 € 155,000 SEK 1,870,000 $600,000 £150,000 £325,000 £50,000 € 55,000

www.ovrevoll.no 3 CF

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T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T D T T T T T

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

CLOSED 03-Jul-13 18-Jun-13 20-Feb-13 05-Jul-13 05-Jul-13 08-Jul-13 15-Jul-13 CLOSED 30-Apr-13 11-Jun-13 25-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 29-Jul-13 05-Aug-13 03-Jul-13 03-Jul-13 21-May-13 CLOSED 03-Aug-13 02-Jul-13 25-Jun-13 16-Aug-13 16-Aug-13

Sunday August 25th – to close on June 24th

ERIK O. STEENS MEMORIAL 2400 m / 12 f turf – 400.000 NOK 200.000 NOK to the winner. For 3-year-olds and upwards fillies and mares NOR

Ovrevoll

Scandic Norwegian Derby

L

25-Aug-13

NOK 1,200,000

3

T

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12

05-Mar-13

Sunday August 24th 2014 – closed March 4th 2013

2014 NORWEGIAN DERBY (L) 2400 m / 12 f turf – minimum 1.200.000 NOK Minimum 600.000 NOK to the winner. For 3-year-olds www.ovrevoll.no

Additional entries can be made June 3rd. 2013 or January 6th.2014, for an extra fee GER HUNGARY TKY FR IRE FR GB FR FR FR SWE FR IRE FR GER GB SWE GB USA GB FR FR IRE FR GER ITY FR GB ITY GB FR GB FR

Baden-Baden Kincsem Park Veliefendi Craon Galway Saint Cloud Chester Longchamp Longchamp Longchamp Taby Galopp Saint-Cloud Listowel Saint-Cloud Cologne Newmarket Jagersro Newmarket Belmont Park Ascot Longchamp Toulouse Curragh Longchamp Baden-Baden Milan Nantes Newbury Milan Kempton Park Lyon-Parilly Kempton Park Toulouse

Longines Grosser Preis von Baden Kincsem díj Bosphorus Cup Grand Prix de Craon Oyster St Tourelles Stand Cup (Star Sports) Prix Vermeille (Qatar) Prix du Niel (Qatar) Prix Foy (Qatar) Stockholm Cup International Joubert Listowel Turenne Preis von Europa Princess Royal Richard Hambro (EBF) Skanska Faltrittklubbens Jubileumslopning Godolphin Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational St Cumberland Lodge St (Grosvenor Casinos) Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Qatar) Panacee Finale St Conseil de Paris Baden-Wurttemberg-Trophy Gran Premio del Jockey Club e Coppa d’Oro Grand Prix de la Ville de Nantes St Simon St (Worthington’s Champion Shield) Falck G. Floodlit St Grand Camp Wild Flower St Max Sicard

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€ 250,000 7.4 million HUF € 306,000 € 52,000 € 50,000 € 52,000 £40,000 € 350,000 € 130,000 € 130,000 SEK 1,000,000 € 55,000 € 42,500 € 55,000 € 155,000 £37,000 SEK 400,000 £37,000 $600,000 £60,000 € 4,000,000 € 52,000 € 40,000 € 130,000 € 55,000 € 209,000 € 60,000 £60,000 € 41,800 £37,000 € 52,000 £37,000 € 60,000

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

T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T D T T T T T T T T T T T T AWT T AWT T

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

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Track Chester Epsom Downs Epsom Downs Epsom Downs

Race Name & (Sponsor) Chester Vase (MBNA) Oaks (Investec) Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup Derby (Investec)

FR FR FR FR FR FR FR

Deauville Deauville Deauville Deauville Longchamp Deauville Saint Cloud

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

GB GB GB GB

Newbury Newmarket Chester Lingfield Park

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

GB GB

Chester Newbury

Ormonde St (Boodles Diamond) Geoffrey Freer St

GB GB IRE GB IRE IRE FR GB IRE GB GB IRE GER GER SLOVAKIA IRE FR GB ITY ITY

Nottingham York Navan York Leopardstown Curragh Longchamp York Leopardstown Goodwood Goodwood Curragh Baden-Baden Dortmund Bratislava Curragh Saint-Cloud Ascot 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) Ballycullen St Preis der Casino Baden-Baden Deutsches St Leger Bratislava Oaks St Leger (Irish) Scaramouche Noel Murless (Keltbray) St Leger Italino Roma Vecchia

GB

Doncaster

St Leger (Ladbrokes)

Class Gp 3 Gp 1 Gp 1 Gp 1

Race Date 09-May-13 31-May-13 01-Jun-13 01-Jun-13

Value £60,000 £400,000 £350,000 £1,325,000

12.05f (2410m) Age 3 C&G 3F 4+ 3 C&F

Surface T T T T

Metres 2410 2410 2410 2410

3+ 3+ F 3F 3+ 3+ F 3 3+ F

T T T T T T T

2500 2500 2500 2500 2500 2500 2500

4+ 3 3+ 3+ F&M

T T T AWT

2600 2600 2600 2600

4+ 3+

T T

2660 2660

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

T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T

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

T

2920

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

04-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 05-Oct-13 23-Oct-13 14-Nov-13

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

18-May-13 11-Jul-13 31-Aug-13 31-Oct-13

£37,000 £60,000 £40,000 £37,000

10-May-13 17-Aug-13

£75,000 £60,000

10-Apr-13 17-May-13 19-May-13 25-May-13 07-Jun-13 30-Jun-13 13-Jul-13 13-Jul-13 18-Jul-13 01-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 04-Oct-13 04-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 10-Nov-13

£40,000 £140,000 € 40,000 £40,000 € 47,500 € 62,500 € 130,000 £40,000 € 40,000 £60,000 £40,000 € 40,000 € 20,000 € 55,000 € 21,000 € 220,000 € 52,000 £37,000 € 61,600 € 41,800

14-Sep-13

£600,000

3+ 3+ 3 3+ 3+

3 C&F

Milan Cologne Chantilly Maisons-Laffitte Deauville Deauville Longchamp Curragh Longchamp

Coppa d’Oro Silbernes Band des Rheinlandes La Moskowa Carrousel Michel Houyvet Prix du Kergorlay (Darley) Lutece Loughbrown St Prix Chaudenay (Qatar)

FR FR FR FR FR FR

Saint-Cloud Longchamp Longchamp Longchamp Longchamp Saint-Cloud

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

UAE GB GER GB GB GER GB GB

Meydan Ascot Hoppegarten Royal Ascot Sandown Park Hamburg Goodwood Newmarket

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

GB GB

Sandown Park York

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

GB

Doncaster

Doncaster Cup (Stobart)

GB FR

Royal Ascot Longchamp

Gold Cup Prix du Cadran (Qatar)

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

26-May-13 16-Jun-13 24-Jun-13 24-Jul-13 15-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 08-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 05-Oct-13

€ 41,800 € 20,000 € 52,000 € 52,000 € 55,000 € 130,000 € 80,000 € 40,000 € 200,000

09-Apr-13 28-Apr-13 26-May-13 15-Sep-13 28-Oct-13 14-Nov-13

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

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

T T T T T T T T T

3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000

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

T T T T T T

3100 3100 3100 3100 3100 3100

30-Mar-13 01-May-13 19-May-13 21-Jun-13 06-Jul-13 07-Jul-13 01-Aug-13 26-Sep-13

$1,000,000 £60,000 € 55,000 £60,000 £37,000 € 20,000 £100,000 £37,000

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

T T T T T T T T

3200 3200 3200 3200 3200 3200 3200 3200

30-May-13 23-Jul-13

£60,000 £150,000

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3280 3280

13-Sep-13

£100,000

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14.6

23-Jul-13

T T

4000 4000

15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

04-Jun-13 17-Jun-13 16-Jul-13 07-Aug-13 31-Jul-13 21-Aug-13 24-Sep-13 28-Aug-13

15.5 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.5

01-Apr-13 10-Apr-13 01-May-13 28-Aug-13 09-Oct-13

16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

25-Mar-13 25-Apr-13 09-Apr-13 16-Jun-12 01-Jul-13 25-Jun-13 26-Jul-13 20-Sep-13

16.4 16.4

24-May-13 19-Aug-13

18f (3600m)

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04-Apr-13 02-Apr-13 14-May-13 20-May-13 03-Jun-13 22-May-13 26-Jun-13 08-Jul-13 11-Jul-13 26-Jul-13 19-Aug-13 17-Jul-13 13-Aug-13 16-Jul-13

16.4f (3280m)

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16f (3200m)

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04-May-13 12-Aug-13

15.5f (3100m)

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13.5 13.5

15f (3000m)

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13-May-13 05-Jul-13 26-Aug-13 25-Oct-13

14.6f (2920m)

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13 13 13 13

14f (2800m)

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10-Jul-13 24-Jul-13 24-Jul-13 07-Aug-13 28-Aug-13

13.5f (2660m)

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12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5

13f (2600m)

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Closing 03-May-13 12-Mar-13 02-Apr-13 07-Dec-10

12.5f (2500m)

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Furlongs 12.05 12.05 12.05 12.05

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THE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE FOR THE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE THOROUGHBRED

DONALD McCAIN

The northern star of the National Hunt scene

STORE HORSES v AQPS

Who has the edge starting jumpers?

Publishing Ltd

COMPRESSION SUITS

A fad or do they have real benefits?

BREAKING THE SILENCE

How hearing can impact on performance

European Trainer - Spring 2013 - Issue 41  

Issue 41 of European Trainer - cover profile - Donald McCain