Sunday, May 02, 2010

THE GUINEAS MEETING AT NEWMARKET 2010 DRAWS TO A CLOSE

Channel4’s Racing Team brought us excellent live coverage on both Saturday and Sunday of this two day Guineas meeting from Newmarket. Unfortunately there was no Morning Line today to sift all the info for this afternoons racing, featuring the 1.000 Guineas for three year old fillies.


France took both the 2,000 Guineas with MAKFI yesterday, and the 1,000 Guineas with SPECIAL DUTY this afternoon. An incident in the final furlong of the 1,000 Guineas when the filly Jacqueline Quest partnered by Tom Queally drifting under pressure to the line, taking the French filly Special Duty partnered by Stephane Pasquier with her, two fillies fighting this race out to the line with an oh so close photo finish. Who had won? Waiting for the result of the photo finish? Waiting for the result of the Stewards Inquiry?


The French filly Special Duty partnered by Stephane Pasquier was given the race on the understanding that the filly Jacqueline Quest partnered by Tom Queally was found in breach by allowing Jacqueline Quest to veer over upon Special Duty and to carry/push Special Duty over with her to the off side of the track whilst both fillies were fighting out the race at speed to the line. The main thing was that both fillies survived unhurt hopefully, to fight again another day. Neither jockey interfered with what happened or resorted to the whip, most probably the very best way that they could cope.


LET THE HORSES DO THE TALKING
On the one hand SPECIAL DUTY was being ridden, asked to gallop flat out to the line. Whilst at the same time JACQUELINE QUEST was being ridden, asked to gallop flat out to the line even if it meant pushing SPECIAL DUTY to go with her leaning on her, maybe through fatigue, whatever, in her last desperate attempt to respond to the rider and to give her all.


The Rules applicable within the sport that is horseracing, a sport that has been developing worldwide and is still developing worldwide, needs now to address the irregularities that remain from Country to Country within the Rules and stewarding departments of each Country. Unless this is done and done properly by Bloodhorse Literate parties, this sport will remain unjust, and unfair on all professional horsemen/handlers riders/jockey’s. who will never be allowed to know what exactly are the rules, and what are not the rules.



Erratic illiterate stewarding is placing all and every single professional rider in
an impossible position. The Rules of Racing need to be fair to all professional Jockey’s to include the horses no matter what Country they come from. Just the same
as with all horses as Monty Roberts points out ‘Let the horses do the talking’ the horses language remains to be the same no matter what Country they come from. The problem lies with the people who are ‘Bloodhorse Illiterate’ holding positions that they are not capable of holding.



ENDS

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