QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS REMAIN UNANSWERED.
THE INVESTIC CORONATION CUP.
QUESTIONS THAT STILL REMAIN UNANSWERED IN REGARD TO THE 2009 RUNNING OF THE CORONATION CUP. ARE WE TO BE LEFT AND EXPECTED TO WATCH THE SAME THING THAT HAPPENED IN THE 2009 CORONATION CUP RACE, ALL OVER AGAIN?
What exactly happened to BUCCELLATI and WILLIAM BUICK in the 2009 running of this race?
Why were BUCCELLATI AND BUICK stopped so abruptly in seconds after they attempted to attack fast a well timed challenge to win this race by taking the distinct gap that opened up before them?
Why did they find themselves so nearly on the other side of the running rail?
Why did BUCCELLATI so nearly fall, the cause?
Why did WILLIAM BUICK pull BUCCELLATI up after this dangerous incident?
What caused this dangerous incident to happen in the first place?
And in what context did the stewards on duty that day act, or fail to act?
Did these stewards inquire the next day as to BUCCELLATI’S welfare/soundness?
BUCCELLATI was out of action due to the injuries he sustained that day in that race and out for four months, until September 2009.
Is this sort of thing to be allowed and likely to go on in any and all of the races in this years Epsom Downs Investic Festival?
John Gosden has already stated his concerns in this department. (Racing Post May 2010)
RACE READING HOW THIS 2009 CORONATION CUP RACE PANNED OUT TO BE.
Close home, and upon the instant of BUICK’S decision to make his move to secure and win this race, he asked BUCCELLATI to go for a distinct gap, BUCCELLATI response was immediate, with not a second to loose ....this race was his ....
Exciting, most exciting and so clearly achievable in that instant the winner’s name was in the frame, done and dusted one could say .... What did happen however was far worse that the recent controversy over the winner of the British 1,000 Guineas, and the French 1,000 Guineas. Both won by SPECIAL DUTY who was impeded in both races when attempting to making her challenge to the line in each race.
THE KINGSCLERE QUARTER SPRING 2010 A FOND FAREWELL ...MOVING ON .....
Who is BUCCELLATI?
“It is always a shame when the careers of high profile horses come to an end and one can only imagine, for instance, the void felt by John Oxx and his staff when SEA THE STARS departed the yard for the last time. This year we have to bid a fond farewell to two of our stable stalwarts of recent seasons BRIAREUS and BUCCELLATI.
BUCCELLATI was purchased as a yearling by Tony Noonan (a good friend and successful trainer in Australia) in the Autumn of 2005 for fellow Australian’s, Peter and Jenifer McMahon. He was bought with the specific aim of starting his race career in Europe before heading down under to continue it there and that is where he is now going, albeit a year or two later than Tony had originally intended!
Having won one of his three starts as a two year old, BUCCELLATI improved with racing through his three year old career and ended it by notching a hat-trick of wins which included victory in a £75,000 handicap at Ascot.
He improved again before his four year old year and developed into a genuine pattern race performer winning the Godolphin Stakes (Listed) at Newmarket, the St. Simon Stakes, Group 3 at Newbury, and was beaten just over two lengths into sixth place in the Hong Kong Vase,Group 1.
The highlight of his next campaign was a memorable victory in the Ormond Stakes, Group 3, which was a three runner event, run at little more than a hack canter for the first mile.
He endured a wretched run in the Coronation Cup when in the midst of launching an exciting challenge. Having nearly found himself on the other side of the running rail, BUCCELLATI did well to stay on his feet, but sadly he suffered an injury that put him out of action until September.
He still managed to finish an excellent third in the Group 1, Canadian International, on his penultimate start for the yard. He will now be trained by Tony in Melbourne and will continue to race for the McMahons and Rex and Wendy Gorell and we wish them all well with his future career."