Wednesday, July 07, 2010



Middle-distance horses come to the fore on Champagne Lanson Ladies Day with the
highlight of the day being the £95,000 Group Two Princess Of Wales’s Stakes over a mile and a half. Open to three-year-olds and upwards, the race offers
one of the first opportunities for horses of different generations to meet. Once
again, there is quality two-year-old action with the £70,000 Group Two TNT July Stakes while the £60,000 Group Three Bahrain Trophy provides an early trial for the St Leger.

GLAMOUR & FASHION – “Best Dressed Lady”
It’s Champagne Lanson Ladies Day in association with the Grand Arcade in Cambridge and the fashion focus will be on finding the Best Dressed Lady.

1st prize A fantastic £500 gift-pack from the Grand Arcade in Cambridge with one
beautiful pendant from Azendi and another from Swarovski, a £100 hat of your choice from John Lewis and a £50 voucher for the Sanctuary Spa.

A year’s supply of Champagne Lanson from the July Festival sponsors (deemed to be 52 bottles)

2nd prize A £250 voucher to spend at the women’s fashion retailer, Coast.

3rd prize A table for four people in the Summer House Restaurant on the July Course
for a Summer Saturday in August, including Premier Enclosure badges, champagne reception, four-course lunch and afternoon tea.

All 10 finalists will receive a goody bag.


Channel4 live cover the 1.30, 2.00, 2.35, 3.10. The first four races.

Of particular interest the 2.00 TNT July Stakes for 2 year olds 6f ELZAAM partner RICHARD HILLS trainer Michael Jarvis for Hamdan Al Maktoum.

Of further interest the 3.10 The Princess of Wales Stakes for 3yr olds and up, a good bunch of eight older horses challenge here, all from top trainer/teams, to take your pick from ....


CHEERS AND TEARS followed the running of the 3.10 Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes with the winner MUSIC SHOW partner RICHARD HUGHES handler presenter LOUISE FLOOK trainer Mick Channon for Jaber Abdullah. Breeder Darley. Backed down from 10/1 to 13/2 winning distance 2 lengths. At last MUSIC SHOW gets her run, to Mick Channon's absolute delight.

SPECIAL DUTY and LILLIE LANGTRY both ran under par, with no immediate answer as to why yet....

Following along after her Royal Ascot win the two year old filly MEMORY partner RICHARD HUGHES won the 2.35 Cherry Hinton Stakes trainer Richard Hannon for Highclere Thoroughbred Racing. 5/4f.

Channel4 brought us live coverage second to none, with M's (Spencer) in shocking pink to wow the crowd in the 'Glam Stakes'.


The £400,000 Group One Darley Cup is the third British leg of the Global Sprint
Challenge and this year’s race looks set to be one of the best ever with challengers from Europe, America and Australia set to do battle. Exciting juvenile action is
provided by the £70,000 Group Two Superlative Stakes while Friday also
plays host to one of the most competitive handicaps of the entire season, the £80,00032Red Trophy (a heritage handicap, formerly known as the Bunbury Cup).

GLAMOUR & FASHION – “Best Dressed Couple”
For Friday’s fashion stakes, the focus turns to couples as they don their finest to compete for the ‘Best Dressed Couple’ title.

1st prize Premier Travel, the leading independent travel agency based in Cambridge,
are providing the best of them all - a fabulous three-week P&O cruise for two people from Southampton to San Francisco on board the Oriana, including a day time transit
of the Panama Canal. The other ports visited are Madeira, St Lucia, Margarita
Island (Venezuela), Curacao (Dutch Antilles), Acapulco and San Francisco (overnight
stay in San Francisco and flights to London).

A magnum of Champagne Lanson from the July Festival sponsors

2nd prize Drive an Aston Martin for the day! Prize courtesy of Cambridge Aston Martin.

3rd prize A table for four people in the Summer House Restaurant on the July Course
for a Summer Saturday in August, including Premier Enclosure badges, champagne reception, four course lunch and afternoon tea.

All 10 finalists will receive a goody bag.

Anyone aged 18 or above can enter for free simply by going to the "Fashion at the
Festival" marquee located in the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure (also accessible to Premier Enclosure racegoers)between 11am and 2pm.

Every entrant will have their photo taken by a professional photographer which they
will receive for free after the event. Ten finalists will be chosen and the final results will be announced in the Parade Ring later in the afternoon.

2010 is the fourth year of the Newmarket Festival, a celebration for the town of

NEWMARKET founded centuries ago, the very heart and home of British horseracing, this town steeped in British horseracing history. Now welcome us all to celibrate with them the 4th Champagne Lanson July Festival. It will be the biggest and best so far, starting on Saturday 3rd July and finishing on Sunday 11th July.

Events include:
Cricket on the Severals 1.30pm Saturday 3rd July, The Severals

Teenfest 3.00pm Saturday 3rd July, Newmarket College

Newmarket In-Hand Charity Horse Show 8.45am Sunday 4th July, Animal Health Trust

Newmarket Equine Hospital Open Day 10.00am-12 noon Sunday 4th July

Newmarket 10k Run 11.00am Sunday 4th July, Stetchworth

Jockey Club Rooms Tour & Tea 2.45pm Monday 5th July

Body Training Event 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm Monday 5th July,Newmarket Leisure Centre.

Champagne Lanson July Festival Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th July, July Course

Talks & Tour at Rossdales 5.00pm Wednesday 7th July

HSBC Sporting Dinner with Gordon Banks 7.00pm Thursday 8th July, Swynford Paddocks
and Ieuan Evans

“Breakfast in the Paddocks” 6.45am Friday 9th July, Bedford Lodge

Newmarket Town Carnival 1.45pm – 6.00pm Saturday 10th July

Sun Lane Street Scene & Craft Fayre 10am – 3.00pm Saturday 10th July

Newmarket Festival Polo Match From 1.00pm Sunday 11th July, Hare Park

Premier Enclosure
£35 per day (£18 for Senior Citizens, NUS card holders and anyone aged 18-24)

£70 – Three-Day Festival Ticket
Concessions subject to availability on the day

Grandstand & Paddock
£22 per day (£12 for Senior Citizens, NUS card holders and anyone aged 18-24)

£45 – Three-Day Festival Ticket
Concessions subject to availability on the day

Garden Enclosure
£10 per day – on the day only
All children aged under 18 are admitted free of charge to all three Enclosures
(please note that any children aged under 16 must be accompanied at all times)

Visit or call 0844 579 3010 for more information or to book tickets

Wednesday, 7th July, 2010 – ABU DHABI DAY

1:30pm EBF Fillies' Handicap (81-100) 7f £40,000 2 3yo

2:00pm Heritage Handicap (0-105) 6f £100,000 2 3yo

2:35pm Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes (Group 2) 6f £70,000 1 2yo

3:10pm Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (Group 1) 1m £185,000 1 3yo+

3:45pm E.B.F. Maiden 7f £15,000 2 2yo

4:20pm Three Chimneys Maiden 1m 2f £15,000 3 3yo

4:55pm Abu Dhabi International Stakes (Group 2 Purebred Arabians) 1m 2f £30,000 - 4yo

5.30pm Fresssh Bathrooms Handicap (71-90) 1m £15,000 3 3yo+

TOTAL = £440,000 (Thoroughbred races only)


1:30pm Bahrain Trophy (Group 3) 1m 5f £60,000 1 3yo

2:00pm TNT July Stakes (Group 2) 6f £70,000 1 2yo

2:35pm Heritage Handicap (0-105) 1m 2f £80,000 2 3yo

3:10pm Princess Of Wales's Stakes (Group 2) 1m 4f £95,000 1 3yo+

3:45pm EBF Conditions Stakes 6f £20,000 2 2yo

4:20pm Portland Place Properties Conditions Stakes 1m £20,000 2 3yo

4:55pm Warehouse Solutions Handicap (76-95) 5f £15,000 3 3yo+
TOTAL = £360,000


1:30pm 32Red Casino Handicap (81-100) 1m £40,000 2 3yo

2:00pm Superlative Stakes (Group 2) 7f £70,000 1 2yo

2:35pm 32Red Trophy (Heritage Handicap) (Formerly the Bunbury Cup) 7f £80,000 2 3yo+

3:10pm Darley July Cup (Group 1) 6f £400,000 1 3yo+
(Third British Leg Of The Global Sprint Challenge)

3:45pm Earl Of Euston EBF Maiden Fillies' 6f £15,000 2 2yo

4:20pm Weatherbys Nursery Handicap 7f £20,000 2 2yo

4:55pm Egerton House Stables Handicap (73-90) 1m 4f £15,000 3 3yo+
TOTAL = £640,000

(excluding pure-bred Arabian race)

2001 - 2010
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2001

Wednesday, 7th July £440k £465k £475k £435k £422k £170k

Thursday, 8th July £360k £380k £374k £310k £280.5k £197k

Friday, 9th July £640k £670k £680k £625k £577k £298k
TOTAL £1,440k £1,515k £1,529k £1,370k £1,279.5k £665k

Year Winner Age/Wt Owner Trainer Jockey SP Rn
2009 Fleeting Spirit 4-9-02 The Searchers Jeremy Noseda Tom Queally 12/1 13
2008 Marchand D’Or 5-9-05 Carla Giral Freddie Head FR Davy Bonilla 5/2F 13
2007 Sakhee’s Secret 3-8-13 Bridget Swire Hughie Morrison Steve Drowne 9/2 18
2006 Les Arcs 6-9-05 Willie McKay Tim Pitt John Egan 10/1 15
2005 Pastoral Pursuits 4-9-05 The Pursuits & National Stud Pship Hughie Morrison John Egan 22/1 19
2004 Frizzante 5-9-02 Jan Hopper & Elizabeth Grundy James Fanshawe Johnny Murtagh 14/1 20
2003 Oasis Dream 3-8-13 Khalid Abdulla John Gosden Richard Hughes 9/2 16
2002 Continent 5-9-05 Lucayan Stud David Nicholls Darryll Holland 12/1 14
2001 Mozart 3-8-13 Michael Tabor/Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE Michael Kinane 4/1F 18
2000 Agnes World 5-9-05 Takao Watanabe Hideyuki Mori JPN Yutaka Take 4/1F 10
1999 Stravinsky 3-8-13 Michael Tabor/Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE Michael Kinane 8/1 17
1998 Elnadim 4-9-05 Hamdan Al Maktoum John Dunlop Richard Hills 3/1F 17
1997 Compton Place 3-8-13 Duke of Devonshire James Toller Seb Sanders 50/1 9
1996 Anabaa 4-9-05 Ghislaine Head Criquette Head FR Freddie Head 11/4 10
1995 Lake Coniston 4-9-06 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Geoff Lewis Pat Eddery 13/8F 9
1994 Owington 3-8-13 Baron Georg von Ullmann Geoff Wragg Paul Eddery 3/1 9
1993 Hamas 4-9-06 Hamdan Al Maktoum Peter Walwyn Willie Carson 33/1 12
1992 Mr Brooks 5-9-06 Paul Green Richard Hannon Lester Piggott 16/1 8
1991 Polish Patriot 3-8-13 Dick Kirstein Guy Harwood Ray Cochrane 6/1 8
1990 Royal Academy 3-8-13 Classic Thoroughbreds Plc Vincent O'Brien IRE John Reid 7/1 9
1989 Cadeaux Genereux 4-9-06 Maktoum Al Maktoum Alex Scott Paul Eddery 10/1 11
1988 Soviet Star 4-9-06 Sheikh Mohammed Andre Fabre FR Cash Asmussen 15/8F 9
1987 Ajdal 3-8-11 Sheikh Mohammed Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn 9/2 11
1986 Green Desert 3-8-11 Maktoum Al Maktoum Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn 7/4F 5
1985 Never So Bold 5-9-06 Edward Kessly Robert Armstrong Steve Cauthen 5/4F 9
1984 Chief Singer 3-8-11 Jeff Smith Ron Sheather Ray Cochrane 15/8 9
1983 Habibti 3-8-08 Mohamed Mutawa John Dunlop Willie Carson 8/1 15
1982 Sharpo 5-9-06 Monica Sheriffe Jeremy Tree Pat Eddery 13/2 16
1981 Marwell 3-8-08 Edmund Loder Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn 13/8F 14
1980 Moorestyle 3-8-11 Moores Int. Furnishings Robert Armstrong Lester Piggott 3/1F 14
1979 Thatching 4-9-06 Robert Sangster Vincent O'Brien IRE Lester Piggott 2/1F 11
1978 Solinus 3-8-11 Danny Schwartz Vincent O'Brien IRE Lester Piggott 4/7F 14
1977 Gentilhombre 4-9-06 J Murrell Neil Adam Paul Cook 10/1 8
1976 Lochnager 4-9-06 C Spence Mick Easterby Edward Hide 3/1F 10
1975 Lianga 4-9-04 Daniel Wildenstein Angel Penna FR Yves Saint-Martin 10/1 13
1974 Saritamer 3-8-10 Charles St George Vincent O'Brien IRE Lester Piggott 11/4 9
1973 Thatch 3-8-10 John Mulcahy Vincent O'Brien IRE Lester Piggott 4/5F 6
1972 Parsimony 3-8-07 Eric Holland-Martin Fulke Johnson Houghton Ron Hutchinson 16/1 5
1971 Realm 4-9-03 R Boucher John Winter Brian Taylor 11/2 8
1970 Huntercombe 3-8-06 Horace Renshaw Arthur Budgett Sandy Barclay 8/13F 4
1969 Tudor Music 3-8-06 David Robinson Michael Jarvis Frankie Durr 4/5F 3
1968 So Blessed 3-8-02 David Robinson Michael Jarvis Frankie Durr 7/2 7
1967 Forlorn River 5-9-00 Mrs W Richardson Arthur Stephenson Bruce Raymond 8/1 9
1966 Lucasland 4-8-11 John Baillie Jack Waugh Eric Eldin 100/6 18
1965 Merry Madcap 3-7-13 Mrs H Freling-Huysen Freddie Maxwell Ron Hutchinson 100/8 14
1964 Daylight Robbery 3-8-02 R A Budgett Arthur Budgett Scobie Breasley 100/9 7
1963 Secret Step 4-8-11 Paul Mellon Peter Hastings-Bass Geoff Lewis 2/1 F 8
1962 Marsolve 4-9-01 Sir Malcolm McAlpine Reg Day Bill Rickaby 5/1 4
1961 Galivanter 5-9-08 Major Lionel Holliday Dick Hern Harry Carr 9/2 3
1960 Tin Whistle 3-8-10 B Grainger Pat Rohan Lester Piggott walkover
1959 Right Boy 5-9-08 G Gilbert Pat Rohan Lester Piggott 11/10F 6
1958 Right Boy 4-9-08 G Gilbert Bill Dutton Lester Piggott 4/5 F 4
1957 Vigo 4-9-08 T H Farr Bill Dutton Lester Piggott 7/2 4
1956 Matador 3-8-10 Mrs J E Ferguson Jack Waugh Bill Rickaby 11/2 5
1955 Pappa Fourway 3-8-10 Mrs E Goldson Bill Dutton Harry Carr 1/6F 3
1954 Vilmoray 4-8-08 Anthony Green B Bullock Willie Snaith 6/4F 4
1953 Devon Vintage 3-8-07 R C Boucher Jack Colling Gordon Richards 11/4 5
1952 Set Fair 3-8-02 C W Bell Walter Nightingall Eph Smith 15/8F 4
1951 Hard Sauce 3-8-10 Sir Victor Sassoon Norman Bertie Gordon Richards 8/1 6
1950 Abernant 4-9-08 Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan Noel Murless Gordon Richards 8/13F 6
1949 Abernant 3-8-10 Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan Noel Murless Gordon Richards 2/11F 3
1948 Palm Vista 3-7-10 E Broadbelt Rufus Beasley Eph Smith 13/8F 9
1947 Falls Of Clyde 3-8-03 Miss P Vaughan Evan Williams Sam Wragg 100/30 5
1946 The Bug 3-8-04 Norman Wachman Gerald Wellesley IRE Charlie Smirke 8/11F 3
1945 Honeyway 4-9-06 Lord Milford Jack Jarvis Eph Smith 8/11F 4

Newmarket's July Cup, the centrepiece of the three-day Champagne Lanson July
Festival, is one of the most valuable sprints in the European racing calendar, with the 2010 running worth £400,000. For the third year, the Darley July Cup is part of
the Global Sprint Challenge.

Sponsored by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stud since 1996, the Group One event, run over
six furlongs on the famous July Course, is widely acknowledged as the sprint championship of Europe.

In the last 33 years, 24 winners of the Darley July Cup have gone on to be crowned
Europe's top sprinter in the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings (previously International Classifications), including 2008 scorer Marchand D’Or, with a
rating of 121. Springfield, bred by Queen Victoria at Hampton Court Stud, took the
inaugural running in 1876, and followed up a year later to become the first dual winner. Unusually, Springfield also proved top-class over middle distances, landing
the Champion Stakes over 10 furlongs in 1877.

Other outstanding victors in the early years included Sundridge, successful in 1902,
1903 and 1904 - the only triple winner in the history of the race. The son of Amphion was a true rags to riches story, having graduated from selling company.
He was also a great success at stud, becoming a highly influential sire in Europe and North America.

The great mare DIADEM added to her victory in the 1917 1000 Guineas by scoring in
1919 and 1920. Diomedes, a grandson of Sundridge, recorded a brace of victories in 1925 and 1926, on the latter occasion dead-heating with Phalaros, while flying grey
Abernant landed the spoils in 1949 and 1950.

Another dual winner was RIGHT BOY, triumphant in 1958 and 1959. The son of
IMPECCABLE, purchased for 575 guineas by his trainer Bill Dutton - the winning rider on 1928 Grand National victor TIPPERARY TIM - also landed the Nunthorpe Stakes twice,
the King George Stakes twice, the Cork & Orrery Stakes (now the Golden Jubilee Stakes) twice and the King's Stand Stakes.

In the 1970s, the Darley July Cup was dominated by the formidable trainer/jockey
partnership of the late Vincent O'Brien and Lester Piggott. They hit the bullseye four times during the decade, kicking off with THATCH in 1973, followed by SARITAMER
(1974), SOLINUS (1978) and THATCHING (1979).

Piggott continued his excellent form into the next decade, securing the 1980 renewal
aboard MOORESTYLE. This kick started an outstanding period for the July Cup, with the next five winners - MARWELL (1981), SHARPO (1982), HABIBITI (1983), CHIEF SINGER
(1984) and NEVER SO BOLD (1985) - all rated as the best sprinter in Europe in their year.

MOORESTYLE was also the champion three-year-old of his generation, while CHIEF
SINGER' rating of 132 is the joint-highest ever achieved by a Darley July Cup winner, a distinction he shares with THATCHING.

The last three years of the 1980s also saw the winner crowned European champion sprinter, in the form of AJDAL (1987),
SOVIET STAR (1988) and CADEAUX GENEREUX (1989). The last-named beat Coronation
Stakes heroine GOLDEN OPINION by a head, with DANEHILL, later a huge success as a stallion, two and a half lengths away in third.

The 1986 scorer GREEN DESERT was equally capable over longer trips, previously
finding only DANCING BRAVE too strong in the 2000 Guineas, while in 1990, the Vincent O'Brien-trained ROYAL ACADEMY captured both the Darley July Cup and the
Breeders' Cup Mile at Belmont Park.

The 1990s saw two big upsets in the Darley July Cup. HAMAS, a 33/1 shot, triumphed
under Willie Carson in 1993, getting the better of favourite COLLEGE CHAPEL to deny Lester Piggott an 11th success in the event, while COMPTON PLACE shocked punters
when landing the prize at 50/1 under Seb Sanders four years later.

The stallion DANZIG has had a big influence on the Darley July Cup. The son of
NORTHERN DANCER sired no less than six winners of the Newmarket race - GREEN DESERT (1986), POLISH PATRIOT (1991), HAMA(1993), ANABAA (1996), OASIS DREAM (2003) were
all sired by sons of DANZIG and last year’s winner, FLEETING SPIRIT, is by GREEN DESERT'S son INVINCIBLE SPIRIT.

AGNES WORLD holds the distinction of being the first ever Japanese-trained winner in Britain when taking the 2000 Darley July Cup. Trained by Hideyuki Mori and ridden
by ace Japanese jockey Yutaka Take, he prevailed in a thrilling finish by a shorthead
from LINCOLN DANCER with another short-head back to PIPALONG in third.

The 2003 renewal was also an international affair with star Australian sprinter
CHOISIR, who had won both the King's Stand Stakes and the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot the previous month, finding only OASIS DREAM a length and a half
too good. OASIS DREAM was another Darley July Cup hero to also be crowned champion European sprinter.

The mare FRIZZANTE was successful in 2004, coming home a neck ahead of
ASHDOWN EXPRESS in another exciting finish, while the 2005 contest was dominated by longer priced horses, with 22/1 shot PASTORAL PURSUITS holding off 40/1 chances AVONBRIDGE ans ETLAALA.

The Hughie Morrison-trained PASTORAL PURSUITS was joint European sprint champion that season.

The 2006 Darley July Cup produced another cracking climax as the vastly-improved
LES ARCS held off the fast-finishing IFFRAAJ to get the verdict by a head. LES ARCS was landing a second Group One prize for trainer Tim Pitt in only his first full
year with a training licence, having previously captured the Golden Jubilee Stakes
at Royal Ascot. Hughie Morrison recorded his second victory in three years when the
Steve Drowne-ridden SAKHEE’S SECRET quickened impressively to score by half a length over DUTCH ART in 2007. Owned and bred by Bridget Swire, SAKHEE’S SECRET was also
crowned champion European sprinter.

The grey MARCHAND D’OR and trainer Freddie Head carried the spoils across the
English Channel in 2008 for the first time since his sister, Criquette Head-Maarek, triumphed with ANABAA in 1996. The gelding flew late to clinch victory by a head
from US RANGER and was crowned champion European sprinter after further
triumphs in the Prix Maurice de Gheest (becoming the first horse to win that race three times) and Prix de l’Abbaye. In 2009, the flying filly FLEETING SPIRIT landed the spoils for trainer Jeremy Noseda and jockey Tom Queally.

Michael Prosser, Clerk of the Course & Director of Racing, 01638 675 504 or 07802 844 578
Tony Rushmer, Press Officer, 01638 663 482 or 07702 579 382




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