Tuesday, December 07, 2010

BROUGH SCOTT IS NAMED THE WINNER OF THE HORSERACING WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION 2010

Horserace Writers & Photographers Association


 
BROUGH SCOTT IS NAMED JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR - ALL THE NEWS FROM THE 44th ANNUAL HWPA DERBY AWARDS LUNCH SUPPORTED BY BOYLESPORTS.COM AND SPINAL RESEARCH


Brough Scott was today crowned Journalist of the Year at the 44th annual HWPA Derby Awards Lunch supported by boylesports.com and Spinal Research, held in London on Monday, December 6. The Racing Post man was winning the award for the second time having first collected the Clive Graham Trophy in 1977. Dan Abraham was another to win for the second time when named Photographer of the Year, six years on from his first success.

Matt Chapman prevented event co-host Nick Luck from taking a fourth Sir Peter O’Sullevan Trophy in winning the Broadcaster of the Year award for the first time.

Chanelle McCoy once again collected the National Hunt Jockey of the Year award on behalf of her husband who was taking the title for a remarkable twelfth time, in addition to receiving the President’s award from Will Hayler in recognition of his career and service to the sport. Paul Hanagan's trophy for Flat Jockey of the Year was received by his proud parents Geoff and Sheila.


Nigel Twiston-Davies and John Gosden were on hand to receive their respective awards as National Hunt Trainer and International Trainer of the Year, whilst Richard Hannon jnr collected the Flat Trainer of the Year award on behalf of his father. Lord Grimthorpe represented Prince Khalid Abdulla in picking up Owner of the Year for the first time since 1986, and in the year that he handed over the reins at Goodwood, Rod Fabricius was presented with the George Ennor Trophy.


For further details, please contact HWPA President Will Hayler at will.hayler@gmail.co




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Monday, December 06, 2010

EUROPEAN BREEDERS FUND 2010/2011



The tortuous process involved in Levy negotiations, etc, has been foremost in everyone’s mind, and there appears very little on the horizon to brighten the prize money picture.


It is refreshing, therefore, to report that the Trustees of the British European Breeders’ Fund have agreed in principle to allocate the SAME AMOUNT TO EBF RACES AS IN 2010. They have been able to achieve this due to the steadfast support of owners/managers of stallions standing in Great Britain, and those owners/breeders who nominate their US-sired stock to the EBF.

The response to this news from Racecourses has been overwhelmingly positive. It is hoped that, as was the case in 2010, EBF supported Maiden races will continue to be, on the whole, more valuable in terms of prize money than non-supported Maidens. This is due to the fundamental EBF requirement that all EBF money must be, at the very least, added to the Minimum Value of the race.

Facts

In 2010, over 500 flat races were supported by the British EBF with more than £1,080,000 of EBF money on offer.


Since 1984 the BEBF Trustees have provided more than £24.8 MIILLION in prize money to races in Great Britain.

In 2010 98.6% of all two year olds registered with Weatherbys as in training (as at 30th July 2010) were eligible to run in EBF races – a figure that has been consistent for over 15 years.


The EBF’s overall income is made up of contributions from European stallion owners, owners of stallions standing outside of Europe and North America (the Common Fund) and nomination payments from owners/breeders of US-sired yearlings/two year olds.


From the 2011 covering season, US based stallions will be able to register directly with the EBF, thus making all progeny, conceived in the year that payment is made, eligible for EBF races without further payment.

Trustees of the British EBF:
Philip Freedman (Chairman)
Lady Emma Balding
David Brown
Chris Harper
Richard Lancaster
Simon Morley
William Morgan
Miss Kirsten Rausing


For more information please contact the EBF Office on 01638 667960 or email info@ebfhorseracing.co.uk
Chairman, British European Breeders’ Fund Trustees: Philip W Freedman

General Manager: Cheryl Caves



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Saturday, December 04, 2010

CHELTENHAM DELIGHTED TO STAGE TINGLE CREEK CHASE AS PART OF FANTASTIC EIGHT-RACE CARD ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11


CHELTENHAM'S INTERNATIONAL MEETING:

TINGLE CREEK CHASE LOST TODAY AT SANDOWN DUE TO THE WEATHER. WILL BE RUN INSTEAD AT CHELTENHAM  AS PART OF FANTASTIC EIGHT-RACE CARD ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 2010.



CHELTENHAM NEXT MEETING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY DECEMBER 10 AND 11 2010.


Gates Open: 10am both days
First Race: 12.10pm Friday, 11.40am Saturday

Admission prices from £9.
Go to www.cheltenham.co.uk for further information

Following the abandonment of todays card at Sandown Park due to the current adverse weather conditions, the Grade One Keith Prowse Hospitality Tingle Creek Chase will now be staged at Cheltenham on Saturday, December 11, day two of The International, as part of a fantastic eight-race card.

Cheltenham’s Managing Director, Edward Gillespie, said: “The Keith Prowse Hospitality Tingle Creek Chase is the target for the best two-mile chasers in the first half of the season and Cheltenham is delighted to step into the breach and save this important Grade One contest.


“We will now have a fantastic eight-race card on Saturday, December 11, with the best two-mile hurdlers set to line up in the StanJames.com International and one of the most competitive handicap chases of the season, the Vote A P Gold Cup.”

This will be the second time the Tingle Creek Chase has been run at Cheltenham due to the abandonment of Sandown Park. The previous staging was in 2000, when Flagship Uberalles prevailed.


The re-scheduled contest will close for entries at noon on Monday, December 6.


Due to the addition of the Keith Prowse Hospitality Tingle Creek Chase to the December 11 programme, the first race will now take place at 11.40am. The Tingle Creek Chase will be staged at 1.55pm and will be the first of four races transmitted live on Channel 4.

WEATHER UPDATE
Simon Claisse, Cheltenham’s Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing, said: “The current situation is that the course is frozen in places, as it has been for the last 10 days. Over the weekend, a slight thaw is forecast and I hope that this will allow us to put down frost covers on the whole course. Given the forecast, the most likely day for this to happen is Sunday.

“The forecast for next week is for more cold nights. Temperatures are predicted to get down to minus four or minus five degrees Celsius most nights.

“We are doing everything we can at Cheltenham to try and stage The International and will keep everyone updated as appropriate over the next few days.”

For further information, please contact Andy Clifton, Communications Manager at Cheltenham Racecourse, on 07876 330090, or visit the website at http://www.cheltenham.co.uk/


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Friday, December 03, 2010

CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE FESTIVAL ADVANCED BOOKING DISCOUNTS END NEXT MONDAY, DECEMBER 6 2010



Cheltenham Racecourse would like to remind customers that the best deals for tickets to The Festival 2011 are only available until the close of business next Monday, December 6.


The Festival 2011 takes place from Tuesday, March 15 through to Friday, March 18, inclusive.


Advance booking prices are as follows:

CLUB ENCLOSURE
Tuesday, March 15th 2011 

Until December 6 - £60
After December 7 - £65
On The Day - £70



Wednesday, March 16th  2011
Until December 6 - £60
After December 7 - £65
On The Day - £70



Thursday, March 17th 2011
Until December 6 - £60
After December 7 - £65
On The Day - £70




Friday, March 18th 2011
Until December 6 - £75
After December 7 - £75
On The Day - £80




TATTERSALLS ENCLOSURE
Tuesday, March 15th 2011
Until December 6 - £32
After December 7 - £37
On The Day - £45



Wednesday, March 16th 2011
Until December 6 - £32
After December 7 - £37
On The Day - £45



Thursday, March 17th 2011
Until December 6 - £32
After December 7 - £37
On The Day - £45



Friday, March 18th 2011
Until December 6 - £45
After December 7 - £50
On The Day - £55




BEST MATE ENCLOSURE
Tuesday, March 15th 2011
Until December 6 - £20
After December 7 - £22
On The Day - £25



Wednesday, March 16th 2011
Until December 6 - £20
After December 7 - £22
On The Day - £25



Thursday, March 17th 2011
Until December 6 - £20
After December 7 - £22
On The Day - £25



Friday, March 18th 2011
Until December 6 - £35
After December 7 - £35
On The Day - £40


All tickets subject to availability
For further information, please contact Cheltenham Racecourse's Communications Manager Andy Clifton on 07876 330 090





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MEET UP WITH MONTY ROBERTS AT AINTREE RACECOURSE ARENA ON FEBRUARY 11th 2011

MONTY ROBERTS



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This is the real, true story of a wild mustang called Shy Boy. Born in the mountain ranges of Nevada in America, Shy Boy tells of his life as a foal, and then growing up in the wild with his herd. He then relives the story of how he ended up being owned and trained by Monty, and the amazing adventures he's experienced since.

I knew most of the story of one of the world's most famous horses before reading the book but it still is a great story to read. Not many real horses have had such an extraordinary life. And not many real horses have the voice of the amazing Monty Roberts to tell us about it. Monty's understanding of horses in general and the wonderful Shy Boy in particular, mean that this tale is not just a story.

His insight into how horses think, remember and learn will be fascinating to all IH members and to anyone else who wants to improve their understanding of their own ponies. Throughout his life, Shy Boy never forgets his wild origins or the experiences that taught him along the way. The lessons Shy Boy learns and recounts can be lessons to us all.

It is a really great read just for the story. It is exciting, for example when Shy Boy is first captured by humans or when he is taught not to be scared by firecrackers (!!!), and very moving too. As Shy Boy's trust in Monty, and then in other humans, develops, you can't help feeling the depth of the emotion between both horse and human."

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CHELTENHAM BACKS McCOY WITH THE "VOTE A P" GOLD CUP AT THE INTERNATIONAL 2010


THE INTERNATIONAL CHELTENHAM TURF JUMP MEETING:
TO BE RUN ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY- DECEMBER  10 & 11  2010

Gates Open: 10.00am both days

First Race: 12.10pm both days
Admission prices from £9.

Go to www.cheltenham.co.uk for further information

Cheltenham racecourse is pleased to announce that the £150,000 Grade Three December Gold Cup, one of the highlights of The International on Saturday, December 11, will this year be run as the Vote A P Gold Cup.

No other Jump jockey can come close to matching the achievements of A P McCoy, who has ridden over 3,000 winners and been crowned Champion Jockey on 15 occasions. As the home of Jump racing, Cheltenham is firmly behind the drive to highlight McCoy's case to receive the coveted BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Award.

Managing Director Edward Gillespie said: "A P has won every challenge Jump racing has to offer. This is a rare opportunity for our serial Champion to compete against the best of other sports. He deserves all possible support we can give him".


The winner of the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Award will be announced at Birmingham’s LG Arena on Sunday, December 19 and viewers will have the chance to vote for their favourite during the show, which will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sport website.

McCoy partnered Northern Starlight to success in the 1998 renewal of this two mile, five furlong, handicap chase and he looks set to have a strong chance of a second victory with the J P McManus-owned quartet of Dancing Tornado, Finger On the Pulse, Jered and Sunnyhillboy among the 30 remaining entries.


For further information, please contact Andy Clifton, Communications Manager at Cheltenham Racecourse, on 07876 330090, or visit the website at http://www.cheltenham.co.uk/





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