The clues are here but can you spot them?
REVIEW OF YESTERDAY'S FEATURE RACES
|3:35||Sodexo Clarence House Chase (Grade 1) Cl1 2m1f CH4|
IT is as well to make a note if you are interested in jump turf racing that the ground on the take off side, and the landing side of each chase fence can get very cut-up, poached, divots of turf on the landing side, potted holes are left on the landing side especially in the later races as an afternoon's racing draws to a close like 3.35pm. If you think of the weight of a racehorse with rider landing from a considerable height at speed, the divots made as the horses land first, all their weight on their two front legs and hooves - a considerable weight. Hitting the ground impacting every time, sure to go into the ground deeply when going is heavy or soft.
TERRY BIDDLECOMBE'S FUNERAL FRIDAY JANUARY 17th
(writer media zone)
Twice voted journalist of the year
Racing Post Saturday January 18th 2014 Page 15.
MUSINGS FROM A RETIRED RACING ENTHUSIAST
"A few years ago I went on a tour of every track in
LA ESTRELLA TEAM (Don) CANTILLON
YES, YES, YES. WOW, WOW, WOW what a truly great and wonderful achievement. Magic .
Pacafi Club Membership
"In the 1750s Stubbs made exhaustive studies of animals, in particular the anatomy of horses. He rented a farmhouse in
J. Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment (JMC)
MONDAY JANUARY 20th
Big chance for Hoof It at Kempton
didn't like to go into the stalls so did not run
The present Sarting Stall procedures followed
by political and horseracing government
like picking little flowers with a combine harvester.
Far, far more care needs to be taken with horses in and around the starting stalls.
Gitane cut for Triumph
Willie Mullins says Gitane Du Berlais unlikely for Cheltenham
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TUESDAY JANUARY 21st
The Smiling Pioneer
Taking a closer look at Clive Brittain's timeline:
Racehorses respond directly to a person's voice and gestures. The tone of the voice especially. Opening communication and understanding channels on all levels. Magic.
A Horseman's beginning
"Some of the other kids on the estate would try it and then chicken out but I was determined ... "
Clive started work as an apprentice with Sir Noel Murless. pages 17 - 21
"It was a moment that determined the shape of Clive's life. The month's trial developed into a relationship of mutual respect that was to last, apart from Clive's two years of National Service in the Army, for the next 23 years. Until Sir Noel Murless began thinking of retirement and Clive set up on his own, he spent those 23 years handling some of the best animals in the country, horses like Petite Etoile, and Crepello, Aurelius and St Paddy, Royal Palace and Busted. And if that was why Clive later knew how to get the best out of the best when he handled Classic contenders at Carlburg, he made his own contribution too in the Murless yard, dealing with the awkward squad.
1950 - 1972
"Clive served his 7 year apprenticeship with Sir Noel Murless plus a further 16 years.
plus a further 16 years.
"They were different times. In 23 years with Sir Noel Murless, as the great trainer was to become (he acquired his knighthood after Clive had left to set up on his own) Clive Brittain was never addressed as 'Clive' or even by his surname. When he spoke to him, Murless called him Calne because Calne in Wiltshire was was where Clive came from. It was ' Calne, take this one back to the yard' or 'Calne, drop in behind and move upsides at the two -furlong marker . It was not a lack of civility on Murless's part - theirs was a relationship built on mutual respect. It was just the way things were in a more forelock-tugging age. And it could have been worse ... there was another lad in the yard who was only ever addressed as 'Skin the Goat'
"For lads in those days it was pretty spartan. We lived in big rooms like barracks. In the winter they were running with condensation. There was no heating but you had a bed and clean sheets for the bed once a week.. We were always pretty well fed in the canteen run by Mrs Barclay, she was a very kind woman and we got good wholesome food. "
head on the quarters of a big old mate of his called
"During my years at
TEAM (Nicky) HENDESON A sound Equus perspective that brings us info on every challenger Team Mullins has, taking their chances over this weekend
|3:15||Sky Bet Chase (A Handicap) (formerly The Great Yorkshire Chase) (Listed Race) Cl1 3m CH4|
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