Saturday, 14 August 2010

WATCH CHANNEL4 ‘THE MORNING LINE’ LIVE FROM 8AM TO 9AM EVERY SATURDAY. TO ORGANISE YOUR AFTERNOONS’ RACING ACTION.





THROUGH THE KEYHOLE THE CLUES ARE THERE. An interesting and entertaining program providing previews, key current news, review and updates, relevant to this afternoon’s C4 live action from Newbury, Newmarket and Ripon.

Please note, there has been a lot of heavy rain which has changed the turf/ground condition considerably. This factor can be and often is vital in weighing up a horses form preferences.



TODAYS MEETINGS COVERED BY THE MORNING LINE TEAM ARE:
Newbury Flat (Turf) 7 races £205k First race 1.25 – 4.50
C4 Show Live 2.00. 2.30. 3.05 and 3.40.

Newmarket Flat (Turf) 7 races £97k First race 1.45 – 5.05.
C4 Show Live 2.15. 2.45. 3.20.

Ripon Flat (Turf) 8 races £119 First race 1.55 – 5.50.
C4 Show Live 3.30.



TODAY’S C4 TOTE SCOOP6 RACES Saturday’s TV Bet .
Good Luck to the six winners from last week playing for today’s bonus of £512,266 if they don’t win, you could scoop a fortune next week.Totesport rules apply. Over 18’s only. Please bet responsibly.www.gambleaware.co.uk –


Leg 1 2.15 NEWMARKET Burghley Horse Trials Handicap (CLASS 4) 1m
Leg 2. 2.30 NEWBURY CGA Geoffrey Freer Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) 1m5f
Leg 3 2.45 NEWMARKET Racing Welfare Grey Horse Handicap (for grey horses only)6f
Leg 4 3.05 NEWBURY CGA Hungerford Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) 7f
Leg 5 3.30 RIPON The William Hill Great St Wilfrid (Heritage Handicap) 6f sprint
Leg 6 3.40 NEWBURY CGA Ladies Day Handicap 7f




C4 MORNING LINE HORSERACING TEAM TODAY ARE:

NICK (Lord Snooty) LUCK HOST
Specialist Presenter Broadcaster Bloodhorse Illiterate


EMMA (M’s) SPENCER
Bloodhorse Literate, Specialist Broadcaster Presenter.


MIKE (Cat) CATTERMOLE
Specialist Broadcaster Presenter Bloodhorse Illiterate.


TANYA (Tipbits) STEVENSON
Form Specialist/Broadcaster. Providing up to the minute betting stats, with key market movers info. Email Tanya: racing@channel4.com Bloodhorse Illiterate.


RICHARD HOILES
Commentator. Specialist Broadcaster Presenter Bloodhorse Illiterate.


BARRY (BISMARK) DENNIS
Form Specialist/Bookmaker/ Over the phone Barry names the horse that he believes will not succeed in winning this afternoon. Bloodhorse Illiterate



GUEST STAR RICHARD HUGHES.
Bloodhorse Literate. Professional Horseman, Flat Race Jockey of the Highest Caliber. With some exciting rides, over the next 6 days. One of the key riders in the Richard Hannon Team.


Nick Luck talking to Richard Hughes about several recent nasty Starting Stalls accidents. Richard advises that for safety reasons, four more skilled stalls handlers are needed on all racecourses.


‘Bloodhorse Literate’ Starting Stalls Handlers are needed, in an all out endeavor to aim to prevent such hurt from happening. False and dangerous economy by Racecourses and the British Horseracing Authority, messing with horses and handler/ rider lives on the cheap, is totally unacceptable. A crime.


As Monty Roberts clearly show’s in this Channel 4 documentary film, how, with the wrong handling a horse can so easily loose confidence and panic in fear of what is happening to him/her.

‘BLUSHING ET’S FEAR OF THE STARTING STALLS DOCUMENTARY
‘Let the horses do the talking’

Monty to the rescue of traumatized thoroughbred colt Blushing ET.

Play Monty’s Blushing ET’ Documentary go to: http://www.turfcall.co.uk/montypage.htm


This is the true story of a beautiful young colt’s journey back from his fear of the starting stalls. In Monty Roberts own words:
“And that day I got home, and went out there, and started working with this young male mustang and saw him respond to my gestures, it was the most incredible feeling the most unbelieving feeling ...... But the strongest impulse within me was to say to myself who the hell is going to apologize to the species, for all these centuries of misunderstanding, of abuse, of neglect, of doing things the wrong way, its terrible .... who would have thought we could have got this so wrong, because he was telling me you have got this so right. ”



COUNTDOWN DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

YORK EBOR MEETING 2010 FROM THE KNAVESMIRE DICK TERPIN COUNTRY
http://www.racecoursehospitality.net/VenueEvent_Ebor_Festival_.aspx?gclid=CKeKtsvYuKMCFZNo4wodxGAMaQ

Tuesday 17th – Friday 20th August 2010 World class racing meets high society for the Ebor Festival, with live coverage throughout by the Channel 4 Horseracing Team. This racecourse was founded in 1731.



PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

The retirement of HARBINGER who suffered a career ending fracture to his fetlock on his near fore leg whilst at exercise on the gallops in Newmarket last Saturday (07.08.2010)


Sir Michael Stoute said “It would be a blow to anyone, he was a great horse and a lovely character with a great mind. The Hardwicke gave you a peek of what he could be and he confirmed it in the King George. If he could have remained at that plateau then we could have had a world champion on our hands.


“You have got to get organised for surgery and remain cool. You must realise there are people suffering more than you are. It’s harder for the girl who looks after him every morning and rides him out, you can’t feel sorry for yourself. It was not a complicated fracture and he has come through the surgery well. The owners (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing) had to make a decision, it’s not my decision to make .”



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