Saturday, 11 September 2010

WATCH C4 MORNING LINE LIVE FROM 7.55am to 8.55am EVERY SATURDAY



ORGANIZE your afternoons’ racing action early, let the CHANNEL 4 MORNING LINE TEAM guide you along an exciting, intriguing and fascinating path into the world of horseracing.


THROUGH THE KEYHOLE THE CLUES ARE THERE. An interesting and entertaining program providing previews of runners and riders racing this afternoon, key current news, review and updates, relevant to this afternoon’s C4 live action coverage from GOODWOOD, DONCASTER ST LEGER DAY, CHESTER, AND THE CURRAGH IRISH ST LEGER DAY.


TODAYS MEETINGS COVERED BY THE MORNING LINE TEAM ARE:

DONCASTER Flat (Turf) 7 races £898k First race 2.10 – 5.35
C4 Show Live 2.10. 2.45. 3.20. 3.55.
3.20 Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes (Group 1) (Class 1) Winner £283.850
For 3-year old colts and fillies.


GOODWOOD Flat (Turf) 7 races £138k First race 2.25 – 5.00
C4 Show Live 2.25. 3.00.


CHESTER Flat (Turf) 7 races £94k First race 2.35 – 5.55
C4 Show Live 3.35


CURRAGH Flat (Turf) 7 races £630k First race 2.10 – 5.25
C4 show live 3.45. The Irish Field St Leger Stakes (Group 1) Winner e139.400 1m 6f.



C4 TOTESCOOP6 SATURDAY’S BIG TV BET RACES.
Play today to win up to £1 million. Win fund rollover £92,436
Bonus fund rollover £700,564.

Leg 1 2.25 Goodwood.
Leg 2 2.45 Doncaster.
Leg 3 3.05 Chester.
Leg 4 3.20 Doncaster.
Leg 5 3.35 Chester.
Leg 6 3.55 Doncaster.



C4 MORNING LINE HORSERACING TEAM TODAY ARE:

NICK (Lord Snooty) LUCK
Host Presenter/Broadcaster/ Bloodhorse Illiterate


GUEST STAR PAUL MULRENNAN LICENSED FLAT RACE JOCKEY
Bloodhorse Literate. PAUL partners DANDINO for Elite Racing Club in this afternoons
St Leger (3.20) Doncaster. DANDINO 2nd favourite morning price 8/1.
REWILDING morning price 11/8 favourite. Experiences achieved in Calcutta.


TANYA (Tipbits) STEVENSON
Form Specialist/Broadcaster. Up to the minute on line betting stats.
Bloodhorse Illiterate. Email Tanya: racing@channel4.com


MIKE (Cat) CATTERMOLE
Specialist Presenter/Broadcaster/ Commentator/ Bloodhorse Illiterate


JOHN (The Greatest Jockey) FRANCOME
‘Bloodhorse Literate’. Retired professional jump jockey horseman of the highest caliber. Form Specialist/Broadcaster/ Journalist/Author


JIM (Gentleman Jim) McGRATH
Form Specialist/Broadcaster/Commentator. ‘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




COUNTDOWN DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: NEWBURY SATURDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2010
Dubai Duty Free Weekend featuring Sports Saturday
GATES OPEN - 11.00 | FIRST RACE - 1.30 | LAST RACE - 4.50
Featuring top class horseracing with two Group races, sporting master classes and trick shot shows. There will be live music from the Sing Out Sisters as well as a face painter and bouncy castle for the children!

http://www.newbury-racecourse.co.uk/Racing/Fixtures---Tickets/Saturday-18th-September



PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

TELEVISED STEWARDS’ INQUIRIES?

IN PART? OR FULL STEWARDS’ INQUIRIES TO BE TELEVISED? IS ANYONE ALLOWED TO KNOW?

We are not being informed accurately in this regard; only the first half of a stewards inquiry was shown live by C4 at Glorious Goodwood on 31 July 2010. A significant omit by BHA regulation parties who only choose to show this stewards inquiry in part, to date. Maybe in action at Doncaster to-day ... so we are led to believe.



LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL MEETING DONCASTER
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8th to SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11th 2010

1776 was the first year that the St Leger Stakes was run at Doncaster Racecourse.
WINNER: ALLABACULIA partner JOHN SINGLETON trainer Christopher Scaife for the
Marquess of.Rockingham Owner Charles Watson- Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham. ( 13 May 1730 – 1 July 1782) Served as Prime Minister of Great Britain, in office 27 March 1782 – 1 July 1782. Monarch George 111.


Despite the attractions of other Autumn races such as the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and Breeders’ Cup, the St. Leger remains a key feature of the British racing calendar. Don’t miss the continuation of St Leger’s history, the 234th running of this race will take place this afternoon Saturday 11th September 2010. To be show live by the C4 Horseracing Team.


THE ST LEGER FAMILY IS AN OLD ANGLO - IRISH FAMILY WITH NORMAN ROOTS GOING BACK OVER A THOUSAND YEARS, AND WHOSE NAME HAS APPEARED MORE THAN A FEW TIMES IN HISTORY.


ST LEGER 616? – 678 7th century martyr and bishop of Autun, contributed to the popularity of the name in France. The name was introduced into England by the Normans after 1066, and to Ireland in the 12th century following the Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169, where it achieved considerable status. As part of Leger’s episcopal duties, he not only preached and taught ordinary folks, but he also reformed many of the clergy who had become lax in their responsibilities.
He said that if monks were doing what they were supposed to do, their prayers would preserve the world from many disasters.


St Leger's words way back then, ring true, and continue to ring true throughout and over all these centuries, to the present day: "If each of us were doing no more and no less than what we were supposed to, the world would be in much better shape. The
problem is we sometimes become so overwhelmed we don’t know where to start. "Whether we’re dealing with global issues or sorting out personal ones, the process is exactly the same. We can’t try to solve the whole thing all at once. We’ve got to take it one step at a time. What issue concerns me the most at this moment? What one thing can I do to help?


St Leger's words were brought to light in recent years by Mother Teresa “What you are doing, I may not be able to do ... what I am doing you may not be able to do ... But all of us together are doing 'Something Beautiful For God' (www.lionhudson.com) If we each do what we can right now, together we will be able to accomplish all that needs to be done."


The author of this book, Malcolm Muggerage, was born in 1903, was educated at Selhurst Grammer School and Selwyn College, Cambridge. He started his career as a university lecturer in Cairo before taking up journalism. As a journalist he worked around the world on the Guardian, Calcutta Statesman, the Evening Standard, and the Daily Telegraph, and then in 1953 became editor of Punch where he remained for four years. In the 1939 - 45 war he served as a Major in the Intelligence Corps, being awarded both the Legion d'Honneur and the Croix de Guerre. In latter years Malcolm Muggerage became best known as a broadcaster both on television and radio for the BBC. He died at the age of 87 in 1990.


Mother Teresa is an unsurpassed inspiration of simplicity, faith and compassion. As she daily cared for the poor of Calcutta, she challenged the world to greater acts - to the importance of small things done with great love. First published in 1971 'Something Beautiful For God' is an uplifting chronicle of Malcolm Muggerage's discovery of Mother Teresa and the religious order she instituted. It is not, in the ordinary sense, a biography, but arises out of Muggerage's observations and reflections on being with her in Calcutta. It is the classic work that introduced Mother Teresa to the Western world. Now colour illustrated throughout, the book includes, along with Muggerage's reflections, the transcript of his conversations with Mother Teresa and a selection of her own writings and meditations. Her message is forever relevant. As is St Leger's 616? – 678 from way back in the 7th century.


St Leger was raised at the court of King Clotaire II and by his uncle, Bishop Didon of Poitiers. Leger was made archdeacon by Didon, was ordained, and in about 651, became abbot of Maxentius Abbey, where he introduced the Rule of St. Benedict. He served Queen Regent St.Bathildis and helped her govern when Clovis II died in 656, and was named bishop of Autun in 663. He reconciled the differing factions that had torn the See apart, introduced reforms, fortified the town, and was known for his concern for the poor. Feast day October 2.


Doncaster benefited from the lucrative stagecoach trade in the 16th century. This led to horse breeding in the town, and to the popularity of horse racing. The first known horse races were held there as early as the 17th century.


The St. Leger Stakes is a Group 1 flat horserace, run in Great Britain, open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Doncaster over a distance of 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 132 yards (2,937 metres), and it is scheduled to take place every September. Established in 1776, the St. Leger is the oldest of Britain's five Classics. It is the last of the five to be run each year, and it is raced over a longer distance than any of the previous four. To be run this year on Saturday 11 September 2010 and televised live by the Channel 4 Horseracing Team.

Race Date Distance Course.

2,000 Guineas Stakes
Late April / early May 1 mile Newmarket

1,000 Guineas Stakes
Late April / early May 1 mile Newmarket

Epsom Oaks
Early June 1 mile 4 furlongs 10 yd
Epsom Downs

Epsom Derby
First Saturday in June 1 mile 4 furlongs 10 yd
Epsom Downs

St. Leger Stakes September 1 mile 6 furlongs 132 yd Doncaster


A later St. Leger of historical importance was Gen. Anthony St. Leger. He was born in 1731 probably in Kildare, Ireland. He was one of a group of noblemen and gentlemen who in 1778 gathered for a private dinner party in an upper room of the Red Lion Inn which stands in the market square in Doncaster. When they departed, history had been made. A horse race which was to set the pattern for classic racing throughout the world had been christened the St. Leger. The race, a sweepstake for three-year-olds, had been born two years earlier in 1776, at the suggestion of Lt. Col. (later Major-General) Anthony St. Leger and ran for the first time over a two-mile course on Cantley Common in Doncaster. The classic race, The St. Leger has been run at Doncaster ever since. St Leger died on 19 April 1786. He was buried in Saint Anne’s Church Dublin.




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