Saturday, 1 January 2011

C4 THE MORNING LINE LIVE ON NEW YEARS DAY SATURDAY 1ST JANUARY 2011






C4 THE MORNING LINE LIVE THE WEATHER HAS ALLOWED US BACK RACING AGAIN TODAY AFTER THREE WEEKS OF SNOW AND ICE


C4 RACING BRING US LIVE RACING THIS AFTERNOON FROM
 CHELTENHAM AND EXETER


THROUGH THE KEYHOLE THE CLUES ARE THERE LET THE MORNING LINE TEAM HELP YOU TO ORGANISE YOUR AFTERNOONS' RACING ACTION.WATCH
 EVERY SATURDAY FROM 8am to 9am

An interesting and entertaining program providing previews, key current news, review and
 updates, relevant to this afternoon’s C4 live action from CHELTENHAM and  EXETER


CHELTENHAM JUMPS TURF 7 races £139k k First race 12.20 – 3.45
C4 show live: 1.30, 2.00, 2.35, and  3.10.


EXETER JUMPS TURF 7 races £35k First Race 12.40 – 4.00
C4 show live: 2.15, and  2.50


TODAY’S C4 TOTESCOOP6 SATURDAY’S BIG TV BET.
http://scoop6.tote-betting.net/tote-scoop6-dividends.php?d=2010-10-23

The Tote Scoop6 is the main totepool bet each Saturday and you will need to find the winner of each of these horse racing fixtures to bag the Scoop6 jackpot. The Minimum bet is £2 and you can place your tote scoop6 bets online with totesport and it is very simple to set up an account and place your bets. We also have the scoop6 races highlighted right here on this site.

So it's a Saturday morning and you have just watched the Morning Line on Channel 4 or you have picked up the morning paper and you have noticed that there is a big Scoop6 fund to play for that afternoon, so here we are you have just done your first Google search today and your about to enter into the fun of placing a scoop6 bet because a half million quid would come in handy for that new house, car and holiday.

Tote Scoop6 Races - Saturday, 1st January 2011
http://www.tote-betting.net/tote-scoop6-betting.php

TOTE SCOOP6 RACES TODAY ARE:
Leg 1. 1.30 CHELTENHAM H’cap Chase 3m+
Leg 2. 2.00 CHELTENHAM Novice Chase 2m5f
Leg 3. 2.15 EXETER H’cap Hurdle 2m1f
Leg 4. 2.35 CHELTENHAM H’cap Chase 2m5f
Leg 5. 2.50 EXETER H’cap Hurdle 2m.3f
Leg 6. 3.10 CHELTENHAM H’cap Hurdle 3m



C4 MORNING LINE HORSERACING TEAM TODAY ARE:

NICK (Lord Snooty) LUCK. http://www.123people.co.uk/s/nick+luck
Host presenter, specialist broadcaster. Bloodhorse Illiterate.
Nick has been broadcasting on horseracing since 2002 . He was named Racing Broadcaster of the Year in 2007.


GUESS STAR DOMINIC ELSWORTH JUMP JOCKEY BLOODHORSE LITERATE .
DOMINIC ELSWORTH partners MR MCGOLDRICK 14.11.1  trainer Mrs S Smith
for Richard Longley This afternoon in the 2.35 at Cheltenham the Victorchandler.com H’cap Chase.
http://www.themcgoldrickpartnership.com/news/thehorses.php 

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/i-dont-wake-up-and-think-god-harvey-smith-were-a-team-we-work-together-567912.html 

http://my-yorkshire.co.uk/people/harvey-smith.html 

Elsworth just back riding after injury in a heavy fall from Keepitsecret on August 28 2010 which put him in hospital for two days and left him with bruising on the brain.
Elsworth tells us: 'Because it was concussion, it was a fairly slow process. The brain is a very delicate thing, so just small steps, I'd struggle to ride a bike down the road because I have trouble with my balance, I couldn’t even run or exert myself. You have to wait for nature to take its course. The doctors said last August that it could take up to six months. It did give me the time to look around at other things, that whilst riding I don’t get time to do.

ELSWORTH tells us that he is not related to trainer DAVID ELSWORTH, OF DESERT ORCHID FAME. he says it would have been good if he was.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-1229329/Dominic-Elsworths-comeback-heavy-fall-hold.html#ixzz19m8KvcG3

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-1229329/Dominic-Elsworths-comeback-heavy-fall-hold.html#ixzz19m6kapiU

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-1229329/Dominic-Elsworths-comeback-heavy-fall-hold.html#ixzz19m5lF4CX

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-1229329/Dominic-Elsworths-comeback-heavy-fall-hold.html 



GUESS STAR MICK FITZGERALD BLOODHORSE LITERATE
Retired Professional Jump Jockey of the highest calibre, of world renown.

Mick joined trainer Richard Lister at the age of 16 from the pony riding circuit, a popular source of future aspiring top jockeys in Ireland.

He rode his first winner in Britain on Lover’s Secret at Ludlow on 11th December 1988 and since then he has booted home around 1,250 winners – 12 of them at the Cheltenham Festival and enabling him to be in the top six of all-time riders over fences.

A short spell riding for Jackie Retter in the 1991/92 season then saw Mick land a long-standing retainer with top Lambourn trainer Nicky Henderson and the partnership has proved very successful ever since.

In recent years, Fitzgerald established himself as one of the leading jockeys in Britain, particularly through his partnership with the brilliant Paul Nicholls trained chaser See More Business, on whom he won the King George VI Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1999.

That year’s Cheltenham Festival was a bumper year for Mick where he took the Gold Cup, Triumph Hurdle on Katarino, the two mile Queen Mother Champion Chase on Call Equiname, and the Cathcart Chase on Stormyfairweather.

Mick has now retired following a serious injury to his neck, but continues to work actively in racing and as a pundit for satellite racing channel Attheraces.

Press Releases: Racing joins forces with The Prince’s Trust http://www.britishhorseracing.com/resources/media/releaseDetail.asp?item=087953
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mick-Fitzgerald-Jump-Jockeys-Mainstream-Sport/dp/1840182431 

http://www.britishhorseracing.com/resources/media/releaseDetail.asp?item=087953 


JOHN (Greatest Jockey) FRANCOME BLOODHORSE LITERATE.
A lifetimes experience to date, shared with the greatest professional horsemen and the greatest racehorses.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Francome/e/B001H6GYLU/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=john+francome+autobiography&tag=googhydr-21&index=stripbooks&hvadid=4795221559&ref=pd_sl_90p7j5pdbw_b



JIM (Gentleman Jim) McGRATH
Broadcaster.Presenter, Form Specialist, Bloodhorse illiterate
http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/racing-for-change-c4-jim-mcgrath-channel-4-angry-jimmcgrath-resigns-from-bha-board/784627/

http://www.rp-gamma.com/news/horse-racing/c4-jim-mcgrath-jim-mcgrath-to-join-bhest-as-trustee/801396/racingbusiness/ 



TANYA (Tipbits) STEVENSON THE PUNTERS FRIEND
Broadcaster, Presenter, Form Specialist// Up to the minute on line betting stats. Bloodhorse Illiterate.
Email Tanya: racing@channel4.com
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/racing/article1029963.ece 

http://www.channel4.com/sport/microsites/R/racing_c4/update19.html



JOHN (Mac) McCRIRICK THE PUNTERS CHAMPION
Broadcaster, Presenter, Form Specialist, Latest Stats. Mac brings us news from the papers.
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/bigbrother/news/a196401/john-mccririck-calls-for-cbb-reprieve.html 



BARRY (BISMARK) DENNIS. BOARD BOOKMAKER
Barry gives his Saturday ‘Bismark ‘ A runner that he believes will not win today.
Form Specialist/Bookmaker. Bloodhorse Illiterate.
http://www.barrydennis.co.uk/index2.php 




PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

JOHN OAKSEY BLOODHORSE LITERATE
The Noble Lord rode as an amateur from 1955 to 1975, taking the amateur jockeys' title over jumps in the 1957-58 and 1970-71 seasons. He was narrowly beaten second to Ayala in the 1963 Grand National on Carrickbeg, and won the 1958 Whitbread and Hennessy Gold Cups on Taxidermist.

How did you get into racing?

As a child my family were very keen on racing and I was taken to Cheltenham races frequently when I was very young, not long after the time of Golden Miller. I have ridden all of my life and hunted. I was training to be a barrister and my first winner came in a race confined to the legal profession, known as the BAR Point-to-Point. I rode a horse called Next Of Kin.



I also rode out for Bob Turnell near Marlborough and got more and more hooked on racing and so instead of being a barrister I decided to become a racing correspondent; my first job was with the Daily Telegraph where I wrote as "Marlborough" (this pen-name was due to me always reversing the charges from Marlborough to the office). In 1958 my riding career took off when I rode Taxidermist and won the Whitbread Gold Cup, in the November of the same year we also won the Hennessy which was run at Cheltenham.

What was your childhood ambition?

To be really good at one of several sports.

When did you join Channel 4 Racing?

I joined ITV in 1970.

Do you prefer flat or jumping?

Jumping: Far more fun and much nicer people.

Who or what has inspired or influenced you professionally?

Peter O'Sullevan.

Who do you most admire - all time?

1st Duke of Wellington.

What is your most memorable moment?

The 1971 Whitbread Gold Cup when I was disqualified. I was riding Proud Tarquin and he ducked towards The Dikler in the run-in, it was a tough finish and the horses fought it out head to head. I won by a head but was disqualified and felt this was very unfair at the time.

What is your most favourite horse?

Tuscan Prince won 13 races, five or six when I was aboard. When he retired, his owner, Sir John Thomson gave "Tusky" to me. My daughter used him as a schoolmaster in point-to-points and he was the safest jumper. We also team chased him, but he would only go well if my wife's mare was in the lead.

What is your best piece of advice for anyone wanting to make betting pay?

Never expect to make it pay because you probably won't. If you do bet, keep the stakes small and don't chase your losses.

If you could change one thing in racing, what would it be?

I would change the Levy Board's bias towards flat racing prize money from 60-40 in favour, to 60-40 in favour of jump racing.

Do you have any tips for anyone wanting to get into the racing or broadcasting industry?

Get involved in some way, ie. ride, go racing, work in a yard. Give yourself some connection that you can relate to.

What is your most memorable bet?

Cautious at Chepstow the price was 6/1.

What is your favourite sport other than racing?

Skiing.

What is your greatest sporting achievement outside of racing?

I was run out by Denis Compton, stumped by Godfrey Evans and I hit J J Warr for a six.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

We had tipped a horse to win at Warwick and it came to a photo finish. When the result was announced it had been beaten and I didn't realise my microphone was on and I said "Oh Bugger" on air!

Do you surf the internet?

No!

Which School/University did you go to?

I went to Eton and then on to Yale, where I learnt to ski and had a lovely time.

What is your greatest achievement?

Helping to start the Injured Jockeys' Fund.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, three dogs and one aged cat.

What is your favourite pastime?

Walking the dogs.

Do you have any superstitions?

Yes. I say good morning to magpies, don't walk under ladders and refuse to sit down thirteen to a table. Don't much like the colour green.

What is the biggest lie you have ever told?

Difficult question, I tell them all the time!

Do you have any pet hates?

Designer stuble, dog fights and people who are rude to waiters.

FAVOURITES:

Racecourse - Sandown

Horse - Arkle, Taxidermist and Tuscan Prince

Drink - Champagne

Programme - Dad's Army

Colour - Plum

Sport - Skiing

Hobby - Reading

What is your star sign?

Aries.

http://www.horseytalk.net/HorseyInterviews/LordOaksey.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/horseracing/3531995/Lord-Oaksey-the-receives-annual-Peter-OSullevan-Award-for-services-to-racing-Horse-Racing.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Lawrence,_1st_Baron_Oaksey  

http://www.ovstud.co.uk/news/?id=7  




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