Sunday, 20 January 2013

SACRED SUNDAY CH4 REVIEW JANUARY 20th 2013.



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REVIEW OF YESTERDAY'S LIVE HORSERACING ACTION
FROM KEMPTON PARK
 


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DAVID ASHFORTH
Saturday's musings from a retired racing enthusiast.

David Ashforth at the Derby Awards 6.12.10
David Ashforth: twice voted journalist of the year
PICTURE: Dan Abraham
 
"A breeding tip that will take your breath away ....
Pic:"Not gone in the wind: "Clark Gable and Olivia de Havilland had no apparent breathing problems."

"A MAN came up to me at the races last week and said: "How are you doing now that you're retarder?" I told him I was doing fine, under the circumstances, but it made me think perhaps Racing for Change should launch a Racing for the Retired initiative.


"At every racecourse, between the car park and the entrance, there'd be sign reading: "Have you got your glasses?' On the reverse, visible on returning , there'd be another message: "You've Forgotten Where You Parked, Haven't You?" I'm not sure whether it would be ageist or not, but it would show racecourses cared.




JMC: Many many people who are living out there last days on this earth for whatever reason, watch horseracing live on TV. For many the only thing left that they can join in easily, as they please, in their own homes.

"It's difficult not to get depressed when tomorrow's meeting at Towcester has been abandoned. It's especially disappointing because we'd have been able to see how the greyhound track is coming along. I expect Lord Hesketh, the racecourse's owner, will be employing consultants from Wolverhampton to advise him. JMC: What a great idea of Lord Hesketh to be working to provide a greyhound track as well.

"This is a testing time for everyone and I'd like to pay tribute to those who work so hard to keep racing going. Sandra, Andrea and Caroline stay chirpy however cold it is outside McColl's newsagent (It even has the apostrophe in the right place) and always have my Racing Post ready and waiting for me. Thank you. ( JMC: Yes Yes Yes, thank goodness the apostrophe is in the right place, if in doubt leave it out.)


"A short walk to Costa Coffee and Tracy and her delightful team are poised to serve the small skinny latte that accompanies the next part of the racing day - studying the paper. I always sit in the same seat so that when it's empty they'll know I've died and they can adjust their supplies accordingly. Thank you.

"With so many abandonments, now is a good time to consider the anti-post markets for the Cheltenham Festival. I'm trying to decide whether or not to lay one of the favourites because of a rumour that it's got a breathing problem. What is it with racehorses? Occasionally a horse will be praised for being 'clean winded' . This means it can breath properly,' a highly prized attribute. More often, trainers receive the dread news that a horse 'made a noise'. Since horses can't speak, they aren't supposed to make noises and, if they do, it might mean they have 'gone in the wind' , which always makes me think of Clark Gable and Olivia de Havilland, although they didn't seem to have any trouble breathing.


"You don't hear that Usain Bolt or Jessica Ennis have breathing problems and are going to be operated on, but racehorses are forever failing to breath to the required standard. Various veterinary procedures are available, some of which sometimes work some of the time, but wouldn't it be better to breed thoroughbreds with wider throats" While breeders are sorting throats out, they could do something about legs too. Horses' legs are ridiculously thin. A bit of selective breeding and the thoroughbred could have proper legs with decent diameters.

"Meanwhile, luckily tomorrow isn't a complete disaster because it's the day (well, the night) of the NFL championship games. This is the time of year that gets me as excited as I used to be just before Doncaster Rovers played Barnsley in the Forth Division (they lost). Will the Baltimore Ravens' game against the New England Patriots be the last for Ray Lewis, the Ravens' inspirational talismanic, veteran linebacker? (Yes) . Will the San Francisco 49ers, fielding rookie quarterback Colin Kaepernick, be going to the Super Bowl at the expense of the Atlanta Falcons? (Yes).


"That was easy, and it's not the only help I can supply. If you're thinking of going racing this coming week , assuming there is some, you might like to know which meetings will boast a big screen (hurray!) and which won't (boo!).


"Of the 15 racecourses due to race between Monday and Sunday, some on more than one day, 11 will be providing customers with a big screen. The 'goodies' are Catterick, Cheltenham, Doncaster, Exeter, Fontwell, Kempton, Lingfield, Uttoxeter, Warwick, Wetherby and Wolverhampton.


The 'baddies' are Leicester (Tuesday), Fakenham (Thursday), Huntindon (Friday), and Sedgefield (Sunday).

"Fakenham is half-forgiven, but only half, because the track is only about one mile around. Sedgefield, one of only two meetings next Sunday, might make the same claim but a group as big as Arc, which runs it, should provide big screens at all its venues all the time. The same applies to Huntingdon, the only Jockey Club Racecourses' track racing on Friday.

"This year, Huntingdon will provide a screen for only nine of its 18 fixtures, whereas fellow JCR venues Exeter and Warwick provide them for every meeting.


"Leicester, an independent course, will have a big screen for only 13 of its 32 fixtures but Catterick, like Towcester and the increasingly impressive Taunton, which are also small independent racecourses, have a big screen for every meeting. Its a must."


Ashforth’s crazy journey from Southwell to Royal Ascot








J. Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment
Racecourse? Which Racecourse?
David sets out here, the different facilities to be found, or not to be found as the case maybe on British racecourses. The first thing that everyone planning a day out at the races needs to be able to do is watch the action, to watch and to observe each and every race. (key vital for all those interested in planning any sort of reliable punting pattern transcript of their own) David points out here however that not all racecourses provide a big screen to make this possible. One key factor to take on board when planning to start out on your very own horseracing adventure.

Confusing Equine Statements
David's Pic:"Not gone in the wind: "Clark Gable and Olivia de Havilland had no apparent breathing problems."
A racehorse found to have a 'wind problem' when asked to quicken in a gallop at home, or  during a race, when asked to quicken to win, but failing to act, gasping to get his breathe and making a gurgling noise, as he struggles to breathe, being stopped from breathing is a frightening painful experiance for the horse. This may be cured by the horse undergoing a veterinary operation, or not as the case maybe. Many horses who undergo such an operation
are cured. 

 

RPSunday 
(20.01.2013)
THE RISE AND RISE OF DONALD McCAIN: BY PETER THOMAS
Donald McCain jnr Can you imagine having a dad like GINGER McCAIN?
A dad that trained RED RUM and went out to win the Grand National with him in 1973. What must it have been like at home in 1973?
RPSunday
(20.01.2013)
Now on this Sunday morning 40 years on, the Racing Post pick up this amazing true story highlighting Donald's further achievements to date, Donald with a huge smile lighting up his whole face, tells us:  "It's not ambition - it's fear of failure"
 

More later
 
 

 


 

 


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