Sunday, 10 November 2013

SACRED SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10th REMEMBRANCE DAY. A REVIEW OF YESTERDAY'S HORSERACING ACTION BROUGHT TO US LIVE BY CH4 FROM DONCASTER AND WINCANTON. 2013.

 



SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10th 2013
 
REVIEW OF CH4 LIVE HORSERACING YESTERDAY

FROM DONCASTER AND WINCANTON

Ch4 Racing Sponsored by Dubai
Taking a closer look
http://www. racing.channel4.com/
http://www.horseracingtips-uk.co.uk/charity-bets.htm
http://www.racingpost.com/news/live.sd 
http://www.racingpost.com/news/live.sd
http://www.turfcall.co.uk

REVIEW YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
    

PREVIEW TODAY'S CARDS
 
PAUSE FOR THOUGHT
 Silk poppy
 REMEMBERANCE DAY LIVE BBC1 
HORSEGUARDS PARADE
 LONDON
10.20 to 12.25pm
 To honour all those who gave their lives in horrific circumstances, so as we can enjoy our today.
Massive courage in the face of danger
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Flanders_Fields 
Remembrance Day 2013 Sacred Sunday November 10th
 
 EQUUS PRESENT
Doncaster Host
THE  CLOSING OF THE BRITISH FLAT TURF SEASON 2013.
Doncaster Feature Race 3.35 November Handicap



EQUUS JUMPS TURF
Wincanton Feature Race 2.40
 

PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

David Ashforth at the Derby Awards 6.12.10

David Ashforth:
Twice voted journalist of the year

PICTURE: Dan Abraham
MUSINGS FROM A RETIRED RACING ENTHUSIAST 


No split opinions when it comes to value of McCoy

Pic: Oscar Wilde: punters can easily relate to his views on prices and value.

"OPINIONS!  Who'd have 'em? When it comes to the next race at Doncaster, just about everyone, because a horserace is like a book. People read both and emerge with different opinions.
 
"The thought struck me when reading reviews of Donna Tartt's new novel The Goldfinch. At first I thought of that old, unseemly joke , delivered when the pudding arrives - "I've always liked a nice tart" ,  followed by another old faithful - "You'd think she'd be able to spell her name by now" .
 
"In the Times on Saturday, Alex O'Connell described The Goldfinch as "an intellectual tour de force" which qualified the author as "one of the greatest writers of our time" , fit to "drink with John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Saul Below, Philip Roth et al" . The next day, in The Sunday Times, Peter Kemp condemned the book as "overlong" , "ineptly put-together" and, in short, "a turkey" .
 
"Is O'Connell right (a modern epic and a heavyweight masterpiece") or is Kemp right ("stupefyingly long stretches of near inertness")?  At 775 pages, it would be nice to know before paying £20 for the privilege (or otherwise) .
 
"With a horse race, at least there's an outcome. One person's opinion is vindicated, another person's found wanting. (The exception is when it's your own opinion, when the opinion was fine, but the jockey cocked it up) . The £20 either turns into something bigger or disappears altogether, whereas after reading a book you're still left with just an opinion.
 
"Admittedly it's now your own opinion and therefore to be respected. As  Thomas More once remarked: "it is only natural that each man should own opinions best. " Would you rather back your opinion or that of the bloke next to you in the grandstand? Quite. Obviously, if it's Tony McCoy, that's different.
 
"On the other hand, as Chuck Klosterman (I've never heard of him either)  pointed out: " Everybody is wrong about everything, just about all the time. " Klosterman must have spent a lot of time in betting shops.
 
Mark Twain wasn't much of a racefan but his observation - "It is difference of opinion that makes horseraces" - is regularly trotted out. It's not one of Twain's best, although the fact it appeared in the splendidly named Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar for 1894 adds to its appeal. I prefer another of Twain's remarks - "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect" .Twain clearly had racing in mind, and how right he was. When a majority of people share the same opinion about a race it probably means the favourite will be a shorter price than it should be. Is that why Cue Card started at 11-10 favourite for the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter on Tuesday? Was it the result of a majority view that should have been pondered upon, then opposed? It certainly makes you pause, and reflect.
 
"TWAIN wasn't the only master of the quote who had something useful to say about horseracing. Surprisingly Oscar Wilde's opinions on the subject are well worth noting. Wilde wasn't an obvious enthusiast for outdoor sports , although he did once say: "Of course I have played outdoor games. I once played dominoes  in an open-air cafe in Paris. " More to the point, Oscar Wilde once won a race himself, a novice handicap chase at Wincanton in  1999, ridden by Andrew Thornton. Thornton's still going but, sadly, Wilde is long gone. (After saying: "Either this wallpaper goes or I do. ")
 
"Even more to the point, it was Wilde who famously defined a cynic as a man "who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing" . It was an insightful remark because so many punters do, indeed, know the price of everything (for instance, Lahaag is 7-1 for today's Betfred November Handicap) but do they know where the value lies?
 
"Warren Buffett, America's most successful investor, once said to be the richest man in the world, had interesting opinions on price and value. "Price is what you pay, value is what you get, " he wrote. As early as the 1940's, Buffett was going to the racetrack and doing what some professional gamblers do now- base their stratergy on comparing price and value.
 
"I'd figure out the probability of each horse winning, " Buffett recalled, "then I would compare that with the odds. You figure the horse has a ten per cent chance of winning but it's going off at 15-1. "
 
"It's a good approach but it does have at least one flaw - value is a matter of opinion. Your opinion has to be sounder than other people's. Obviously (see Thomas More, above), it is.
 
"So it's all about opinions, except when it comes to Tony Mc Coy. We all have the same opinion about him. " Do we?
 


J. Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment (JMC) 
 
THE GAMBLING GAME that horseracing provides is all about opinion.
Opinions views, prices, false values the lot.


HORSEMENSHIP is about 'Know How' . Knowing how to communicate with a racehorse every step of the way accurately.  Passed down from generation to generation. There is far more to horseracing than the part played by jockeys.

YEARLING PERSPECTIVE
CH4, Gina Bryce bought to our attention on the Morning Line on Saturday the work going on at present to prepare each and every yearling for competition on the racetracks in 2014 as two year olds, a massive creative work of art environment project. If allowed to be done properly that is. 
That if not done properly as the great American horseman Monty Roberts shows so accurately, can break and ruin these beautiful young creatures lives causing misery pain and  hardship beyond all belief...
http://www.turfcall.co.uk/montypage.htm 

HANDLING THE YEARLINGS

Nashwan yearling
Tutor Jock
for
Clive Brittain Newmarket
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Brittain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashwan
Nashwan (1986–2002) was an American-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. After winning both his starts as a two-year-old he developed into an outstanding performer in the spring and summer of 1989, completing a unique four-timer when winning the 2000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, Eclipse Stakes and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. After sustaining his only defeat in the Prix Niel in September he was retired to stud where he was a successful sire of winners.
NASHWAN'S TRAINER
MAJOR DICK HERN
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Hern

NASHWAN partner WILLIE CARSON 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Carson

NASHWAN'S STUD RECORD
http://www.famousracehorses.co.uk/nashwan.htm
http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/stallionbook/stallion.sd?horse_id=43064&popup=1
 

MONDAY NOVEMBER 11th RACING POST THE MONDAY JURY


 
 
 
 
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12th RACING POST
TEAM (Nicky) HENDERSON Stable Tour Special 16- page supplement inside the final instalment of RP Jumps Series also featuring Jump trainers TEAM (Jonjo) O'NEILL. TEAM (Gary) MOORE. TEAM (Peter) BOWEN. As last year, the two jumps teams that Turfcall advise to follow for this year again are: TEAM (Nicky) HENDERSON (GB) TEAM (Willie) MULLINS (IRE)
 



 
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13th RACING POST
"Another great 12-page Supplement inside
" Your complete statistical review of the Flat Turf Season 2013 in Britain and Ireland.
"Top 10 Moments Post writers select their 2013 Flat highlights pages 14-15.
"SALUTING THE 23rd  CARTIER HORSE OF THE YEAR. Fabulous ARC heroine TREVE TEAM (Criquette) HEAD-MAAREK"
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/81934/treve-finalist-for-cartier-horse-of-the-year 

 
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th STUDS PRESENT THEIR YEARLINGS FOR SALE 
RACING POST TODAY
BUMPER GOFFS NOVEMBER SALE PREVIEW PAGES 20-25
The Studs send in their foals and yearlings for sale.
 
GO GLOBAL WITH GOFFS IRELAND  
Irelands Premier Sale: Come to the Source

November 18th to 23rd 2013
http://www.goffs.com/ 
EQUUS
HANDLING THE YEARLINGS CONTINUED: A MASSIVE WORK OF ART
A brilliant sparkling work of art achievement in practice
 
Jock drives the Nashwan yearling in the long-reins, a highly skilled
work of art achievement that Jock has learned and achieved in his own right.
 Notice that this yearling is fitted with both a bridle and a saddle.
The bridle has a special mouthing bit fitted to allow Jock to guide
this yearling into learning how to respond to direction and change of pace 
whilst being asked to work on the bridle. Lessons in changing the pace and
changing the rein. In preparation before a rider is introduced.


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15th THE PRINCESS ROYAL ON HORSEMEAT
The Princess Royal and former British eventing champion claimed that horse owners may take better care of their animals when they are alive if they believed they could sell them for meat.

 
Princess Anne: We should consider eating horse meat. Speaking at the World Horse Welfare conference, Princess Anne calls for a debate on the merits of eating horse meat

Her comments come after charities warned of a horse welfare crisis, with thousands currently at risk of abandonment and neglect


Princess Royal has argued that a shift in attitudes could help improve the treatment of the animals.


News from New Zealand
Princess Anne says Britons should eat horse meat
 
 
 
DAILY MAIL ONLINE
Princess Anne says we should eat HORSE meat... for the sake of animal welfare
  • Royal spoke at World Horse Welfare charity conference
  • Said owners may take better care of horses when alive if they thought they'd later sell them for meat
 
 "Long lays the world in sin and error pining"
JMC: ALL HELL ON EARTH SUFFERANCE AN  EVIL BEYOND BELIEF
has long since gone ignored and remains to be the same today. Ignored.
At least to put animals down instead of leaving them to starve to death through horrendous neglect in horrific living conditions is a far better and kinder option.
   


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