Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Thursday October 23, 2014. Global Horseracing. Emirates Racing Authority's Bloodhorse Illiterate government (ERA)

Your adventure into the world of Global Horseracing a
warm welcome to Nicholas Godfrey (GB) (Racing Post)
Jon Lees brings news:
RP  page 3 Wednesday October 22, 2014.
J Margaret Clarke Turfcall Factfile 

"  De Sousa to be taken off forfeit list. "

"SILVESTRE DE SOUSA can expect to be removed from the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) forfeit list after he paid the outstanding costs (£20,000) claim from a failed  "Bloodhorse Literate " appeal in Dubai yesterday. "  Demanded unjustly by the "Bloodhorse Illiterate Emirate Racing Authority Government to cover a legal costs claim from a failed "Bloodhorse Literate" appeal " .  This was a Racing Right Equus Zone Matter taken out of context and placed in a Bloodhorse Illiterate Court of Law conducted by Bloodhorse Illiterate lawyers.
"The Dubia World Cup-winning jockey had resisted paying the £20,000 bill for legal costs and challenged the "reasonableness of the charges while he sought a breakdown of the sum, De Suisa was placed on the forfeit list by the Emirates Racing Authority  this month, which automatically  made him a disqualified person, but the sanction was not reciprocated in Britain after the Dubai authority said it was not seeking to extend the ban.

"De Suisa, who continues to ride for Godolphin, said he was keeping his options open as regards a return to Dubai this winter when he rode African Story to victory in the Dubai World Cup in March.

"He said: " I've just paid the "£20,000 I am reported to be on the forfeit list for, but I don't know what I'm doing this winter yet. I'm getting plenty of rides on the all -weather and I may ride here for now. "

"Pat Cosgrove remains on the Emirates Racing Authority's government forfeit list having not paid "£35,000 in costs from a separate Dubai appeal hearing, but he continues to ride in Britain. "
Something stinks here, licensed jockeys are being expected to go out and ride in races every day, literately putting their lives on the line every ride they take, to then be judged,  charged  and  condemned by "Bloodhore Illiterate" lawyers as criminals, to be put on "Bloodhorse Illiterate Forfeit lists. Appallingly blatant  government acts of "Bloodhorse Illiterate Scam Set-Up's  to suit only themselves" . 

A highly dangerous sport which has become more dangerous every day over the last six decades to be now firmly wedged in an evil government red alert global danger Equus Zone. Such Governments who don't even bother about having any recognised True Racing Right Global Equus Zone Rules of Horseracing anywhere.





  De Suisa, a top Group 1 professional "Bloodhorse Literate" achiever in his own right .
 Professional Group 1 (Groups 1 of 4 being student learner Group) Global Flat Turf:

"Champions debate is stuck for now in the Ascot mud. "
"The organizers should stop trying to sell the occasion for what it isn't" .
 "THERE is little point continuing to challenge the timing of Champions Day for the simple fact it is not going to  relocate to a more appropriate date. It will continue in its present guise for as long as Qipco sponsor it. To avoid us having to become accustomed to the curtain
closing more often than not in a sea of mud, it appears we must pin our hope on successful testing of revolutionary covers.
"Any date change would require Britain to withdraw from the Pattern, and thus precipitate the Pattern's demise. That would be no bad thing:  the Pattern is a relic that still goverens thinking more than four decades after it was introduced. Over that period football, cricket, golf, tennis, rugby union, rugby league, etc, etc have completely transformed themselves in tandem with the times.
"But that's another story. Those who argue the prime consideration for Champions Day should be decent ground have been overlooked. It seems the racing itself  doesn't seem to matter as much as other aspects.
"It is regrettable the size of a crowd lured in part by alternative entertainment and the raft of free or discounted tickets has become the gauge by which the day is deemed a success, but there  you are. In that respect the organisers have indeed moved with the times. They are not immune from making disingenuous claims in their quest for positive spin. 
"This contrast in thinking between the organisers and racing professionals was perfectly highlighted in the Monday Jury in this newspaper .  A jockey, a trainer and assess the significance a form expert all highlighted Ascot's testing ground as a caveat when asked to assess the significance of what the winning horse achieved. They mirrored the thoughts of every Flat-race enthusiast in treating soft-ground results with caution.
"Despite that, those involved with Champions Day persist in trying to validate in a meaningful championship context when there is no need to do so.  It is what it is: An October fest for horses who thrive in soft ground. Just as some who yearned for a fitting racing finale have accepted this, the organisers should stop trying to sell it for what it isn't. "
JMC: The gulf between the media and the sport of horseracing is so vast it is a wonder that we haven't all drowned by now. Perhaps government needs to make sure they not only   squeeze every last penny out of everyone's pay pocket from "work time" but also now government plan to get their hands on everyone's "leisure time"  cash as well. And what better way than through horseracing? The sport they have been ripping off, and getting away with ripping off over the last 6 decades. Easy money or what? 


RICHARD HUGHES in his Racing Post Feature last Saturday (pages 16-17) had this to say about the conditions for the horses going into the British Qipco Champions Day at Royal Ascot: Saturday October 18. Brought to us live by Ch4 Horseracing Team.

“Action will be more like jump racing” .

“THE Ascot ground has been a big talking point throughout the week- and for good reason as it’s going to have a big bearing on how the races are run and who wins them, especially if it rides heavy.

“There really is a big difference between soft and heavy. The very best horses can cope with soft ground, but when it turn’s heavy you invariably need a proper mud-lover. Horses go into the ground that much deeper when it becomes heavy and animals who bend their knee to a significant extent find they can get over the ground much more easily.

“I can guarantee what you’ll see today will look like jumps racing.  Although the straight course at Ascot is sand-based you still see fields getting strung out on soft ground, while the old round course is even more difficult when the going gets tough. You definitely won’t see five lengths separating the fields come the finishes on this British Champions Day. It’s more likely you’ll see them strung out by 25 lengths. I think you will also see strongly run races. Although it seems perverse, on really soft ground races somehow seem to be run at an even stronger tempo that when the ground rides quick. You certainly don’t start off more slowly in an attempt to ensure your mount gets home. Indeed, if your horse handles the ground you tend to go harder and faster than you normally have done. From then on you just try to last home, producing races very much like those staged on dirt in America.

“If you do  have a soft ground performer you want to do everything you can to take those horses who don’t like the ground out of their comfort zone. . If there’s a chance a rival might not like the ground you want to make absolutely certain he or she ends up not liking it.

“The ground will also make life difficult for jockeys when it comes to obeying the whip rules. Horses will be coming off the bridle sooner than would usually be the case.  That means they will need encouragement over a long period to keep going. Hopefully, the stewards will appreciate that today’s races will be akin to jumps races without the jumping. The jumps lads are allowed to use the whip a little ,more freely  than we are. It would be helpful if today we get treated like the jumps lads. “

J Margaret Clarke Turfcall Factfile

 Ground conditions are key to every single racehorse's performance, both at home in training, and on the racecourse when competing.  Heavy ground can injure some horses so badly that they never race again.


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