Friday, 9 January 2015

Friday January 9, 2015.


Racing Right Global Equus Zone (GB)
Racing Post Thursday January 8.

But where are the true global bloodhorse literate rules of horseracing?

Your adventure into the world of Global Horseracing a

warm welcome to Nicholas Godfrey (GB) (Racing Post)


Published RP Wednesday January 7 2015. Page 1 and 8.

Nicholas Godfrey on a well-oiled operation craving a British Classic breakthrough.

Nicholas introduces us to the owner of Elm Park, Sheikh Fahad Qatar Racing Limited.
Key issues:
Three- year- old- colt Elm Park in training with Team (Andrew) Balding Kingsclere an exciting major Classic contender this year, following his  two -year -old success when winning The Group 1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster in October 2014 with ease.
Owner Sheikh Fahad of Qater Racing has replaced global flat turf jockey’s Jamie Spencer and Harry Bentley, with Andrea Atzeni and Oisin Murphy for 2015.

Sheikh Fahad drew a blank at Royal Ascot 2014, but his claret and gold silks were carried to victory by Elm Park in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster in October.

Elm Park 3 year old colt owned by Sheikh Fahad, and his Global Horseracing Team Qatar Racing leads the drive for increase in domestic success.

Elm Park placed in Britain with Team (Andrew) Balding Kingsclere.

"It’s a big year for Qatar Racing, on the Classic trail with their Racing Post Trophy hero. Page 8.
Pic: “A delighted Sheikh Fahad (right) of Qatar Racing after Elm Park’s Racing Post Trophy victory.
 Elm Park winning the Racing Post Trophy 2014
Bloodstock Manager David Redvers (GB)
Responsible for 230-plus racehorses in training worldwide.
With more than 50 global trainers on the roster worldwide.
First formed in 2011. The 2014 the 3rd flat turf season the best yet. Drew a blank first half at Royal Ascot and notice served on the retainers of Jamie Spencer and Harry Bentley, in favour of rising stars Andrea Atzeni and Oisin Murphy.

Qatar Racing had to wait until Classic hope Elm Park won the Racing Post Trophy in October for their first Group 1 success in their distinctive claret-and-gold silks. Given that Qipco parent company of Qatar Racing, had only recently signed up as Ascot’s first commercial partner at the royal meeting, it is easy why there might have been a certain level of frustration.

“Obviously it was disappointing, “ says Redvers. “For an organisation of our size, that is our Olympics, and we had seven or eight places without winning; we ended up with a lot of silvers and bronzes but no golds!

“Fortunately, at the end of the season we had six or seven golds, so things did look a bit better.. “

“Indeed they did , especially after the Andrew Balding- trainer Elm Park ensured the Qatar Racing silks did not go the full season without hitting the Group 1 winners enclosure in Britain – although strictly speaking they had already had one winner, as they were partners in Charm Spirit, who won the QE11.


“Our highlight was winning with Elm Park, a very exciting colt who was relatively inexpensively bought. Says Redvers, he looks like a work in progress even now so it’s amazing he achieved what he did as a two-year-old.
“Looking at him physically you’d think he had have had one or two runs as a juvenile at best- and part of the highlight there for everyone to see was the shared enjoyment of owning a winner. Kingsclere [part-owners] are an amazing bunch of syndicate members, and Sheikh  Fahad was jumping up and down with the rest of them.
“ ELM PARK’S victory was notable for more than one reason, as he was partnered by Alzini, who spent the latter part of the season trying his hand on the Qatar juveniles.
“The pressure’s off him now- he’s got his Group 1 out of the way and his feet are under the table, “ says Redvers who is excited by Qatar’s new dynamic duo of Atzeni and Murphy. “By general consensus Andrea is the most exciting young jockey riding at the moment and to have him on the team is wonderful, while Oisin  has already shown he’s a rare talent. “
“Much of the improvement in Qatar’s fortunes  in 2014 came on the international stage, where Trade Storm and Just The Judge claimed top prize in Canada, while south of the US border there was also a startling 23-1 success for the Olly Stevens-trained Pease and War on the Keeneland dirt in the Grade Darley Alcibiades. Although she missed the Breeder’s Cup after a set back, the daughter of War Front is to be sent on her travels again-with an ambitious target. “Her aim will be the Kentucky Oaks, “ says . “Redfers. “That Keenland win was probably our greatest achievement, really.
“For a rookie trainer to take an 86-rated filly out of America and turn her into the top-rated two-year-old dirt filly was quite amazing. Her form was completely franked at the Breeders’ Cup- one imagines if she had got there and run up to that, she’d have won it. “
“Back at home, much again rests on the shoulders of Elm Park, quoted high in ante-post betting for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas  and the Investic  Derby after his Doncaster triumph. Redvers suggested the Epsom Classic will me more up the son of Phoenix’s Reach alley, saying:  “He’s our obvious number 1 because he’s already a Group 1 winner, but you do have to question if a mile at Newmarket is going to be his best trip. It’s unlikely, as he won over a mile at Doncaster at two, but hopefully it will work as the perfect prep if he doesn’t win it. “

“Redvers also speaks highly of a darker type in the Kevin Ryan-trained Flaming Spear, who’s pedigree suggests he ought to be more suited to the Guineas. “We’ve got some very exciting horses who won their maidens very well and he looked the most exciting we’d got simply because of the manner he won his York maiden.

“He’s suffered a minor injury thereafter and was put away, but the form has worked very well and he did it like a definite Group colt. “

“More immediately,  globetrotters such as Trade Storm, Just The Judge and Side Glance will be on their travels yet again. A select Qatar team half- a –dozen strong is expected at the Dubai Carnival, with sprinters Green Door and Extortionist among those joining the party. A nice prize or two at Meydan would be welcome, but higher on the Qatar Racing agenda are top races closer to home.

“What we really want is to be winning the best races and to be doing it regularly, and I think we are well placed to have a kick at that, “ says Redvers.  “What we really want are those top-flight winners, be they Classics or Ascot or Goodwood or Champions Day.

“Nothing would please Sheikh Fahad’s brothers more than winning the Derby but I suspect he would love nothing more than to win a Guineas, which would be magnificent after two close seconds.

“What we would love more than anything else would be to win a British Classic; that has to be our absolute ambition. “


Godolphin Racing 

"Must do better after single top-level success outside the Dubai Carnival in 2014.

"The poor man of Europe was handed a reprieve from the ultimate sanctions of being kicked out of the Pattern in 2014. Will new prize-money payment measures keep them there? "

"Not everyone has applauded the return to dirt at Meydan – but will it bring back the Americans?

“Battle lines drawn in the US. Battle lines need to be drawn in Britain and worldwide horseracing as well.  Need to be contained properly within True Bloodhorse Literate Global Rules of Horseracing. Together with a True Medication Zone facility. These racehorses have an absolute right to be prevented from horrific pain and suffering when injured. To leave all this stuff in the air is not fair to any true horsemen worldwide, as neither is it fair on the racehorses in training, or their jockeys. Or the owners. Racehorses in training who get badly injured coming back crippled from racecourses due to most horseracing countries that don’t bother to have “Interference Rules “ another shocking evil, oversight that has to change.

All global horseracing needs “Interference Rules “ to stop racehorse carnage and suffering that is going on all around the world today.

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