All our yesterdays; Racing events on this day 25 and 10 years ago.
August 12, 1973
1. One, such as a highly polished metallic surface or a virtuoso performer, that sparkles.
2. Informal A diamond.
3. A firework that burns slowly and gives off a shower of sparks. (Robert Armstrong/Sandy Barclay)and Boldboy (Dick Hern/Joe Mercer) run well but not well enough in finishing third and fourth behind Kalamoun (Francois Mathet/Henri Samani) in the Prix Jacques le Marois The Prix Jacques le Marois is a Group 1 flat horse race in France for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 1,600 metres (approximately 1 mile) at Deauville Racecourse in August. at Deauville.
A fallout between Neville Callaghan and owner Chummy chum·my
adj. chum·mi·er, chum·mi·est
chummi·ly adv. Gaventa results in 11 horses leaving the Newmarket yard.
August 12, 1988
The jumping world, and that in Lambourn in particular, is shattered by the death in a car crash of Paul Croucher. The 27-year-old rider was making an increasing mark on the game and had just enjoyed the best season of his career with 51 winners.
His biggest wins were on Aquilifer in the Ritz Club Chase and Positive in the Scottish Champion Hurdle The Champion Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race in the United Kingdom for four-year-old and above horses. It is run over a distance of 2 miles 110 yards (3,319 metres) on the Old Course at Cheltenham Racecourse on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival in March. .
Tony Ives, who has been troubled by a rib injury since the beginning of the month, resumes with a winner when Vitality (Ian Balding) beats Moviegoer mov·ie·go·er
One who goes to see movies.
movie·going adj. (Luca Cumani/Ray Cochrane) in the maiden fillies' race at Newbury, but immediately cries off again.
Peter Savill enjoys his 14th winner in the month during which he has been in the country when Time to Go Home (Reg Hollinshead/Tony Culhane, 3) beats Rad Rosein (Nigel/Kim Tinkler) in the first two-year-old race at Haydock. Savill is to return to his Cayman Islands base on Monday.