HORSE PLAY; Just for the fun of it.
Easy as 1-2-3 1 Where is Gerard Butler based in Newmarket? 123 2 Who finished second in this month's 1,000 Guineas? 3 Over what trip is the Prince of Wales's Stakes run? Answers on page 74 The class of...
1940 During the week of the Dunkirk evacuation 70 years ago, Pont L'Eveque and Godiva warmed up for their victories in the Derby and Oaks respectively. Pont L'Eveque breezed home in the Longleat Stakes at Salisbury, and Godiva hacked up in the Oaks Trial at Hurst Park. Owen Tudor, the 1941 Derby victor, made a winning debut at Salisbury while hundreds of thousands of soldiers were being rescued from the French beach as the German army advanced.
Who am I? Being a rig I was different from most other horses anyhow, but my record and zest for racing was what made me stand out the most. I raced 121 times, winning 20 races and was placed second or third in a further 24 races, picking up just under pounds 500,000 in prize-money. And I simply loved Haydock. As a nine-year-old I was a whisker away from winning a Group 1 sprint, and five days later, I returned to the track to record the final success in my long career. Answer on page 74 Jargon-buster Weight for age A graduated scale that shows how horses of differing ages progress month by month during the racing season, the differences being expressed in terms of weight. This allows horses of differing ages to compete against each other fairly, based on their age and maturity, in what are known as weight-for-age races.
Compiled by Andrew Pennington, John Randall and James Hill
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||May 24, 2010|
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