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June 15, 1973

A mutual admiration society appears to be developing between the Jockey Club and its one arch-enemy, Levy Board chairman Lord Wigg, to judge by comments made by retiring senior steward Sir Randle Feilden at the Timeform charity dinner at York. "Racing,"declares Sir Randle, "is straighter, busier and better than at any time, thanks in no small measure to the setting up of the Levy Board."

There is a shambles at the start of the juvenile maiden at York when stalls 6, 7, 8 and 9 stay shut and the race has to be re-started. It has no adverse effect on the horses in the stuck traps as Septimus Henry (Bill Watts/Edward Hide) comes from stall seven to beat Thalassa.

June 15, 1988

A record second-day crowd of 54,894 goes to Ascot and most of them are stunned into silence by the 33-1 success of Governorship (Charlie Nelson/John Reid) in the Royal Hunt Cup.

Magic of Life (Jeremy Tree/Brian Rouse) is another to surprise with her 16-1 success in the Coronation Stakes. Tree excuses the winner's poor Newmarket display by saying that she came back with muck in her lungs.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Author:Ennor, George
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jun 15, 1998
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