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Googling a runner Kyoto 2.25 Wincanton Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is a city of 1.5 million people in the central part of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. In recent times, it has lent its name to the Kyoto Protocol to combat global warming, adopted in 1997 and now ratified by 184 states. The United States is a significant non-member.

Easy as 1-2-3 1 Who was the first master of Jackdaws Castle? 123 2 Who trains from Weathercock House in Lambourn? 3 Who is Philip Hobbs's stable jockey? Answers on page 24 On this day... October 25, 1969 Arts And Letters proved himself the best horse to race anywhere in the world 40 years ago with a scintillating victory in America's premier weight-for-age race, the 2m Jockey Club Gold Cup at Aqueduct. Paul Mellon's son of Ribot, trained by Elliott Burch and ridden by Braulio Baeza, started 3-10 favourite and romped home by 14 lengths from champion older horse Nodouble.

Arts And Letters had already won the Metropolitan Handicap and the Belmont, Travers and Woodward Stakes that year.

The List Top 5 jumps owners in Britain ten years ago (1998-99) JP McManus pounds 382,010 David Johnson pounds 250,743 Robert Burke pounds 243,500 The Winning Line pounds 209,342 Robert Ogden pounds 194,299 Who am I? I haven't had my training licence for long. I'd like to think I'm following in my old man's footsteps, though I've got a way to go to catch him up. He hadn't won the big races I have at this same stage of his career. A Hennessy and a Grand National have come my way already, and in 2006, at the start of my first season, our old friend gave me my first big moment when cruising to Charlie Hall success. Answer on page 24 Compiled by Andrew Pennington, John Randall and James Hill
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Oct 25, 2009
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