05/11/2020. Roma Champions Day, Domenica 8 novembre 2020, dalle ore 13.30 – Ippodromo Capannelle // New post on Horse Racing in Korea // Tattersalls December Remains On Schedule // Baffert Issues Statement on Medication Issues
Roma Champions Day, Domenica 8 novembre 2020, dalle ore 13.30 – Ippodromo Capannelle
Il Covid-19 torna a dettare legge ma all’Ippodromo Capannelle si continua a celebrare la grande ippica.
Domenica 8 novembre 2020 l’Ippodromo Capannelle torna al centro dell’attenzione di tutto il mondo ippico con il Roma Champions Day, l’autentica festa del turf italiano.
Purtroppo cancellata per ragioni di opportunità legate alla pandemia l’edizione 2020 del Premio “Le signore dell’ippica”, galà ideato da HippoGroup Roma Capannelle dedicato alle eccellenze al femminile che hanno saputo creare un connubio indissolubile con il mondo del cavallo, l’attenzione degli appassioni è tutta rivolta alRoma Champions Day.
Basta dare uno sguardo al programma della giornata per comprendere lo spessore e l’importanza di questo appuntamento.
Innanzitutto il Premio Roma, il grande momento di selezione della giornata sui 2000 metri, confronto intergenerazionale con storia secolare pieno di grandissimi nomi. Stessa distanza del premio dedicato a Lydia Tesio, compagna di Federico. Ma in cartellone anche il Ribot-Memorial Luciani, il Guido Berardelli sui 1800 metri, il Carlo e Francesco Aloisi sui 1200 in pista dritta, il Divino Amore, il Livermore e il Fegentri, per i gentlemen e le amazzoni.
ROMA CHAMPIONS DAY – LA PRESENTAZIONE
Da un paio di stagioni a questa parte il Roma Champions Day può essere considerato un atto di coraggio ed insieme una scelta di cultura da parte dell’ippodromo Capannelle e delle istituzioni ippiche italiane. Il coraggio di concentrare un numero notevole di corse di alta selezione nella stessa giornata con tutti i rischi del caso. La scelta di cultura è invece duplice: da una parte l’intento di organizzare in alcune giornate clou del nostro turf autentici eventi di costume; dall’altra, in termini strettamente ippici e tecnici, è prevalsa la scelta di consentire in una unica giornata la possibilità a cavalli con differenti attitudini ed età di avere la loro occasione selettiva di alto profilo. Tutto in un pomeriggio.
Il Roma Champions Day è anche l’ultimo summit importante in Europa, un’occasione unica grazie anche alla valenza economica dei vari montepremi. In programma il Premio Roma sui 2000 per tre anni e oltre, dall’albo d’oro ricco di nomi importanti, corsa di gruppo due a metà strada con il gruppo uno da sempre l’appuntamento conclusivo nel continente. E poi ancora il Lidia Tesio, altro gruppo due che onora il ricordo della grande signora del Turf italiano, compagna preziosa di Federico Tesio, e che è riservato alle femmine di tre anni e oltre sempre sulla distanza dei 2000 metri. Altro confronto intergenerazionale è rappresentato dal Premio Ribot, il cavallo del secolo, sulla distanza del miglio, sovente trampolino di lancio verso Hong Kong. Ai due anni sono riservate due corse di sicuro prestigio: il Berardelli, che misura sui 1800 le ambizioni classiche per la futura stagione, ed il Divino Amore, riservato ai flyer puri sui 1000 metri. La velocità sarà anche il tema del Premio dedicato a Carlo e Francesco Aloisi che si disputa sui 1200 metri, pattern di gruppo tre.
Le corse a Capannelle si svolgeranno a porte chiuse ma i servizi di bar e ristorazione all’interno dell’Ippodromo saranno aperti nel rispetto delle norme di contenimento del coronavirus.
Si ricorda che come da nuovo Dpcm 24 ottobre, contenente le nuove misure per fronteggiare l’emergenza epidemiologica da Covid-19, le sale scommesse all’interno dell’Ippodromo resteranno chiuse.
ROMA CHAMPIONS DAY – IL PROGRAMMA
1 PREMIO GUIDO BERARDELLI (GRUPPO III) E. 77.000,00 (29.750,00 – 13.090,00 – 7.140,00 – 3.570,00). Per cavalli di 2 anni 2 PREMIO DIVINO AMORE TROFEO MAGICIAN (LISTED RACE) E. 42.900,00 (16.575,00 – 7.293,00 – 3.978,00 – 1.989,00). Per cavalli di 2 anni 3 PREMIO CARLO E FRANCESCO ALOISI (GRUPPO III) E. 71.500,00 (27.625,00 – 12.155,00 – 6.630,00 – 3.315,00). Per cavalli di 2 anni ed oltre 4 PREMIO LIVERMORE (HANDICAP) E. 14.300,00 (5.525,00 – 2.431,00 – 1.326,00 – 663,00). Per cavalli di 3 anni 5 PREMIO LYDIA TESIO (GRUPPO II) E. 308.000,00 (119.000,00 – 52.360,00 – 28.560,00 – 14.280,00). Per femmine di 3 anni ed oltre 6 PREMIO ROMA (GRUPPO II) E. 257.400,00 (99.450,00 – 43.758,00 – 23.868,00 – 11.934,00). Per cavalli di 3 anni ed oltre 7 PREMIO RIBOT MEM. LORETO LUCIANI (GRUPPO III) E. 80.300,00 (31.025,00 – 13.651,00 – 7.446,00 – 3.723,00). Per cavalli di 3 anni ed oltre 8 PREMIO FEGENTRI FRIENDLY SERIES (PIANA) (HANDICAP AD INVITO) (G.R.-AM.) E. 10.000,00 (4.334,00 – 1.907,00 – 1.040,00 – 520,00). Per cavalli di 3 anni ed oltre
Punters returned to the racecourses in limited numbers last weekend and this week, with prize money restored to normal levels, Busan begins the weekend’s proceedings on Friday with an 11-race card from 11:30 to 18:00. The races will be on overseas simulcast in the usual places:
Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 25 Million
A maiden to kick things off with two colts taking on nine fillies. Seven have raced before with (3) HAPPY SECRET having posted the fastest time among them at this distance. That was back in January but while she has neither raced nor trialed since August, the featherweight she carries on her back today should put her right into contention. (10) WORLD REMEMBER ran 6th of 14 over 1200M three weeks ago but led for much of the race. The drop back in trip plus the jockey booking means we can have some confidence of improvement here. (9) WONDERFUL SMARTY too has tired late on in her past two and should appreciate the shorter distance. Of the four first-timers, (7) YEONGGWANGUI ROAD looked sharp if a little green when positing a decent time in his trial while (1) MYEONGSEONG MAGIC also looks set to go well first-up.
Race 2: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 25 Million
The second event on the card is an all-aged maiden over the short course. (9) MAGICAL SONG will line up for her debut run after an encouraging trial. The daughter of Purge showed early natural speed and coasted through the line in good style. The time for her trial was good and to the eye she looked as if she had more to give. (1) ICE DANCE is another debutant who trialed up in good style. The Thunder Moccasin filly jumped away only fairly in her trial before quickening and running through the line in good style. When comparing her trial time to her opposition here, she looks to be one of the main chances engaged. (6) SINBARAM GIL will line up for her third start after some reasonable performances back in the mid-part of the year. She hasn’t had the early speed to match the leaders in her races to date, expect her to finish off strong. (4) BAEDARI SUNSHINE is looking to break maiden status at start number six. He placed in similar company back in May but the two runs since then have only been fair.
(9) Magical Song (1) Ice Dance (6) Sinbaram Gil (4) Baedari Sunshine
Race 3: Class 6 (1200M) Allowance / KRW 25 Million
(6) GOOD SOCKS ran 3rd on debut in a fast time over 1000M back in July. She’s not been seen since and today’s conditions will be very different. However, the Kim Young-kwan/Djordje Perovic combination is a difficult one to overlook and she is the pick here. (11) GALAXY ROAD debuted in the same race running 6th. The step up in trip may suit and the only colt in the race can improve here. (1) NEW LUX has shown improvement across three outings so far. She came from well off the pace to run 4th last start recording the best time at this distance of any of these and look for her to run on strong late once more. (2) LUCKY MAGIC backs up quickly having put in an indifferent run two weeks ago but can improve here. (10) MAGIC STEALTH too has been knocking on the door of the places for a while and is another who should finish strongly.
(6) Good Socks (1) New Lux (2) Lucky Magic (10) Magic Stealth
3, 5, 6, 7
Race 4: Class 6 (1200M) Allowance / KRW 25 Million
The fourth event is a competitive maiden event where a case can be made for many runners. (5) PERDIDO FASHION has had four trials before lining up in his debut race. He has been prepared to debut twice this year but has been denied his chance due to the Covid hiatuses. His most recent trial was very good when clocking a fast time, coasting through the line with minimal urging. Two-year-old (3) BANJIUI GIJEOK finished off in good style at her debut run over the 1000m. It looks as if she will appreciate the step up to the six furlongs and should be considered a winning chance. (11) CATCH THE VICTORY debuted back in August in a two-year-old event where the Hansen colt finished third. He looks another that should appreciate the extra furlong today. Djordje Perovic will have to produce a gem of a ride to overcome barrier twelve. (2) BABY LINE has had the two starts for two minor placings. The Officer colt is likely to sit in the first couple or runners early in the race, he should have every chance as they turn for home.
(5) Perdido Fashion (3) Banjiui Gijeok (11) Catch The Victory (2) Baby Line
Race 5: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 25 Million
Tricky race this with plenty looking ready to step up. There is just the solitary debut-maker here but it does catch the eye. (4) ENDLESS RUNNING ran 2nd in a trial in a good time just a couple of weeks ago and with Perovic aboard will warrant consideration. (1) WONDERFUL SECRET ran 4th on debut just two weeks ago leading in the early part of the race before running on adequately enough. He should have come on for the run and can go closer today, most likely leading again. (8) TRIPLE STORM has given himself too much to do on each of three appearances to date but has run on strongly each time. He has an additional half furlong to play with today and can get closer. (10) MOVIE BROTHER has a 2nd and a 3rd to his name already and should be at least aiming for another place here. (9) TOHAM STRONG is the most experienced in the race and while that’s not really a good thing in a maiden, should have enough about him to get close.
Race 6: Class 6 (1400M) Allowance / KRW 25 Million
A field of twelve maiden gallopers will line up over 1400m in the sixth event on the card. (6) CHEONGDAM DRIVE lines up for his first run since August when finishing third over the same distance. The Rock Hard ten colt looks as if he will be one of the pacemakers in the race, showing plenty of early speed last time out. Expect the three-year-old to cross in the early stages and take some running down. (2) INDIAN PARTY improved at his most recent effort back in August when settling in the leading division and eventually running third. From barrier two rider Jo In-Kwon may should be able to kick up and hold a prominent position. (4) STAR EYE lines up for his second start after rattling home on debut in a race over the six furlongs. The Violence colt will naturally appreciate the step up to the 1400m. Lee Hyo-sik needs to ensure the deficit at the top of the straight is not too great to reel in. (11) ADELE FIRST is yet to place after four career starts but looks capable of running into some minor money. The Bob And John filly will line up over the 1400m for the first time today.
(6) Cheongdam Drive (2) Indian Party (4) Star Eye (11) Adele First
Race 7: Class 5 (1400M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million
Another race with plenty of live chances. (2) TOP LUCKY was a front-running 2nd at class and distance three weeks ago and is nicely drawn to get on speed again. She has been a touch inconsistent over five starts so far but should be close. A wide draw doesn’t harm the prospects of (12) MAGIC PARTNER. The Tapizar gelding has the best time of any of these at this distance and should run on strong late on. (1) TOP MATE is up in class following back to back runner-up finishes from his first two runs. He takes a considerable step up in trip too but looks to have scope for more development and should be a factor. Also up in class is (10) DOCTOR KHAN. He was indifferent on debut at this trip in July but looks ready for another crack following a 3rd and then a maiden win back at 1200M. (9) BEAUTIFUL GALLOP is another serious contender having run on well for 2nd place at 1300M last start and is nicely in the weights today.
(10) Doctor Khan (2) Top Lucky (12) Magic Partner (1) Top Mate
Race 8: Class 5 (1600M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million
The eighth race will a very competitive Class Five event take place. (3) PAI BLADE is the on top selection after backing up his maiden victory with a good performance to finish second over the 1400m. The four-year-old is yet to finish worse than third from four starts and should handle the step-up to the mile with ease. (2) JEONSEOLUI FIGHT handed in a good performance last time out to finish runner-up to Sky Win over the mile. The galloper’s consistency sees him line up in Class5 company without a maiden win yet. He gets a great chance to sit just off speed and run over the top of his rivals in the final stages. (6) MISS ADELE is another yet to win but has shown glimpses of promise in her eleven start career to date. She lined up in the inaugural running of the Luna Stakes last start for the fillies, where she was severely outclassed. With fresh legs she is capable of running into the money. (4) PORRIMA has broken the heart of many punters in her six start career to date. The Old Fashioned filly has placed on four occasions and with just 51kg on her back she must be considered.
(3) Pai Blade (2) Jeonseolui Fight (6) Miss Adele (4) Porrima
Race 9: Class 4 (1200M) Handicap / KRW 60 Million
(9) NICE ONE steps rapidly up in class having won his latest two in fine style. Today sees a significantly stiffer assignment but the manner of his last start win at this distance suggests he needs to be taken seriously. Four of these raced each other at class and distance back on August 28th. (4) GOOD THUNDER came out the best of them that day with a good 2nd place. He has won over this distance and has never finished worse than 5th in seven outings. While he carries an additional 2kg today, he still has solid claims. (8) ACE BOOM ran 4th in that race and can aim to match or better that today. (11) VEGA THUNDER has just the one win from nine starts but has finished runner-up on no fewer than six occasions. The win might be beyond him again but don’t rule him out of going close once more. (1) DAEDONG GISANG and (3) FINE TRUMPET are others in the hunt while (6) QUEEN OF THE WORLD was overmatched in the Oaks but should find today’s company more amenable.
(4) Good Thunder (9) Nice One (11) Vega Thunder (8) Ace Boom
3, 1, 6
6, 3, 9
Race 10: Class 4 (1200M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million
A field of twelve will face the starter in the tenth where there appears to be a handful of chances. The win of (3) AKER’S DREAM back in August was very good. The Discreet Cat colt clocked a good time when taking up the lead and never being caught. He stays in the same grade but will carry an additional 4kg. He goes over the same distance once again and looks a great chance of back to back wins. (6) CHEAT KEY comes off a last start second in this grade behind Black Eagle Wind back in August. The import normally races in the first four or so runners and he should get the chance to do so once again with limited pace engaged. A maiden win does not look too far away. (10) HANBIT YEONGGWANG has finished second at her past three starts. The consistent type has shown a liking for the sprint distances. She gets in well in the weight scale with just the 54kg on her back. (9) ROCKY SKY will line up for his first run since January. The Sky Mesa gelding trialed up in September clocking a good time. Keep the three-year-old safe in your novelty bets.
Race 11: Class 3 (1800M) Allowance / KRW 75 Million
(2) RETURN OF SUBSIDY ran a useful 5th on his first try at this distance in August. He doesn’t win out of turn but the booking of a promising apprentice jockey takes 4kg off his back this time around and he has claims here to go very close. The experienced pair of (6) GANGHAN JILJU and (4) GYEONGJUUI DUREBAK came home 3rd and 4th when they raced each other at class and distance at the end of August. Both are very capable and despite the weights they carry, they should both be competing here. (1) GWANGHWAMUN SIDAE was a touch disappointing on his latest appearance back in August but he has won at this distance in the past and is worth another chance here. (9) ORYONG has plenty of quality and while he hasn’t been at his best in his recent appearances, is a very capable type and can’t be discounted. (8) CURLIN TIME and (12) MALIBU BYEOL are among others in the frame.
A foal takes its turn in the ring at Park Paddocks | Tattersalls
The Tattersalls December Sales will take place in Newmarket on their originally planned dates-Nov. 23 through Dec. 3-in accordance with government regulations concerning livestock and horse auctions. The UK will enter its second national lockdown on Thursday and it will run through Dec. 2. The sales will be restricted to those attending in a professional capacity and under strict COVID safety protocols. Live internet and telephone bidding will be available.
“We are delighted and relieved that we have received clarity on this crucial issue and it is clear that the ratified government regulations will allow us to stage the full Tattersalls December Sale on the originally scheduled dates,” said Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony. “This is a huge relief for the industry and we are enormously grateful that the 2020 bloodstock sales season in Britain can proceed and conclude as planned. The Tattersalls December Sale is an event of global significance within the bloodstock industry and the possibility of wholesale disruption was a deeply worrying prospect for all concerned.
“As we all know, staging bloodstock sales in 2020 has been challenging to say the least. To be able to hold the Tattersalls December Sales on the scheduled dates will be universally welcomed and applauded not only in Britain and Ireland, but by the wider bloodstock industry and we will continue to do our utmost to bring the testing 2020 Tattersalls sales season to as successful a conclusion as possible.” (by TDN)
Baffert Issues Statement on Medication Issues
Bob Baffert | Skip Dickstein for MJC
In a statement circulated to the media Wednesday morning, Bob Baffert pledged to do everything possible to ensure that he receives no further medication positives, saying that he wanted to be a positive influence on horse racing.
Baffert, who has seen medication positives over overages three times in the last six months, outlined several steps his barn was taking.
The statement in full reads:
“2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. It has been no exception for my family, my barn, and me. I am very aware of the several incidents this year concerning my horses and the impact it has had on my family, horse racing, and me.
“I want to have a positive influence on the sport of horse racing. Horses have been my life and I owe everything to them and the tremendous sport in which I have been so fortunate to be involved.
“We can always do better and that is my goal. Given what has transpired this year, I intend to do everything possible to ensure I receive no further medication complaints. As such, I want to announce that, beginning immediately, I plan to implement the following procedures in an effort to make my barn one of the leaders in best practices and rule compliance:
I am retaining Dr. Michael Hore of the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute to add an additional layer of protection to ensure the well-being of horses in my care and rule compliance.
I am increasing the training and awareness of all my employees when it comes to proper protocols.
I am personally increasing my oversight and commitment to running a tight ship and being careful that protective measures are in place.
“I want to raise the bar and set the standard for equine safety and rule compliance going forward. For those of you that have been upset over the incidents of this past year, I share in your disappointment. I humbly vow to do everything within my power to do better. I want my legacy to be one of making every effort to do right by the horse and the sport.”
Baffert’s most recent medication issue was Gamine’s positive test for betamethasone, a corticosteroid, when she was third in the GI Kentucky Oaks Sept. 4. Gamine also tested positive for lidocaine at Oaklawn May 2, as did Charlatan the same day. (by TDN)
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