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GOLDEN HORN AND TRIP TO PARIS HEAD TEAM BRITISH RACING CHALLENGE IN AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA

Wednesday October 21st

Trip To Paris in Team British Racing livery with his groom, Tegan Kerr.

Trip To Paris in Team British Racing livery with his groom, Tegan Kerr.

Another successful year for Team British Racing is set to reach its climax in the next two weeks with raids on showpiece races in both America and Australia.

Golden Horn, the Epsom Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner, leads a nine-strong Team British Racing entry at the Breeders’ Cup meeting while the Ascot Gold Cup hero, Trip To Paris, is part of a six-pronged bid for the top races at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

They will be aiming to add to the list of 2015 overseas big race triumphs for Team British Racing members such as the Dubai Gold Cup win of Brown Panther; Amazing Maria beating the top French fillies on their home soil in the Prix Rothschild; and Mondialiste giving trainer David O’Meara a first transatlantic victory in the Woodbine Mile.

Entries were announced today (Wednesday) for the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky, on Friday October 30th and Saturday October 31st – America’s end-of-season championship fixture.

 

Golden Horn in the $3million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf stands out among the Team British Racing contingent. Should the son of Cape Cross end his career on a victorious note, he would be the first horse to complete the Arc/Breeders’ Cup Turf double and help his trainer, John Gosden, become the first British handler to win £10 million in a season.

Hopes are also especially high for the Tercentenary Stakes and Joel Stakes winner, Time Test, who will fly the flag alongside Mondialiste in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile.

Roger Charlton, trainer of Time Test, said:

“Time Test is in a good place at the moment – I am very happy with him. He had a gallop at Wolverhampton last week, jumping out of the gates and spinning round the tight turns under Ryan Moore, which was highly satisfactory.”

“I am very excited to have another Breeders’ Cup runner with a lively chance, and if he gets a good draw I think that he is capable of running very well. He may still prove to be at his best over a mile and a quarter but he has enough class and speed to be effective over a mile and I think that the turns at Keeneland will suit him.”

Ed Dunlop has often been the British trainer to follow in Australia as he proved again last Saturday when Trip To Paris finished in front of everything except Mongolian Khan in the Aus$3.15 million Caulfield Cup despite racing over an inadequate mile and a half.

Trip To Paris now heads for the Aus$6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup over two miles at Flemington on Tuesday November 3rd. Dunlop will also be represented by the highest earner in the history of British Racing, Red Cadeaux, now nine years of age but running in The Race That Stops The Nation for a fifth time having already finished runner-up in it on a record three occasions.

 

Dunlop said:

“Trip To Paris has come out of the Caulfield Cup very well – he lost five kilos during the race but has already put it all back on. Although you always want to win, it was a fantastic trial for the Melbourne Cup as we know that he will be better over further. Tommy Berry will keep the ride.”

“Red Cadeaux did his second piece of work out there yesterday morning and has made a big step forward. We sent him in as good a condition as we ever have and he loves the individual attention that he receives on his travels – he really seems to blossom for it.”

“He is now just £1,500 away from being the first British horse to earn £5 million and while my staff deserve an enormous amount of credit for the fantastic job that they have done with him, so does his owner, Ronnie Arculli, who is so often the forgotten man in all of this, for his bravery and patience.”

 

A hugely significant 11-day period for Team British Racing starts on Saturday (October 24th) when the Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained Arod bids to become the first British winner of the Aus$3.05 million William Hill Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.

 

A full list of the Team British Racing entries over the next two weeks is as follows:

Saturday October 23rd

Moonee Valley, Melbourne, Australia

Aus$3.05 million William Hill Cox Plate – 1m 2f 44y (turf)

Arod (Peter Chapple-Hyam)

 

Friday October 30th

Keeneland, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

US$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf  – 1m (turf)

Humphrey Bogart (Richard Hannon)

US$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf – 1m (turf)

Illuminate (Richard Hannon)

Nemoralia (Jeremy Noseda)

 

Saturday October 31st

Keeneland, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

US$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies – 1m 110y (dirt)

Nemoralia (Jeremy Noseda) (2nd preference)

US$2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf – 1m 1f 110y (turf)

Irish Rookie (Martyn Meade)

Mutatis Mutandis (Ed Walker)

Secret Gesture (Ralph Beckett)

US$2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile – 1m (turf)

Mondialiste (David O’Meara)

Time Test (Roger Charlton)

US$3 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf – 1m 4f (turf)

Golden Horn (John Gosden)

 

Tuesday November 3rd

Flemington, Melbourne, Australia

Aus$6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup – 2m (turf)

Big Orange (Michael Bell)

Quest For More (Roger Charlton)

Red Cadeaux (Ed Dunlop)

Snow Sky (Sir Michael Stoute)

Trip To Paris (Ed Dunlop)

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To follow Team British Racing visit https://www.facebook.com/teambritishracing or follow @GBRI_UK using #TeamBritishRacing

Notes to Editor:
Great British Racing International (GBRI) was launched in April 2013 by Racing Enterprises Ltd, The British Horseracing Authority and The Horserace Betting Levy Board.

GBRI has been set up to facilitate and grow international investment into the British racing and breeding industry through initiatives including Team British Racing.
Instigated in 2014, Team British Racing unites British human and equine representatives under one umbrella brand promoting the talent and successes of British trained racehorses and their owners, trainers and jockeys worldwide.

As a world leader in the sport, British racing is a prime opportunity for investment at all levels and GBRI is sourcing and growing the investment opportunities within the sport.

For more information contact:
Bobby Jackson
Great British Racing International Marketing Executive
Phone – ++ 44 (0)207 152 0038 or +44 (0) 7471 216 076
Email – bjackson@greatbritishracing.com

 

DUNLOP DUO TO LEAD TEAM BRITISH RACING MELBOURNE CUP RAID

The Ed Dunlop trained Red Cadeaux and Trip To Paris will spearhead a top class Team British Racing challenge on the AUD$6.2 million (£3,246,073) Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday 3rd November.

The weights for Australia’s richest race were announced today and Team British Racing is set to mount an exceptionally strong bid to export the winner’s gold trophy to Britain for the first time. British-trained runners have finished second on an agonising eight different occasions in the last 16 years.

No less than three of those near misses have been supplied by Red Cadeaux who, along with his stablemates Trip To Paris and Manndawi, went into quarantine last Thursday (10th September) to start serving the veterinary protocols required for a trip Down Under.

Red Cadeaux, who has been allotted the weight of 55kg or 8st 9lb, will be running in the Emirates Melbourne Cup for the fifth straight year and is already the highest prize money earner in the history of British racing. His third place on his most recent start, in the Group 3 Betfred Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury last month, took his career bankroll to within £1,600 of breaking the magic £5 million barrier.

Trip To Paris (55kg/8st 9lb) is set to become the first reigning Ascot Gold Cup winner to contest the Emirates Melbourne Cup since 2006. Following that famous Ascot triumph, he failed only in a three-way photo to successfully shoulder a 4lb penalty in the Group 2 Qatar Goodwood Cup.

One of the two horses to edge him out that day was Quest For More (53.3kg/8st 8lb), another Team British Racing candidate for the Emirates Melbourne Cup.

Trained by Roger Charlton, Quest For More proved his ability to handle the hustle and bustle of a big-field two mile handicap when winning the John Smith’s Northumberland Plate.

Team British Racing’s contingent for the Emirates Melbourne Cup also includes Snow Sky, who has been allotted joint top weight alongside last year’s winner, Protectionist, of 58kg or 9st 2lb. Hailing from the yard of ten-time British Champion Trainer, Sir Michael Stoute, Snow Sky has twice prevailed in Group 2 company this season, in the Betway Yorkshire Cup and in the Hardwicke Stakes.

Ed Dunlop, trainer of Red Cadeaux and Trip To Paris, said; “Red Cadeaux ran a great prep race at Newbury in the Geoffrey Freer and goes into quarantine in as good a condition as I think we’ve ever sent him.”

“At the moment Trip To Paris is the best stayer in Britain. The beauty of him is that he has a turn of foot and I’m hoping that will hold him in good stead”

Great British Racing International’s International Executive, Carter Carnegie, said; “The calibre and size of this year’s Team British Racing raid on the Emirates Melbourne Cup means that 2015 could well be our year.”

“I’d like to wish all of the horses and everyone connected with them the best of luck with their campaigns Down Under.”

Ed Dunlop with his three entries (left to right): Trip To Paris, Manndawi & Red Cadeaux

Ed Dunlop with his three entries (left to right): Trip To Paris, Manndawi & Red Cadeaux

Red Cadeaux in his Team British Racing livery with regular work rider Steve Nicholson

Red Cadeaux in his Team British Racing livery with regular work rider Steve Nicholson

To follow Team British Racing visit https://www.facebook.com/teambritishracing or follow @GBRI_UK using #TeamBritishRacing
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Notes to Editor:
Great British Racing International (GBRI) was launched in April 2013 by Racing Enterprises Ltd, The British Horseracing Authority and The Horserace Betting Levy Board.

GBRI has been set up to facilitate and grow international investment into the British racing and breeding industry through initiatives including Team British Racing.
Instigated in 2014, Team British Racing unites British human and equine representatives under one umbrella brand promoting the talent and successes of British trained racehorses and their owners, trainers and jockeys worldwide.

As a world leader in the sport, British racing is a prime opportunity for investment at all levels and GBRI is sourcing and growing the investment opportunities within the sport.

For more information contact:
Bobby Jackson
Great British Racing International Marketing Executive
Phone – +44 (0)207 152 0038 or +44 (0) 7471 216 076
Email – bjackson@greatbritishracing.com

MONDIALISTE LANDS STUNNING VICTORY FOR TEAM BRITISH RACING IN RICOH WOODBINE MILE

Yorkshire trainer David O’Meara notched the biggest international victory of his nascent career when Mondialiste landed one of North America’s premier turf races, the Grade 1 Can$1 million (£552,486) Ricoh Woodbine Mile, at Woodbine in Toronto today on Sunday, September 13th.

Ridden by Fergal Lynch in the silks of owners Geoff and Sandra Turnbull, Mondialiste came with a storming late run to beat the American-trained favourite, Lea, by a half a length and land the Can$600,000 first prize.

This was a second straight triumph in the race for Team British Racing as Trade Storm, trained in Newmarket by David Simcock, won it 12 months ago.

The victory completed an incredible weekend overseas treble for 38-year-old O’Meara, who also won the Group 2 Clipper Logisitics Boomerang Stakes with Custom Cut at Leopardstown in Ireland on Saturday evening and the Group 3 Qatar Prix du Petit-Couvert with Move In Time at Longchamp in Paris on Sunday afternoon.

Mondialiste has improved out of all recognition since joining O’Meara’s Nawton yard from France at the beginning of the 2015 campaign. He began the year with an excellent second place in the Lincoln Handicap and this was his third consecutive victory, following wins in a Listed race at Pontefract and the Group 3 Strensall Stakes at York’s Ebor meeting.

Great British Racing International’s International Executive, Carter Carnegie, said:

“Mondialiste’s victory in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile is another example of just how much talent, both human and equine, exists within the British racing industry.”

“I would like to congratulate Geoff and Sandra Turnbull, Fergal Lynch and everybody who works at David O’Meara’s Helmsley Stables.”
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To follow Team British Racing visit https://www.facebook.com/teambritishracing or follow @GBRI_UK using #TeamBritishRacing

Notes to Editor:
Great British Racing International (GBRI) was launched in April 2013 by Racing Enterprises Ltd, The British Horseracing Authority and The Horserace Betting Levy Board.

GBRI has been set up to facilitate and grow international investment into the British racing and breeding industry through initiatives including Team British Racing.
Instigated in 2014, Team British Racing unites British human and equine representatives under one umbrella brand promoting the talent and successes of British trained racehorses and their owners, trainers and jockeys worldwide.

As a world leader in the sport, British racing is a prime opportunity for investment at all levels and GBRI is sourcing and growing the investment opportunities within the sport.

For more information contact:
Bobby Jackson
Great British Racing International Marketing Executive
Phone – ++ 44 (0)207 152 0038 or +44 (0) 7471 216 076
Email – bjackson@greatbritishracing.com

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