Race 1 1 Eastender
Race 2 5 William Thomas
Race 3 1 Zoutori *BEST BET*
Race 4 5 Guizot
Race 5 8 My Biddy
Race 6 9 Moldova
Race 7 1 Propelle
Race 8 8 Leonardo da Hinchi
Race 9 13 Birth Of Venus
Race 1 2 Femme Fireball *BEST BET*
Race 2 7 Ef Troop
Race 3 16 Cruze
Race 4 4 Vega One
Race 5 1 Dealmaker
Race 6 4 Czarson
Race 7 4 Plein Ciel
Race 8 1 Osborne Bulls
Race 9 7 Our Libretto
Race 1 7 You Hadme At Hello
Race 2 3 Vinland
Race 3 5 Assertive Play *BEST BET*
Race 4 1 Go the Journey
Race 5 6 Dexter You Devil
Race 6 1 East Indiaman
Race 7 8 Ridgewood Drive
Race 8 3 Parsifal
Race 1 1 Military Zone
Race 2 12 Bajan Gold
Race 3 1 Libertini *BEST BET*
Race 4 2 Star of Monsoon
Race 5 3 Prophet’s Thumb
Race 6 2 Trekking
Race 7 2 Siren’s Fury
Race 8 2 Viridine
Race 3 at Canterbury the lowly Anz Bloodstock News Maiden H’Cap set off a wildfire on social media reminiscent to Sunday morning’s Kentucky Derby upheld protest or like it was the 2019 Melbourne Cup being run in May.
It looked a two-horse race on paper and so that’s the way it played out.
#2 Knowitall Jack ridden by James McDonald was a $2.35 favourite and the seemingly only danger to him was #4 Sedgemoore the Godolphin horse ridden by Kerrin McEvoy.
Here’s how it unfolded.
Now that’s as close a finish as they get…..!
Here’s the print of the finish: How can you split them???
It’s a dead heat in my opinion.
So are we gonna start using the term ‘won by a pixel’ from now on?
— Jah Wild (@WildWhite65) May 8, 2019
— Rob (@robbiejjay) May 8, 2019
You have not convinced me , thats a DH every day of the week # EOS
— daniel jackson (@dannynoeljackso) May 8, 2019
What the f@ is up with that ??? I was on the outside ☹️
— kieran (@ItothaG) May 8, 2019
Judge should have gone to spec savers 😴
— Andy roper (@Andyroper6) May 8, 2019
Small margin. I backed Sedgemoor #pain pic.twitter.com/6Mb0WhDRbW
— Brodie King (@brodiekingg) May 8, 2019
I was on Sedgemoor too, #hurting
— Anthony Manton (@AnthonyManton) May 8, 2019
Surely that was a dead heat?
— Punters.com.au (@Punters) May 8, 2019
IF THE OUTSIDE HORSE SEDGEMOOR HAS BEEN BEATEN HERE I’LL FKN GIVE IT AWAY!!!!
WHAT HAPPENED TO DH’S IN HORSE RACING DO THEY EVEN EXIST IN 2019? pic.twitter.com/1zX7hYxgRN
— Weekend King Racing (@WeekendKingRace) May 8, 2019
My personal opinion on the matter is that that use of such high tech magnification technology is that dead-heats are a thing of the past if amplified enough without losing its clarity a margin will be found every time in the year 2019 which is harsh or the 2nd placed getter, it’s connections and punters.
I think a rule should be implemented whereby there is a maximum zoom in % figure established and one the official print reaches that point if the horses can’t be separated it’s deemed a dead heat. Like someone said it’s got to the point now where horses are winning and losing the race by a single pixel.
Look at this dead heat in Singapore below. That’s rightfully a DH, but in Australia, this same image would have been amplified dozens and dozens of time and eventually they’d have found a margin. I don’t think modern day photo finish technology is fair for all.
Pegasus World Cup
When: January 26
Where: Gulfstream Park, Florida, US
What: Formerly the richest race in the world, with a purse of $12 million for its inaugural running in 2017, increased to $16M in 2018. It’s a 1 1⁄8-mile (9 furlongs) race on dirt and is open to horses four years old and up.
For the 2019 edition, the format was revamped, with a purse of $9M for the original race and $7M available for a turf equivalent.
2019 winner: CITY OF LIGHT
When: March 12-15
Where: Cheltenham, UK
What: The world’s most celebrated jump meeting is a four-day feast of racing and revelry attracting huge crowds of Irish and British punters to the attractive track in the Cotswolds region of Gloucestershire. The festival’s showpiece is the coveted Cheltenham Gold Cup, a three-mile marathon over 22 fences. Last year’s winner was Native River.
2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner: AL BOUM PHOTO
Dubai World Cup
2019 winner: THUNDER SNOW
2019 Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner: WINX
The Grand National
2019 winner: TIGER ROLL
2018 winner: JUSTIFY
2019 Ascot Gold Cup winner:
2018 Ascot Gold Cup winner: STRADIVARIUS
2018 winner: LATROBE
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes
2018 winner: POET’S WORD
2018 winner: KEW GARDENS
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
2018 winner: ENABLE
2018 winner: REDZEL
British Champions Day
2019 Champions Stakes winner:
2018 Champions Stakes winner: CRACKSMAN
2019 Breeder’s Cup Classic winner:
2018 Breeder’s Cup Classic winner: ACCELERATE
2018 winner: CROSS COUNTER
2018 winner: ALMOND EYE
Hong Kong International Races
2019 Hong Kong Cup winner:
2018 Hong Kong Cup winner: GLORIOUS FOREVER
International Federation of HorseRacing
2019 World’s Best Race Horse Award:
2018 Winner(s): Winx & Cracksman (Tie)
2019 World’s Best Jockey Award:
2018 Winner: Frankie Dettori
2019 World’s Best Horse Race Award:
2018 Winner: Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
The King Tip: Tuesday 7th May 2019
Jockey: Tommy Berry
Trainer: Anthony Cummings
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The King Tip: Monday 6th May 2019
Alice Springs Cup
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Jockey: Ms Lorelle Crow
Trainer: W.A Savage
Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards today continued an inquiry into reports from the QRIC Racing Science Centre (RSC) and the Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) that the prohibited substance METHAMPHETAMINE (commonly known as illicit street drug ICE) was detected in a urine sample taken from PARTY TILL DAWN at Toowoomba on 16 July.
When the inquiry commenced on 14 December, Stewards questioned trainer Ben Currie as to whether he could explain the reason that METHAMPHETAMINE was detected in the urine sample analysed by both the RSC and RASL.
Evidence was also taken from Dr Karen Caldwell the Acting Manager of Veterinary Services at the RSC and Ms Samantha Nelis the Acting Manager Analytical Services at the RSC.
The matter was adjourned on this day to allow Stewards to interview a stablehand in the employ of Mr Currie.
Today further evidence was taken from Mr Currie and stablehand Mr Luke Collins.
After considering all of the evidence the Stewards issued Mr Currie with a charge pursuant to AR 178 which states:
Subject to AR178G, when any horse that has been brought to a racecourse for the purpose of engaging in a race and a prohibited substance is detected in any sample taken from it prior to or following its running in any race, the trainer and any other person who was in charge of such horse at any relevant time may be penalised.
The specifics of the charge being that as the trainer of PARTY TILL DAWN, which was brought to Toowoomba for the purpose of engaging in a race on 16 July 2016, when a post-race urine sample taken from the mare was found to contain a prohibited substance, namely METHAMPHETAMINE.
Mr Currie pleaded not guilty and made submissions in defence of the charge which included that in the absence of evidence as to the presence of metabolites having passed through the system of PARTY TILL DAWN it was not possible for the Stewards to make satisfactory findings that there was a prohibited substance as defined by AR 178B.
After considering these submissions, Stewards were of the opinion that the absence of any metabolites, artifacts and isomers under AR 178B (3) did not preclude METHAMPHETAMINE being declared a prohibited substance. Furthermore, the Stewards were satisfied with the validity of the Two (2) certificates of analysis from NATA accredited laboratories.
Mr Currie was therefore formally found guilty of the charge.
Two critical Game 4’s in the NBA Playoffs this Sunday/Monday, the 5th/6th of May as the Blazers host the Nuggets and the 76ers face off against the Raptors.
|Best Bet||Raptors +2.5 ($1.86)|
|Next Best||Lillard OVER 27.5 points ($1.70)|
Toronto Raptors (WWWLL) ($2.08 at Philadelphia 76ers (WWLWW) (1.76)
A better offensive showing in Game 3
After winning Game 1 in dominant fashion, the Raptors have gone on to drop the next two games in their series against the 76ers. They were comfortably handled by 21 points in Game 3 in Philly and will be away from home once again in Game 4. Jimmy Butler has been a massive factor for the 76ers, scoring 22 points with 9 rebounds and 9 assists in Game 3 to go with his 30 point performance in Game 2. Raptors coach Nick Nurse has been persistent with playing the former defensive player of the year Kawhi Leonard on Ben Simmons but we think he makes the adjustment this game to shut down Butler’s efficiency. The Raptors look like a different team when Kawhi has rested against Philly and with the series on the line in Game 4 we think he plays upwards of 44 minutes. The star forward is averaging 37.7 points per game in the series and can change a game defensively. Back the Raptors to bounce back here on the back of Kawhi.
Bet: Raptors +1.5 ($1.97)
Denver Nuggets (LWWLL) ($2.30) at Portland Trail Blazers (WWLWW) ($1.63)
Lillard to dominate massive Game 4
The Blazers and Nuggets played out one of the all-time epic playoff games on Saturday as Portland took a 2-1 series after a ridiculous four overtimes. The final score read 140-137 in Portland as shooting guard C.J. McCollum went off for 41 points. Denver star centre Nikola Jokic had a monster triple-double with 33 points, 18 rebounds and 14 assists and broke the all-time record for minutes in a playoff game with a whopping 65. The win for the Blazers sets up a critical Game 4 at home with a chance to take what has historically been an unassailable 3-1 lead. I’m finding it a bit tougher to find a winner here, especially after the marathon game the two teams played on Saturday. One thing that I am confident of, however, is Dame’s ability in big games. The star point guard exploded for 50 points including a massive game-winner in the closeout game against OKC in the first round. Should step up with the spotlight on Monday.
Bet: Lillard OVER 27.5 points ($1.70)