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Potential Owners “Knocking Down Doors” for Vacant 2019 Everest Slot

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The Everest slot surrendered by Jadeskye Racing & leviathan owner Damion Flower has been put up for tender but will not necessarily be awarded to the bidder who offers the most money.

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Racing New South Wales on Thursday announced that the slot made available following the arrest of Damion Flower on drug smuggling charges would be put to market.

Flower forfeited his The Everest slot for this year’s $14 million race, run at Randwick on October 19, when he was arrested and charged for his alleged role in a drug importation ring.

The high-profile owner had paid the $600,000 for The Everest slot this year and had taken up the option for 2020.

Racing NSW will make no decision on the 2020 The Everest slot until it learns the outcome of court proceedings against Flower.

But it will go to the ‘person or organisation that brings benefit and adds to the promotion and appeal of the race which has captured everyone’s attention’.

Racing NSW CEO Peter V’landys said, “The slot has attracted many interested parties who are willing to pay the amount necessary.

“The challenge for them is how they can show that they will bring something unique to The Everest. We have already done a Barrier Draw on the Opera House, so you can rule that out.”

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Whoever secures the rights to the vacated slot, which is just for 2019 with no accompanying option for future years, will receive the right to nominate a horse for The Everest on October 19 and a share in the prizemoney of that horse. The tender process closes at 4pm on Friday, July 12.

Seven of the 12 Everest slots have been taken, with two-time champion Redzel the most recent to be snapped up when taken by Yulong Investments. The slot for tender is just one of five remaining positions in the 12-horse field. The occupied places in the field are:

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The Everest 2019 – Slot holders – runners

1.Aquis – Pierata
2.Boniface Ho and Carmel Size Racing – Classique Legend
3.TAB – Santa Ana Lane
4.Max Whitby and Neil Werrett – Sunlight
5.Inglis – In Her Time
6.The Star – Arcadia Queen
7.Yulong Investments – Redzel
8.Australian Turf Club – TBA
9.Chris Waller Racing – TBA
10.Coolmore – TBA
11.James Harron – TBA
12. Vacant Slot (was Damion Flower, now to be auctioned as per story above) – TBA

NEWSLETTER: The Lighter Side of Racing inc. The King Tip of the Week

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THE KING TIP OF THE WEEK

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Canterbury

Race 2

#7

Mandela

$4.00

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Jockey: Tommy Berry

Trainers: Peter & Paul Snowden

The King Tip – Tuesday 02 July 2019

Gosford

Race 7

#2

Only Wanna Sing

$6.50

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Jockey: Jason Collett

Trainer: Kris Lees

10 Best Horse Racing Movies Ever: Ride Like a Girl – The Michelle Payne Story

In what’s promising the be one of the best horse racing, if not sports movies in general, ever made, judging off the two trailers that have been released to date, Ride Like A Girl, is set to hit the big screens this September, ride in the midst of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival / Melbourne Cup, in which jockey Michelle Payne, in 2015, wrote her name forever into Australian cultural folklore beccomming the first ever female jockey to win “The Race that Stops the Nation” the Melbourne Cup.

We take a look at the upcoming All-Aussie filmed & produced feature as well as some of the other all time best horse racing movies ever from across the globe.

Our tip for this movie is that’ll it’ll be a classic & a box-office smash!

Transmission Films has dropped a new trailer for Rachel Griffiths’ directed, Michelle Payne biopic Ride Like A Girl.

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As a little girl, Michelle Payne (Teresa Palmer) dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup — horse-racing’s toughest two-mile race.

The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy (Sam Neill). She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall all but ends the dream.

But with the love of her dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history.

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Directed by Rachel Griffiths, Ride Like a Girl stars Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Stevie Payne, Sullivan Stapleton and Genevieve Morris.

Ride Like a Girl is in cinemas from September 26, 2019.

 

HERE ARE THE OFFICIAL ‘RIDE LIKE A GIRL’ MOVIE TRAILERS:

 

10 Best Horse Racing Movies Ever Made

NEW #1 Ride Like A Girl ???

 

1. Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit is a 2003 American biographical sports psychological-drama thriller film based on the best-selling non-fiction book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. The film is loosely based on the life and racing career of Seabiscuit, an undersized and overlooked thoroughbred race horse, whose unexpected successes made him a hugely popular media sensation in the United States during the Great Depression.

 

2. Secretariat

Secretariat is a 2010 biographical sports drama film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Randall Wallace. The film chronicles the life of thoroughbred race horse Secretariat, winner of the Triple Crown in 1973. Diane Lane portrays Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, and John Malkovich plays the trainer, Lucien Laurin. Filming took place on location in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, and around Lafayette, Louisiana and Carencro, Louisiana. The film was released on October 8, 2010.

 

3. 50 to 1

50 to 1 is a 2014 American drama film based on the true story of Mine That Bird, an undersized thoroughbred racehorse that won the 2009 Kentucky Derby in one of the biggest upsets in the history of the race. The film received a limited release on March 21, 2014. It was directed by Jim Wilson, who also co-wrote the script with Faith Conroy, and it stars Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane and William Devane. Jockey Calvin Borel, who rode Mine that Bird to his upset Derby win, plays himself in the film.

 

4. Dreamer

Dreamer is a 2005 American family drama film starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, inspired by the true story of an injured Thoroughbred racehorse named Mariah’s Storm. The film was written and directed by John Gatins, marking his directorial debut.

 

5. Phar Lap

Phar Lap is a 1983 film about the racehorse Phar Lap. The film starred Tom Burlinson and was written by famous Australian playwright David Williamson.

 

6. The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion is a 1979 American film based on the 1941 classic children’s novel The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. It tells the story of Alec Ramsay, who is shipwrecked on a deserted island with a wild Arabian stallion whom he befriends. After being rescued, they are set on entering a race challenging two champion horses. The film is adapted by Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg and William D. Wittliff. It is directed by Carroll Ballard. The movie stars Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Hoyt Axton, and the Arabian horse Cass Ole. The film features music by Carmine Coppola, the father of Hollywood producer Francis Ford Coppola, who was the executive producer of the film.

 

7. Ruffian

Ruffian is an American made-for-television movie that tells the story of the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame Champion thoroughbred filly Ruffian who went undefeated until her death after breaking down in a nationally televised match race at Belmont Park on July 6, 1975 against the Kentucky Derby winner, Foolish Pleasure. Made by ESPN Original Entertainment, the film is directed by Yves Simoneau and stars Sam Shepard as Ruffian’s trainer, Frank Whiteley. The producers used four different geldings in the role of Ruffian. Locations for the 2007 film included Louisiana Downs in Shreveport, Louisiana and Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

 

8. Let It Ride

Let It Ride is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Joe Pytka and starring Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Teri Garr, Jennifer Tilly, Cynthia Nixon and Robbie Coltrane. It was written by Nancy Dowd and based on the novel Good Vibes by Jay Cronley. The story’s light comedy is centered on a normally unsuccessful habitual gambler who experiences a day in which he wins every bet he places, and focuses on the personality contrasts and the perpetually upbeat, hopeful attitudes of losers.

 

9. Racing Stripes

Racing Stripes is a 2005 American sports comedy-drama family film, directed by Frederik Du Chau, produced by Alcon Entertainment, distributed by Summit Entertainment and Warner Bros. and stars Hayden Panettiere, Bruce Greenwood, Wendie Malick, M. Emmet Walsh, Frankie Muniz, Dustin Hoffman, Whoopi Goldberg, Mandy Moore, Steve Harvey, David Spade, Jeff Foxworthy, Joe Pantoliano, Fred Dalton Thompson, Joshua Jackson, Michael Rosenbaum, Snoop Dogg, Jansen Panettiere, Frankie Ryan Manriquez, Kyle Alcazar with Gary Bullock and Michael Clarke Duncan.

 

10. Dead Cert

Dead Cert is a 1974 crime film directed by Tony Richardson. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Dick Francis.

 

The King Tip – Monday 1st July (5 ⭐️ Special)

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Muswellbrook

Race 9

#7

Star Alibi

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$2.70

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Jockey: Samantha Clenton

Trainer: Jason Deamer

 

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WATCH: 2018 Melbourne Cup runner up, terrific in French Gr1! – On Target for 2019!

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2018 Melbourne Cup runner up, MARMELO, was terrific in French Group 1 overnight, the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud over the unsuitable 2400m trip.

The Hughie Morrison trained galloper is bang on target for the 2019 Melbourne Cup, which Morrison & connections have confirmed is again his main aim in 2019!

BET NOW Ladbrokes have MARMELO rated currently as a $26 chance. BET NOW

 

WATCH THE 2019 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud HERE:

 

SEE MARMELO’S TERRIFIC 2018 Melbourne Cup RUNNER-UP EFFORT HERE:

The King Tip – Saturday 29 June 2019

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Rosehill

Race 8

#1

Bon Amis

$4.00

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Jockey: Samantha Clenton (a2)

Trainer: Jason Deamer

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