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1989 Epsom Derby
The 1989 Epsom Derby
Epsom Derby
was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday 7 June 1989. It was the 210th running of the Derby, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Nashwan
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Racing Post Trophy
The Racing Post Trophy is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Doncaster
Doncaster
over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late October.Contents1 History 2 Records 3 Winners 4 See also 5 ReferencesHistory[edit] The event was established in 1961, and it was originally called the Timeform
Timeform
Gold Cup. It was founded by Phil Bull, the creator of Timeform, and was backed by this organisation until 1964. The Observer started to support the event in 1965. The present grading system was introduced in 1971, and the Observer Gold Cup was classed at Group 1 level. The bookmaker William Hill took over the sponsorship in 1976, and from this point the event was known as the Futurity Stakes. The race was given its current title in 1989, when the Racing Post became the sponsor
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Height Of Fashion (horse)
Height of Fashion (14 April 1979 – 29 July 2000) was French-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare. Owned and bred by Queen Elizabeth II, was undefeated in her three races as a two-year-old in 1981, winning the Acomb Stakes, May Hill Stakes and Fillies' Mile. In the following year she added a win in the Lupe Stakes before a record-breaking victory in the Princess of Wales's Stakes. She ran poorly in her two remaining races and was retired to stud at the end of the season. Height of Fashion proved to be an exceptional broodmare, producing the major stakes winners Unfuwain, Nashwan
Nashwan
and Nayef. She died in Kentucky in 2000.Contents1 Background 2 Racing career2.1 1981: two-year-old season 2.2 1982: three-year-old season3 Stud record 4 Pedigree 5 ReferencesBackground[edit] Height of Fashion was a "massive"[3] bay mare bred by her owner Queen Elizabeth II
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Luca Cumani
Luca M. Cumani (born 7 April 1949 in Milan, Italy) is an Italian thoroughbred horse trainer. He has trained at Bedford House Stables in Newmarket, England
England
since 1976. He has trained a multitude of high-profile horses, including seven Classic race winners, two Epsom Derby winners in Kahyasi
Kahyasi
(1988) and High-Rise (1998), as well as a Breeders' Cup Mile winner in Barathea (1994).Contents1 Early life and family 2 Career 3 Major wins 4 External linksEarly life and family[edit] As the son of champion amateur jockey Elena and champion trainer Sergio Cumani, horseracing has always been in his blood
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Richard Hills (jockey)
Richard Hills (born 22 January 1963) is a retired flat racing jockey. He is twin brother to Michael Hills (also a jockey) and their father is former racehorse trainer Barry Hills. The twins' older brother John Hills was also a trainer. They also have two younger brothers, Charles Hills (who has succeeded their father Barry as a racehorse trainer) and George Hills who works in the Breeding and Insurance
Insurance
side of the industry in Kentucky, United States. Richard enjoys breeding ducks, Persian Cats and plane spotting. Richard Hills rode his first winner, Border Dawn, at Doncaster Racecourse on 26 October 1979. His first Group 1 winner was Ashal in the Ascot Gold Cup
Ascot Gold Cup
in 1990. He became the second jockey of Hamdan Al Maktoum in 1995, and was promoted to first jockey in 1997 following the retirement of Willie Carson. He used to fill in for spares rides for Godolphin Racing
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Steve Cauthen
Steve Cauthen
Steve Cauthen
(born May 1, 1960) is an American jockey who is now retired. In 1977 he became the first jockey to earn over $6 million in a year. The following year, he became the youngest jockey to win the U. S. Triple Crown. Cauthen was the only jockey ever named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.[1] After riding for a few years in the United States, he began racing in Europe. He is the only jockey to have won both the Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
and The Derby.Contents1 Background 2 Racing career2.1 North America 2.2 Europe3 Retirement 4 Major winners 5 ReferencesBackground[edit] Cauthen, the son of a trainer and a farrier, grew up in Walton, Kentucky around horses, which (along with his small size) made race-riding a logical career choice. Racing career[edit] North America[edit] He rode his first race on May 12, 1976 at Churchill Downs; he finished last, riding King of Swat
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Walter Swinburn
Epsom Derby
Epsom Derby
(1981, 1986, 1995) July Cup
July Cup
(1981, 1986, 1987) King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1981) Irish Derby
Irish Derby
(1983, 1986) Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1983) Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985, 1989) Coronation Stakes
Coronation Stakes
(1986, 1987, 1992, 1998) Dewhurst Stakes (1986) International Stakes
International Stakes
(1986, 1993, 1994, 1995) Sussex Stakes
Sussex Stakes
(1986, 1989) Epsom Oaks
Epsom Oaks
(1987) Irish Oaks (1987, 1988) Nassau Stakes (1987) Phoenix Stakes (1988, 1998) 2,000 Guineas (1988) 1,000 Guineas (1989, 1992, 1993) St
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Michael Stoute
Michael
Michael
/ˈmaɪkəl/ is a masculine given name that comes from Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל / מיכאל‎ (Mīkhāʼēl, pronounced [miχaˈʔel]), derived from the question מי כאל mī kāʼēl, meaning "Who is like God?".[1] Patronymic surnames that come from Michael
Michael
include Carmichael, DiMichele, MacMichael, McMichael, Michaels, Micallef, Michaelson, Michels, Mihály, Mikeladze, Mikhaylov, Mikkelsen, Mitchell and Mykhaylenko.Contents1 Religion 2 Popularity 3 See also 4 ReferencesReligion[edit] The name first appears in the Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Bible
in the Book of Numbers, 13:13 where Sethur the son of Michael
Michael
is one of 12 spies sent into the Land of Canaan. Michael
Michael
features in the Book of Daniel
Book of Daniel
12:1, as the archangel in romanization, and in the Islamic Quran
Quran
as Mikaeel
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Length (horse Racing)
A horse length, or simply length, is a unit of measurement for the length of a horse from nose to tail, approximately 8 feet (2.4 m).[1]Contents1 Use in horse racing 2 Other measures 3 Other uses 4 Abbreviations 5 See also 6 ReferencesUse in horse racing[edit] The length is commonly used in Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
horse racing, where it describes the distance between horses in a race. Horses may be described as winning by several lengths, as in the notable example of Secretariat, who won the Belmont Stakes
Belmont Stakes
by 31 lengths (248 feet (76 m)). More often, winning distances are merely a fraction of a length, such as half a length. In British horse racing the distances between horses are calculated by converting the time between them into lengths by a scale of lengths-per-second. The actual number of lengths-per-second varies according to the type of race and the going conditions
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Kentucky
Kentucky
Kentucky
(/kənˈtʌki/ ( listen) kən-TUK-ee), officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Although styled as the "State of Kentucky" in the law creating it,[5] Kentucky
Kentucky
is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts). Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky
Kentucky
became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky
Kentucky
is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States. Kentucky
Kentucky
is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures due to the fertile soil
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Lat
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Blushing Groom
Blushing Groom (April 8, 1974 – May 6, 1992) was a French Champion Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
racehorse and sire.Contents1 Background 2 Racing record 3 Stud record 4 Pedigree 5 ReferencesBackground[edit] He was bred by American businessman John McNamee Sullivan and was raced by HH Aga Khan IV. A descendant of Nearco, Blushing Groom was sired by Red God and out of the mare Runaway Bride. He was trained by Francois Mathet in France. Racing record[edit] Blushing Groom raced six times in 1976 at age two. He finished third in his debut, then won the next five races, including four Group One events, capturing the Prix Robert Papin, Prix Morny, Prix de la Salamandre, and Grand Critérium
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Bustino
Bustino (foaled 1971) was a British Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
Champion racehorse and sire. In a career which lasted from August 1973 until July 1975 he ran nine times and won five races. He was the best British three-year-old of 1974, when his wins included the Classic St Leger, as well as the Sandown Classic Trial, Lingfield Derby Trial and Great Voltigeur Stakes. As four-year-old he won the Coronation Cup in record time and finished second to Grundy in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in what was described as the Race of the Century.Contents1 Background 2 Racing career2.1 1973: two-year-old season 2.2 1974: three-year-old season 2.3 1975: four-year-old season2.3.1 Britain's "Race of the Century"3 Assessment 4 Stud career 5 Pedigree 6 ReferencesBackground[edit] Bustino was a bay horse bred by Edgar Cooper Bland
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Vincent O'Brien
Michael Vincent O'Brien
Vincent O'Brien
(9 April 1917 – 1 June 2009) was an Irish race horse trainer from Churchtown, County Cork, Ireland. In 2003 he was voted the greatest influence in horse racing history in a worldwide poll hosted by the Racing Post. In earlier Racing Post polls he was voted the best ever trainer of national hunt and of flat racehorses. He trained six horses to win the Epsom Derby, was twice British champion trainer, won three Grand Nationals in succession and trained the only British Triple Crown winner since the Second World War
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World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings
The Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings (LWBRR), known as World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings (WTRR) before 2012, are horseracing's equivalent to World Rankings by other major sporting organizations such as ATP Tennis Rankings, World Golf Rankings, FIFA World Rankings for soccer and IRB Rugby World Rankings. The Longines Rankings are based on the rating earned by horses running worldwide from North and South America, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Asia through to Australia and New Zealand. The ratings are compiled under the auspices of The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) by racing officials & handicappers representing the five continents who compile the ranking order by agreeing on the rating for each horse. The ratings are based on the performance of horses in elite races held during the designated period which takes in account the quality of opposition and achievements of each horse
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Autumn Stakes (Great Britain)
The Autumn Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old horses. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in October.Contents1 History 2 Records 3 Winners 4 See also 5 ReferencesHistory[edit] The event was established in 1987, and it was originally held at Ascot. The inaugural running was abandoned because of a waterlogged course. For a period the race held Listed status, and it was promoted to Group 3 level in 2003. The Autumn Stakes was transferred to Newmarket in 2011. It became part of a new fixture called Future Champions Day but from 2014 it moved to be run at the same fixture as the Cesarewitch Handicap. From 2015 it formed part of the revamped Future Champions Festival at Newmarket. The leading horses from the race sometimes go on to compete in the Racing Post Trophy
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