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Pattern Racing World Championships 2018 – Owner

On the eve of the third running of the Pegasus Invitational, we will take a chance to review last years global Group One Pattern Races.

There is a hierarchy in The Pattern Race system, races are graded either G1, G2, G3 or Listed class, over 1,500 globally. The grading determines the hierarchy with G1 status elevating a race to the highest level. There were 314 G1 races run across the globe last year. 

The Derby, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Cox Plate and Breeders Cup Classic, all for older horses are the top G1 races in their respective countries. There are top two-year old G1 races, the Dewhurst, Prix Marcel Boussac, Golden Slipper or Breeders Cup Juvenile, less lucrative in terms of prize money, stepping stones to the bigger races.

G1’s are run on dirt and turf, over distances between five furlongs and twenty furlongs, can be restricted to age groups or same sex.

We treat them equally to establish a world championships including all 314 G1’s.

The Pattern Race World Championships

Each race is allocated 10 points for a win, 7 points for second and 5 points for third, points scored in each race are accumulated and presented in championship format with categories for Owners, Trainers, Jockeys, Breeders, Sires, and Horses.

Owner’s Category

Today we will review the Owner’s category, without them there wouldn’t be any racing, they are the bill payers.

For Godolphin 2018 was a great year, a resurgence, they top the Owners Table.

Godolphin are Number 1 in the PRWC 2018 Championships – Owner Category

Podium
Position


Owner
1st
Place
Points
2nd
Place
Points
3rd
Place
Points

Total
Points 
1Godolphin
No Of Places
300
(30)
119
(17)
95
(19)
514 
(66)
2Coolmore
No Of Places
140
(14)
161
(23)
145
(29)
446
(66)
3Qatar Racing
No Of Places
50
(5)
28
(4)
10
(2)
88
(11)

The boys in blue finish top of the PRWC 2018 – Owner’s Category, a position they last held in 2015 beating Coolmore, winners in 2017 and 2016. Both made the rostrum sixty-six times, the thirty wins for Godolphin the deciding factor.

They scored their first points in February in Australia with a win by Hartnell in the Orr Stakes and finished the year with a third place in the last G1 in America, the La Brea Stakes on the 26th December.

They are truly a worldwide outfit operating across all major racing jurisdictions with an ever-widening net. England is the home to their principle trainers, Saeed bin Suroor and Charlie Appleby who provided a large haul of their points however the yards of James Cummings in Australia, Andre Fabre in France and Yoshitada Takahashi in Japan all won G1’s with horses entrusted to them, others also contributing to achieving their 514 points winning total.

Here is a table of points achieved by their trainers

 

Godolphin Trainers                                 
1st
Place
Points
2nd
Place
Points
3rd
Place
Points

Total
Points
Charlie Appleby (ENG)1202120161
Saeed bin Suroor (ENG)90285123
James Cummings (AUS)602815103
Andre Fabre (FR)10283068
Yoshitada Takahashi (JPN)200020
H-A Pantall (FR)07512
Clive Cox (ENG)0707
Willie McCeery (IRE)0055
Thomas Albertrani (USA)0055
Charlie Hills (ENG)0055
Bob Baffert (USA)0055
Total Points Scored30011995514

Coolmore, the “lads” interests merged under the one banner, finished second on 446 points. In contrast to Godolphin the points accumulated over the season primarily come courtesy of trainer Aidan O’Brien and the Ballydoyle operation. There are contributions also from Andre Fabre, Chad Brown and Mark Casse.

 

Coolmore Trainers             
1st
Place
Points
2nd
Place
Points
3rd
Place
Points

Total
Points
Aidan O’Brien (IRE)140154130424
Andre Fabre (FR)07512
Chad Brown (USA)0055
Mark Casse (CAN)0055
Total Points Scored140161145446

The dominance of the leading pair is apparent. Qatar Racing’s total of 88 might be a distance behind the front two however it is still a great feat to reach the rostrum. John Gosden, David Simcock in England and Chris Waller in Australia were their contributors.



Qatar Racing Trainers   
1st
Place
Points
2nd
Place
Points
3rd
Place
Points

Total
Points
John Gosden (ENG)400545
David Simcock (ENG)107522
Chris Waller (AUS)021021
Total Points Scored50281088

Owners are brave people, often forgotten and unappreciated. We take for granted the amount of money they put into the game yet for most there is little prospect of getting it back. They are the wealthy playing the sport of kings. For most the dream – to have a horse carry their colours to a place finish in a G1 is that – a dream. Only 449 of them scored points across the world. They deserve the happiness a podium finish brings them. Congratulations if your one of them.

Over the course of the next few months we will review the other categories.

You can follow the story of the 2018 G1 Pattern Race year by clicking on the links below. There you’ll find how the 314 G1’s run during the year panned out in a championship format.

PRWC 2019 Horse, PRWC 2019 Jockey, PRWC 2019 Trainer, PRWC 2019 Sire, PRWC 2019 Owner, PRWC 2019 Breeder

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Tattersalls Gold Cup (Group 1) and The Irish 1000 Guineas (Group 1)

With no rain forecast the ground at the Curragh will remain firm, proper racing ground. Long may it continue.

Photo by Pattern Racing

Camelot gives Pattern Racing the eye.

Before the 1000 Guineas we get to see Camelot. He looked in good order before the Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh three weeks ago in the ring and the pipe opener proved just that coming from last to first to win easily. More of the same is expected in the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

The Qatar Racing filly Just The Judge leads the field in the Guineas on the back of her second to Sky Lantern in the English Guineas at Newmarket. She’s a quality filly having won the Rockfel last autumn. She’s supported on the overseas raid by Maureen from the Richard Hannon stable, sixth at Newmarket, Masarah from thee Clive Brittan stable, eighth at Newmarket and Exactement from the Karl and Elaine Burke yard whose companion Libertarian threw the surprise in the Dante at 33/1.

Of the Irish only Snow Queen contested the English Guineas. Ridden by Ryan Moore on that occasion she sliced through the field to finish well with an eye catching run. Ryan rides Hanky Panky here so presumably the second string with Seamus Heffernan on the Guineas trial winner Just Pretending who won out in a nice run when unsupported in the ring at Leopardstown.

The interesting fillies here are the Eddie Lynam trained Viztoria and the John Oxx pair What Style and Harasiya.

Viztoria was moved from the Ado McGuinness yard after a fine debut when she won her Naas maiden by 7 1/2 L. The concern for Eddie Lynam is the ground. His filly had stamped herself very decent when winning at Listed level beating Snow Queen also by 7 1/2 L here last September. She showed her well being when returning here to get the better of Bunairgead two weeks ago.

What Style has only run twice winning her maiden a 1/2 L from Snow Queen. Her comeback saw her run second to Rawaaq in the Leopardstown Guineas Trial confirming she’s trained on. We don’t know if that’s the same for Harasiya as this will be her first run of the season. Last time out in the Moyglare she went off favourite but couldn’t justify it when going down 2 3/4 L to Sky Lantern. The concern is the lack of the run but she’s one to keep an eye on after this.

On the balance of form using Snow Queen as the benchmark expect this to stay at home with Viztoria overcoming the those ground concerns and marking herself a special filly.

Recommendations : Camelot (too short to back)

                                             Viztoria 7/1 win