The Lancelot World Memorial – 21st January 2017

The Lancelot World Memorial

Imagine All The Good People

Sir Lancelot

Sir Lancelot’s story is straightforward: he earned his place in Track King because he happened to be one of the best stallions ever to stand here. He happened to be owned by one of the “nicest” guys in the game. Twenty seasons ago, if an owner or trainer wished to give himself the best chance of buying a yearling with genuine aspirations of  winning a World Cup, he was obliged to look at what Reds Breeding Stud had to offer each season for auction. Those days now seem a lifetime away. That is, of course, because they are a lifetime away: Sir Lancelot’s lifetime. And it was largely the achievements of Sir Lancelot during his glorious 12-year life which made the difference. 

Bred by Rock And Roll Racing, Sir Lancelot was a impeccably-bred colt. He was favoured with good mares right from the beginning, and started demanding high stud fees. There is, however, the world of difference between being given opportunities and being able to capitalise on them – but as soon as he began to have runners, it was clear that he was more than worthy of so high a fee. Sir Lancelot was more than a legend. He formed the basis of Reds Breeding Stud’s enormous success. His influence in the thoroughbred industry will, of course, be everlasting. 


“Imagine” – John Lennon

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… 

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one


The Race 

A small but competitive field of longhaul merchants have been unveiled for the inaugural running of The Lancelot World Memorial, at the London Bridge Racecourse on Saturday. A genuine test of endurance adds a unique dimension to the calendar. There are many with chances of banking the first cheque. It’s wide open, lets sit back and watch it unfold.

Race field

# Form Horse Stable Jockey Final Odds
1 1,1,1,1,3 Secret Agenda Secret Revolution Pierre Strydom N/A
2 2,2,2,2,2 Pink Alien Ezulwini Nilda Lovely N/A
3 4,2,2,2,2 Hissyfit C M Pace Ranch !Elois Gullatte! N/A
4 1,5,1,1,4 Swift Dreamin’ stable BURNER Donald Tolston N/A
5 1,1,2,2,4 Baroque Riddley Walker Racin Kimberlee Hubbs N/A
6 6,2,6,2,2 Dion Davie Ralphee swindin Cammie Deck N/A
7 2,1,5,1,5 Pomp And Splendour Windmill Racing Dennis Bartolotto N/A
8 1,1,8,3,3 Redelva Kylie StaldPedersen Leandra Rennemeyer N/A


1. Secret Agenda

6yo mare from Secret Revolution, Career earnings: $1,850,000
Overall rating: Grand(68) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 22nd Jan 2016, bred by Sootie
Lineage:By Lara Blitzen out of Buoy Levi

Stable comments: – “This new cup celebrating arguably the most influential stud in TK history was obviously never in Agenda’s schedule so this is more of a reconnaissance run for hopefully bigger things to come as an open horse. She has shown some ability and if the ground stays dead should be challenging for a top 3 placing.”

2. Pink Alien

6yo stallion from Ezulwini, Career earnings: $1,757,046
Overall rating: Excellent(62) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by The Farmhouse Stud
Lineage:By Why So Serious out of Reign Visible

Stable comments: – “It’s pretty difficult to make predictions over this distance but it looks like Riddley’s Baroque starts as favourite. Pink Alien is a strong horse though so I’m hoping to be in contention.”

3. Hissyfit

6yo mare from C M Pace Ranch, Career earnings: $1,687,100
Overall rating: Reasonable(52) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by C M Pace Ranch

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4. Swift Dreamin’

6yo stallion from stable BURNER, Career earnings: $335,223
Overall rating: Satisfactory(47) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Port Glasgow Stables
Lineage:By Irma Salsa out of To Do Athos Games

Stable comments: – “

5. Baroque

6yo stallion from Riddley Walker Racin, Career earnings: $1,119,172
Overall rating: Grand(68) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Riddley Walker Racin
Lineage:By Gravity out of Hawks Winnie

Stable comments: – “Would like to think Baroque has a chance as he needs to move from a work in progress to be competitive in these races. The 3200 metres is going to see a few of these out and race instructions important. Plus the track! Would love it to be good or the good side of dead. Secret Agenda has the form but is a mud lark which is disadvantageous if track firms. Otherwise Pink Allen has the XP but might need larger stride over this distance.”

6. Dion Davie Ralphee

6yo mare from swindin, Career earnings: $276,500
Overall rating: Excellent(64) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by swindin

Stable comments: – “Dion Davie Ralphee—horse pumped for race, I am expecting a top 3 finish here..”

7. Pomp And Splendour

6yo stallion from Windmill Racing, Career earnings: $600,266
Overall rating: Grand(65)
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Windmill Racing

Stable comments: – “Pomp and Splendour has come out of his heat in great condition after being extremely tenderly handled by an apprentice and he is a live contender upped to the maximum trip. My stable has never won a world cup, and only been placed once, when this one’s sire Champion Regalis was runner up in the TK Masters. But this is my best chance of some top 3 place money since. I would fancy him as a win contender if Secret Agenda wasn’t in the field. I fear that one will prove too strong.”

8. Redelva Kylie

6yo mare from StaldPedersen, Career earnings: $764,340
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by StaldPedersen

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