Josef Vana jnr maintained his 100% record in all jumps races held in Madrid, when he again rode the winner in the second jumps race held there. He was again on Orlov, trained by Calleja.
The AGM of the Czech Association of Thoroughbred Breeders and Racehorse Owners (ČSCHPMDK), held at Napajedla on March 9th, led to fundamental changes in the leadership of the association.
Jan Faltejsek rode the winner of the Česká pojišťovna Velká Pardubická steeplechase last October. That is the height of achievement for a jumps jockey in the Czech Republic. However, Faltejsek has also tried to break through in other countries in past years. In England, and in Italy.
The first jumps race held in Spain on February 24th at La Zarzula, the P. Glycerius Stakes, 2800 metres, with prize money of EUR 8500, was won by Orlov, trained in Spain by Callejo, ridden by Josef Vana jnr.
(This editorial, written by Petr Guth, appeared a few days ago in the Czech-language pages of Dostihový svět)
At its meeting on February 13th, the Council of the Jockey Club
At its board meeting on February 11th, Dostihový spolek Pardubice, organizers of events at Pardubice racecourse, announced the name of its new manager, who will be Michael Skalický. He will replace Hana Jeníková, who has been acting manager since midsummer 2012, and will take up his duties on February 18th. Michael Skalický was previously manager of Přístav Pardubice, which administers navigation on the River Labe/Elbe between Chvaletice and Pardubice.