Successful EJC day

All of the efforts that went into European Jockeys’ Cup day at Prague Velká Chuchle racecourse on September 22nd were rewarded by a wonderful afternoon of horseracing, certainly the best raceday in the modern era of flat racing in the Czech Republic. Despite the discouraging weather forecast, it was a pleasantly warm, dry afternoon.

A Greek jockey and a Cypriot jockey ride here on Saturday. What are their chances?

The draw for starting gates and for the allocation of jockeys for European Jockeys’ Cup day (Saturday, September 22) were made today at the Clarion Old Town Hotel in Prague. The list of horses and jockeys, and the starting box numbers, can be found on http://www.dostihyjc.cz/startky.php – click on to 22.9 Praha, on the left.

Václav Janáček rides his 1 000th winner

Thirty-three-year-old Czech jockey Václav Janáček rode his 1 000th winner on Friday, August 10th, when he won the last race of the afternoon at the traditional three-day meeting on the beach at Sanlúcar de Barrameda, a resort in southern Spain. He is only the second Czech jockey ever to have reached a four-figure number of winners, and he reached this mark on a 6-y-o gelding, Mind the Gap.