On its web pages, the Jockey Club of the Czech Republic published a report yesterday [December 14th] evening concerning Monday’s meeting of the Disciplinary Commission of the Jockey Club of the Czech Republic, which imposed a punishment of withdrawing the trainer’s licence from trainer Ludvík Haris for a period of ten months.
The 127th running of the Velka Pardubicka was a muddy event. The turf was only on the soft side of good, after good amounts of rain in the weeks, days, hours and minutes before the race. However, the ploughed fields had pools of water on them, and by the end of the afternoon they were muddy rather than very deep. Be that as it may, these were tough conditions.
Ryan Air is now accepting bookings for its new route between London Stansted and Pardubice East Bohemia Airport. The flights are now due to begin in September 2017. Pardubice airport is situated adjacent to Pardubice racecourse. There are to be three flights weekly.
Pardubice airport is also available for private flights.
After a break of eight years, a horse trained in Germany has won one of the Czech classic races. German-bred Fashion Queen, by Santiago (GER) out of Fashion Tycoon (IRE) (Chineur (FR)) won by half a length from Polyanta, bred and owned here by Jiří Travníček. Polyanta is by Soldier of Fortune (IRE) out of Peinture Naïve (FR), which raced in the Czech Republic. As she had when winning the main trial race for the 1 000 Guineas, Polyanta set a good pace and ran on well.
The two Czech-trained horses that will run at Cheltenham on December 9th (Friday) have already been “on the scene” since the end of last week.