Cape pigeon


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Cape pigeon

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(Animals) a species of seagoing petrel, Daption capensis, with characteristic white wing patches: a common winter visitor off the coasts of southern Africa: family Diomedeidae. Also called: pintado petrel
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Outward bound, and off the pitch of Cape Horn, he used to sit on the taffrail, and keep the steward loading three or four old fowling pieces, with which he would bring down albatrosses, Cape pigeons, jays, petrels, and divers other marine fowl, who followed chattering in our wake.
Dettori and the winner's owner, Eric Gadsden, had fallen out when the rider was beaten aboard Cape Pigeon at Windsor eight years ago - Gadsden swore Dettori would not ride for him again.
Dettori put criticism of his riding of Cape Pigeon in Walter Swinburn's winning comeback race with victories on Bin Rosie, Catechism and Greenstead.
Earlier in the week Dettori had been criticised for his riding of Cape Pigeon when the horse finished third behind Walter Swinburn's comeback winner Talathath at Windsor.
Harvest Rose (Tony Clark) takes the seller from Cape Pigeon
He rode the winner on a horse called Talathach beating Cape Pigeon ridden by Frankie Dettori, into third spot.
Dettori had hardly weighed in after partnering Altamura to victory at Salisbury when Eric Gadsden, owner of Cape Pigeon launched a a blistering attack.
lThere is talk of the Royal Hunt Cup for Cape Pigeon (Gerald Cottrell), after landing the seven-furlong handicap at Goodwood by ten lengths from Tender Moment (Clive Brittain).
Eric Gadsden believes the champion gave third placed Cape Pigeon a tender race after being headed by the winner, Talathath, a furlong out, on Monday at Windsor.
An excellent day for Alan Munro, who has two winners at Lingfield, with Cape Pigeon (Gerald Cottrell) in the mile handicap, and Green Danube (Lord Huntingdon) in the mile maiden.
The stewards inquired into his riding of Cape Pigeon, who finished third in Swinburn's successful comeback race, beaten a short head.
August 12: Makes headlines at Windsor by winning on his comeback ride on Talathath, though the joy is tarnished by accusations that Frankie Dettori "took it easy" on third-placed Cape Pigeon.