ABOVE: an Arctic fox endures a snow storm, northeastern Greenland, by Carsten Egevang, Denmark; BELOW: an Arctic owl
, Canada, by David Allemand, France.
Few birds manage to live in the Arctic all year-round but those hardy enough to manage it include the Arctic owl
and Travelmate, placed in the Plate for James Fanshawe, both finished fifth in their subsequent Melbourne Cup runs.
He won the race with Arctic Owl
in 1998 and 12 months later saddled Tensile to second place, writes Veritas.
was taken out of the betting on the Smurfit Champion Hurdle after failing to deliver on his jumping debut at Doncaster yesterday.
, winner of the 2000 Irish St Leger, makes his eagerlyawaited debut over jumps in division two of the Cusworth Novices' Hurdle and this classy eight-year-old can make a successful start to his new jumping career.
, winner of the 2000 Irish St Leger, makes his eagerlyawaited debut over jumps in the Cusworth Novices' Hurdle at Doncaster tomorrow and this classy eight-year-old is made the nap selection to make a successful start to his new career.
CLASSY stayer Arctic Owl
has been well backed for the Champion Hurdle since trainer James Fanshawe announced he is to be sent jumping.
can emulate last year's winner Rogan Josh and swoop down the outside to become the first British-trained horse to land the Fosters Melbourne Cup at Flemington in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
, "a horse bought for a laugh", gave Newmarket trainer James Fanshawe his first win in Ireland when romping home from Yvana's Pace in yesterday's Irish St Leger at The Curragh.
plundered the Jefferson Smurfit Irish St Leger at the Curragh yesterday to give New market trainer James Fanshawe his first Classic win.
He is out to add to his victories back in 1997 and '98 but his two outings so far this term suggest that he has lost a little of his edge and choice is made of Arctic Owl
to repeat his victory of 12 months ago.