I couldn't hear it as Emmy Lou Harris was on the turntable and I was engrossed in a Bernard Cornwell saga about my favourite hero Richard Sharpe helping the Duke of Wellington defeat the French at the Battle of Busaco
Other jockeys in the news were Willie Carson who, on this day in 1982, chalked up his 2,000th winner on Busaco
in the Laurie Wills Handicap at Newmarket and Steve Cauthen who, on the same day, rode five out of the seven winners at Doncaster and came third and fourth in the other two races.
THE Horris Hill goes to the John Dunlop trained Montekin (Pat Eddery) the 9 to 4 jt fav by 1l from Dick Hern's Busaco
But your fame is assured by the names of Busaco
and Badajoz" And to the Munsters:
Perrett supplied Moore's other winner when Sir Monty stayed on well to take the extended one-mile three-furlong Whips And Tees Handicap ( one of just two races run on the turf track ( by a length and three-quarters from Busaco
Perrett supplied Moore's other winner when Sir Monty (9-4) stayed on well to take the extended one-mile three-furlong Whips And Tees Handicap - one of just two races run on the turf track - by a length and three- quarters from Busaco
He served with the 78th at Maida and in Egypt before transferring on promotion to the 24th, the Warwickshire Regiment, and in the Peninsula was at the battles of Talavera, Busaco
, and Fuentes d'Onoro.
Dam a French maiden who was Gr-3 placed in Italy over 1m, half-sister to Gr3 winner Great Deeds, Listed winner Busaco
and stakes-placed Prohibited and Super Deeds.
He went on to fight alongside Allied forces against Napoleon's Armies in the battles of Talavera, Busaco
, Cuidad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Vittoria, The Pyrenees, Neivelle and Toulouse between and 1814.
Buttery offers insights into the personalities of these two extraordinary commanders, and detailed analysis of their confrontations at Ciudad Rodrigo, Almeida, Busaco
, the lines of Torres Verdras, and the final battle at Fuentes de Onoro.