invited Sonam Gyatso, who later became third Dalai Lama to Mongolia in 1569 and in 1578.
According to the colophon of the Mongol text, this version was ordered by Ilayuysan Buyan-u Erke Bayayud Bayatur dai qung tayiji, a grandson of Altan Khan
of the Turned, and was written down by the monk eos Irgamsu 1= Tib.
, who was beaten nearly 60 lengths when third to the hugely promising Sprinter Sacre in a novice chase at Doncaster on his previous start, gave that form a boost when landing the 2m handicap chase.
made quite an impact when strolling home by 3 lengths on his chase debut at Sedgefield and he can follow up in the Gen II Ofsted Outstanding Achievement Celebration Handicap Chase (4.
Best bet on the card is the Malcolm Jefferson-trained Altan Khan
If the third Dalai Lama (1543-88) had not traveled through Qinghai on his way to meet the Tumed Altan Khan
(1508-82), who titled him "Dalai" in 1577, the third Dalai would not have been able to leave a great religious legacy to the Qinghai region.
Thanks to Tibetan influence, Altan Khan
became a devout Buddhist who made Lamaism the state religion.
After religious services and festivals, Altan Khan
unveiled the manifesto, which stated: (4) "We, Mongols, are powerful because our ancestral race originally descended from the sky, and (Genghis Khan) extended its empire even to China and Tibet.
STEWARDS APPEASED There were inquiries into the running and riding of Lightening Rod and Altan Khan
at Doncaster, who were second and third respectively behind Sprinter Sacre, as the stewards said they both appeared to be tenderly ridden.
made a successful handicap debut on good ground at Musselburgh in November and, despite being 9lb higher, will take all the beating in the Arfuminute Bulldog Handicap Hurdle.
Jefferson goes one better Malcolm Jefferson, having seen Overbranch finish second to Jeu De Roseau, was delighted as her half-brother Altan Khan
gained a wide-margin win on his fencing debut under Dougie Costello in the 2m handicap chase.
IT was surprising to see Altan Khan
allowed to take his chance at Musselburgh on rain-softened ground and also to see him go off favourite.