Monthly Archives: August 2017

LARC Latin American Racing Channel. Sponsors a day’s racing at Deauville. Prize money for the LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest euro 380.000. Organised by France Galop. LARC has a sponsorship agreement in South America with Longines.

LARC Latin American Racing Channel sponsored a good day’s racing at Deauville La Touques racecourse organised by France Galop, and which drew in a large crowd with lots of children. Each race day there is a shiny, new Renault car to win. The principal race of the day was the LARC Prix Maurice Gheest ,total prize money, euro 380.000.

Our photo shows Wesley Ward the American trainer greeting Racing Post’s popular correspondent Scott Burton at the Touques  race course in Deauville.

Despite Wesley Ward’s heroic endeavour coming over from the United States to compete in the LARC Prix Maurice Gheest, his horse, Bound for Nowhere, lived up to the name. 

Superstar Carravagio came 6th.

Surprise winner was Brando, Aclaim coming second. 

LARC, Latin American Racing Channel, an important actor in the South American horse industry,  organises a a conference every 2/3 years in Washington.  Conference sponsors include  Longines, The Stronach Group,LARC, Betfred, Jockey Club del Peru, Keeneland, OSAF, Jockey Club Argentina, Samuel & Guillermo Liberman, P.M.U., The Jockey Club, The Jockey Club Information Systems, InCompass, Equibase Company, America’s Best Racing, and The Jockey Club Technology Services. Participants of the 2017 conference include, reportedly, Carlo Rossi, president of OSAF (the Latin American Organization for the Promotion of Thoroughbreds) and of Valparaiso Sporting Club; Hernan Ceriani, owner of his family farm, Haras La Quebrada; and Guillermo Liberman, Thoroughbred breeder as well as LARC founder and partner. Also, attending, reportedly, Dr. Larry Bowers, chief science officer of the United States Anti-Doping Association; Mayra Frederico, superintendent, Associação Brasileira de Criadores de Criadores e Proprietários de Cavalos de Corrida (the Brazilian association of racehorse owners and breeders); and Louis Romanet, chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. 

The Latin American Racing Channel broadcasts the most important horse races from Latin America to the world and offers racetrack maintenance and consulting services to a wide range of industry organizations. Additional information is available at

LARC has strong ties with the vibrant Turkish horse racing industry.

LONGINES, who has sponsored Equestrian events for over 80 years & who are sponsoring more and more equine events, are interested to develop their Sponsorship in Latin America, spotlighting various prestigious race courses in South America, through their partnership with LARC.  




Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) sponsors the Prix Maurice de Gheest, a fast 1300 metre sprint, at Deauville races Sunday 6th August. International field of runners from USA, Ireland, G.B. including Royal Ascot Champion, Caravaggio, trained by O’Brien, ridden by Ryan Moore.

CARAVAGGIO, trained by Aidan O’Brien, Ryan Moore up, winning The Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, 23rd June 2017. Exclusive .Photo  © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298

Caravaggio earlier this year winning Royal Ascot The Commonwealth Cup, 23/06/2017, trained by Aidan O’Brien, Ryan Moore up. Exclusive photo copyright Pete Mooney.


Aidan O’Brien trained Caravaggio Ryan Moore up winning the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot 23rd June 2017. exclusive photo copyright Pete Mooney 

Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) Prix Maurice de Gheest Sunday 6th August, at Deauville races which  are expected to have a splendid day.The horse racing at Deauville is organised by France Galop.

Trainer Aidan O’Brien’s horse, Caravaggio with Ryan Moore riding, should be running. We show Caravaggio winning the Commonwealth Stakes Royal Ascot 23rd June 2017, in our exclusive photo taken by Pete Mooney..

A field of strong contenders including, from America, Trainer Dudley Ward’s horse  Bound For Nowhere, to be ridden by Frankie Dettori. Dudley Ward has won  the Prix Morny at Deauville races  2 years consecutively with his champion horse Lady Aurelia.

Signs of Blessing, owned by a London based American, John Corbani, trained in Normandy, at Jedburgh Stud, managed by Alec Waugh,  Signs Of Blessing , out of Invincible Spirit, is a horse who has raced at Royal Ascot in the 2016 Jubilee Stakes, coming 3rd. Signs of Blessing will be ridden by Stephane Pasquier, 8th in the French Jockeys’ winning listing.

Trained by the great French trainer, Andre Fabre, & unbeaten in 3 outings, Rosa Imperial ridden by Barzalona, a jockey who is 5th in the winning  French Jockey Listings.

In a field of 13 runners Brando should be mentioned, being placed in the July Cup. The Right Man successful in the Al Quoz  sprint at Meydan race course  in Dubai last winter, & Acclaim to be ridden by Olivier Peslier .

Aidan O’Brien will also be running Intelligence Cross………

Caravaggio Royal Ascot exclusive Photos with thanks Copyright Pete Mooney


American trainer Wesley Ward greeting popular racing correspondent for the Racing Post, Scott Burton. Deauville August 2016. Trainer Wesley Ward returns to Deauville in August 2017 with his horse “Bound for Nowhere ” to see if he can be as successful as with the amazing Lady Aurelia in the Prix Morny……..exclusive photo



David Bowie’s Inspiration for Ziggy Stardust. Kansai Yamamoto photos by Hiroshi Yoda. Other images with thanks to First View. Valentino & Gucci.


Kansai Yamamoto photo Hiroshi Yoda for Harpers Queen.1972/1973.  This photo inspired the David Bowie costume for Ziggy Stardust. Model Marie Helvin. Fashion Editor Jillie Murphy


Kansai Yamamoto photo by Hiroshi Yoda. With thanks

Kansai Yamamoto the 1970’s Design icon, worn notably by David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust tour.1972. Kansai’s extravagant images draw on the rich palette of Imperial Oriental History, textiles some  resemble  visual themes that can be found in vivid Japanese theatre back drops and curtains that illustrate legendary figures. The famous Hokusai’s print The Great Wave off Kanagawa inspired a Kansai Yamamoto robe.

Kansai studied civil engineering at school. Subsequently, When Kansai was 28, having already set up his own business,  Harpers & Queen featured Kansai on his debut cover for their “Explosion from Tokyo” issue.

Gucci Pre Fall 2017, showing an exuberance that could be inspired by Kansai Yamamotos’ designs of the 1970’s. Images Gucci with thanks.


Gucci Pre Fall 2017. Images Gucci with thanks.

Kansai Yamamoto’s 1970’s inspirations for Pre Fall 2017. Givenchy by  Riccardp Tisci. (First view) Valentino. Gucci. Images with thanks.

 Feature suggested by Alexander Fury’s piece for the New York Times International edition. With thanks.