Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus): vulnerable Northwest African Cheetah
(Acinonyx jubatus ssp.
That race was run over Wolverhampton 's extended mile, so the thick end of another furlong, allied with an honest gallop, should see African Cheetah
Though estimates vary, African cheetahs
may number as few as 12,000 in the wild, with another 1,000 in zoos around the world - down from hundreds of thousands of the animals a century ago.
Reg Hollinshead, trainer of Iron Out and African Cheetah
"Iron Out is in good order.
Genetic scientists like the US-based Stephen O' Brien say that the genetic similarities between the Iranian and African cheetah
is "very close", so there should be no problems bringing the latter to India.
A recent look at the other subspecies in Africa, the east African cheetah
, reveals the same story.
REG HOLLINSHEAD, recent recipient of the Sir Peter O'Sullevan Award for 2009, proved he has not lost his touch after 60 years as a trainer by completing a 218-1 treble with Iron Out, Heathyards Junior and African Cheetah
I'm not sure this is as strong a race as it looks on paper with two or three in the line-up yet to prove they want this far, and with African Cheetah
and Ansells Pride likely to ensure there's a decent pace, the winner will have to stay every yard.
DO African Cheetah
Mark Johnston Folkestone, Tuesday, September 22 Raced further back than ideal after taking a while to warm up, but picked up well and would have finished even closer with a clear run.
overcame a lack of experience to finish third in the seven-furlong maiden at Doncaster yesterday and the newcomer will surely go on to win races.
Godolphin's only runner on the card, Derby entry Taarab, was beaten six lengths into second in the 1m2f maiden by the Mark Johnston-trained African Cheetah
, ridden by Royston Ffrench.