Johnny Murtagh was in overdrive on Henry the navigator
but the 11-8 favourite could only get to within a length at the line.
With Prince Henry, now universally known as Henry the Navigator
, the great European Age of Exploration began, and the role that China was giving up at just about this time, Portugal (and later other European powers) were accepting.
GIS software combines geospatial images with databases and mapping tools to help us see today's world in ways that are just as revolutionary as when Henry the Navigator
sent ships south and west from Europe to cross the equator or when James Cook brought back charts of the Pacific.
These include explorers Captain Cook, Christopher Columbus, navigators Gerardus Mercator and Henry the Navigator
, botanists and explorers Charles Darwin, Carl Linnaeus and John Parkinson and landscape architect Andre le Notre.
Prince Henry the Navigator
hoped the view from their windows would inspire them to find a new sea route to India.
It was a goal he shared with Prince Henry the Navigator
and the Portuguese who were intent on reaching the Indies by sailing south and east around Africa.
As Europe's most westerly capital Lisbon has a proud naval heritage and the No 15 tram trundles out to to Belem where Portuguese explorers, spurred on by Henry the Navigator
, set sail.
What nationality was Henry the Navigator
, the Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 It was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists; 2 Hermione Granger; 3 Port Sunlight; 4 Nitrate; 5 Donovan; 6 Finland; 7 American Gigolo; 8 Portuguese; 9 Went The Day Well?
Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva will on Saturday also present Oliveira with the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator
, one of Portugal's highest honors.
Trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre was on hand to receive the award, in which the filly beat off fierce competition from the likes of five-time Group 1 winner Duke Of Marmalade, dual Guineas hero Henry the navigator
, and Derby winner New Approach.
The two-year-old is a half-sister to Swiss Franc, also trained by Elsworth, who finished second to none other than Henry the navigator
in the Coventry Stakes.
Ladbrokes: 6-4 Henry the navigator
, Tamayuz, 7-2 Raven's Pass, 25 Sabana Perdita, 40 Winker Watson, 100 Racinger, 200 Honoured Guest.