By Andrew Atkinson FORGOTTEN jockey Howard Cheng has been thrown a lifeline by William Haggas – three years after leaving Hong Kong in disgrace. “I felt he deserved a second chance,” said Haggas. Cheng, 38, has been granted a riding licence by the BHA – under strict conditions. “When he asked me if I would […]
By Andrew Atkinson ODDS-on favourite Enable (4-6) in Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot has been slammed by trainer John Gosden. “The betting industry has put Enable at a price that they don’t want anyone to be backing her,” rapped Gosden. “I see Enable as an even money chance, in […]
By Andrew Atkinson Spanish Moon, a two years old Colt, has arrived at racing trainer Philip Kirby’s north Yorkshire, Green Oaks stables, having been purchased in France. “Meet the new boy Spanish Moon – isn’t he just stunning,” Philip, who trains horses on both the Flat and National Hunt meetings, told me. “Spanish Moon, a […]
By Andrew Atkinson MICHAEL Tabor and his wife Doreen are hoping that they can aid trainer Jeremy Noseda’s retirement from racing at Royal Ascot’s 2019 June meeting with a winning bow. “I am thrilled that Michael Tabor and Charles Fox have asked me to prepare Cenotaph and Bomb Proof for Royal Ascot,” said Noseda. “It’s […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Jamie Osborne’s racing stables staff houses are set to be rebuilt after a fire destroyed buildings at his yard in Upper Lambourn, Berkshire. Osborne, 51, former jockey turned trainer, revealed two staff members were asleep at the time of the raging fire. Nobody sustained injury in the incident. And all horses stabled […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Exclusive ERIC Alston is approaching 60 years in the Sport of Kings, the Lancashire born trainer having been apprentice jockey with Walter Wharton in the sixties. On Saturday at Haydock Park Eric and his wife Susan, who have been married over 50 years, will saddle Maid In India in the Betway Achilles […]
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TRAINER John Gosden will saddle Enable in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July – ahead of a tilt at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The odds on various betting websites look favourable for this beautiful horse. “John Gosden feels that Royal Ascot will come too soon and she will be aimed at the Eclipse […]
By Andrew Atkinson Aiden O’Brien will saddle seven of the 13 runners going to post in Saturday’s Investec Derby over 1 mile 4 furlongs at Epsom Downs. “Every horse is bred and raised to go to the Derby,” said O’Brien, who saddles Sir Dragonet (tipped to win) Circus Maximus, Norway, Sovereign, Broome, Japan, and Anthony […]
By Andrew Atkinson TRAINER and former jockey Mark Brisbourne is set to leave Ness Strange Farm Stables in Shropshire, after notification that building work is set to go ahead to convert barns into a new development. “I hope to find work and remain in the racing industry,” said Brisbourne, who took out a trainer’s licence […]
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Richard Hannon junior, 43, who landed 174 winners in the 2018 Flat racing season, took the reins when his namesake father retired in 2013. Hannon, based at Herridge Racing Stables, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, champion trainer in 2014, also has stables at East Everleigh. Hannon has been successful in saddling a Group One winner in the […]