By Andrew Atkinson Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud has sold 39 horses for over €500,000 at the Goffs UK September Sale at Doncaster. Ryanair chief O’Leary, who announced he was slashing his string of horses, sold three horses to trainer Gordon Elliott, who returns to training after a six month ban. Meath based Elliott was […]
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Quote: ‘Most of all he is a pleasure to own. I’m so glad I found Bertie – and Bertie found me’ – Annabelle Burne By Andrew Atkinson Former racehorse Erniesmilkcart – Ernie – trained by Mick Easterby is still hitting the headlines. A gelding by Swiss Spirit out of Kibenga, he is a half brother […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Jean-Claude Rouget trained Raabihah is set for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after winning the Prix de Pomone at Deauville on August 22. “I’d love to think we can have another crack at the Arc, that was the reason she was kept in training,” said Shadwell’s racing manager Angus Gold. Owned […]
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Quote: ‘I love the horse. He’s the best miler I’ve rode. He’s beautiful and got everything’ – Frankie Dettori By Andrew Atkinson Frankie Dettori and Palace Pier landed back-to-back wins in the Group One Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on August 15. “I love the horse. He’s the best miler I’ve rode. He’s beautiful […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Thady Gosden confirmed that high class four-year-old Palace Pier will line-up in the Group One Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on August 15 in a bid to record back-to-back wins. “It was frustrating to miss the Sussex Stakes with Palace Pier but he seems to have come back to himself,” said […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Lady Buttons is back in training ahead of the winter National Hunt campaign at Phil Kirby’s Green Oaks racing stables in Yorkshire. Owner Jayne and husband breeder Keith Sivills decided to retire the 11-year-old in September and sent her to Coolmore stud, Castlehyde, Ireland in February to be covered by Walk In […]
By Andrew Atkinson Ryan Moore romped to a 8 1/2 lengths victory on Aidan O’Brien trained Snowfall landing the Juddmonte Group 1 Irish Oaks over 1m 4f at the Curragh on Saturday. “We purposely let her down a little from Epsom as the season’s going to roll on from now and it was soft ground […]
By Andrew Atkinson Aidan O’Brien trained Snowfall (3.25) goes to post as red-hot 1-4 favourite in the Group One Juddmonte Irish Oaks over 1m 4f at The Curragh on Saturday. Snowfall who gained a 16-length win in the Oaks at Epsom goes to post with stablemates Divinely, La Jaconde and Willow. David O’Meara trained seven […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Aidan O’Brien trained duo Love and Armoury are pencilled in to go to post in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. Love could return to action following her third consecutive win in the 2020 Yorkshire Oaks on a CV that includes winning the 2020 1,000 Guineas. Ballydoyle based O’Brien revealed […]
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Dettori rides Extravagant Kid in King Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot with Moore switching to Keep Busy By Andrew Atkinson Frankie Dettori will ride Extravagant Kid in the King Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 15, due to jockey Ryan Moore switching to Keep Busy. US based Brendan Walsh-trained Extravagant Kid landed the Group […]
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By Andrew Atkinson John and Thady Gosden trained Stradivarius is to go straight to Royal Ascot for the Gold Cup after winning at Ascot on April 27 under Frankie Dettori, when landing the Group 3 Longines Sagaro Stakes. “I think he will come straight back here for the Gold Cup, I don’t think there’s any […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Thirsk stage the £50,000 Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup (2.40) on Saturday, May 1, the most valuable race ever at the Yorkshire track, that includes Sir Michael Stoute entry Astro King and Spring Cup winner Nugget, one of two entries by Richard Hannon. Hugo Palmer trained Acquitted is another entry with strong […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Celebrities have teamed up with fromthehorsesmouth.info and the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida Leader newspaper for the 2021 Randox Health Aintree Grand National on April 10 by tipping their fancied runners. Popular Quesada based BigFM radio presenter Des Stoneham said: “My tip for the Grand National is KIMBERLITE CANDY (10-1).” Kimberlite Candy […]
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Hugs all round as veteran 66-1 outsider Definitly Red eyes National glory By Andrew Atkinson Brian Ellison trained 12-year-old veteran Definitly Red lines-up in the 2021 Randox Health Aintree Grand National on Saturday under 11st 1lb, best priced at 66-1. Definitly Red, who finished fourth in the bet365 Premier Chase at Kelso run over 2m […]
‘I think he’ll win it – my gut feeling is that he’s got a great chance – but God only knows what can happen in a National’ – trainer Jonjo O’Neill By Andrew Atkinson The 2021 Randox Health Aintree Grand National three-days meeting gets underway on April 8 – with the National on April 10 […]
By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Nick Alexander based at Kinneston, Fife, rued Blazing Port’s run at Kelso last weekend, when pulled-up, after expecting a better show. “It became the big disappointment of the weekend, pulling up three out – when he ought to have been just about winning,” said Nick. Nick added: “A post race scope […]
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Quote: ‘To win the National would be unbelievable. It’s what dreams are made of – the biggest horse race in the world’ – Lee Westwood. By Andrew Atkinson Racehorse Bellshill, co-owned by Lee Westwood, entered in the 2021 Randox Health Aintree Grand National that suffered a fatal injury on the gallops has denied the star […]
Quote: ‘It is incredibly sad for Keith, Jayne and ultimately Buttons that she won’t ever have a foal by her side. She was clearly meant to be a very special one off’ – Pippa Kirby By Andrew Atkinson Retired Lady Buttons has returned to trainer Philip Kirby Green Oaks Farm stables in Richmond, North Yorkshire, […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Exclusive Eric Alston trained Harry’s Ridge landed the 5 furlongs Betway Handicap (Division 1) at Newcastle on Friday night – to give jockey Jason Hart his 500th UK career win. “I knew he was fit, but thought he would be a bit rusty, but he held on to win,” Eric told me […]
Mount Ida last to first in Challenge Cup Chase Festival win – fromthehorsesmouth.info ew tip Shantou Flyer placed Quote: ‘I don’t know how I did that! It crossed my mind to pull up’ – jockey Jack Kennedy By Andrew Atkinson Mount Ida came from last to win the Challenge Cup Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Nicky Martin trained nine-year-old The Two Amigos (3.35) has been knocking on the door to return to the winner’s enclosure and the Listed Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter on Saturday offers an opportunity. Martin, who only has ten horses in training at her stables set 1,300 feet above sea level, saddled The […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Al Boum Photo (3.05) tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info is tilting towards a third consecutive Grade One Cheltenham Gold Cup win on Friday, the Willie Mullins trained favourite ridden by Paul Townend. A Plus Tard, ridden by Rachael Blackmore and trained by Henry De Bromhead is tipped each-way, on day four of the Cheltenham […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Tiger Roll (9-2) defied the odds when the dual Aintree Grand National winner landed the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival under Keith Donoghue. Gordon Elliott trained Tiger Roll was switched to Denise Foster following an imposed BHA six months ban. Tiger Roll was pulled out of this year’s National […]
Quote: ‘Bob Olinger has great potential – he was ‘sky high’ – winning at Cheltenham is what it’s all about’ – Rachael Blackmore By Andrew Atkinson Bob Olinger (6-4) tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info landed the opening race on day two at the Cheltenham Festival when winning the Grade One Ballymore Novices Hurdle over 2m 5f. Trained […]
Honeysuckle completes fromthehorsesmouth.info treble By Andrew Atkinson Rachael Blackmore made history at the Cheltenham Festival when becoming the first female jockey to win the Grade 1 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy over 2m on Honeysuckle – tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info. “It’s absolutely incredible,” said Blackmore after romping home 6 1/2 lengths ahead of Sharjah, with Epatante, […]
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Vintage Clouds wins Cheltenham Ultima Handicap Chase – fromthehorsesmouth.info each-way tips One For The Team and Aye Right placed By Andrew Atkinson Trevor Hemmings owned Vintage Clouds landed the Ultima Grade 3 Handicap Chase over 3m 1f at Cheltenham – with fromthehorsesmouth.info each-way selections One For The Team (17-2) and Aye Right (11-2) placed. Sue […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Appreciate It trained by Willie Mullins – tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info – won the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on day one of the Cheltenham Festival ridden by Paul Townend, gaining a 24 lengths victory ahead of Ballyadam (6-1) with For Pleasure (40-1) third. Appreciate It (8-11) landed the opening race at the […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Altior has been withdrawn from the Queen Mother Champion Chase on day two at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday after trainer Nicky Henderson revealed the chaser had returned an unsatisfactory scope. “We are very sorry that we have taken the difficult decision not to run Altior in the Champion Chase. He coughed […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Exclusive Cheltenham Triumph Hurdle 1995 winner Kissair and 2000 Arkle winner Tiutchev, bred by Mrs D M Rothschild, continue to spend happy lives in retirement with Nikki Atkinson. “Rabbit (Kissair) was 30 on March 7, having been gifted to me in 1999, a couple of months after my sister died of cancer,” […]
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