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Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen dies aged 43

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Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen dies aged 43

By Andrew Atkinson Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen has died at the age of 43. Horse Racing Ireland said that Smullen, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2018, died at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin on September 15. Smullen, nine times Irish champion jockey, announced his retirement from racing in May 2019 after completing treatment […]

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LONE EAGLE SWOOPS IN 281-1 fromthehorsesmouth.info ACCUMULATOR

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Galileo Chrome jockey Tom Marquand: Dreams come true. Image Twitter

Fontwell Park fromthehorsesmouth.info 28-1 double By Andrew Atkinson Bashful Boy (10-3) trained by Suzi Best and ridden by Daryl Jacob and Willie Mullins trained Mojestic, ridden by Page Fuller (11-2) returned a fromthehorsesmouth.info 28-1 double at Fontwell on September 12. Sir Michael Stoute trained Alginak (6-4) was a winning selection at Chester, when landing the […]

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Hollie Doyle makes history with Windsor 5 winners  – including fromthehorsesmouth.info...

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Hollie Doyle: Nap-hand at Windsor. Photo: Instagram.

By Andrew Atkinson Hollie Doyle made history at Windsor on Saturday – when riding five winners – including fromthehorsesmouth.info selections Indian Creak and Sur Mer, becoming the first female jockey to do so. “I don’t think I’ve had an afternoon as good as this,” said Doyle, 23,  who made history when winning on Mistress Nellie, […]

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Hollie Doyle makes history with Windsor 5 winners  – including fromthehorsesmouth.info...

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Hollie Doyle: Nap-hand at Windsor. Photo: Instagram.

By Andrew Atkinson Hollie Doyle made history at Windsor on Saturday – when riding five winners – including fromthehorsesmouth.info selections Indian Creak and Sur Mer, becoming the first female jockey to do so. “I don’t think I’ve had an afternoon as good as this,” said Doyle, 23,  who made history when winning on Mistress Nellie, […]

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Murphy set to miss 2020 St Leger Classic at Doncaster on...

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Masked jockey Oisin Murphy.

Quote: ‘I went 18 months without a suspension anywhere in the world. Now I’ve been hit with a big one. Such is life’ – champion jockey Murphy By Andrew Atkinson The 2020 St Leger Classic at Doncaster on September 12 will be without champion Flat jockey Oisin Murphy, after receiving a seven day suspension at […]

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Chill-out time for Dettori in France as Italian misses York Ebor...

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Frankie Dettori at Longchamp

By Andrew Atkinson Frankie Dettori remains in France after his decision to miss York’s Ebor meeting that commences on August 19 paid off as he won on Mishriff and Palace Pier at Deauville – bagging a combined £400,000 winning purse – last weekend. Dettori decided to ride the John Gosden-trained colt, despite new quarantine regulations […]

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Glorious Goodwood ban thwarts Egan ride on Mishriff

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Jockey David Egan: Glorious Goodwood ban costly. Photo: Twitter.

By Andrew Atkinson Jockey David Egan has been left gutted after an imposed five day ban at July’s Glorious Goodwood meeting comes into play. Egan has lost the ride on French Derby winner Mishriff in the Group 2 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano at Deauville on August 15. “I’m gutted to be missing out on Mishriff – […]

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Stan Mellor MBE dies, aged 83

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By Andrew Atkinson Stan Mellor MBE, who became the first National Hunt jump jockey to ride 1,000 winners, died on August 1, aged 83. Brough Scott led the tributes to Mellor having been a fellow rider as an amateur: “He was a pioneer and a mentor, and a worker for other people,” said racing broadcaster […]

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Aspiring jockey Jacob Pritchard Webb, 23, told by medics he will...

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Aspiring jockey Jacob Pritchard Webb

By Andrew Atkinson Aspiring jockey Jacob Pritchard Webb, 23, has been told by medics he will never walk again after a horrific fall at Auteuil racecourse, in Paris, causing serious damage to his spine. Leicester born Jacob, who moved to France last year, also sustained broken ribs and broke his sternum. Jacob’s parents, Matt, 45, […]

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Former champion Flat jockey Jamie Spencer set to return

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Former champion Flat jockey Jamie Spencer set to return

By Andrew Atkinson Former champion Flat jockey Jamie Spencer has been given the go-ahead to return to race-riding following a long spell on the sidelines, having broke his hip on the gallops. “It has been a long three months since I suffered my injury on April 17. I’m delighted to say that I passed all […]

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Brotherly love for ace jockey Cieron!

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Kieran Fallon: stayed in UK to help son Cieron.

By Andrew Atkinson Brittany Fallon, twin-sister to top jockey Cieron, was brought to tears after he landed Europe’s top sprint July Cup on at Newmarket on July 11. “I’m crying – happy tears – I’m so proud,” said Brittany. “It was a big day, it being my first ride in a Group 1,” said 2019 […]

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Home James! Doyle to star at Newmarket

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By Andrew Atkinson Newmarket stages the Group 1 Darley July Cup Stakes on Saturday, July 11, on an eight racecard meeting at racing’s Headquarters. Denis Hogan trained Sceptical (3.35) ridden by Frankie Dettori is fromthehorsesmouth.info selection, with Richard Hannon jnr trained Threat (10-1) ridden by champion jockey Oisin Murphy, tipped each-way. Commonwealth Cup victor, Clive […]

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Home James! Doyle to star at Newmarket

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By Andrew Atkinson Newmarket stages the Group 1 Darley July Cup Stakes on Saturday, July 11, on an eight racecard meeting at racing’s Headquarters. Denis Hogan trained Sceptical (3.35) ridden by Frankie Dettori is fromthehorsesmouth.info selection, with Richard Hannon jnr trained Threat (10-1) ridden by champion jockey Oisin Murphy, tipped each-way. Commonwealth Cup victor, Clive […]

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Home James! Doyle to star at Newmarket

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By Andrew Atkinson Newmarket stages the Group 1 Darley July Cup Stakes on Saturday, July 11, on an eight racecard meeting at racing’s Headquarters. Denis Hogan trained Sceptical (3.35) ridden by Frankie Dettori is fromthehorsesmouth.info selection, with Richard Hannon jnr trained Threat (10-1) ridden by champion jockey Oisin Murphy, tipped each-way. Commonwealth Cup victor, Clive […]

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HOLLIE’S PUNCHING ABOVE HER WEIGHT!

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Weightlifting, squat-lifting and boxing in bid to become elite jockey Quote: Rugby scrum-half in boys team at school, told she wouldn’t become a jockey. ‘It’s nice to prove people wrong’ – Hollie Doyle By Andrew Atkinson Hollie Doyle rode four winners from six rides at Wolverhampton’s evening meeting on July 2 – chalking up a […]

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‘TREDDERS’ DEAD

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Nicknamed 'Tredders', he initially retired after sustaining injuries including head and shoulder injuries, that saw him leave racing in February 2018.

Grand National winning jockey Liam Treadwell found dead By Andrew Atkinson Grand National winning jockey Liam Treadwell has died at the age of 34, with police treating his death as unexplained, with no third party thought to be involved. Born in Arundel, West Sussex, Treadwell rode over 300 career wins, including the 2009 Aintree Grand National […]

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‘TREDDERS’ DEAD

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Nicknamed 'Tredders', he initially retired after sustaining injuries including head and shoulder injuries, that saw him leave racing in February 2018.

Grand National winning jockey Liam Treadwell found dead By Andrew Atkinson Grand National winning jockey Liam Treadwell has died at the age of 34, with police treating his death as unexplained, with no third party thought to be involved. Born in Arundel, West Sussex, Treadwell rode over 300 career wins, including the 2009 Aintree Grand National […]

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DETTORI SADDLED WITH DERBY FAVOURITE!

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Tom Marquand, one of British racing's rising stars

Marquand ‘jocked-off’ English King at Epsom By Andrew Atkinson Tom Marquand, one of British racing’s rising stars, has been ‘jocked-off’ English King in the Investec 2000 Derby at Epsom next month – with Frankie Dettori in the saddle. Marquand, 22, who rode Who Dare Wins at Royal Ascot on Saturday, rode English King in its […]

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Dettori chalks up 70th Royal Ascot career win on Fanny Logan...

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By Andrew Atkinson Frankie Dettori rode John Gosden trained Fanny Logan to an emphatic victory in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot on Friday. Fanny Logan – Dettori’s 70th career win at Royal Ascot – gained a two and a half lengths win ahead  of Alounak. Defoe was third. 2019 Derby winner and […]

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Jockey Hayley Turner ‘absolutely gutted’ 2020 Shergar Cup cancelled

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By Andrew Atkinson The 2020 Shergar Cup at Ascot in August, highlighting jockeys worldwide along with an international women’s team, has been cancelled. The Shergar Cup is a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Nick Smith, Ascot’s director of racing, said: “Regrettably, given the complexities of flying jockeys around the world and uncertainty over what governmental […]

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Frankie Dettori geared up for Royal Ascot 

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Frankie Dettori geared up for Royal Ascot 

By Andrew Atkinson  Frankie Dettori is all geared up for the behind closed doors meeting at Royal Ascot after the meeting was given the go ahead amid racing’s lockdown in mid-March, due to COVID-19. “Royal Ascot is here and I am ready and looking forward to it,” said jockey Dettori ahead of the meeting during […]

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Gary Gibson Lennon: Piggott style-riding-short-stirrups, arse-in-the-air!

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Quote: ‘I just wish my granddad could have given me a leg-up – he would have been so proud. Seeing me return to the Paddock, covered head to boots in sand, he would have said his usual two words: ‘Silly-bugger!’ By Andrew Atkinson Exclusive Lester Piggott tutored amateur jockey Gary Gibson Lennon reminisced of his […]

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Queen Of Kalahari 10-1 winning tip completes 70-1 double

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By Andrew Atkinson Queen Of Kalahari was a 10-1 winning selection when landing the Betway Handicap over 5 furlongs at Newcastle on June 1, beating Tomshalfbrother under a driving finish by jockey Lewis Edmunds. Queen Of Kalahari’s success completed a 70-1 plus double, following Brian The Snail’s 13-2 victory in the Betway Handicap over 6f […]

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Champ Oisin noted at Kempton

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Masked-jockey Ben Robinson at Newcastle as racing returned on June 1, amid COVID-19 lockdown.

By Andrew Atkinson Kempton Park sees racing’s second meeting return at Shepperton, Sunbury-on-Thames on June 2, amid COVID-19 lockkdown since March, with champion jockey Oisin Murphy and Ryan Moore noted. Science (2.45) trained by Archie Watson and ridden by Murphy, is tipped to win the British Stallion Stakes EBF Maiden over 6f. Golden Bear (ew). […]

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BOOKIES PLYING THEIR TRADE FROM THE ‘BACK DOOR’

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Sir Gordon: put food on the table.

Quote: ‘Gordon Richards often put food on this table. In those days betting, away from the racecourse was illegal, but bookies still plied their trade – from their back door. I remember bookies putting out chairs – in their back yard – so old ladies could sit and wait for their horse to come in’. […]

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BOOKIES PLYING THEIR TRADE FROM THE ‘BACK DOOR’

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Sir Gordon: put food on the table.

Quote: ‘Gordon Richards often put food on this table. In those days betting, away from the racecourse was illegal, but bookies still plied their trade – from their back door. I remember bookies putting out chairs – in their back yard – so old ladies could sit and wait for their horse to come in’. […]

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Tarrant six-month ban for head-butting fellow jockey

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Jockey Luke Tarrant: six months ban for head-butting.

By Andrew Atkinson Jockey Luke Tarrant has been banned from racing for six months – after head-butting colleague Larry Cassidy during an altercation at Doomben, Australia on April 22. Tarrant pleaded guilty to a charge after he was involved in a verbal confrontation with Cassidy at the Brisbane track, which resulted in the rider suffering […]

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Stradivarius – A horse for the big occasion

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Frankie Dettori: 2019 Royal Ascot Gold Cup win on Stradivarius.

Frankie Dettori’s 2019 Gold Cup win With Royal Ascot awaiting to see if the 2020 meeting can go ahead behind closed doors, in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown, ANDREW  ATKINSON looks back at Frankie Dettori’s 2019 Gold Cup win on Stradivarius. WHAT an amazing horse he is – those were the words of Italian […]

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Brian Hughes announced as National Hunt Champion jockey

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Brian Hughes announced as National Hunt Champion jockey

Nicky Henderson trainers’ champion. Jonjo O’Neill jnr top Conditional jockey. JP McManus top racehorse owner By Andrew Atkinson Brian Hughes has been announced as National Hunt racing champion jockey, with Nicky Henderson named trainers’ champion and JP McManus top racehorse owner. “It has always been a dream to become champion jockey – to finally achieve […]

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VENICE ‘PAPPY’ RICHARDS/Alex Higgins

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The passing of Venice ‘Pappy’ Richards, Southern Caribbean jockey, mirrors former apprentice jockey Alex Higgins’ death By Andrew Atkinson Barbados born Venice ‘Pappy’ Richards, dubbed the greatest jockey in Southern Caribbean thoroughbred racing history, has passed away in Trinidad and Tobago, aged 78. Richards, relatively unknown by most punters in the racing world in Britain, […]

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