By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Chris Gordon is looking forward to the return of racing in June after the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in March. “It’s good to hear that they are starting racing again on June 1,” said Gordon, based at Morestead stables, Winchester, Hampshire. “From July our winter horses will start to come back in, […]
By Andrew Atkinson Trainer John Berry has revealed that Hopels High is set to run at Great Yarmouth next month in the wake of racing returning to the fold in England on June 1. “She has been enjoying herself on the Al Bahathri at Newmarket gallops,” said John, based at Beverley House Stables, Newmarket. “Hopels […]
Quote: ‘Suedois finished second on his yard debut, and finished his career with a record of 50 runs, 10 wins and top three finishes, in an incredible 33 starts’. By Andrew Atkinson Suedois, trained by David O’Meara at Willow Farm, Upper Helmsley, York, has been retired to Branton Court stud. Suedois was purchased in the […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Philip Kirby has an exciting small team of runners when racing resumes, and a second group being prepared for later in the summer/early Autumn. “We have a strong hand in the staying division, not including our Autumn/early season NH horses,” said Philip, based at Green Oaks Farm stables, Richmond, North Yorkshire. […]
By Andrew Atkinson Philip Kirby trained Rayna’s World who finished third of 22 runners at 100-1 under Tommy Dowson in the Doylesford Mares Novice Hurdle on day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival on March 12 was described as a ‘never say die’ ride. “We are all delighted with Rayna’s World – she’s a lovely filly […]
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By Andrew Atkinson FERGAL O’Brien saddles Petite Power in the Martsons 61Deep Class 1 Midlands Grand National over 4 miles 2 furlongs at Uttoxeter on Saturday. Eleven-year-old Petite Power, ridden by Liam Harrison, is priced at (10-1) and tipped each-way in the 15 runners’ field. Petite Power, who ran third of 13 at Warwick in […]
Focus on trainer Philip Kirby Louis Vac Pouch swerves Kempton on Saturday for either Cheltenham or Aintree tilt By Andrew Atkinson Philip Kirby saddles runners at on Friday in what the Richmond, north Yorkshire, Green Oaks Farm stables based trainer describes as ‘a real challenge’ in the midst of awful weather in the UK. “It’s […]
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 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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