Friday, August 14, 2020
O'Brien's Kew Gardens to miss Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

O’Brien’s Kew Gardens to miss Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

By Andrew Atkinson Aidan O'Brien's 2018 St Leger winner Kew Gardens will miss the 2m 4f Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on June 18. Kew Gardens (ante-post 4-1) was deemed a major threat to Stradivarius at Royal Ascot: "We wasn't 100...

Kirby duo Mont Blanc and Fircombe Hall Newcastle debuts

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Philip Kirby two year old duo Mont Blanc and Fircombe Hall made their debuts at Gosforth Park, Newcastle on June 6. "They will find easier assignments in future as the young pair lined up against some mightily...

Kameko’s Qipco 2,000 Guineas win sees armed guard to the son of Kitten’s Joy

By Andrew Atkinson Kameko's Qipco 2,000 Guineas win a Newmarket on June 6, which subsequently saw odds slashed for the Derby at Epsom next month - from 25-1 to 10-1 - has seen an armed guard to the son of...
'Love' was drawn on the outside of the field

IT MUST BE ‘LOVE’ FOR AIDAN!

Love clipped to win Oaks - slashed from 6-1 to 6-4 - after 1,000 Guineas win By Andrew Atkinson Qipco 1,000 Guineas Newmarket winning tip, Aidan O'Brien trained Love (4-1) ridden by Ryan Moore rounded-off a plethora of fromthehorsesmouth.info selections. Love's...
Chris Gordon with retired NH champion jockey Sir Anthony McCoy in 2015. Twitter.

Focus on Trainer: CHRIS GORDON

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...
Trainer John Berry on course with Hopels High

Trainer John Berry on course with Hopels High

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...
Jockey Danny Tudhope says goodbye to Suedois. Photo courtesy David O'Meara racing

Suedois is an incredible horse who will be missed – trainer David O’Meara

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,...

Ice cool Phil Stargazing for season ahead

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...
Brian Hughes announced as National Hunt Champion jockey

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...

FOCUS on Assistant trainer: Simon Olley

Simon Olley is the lynchpin of Green Oaks. The hardest working assistant trainer in the business - Philip Kirby By Andrew Atkinson Assistant trainer Simon Olley is a grafter and key cog in the success of trainer Philip Kirby racing...
James Moffatt (left) with Cartmel Priory Reverend Nick Devenish at the blessing of the racehorse service.

MONUMENTAL EFFORT NEEDED

Quote: 'We ask for God’s blessing upon all those who are involved in horse racing' - Cartmel Priory Rev. Nick Devenish Quote: 'If we all pull together, do the right thing, we will all get through this' -...

Focus on Trainer Nick Alexander

STAY SAFE, HEALTHY - AND SAY A PRAYER FOR THE WORLD. GOD BLESS Quote: 'A massive and heartfelt thank you goes out to our fantastic team of owners and staff, both of whose loyalty and commitment have brought...
Aidan O'Brien:  most important is health and safety. Photo: Twitter.

Coronavirus: Ireland race meetings follow suit in coronavirus lockdown

Quote: 'Most important is health and safety' - trainer Aiden O'Brien By Andrew Atkinson Chief sports editor RACING in Ireland has followed suit of England and France on cancelling race meetings, due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced...
Fergal O'Brien saddles Petite Power at Uttoxeter Midlands Grand National.

FOCUS on trainer Fergal O’Brien

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...
Winfola has a tricky race, in trying to beat Dark Lochnagar, who is also a classy flat horse, and the likely short priced favourite

NEWCASTLE BID FOR KIRBY ACE

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...
Riding out at Richard Hannon stables

HANNON HAS THE POWER AT CHELMSFORD

By Andrew Atkinson Richard Hannon jnr has the power at Chelmsford on Saturday night in saddling Today Power (5.30) tipped to land the toteplacepot Handicap, over 1 mile, with David Probert up. Today Power, who featured in Class 4 outings in...
Former jockey turned trainer Joseph O'Brien (right) with his father Aidan.25) Cheltenham.

Bombshell for Lingfield in Saturday Ladbrokes Novice Stakes

By Andrew Atkinson Joseph O'Brien trained Bombshell (2.40) is napped to land the Ladbrokes Novice Stakes over 5 furlongs at Lingfield Park on Saturday. Irish trainer O'Brien has booked talented Ben Curtis for the ride, on the back of Bombshell finishing...
All-Weather at Newcastle on Saturday night

Ice-cool Kirby wins at Newcastle as Storm Dennis hits!

By Andrew Atkinson Philip Kirby saddled headline tip Ice Pyramid to victory on the All-Weather at Newcastle on Saturday night - where conditions at times were similar to a storm gale - at sea! As Storm Dennis picked up, torrential rain...
Vintage Clouds - 2020 Grand National bid.

VINTAGE NATIONAL WIN WILL LEAVE TREVOR IN THE CLOUDS!

TREVOR Hemmings is eyeing a FOURTH £1m 2020 Randox Health Aintree Grand National winner with Vintage Clouds at the world renowned Merseyside track on April 4. "Vintage Clouds is a very good horse - very steady," said Octogenarian Mr Hemmings,...
Simply the best! - Philip Kirby with Lady Buttons. Photo: Courtesy Philip Kirby.

Kirby labels Lady Buttons a ‘legend’!

By Andrew Atkinson Lady Buttons trainer Philip Kirby has labelled the Green Oaks Farm, Richmond, Yorkshire stables star a 'legend' - after adding to her CV with a memorable performance at Doncaster on Saturday. "We are so proud of this absolutely...
Top veteran trainer Nicky Henderson

CHELTENHAM HENDERSON RAID

NICKY Henderson saddles a plethora of runners at Cheltenham on Saturday - with Monte Cristo (12.40) set to land the opening Triumph Trial G2 race over 2 miles, under jockey Daryl Jacob. For the best prices with an introductory...

Top and bottom Ok Corral and Monbeg River Doncaster shoot-out

By Andrew Atkinson Ok Corral carrying top weight of 11st 12lb and bottom weight Monbeg River, carrying 10st 8lb, are both noted in the Sky Bet Listed Handicap Chase (3.15) over 2 miles and 7 furlongs at Doncaster on Saturday. With...
Richard Fahey, trainer

Itwouldberudenotto and Furzig at the double for Fahey

By Andrew Atkinson Richard Fahey saddles Itwouldberudenotto and Furzig at Lingfield Park on Saturday,  with three pound claimer Connor Murtagh in the saddle at the Surrey racecourse. Itwouldberudenotto (12.00) finished second when beaten a neck in a photo finish over a...
Nicky Henderson: Got the stamina for 5-day Cheltenham Festival.

I’ve got stamina for 5-day Cheltenham Festival – Henderson

DESPITE Cheltenham racecourse ruling out an extension of the annual March four-day Festival, backing in favour has been aired by top trainers. "Cheltenham is the best - win or lose. It’s what we all strive for - the more days...
DIRTY DOZEN!

DIRTY DOZEN!

Fingerontheswitch win in £445,631 twelve-horse winning  accumulator By Andrew Atkinson Neil Mulholland trained Fingerontheswitch (15-2) was part of a £445,631 twelve-horse winning accumulator on Saturday. Neil (pictured below) based at Conkwell Grange Racing Stables, near Bath in Somerset, saddled Fingerontheswitch to...
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