Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Roger Varian saddles Spanish City in QTS Ayr Gold Cup.

Spanish City and Mr Lupton eye QTS Ayr Gold Cup glory

Veteran Lord Glitters out to thwart Addeybb Desert Encounter and Rhythm Master to strike at Newbury Monsoon Moon and Angel Fairy noted at Newmarket Ever So Cool, Timoshenko and Monbeg Theatre Newton Abbot treble Lorton and Smokey each-way...
Warwick and Newmarket test meetings amid COVID-19

Warwick and Newmarket test meetings amid COVID-19

By Andrew Atkinson Warwick racecourse will be a UK Government test event on September 21, with an attendee capacity of 474 spectators amid COVID-19 legislation. Tickets will not be available to the general public, with the meeting comprising of 150 annual...
Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen dies aged 43

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...
Lady Buttons: set to retire?

LADY BUTTONS SET TO RETIRE?

One race at time starting at Wetherby, with the aim of going to Doncaster. I’ve watched her enough times to know when she’s working well, and when she isn’t. She’ll tell us when she doesn’t want to carry...
Galileo Chrome jockey Tom Marquand: Dreams come true. Image Twitter

LONE EAGLE SWOOPS IN 281-1 fromthehorsesmouth.info ACCUMULATOR

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...
Finger pointed at Cheltenham by owners

Finger pointed at Cheltenham by owners

By Andrew Atkinson Racehorse owner Richard Hutchings has pointed a finger at the controversial 2020 Cheltenham Festival in March going ahead - having a backlash in managing to get his horse into a race. "We have a share in a horse...
Jockeys: required to wear masks.

COVID-19 TO HIT CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2021 ATTENDANCE

Quote: 'There are a lot of developments happening almost daily. Those will help us change the way we live in society - not just in sport. As the rules stand it is unlikely we could be ready for...

SLOW ROAD BACK FROM LOCKDOWN

Fingers crossed the dreaded Covid 19 retreats to allow everyone who loves this sport to enjoy a great season of jump racing - Nick Alexander By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Nick Alexander's scheduled runner Always Tipsy was a non-runner at Perth...
Delia Bushell is to stand down as Jockey Club group chief executive.

Delia Bushell stands down as group chief executive – Jockey Club

The Jockey Club has announced that Chief Group executive Delia Bushell would stand down immediately - after 13 months in charge - amid allegations of misconduct, including bullying behaviour towards colleagues, inappropriate racist comments and sharing offensive materials. The statement...
Hollie Doyle: Nap-hand at Windsor. Photo: Instagram.

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

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...
Masked jockey Oisin Murphy.

Murphy set to miss 2020 St Leger Classic at Doncaster on September 12, pending...

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...
Trainer Alexander to retain Lake View Lad ahead of 2021 Grand National

Trainer Alexander to retain Lake View Lad ahead of 2021 Grand National

Quote: 'Having taken the decision to pretty much shut-up shop during coronavirus lockdown. We have to hope by the time they are ready to race, lockdown measures have continued to be lifted'. By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Nick Alexander based at...

Trevor Hemmings CVO reducing string of horses

Racehorse owner and three times Aintree Grand National winner Trevor Hemmings CVO reducing string of horses COVID-19. The effect of Covid-19 is part of it. It’s a big reduction - racing manager Michael Meagher. By Andrew Atkinson Racehorse owner and...
Aiden O'Brien

All We Need Is Love!

By Andrew Atkinson Aiden O'Brien trained Love is heading straight to the Arc de Triomphe in October following a win in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York on August 20 over 1m 3f. "I'm delighted with the win and Ryan (Moore)...
Frankie Dettori at Longchamp

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

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...
Betting as part of trial sees owners access to on-course betting

Betting as part of trial sees owners access to on-course betting

By Andrew Atkinson The Racehorse Owners Association (ROA), Racecourse Association (RCA) and British Horseracing Authority (BHA) have issued a statement that includes betting as part of a trial for owners to have access to on-course betting. The move comes following feedback...
VETERAN MICK, 89, LOOKING FOR CHEF

VETERAN MICK, 89, LOOKING FOR CHEF

Quote: 'Training 'osses is me morning job. In an afternoon it's time to relax. One way I unwind is to work on the farm. Y'see I'm a farmer at heart, I have always been. I've lived on farms...
300-1 shock He Knows No Fear record win at Leopardstown 

300-1 shock ‘He Knows No Fear’ record win at Leopardstown 

By Andrew Atkinson He Knows No Fear caused a shock 300-1 win at Leopardstown on August 13 - when gaining a head victory over even money favourite Agitare at the Irish track in the Irish Stallions Farm EBF Madien. Trained by...
Jockey David Egan: Glorious Goodwood ban costly. Photo: Twitter.

Glorious Goodwood ban thwarts Egan ride on Mishriff

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...
Lord Chapelfield: fatally injured in Yarmouth fall.

Racing at Yarmouth abandoned after fatal fall by Lord Chapelfield

Jockey Gabriele Malune injured By Andrew Atkinson Racing at Great Yarmouth was abandoned after three races on August 3 due to concerns over the condition of a patch of ground following a fatal fall by horse Lord Chapelfield and jockey...
Doctor Syntax: euthanised August 1838.

Doctor Syntax euthanised at Newmarket August 1838

Horse skeleton discovered at King Charles II Palace stables Andrew Atkinson continues a look back to prolific horse Doctor Syntax in Part 2 of an illustrious career on the turf. Doctor Syntax began his career as a stallion, age 13,...

Stan Mellor MBE dies, aged 83

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...
Qatar Goodwood Festival

Qatar Goodwood Festival pilot event cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

By Andrew Atkinson  From the BHA, RCA and Goodwood The Government has informed racing’s leaders that it has withdrawn permission for a pilot event involving customers to proceed at Goodwood on August 1. The racing on Saturday will continue behind closed doors...
Presenting Percy.

Presenting Percy moves to Gordon Elliott’s stables in County Meath

Quote: 'It has been a very difficult decision - but it is the right time for a change," owner Philip Reynolds By Andrew Atkinson Presenting Percy has moved to Gordon Elliott's stables in County Meath, from Pat Kelly, based in...
Cartmel's annual race meetings are scheduled during May-August,

CARTMEL STICKY TOFFEE FOR WINNING CONNECTIONS!

Quote: 'We know you all love a party - but please do not come. It may be tempting to say 'let's watch from the woods' - Cartmel General manager Geraldine McKay Quote: 'With racing behind closed doors,  Cartmel...
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