Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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...
Jockey Tom Marquand selfie down under. Photo: Twitter.

ROCK ON TOMMY!

Jockey, Marquand wins Group 3 Schweppervescence in Aussie By Andrew Atkinson Jockey Tom Marquand won the Group 3 Schweppervescence on the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained colt Holyfield on Saturday (March 28) in Australia, beating Untamed by 3/4 of a...
Coronavirus halts BHA whip offences investigation

Coronavirus halts BHA whip offences investigation

By Andrew Atkinson The British Horseracing Authority has put on hold an investigation into whip offences by jockeys in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. "A new timetable will be agreed at an appropriate point in the future. "The consultation would...
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...
Brian Hughes: to be named champion jockey. Photo: Twitter.

Hughes to be named champion NH jockey

Presentation ceremonies on hold By Andrew Atkinson The National Hunt Champion jockey title will be presented to Brian Hughes - with any presentation ceremony on hold due to racing's coronovirus closedown. Hughes has reportedly been told that he will be crowned...
Cheltenham Festival - lucky to go ahead in wake of coronavirus

Cheltenham Festival – lucky to go ahead in wake of coronavirus

By Andrew Atkinson Cheltenham Festival 2020 can look back on being lucky to escape cancellation - or taking place without the 251,000 spectators who attended the four days meeting last week - after the coronavirus outbreak. Four days after the final...

SO SORRY CHELTENHAM APOLOGY

'I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart' - jockey Jamie Moore Andrew Atkinson Cheltenham Festival proved to be one to forget for jockey Jamie Moore - left distraught - when being unseated by runaway leader Goshen at the final hurdle...

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL Review

By Andrew Atkinson The 2020 Cheltenham Festival bore fruit for punters - with eight winners - and a plethora of each-way selections at the showcase National Hunt meeting. Day 4 of the festival's seven race card, each-way tips Buildmeupbuttercup (16-1), Thyme...
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...

Champ Oisin to throw bookies to wolves!

By Andrew Atkinson Champion Flat jockey Oisin Murphy could be set to throw the bookies to the wolves on Saturday night at the Wolverhampton, Midlands course. Killarney born Murphy, who can speak four languages, is tipped to win the C3 Ladbrokes...
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 1

WHO DARES WINS – CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 1

WHO DARES WINS - Shiskin, Notebook, Pentland Hills, Sharjah, Mister Malarky, Abacadabras, Rogue Vif, Imperial Aura, Hold The Note CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 1 - By Andrew Atkinson The 2020 Cheltenham four day Festival gets underway on March 10 at 1.30pm, with the...
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...
Andrea Atzeni winning-treble tips at Lingfield  Park. 

Andrea Atzeni winning-treble tips at Lingfield  Park. 

Dublin Pharaoh, Harry's Bar and El Ghazwari winning treble at Lingfield Park By Andrew Atkinson Headline tips under Italian jockey Andrea Atzeni came up trumps at Lingfield Park on Saturday - with selections Dublin Pharaoh, Harry's Bar and El Ghazwari...
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...
Johnson to have a 'Ball' in Newbury William Hill Gold Cup

Johnson faces ‘triple-whammy’ in broken arm dilemma

By Andrew Atkinson Exclusive Champion jump jockey Richard Johnson could face a 'triple-whammy' - after sustaining a broken arm at Exeter on Tuesday. Johnson said last night he is confident he will be back in the saddle for the Cheltenham Festival,...
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...
Nick, 60, takes over the role of Chairman from Lord Daresbury

Nick Bannister new Chairman of Haydock Park

By Andrew Atkinson Nick Bannister has been appointed by The Jockey Club as the new Chairman of Haydock Park and will take up his new role on Saturday, January 18. "I am delighted and honoured to be taking over the Chairmanship...
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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