Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Cheltenham Festival dream looms for €670 purchase Skyace

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer John 'Shark' Hanlon's canny €670 purchase of former Willie Mullins trained six-year-old Skyace in June 2020 is one of the bargain buys of the NH Turf - with a Cheltenham Festival appearance looming. Since being under the...

Trainer Henry de Bromhead eyeing up Cheltenham success

Trainer Henry de Bromhead who has a plethora of runners at the Cheltenham Festival talks about some of his entries. Cheltenham Gold Cup: A Plus Tard: "I am delighted with him - we decided to put him away for...
Cloth Cap: 4-1 odds for National glory 'crazy'.

CLOTH CAP NATIONAL GLORY IN GOD’S HANDS

'I think he'll win it - my gut feeling is that he's got a great chance - but God only knows what can happen in a National' - trainer Jonjo O'Neill By Andrew Atkinson The 2021 Randox Health Aintree Grand...
Frankie Dettori geared up for Royal Ascot 

Stradivarius – A horse for the big occasion

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...
Gordon Elliott banned from entering races

Gordon Elliott banned from entering races as Cheltenham Festival looms

By Andrew Atkinson The British Horseracing Authority will use powers under its own rules to refuse to allow horses trained by Gordon Elliott to race in Britain, pending consideration of the outcome of the Irish investigation following a photo of...
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...
Eric Alston saddles Jabbarockie (4.05) Haydock Be Friendly Handicap.

Boudica Bay completes fromthehorsesmouth.info 591,825 accumulator

By Andrew Atkinson Boudica Bay trained by Eric Alston and ridden by Jason Hart landed the 5f Racing Fillies Handicap at Haydock Park on Saturday night completing a fromthehorsesmouth.info 591,825 12-horse winning accumulator. Six-year-old Boudica Bay made all, staying on well...
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...
Mick Easterby: In tears after 21 year old Blue Spinnaker suffered injury.

Trainer Mick Easterby, 89, in tears after Blue Spinnaker suffers fatal injuries amid poaching

By Andrew Atkinson Veteran trainer Mick Easterby, 89, was left in tears after the death of 21 year old retired racehorse Blue Spinnaker suffered fatal injuries following a poaching incident. "I believe this is a result of poachers coming into the...
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...
American Jockey GARY Stevens

USA racing authorities to use their ‘Noggin’ ?!

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips GARY Stevens, a leading American jockey, who I met and interviewed during his riding career in the UK, has aired his views on the rising deaths of horses in America. Gary, three times winner of...

British European Breeders’ Fund (British EBF) supplementing Flat racing prizemoney by £750,000

By Andrew Atkinson The British European Breeders' Fund (British EBF) are supplementing prizemoney for British Flat racing by £750,000 between September and the end of 2020 - which will be available as enhancements above BHA minimum value. With a return to...
Ascot closed doors

Stradivarius still got his enthusiasm – John Gosden

By Andrew Atkinson John and Thady Gosden trained Stradivarius is to go straight to Royal Ascot for the Gold Cup after winning at Ascot on April 27 under Frankie Dettori, when landing the Group 3 Longines Sagaro Stakes. "I think he...
Aidan O'Brien trained Age Of Kings (1.40) with Ryan Moore up is tipped to win the Lynn Lodge,

Aidan O’Brien triple bid to land Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in first Classic...

By Andrew Atkinson Aidan O'Brien saddles a triple bid to land the Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday in the first Classic of the 2021 Flat campaign. Ballydoyle maestro O'Brien's trio Battleground, Van Gogh and Wembley (3.40) the latter tipped...
Mick Channon trained Storting ridden by Tony Hamilton won Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup.

Channon’s Storting nets historic Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup

Quote: 'Mick in fairness fancied Storting when we spoke before the race. He felt he could win and, fair play, he was right' - jockey Tony Hamilton By Andrew Atkinson Mick Channon trained Storting ridden by Tony Hamilton landed the feature...
EMMA Lavelle trained Paisley Park

Paisley Park and Envoi Allen Cheltenham bankers?

EMMA Lavelle trained Paisley Park goes to post as 3-1 favourite in the Stayers' Hurdle after impressing in the last two years with eight victories from 10 runs, underlined when winning a second Long Walk at Ascot. Envoi Allen is...
I'll never forget this day - I want to do it all over again - Mellah, featured by fromthehorsesmouth.tips

‘WHIRLWIND-CRAZY’ AS HAVERLAND WINS AT GLORIOUS GOODWOOD

I'll never forget this day - I want to do it all over again - Mellah, featured by fromthehorsesmouth.tips By Andrew Atkinson TEENAGER Khadijah Mellah became the first Muslim jockey to ride in a race in Britain - when Haverland won...
Aspiring jockey Jacob Pritchard Webb

Aspiring jockey Jacob Pritchard Webb, 23, told by medics he will never walk again...

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...
Davy Russell: hugely disappointed to miss Cheltenham Festival.

Davy Russell to miss Cheltenham Festival

Quote: 'After talking through things with trainer Gordon Elliott, we both feel it sensible for me to follow advice and miss Cheltenham' By Andrew Atkinson Davy Russell will miss the 2021 four days Cheltenham Festival in March after failing to...
Frankie Detorri

Jockey Feature: Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori is one of, if not the most important jockey figure in racing, likewise to snooker's Ronnie O'Sullivan. Milan born Italian ace Dettori will celebrate his 49th birthday on December 15. So how long will Dettori remain in the saddle...
History beckons for Frankie Dettori and Enable in Arc de Triomphe.

History beckons for Enable in Arc de Triomphe triple bid

By Andrew Atkinson Enable is set to face testing going in a bid to become the first horse to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for a third time on Sunday, October 4. The going was officially very soft at...
William Haggas saddles Cannonized in York Listed Coral Rockingham Stakes (2.02).

Racing Saturday at Beverley and Windsor

Haggas to Breeze in with Hurricane Ivor in William Hill Sprint Stakes at Beverley By Andrew Atkinson William Haggas saddles Hurricane Ivor (3.15) in the Class 1 William Hill Sprint Stakes over 5 furlongs at Beverley on Saturday. Tom Marquand takes the...
Trainer Rebecca Bastiman has died, aged 40.

THE WORLD HAS LOST A SPECIAL PERSON – HEAVEN HAS GAINED AN ANGEL

Obituary: Rebecca Bastiman. Quote: 'We spent many a day at the races enjoying her company. I hope she gets the acknowledgement she deserves' - Grange Park Racing Club Syndicate manager Alan Crombie By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Rebecca Bastiman based at the...
TIGER ROLL NEEDS SUN TO RECOUP FORM

TIGER ROLL NEEDS SUN TO RECOUP FORM

Quote: 'I’m sure they will get him back in good shape. He will be a better horse - when he has some sun on his back' - jockey Davy Russell By Andrew Atkinson Jockey Davy Russell who fractured his vertebrae...
Gary during his racing days as an amateur jockey.

Remembering KEITH FLOYD

Quote: 'You can see by Keith's face he had a great night - the drinking continued into the early hours' Andrew Atkinson talks to former amateur jockey, actor, musician and performing artist Gary Gibson Lennon, who rolled back...
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