Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Lady Buttons and owner Jayne Sivills.

Lady Buttons arrives at Coolmore

By Andrew Atkinson Lady Buttons who retired last year after a successful career has arrived at Coolmore stud in Ireland to stand with Walk In The Park. "Lady Buttons arrived in Ireland on her way to Coolmore, Castlehyde, for a date...
 Bellshill: Fatal injury denied 2021 Aintree Grand National run.

Westwood denied Aintree Grand National dream

Quote: 'To win the National would be unbelievable. It’s what dreams are made of - the biggest horse race in the world' - Lee Westwood. By Andrew Atkinson Racehorse Bellshill, co-owned by Lee Westwood, entered in the 2021 Randox Health...
Jayne Sivills: We are absolutely gutted. Once in a lifetime horse and will stay with me forever.

Lady Buttons underdeveloped ovaries prevents her from conceiving and carrying a foal

Quote: 'It is incredibly sad for Keith, Jayne and ultimately Buttons that she won’t ever have a foal by her side. She was clearly meant to be a very special one off’ - Pippa Kirby By Andrew Atkinson Retired Lady...
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...
Al Dancer who beat Master Tommytucker in October go head-to-head at Cheltenham.

Master Tommytucker and Al Dancer Cheltenham Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase head-to-head

By Andrew Atkinson Paul Nicholls trained Master Tommytucker and Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Al Dancer go to post in the 19 runners Grade 3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup 2m 4 1/2f Handicap Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday, December 12, having swerved...
Always Tipsy: Broke shoulder at Musselburgh.

Always Tipsy suffers fatal injury at Musselburgh in William Hill Handicap Hurdle

By Andrew Atkinson suffered a fatal injury at Musselburgh on December 22 after falling in the William Hill Handicap Hurdle. "I am extremely sorry to report that we lost Always Tipsy when he broke his shoulder at the third last hurdle...
Apple's Jade: sold for €530,000 to trainer Gordon Elliott on behalf of Noel and Valerie Moran's Bective Stud. Photo: Twitter.

O’Leary sells Apple’s Jade for €530,000 to trainer Elliott on behalf of Noel and...

By Andrew Atkinson Michael O'Leary has sold mare Apple's Jade for €530,000 to trainer Gordon Elliott on behalf of Noel and Valerie Moran's Bective Stud. Grade 1 winner on 11 occasions Apple's Jade was sold by O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud at...
Alston books Jamie Spencer to ride Maid In India at Ascot

Alston books Jamie Spencer to ride Maid In India at Ascot

The Tin Man set to return to winner's enclosure By Andrew Atkinson Eric Alston has booked Jamie Spencer to ride six-year-old Maid In India (1.55) in the tote.co.uk Listed Class 1 Rous Stakes over 5 furlongs at Ascot on Saturday. Longton,...
Hat-trick Bushypark enters winner's enclosure at Hexham. Photo courtesy Hexham races.

A WALK IN THE PARK!

By Andrew Atkinson Bushypark completed a hat-trick of victories on December 9 when landing the Follow Hexham Racecourse on Facebook Handicap Hurdle over 2 miles 4 furlongs under jockey Tommy Dowson. Trained by Philip Kirby at Green Oaks Farm stables in...

Seven horses killed in fire tragedy purchased by new Spanish owners in Newmarket

Three-time winner Wise Counsel, a half-brother to former Spanish poster boy Noozhoh Canarias, runner-up in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, dies By Andrew Atkinson Seven horses who lost their lives in a horse box fire had been purchased by new Spanish...
Dettori sheds tears after superstar Enable retired

Dettori sheds tears after superstar Enable retired

Quote: 'I did cry. It was a bit of an emotional moment, we were still thinking about rolling the dice one more time' - Dettori By Andrew Atkinson Frankie Dettori shed tears after it was announced that superstar racehorse Enable...
See Double You wins at Hexham in 2018. Photo: Twitter.

Legend 17-year-old veteran See Double You Tipperary outing

By Andrew Atkinson Veteran 17-year-old racehorse See Double You returned to the fold at Tipperary on October 20, after 388 days since it last ran. See Double You lined-up for a 68th career race for owner/trainer Ronan McNally at the Irish...
Vincent O'Brien won the Investec Derby for the seventh time with Anthony Van Dyck in 2019.

Anthony Van Dyck was very tough, straightforward and genuine – he gave everything –...

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Aiden O'Brien has praised 2019 Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck who tragically died participating in the 2020 Melbourne Cup this month: He gave everything. "I didn’t get any results of any post mortem or anything yet but...
Commanche Red: fallen out of love with racing.

Gordon waiting for better ground for Mellow Ben as stablemate Commanche Red falls out...

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Chris Gordon based at Morestead Stables in Winchester, Hampshire, is waiting for better ground after Mellow Ben finished fourth in the Ladbrokes 3 miles Handicap Chase at Kempton, with stablemate Commanche Red pulled-up. "We had a couple...
Harry's Ridge (4) gets up to beat Sambucca Spirit a neck in Betway Handicap at Newcastle.

Eric saddles Harry’s Ridge Betway Handicap Newcastle win giving jockey Jason Hart 500th UK...

By Andrew Atkinson Exclusive Eric Alston trained Harry's Ridge landed the 5 furlongs Betway Handicap (Division 1) at Newcastle on Friday night - to give jockey Jason Hart his 500th UK career win. "I knew he was fit, but thought he...
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...
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...
Altior returns in Desert Orchid Chase

Altior returns in Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton Park

By Andrew Atkinson Altior is set to return to action in the Grade 2 Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton Park on December 27. "I have no worries about the ground. He will run, he has to. Soft ground at Sandown and...
Mr Wagyu (3.15) ridden by Jason Hart in York Coral Sprint Trophy.

Alston saddles Redrosezorro – tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info – in Catterick William Hill Veterans Handicap

By Andrew Atkinson Veteran trainer Eric Alston saddled Redrosezorro - tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info - to win the Class 4 William Hill Veterans Handicap over 5 furlongs at Catterick. Ridden by Jason Hart, six year old Redrosezorro - backed from 4-1 to...
Phil Kirby overlooks his string of horses up on Bushypark.

Happy Kirby shines in purple-patch

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Phil Kirby has hit a purple-patch with Shine Baby Shine the latest saddled winner from the Green Oaks Farm, Richmond, North Yorkshire stables, when winning at Southwell on December 8. "It was a well deserved success for...
Epatante faces big test in Christmas Hurdle after Fighting Fifth Hurdle win.

Epatante test against Goshen, Sceau Royal and Silver Streak in Ladbrokes Christmas Hurdle

By Andrew Atkinson Champion Hurdler Epatante - winner of the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle in November - is set to run in the Ladbrokes Hurdle (Grade 1) on Boxing Day. "She is all set to go - this was always...
Hugh Morgan rode Young Dev - tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info - 499-1 in running on Betfair - having broke a stirrup.

Young Dev – tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info – touched 499-1 on Betfair – in Navan Handicap Chase...

By Andrew Atkinson Young Dev - tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info - touched 499-1 in running on Betfair - in the Handicap Chase at Navan on Sunday having broke a stirrup after the first of 17 fences, with jockey Hugh Morgan riding without irons for...
Presenting Percy win will do him world of good

Presenting Percy win will do him world of good

Gordon Elliott trained nine-year-old Presenting Percy returned to winning ways at Thurles this month, when beating Kemboy under jockey Jack Kennedy, having last won in January 2019. Presenting Percy fell when seventh two out in the 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup...
Aidan O'Brien at Royal Ascot

O’Brien duo Love and Armoury to go to post in Prince of Wales’s Stakes...

By Andrew Atkinson Aidan O'Brien trained duo Love and Armoury are pencilled in to go to post in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot. Love could return to action following her third consecutive win in the 2020 Yorkshire Oaks...
Raz De Maree 2017 winner

Chepstow Coral Welsh Grand National expected to be heavy going

By Andrew Atkinson Chepstow stage the Coral Welsh Grand National on Sunday (December 27) on what is expected to be heavy going - having been postponed four times in a decade, due to waterlogging and snowfall. "I don't think there should...
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