Sunday, July 5, 2020
Frankie Dettori geared up for Royal Ascot 

Frankie Dettori geared up for Royal Ascot 

By Andrew Atkinson  Frankie Dettori is all geared up for the behind closed doors meeting at Royal Ascot after the meeting was given the go ahead amid racing's lockdown in mid-March, due to COVID-19. "Royal Ascot is here and I am...

Gary Gibson Lennon: Piggott style-riding-short-stirrups, arse-in-the-air!

Quote: 'I just wish my granddad could have given me a leg-up - he would have been so proud. Seeing me return to the Paddock, covered head to boots in sand, he would have said his usual two...

Queen Of Kalahari 10-1 winning tip completes 70-1 double

By Andrew Atkinson Queen Of Kalahari was a 10-1 winning selection when landing the Betway Handicap over 5 furlongs at Newcastle on June 1, beating Tomshalfbrother under a driving finish by jockey Lewis Edmunds. Queen Of Kalahari's success completed a 70-1...
Masked-jockey Ben Robinson at Newcastle as racing returned on June 1, amid COVID-19 lockdown.

Champ Oisin noted at Kempton

By Andrew Atkinson Kempton Park sees racing's second meeting return at Shepperton, Sunbury-on-Thames on June 2, amid COVID-19 lockkdown since March, with champion jockey Oisin Murphy and Ryan Moore noted. Science (2.45) trained by Archie Watson and ridden by Murphy, is...
Sir Gordon: put food on the table.

BOOKIES PLYING THEIR TRADE FROM THE ‘BACK DOOR’

Quote: 'Gordon Richards often put food on this table. In those days betting, away from the racecourse was illegal, but bookies still plied their trade - from their back door. I remember bookies putting out chairs - in...
Jockey Luke Tarrant: six months ban for head-butting.

Tarrant six-month ban for head-butting fellow jockey

By Andrew Atkinson Jockey Luke Tarrant has been banned from racing for six months - after head-butting colleague Larry Cassidy during an altercation at Doomben, Australia on April 22. Tarrant pleaded guilty to a charge after he was involved in a...
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...
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...

VENICE ‘PAPPY’ RICHARDS/Alex Higgins

The passing of Venice 'Pappy' Richards, Southern Caribbean jockey, mirrors former apprentice jockey Alex Higgins' death By Andrew Atkinson Barbados born Venice 'Pappy' Richards, dubbed the greatest jockey in Southern Caribbean thoroughbred racing history, has passed away in Trinidad and...

FRANKIE DETTORI DEVASTATED BY CORONAVIRUS DEATHS IN ITALY

Quote: 'My mother has had pneumonia in the past. She has to be really careful. If she takes to this virus, she may not make it through. I'm concerned about her' - Frankie Dettori By Andrew Atkinson Italian superstar, Milan...
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...
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...

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...

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...
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...
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,...
Brian Hughes is level on winners with Richard Johnson and he’s pushing for the jockeys’ title.

Johnson and Hughes head-to-head as Cheltenham looms

The 2020 Cheltenham Festival during March 10-13 could see a mouthwatering jockey's title finale between Richard Johnson and Brian Hughes - going head-to-head to lift the crown. Reigning champion NH jockey Johnson and Hughes are neck and neck vying for...
Jockeys ban overturned following appeal

Jockeys ban overturned following appeal

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips EXCLUSIVE THE seven jockeys suspended for 10 days at Sandown Park, for refusing to stop riding - despite the stop-race yellow flag being waved - have had it overturned, following appeal. Jockeys Jamie Moore, Daryl...
Pennine Cross and Tom Midgley 33-1 Catterick win.

Pennine Cross 33-1 Catterick win for Kirby-Midgely 

By Andrew Atkinson Jockey Tom Midgley rode his first winner in the saddle for trainer Philip Kirby at Catterick on Monday - on 33-1 shot Pennine Cross. "It was a brilliant ride by Tom, in riding his first National Hunt winner...
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...
Gordalan and Tommy Dowson stay on for third place at Sedgefield, on his hurdling debut.

Rock on Tommy!

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips PHILIP Kirby entries on Thursday proved fruitful, saddling two runners that finished third at Sedgefield, ridden by Thomas Dowson. "We are pleased to have saddled two runners that ran third at Sedgefield," Philip told fromthehorsesmouth.tips. L'attendue...
*Ryan Mania - racing comeback.

Ryan’s return

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips Jockey Ryan Mania - who rode Auroras Encore to victory in the 2013 Aintree Grand National - has returned to racing. "I retired for all the wrong reasons,” confessed Mania, who quit aged 25, in...
Dettoris 'girl' Enable set for tilt at 2020 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Dettoris ‘girl’ Enable set for tilt at 2020 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

y Andrew Atkinson FRANKIE Dettori has revealed his 'girl' Enable is set for another tilt at the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 2020. "My girl is staying in training for next year. I can't wait. Come on Enable," said...
Cheng deserves 'second chance' - Haggas - Image Twitter

Cheng deserves ‘second chance’ – Haggas

By Andrew Atkinson FORGOTTEN jockey Howard Cheng has been thrown a lifeline by William Haggas - three years after leaving Hong Kong in disgrace. "I felt he deserved a second chance," said Haggas. Cheng, 38, has been granted a riding licence by...
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