Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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...

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...
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...
Former champion Flat jockey Jamie Spencer set to return

Former champion Flat jockey Jamie Spencer set to return

By Andrew Atkinson Former champion Flat jockey Jamie Spencer has been given the go-ahead to return to race-riding following a long spell on the sidelines, having broke his hip on the gallops. "It has been a long three months since I...
Kieran Fallon: stayed in UK to help son Cieron.

Brotherly love for ace jockey Cieron!

By Andrew Atkinson Brittany Fallon, twin-sister to top jockey Cieron, was brought to tears after he landed Europe's top sprint July Cup on at Newmarket on July 11. "I'm crying - happy tears - I'm so proud," said Brittany. "It was a...

Home James! Doyle to star at Newmarket

By Andrew Atkinson Newmarket stages the Group 1 Darley July Cup Stakes on Saturday, July 11, on an eight racecard meeting at racing's Headquarters. Denis Hogan trained Sceptical (3.35) ridden by Frankie Dettori is fromthehorsesmouth.info selection, with Richard Hannon jnr trained...

HOLLIE’S PUNCHING ABOVE HER WEIGHT!

Weightlifting, squat-lifting and boxing in bid to become elite jockey Quote: Rugby scrum-half in boys team at school, told she wouldn't become a jockey. 'It's nice to prove people wrong' - Hollie Doyle By Andrew Atkinson Hollie Doyle rode four...
Nicknamed 'Tredders', he initially retired after sustaining injuries including head and shoulder injuries, that saw him leave racing in February 2018.

‘TREDDERS’ DEAD

Grand National winning jockey Liam Treadwell found dead By Andrew Atkinson Grand National winning jockey Liam Treadwell has died at the age of 34, with police treating his death as unexplained, with no third party thought to be involved. Born in Arundel,...
Tom Marquand, one of British racing's rising stars

DETTORI SADDLED WITH DERBY FAVOURITE!

Marquand 'jocked-off' English King at Epsom By Andrew Atkinson Tom Marquand, one of British racing's rising stars, has been 'jocked-off' English King in the Investec 2000 Derby at Epsom next month - with Frankie Dettori in the saddle. Marquand, 22, who...

Dettori chalks up 70th Royal Ascot career win on Fanny Logan in  G2 Hardwicke...

By Andrew Atkinson Frankie Dettori rode John Gosden trained Fanny Logan to an emphatic victory in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot on Friday. Fanny Logan - Dettori's 70th career win at Royal Ascot - gained a two and...

Jockey Hayley Turner ‘absolutely gutted’ 2020 Shergar Cup cancelled

By Andrew Atkinson The 2020 Shergar Cup at Ascot in August, highlighting jockeys worldwide along with an international women’s team, has been cancelled. The Shergar Cup is a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Nick Smith, Ascot’s director of racing, said: “Regrettably,...
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...
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