Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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...
Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen dies aged 43

Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen dies aged 43

By Andrew Atkinson Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen has died at the age of 43. Horse Racing Ireland said that Smullen, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2018, died at St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin on September 15. Smullen, nine times Irish...
Frankie Dettori tested positive for Covid-19

Frankie Dettori tested positive for Covid-19

By Andrew Atkinson Frankie Dettori has announced he has tested positive for Covid-19 that lead to the Italian born jockey missing rides at Meydan, Dubai, on January 28, including the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Real World in the Zabeel Mile. Father of...
Moore will be on board Magical in Sunday’s Longines Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin

MOORE THE MERRIER

Moore on board Magical in Sunday’s Longines Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin and rides Mogul in Vase By Andrew Atkinson Ryan Moore will continue as the leading jockey for Aidan O'Brien next season after speculation about Moore’s post at the...
Lester Piggott tutors Gary race- riding in Newmarket.

Goodbye Lester – greatest jockey in history of racing. God bless and Rest In...

By Andrew Atkinson EXCLUSIVE Legendary jockey Lester Piggott's death at the age of 86 has reminisced memories for Gary Gibson-Lennon, who was tutored by Piggott in Newmarket. "Goodbye Lester, you was the greatest jockey in history of racing. God bless you...
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,...
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...

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...
Oisin Murphy rode tips Neptune Legend and Storm Damage to victory at Newmarket.

Three-time Champion Flat jockey Oisin Murphy banned until 2023

By Andrew Atkinson Three-time Champion Flat jockey Oisin Murphy has been banned until February 2023, after accepting he was guilty of five charges brought against him by the BHA. An independent judicial panel on February 22 ruled Murphy will not be...
Galileo Chrome jockey Tom Marquand: Dreams come true. Image Twitter

LONE EAGLE SWOOPS IN 281-1 fromthehorsesmouth.info ACCUMULATOR

Fontwell Park fromthehorsesmouth.info 28-1 double By Andrew Atkinson Bashful Boy (10-3) trained by Suzi Best and ridden by Daryl Jacob and Willie Mullins trained Mojestic, ridden by Page Fuller (11-2) returned a fromthehorsesmouth.info 28-1 double at Fontwell on September 12. Sir...
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...
Cheltenham Festival Champion Hurdle

Cheltenham Festival Champion Hurdle

Honeysuckle has never let me down - I can’t see why this year would be any different - Rachael Blackmore By Andrew Atkinson Rachael Blackmore heads for the 2022 Cheltenham Festival on the back of becoming the first woman to...
Trevor Hemmings: Wonderful owner who had such a lovely, wicked sense of humour

Obituary: Trevor Hemmings

By Andrew Atkinson Chief Sports Editor Three-times Grand National winner, Trevor Hemmings, died on October 11, aged 86. I knew and spoke to Mr Hemmings, who owned Championship club Preston North End, during reporting on The Lilywhites at Deepdale and at...

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...
Cook suffered a fractured eye socket requiring 60 stitches to facial injuries following fall at Market Rasen in October.

Jockey Danny Cook fighting to save eyesight

By Andrew Atkinson Jockey Danny Cook hopes eye surgeons can save his career after being forced to give up race-riding following a fall on Definitly Red at Newcastle in the Rehearsal Chase on November 28. "I'm going to take time out....
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...
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...
Jockey Ben Curtis is set to undergo scans after a fall at Wolverhampton on December 8 that left him and fellow jockey Rob Hornby injured.

‘MIRACLE’ AS CURTIS AND HORNBY TAKE HORROR FALL

Quote: 'Luckily I stayed conscious. Ben took a bad slap and was unconscious - luckily he walked away. Thankfully the horses were fine' - jockey Rob Hornby By Andrew Atkinson Jockey Ben Curtis is set to undergo scans after a...
Noble end as Waley-Cohen bows out with Aintree Grand National win

Noble end as Waley-Cohen bows out with Aintree Grand National win

'It's been a love affair. That's beyond words, it's a fairytale and a fantasy. I'm full of love and happiness and gratefulness' - Sam Waley-Cohen fromthehorsesmouth.info each-way tips Any Second Now (15-2) and Delta Work (10-1) placed By Andrew...
After breaking her back in 2015 Joanna Mason crowned joint leading jockey at Beverley

After breaking her back in 2015 Joanna Mason crowned joint leading jockey at Beverley

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Mick Easterby's granddaughter Joanna Mason - in her first season as a professional jockey - was crowned joint leading rider at Beverley for 2021, with Kevin Stott. Jo, based at Easterby's Malton, North Yorkshire stables, rode another...
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...
In November 2017, Owen rode Calder Prince at Ascot, finishing second

Michael Owen appointed new member of Jockey Club

By Andrew Atkinson Former Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle and England star Michael Owen has been appointed as a new member of the Jockey Club. Owen, who owns Manor House Stables in Cheshire, is one of eight new members named...

Nick thwarted on medical grounds at Ayr

By Andrew Atkinson NICK Barratt-Atkin's debut ride under rules at Ayr on Tuesday evening - booked to ride the Phil Kirby trained Hard Times - was thwarted on medical grounds. "I was told by the Clerk I couldn't ride," said disappointed...
Tom Marquand rode Aljaryaal fromthehorsesmouth.info tip to win Unibet Handicap at Kempton.

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...

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...
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