Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Rachael Blackmore is noted up on Henry de Bromhead trained Coole Arcade

Rachael Blackmore heads to France in Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris

By Andrew Atkinson After what has been a season to remember for Rachael Blackmore - highlighted winning the Aintree Grand National in April and top jockey award at the Cheltenham Festival in March - she heads for a first ride...
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...
Johnson to take cream at Newton Abbot

Johnson to take the cream at Newton Abbot

By Andrew Atkinson fromthehorsesmouth.tips racing correspondent CHAMPION jockey Richard Johnson is eyeing a successful afternoon at Newton Abbot on Saturday - booked to ride decent mounts at the Devonshire track. The Actuate Marketing Handicap Chase over 3 miles and 1 furlong (3.35)...
Legendary jockey Lester Piggott dies, aged 86

Legendary jockey Lester Piggott dies, aged 86

Legendary jockey Lester Piggott, whose Classic haul included nine Derby victories, has died, aged 86. Arguably the greatest jockey of all time, Piggott rode his first winner, The Chase, at Haydock in 1948, aged 12. Piggott rode his last winner Palacegate...
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...
Jack Berry MBE walking Grand National distance to raise money for IJF.

Jack Berry MBE walking Grand National distance to raise money for IJF

By Andrew Atkinson Jack Berry MBE is walking the Aintree Grand National distance of 4 miles to raise money for the injured jockeys fund 'Grand National weekend'. "I'm no Captain Tom, but would like to raise £1,000 for the IJF," Jack,...
Billy Lee - Donkey Derby fame - to Royal Ascot winner.

Former ‘Donkey Derby’ jockey Billy Lee

A MAN who boarded a bus in Dublin - with a donkey - could well have been heading to the 'Donkey Derby' in years gone by! In respect of the Donkey Derby, a race of the ilk was run at...
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...

Piggott pips Dettori at post as best jockey ever

Is Frankie Dettori the best Flat jockey ever - even surpassing the legendary Lester Piggott - in racing's Sport of Kings? Italian maestro Dettori, MBE, wowed the 2019 Royal Ascot meeting, underlined by riding the first four winners on Thursday's...
Oisin Murphy has won the British Flat jockeys' championship for a third consecutive season

Oisin Murphy denies taking cocaine amid shock allegations

Quote: 'I hope it is negative. I have never taken cocaine in my life and I will do everything that I can to prove that I have not taken cocaine' - Oisin Murphy By Andrew Atkinson Oisin Murphy has denied...
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...
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...
Hollie Doyle named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year

Hollie Doyle named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year

By Andrew Atkinson Following jockey Hollie Doyle named as the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) lead tributes. "I am delighted that Hollie’s record-breaking success in her jockey career has been recognised at a national level. "This...
Rachel Blackmore rides Balko Des Flos (3.37) Galway.

Aintree Grand National hero Rachael Blackmore sidelined after surgery

By Andrew Atkinson Aintree 2021 Grand National winning jockey Rachael Blackmore is set for a spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery after sustaining injury. Blackmore, 32, the most successful female jockey in National Hunt racing and the first woman to...
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...
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...
Frankie Dettori: Nothing better than Royal Ascot with people.

Chill-out time for Dettori in France as Italian misses York Ebor meeting

By Andrew Atkinson Frankie Dettori remains in France after his decision to miss York's Ebor meeting that commences on August 19 paid off as he won on Mishriff and Palace Pier at Deauville - bagging a combined £400,000 winning purse...
Gary Gibson Lennon with Eric

Obituary: Eric Eldin

By Andrew Atkinson Exclusive Eric Eldin, who died on July 4, aged 88, was a Classic-winning jockey from the same generation as legend Lester Piggott, winning 1,200 races during a 30-year career. Gary Gibson Lennon who befriended Eric while being tutored...
Johnson winning on Dostal Phil at Newbury

Johnson ‘salutes all’ after announcing retirement

By Andrew Atkinson Richard Johnson OBE announced his retirement at Newton Abbot on Saturday - with a tearful farewell to the sport in which he was crowned champion NH jockey four times in a glittering career. Johnson's Cheltenham Gold Cup wins...
Rachel Blackmore rides Balko Des Flos (3.37) Galway.

Blackmore’s polished skills catching the eye

Rachael Blackmore is set to ride Henry de Bromhead trained A Plus Tard in the WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup, with Jack Kennedy on stablemate, Minella Indo. Blackmore partnered A Plus Tard to victory in the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase...
Racing. Obituary Lorna Brooke

Racing. Obituary Lorna Brooke

By Andrew Atkinson Amateur jockey Lorna Brooke has died aged 37 following a heavy fall at Taunton this month, the first rider to sustain fatal injuries while race-riding under rules in Britain or Ireland since Tom Halliday in July 2005. A...
Tom Midgley rode Johnson's Blue to Hexham 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...
Dettori 'pretty desperate' ground concerns ahead of Arc

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...
Liam Treadwell: Found life challenging during coronavirus lockdown in 2020 and missed seeing people.

Liam Treadwell: Inquest

By Andrew Atkinson The post mortem inquest on Aintree Grand National winning jockey Liam Treadwell revealed he died after taking a mixture of strong drugs. The post mortem inquest on February 10 concluded Treadwell, found dead at his Shropshire home in...
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...
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