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Enable ‘The Queen of Racing’ – Dettori

By Andrew Atkinson Frankie Dettori said that there's 'plenty more to come' after the John Gosden trained Enable, selected by fromthehorsesmouth.tips won the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday "There's plenty more to come. She's amazing - The Queen of racing!," said...
Spanish Moon.

Philip is over the Moon!

By Andrew Atkinson Spanish Moon, a two years old Colt, has arrived at racing trainer Philip Kirby's north Yorkshire, Green Oaks stables, having been purchased in France. "Meet the new boy Spanish Moon - isn't he just stunning," Philip, who trains...
Jack Sherwood

Sam Twiston-Davies and Nick Schofield bid farewell to Jack Sherwood – as he walks...

By Andrew Atkinson Jockey Jack Sherwood has quit racing after a woefully disappointing year- and having been left in the wilderness - by the lack of rides in the sport. Sherwood, 27, has hung up his saddle after a near decade...

Racehorse owner Hemmings’ son in the chair

By Andrew Atkinson Three times Aintree Grand National winning owner Trevor Hemmings has handed the chairmanship reins to his son Craig at Championship club Preston North End. "We have a young and exciting group of players - led by Alex Neil,"...
Ex-jockey Bradley - warned off for five years - registered as racehorse owner

Ex-jockey Bradley – warned off for five years – registered as racehorse owner

By Andrew Atkinson Former jockey Graham Bradley - warned off for five years after it was found he had passed information for reward - has registered as a racehorse owner in Ireland. Marchons Ensemble, owned by Bradley, that ran at Limeric...

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...
MICHAEL Tabor

Tabors set for Royal Ascot in bid to end Noseda’s training career on a...

By Andrew Atkinson MICHAEL Tabor and his wife Doreen are hoping that they can aid trainer Jeremy Noseda's retirement from racing at Royal Ascot's 2019 June meeting with a winning bow. "I am thrilled that Michael Tabor and Charles Fox have...
The remains of the fire that devasted a bungalow at his Old Malthouse stables in Upper Lambourn

Relief nobody hurt. Horses and animals safe – Osborne

By Andrew Atkinson Jamie Osborne's racing stables staff houses are set to be rebuilt after a fire destroyed buildings at his yard in Upper Lambourn, Berkshire. Osborne, 51, former jockey turned trainer, revealed two staff members were asleep at the time...
Eric Alston, apprentice jockey to trainer, spanning almost six decades, saddles Maid In India at Haydock Park on June 8.

Eric Alston – apprentice jockey to trainer – spanning almost six decades

By Andrew Atkinson Exclusive ERIC Alston is approaching 60 years in the Sport of Kings, the Lancashire born trainer having been apprentice jockey with Walter Wharton in the sixties. On Saturday at Haydock Park Eric and his wife Susan, who have...
William Buick rides Space Blues (3.00) at York.

Buick awaits medical advice ahead of Royal Ascot

By Andrew Atkinson WILLIAM Buick is awaiting medical advice as to whether he can return to racing at Royal Ascot this month - in the wake of suffering post head-injury syndrome in May. Buick, 30, underwent tests at Addenbrooke's Hospital in...

Enable seasonal debut in Coral-Eclipse at Sandown – ahead of tilt at third Prix...

TRAINER John Gosden will saddle Enable in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July - ahead of a tilt at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The odds on various betting websites look favourable for this beautiful horse. "John Gosden feels...
Frankie Dettori rides Magisterial (3.51) Coors Novices Stakes at Leicester.

Italian star Frankie ‘in love’ after fifth Oaks win on Gosden’s Anapurna

By Andrew Atkinson FRANKIE Dettori was 'in love' after his successful ride on Anapurna in the Oaks at Epsom - when beating Pink Dogwood for the Italian star's fifth victory in the Classic: "I absolutely love it!", said Dettori. Anapurna, a...
Aiden O'Brien

YES SIR! O’Brien’s seventh Derby win?

AIDEN O'Brien will saddle seven of the 13 runners going to post in Saturday's Investec Derby over 1 mile 4 furlongs at Epsom Downs - with a near £1million awaiting the winner - in Britain's richest race. According to...
Mark Brisbourne - hoping to stay in racing.

Trainer Brisbourne hopeful of remaining in racing after stables development notification

By Andrew Atkinson TRAINER and former jockey Mark Brisbourne is set to leave Ness Strange Farm Stables in Shropshire, after notification that building work is set to go ahead to convert barns into a new development. "I hope to find work...

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...
Nick Barratt-Atkin - stylish jockey.

Nick’s dedication has pulled him through after working hard at Jack Berry House –...

By Andrew Atkinson NICK Barratt-Atkin returns to the saddle at Ayr when riding the Phil Kirby trained Hard Times - the teenage jockey's first official ride as an Apprentice jockey - for the Richmond, North Yorkshire, stables. Nick is back in...

Jubilant ‘Mickey Mouse’ trainer Tom  takes horse Charle Brune to bar – celebrating once...

By Andrew Atkinson EXCLUSIVE AFTER three decades in racing without a winner you'd have thought owner-trainer Tom Shanahan would have pulled the reins in! But patience eventually paid off for Irishman Tom - when his six year old horse Charle Brune...
Andrew Atkinson with Sir Alex Ferguson at Haydock Park.

From a ‘tanner each-way’ bet – to joining the Sport of Kings – Sir...

By Andrew Atkinson SIR Alex Ferguson entered his 21st year as a racehorse owner going into 2019 - one of the Sport of King's most successful persons - having placed a 'tanner each-way' bet, that lured him into racing decades...

Trainers pay homage to Sultan Ahmad Shah

By Andrew Atkinson SULTAN Ahmad Shah, former race horse owner, with his string including horses with Michael Jarvis, Roger Charlton, Roger Varian and Paul Cole, has died, aged 88. "It's very sad news," said Roger Varian, who saddled his first winner...
Ukulele star 'Cloggy' George Formby remains youngest jockey, age 10

Ukulele star ‘Cloggy’ George Formby remains youngest jockey, age 10

Ukulele legendary star George Formby became apprentice jockey at trainer Thomas Schofield's Epsom based stables, where he raced professionally, aged 10, the youngest ever professional jockey to this day. Formby, who died in March 1961, was removed from formal education at...
Richard Hannon Jnr

Trainer Spotlight: Richard Hannon

Richard Hannon junior, 43, who landed 174 winners in the 2018 Flat racing season, took the reins when his namesake father retired in 2013. Hannon, based at Herridge Racing Stables, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, champion trainer in 2014, also has stables...
Haydock Park

Race Courses: Haydock Park

Haydock Park is a dual-purpose racecourse, staging 32 racing days on the Flat and over Jumps in 2019. Haydock Park is part of The Jockey Club, staging The Randox Health Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Investec Derby. The Jockey...
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...
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