Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Winfola has a tricky race, in trying to beat Dark Lochnagar, who is also a classy flat horse, and the likely short priced favourite

NEWCASTLE BID FOR KIRBY ACE

Focus on trainer Philip Kirby Louis Vac Pouch swerves Kempton on Saturday for either Cheltenham or Aintree tilt By Andrew Atkinson Philip Kirby saddles runners at on Friday in what the Richmond, north Yorkshire, Green Oaks Farm stables based trainer...
Riding out at Richard Hannon stables

HANNON HAS THE POWER AT CHELMSFORD

By Andrew Atkinson Richard Hannon jnr has the power at Chelmsford on Saturday night in saddling Today Power (5.30) tipped to land the toteplacepot Handicap, over 1 mile, with David Probert up. Today Power, who featured in Class 4 outings in...
Former jockey turned trainer Joseph O'Brien (right) with his father Aidan.25) Cheltenham.

Bombshell for Lingfield in Saturday Ladbrokes Novice Stakes

By Andrew Atkinson Joseph O'Brien trained Bombshell (2.40) is napped to land the Ladbrokes Novice Stakes over 5 furlongs at Lingfield Park on Saturday. Irish trainer O'Brien has booked talented Ben Curtis for the ride, on the back of Bombshell finishing...
All-Weather at Newcastle on Saturday night

Ice-cool Kirby wins at Newcastle as Storm Dennis hits!

By Andrew Atkinson Philip Kirby saddled headline tip Ice Pyramid to victory on the All-Weather at Newcastle on Saturday night - where conditions at times were similar to a storm gale - at sea! As Storm Dennis picked up, torrential rain...
Vintage Clouds - 2020 Grand National bid.

VINTAGE NATIONAL WIN WILL LEAVE TREVOR IN THE CLOUDS!

TREVOR Hemmings is eyeing a FOURTH £1m 2020 Randox Health Aintree Grand National winner with Vintage Clouds at the world renowned Merseyside track on April 4. "Vintage Clouds is a very good horse - very steady," said Octogenarian Mr Hemmings,...
Simply the best! - Philip Kirby with Lady Buttons. Photo: Courtesy Philip Kirby.

Kirby labels Lady Buttons a ‘legend’!

By Andrew Atkinson Lady Buttons trainer Philip Kirby has labelled the Green Oaks Farm, Richmond, Yorkshire stables star a 'legend' - after adding to her CV with a memorable performance at Doncaster on Saturday. "We are so proud of this absolutely...
Top veteran trainer Nicky Henderson

CHELTENHAM HENDERSON RAID

NICKY Henderson saddles a plethora of runners at Cheltenham on Saturday - with Monte Cristo (12.40) set to land the opening Triumph Trial G2 race over 2 miles, under jockey Daryl Jacob. For the best prices with an introductory...

Top and bottom Ok Corral and Monbeg River Doncaster shoot-out

By Andrew Atkinson Ok Corral carrying top weight of 11st 12lb and bottom weight Monbeg River, carrying 10st 8lb, are both noted in the Sky Bet Listed Handicap Chase (3.15) over 2 miles and 7 furlongs at Doncaster on Saturday. With...
Richard Fahey, trainer

Itwouldberudenotto and Furzig at the double for Fahey

By Andrew Atkinson Richard Fahey saddles Itwouldberudenotto and Furzig at Lingfield Park on Saturday,  with three pound claimer Connor Murtagh in the saddle at the Surrey racecourse. Itwouldberudenotto (12.00) finished second when beaten a neck in a photo finish over a...
Nicky Henderson: Got the stamina for 5-day Cheltenham Festival.

I’ve got stamina for 5-day Cheltenham Festival – Henderson

DESPITE Cheltenham racecourse ruling out an extension of the annual March four-day Festival, backing in favour has been aired by top trainers. "Cheltenham is the best - win or lose. It’s what we all strive for - the more days...
DIRTY DOZEN!

DIRTY DOZEN!

Fingerontheswitch win in £445,631 twelve-horse winning  accumulator By Andrew Atkinson Neil Mulholland trained Fingerontheswitch (15-2) was part of a £445,631 twelve-horse winning accumulator on Saturday. Neil (pictured below) based at Conkwell Grange Racing Stables, near Bath in Somerset, saddled Fingerontheswitch to...
Altior with Nicky Henderson

Henderson to bring curtain down with Palladium

By Andrew Atkinson NICKY Henderson could bring the curtain down on the bookies at Sandown Park on Saturday - with Palladium (12.15) - with Nico De Boinville in the saddle. Palladium, overdue a win, having been runner-up three times, and third...
Little Bruce, Bertie Blake and Wemyss Point having fun at Green Oaks. Video: Courtesy Philip Kirby racing stables.

Philip Kirby kicking on into 2020!

  By Andrew Atkinson Philip Kirby racing stables trio Little Bruce, turquoise rug, Bertie Blake, brown rug, and Wemyss Point, black rug, enjoyed having a runaround at Green Oaks, Richmond, north Yorkshire. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2603897229657906&id=425887124125605 "They couldn't be having more fun!," said said Philip, who...
Altior to run in Desert Orchid Chase after King George V1 setback?

Altior to run in Desert Orchid Chase after King George V1 setback?

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips ALTIOR is set to miss the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day - due to being 'a bit flat'. "Nico de Boinville rode Altior last weekend, and although it wasn't...
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...
Lady Buttons success at Doncaster.

DOUBLE FOR TEAM KIRBY!

https://www.facebook.com/425887124125605/posts/2561630467217916/   Lady Buttons ROA National Hunt Mare of the Year Philip Kirby leading Northern jumps trainer 2018-19 By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips LADY Buttons has won the ROA National Hunt Mare of the Year Award at a gala evening presentation...
Horses at Philip Kirby, Green Oaks Farm racing stables, waiting for their teas. Photo: Courtesy Philip Kirby.

Rayna’s World 25-1 Wetherby hurdling debut under Tommy Dowson

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips RAYNA'S World made her hurdling debut at Wetherby on Wednesday, finishing third at 25-1, under Tommy Dowson in the Class 4 Novices Hurdle over 2 miles. "Tommy has been doing plenty of schooling on her,"...
Altior with Nicky Henderson

Altior gets nod over Cyrname at Ascot

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips NICKY Henderson trained Altior (2.05) is tipped by  fromthehorsesmouth.tips to win the Christy 1965 Chase Grade 2 over 2 miles 5 furlongs at Ascot on Saturday in a mouthwatering race against Cyrname. Altior, nine-year-old, unbeaten...
Img Twitter - Bristol de Mai and trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies

Twiston-Davies ‘tips’ Bristol De Mai to win £200,000 Betfair Chase at Haydock

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips NIGEL Twiston-Davies says Bristol De Mai (3.00) favourite to win the £200,000 Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday, Betfair Chase Day, should win the race. Speaking at Grange Hill Farm yard in Gloucestershire, Twiston-Davies...
Channon's charge is lightly weighted in the 7 furlongs race

IRON MIKE TO KO BOOKIES!

Wolverhampton: Going standard. *Serious Jockin - *Loving Glance - *Perfect Grace By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips IRON Mike (7.15) is out to put the bookies on the ropes - with a knockout run - in the BetWay Handicap, over 1 mile...
The successful candidate must be able to competently handle horses

Staff wanted at James Moffatt Cartmel stables

By Andrew Atkinson racing  correspondent fromthehorsesmouth.tips TRAINER James Moffatt, based at Cartmel, Cumbria, is looking for full and part time staff - either with or without racing experience. "We are looking for new members to add to our small, but successful...
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...
Philip Kirby saddled 100-1 Rayna's World (third) in the Doylesford Mares Novice Hurdle.

Follow the upcoming NH Campaign here and in The Leader

https://www.facebook.com/425887124125605/posts/2400478043333160/ By Andrew Atkinson (*Video courtesy of Philip Kirby.) National Hunt trainer Philip Kirby put his stable of horses through their paces ahead of the 2019-20 NH season getting into full swing. Philip, based at Green Oaks Farm, Richmond, North Yorkshire, was...
Gosden with Frankie Dettori

Odds-on favourite Enable (4-7) in Ascot King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes...

By Andrew Atkinson ODDS-on favourite Enable (4-7) in Saturday's King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot has been slammed by trainer John Gosden. "The betting industry has put Enable at a price that they don’t want anyone to...
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...
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