Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Trainer Alexander to retain Lake View Lad ahead of 2021 Grand National

Trainer Alexander to retain Lake View Lad ahead of 2021 Grand National

Quote: 'Having taken the decision to pretty much shut-up shop during coronavirus lockdown. We have to hope by the time they are ready to race, lockdown measures have continued to be lifted'. By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Nick Alexander based at...

Trevor Hemmings CVO reducing string of horses

Racehorse owner and three times Aintree Grand National winner Trevor Hemmings CVO reducing string of horses COVID-19. The effect of Covid-19 is part of it. It’s a big reduction - racing manager Michael Meagher. By Andrew Atkinson Racehorse owner and...
Aiden O'Brien

All We Need Is Love!

By Andrew Atkinson Aiden O'Brien trained Love is heading straight to the Arc de Triomphe in October following a win in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York on August 20 over 1m 3f. "I'm delighted with the win and Ryan (Moore)...
VETERAN MICK, 89, LOOKING FOR CHEF

VETERAN MICK, 89, LOOKING FOR CHEF

Quote: 'Training 'osses is me morning job. In an afternoon it's time to relax. One way I unwind is to work on the farm. Y'see I'm a farmer at heart, I have always been. I've lived on farms...
Presenting Percy.

Presenting Percy moves to Gordon Elliott’s stables in County Meath

Quote: 'It has been a very difficult decision - but it is the right time for a change," owner Philip Reynolds By Andrew Atkinson Presenting Percy has moved to Gordon Elliott's stables in County Meath, from Pat Kelly, based in...
O'Brien star filly Love eyes Darley Yorkshire Oaks

O’Brien star filly Love eyes Darley Yorkshire Oaks

By Andrew Atkinson Aidan O'Brien trained filly Love is entered in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York in August after successful victories in the 2020 Qipco 1,000 Guineas and 2020 Investec Oaks. Ballydoyle maestro O'Brien heads for York after sidestepping the...
Trainers Aidan O’Brien and son Donnacha fined-ban for breaches of anti-Covid 19 protocols

Trainers Aidan O’Brien and son Donnacha fined-ban for breaches of anti-Covid 19 protocols

By Andrew Atkinson Trainers Aidan O’Brien and his son Donnacha have been fined and banned by the IRHB from attending racecourses - for breaches of anti-Covid 19 protocols amid the resumption of racing in June. Both were fined €2,500 - £2,200...
McCain at his Bankhouse stables, Cheshire. Twitter

It’s great to have jump racing back – Donald McCain jnr

By Andrew Atkinson It's great to have the jumps racing back - words of Donald McCain junior - after the return to National Hunt racing, amid COVID-19 lockdown in mid-March, soon after the Cheltenham Festival. The NH campaign got underway at...

Golden Horde winning tip by fromthehorsesmouth.info in Royal Ascot Group 1 Commonwealth Cup

By Andrew Atkinson Golden Horde (5-1) was a winning tip by fromthehorsesmouth.info when landing the Group One Commonwealth Cup over 6f at Royal Ascot on Friday, under jockey Adam Kirby. "It has got great natural speed and all credit to connections,"...
Aiden O'Brien

O’Brien’s Kew Gardens to miss Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

By Andrew Atkinson Aidan O'Brien's 2018 St Leger winner Kew Gardens will miss the 2m 4f Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on June 18. Kew Gardens (ante-post 4-1) was deemed a major threat to Stradivarius at Royal Ascot: "We wasn't 100...

Kirby duo Mont Blanc and Fircombe Hall Newcastle debuts

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Philip Kirby two year old duo Mont Blanc and Fircombe Hall made their debuts at Gosforth Park, Newcastle on June 6. "They will find easier assignments in future as the young pair lined up against some mightily...

Kameko’s Qipco 2,000 Guineas win sees armed guard to the son of Kitten’s Joy

By Andrew Atkinson Kameko's Qipco 2,000 Guineas win a Newmarket on June 6, which subsequently saw odds slashed for the Derby at Epsom next month - from 25-1 to 10-1 - has seen an armed guard to the son of...
'Love' was drawn on the outside of the field

IT MUST BE ‘LOVE’ FOR AIDAN!

Love clipped to win Oaks - slashed from 6-1 to 6-4 - after 1,000 Guineas win By Andrew Atkinson Qipco 1,000 Guineas Newmarket winning tip, Aidan O'Brien trained Love (4-1) ridden by Ryan Moore rounded-off a plethora of fromthehorsesmouth.info selections. Love's...
Chris Gordon with retired NH champion jockey Sir Anthony McCoy in 2015. Twitter.

Focus on Trainer: CHRIS GORDON

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Chris Gordon is looking forward to the return of racing in June after the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in March. "It's good to hear that they are starting racing again on June 1," said Gordon, based at Morestead...
Trainer John Berry on course with Hopels High

Trainer John Berry on course with Hopels High

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer John Berry has revealed that Hopels High is set to run at Great Yarmouth next month in the wake of racing returning to the fold in England on June 1. "She has been enjoying herself on the...
Jockey Danny Tudhope says goodbye to Suedois. Photo courtesy David O'Meara racing

Suedois is an incredible horse who will be missed – trainer David O’Meara

Quote: 'Suedois finished second on his yard debut, and finished his career with a record of 50 runs, 10 wins and top three finishes, in an incredible 33 starts'. By Andrew Atkinson Suedois, trained by David O'Meara at Willow Farm,...

Ice cool Phil Stargazing for season ahead

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Philip Kirby has an exciting small team of runners when racing resumes, and a second group being prepared for later in the summer/early Autumn. "We have a strong hand in the staying division, not including our Autumn/early...
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...

FOCUS on Assistant trainer: Simon Olley

Simon Olley is the lynchpin of Green Oaks. The hardest working assistant trainer in the business - Philip Kirby By Andrew Atkinson Assistant trainer Simon Olley is a grafter and key cog in the success of trainer Philip Kirby racing...
James Moffatt (left) with Cartmel Priory Reverend Nick Devenish at the blessing of the racehorse service.

MONUMENTAL EFFORT NEEDED

Quote: 'We ask for God’s blessing upon all those who are involved in horse racing' - Cartmel Priory Rev. Nick Devenish Quote: 'If we all pull together, do the right thing, we will all get through this' -...

Focus on Trainer Nick Alexander

STAY SAFE, HEALTHY - AND SAY A PRAYER FOR THE WORLD. GOD BLESS Quote: 'A massive and heartfelt thank you goes out to our fantastic team of owners and staff, both of whose loyalty and commitment have brought...
Aidan O'Brien:  most important is health and safety. Photo: Twitter.

Coronavirus: Ireland race meetings follow suit in coronavirus lockdown

Quote: 'Most important is health and safety' - trainer Aiden O'Brien By Andrew Atkinson Chief sports editor RACING in Ireland has followed suit of England and France on cancelling race meetings, due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced...
Fergal O'Brien saddles Petite Power at Uttoxeter Midlands Grand National.

FOCUS on trainer Fergal O’Brien

By Andrew Atkinson FERGAL O'Brien saddles Petite Power in the Martsons 61Deep Class 1 Midlands Grand National over 4 miles 2 furlongs at Uttoxeter on Saturday. Eleven-year-old Petite Power,  ridden by Liam Harrison, is priced at (10-1) and tipped each-way in...
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...
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