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Can Pinatubo maintain his unbeaten record and win the first Classic of the new flat season?

Pinatubo hot in Saturday’s Group 1 C1 Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket

By Andrew Atkinson Pinatubo trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick goes to post as favourite in Saturday's Group 1 C1 Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. Pinatubo (3.35) winner of all six races as a juvenile is tipped to...
Ghaiyyath lands Group 1 Coronation Cup

Ghaiyyath lands Group 1 Coronation Cup at Newmarket

By Andrew Atkinson Charlie Appleby trained Ghaiyyath landed the Group 1 Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup at Newmarket on June 5, gaining a 2 1/2 lengths win, under jockey William Buick, ahead of Anthony Van Dyck, with Stradivarius finishing third. "We’ve seen...
Never Dark and Gossiping duo Newbury winning tips

Never Dark and Gossiping duo Newbury winning tips

By Andrew Atkinson Never Dark and Gossiping were two winning selections at Newbury on June 3, as racing completed day three of its return, following the coronavirus lockdown in mid-March. "He jumped really well and never saw another rival after that,"...
Kempton fromthehorsesmouth.info selections rack-up 2 winning tips - with SIX placed on 9 racecard!

Kempton fromthehorsesmouth.info selections rack-up 2 winning tips – with SIX placed on 9 racecard!

By Andrew Atkinson Following Newcastle's 150-1 winning treble tips on the opening day of the return of racing on June 1, Kempton Park selections on June 2 saw two winning tips - with SIX tips placed on the nine racecard...
fromthehorsesmouth.info Newcastle 150-1 treble! 

fromthehorsesmouth.info Newcastle 150-1 treble! 

Brian The Snail (13-2), Queen Of Kalahari (10-1), Frankly Darling (10-11) completed a 150-1 winning treble at Newcastle's Gosforth Park on June 1. John Gosden trained Frankly Darling, under jockey Robert Havlin, won the Betway Maiden Stakes over 1m 2f. Queen...

Queen Of Kalahari 10-1 winning tip completes 70-1 double

By Andrew Atkinson Queen Of Kalahari was a 10-1 winning selection when landing the Betway Handicap over 5 furlongs at Newcastle on June 1, beating Tomshalfbrother under a driving finish by jockey Lewis Edmunds. Queen Of Kalahari's success completed a 70-1...

Winning tip Brian The Snail – anything but!

Quote: 'Riding in the mask isn't really nice, but we know the reasons behind why we have to wear them and will continue to do so' - jockey Tony Hamilton By Andrew Atkinson Brian The Snail - tipped - landed...
Masked-jockey Ben Robinson at Newcastle as racing returned on June 1, amid COVID-19 lockdown.

Champ Oisin noted at Kempton

By Andrew Atkinson Kempton Park sees racing's second meeting return at Shepperton, Sunbury-on-Thames on June 2, amid COVID-19 lockkdown since March, with champion jockey Oisin Murphy and Ryan Moore noted. Science (2.45) trained by Archie Watson and ridden by Murphy, is...
Zodiakos (orange cap) gets up to beat Al Ozzdi at Newcastle.

Zodiakos’ win clears away cobwebs for jockey Sullivan

By Andrew Atkinson Zodiakos pipped selection Al Ozzdi in the opening race behind closed doors meeting at Newcastle on June 1, following racing's lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Roger Fell trained duo Zodiakos (22-1) under J. P. Sullivan got up...

Magical Journey as racing returns at Newcastle

By Andrew Atkinson Eric Alston saddles Fox Hill (4.30) at Newcastle on June 1 as racing returns to the fold following the coronavirus lockdown in mid-March. Alston, based at Edges Farm stables in Longton, Preston, has jockey Jason Hart up on...
RACINGS 'LONG BREAK' NEARLY OVER

RACINGS ‘LONG BREAK’ NEARLY OVER

By Andrew Atkinson Newcastle will be the focus of racing in the UK on June 1 as Gosforth Park triggers the return to the sport - after the COVID-19 lockdown in March. "We’re counting down the hours to the return of...
This way. Jockeys temporary changing rooms at Newcastle racecourse.

Ayr set to recommence racing in Scotland on June 22

By Andrew Atkinson AYR racecourse is eyed as a return to racing in Scotland on June 22, with the opening 2020 Flat race season set to get underway amid the coronavirus lockdown, following suspension of meetings since March 17. Hamilton Park...
Southwell executive director Mark Clayton

Southwell set to commence 2020-21 NH jumps season in July

By Andrew Atkinson Southwell is set to commence the 2020-21 National Hunt (NH) jumps season on July 1, following the COVID-19 lockdown in March. "We were down to race three times in July and August, now up to six, plus one...
Caption: Sir Michael Stoute trained Brigadier Gerard Stakes 2019 winner Regal Reality.

Haydock Park set to return

By Andrew Atkinson Haydock Park are set to return to racing in June following the COVID-19 lockdown of meetings in mid- March across sport, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Haydock Park are set to feature the Pinnacle Stakes (Group 3), Brigadier...
Newcastle sees plethora of entries on eight-race card meeting

Newcastle sees plethora of entries on eight-race card meeting

By Andrew Atkinson Newcastle races at High Gosforth Park are gearing up to return to the fold on June 1 following the coronavirus lockdown that rocked the sport in March. Trainers have entered over 360 horses at the venue - the...
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...
O'Brien's Kew Gardens to miss Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

Ascot date change would clog-up racing pattern – Ascot’s Director of Racing Nick Smith

By Andrew Atkinson Racing in England is set to return on June 1 with Irish meetings scheduled to resume on June 8, as easing of the coronavirus lockdown comes into play. Royal Ascot gets underway on June 16, leaving Irish trainers...
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...
French 2000 and 1000 Guineas, scheduled for June, could switch from Longchamp to Deauville

French 2000 and 1000 Guineas, scheduled for June, could switch from Longchamp to Deauville

By Andrew Atkinson Government approval for racing in France has been withdrawn - from areas who remain affected by COVID-19 - amid racing resuming in the second week of May. Longchamp, Saint-Cloud and Auteuil are part of the regions - with...

Bin Suroor’s Military March eyes 2000 Guineas and Derby

By Andrew Atkinson Military March is eyeing success in the 2020 Investec Derby in July - after running in the Qipco 2000 Guineas in June. Racing in Britain is set to resume next month, amid the coronavirus cancellations of meetings on...

Racing set to resume at Newcastle on June 1

Quote: 'Wouldn’t it be nice to think that by September we may be able to revert to the original plans with an enhanced jump fixture list, to make up for some of what we have lost' - trainer...
The behind closed doors Derby and Oaks at Epsom will go ahead on the same day

2020 Epsom Investec Derby and Investec Oaks – behind closed doors – set for...

Quote: 'These two Classics (Derby and Oaks) play a vital role. It is of great importance to go ahead, during this difficult period' - Delia Bushell, Group Chief Executive of the Jockey Club By Andrew Atkinson The Jockey Club have...
Gary during his racing days as an amateur jockey.

Remembering KEITH FLOYD

Quote: 'You can see by Keith's face he had a great night - the drinking continued into the early hours' Andrew Atkinson talks to former amateur jockey, actor, musician and performing artist Gary Gibson Lennon, who rolled back...
Obituary: JOHNNY BRADBURNE

Obituary: JOHNNY BRADBURNE

Quote: 'It is hard to believe that he and Susan have now both gone, they were very much part of my life since my earliest days. Great friends of my parents, who bridged the gap in a unique...
Horse racing Ireland CEO Brian Kavanagh

Concerns for Irish racing as June 29 date for return confirmed

By Andrew Atkinson County Cork born trainer Denis Coakley believes that horses in Ireland may be moved to the UK or France - in the wake of racing continuing to be in lockdown due to COVID-19. Irish trainers John Oxx and...
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