Sunday, 10 August 2014



Turfcall's Two Flat Turf Trainer Team's to follow if you need to catch up:

A P O'Brien (IRE)

Richard Hannon  (GB)

Trainer A P O'Brien | Record By Race Type | Racing Post   Cached

Trainer A P O'Brien's record by race type. Extensive data providing a breakdown of results over the last 5 seasons, ... Joseph O'Brien: 88: 0 ...

Trainer Richard Hannon | Record By Race Type | Racing Post   Cached
Trainer Richard Hannon's record by race type. Extensive data providing a breakdown of results over the last 5 seasons, by race type and age of horse plus prize winnings.


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Shergar Cup 2014
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Frankie Dettori. Olivier Peslier. Adrie deVries

Winner of Silver Saddle Olivier Peslier   Cached
S'manga Khumalo will ride in the UK for the first time in next month's Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup (Saturday, August 9), alongside Japanese legends Yutaka Take ...   CachedA team of women jockeys are targeting a landmark success against male riders in the Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday. American Rosie Napravnik, Kiwi Lisa ...

August 9, 2014 Pages 14-15

 “MY HIGHLIGHT of another successful week at Goodwood was Ivawood’s impressive performance in the Richmond Stakes. There was a certain amount of pressure and anxiety going into the race – not least because I put him up as my banker of the week!

“After all, we considered him to be our best 2 year old and were running him in a Group 2 with a penalty. What if it turned out he wasn’t quite as good as we’d hoped? Just imagine if he had got beat? The dream would have been over in the last week of July."

JMC: How disappointing would that be, can you imagine? A two year old just starting out in his career on the racetrack, all the work that had been done to get him to compete in an actual race ... a colt with so much more to learn about competing in a race. Would he get stage fright?

Would his mind get distracted with everything going on around him? All the other runners around him? What would he make of them? What would he make of the starting gate? Richard's job was to give Ivawood confidence in himself, get him and keep him concentrating throughout in the race. Ivawood didn't let Team Hannon down, didn't let Richard down, didn't let his owners down, and didn't let the punters down. Make no mistake preparing a yearling, two year old for the racetrack is a massive work of art, involving many other people, over months of prep work ongoing every day over ten months or so before a race is introduced.

Guineas trip will be fine for impressive Ivawood

RH: “Obviously the 2,000 Guineas is a long way away, but in many seasons gone by we’ve already seen the Guineas winner at this stage and there won’t be many who are quicker than Ivawood come next May.

“A lot of people seem to be afraid he won’t stay-I’m not. I guarantee next spring there will be lots of words spoken and stories written speculating he won’t get a mile, just like what we endured with Canford Cliffs and Paco Boy.

“Well, those two both conclusively proved to everybody they stayed a mile, and I’m confident Ivawood will do the same. Just because he has such speed doesn’t mean he won’t stay . Good horses are, above all, quick"

RH: “Intrinsice’s victory in the 32Red Stewards Cup was also very satisfying.  I felt he was the best horse going into the race and would have been gutted if he hadn’t won in any other way than he did.

“People will look at the official winning distance of a length and think that was the true margin of his superiority. Trust me, it wasn’t. The ease with which he travelled through the race and then picked up indicates he was far more than a length superior to the rest. Never at any moment during the race did I feel he was going to win comfortably. The handicapper has put Intrinsic up 6lb for his win, and Malih [Lahej Al Basti owner], Robert [Cowell, trainer] and myself are going to put our heads together and come up with a plan, bit he is most likely to round off his season in the Group 1 Qipco British Champion Sprint Stakes at Ascot in October. That will be his main target..

“Somebody asked me how I would have felt if one of my regular rides, Ninjago, who finished second, had beaten Intrinsic! The answer is I would have taken it on the chin.

“I thought Ryan [Moore] gave Ninjago a great ride and the horse came home really strong. His owner Jonathan Palmer-Brown was very kind and sporting in letting me ride Instrinsic for Malih and I hope I can repay him in the future.”

“Pether’s Moon won the Glorious Stakes well, albeit in workmanlike fashion. He has become very lazy as he has got older and at some stage we might have to put something on him. As far as I know, Australia still remains a big part of his plans.

Magic City was unlucky in the BetFred Mile. They didn’t go as quickly as you would expect during the first half-mile and that proved his undoing. He will probably drop back to seven furlongs at Goodwood at the end of the month after running in the Shergar Cup at Ascot today.


“Shifting Power disappointed us in the Thoroughbred Stakes. I don’t know whether it was the firm ground or one race too many. He was the pick of the paddock and went down to post well, yet at half way the writing was on the wall.

“Incidently, I was very impressed with the winner Wannabe Yours. He won very easily and it would be no surprise if he had developed into one of the top three-year-old milers come the end of the year.

“One final mention of Goodwood concerns the ground. Although it was very quick last week, that’s what Flat racing ground should be at this time of year. Seamus Buckley did everything he could, but the grass on the track wasn’t quite as good as in other years. The more grass you have the more moisture a track can hold.

“You expect to race on fast ground in the middle of the summer after a dry spell, and I have absolutely no complaint about the surface.

“Welcome back to the weighing room
“I AM delighted the BHA has let Fergal Lynch ride in Britain again and he will be warmly welcomed by the other jockeys in the weighing room. His ban was harsh. He was young and naïve at the time, has learned his lesson and deserves the chance to get on with his career. He is a very good rider."

Highland Acclaim my best chance at Ascot


“The Shergar Cup is always a good day out and it’s been a lucky enough competition for me over the years. This afternoon I’m representing Great Britain and Ireland with Tom Queally and Jimmy Fortune and I see the bookmakers have us as favourites. I’m looking forward to seeing South African champion S’manga Khumalo, who is a great guy and lots of fun. They call him Bling for obvious reasons. He’s certainly one cool dude! He can ride very well, too. 

Kompany at top of his game.  Two year olds.
"JUVENILE STRENGTH “IT’S great for the yard to have the leading four juveniles in Europe – Ivawood,  Tiggy Wiggy,  Estidhkaar, and  Kool Kompany – according to Racing Post Ratings.“Ivawood will step up to Group 1 company next time in the Prix Morny, Tiggy Wiggy is bound for the Lowther Stakes run at York on Thursday  August 21, 2014. Estidhkaar is a possible for the National Stakes, while Kool Kompany runs in the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh today.

It records in Raceform Flat Horses in Training 2014

British Trainer Richard Hannon has a total of

 279 horses in training.

 Of which 167 are two year olds.

 All taken for granted by the British political, legal, racecourse and horseracing government.

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    Richard Hughes (born 11 January 1973) is an Irish flat jockey who most commonly rides in Great Britain. Born in Dublin, he is the son of successful National Hunt ...

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    Welcome to the Richard Hannon official website. You will find all the latest news about all the horses with details of the team, facilities and horses at Herridge ...

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