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25/03/2017 Richard Fahey's Ribchester, tried over further than a mile for the first time, was a decent third in the Dubai Turf G1 at Meydan this afternoon, picking up 407,804 for his efforts, the going may not have aided his cause and all-in-all this bodes well for the season ahead, David O'Meara's Mondialiste finished well back. As a result Ribchester jumps from seventh to third in the all-time winningmost list, pushing Mondialiste down into fourth. Fahey had a winner at Lingfield with David Nicholls' former charge Kimberella coming home ahead of Mick Easterby's Bowson Fred, Mark Johnston's Isharah was second in the other main race on the card. Micky Hammond's Silver Tassie was third in a nice race at Kelso, whilst Sue Smith's Cloudy Too was third in Newbury's opener. Ann Duffield and Ruth Carr scored on Wolverhampton's evening card. Proper racing starts at Naas tomorrow, and Richard Fahey is well represented.
Horse Trainer Amount Best Performances
The Grey Gatsby Kevin Ryan 2,709,405 Prix du Jockey Club G1, Irish Champion Stakes G1, Dante Stakes G2, 2nd.Juddmonte International Stakes G1, Dubai Turf G1, Prince Of Wales's Stakes G1, Princess of Wales's Stakes G2, Champagne Stakes G2, Craven Stakes G3, Acomb Stakes G3
Collier Hill Alan Swinbank 2,317,161 Irish St Leger G1, Hong Kong Vase G1, Candian International G1, Gerling-Preis G2, Stockholm Cup International G3 (twice), Elnadim H, Old Newton Cup H., 2nd.Dubai Sheema Classic G1, Deutschlandpreis Preis G1, 3rd.Dubai Sheema Classic G1, Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse KolnBonn G1 etc.
Ribchester Richard Fahey 1,336,151 Prix Jacques le Marois G1, Mill Reef Stakes G2, Jersey Stakes G3, 2nd.Queen Elizabeth II Stakes G1, Gimcrack Stakes G2, 3rd.2,000 Guineas G1, Sussex Stakes G1, Dubai Turf G1
Mondialiste David O'Meara 1,108,059 Arlington Million G1, Woodbine Mile G1, Strensall Stakes G3, Pomfret S L, 2nd.Breeders' Cup Mile G1, York Stakes G2, Lincoln Handicap, 3rd.Earl Of Sefton Stakes G3 etc.
Shakespearean Mark Johnston 1,001,241 Goffs Million Mile, Solario Stakes G3, 3rd.Superlative Stakes G3
Attraction Mark Johnston 899,597 1,000 Guineas G1, Irish 1,000 Guineas G1, Coronation S G1, Sun Chariot S G1, Matron S G1, Cherry Hinton S G2, Queen Mary S G3, 2nd.Matron Stakes G1, Falmouth S G1 etc.
Jukebox Jury Mark Johnston 857,187 Preis von Europa G1, Irish St Leger G1, Jockey Club Stakes G2, Grand Prix de Deauville G2, Royal Lodge Stakes G2, Prix Kergorlay G2, Rose of Lancaster Stakes G3, 2nd.Canadian International Stakes G1, Racing Post Trophy G1, 3rd.Prix la Rochette G3
Borderlescott Robin & Rebecca Bastiman 798,863 Nunthorpe Stakes G1(x2), King George Stakes G2, City Wall Stakes L, Mercury Stakes L, Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes L, Steward's Cup Handicap, 2nd.Temple Stakes G2(x2), Palace House Stakes G3, Bentinck Stakes G3, Ayr Gold Cup, 3rd.Prix de l'Abbaye G1, King's Stand Stakes G1, Temple Stakes G2, Palace House Stakes G3 etc.
Teleprompter Bill Watts 760,881 Arlington Million G1, Queen Elizabeth II S G2, Prix Quincey G3, Desmond S G3, Pacemaker International S. G3 (x2), 2nd.Queen Elizabeth II S. G2 (x2), Lockinge S G2, THF Mile G2, 3rd.Eclipse S. G1, Queen Anne Stakes G2 etc.
Somnus Tim Easterby 743,966 Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup G1, Prix Maurice de Gheest G1, Prix de la Foret G1, betabet Two Year Old Trophy, 200,000 St Leger Yearling Sales Stakes, 2nd.Sprint Cup G1, Park Stakes G2, Chipchase Stakes G3, 3rd.Duke Of York Stakes G2
19/03/2017 Back from her jollies in Dubai Richard Fahey's Melesina has another good French outing when taking the Prix la Camargo L at Saint-Cloud this afternoon. Carlisle rained off.
18/03/2017 The lull. A double for Malcolm Jefferson at Newcastle with Dubai Angel taking the main race on the card, Julia Brooke also had a winner on Tyneside whilst down at Wolverhampton Richard Fahey took the last on the evening card.
17/03/2017 Well the Gold Cup winners was owned by a Yorkshireman ! Erm, that's it.
16/03/2017 As far as can be discerned with the naked eye there was NO Yorkshire involvement at Chelthenham today (barring Yorkshire based or born jockeys). So zero of interest for the denizens of this website. Henry Hogarth scored at Hexham, Mick Easterby and Mark Johnston likewise at Chelmsford.
15/03/2017 Brian Ellison’s Nietzsche was third, beaten a neck and a neck, in the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Gd3 at Cheltenham today, although that was it from a Yorkshire perspective. Newcastle sees a double for Mick Easterby as well as winners for Richard Fahey and Ben Haslam.
14/03/2017 Not a bad start to proceedings at Cheltenham with Malcolm Jefferson’s Cloudy Dreams second to Altior in the Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase Gd1 and improving on his position relative to Brian Ellison’s Forest Bihan, who beat him two starts ago but could only manage fifth this time. Small fields at Sedgefield saw winners for Sam England, Peter Winks and Mick Easterby whilst there were flat winners at Southwell for Marjorie Fife, Rebecca Bastiman, Roger Fell and Richard Fahey and at Wolverhampton’s evening meeting for Alan Brown.
11/03/2017 Sadly one suspects the words 'annexed', 'Yorkshire' and 'Cheltenham' won't be much in use in the same sentence next week, but today the Tyke raiders did annexe proceedings at Wolverhampton landing both the big races with Richard Fahey's Nimr taking the 31,125 Lincoln Trial Handicap, in which Mick Easterby's Holiday Magic was third, and David O'Meara's Salateen winning the Lady Wulfruna Stakes L by a nose and a head, distances which would have been better if he hadn't hung in the closing stages. In addition Brian Ellison took the opener at Wolves whilst Micky Hammond had a chasing winner up at Ayr. Kevin Ryan and Mark Johnston both had winners at Chelmsford's evening meeting. Meanwhile the Manor House Stud bred Redkirk Warrior landed major honours in Australia in the early hours of this morning when taking the Newmarket Handicap G1, yet another Group One winner for Lennie Peacock !
09/03/2017 Shock news today that 'Sprint King' David Nicholls is retiring with immediate effect. Nicholls has gone out with a bang with stable stalwart Sovereign Debt landing the 92,682 ITB Cup at Doha a couple of weeks ago. Nicholls has trained a host of stars, mostly other trainers' cast offs, including Ya Malak, Continent, Bahamian Pirate, Regal Parade, Proud Native, Rudi's Pet, Strike Up The Band, Tax Free, Inxile and the aforementioned Sovereign Debt. If the finances are that bad there is presumably a strong possibility that Tall Trees Stables could come on the market in the near future. 'Dandy's' near neighbours David Barron and Kevin Ryan had winners at Southwell (where David Griffiths also scored) and Newcastle respectively with further winners at the later for Rebecca Bastiman, Alan Swinbank and Roger Fell.
04/03/2017 Cheltenham edges closer, but the Grand National was on the agenda today with the 34,408 Grimthorpe Handicap Chase at Doncaster won very nicely by Brian Ellison's Definitly Red, with Sue Smith's Wakanda a respectable third. Good news up at Kelso as well with Malcolm Jefferson's Mount Mews taking the Totescoop6 Premier Kelso Novices' Hurdle Gd2, one of four winners on the card for Brian Hughes (the opener was won by Brian Harding and the last by Blair (close!) Campbell !). On the flat at Lingfield Mark Johnston (who had a bumper winner earlier in the week !?!) had a winner whilst his Sutter County was second in the Spring Cup Handicap L. Evening racing at Newcastle yielded a double for David Barron and winners singular for Bryan Smart and Richard Guest.
20/02/2017 Monday afternoon in Wolverhampton? Let's put on a 28,635 Class 2 Handicap !?! Anyway, it was a good move for the Yorkshire trainers as David Barron's Robot Boy took the honours in the Betway Handicap with Mick Easterby's Bowson Fred back in second. Julie Camacho and Mark Johnston both had winners later on the card whilst Richard Fahey landed the bumper at Carlisle.
18/02/2017 Sue Smith's Vintage Clouds finished third in the Betfred Grand National Trial Handicap Chase Gd3 at Haydock today whilst stablemate Cloudy Too was fourth in the Swinley Chase Limited Handicap L at Ascot. Mark Johnston and Mick Easterby both had a winner apiece at Lingfield.
16/02/2017 Up at Kelso today Malcolm Jefferson's Cyrus Daris landed the 16,642 Timeform Morebattle Hurdle whilst stablemate Firth Of Clyde was second in the following 16,245 Ivan Straker Memorial Chase. Les Eyre, Mark Johnston and John Quinn all scored at Lingfield whilst Mick Easterby and Richard Guest provided our winners at Chelmsford. At Meydan Roger Fell's Caspian Prince was third in the Meydan Sprint G3.
11/02/2017 Only a couple of Yorkshire runners at Meydan today but Paul Midgley's Final Venture did the business to land the 85,365 Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa Handicap; his second win in three Dubai starts (there was also a third place) for a total of 165,445. Nice ! Domestically Phil Kirby took the last at Uttoxeter and Richard Guest had a winner at Wolverhampton. Kristin Stubbs retired and then unretired twice today .... probably.
09/02/2017 Another good day at Meydan with David O'Meara's Salateen taking the 85,365 Range Rover Handicap by a nose, short head and a head and Richard Fahey's Rajar finishing third in UAE 1,000 Guineas L. Philip Kirby took the last at Donnie and Marjorie Fife did likewise at Lingfield.
04/02/2017 No joy in daytime racing today, but Bryan Smart's Mythmaker was a good second, beaten only a nose, in the Cleves Stakes L at Lingfield whilst up at Musselburgh Brian Ellison's Dominada was second in the 28,475 Scottish County Hurdle Handicap L whilst John Quinn's Project Bluebook was third in the Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial Juvenile Hurdle L. Evening racing at Newcastle yields wins for David Barron and John Quinn.
28/01/2017 Distressing events at Cheltenham, but the highlight at Doncaster was a Yorkshire 1-2 in the Sky Bet Lightning Novices' Chase Gd2 with Brian Ellison's Forest Bihan taking the plaudits from Malcolm Jefferson's Cloudy Dream. In the preceding 21,280 Sky Bet First Race Special Handicap Chase Jefferson's Double W's was a good second. Mark Johnston had a winner at Lingfield.
21/01/2017 Prior to day the highlight of the week was Richard Fahey's Rajar finishing third in the UAE 1,000 Guineas Trial at Meydan. However Malcolm Jefferson sent a strong team to Haydock this afternoon and was rewarding at the first opportunity when Waiting Patiently did just that and struck at the last to land the Star Sports Cheltenham Preview Evening Novices' Chase Gd2 thus retaining his unbeaten record over fences, although he was receiving 3lb's from second placed Politologue. Later on the card stablemate Cyrus Darius, who needed the race, was fourth in the Champion Hurdle Trial Gd2 whilst Mark Johnston had a winner at Lingfield and evening racing at Newcastle yielded wins for David Barron, Alan Brown, Richard Guest and John Quinn.
14/01/2017 Our first winner at Meydan this season when Paul Midgley's recent recruit Final Venture lands the 65,853 Jebel Ali Port Handicap by a nose. On home turf (actually all-weather) there is a Yorkshire 1-2-3 in the 28,013 Sunbets.co.uk Handicap with Kevin Ryan's Flaming Spear coming home a neck in front on Brian Ellison's Fort Bastion with Ryan's Al Khan a further neck back in third. Tthere are further winners at Newcastle for James Bethell, Brian Ellison, Mark Johnston and Michael Herrington whilst Sue Smith and Micky Hammond both return from Catterick with a winner.
05/01/2017 A reasonably good start to proceedings at Meydan with Richard Fahey's Rene Mathis picking up 21,951 for finishing second in the Longines Dolce Vita Handicap and Roger Fell's Capsian Prince third in the 65,306 Longines Master Collection Handicap. Domestically plenty of placings but just the one winner courtesy of Mick Easterby's Aldreth at Chelmsford.

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