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01/06/2020 And racing is back, but not as we know it ; no crowds, minimal connections, temperature checks, face masks. Newcastle hasn't seen so much (racing) interest since the late Plate, suffice it to say there were Yorkshire trained wins for Roger Fell, Brian Ellison, Tim Easterby, Richard Fahey, Kevin Ryan and Les Eyre, with Easterby's Art Power especially impressive. The sole Yorkshire runner in the rescheduled 2,000 Guineas will be Kevin Ryan's Juan Elcano, whilst there are potentially three in the 1,000 Guineas ; the Mark Johnston duo of proven performers Raffle Prize and Rose Of Kildare and Karl Burke's somewhat less exposed Yes Always.
19/04/2020 Time for an update of what's been happening thus far in the Corona-break. Winningmost trainer Mark Johnston has been struck down with the virus but seems to be recovering well by all accounts, meanwhile wife Deidre and son Angus have been singing and strumming away, keeping us all entertained. Looking at Ann Duffield's twitter feed she'll be hunting out 5G transmitters in the vicinity of Kinglsey Park. Meanwhile David O'Meara's money spinning stalwart Suedois has been retired at the age of 9, having been running in Dubai as recently as February. So it's probably time for an update of the all-time earnings table for Yorkshire trained horses, and the big news since the last airing of this list is that it's all inter-stable rivalry as Dee Ex Bee has surplanted Attraction, who sadly falls off the bottom of the list and Suedois has likewise overtaken Mondialiste.Remember this doesn't, where applicable, include any earnings when not Yorkshire trained. If Dee Ex Bee can garner ~100k this season (whenever that is!) then we can change this to the millionaires list. Horses in bold are still, as far as I know, in training.
Horse Trainer Amount Best Performances
The Grey Gatsby Kevin Ryan 2,728,203 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
Ribchester Richard Fahey 2,641,499 Queen Anne Stakes G1, Lockinge Stakes G1, Prix Jacques le Marois G1, Prix du Moulin G1, Mill Reef Stakes G2, Jersey Stakes G3, 2nd.Queen Elizabeth II Stakes G1 (twice), Sussex Stakes G1, Gimcrack Stakes G2, 3rd.2,000 Guineas G1, Sussex Stakes G1, Dubai Turf G1
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.
Laurens Karl Burke 1,765,488 Prix de Diane G1, Prix Saint-Alary G1, Fillies' Mile G1, Sun Chariot Stakes G1, Matron Stakes G1, Prix Rothschild G1, May Hill Stakes G2, 2nd.1,000 Guineas G1, Lockinge Stakes G1, City Of York Stakes G2, Prix du Calvados G3
Lord Glitters David O'Meara 1,429,484 Queen Anne Stakes G1, Strensall Stakes G3, Balmoral Handicap, 2nd.Queen Anne Stakes G1, Summer Mile G2, Ben Marshall Stakes L, Lincoln Handicap, 3rd.Dubai Turf G1, Sussex Stakes G1
Suedois David O'Meara 1,373,293 Shadwell Turf Mile G1, Boomerang Stakes G2, 2nd.July Cup G1, Duke Of York Stakes G2,Lennox Stakes G2, Supreme Stakes G3, John of Gaunt Stakes G3, Aliyah Hcap, 3rd.Sprint Cup Stakes G1, Prix de la Foret G1, Shadwell Turf Mile G1, Greenlands Stakes G2, Lennox Stakes G2, Summer Mile G2, City Of York Stakes G3, 4th.Breeder's Cup Mile G1
Mondialiste David O'Meara 1,188,218 Arlington Million G1, Woodbine Mile G1, Strensall Stakes G3, Pomfret S L, 2nd.Breeders' Cup Mile G1, York Stakes G2 (twice), Lincoln Handicap, 3rd.Earl Of Sefton Stakes G3 etc.
Brando Kevin Ryan 1,012,425 Prix Maurice de Gheest G1, Abernant Stakes G3 (x2), The Sprint Stakes G3, Ayr Gold Cup, 2nd.Sprint Cup Stakes G1, Prix Maurice de Gheest G1, July Cup G1, Duke of York Stakes G2, Sapphire Stakes G2, Wokingham Handicap, 3rd.July Cup G1, British Champions Sprint Stakes G1 etc.
Shakespearean Mark Johnston 1,001,241 Goffs Million Mile, Solario Stakes G3, 3rd.Superlative Stakes G3
Dee Ex Bee Mark Johnston 907,825 Henry II Stakes G3, Sagaro Stakes G3, 2nd.Epsom Derby G1, Ascot Gold Cup G1, Goodwood Cup G1, Lonsdale Cup G2, Gordon Stakes G3, Chester Vase G3, Zetland Stakes L, 3rd.Prix du Cadran G1, Grosser Preis von Bayern G1, Grand Prix de Pari G1, 4th.St.Leger G1
30/03/2020 The sad death was announced today of another Yorkshire Racing Legend, namely Peter Beaumont, the former Brandsby trainer. Best known as the trainer of the 1993 Cheltenham Gold Cup Winner (who was second the following year and also won the Irish Hennessy Gold Cup three times - and was second once - and the Peter Marsh Chase twice and was second in the Irish Grand National), he also trained Young Kenny (Scottish Grand National, Tote Becher Chase), Hussard Collonges (RSA Chase), Niki Dee (2nd.Cathcart Challenge Cup Chase, 3rd Grand National), Hunters Tweed (Ladbroke Trophy Chase), Bobby Grant (Tommy Whittle Chase, twice) and J-J Henry (John Hughes/Topham Chase), the later making his daughter Andrea the first women to ride a winner over Aintree's National fences.
14/03/2020 Brian Ellison's Sam's Adventure triumphs in the 25,024 1834 Novices' Handicap Chase at Uttoxeter off bottom weight. More NH action at Newcastle where Jedd O'Keeffe, Sue Smith and Brian Ellison all have wins. On the level at Wolverhampton there are wins for Michael Herrington, Lawrence Mullaney, Julie Camacho (Lorton in the 10,397 EBF Fillies' Handicap) and James Bethell. Two stalwarts of Middleham racing have passed away recently ; Betty Duxbury, of Carlton, owner primarily with Sally Hall but also with Ann Duffield, Chris Thornton, Chris Fairhurst and Tim Easterby passed away on the 2nd at the age of 90. Also former Middleham trainer Kate Walton has died at the age of 60, having retired in 2009 to hand over to Simon West, she trained over 70 winners and her best horse was probably Dark Ben.
13/03/2020 Cheltenham no runners = no return. Mark Johnston has a winner at Lingfield whilst Antony Brittain (cracking season so far!) , Richard Fahey and Karl Burke all score at Southwell.
12/03/2020 Crikey, Philip Kirby's Rayna's World is an odds-defying third in the Daylesford Mares' Novices' Hurdle Gd2 at Cheltenham today, after the drought we'll take that ! John Quinn had a winner at Chelmsford.
11/03/2020 Generally you have to have runners to have winners, so no joy for Yorkshire on Cheltenham Day 2. Richard Fahey scores at Kempton and Ruth Carr at Lingfield.
10/03/2020 Cheltenham Day One, and even Lady Buttons can't give up anything to cheer about, it could be a long week. David Griffiths has a winner at Wolverhampton and Sue Smith at Sedgefield, whilst evening racing at Newcastle yields success for Les Eyre, Micky Hammond and Ruth Carr.
07/03/2020 Imperial Cup day cancelled (well OK, the day wasn't cancelled, just the meeting!) , so a fairly quiet pre-Cheltenham Saturday. Wolverhampton sees winners for Richard Fahey and Michael Herrington , Mark Johnston's Smile A Mile is second in the 31,125 Lincoln Trial Handicap and stablemate Marie's Diamond is third in the Lady Wulfruna Stakes L. Evening racing at Chelmsford sees a win for Mark Johnston's Mildenberger in the 12,938 Tote Conditions Stakes.
29/02/2020 Good day at Kelso with Ruth Jefferson's Clondaw Caitlin landing the Wm Hill Premier Novices' Hurdle Gd2, by five lengths, making it four in a row. Next up Brian Ellison's Definitly Red greatly enchances his Grand National claims with a fourteen length romp in the 28,475 Wm Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Premier Chase L. Ben Haslam had also registered a winner earlier on the card. Ellison doubles up at Doncaster where David O'Meara also has a winner. On the level David Griffiths and Bryan Smart have wins at Southwell and Mark Johnston at Lingfield. Big day at Riyadh, David O'Meara's Suedois picks up useful pocket money when fifth in the stc 1351 Cup
22/02/2020 The tulips are starting to appear, and it's still light(ish) at 17:30 .... must be getting close to the start of the flat season, but we haven't reached Cheltenham yet. Nevertheless Yorkshire's first flat black-type win of the season came at Lingfield today when Karl Burke's Hareem Queen took the Hever Sprint Stakes L with David O'Meara's Watchable back in third. Evening racing saw Richard Fahey's Furzig land the 12,291 New Tote Handicap at Chelmsford. Finally a shout out to Antony Brittain who scored a treble at Wolverhampton last night, with Michael Herrington and Roger Fell also scoring.
01/02/2020 No Grade Two winner this weekend, however one of Yorkshire's star in that respect, Sue Smith's Midnight Shadow, did put up a good performance at Sandown to be second in the Scilly Isles Novices' Chase Gd1. At Musselburgh John Quinn's Ashington was a beaten favourite when second in the 21,896 Scottish County Hurdle Handicap whilst Ruth Jefferson provided the sole local winner at Wetherby.
25/01/2020 Another weekend, and another Yorkshire trained Grade 2 winner, this time the wonder mare that is Lady Buttons lands the Owlerton Mares' Hurdle Gd2 at Doncaster for Philip Kirkby, who also had a reasonable day at Cheltenham with Top Ville Been third in the Cotswold Chase G2, and En Meme Temps likewise third in the 17,204 Steel Plate & Sections Handicap Hurdle. David O'Meara provided Yorkshire's sole flat winner at Lingfield.
18/01/2020 OK, so we may not have reached the heights of the mid seventies and early eighties, Michael Dickinson, Peter Easterby and Neville Crump but this has to be one of the better National Hunt seasons of recent years for Yorkshire trainers. Today at Haydock Sue Smith gained her second Grade Two of the (calendar) year when Vintage Clouds took the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase Gd2, with Brian Ellison's Definitly Red back in second, for good measure Sue Smith also took the last. Earlier Smith's Joke Dancer was third in the Patrick Coyne Memorial Altcar Novices' Chase Gd2, whilst Micky Hammond's Cornerstone Lad was third in the Champion Hurdle Trial Hurdle Gd2. David O'Meara had a winner at Lingfield and Philip Makin scored at Chelmsford.
16/01/2020 Suedois, trained by David O'Meara, made his Dubai sojourn profitable today when landing the closing 78,947 Aliyah Handicap on the turf at Meydan, adding to his already not inconsiderable bank balance. At no doubt equally balmy Market Rasen there was a double for a resurgent Micky Hammond whilst Philip Kirby, Nigel Tinkler and Antony Brittain all struck on the all-weather at Newcastle.
02/01/2020 David O'Meara's money-spinning Suedois runs well enough at Meydan today when third in the Meydan Challenge Sponsored By Emirates NBD Asset Management Handicap L. Time for the 'Top 10' list again when I have time. More mundane fayre domestically with a sole winner courtesy of Richard Fahey at Lingfield.
01/01/2020 Boom, New Year, first Graded race of the year, Yorkshire winner; congratulations to Sue Smith and connections as Midnight Shadow lands the Dipper Novices' Chase Gd2 at Cheltenham,. to add to his two earlier Grade 2 hurdling victories. Brian Ellison and Sam England strike at Catterick whilst Karl Burke lands a double at Southwell where Richard Fahey also has a win.

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