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01/08/2020 Three winners at Glorious Goodwood with David O'Meara's top-weighted Summerghand, so often the bridesmaid - most recently in this years Wokingham, finally landing a big one when winning the 46,688 Stewards' Cup Handicap, with Richard Fahey's Brian The Snail back in third. Earlier Mark Johnston's Hochfeld stayed on well to take the 31,125 Summer Handicap, whilst John Quinn took the valuable maiden race. At Newmarket Mark Johnston's Basilicata took the 13,908 Fillies' Nursery Handicap whilst stablemate Vivid Diamond was third in the Further Flight Stakes L. Evening racing at Hamilton saw a double for John Quinn as well as wins for Jedd O'Keeffe, Karl Burke, Adrian Nicholls, Kevin Ryan and Tim Easterby.
31/07/2020 Better today in the heat at Goodwood with David O'Meara's bottom-weighted Prompting taking the 31,125 Golden Mile Handicap and Richard Fahey's Ventura Diamond landing the closing maiden. In the day's feature, the King George Stakes G2, it was only Battaash who prevented a Yorkshire clean-sweep with Kevin Ryan's Glass Slippers second, David Griffiths' Ornate third, John Quinn's Liberty Beach fourth and Karl Burke's Dubai Station fifth. On home soil at Ponty there were wins for Jedd O'Keeffe, Richard Fahey, Mark Johnston, Tim Easterby and John Quinn.
30/07/2020 Again we had to wait until the last race for 'our' Goodwood victory today, but the four and a quarter lenggth success of Nigel Tinkler's Acklam Express in the closing 10,674 Tatler Nursery Handicap marks another notch on Mr.Tinkler's resurgence of recent seasons. Earlier the Mark Johnston duo of Zabeel Champion and Monza City were second in their respective races whilst stablemate Subjectivist was third in the Gordon Stakes G3, having led until the final half a furlong. Brian Ellison had a winner over hurdles at Southwell whilst evening racing at Musselburgh saw wins for Ollie Pears, Paul Midgley, Geoff Harker and Philip Kirby.
29/07/2020 Not as good at Goodwood today, our only victory coming in the last (and least valuable!) race thanks to Richard Fahey's Toro Strike. Earlier Kevin Ryan's Ben Macdui was runner-up in the Molecomb Stakes G3, with Richard Fahey's Internationaldream third. Mark Johnston's Rochester House was a neck second in the 18,675 Unibet You're On Handicap (but not the same 18,675 Unibet You're On Handicap at they ran yesterday, for god's sake show some imagination!) and David O'Meara's Country Carnival was second in the 15,562 Alice Keppel EBF Fillies' Conditions Stakes. At Thirsk there were wins for Richard Fahey, Declan Carroll, Karl Burke and David O'Meara on the late afternoon/evening card.
28/07/2020 Goodwood Day One starts well with a victory for Mark Johnston in the second race, the 18,675 Unibet You're On Handicap, courtesy of Maydanny with stablemate Sky Defender five lengths adrift in second. Richard Fahey's Gorytus is best of the Yorkshire runners in the Vintage Stakes G2, but only fourth. David O'Meara's Escobar is third, with John Quinn's Safe Voyage fourth , in the Lennox Stakes G2. Next up is the day's feature Goodwood Cup G1 in which Stradivarius, for the fourth time in total, beats a Kingsley Park horse into second place in a Group One, this time the gallant victim being Nayef Road; who would now, like Dee Ex Bee, be a dual Group One winner if only ....... David O'Meara's Eagles By Day puts up a good performance to finish fourth. The following race sees Jedd O'Keeffe's bottom-weighted Only Spoofing land the 18,903 Qatar Handicap by a neck, an excellent result for the Brecongill handler. Up at Ayr rhere are wins for Julie Camacho, Kevin Ryan, John Quinn and Richard Fahey.
26/07/2020 Today's best result came at Ascot where Kevin Ryan's Hala Hala Hala was a decent second in the Princess Margaret Stakes G3. York yielded a double for David O'Meara and Kevin Ryan also had a winner whilst Michael Herrington and Richard Fahey each had a winner at Wolverhampton. Sam England and Tim Easterby each had a winner at a presumably somewhat less crowded than normal Cartmel.
25/07/2020 It didn't really work out in the York Stakes G2 today for Elarqam but David O'Meara's Lord Glitters (who's owner Geoff Turnbell died earlier this week) was third. Mark Johnston did have a double however and there were also wins on the Knavesmire for David O'Meara, Richard Fahey (who had three winners yesterday), Adrian Nicholls and Nigel Tinkler (a double yestyerday). At Ascot, Enable aside, Mark Johnston's Cardsharp was third in the 28,012 Moet & Chandon International. Bryan Smart took the opener on Doncaster's evening card, and Kevin Ryan scored later on.
23/07/2020 Mark Johnston's Dark Vision, ever dependable, held on by a neck to land the Pomfret Stakes L at Pontefract this afternoon. Only one race on the card didn't fall to locals thanks to the combined efforts of Richard Fahey, Tom Tate, Paul Midgley, David O'Meara, Tim Easterby and Karl Burke.
21/07/2020 A fairly quiet but a Yorkshire 1-2 in the main race of the day, the EBF Star Stakes L on Sandown's evening card, with Richard Fahey's Fev Rover losing her maiden tag and Mark Johnston's Dubai Fountain second. John Quinn took the opener at Chepstow.
19/07/2020 Another day at York, and another local group winner. This time honours fall to Kevin Ryan's Queen Jo Jo who landed the Summer Fillies' Stakes G3 by a neck. Richard Fahey took the opener with promising debutante Gorytus (Gawd, I remember the first time around ; I've still got the newspaper clipping 'Go-Wrong-Us' somewhere!) and other winners were provided by Karl Burke and Philip Makin. No joy at Newbury, although Kevin Ryan's Tinochio picked up a useful 10,195 for finishing fourth in the 84,966 Weatherbys Super Spint. Sara Ender had a winner at Southwell.
18/07/2020 A good day at York for the locals. David O'Meara landed the John Smith's Silver Cup Stakes G3 with Eagles By Day, who was having his first run for his new trainer after being transferred from Michael Bell's yard, with that reliable yardstick Mark Johnston's Communique back in second, for good measure O'Meara also took the last. No joy in the John Smith's Cup, with Tim Easterby's Dark Jedi the best placed of the Yorkshire runner in the fourth. The next however was the City Walls Stakes L and this went to James Bethell's Moss Gill (part owned by the trainer) in a blanket finish of a short-head, neck and neck. Rather like Nigel Tinkler a couple of days ago this was Bethell's first stakes winner for some time, although in this case just the thirteeen years gap. Less joy at Newbury, however David O'Meara's Makawee was third in the Aphrodite Stakes L, Mark Johnston's Huboor filled the same position in the 15,562 EBF Premier Fillies' Handicap and Julie Camacho's Judicial was fourth in the Hackwood Stakes G3. Over at The Curragh David O'Meara's Gulliver runs a decent second in the Scurry Premier Handicap. Evening racing at Haydock yields wins for Julie Camacho and Paul Midgley.
16/07/2020 Two UK stakes races today, and Yorkshie took both of them. Pride of place goes to Nigel Tinkler's Ubettabelieveit who landed Sandown's National Stakes L (Richard Fahey's McManaman was a good third) giving the trainer a stakes winner, 20 years and 1 day since the admirable Sugarfoot took the Michael Page International Silver Trophy Stakes L. At Hamilton Mark Johnston's Subjectivist took the Glasgow Stakes L, with stablemate Tulip Fields third. Johnston also won the Scottish Stewards' Cup with Meraas and old favourite Masham Star was also a winner to give Kingsley Park a treble. Other Yorkshire winners at Hamilton were provided by Kevin Ryan, Richard Fahey, Mick Easterby and Karen Tutty, indeed 'we' took all the races bar one.
12/07/2020 Mark Johnston's King's Caper, largely unheralded in the UK (indeed unplaced in a handicap last time out, albeit a Royal Ascot one!) was a nose second in the Derby Italiano G2 at Capannelle this afternoon, picking up a useful 119,322 for connections. Slightly closer to home Karl Burke's Dubai Station was third in the Prix de Ris-Orangis G3 at Deauville. Hamilton saw wins for Nigel Tinkler, Brian Ellison, Tony Coyle and Roger Fell whilst Mark Johnston had a double at Lingfield and Brian Ellison had a winner at Bangor.
11/07/2020 Nothing to see here, the Yorkshire run had to come to an end eventually !
10/07/2020 Yesterday York, today the world .... well, Newmarket anyway. An excellent three race run for Middleham at 'HQ' (although arguably that would be the Rowley Mile, not the July Course) today. First up Karl Burke's Dandalla doubles up on her Royal Ascot result by landing the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes G2, with Richard Fahey's Fev Rover an odds-defying head away in second. Next up we have yet another Mark Johnston big race double with Cape Coast (who didn't run at all in 2018 or 2019) landing the 37,350 bet365 Heritage Trophy Handicap and Zabeel Champion landing the surprisingly similiarly named 37,350 bet365 Heritage Handicap. Some imagination on the racename front would be welcome guys.At Musselburgh there are winners for Richard Fahey, Tim Easterby and Mark Johnston. Nigel Tinkler lands a winner early on Bath's evening card.
09/07/2020 When you win two of the biggest Epsom classic trials, but Epsom has already passed; yep, it's a strange year. At York today Mark Johnston's thoroughly admirable Rose Of Kildare took the Musidora Stakes G3 and stablemate Thunderous took the following race, the Dante Stakes G2, with Kevin Ryan's Juan Elcano a decent third. Albeit the fields were probably not as strong as they would have been pre-Epsom, and Thunderous only won by a neck, this was still an excellent performance, and unfortunately Frannie Norton, who rode both winners, got a nine day whip ban for his efforts on Thunderous. David O'Meara's Country Carnival was third in Marygate Fillies' Stakes L and Kevin Ryan and Tim Easterby took the opening two races and Philip Makin, Ben Haslam and David O'Meara took the final three races, so a good day all round. At Newmarket Karl Burke took the opener and there were good placings in the main races with Richard Fahey's Escape Route third in the July Stakes G2, stablemate Exceptional second in the 37,350 bet365 Heritage Handicap and Mark Johnston's Communique second in the Princess of Wales' Stakes G2. Paul Midgley took the opener on Chepstow's evening card.
05/07/2020 Too many seconds today, even Enable was 'only' second. At Sandown it started in the opening Dragon Stakes L which saw Karl Burke's Significantly second with Richard Fahey's Internationaldream third. Next up was the Coral Charge G3 which saw John Quinn's Liberty Beach finish, er, second. In the 18,675 Coral Challenge Handicap Mark Johnston's Dark Vision was, of course, second and Richard Fahey's Gallipoli third. Over at Haydock Mark Johnston's Subjectivist was secondly, naturally, in the 37,350 Bet365 Handicap. The next was the Lancashire Oaks G2 with David O'Meara's Makawee putting up an excellent performance to finish .... second. The hoodoo was broken in the 37,350 Old Newton Cup with Mark Johnston's The Trader finishing ah, third. There were winners at Doncaster for Nigel Tinkler and John Quinn.
04/07/2020 OK, so no runners in the Derby or Oaks, but still quite a good day. The highlight of the day actually came at Naas where Tim Easterby's Art Power continued his progression through the ranks by landing the Lacken Stakes G3 very comfortably. Meanwhile at Epsom Mark Johnston's Mutazawwed was third in the opening Woodcote Stakes, and in the next, the Surrey Stakes L, there was a Yorkshire 1-2 with John Quinn's Safe Voyage coming home ahead of Mark Johnston's Vale of Kent. In the following 15,562 Investec Handicap Mark Johnston's Sky Defender chalked up the win, with David O'Meara's Tinandali third. Mark Johnston's Rose Of Kildare was a reasonable third in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes G3 whilst, after the strangest Derby ever, Roger Fell's Muntadab took the closing Zebra Handicap. Haydock saw wins for Tony Coyle, Mark Johnston and David Barron.
28/06/2020 Kevin Ryan's roll continues with Repartee landing the Carnarvon Stakes L at Windsor this afternoon, Mark Johnston also claiming a win on the card. Tom Tate has a win at Newmarket whilst up at Hamilton there are winners for David O'Meara, Richard Fahey, Roger Fell, Tim Easterby and Mark Johnston.
27/06/2020 Northumberland Plate day, but no joy in that quarter. However, earlier on the card at Newcastle, it's a clean-sweep in the Chipchase Stakes G3 with Julie Camacho's Judicial landing the spoils from Kevin Ryan's duo of Brando and Major Jumbo. Mark Johnston took the Northumberland 'Vase' with Mondain and also took the Novice Stakes. At Newmarket Mark Johnston's Thunderous lost his unbeaten tag when second in the Fairway Stakes L with Karl Burke's Do You Love Me, still a maiden, in third. On home soil at Redcar there are winners for Mark Johnston, David O'Meara, Karen Tutty, Richard Fahey and John Quinn.
22/06/2020 Paul Midgley's Merry Banter was a good third in the Land O'Burns Fillies' Stakes L at Ayr this afternoon, Richard Fahey, John Quinn and David O'Meara had winners on the card. Closer to home at Thirsk there were doubles for Kevin Ryan (one of which was Arrow Of Gold, half to Golden Horn and winning on his debut, albeit as a three year old) and Tim Easterby and winners singular for as Richard Whitaker, Richard Fahey, David O'Meara and Jedd O'Keeffe.
21/06/2020 Mark Johnston managed to smuggle Rose Of Kildare over to Dusseldorf and she ran well enough in the German 1,000 Guineas G2, finishing third, a nose out of second. Johnston had a winner at Kempton whilst at Redcar there were wins for Paul Midgley, Karl Burke, Bryan Smart, Brian Ellison and David O'Meara, and Lynn Siddall had a winner at Wolverhampton.
20/06/2020 Cripes. Yorkshire's first group one of the 'Covid' season comes in Royal Ascot's Diamond Jubilee Stakes G1 courtesy of Hello Youmzain (off the track for 245 days), trained by Kevin Ryan and ridden by Kevin Stott, the Great Dane landing his first Group One win. However to add to their glory the same trainer and jockey teamed up again in the next race, the 48,518 Wokingham Handicap, with Hey Jonesy (who ran here on Tuesday) and promptly won that as well, by a nose from David O'Meara's Summerghand, with the later's stablemate Gulliver back in fourth. The only other Royal Ascot result of note today came earlier on the card with Mark Johnston's Qaader a decent second in the Coventry Stakes G2. Mark Johnston had a double at Newmarket whilst Richard Fahey scored early on Ripon's evening card with later victories for Paul Midgley, Tim Easterby, Chris Fairhurst and Mark Johnston with the later also scoring at Kempton.
19/06/2020 Yorkshire had a good start to Royal Ascot today, providing the first two winners on the card. First up was the 22,642 Palace Of Holyroodhouse Handicap which fell to Tim Easterby's 'talking horse' Art Power who was very impressive, with John Quinn's Keep Busy back in second. Next up was the Albany Stakes G3 which saw an equally impressive performance from Karl Burke's Dandalla who won by six lengths. The main race on the card was the Commonwealth Stakes G1 in which Richard Fahey's Ventura Rebel overcame his 40-1 odds to finish third. Mark Johnston's Elarqam appeared not to stay (or couldn't handle the ground) in the Hardwicke Stakes G2, but stablemate West End Charmer was third in the closing 38,814 Duke of Edinburgh Handicap. Rebecca Bastimam and Mark Johnston had a winner each at Newmarket. Johnston also had a winner on Lingfield's evening card.
18/06/2020 Mark Johnston must love Stradivarius, for the second year in a row the chosen Kingsley House/Park candidate for the Ascot Gold Cup G1 is beaten into second place by the champion. It has to be said that whilst Nayef Road was well beaten by 10 lengths he was also 8 lengths ahead of the next best finisher. The previous race was the Chesham Stakes L which also saw a Johnston second place courtesy of March Law (a half brother to Frankuus), with stablemate Golden Flame back in fourth. James Bethell took the opener on Redcar's evening card and there were more local winners later on provided by Paul Midgley, Richard Fahey, David O'Meara, John Quinn and Ben Haslam.
17/06/2020 Boom, Yorkshire's first winner of the Covid Royal Ascot ; Mark Johnston's Dark Vision staying on strongly to land the 48,518 Royal Hunt Cup with stablemate Vale Of Kent back in fourth. Perhaps more significant for Johnston is that Elarqam's short head second to Lord North now looks a lot better in light of the later's convincing victory in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes G1. Philip Makin's Muker (good Yorkshire name) was looking every inch the winner in the Windsor Castle Stakes L, before being overwhelmed to finish a nevertheless creditable third, only a short head out of second. Mark Johnston's Subjectivist was third in the 38,814 King George V Stakes, whilst there were good fourth places for Kevin Ryan's Juan Elcano (in the Hampton Court Stakes G3) and Mark Johnston's Themaxwecan (in the 22,642 Copper Horse Handicap). Mark Johnston's day was capped with a double in the last two races at Beverley, with the other local winners provided by David O'Meara, Jedd O'Keeffe, Julie Camacho, Nigel Tinkler, Roger Fell and Richard Fahey. Johnston made it four for the day with a winner on Chelmsford's evening card.
16/06/2020 The strangest Royal Ascot ever, Day One. No Yorkshire winners today, but some good performances nevertheless. In the second race Mark Johnston's Marie's Diamond puts up an odds-defying run to be third in the Queen Anne Stakes G1 (I know, they didn't kick-off with the Queen Anne, told you it was strange!). Later on John Quinn's Liberty Beach puts up her usual solid performance to be third in the King's Stand Stakes G1, only a short head out of second. The next is the closest we got to a day one victory when David O'Meara's Agincourt (homebred by Sir Robert Ogden) is a head second in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes G2 whilst Mark Johnston's Summer Moon is third in the closing Ascot Stakes. On home soil at Thirsk there are winners for Mark Johnston, Kevin Ryan (Moonlighting, bred at, but not retained by, Copgrove Stud), Karl Burke, Tim Easterby, Mick Easterby, David O'Meara, Adrian Nicholls and Ben Haslam whilst Karl Burke and Jedd O'Keeffe dead heat (well their runners did) in the seventh race. David O'Meara tops off a good day with a winner on Chelmsford's evening card.
15/06/2020 The Mark Johnston trained West End Girl, who has an entry in the Ribblesdale tomorrow, topped the inaugral Tatts online auction when selling for 420,000 .... luckily my mouse button didn't slip ..... ! A group winning daughter of Golden Horn (and his first ever winner) who was placed in a classic trial last time out she certainly deserved to top the sale and was bought by Cayton Park Stud (ie the former, original, Juddmonte Farm in Wargrave). On the track the local were dominant at Pontefract today with wins for Richard Fahey, Mark Walford, Mark Johnston, David O'Meara, Micky Hammond and Tim Easterby, David O'Meara's Makawee was a decent third in the Pontefract Castle Fillies' Stakes L.
14/06/2020 John Quinn's El Astronaute put up his usual reliable performance when leading home a Yorkshire 1-2-3-4 in the Achilles Stakes L at Doncaster today with Paul Midgley's Tarboosh and Final Venture and Tim Easterby's Copper Knight filing the minor placings. Two races later Mark Johnston's King's Advice was second in the Grand Cup Stakes L. The other local winners at Town Moor were provided by Kevin Ryan, Mark Johnston and Philip Makin with John Quinn also taking the last to make it a double. Mark Johnston had a winner at Goodwood and 'we' drew a blank at Newmarket.
13/06/2020 Still not quite sure about the choice of 'catch up' races (why no heritage handicaps ?!) , but it is what it is, and at least there is racing. Today's best result for Yorkshire came at Sandown where John Quinn's Keep Busy was second in the Scurry Stakes L. Karl Burke annexed the opening two races at Doncaster where Roger Fell also had a winner. Declan Carroll had a winner on Leicester's evening card.
07/06/2020 Hhmm, the 1,000 Guineas G1 wasn't supposed to go like that, but it did. Mark Johnston's Raffle Prize was slow out of the stalls and seemed to flounder in the dip .... Jersey Stakes? The only joy on the Newmarket card was a Mark Johnston 1-2 in the 1m2f handicap. Haydock hosted 'Sandowns' Brigadier Gerard Stakes G3 and that also didn't quite go to script with Mark Johnston's Elarqam leading, then fading, then rallying again to finish a short head second. We did better in Haydock's native races with a 1-2 in the Cecil Frail Stakes L courtesy of John Quinn's Liberty Beach and Kevin Ryan's Queen Jo Jo respectively, and Quinn's Safe Voyage finishing second in the Spring Trophy L. Mark Johnston took the opener at Lingfield.
06/06/2020 It's all hotting up. 2,000 Guineas G1 day today at Newmarket and Kevin Ryan's Juan Elcano ran respectably to finish fifth, only a neck out of fourth. In the Palace House Stakes G3 there were excellent runs from Julie Camacho's Judicial and Kevin Ryan's Major Jumbo who finished second and third respectively. Elsewhere on the card Julie Camacho's Makanah took the opener and Mark Johnston's duo of Blown By Wind and The Trader both struck later on the card. Closer to home at Newcastle Mark Johnston dominated the Sagaro Stakes G3 with a 1-2 finish courtesy of Nayef Road and Mildenberger. Johnston also took the opener and there were also winners for Richard Fahey, Ben Haslam and Bryan Smart and Liam Bailey.
05/06/2020 Things are hotting up, on this the strangest of flat season. The Newmarket 'Guineas' meeting kicked off with the Coronation Cup as it's main day one attraction ..... Anyway, Mark Johnston's admirable Marie's Diamond, last seen out just before lockdown, was a nice winner of the Paradise Stakes L with stablemate Vale Of Kent back in third. Earlier the Abernant Stakes G3 yielded a third for Kevin Ryan's Emaraaty Ana. Down at Lingfield Mark Johnston's West End Girl was third, only beaten a nose out of second, in the Oaks Trial L.
04/06/2020 Our first (flat) Group winner of the (admittedly somewhat bizarre) season at Newcastle this afternoon when Karl Burke's Dubai Station lands the Pavilion Stakes G3 by a neck. Team Burke had already taken the opener with a Cheveley Park filly and David O'Meara and Mark Johnston provided the other Yorkshire trained winners. At Newmarket meanwhile there were winners for Mark Johnston and Les Eyre.
02/06/2020 I'll be back to my normal format of only commenting and reporting on significant events from tomorrow but, for the record, the second day of 'post' (sort of) Covid racing saw a double for Mark Johnston/Joe Fanning at Kempton whilst Johnston also had a winner at Newcastle, as did Tim Easterby, Philip Makin, Karl Burke and Richard Fahey. No runners in Kempton's Classic Trial tomorrow, although two of 'ours' go in the fillies listed contest. North America's winningmost horse (not H)Arrogate has been put down in Lexington at the age of seven following an as yet unknown disease.
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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