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25/02/2024 After a quiet period things really kicked off today. At Newcastle Brian Ellison's Anglers Crag made it four in a row since switching to Ellison from David Pipe when landing the 41,624 Eider Handicap Chase by a neck. Ben Haslam had a winner later on the card and Karl Burke struck at Southwell. Evening racing saw a winner apiece for Charlie Johnston and Liam Bailey at Chelmsford. The real excitement however happened in Saudi Arabia where Richard Fahey's Spirit Dancer landed another valuable victory when taking the 944,882 Howden Neom Turf Cup G2 by a length. This pushes Spirit Dancer's lifetime earnings to just over 1.7m, meaning he enters the 'Yorkshire Millionaire's List' with a bullet .....Highfield Princess needs to get a move on !
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.
Lord Glitters David O'Meara 2,161,776 Queen Anne Stakes G1, Jebel Hatta G1, Singspiel Stakes G2 (x2), Strensall Stakes G3, Bahrain International Trophy G3, Balmoral Handicap, 2nd.Queen Anne Stakes G1, Summer Mile G2, Strensall Stakes G3, Ben Marshall Stakes L, Lincoln Handicap, 3rd.Dubai Turf G1, Sussex Stakes G1 etc.
Highfield Princess John Quinn 1,852,945 Flying Five Stakes G1, Prix de l'Abbaye G1, Nunthorpe Stakes G1, Prix Maurice de Gheest G1, Duke Of York Stakes G2, King George Stakes G2, Queen Charlotte Fillies' Stakes L, All-Weather Fillies' And Mares' Championships Conditions Stakes, Buckingham Palace Handicap, 2nd.Nunthorpe Stakes G1, King's Stand Stakes G1, City of York Stakes G2, Duke Og York Stakes G2, 3rd.Oak Tree Stakes G3, October Stakes L, 3rd.Jubilee Stakes G1
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
Spirit Dancer Richard Fahey 1,707,530 Howden NeomTurf Cup G2, Bahrain International Trophy G2, Strensall Stakes G3, William Hill Epic Boost Racing League Race 21 Handicap (Racing League), 2nd.Sky Bet Finale Handicap, 4th.Jebel Hatta 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 1,145,495 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
04/02/2024 The return to form of Dear My Friend continues today at Lingfield when Charlie Johnston's charge lands the Tandridge Stakes L quite handily. Evening racing at Newcastle sees a winner for Bryan Smart.
27/01/2024 A good day at both Donnie and HQ today. At Doncaster the stand out local performance came from Ruth Jefferson's Kerryhill who landed the Albert Bartlett River Don Novices' Hurdle Gd2 by over 7 lengths. In addition Ollie Pears' Max Of Stars was second in the SBK Fillies' Juvenille Hurdle L, Sue Smith's Rich Spirit was a good second in the 15,843 SBK Handicap Hurdle and Peter Niven's Malystic third in the 26,405 SBK Handicap Chase. Meanwhile at Cheltenham Patrick Neville's The Real Whacker put up another strong performance when second in the Cotswold Chase Gd2, staying on well. Newcastle yielded wins for Charlie Johnston, Adrian Nicholls, David & Nicola Barron, Geoff Oldroyd (with the Yapham Mill homebred Pocklington) and Liam Bailey. Yesterday Richard Fahey's Spirit Dancer was a decent fourth in the Jebel Hatta G1 at Meydan. Meanwhile Hedgeholme Stud has recruited a new stallion in the form of Land Force who had 21 first crop winners, covered 130 mares last term and will stand at 2,500.
01/01/2024 A good start to the year for Charlie Johnston with one-time Derby contender Dear My Friend returning to form when landing the 24,300 BetMGM: It's Showtime Handicap at Newcastle by two lengths from Julie Camacho's Symbol Of Light. Karl Burke's Bazball is a decent second in the 24,300 Best Racing Odds Guaranteed At BetMGM Handicap. Micky Hammond also had a good kick-off with a double at Catterick where Brian Ellison also had a winner.

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