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An incredible week for Paul Nicholls as he sails past the half century of winners for the season

Despite a soggy end to the week at Sandown on Sunday, two winners before the meeting was abandoned after three races, saw Paul Nicholls accrue thirteen winners in just seven days. The twelve time Champion Trainer is just three titles away from matching Martin Pipe’s record of fifteen.

Jump season opener at Sandown abandoned after just three races amid safety concerns

Today’s card at Sandown has been abandoned after an inspection determined that there were issues with access for vetinary and medical vehicles in some parts of the course. Despite passing an inspection earlier in the day, a further 25mm of rain prompted a further inspection after the third race. Despite several hurdles and fences being deemed unsafe to jump, racing… Read More »Jump season opener at Sandown abandoned after just three races amid safety concerns

William Haggas bids to become the first trainer to win back-to-back Rockingham Stakes at York today

With two geldings in the race today, William Haggas is going all-out to be the first back-to-back winning trainer of the Listed Rockingham Stakes, in the 2.05 at York today. The Rockingham Stakes is a tough one to win. Just a quick glance down the honours board for the race reveals that no trainer, or jockey for that matter, has… Read More »William Haggas bids to become the first trainer to win back-to-back Rockingham Stakes at York today

Oisin James Orr times his run on Midnight Mile to perfection to win the Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket

Midnight Mile came from the back of the field to pip Lose Yourself by a head on the line in the 2.25 on the Rowley Mile. The fillies race proved at least as exciting as the meeting opener. Lose Yourself looked for a good while like she would see out the race but the Richard Fahey filly had other ideas.… Read More »Oisin James Orr times his run on Midnight Mile to perfection to win the Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket

A bumper weekend of great juvenile action kicks off with victory for Rumstar in the Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket

It’s a great weekend of action for the juvenile division, the feature of which will be Saturday’s Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. The action got underway at Newmarket with success for trainer Johnathan Portman in the 1:50 at on the Rowley Mile, as Rumstar pulled off a convincing win off an SP of 9-1. This had the look of a… Read More »A bumper weekend of great juvenile action kicks off with victory for Rumstar in the Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket

Laurel continues her improvement in Group 1 company at Newmarket

On the back of two novice wins over a mile, the John and Thady Gosden trained 3-year-old filly, Laurel, made an impressive step forward in finishing runner-up to Fonteyn in Grade 1 company for the first time at Newmarket today. Following up on a dominant display at Kempton Park 10 days ago, in only her third race, the bay filly… Read More »Laurel continues her improvement in Group 1 company at Newmarket

Equador dream of glory in Qatar – Paul Blake discusses Ecuador’s past experiences with World Cup qualification and looks forward to Qatar 2022.

In 2001, When Ecuador coach Hernán Darío Gómez was shot in the thigh by the bodyguard of Joselo Rodriguez, president of the second division Santa Rita soccer club, the relationship between football and political intervention in Ecuadorian sport had reached a significantly low point. Fortunately Gomez’ shooting did not prove fatal. Allegedly, the attack was directly linked to the exclusion… Read More »Equador dream of glory in Qatar – Paul Blake discusses Ecuador’s past experiences with World Cup qualification and looks forward to Qatar 2022.

Adam Farragher, the young apprentice jockey, ‘rated highly’ by William Haggas

As Thunder Legend passes the post an impressive 5 1/2 lengths ahead of his nearest rival, the shutter on my camera fires a dozen times and I have my photo. For 22-year-old apprentice jockey, Adam Farragher, today’s winner is a welcome tonic. In the 4.54 at Newmarket, on the 26th August, Farragher’s nightmare summer has come to an end. He… Read More »Adam Farragher, the young apprentice jockey, ‘rated highly’ by William Haggas