Piggott 2,000 Guineas: To mark the 60th anniversary since he claimed his first victory in the 2,000 Guineas aboard Crepello, Lester Piggott has spoken about that momentous year, 1957, during which he claimed no fewer than eight races which now make up the QIPCO British Champions Series. These include the King’s Stand and Gold Cup at Royal Ascot; the Eclipse and the July Cup and Falmouth Stakes. He and Crepello also went on to win the Derby that year and Lester also gave Her Majesty the Queen a first Classic victory when landing the Oaks with Carrozza. Recalling Crepello...Read More
Author: Karen Sargeant
Ryan Moore, winner of both the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas and 1,000 Guineas in 2015, and the 1,000 Guineas again in 2016, stars in this QIPCO British Champions Series video on how to win the famous Newmarket Classics. Using a Jockey Cam on Ryan, as well as a support rider rigged with cameras and a tracking vehicle, he sets off from the start of the QIPCO Guineas course, guiding viewers through how to ride the various sections of the track as he talks to racing presenter, Oli Bell. The video also features the newly introduced ‘Girth Cam’ providing an innovative and...Read More
Nicky Henderson won the Champion Jump Trainer title for a fourth time in his career on Saturday 24th April at Sandown Park Racecourse after a tightly fought battle with defending champion Paul Nicholls. Henderson claimed the championship, which is based on total prize money won through the duration of the season (April to April), after putting enough distance between himself and Nicholls on the final day of the season. For the second year in a row, the Trainers’ Championship has gone down to the wire with Henderson holding a £168,809 advantage over Nicholls by the end of play on Friday...Read More
USA: Nichols Canyon, winner of the G1 Sun Bet Stayers’ Hurdle at The Festival in March for owners Andrea & Graham Wylie, trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Ruby Walsh, is lined up for an American challenge which involves a US$500,000 bonus. The TVV Capital Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge US$500,000 bonus is won if the victor of the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle goes on to land the G1 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle Stakes in the USA on Saturday 13th May, or vice versa within 12 months. In November, 2015, officials from the Iroquois Steeplechase Raceday, staged near Nashville, Tennessee, USA, and...Read More
A race which began with the intention of bringing together some leading hunters from around the country, will attract some top mile handicappers when the historic Thirsk Hunt Cup takes centre stage on Saturday 6th May. For the third week in a row, Thirsk stages a weekend fixture with a meeting backed entirely by Totepool and with the Hunt Cup as the centrepiece. It is more than 150 years since Thirsk race committee took out nationwide adverts hoping to see “Leicestershire or Melton flyers put in an appearance and nor would a Cheshire or Scotch good hunter be unwelcome”....Read More
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