Horse Trainer Quotes

To pay or not to pay - that is the question. We are talking about the lively topic of horse trainer quotes. Many websites are interested in detailing this valuable commodity of insider information. Horse Trainer Directory: ''Straight from the horse's mouth.'' You may have seen companies such as Trainers Quotes & From The Stables who do a great job in detailing the latest news for the price of subscription. Both services have teamed up with about 20 National Hunt & Flat trainers and they give their thoughts via email etc. There's nothing wrong with learning that juicy bit of info' which makes a good bet. 

But that's where Horse Trainer Directory holds an edge over so many because we have literally 100s of trainer quotes via our trainer websites, blogs & twitter links. It's reason we have a given our readers the ''LIVE'' trainer blog, which details information a matter of moments after the trainer uploads their latest news. To give our readers more value than ever we will be forwarding an increasing number of trainer's quotes on our home page. 

Updated every day, from a much greater source of trainers and all for FREE. The more readers we achieve the more trainer quotes we will give. Help spread the word that Horse Trainer Directory gives free inside information that comes straight from the horse's mouth. 

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Flying Officer wings to impressive staying success

Although he isn’t currently quoted in the ante-post list for the Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup at the royal meeting in June, don’t be surprised if the John Gosden-trained Flying Officer emerges as a potential star long distance performer of the 2014 season, writes Elliot Slater.

The four-year-old has been very lightly raced in the last two seasons and was having only the fourth race of his life when putting up a particularly eye-catching performance at Nottingham’s first fixture of the campaign on April 9, producing a long, raking run under the in-form William Buick, then staying on strongly to beat Earth Amber by half-a-length in the listed Totepool EBF Stallions Barry Hills Further Flight Stakes over a mile-and-three-quarters.

The bare form is not yet good enough to worry the likes of last year’s St Leger winner Leading Light, currently a 4/1 ante-post market leader with bet365 for the centrepiece of Royal Ascot, or The Queen’s filly and defending champion Estimate (5/1), but there are plenty of reasons for thinking that Flying Officer is going places and could well be up to the mark come the middle of June.

The son of Dynaformer is bred to be very smart over staying distances being a full-brother to both 2007 St Leger winner Lucarno, and the 2012 Great Voltigeur Stakes winner Fort Worthy, who also ran fourth in the Epsom Derby behind the top-class Camelot. Everything in his pedigree suggests he should stay really well and Flying Officer’s relaxed racing style gives him every chance of seeing out the marathon trip at Royal Ascot, should connections decide they want to tackle that challenge.

Speaking at Nottingham after the four-year-old had raced off a mark of 100 in beating Earth Amber, there was no doubting the fact that Gosden is expecting his charge to take high rank in the staying class this season. He immediately suggested that a crack at the Group 3 Henry II Stakes at Sandown Park on May 29 could be the next port of call, although here is also the option of tackling the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup at York earlier that month, a race for which the George Strawbridge-owned gelding already has an entry.

Although he has a great record in training St Leger winners, Gosden is far from a regular competitor in the feature Cup staying races, but now appears to have a credible horse to go to war with in that sphere this season. A winner of three of his four starts, Flying Officer’s only defeat came when racing over a mile as a juvenile in a first-time hood – something he wore to his Nottingham victory – but that came behind the subsequent Irish Derby winner Trading Leather when finishing seventh to Jim Bolger’s high-class horse in the Group 3 Autumn Stakes at Newmarket.

Gosden certainly has his whole string in great shape at this early stage of the season and at the time of writing had sent out a sensational five winners from his last 10 runners.

Australian dominance

Horse racing trainer Aiden O’Brien described his horse Australia as “the best we’ve ever had”, which is a very lofty statement when you consider that he has also trained L’Arc and Ascot winner Dylan Thomas and Epsom Derby and 2000 Guineas winner Camelot. So, just how big a season is Australia going to have this year?

By all accounts it is going to be a massive year. The horse is the 9/4 favourite with Paddy Power for the 2000 Guineas and 5/2 favourite with the Irish bookmaker to reign supreme in the Epsom Derby. In less than 12 months’ time this horse could already have reached legendary status.

We caught a glimpse of the horse in Curragh where the colt was part of the Ballydoyle stables training session at the Curragh post-race. As a juvenile, the horse won two of its three starts, the highlight being a six-length victory in a Leapardstown group.

Curragh gave us a glimpse of Australia and that is all we will have until the Guineas; O’Brien does not want to run the horse before Newmarket, as they do not want to race him on bad ground. The horse is “a beautiful mover” and they won’t want to risk injury on poor ground.

The hype surrounding the horse is huge and with O’Brien’s comment this hype has been increased tenfold. For the Ballydoyle trainer to speak so glowingly about Australia then you have to take note. He’s trained dominant horses before and if he believes that Australia has the talent then Australia has the talent.

Of course nothing is set in stone in horse racing and many horses often fail to live up to expectations, but the gut feeling in the racing world is that this horse is going to make it.

Owners: Trainers Directory - British Horse Racing

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Grand National 100/1 Winners

Foinavon 1967 Grand National Winner
On 5th April, 2014, Crabbie's Grand National Chase (Handicap) captures the attention of not just the racing world but the housewife's choice. This annual horse race at Aintree, Liverpool, has a history unequaled in the National Hunt calendar. A steeple chase run over 4m 31/2f with 30 fences to jump. It is popular with people who do not usually watch horse racing or bet. In many ways it is the peoples' race. 

The Grand National is a race that tempts so many to place a bet for the first time, once a year, regulars and professional gamblers who have won and lost a fortune. 

But what are the chances of finding the winner? Whether your selection is chosen by horse's name, racing colours, form, lucky pin or blind faith there is one thing you can say: it could be a big priced winner. 

In 2013 Auroras Encore won at odds of 66/1. This bay gelding trained by Sue Smith (the better half of Harvey Smith) and ridden by Ryan Mania won by nine lengths. 

The previous year was won by Neptunes Collonges at odds of 33/1.

But what are the chances of finding a 100/1 winner?

Let's face it, in most races it wouldn't be possible to win at such incredible odds. But the Grand National is no ordinary race. Imagine placing a bet of £10 to win £1000. Well, in 2009 a number of lucky punters done just that! As they watched with joy as Mon Mome was hailed a 100/1 WINNER. This bay gelding won by twelve lengths. 

But how many horses have won at such huge odds? 

It may surprise you to learn five horses have won at odds of 100/1. 

Let's take a closer look at those who have made racing history.

1928 Tipperary Tim - 100/1sp

Before the race jockey William Dutton heard a friend call: ''Billy boy, you'll only win if all the others fall down.'' To everyone's surprise that's exactly what happened with 41 of the the 42 runners falling during the race. Only two horses completed the course. Dutton made history with the first 100/1 winner.

Just like buses - punters didn't have to wait long for the next.

1929 Gregalach - 100/1sp

Trained by Tom Leader and ridden by Robert Everett this horse beat the favourite in the biggest National of all time featuring 66 runners. Mellery's Belle finished 4th at 200/1.

1947 Caughoo - 100/1sp 

The 101st Grand National was won by this Irish eight-year-old ridden by Eddie Dempsey and trained by Herbert McDowell. Owner John McDowell had bought Caughoo for £50. The first, second & fourth horses where trained in Ireland (Lough Conn; Prince Regent), while the third horse was trained in France (Kami). Fifty-seven horses ran with all returning home safely.

1967 Foinavon - 100/1sp

Not only did this Irish black gelding win the Grand National but had a fence named after him when the rest of the field fell, refused, were hampered or drought down in the melee at the 23rd fence. Foinavon, named after a Scottish mountain, was well behind when a loose horse called Popham Down caused mayhem for the rest of the field. John Buckingham took his mount to the outside of the fence and went on to win. He tried to defend his title the following year but was brought down at the 16th fence.