18 Aug 2018

Visit Mick Channon Website At HTD

Mick Channon, Horse trainer,
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Since saddling his first runners in 1989 Mick Channon has established himself as one of the most successful in his profession and, after purchasing the historic West Ilsley Stables in 1999, he's been a regular top-six finisher in the British Flat Trainers' Championship.
He purchased his first horse, Cathy Jane, when he was at the height of his career as a professional footballer and the Bill Wightman trained filly landed the Brown Jack Stakes at Ascot in 1973.
It was the start of something Mick himself had no idea would escalate into one of the most highly-polished and successful training operations in the country.
Once football finished with Mick, his brother Philip and several of his close friends suggested he'd better "Get off his arse and stop feeling sorry for himself" and work out what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. Having spent nearly twenty years as an owner-breeder, his hobby seemed to be the most logical option for his second professional career. So, after a struggle to secure a licence whilst Assisting John Baker in Devon and Ken Cunningham Brown in Hampshire, he eventually struck out alone with just ten horses in Lambourn in 1989. 
Mick is the first to admit that we all need a touch of luck and after only five years in the game one horse, in particular, provided a springboard to success. Piccolo took the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York in 1994, before going on to win the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot the following year.
The likes of the brilliant, but ill-fated Bint Allayl proved that Piccolo's exploits were no fluke and soon, the Lambourn operation grew to such an extent that it was time to move on. The opportunity to move to West Ilsley was fortuitous, but again fate granted a window of opportunity and from the famous old yard Mick cemented his reputation as a talented handler of juvenile fillies. Queen's Logic, Silca's Sister, Flashy Wings, Silca Chiave, Majestic Roi, Lahaleeb, Music Show and Nayarra have all proved high-class performers with Pattern successes to their names.
That is not to say Mick hasn't been able to reap a rich harvest of success with colts. The talented Tobougg, owned by Sheikh Ahmed, paved the way for other memorable Group 1 performers such as Imperial Dancer and the Jaber Abdullah-owned Zafeen.
In recent years, Youmzain was the stable's flagbearer, performing admirably in the World's premier middle distance events. Twice a winner at the top level, the Sinndar entire became a renowned Group 1 performer, three times finishing runner-up in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, as well as twice coming second in The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot and Epsom's Coronation Cup. Youmzain was simply an inspirational horse. Costing £33,000, his career earnings totalled almost £4 million. As Mick insists, "You always have a chance."
Over half of the West Ilsley training string is represented by two-year-olds every year and Mick continues to unearth promising juveniles season upon season. Indeed, Queen's Logic, Zafeen, Nahoodh, Music Show and Malabar are examples of the top class horses sourced and developed at Hodcott, with hope springing eternal that several of our new team of juveniles can go on to emulate their feats of success at the highest level.
Samitar, bred by our close allies at Norman Court Stud was purchased by Gill Richardson and Mick for thirty-nine thousand guineas and went on to win the Albany at Royal Ascot as a juvenile before going on to achieve the ultimate.
Her victory in the Irish 1,000 Guineas in 2012 saw Mick finally realise his lifetime's ambition - he was a Classic Winner at long last.



Contact details: West Ilsley Stables, West Ilsley, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 7AE

Tel: +44 (0) 1635 281166
Mobile: +44 (0) 7785 258494 


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14 Aug 2018

Visit Andrew Balding's Website At HTD

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Andrew Balding, Park House Stables,
As detailed by Wikipedia: Andrew Matthews Balding (born 29 December 1972) is a racehorse trainer based at Park House Stables, Kingsclere, near Newbury, Berkshire. 

Balding attended Caldicott School a boys preparatory school & Radley College a public school. He became a licensed trainer in January 2003, when he succeeded his father Ian Balding. 

His elder sister is Clare Balding. His maternal grandfather was the trainer Peter Hastings-Bass and his maternal uncle William Hastings-Bass, 17th Earl of Huntingdon, former trainer to Queen Elizabeth II. His maternal grandmother Priscilla Hastings is descended from the Earls of Derby. 

Balding has been married to his wife Anna-Lisa since 15 July 2005. The couple has two sons Jono and Toby, a daughter Flora and a boxer dog Tonto.

Notable horses trained by Andrew Balding include Casual Look, the winner of the Epsom Oaks in 2003. The win led to a very emotional post-race interview with his sister. In 2014, the Baldings' Park House Stables were visited by Irish President Michael D. Higgins as part of his State Visit to the UK. 

Visit Andrew Balding's website here. 

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Contact details: Park House Stables, Kingsclere, Newbury, RG20 5PY
Tel: +44 (0) 1635 298210 
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With our website going ‘live’ we've been amazed by the response with testimonials/feedback from horse trainers, journalists, racing fans & welfare groups amongst those who have a love of everything equine.

What makes our website so impressive is the ease you can navigate 100s of resources with our user-friendly features. Three simple ‘Quick button’ allow access to trainers of both codes, including our latest development the ‘Track’ facility which highlights every racecourse website & twitter link so you need never miss a day’s racing, promotions or news.

Come join the community spirit by exchanging links to your equine-related websites for free. Help support your favourite charities by telling us about their work, appeals & successes promoting racing welfare.  In addition, we have some wonderful deals for advertisers from a cool full page to a tiny chilled-out text link. Be spontaneous, imaginative with our brilliant new concept the Pop-Up Website for cutting-edge promotion.               

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11 Aug 2018

Visit Luca Cumani Website at HTD

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LUCA Cumani is one of British racing’s leading trainers, having enjoyed top-class success all over the world. Cumani has successfully overseen the careers of many great racehorses, achieving multiple Classic triumphs at home and abroad.Born and raised in Italy, racing was in his blood as the son of champion amateur jockey Elena and champion trainer Sergio Cumani. He followed in both of their footsteps emulating first his mother and then his father. He was drawn to England in the mid-1970’s obtaining the position of assistant trainer to Henry Cecil. 

Here Luca began a tie with Newmarket that exists to this day. He acquired the historic Bedford House Stables in 1976 in his own name and a ceaseless supply of winners has been the result. 

There have been a string of high points over the years. Cumani has twice won racing’s most prestigious race – the Derby at Epsom – with Kahyasi victorious in 1988 and High Rise a decade later. Commanche Run had earlier given Cumani a St Leger win, while among other Classic stars to have resided in the yard have been Barathea, Ensconse, Zomaradah and Gossamer. 

There are too many big-race successes to list but notably the Cumani team have tasted global success with brilliant performers such as Falbrav (Hong Kong Cup, Prix D’Ispahan, The Eclipse, The Queen Elizabeth II, Juddmonte International), Starcraft (Prix du Moulin, Queen Elizabeth II) and Alkaased (Japan Cup, Grand Prix de Saint Cloud). The Breeders’ Cup has not gone uncharted, either, with Barathea (Irish 1,000 Guineas, Queen Anne) proving an outstanding winner of the Mile in 1994. 

Cumani has registered important victories at all British racing’s major festivals with the tally of Royal Ascot triumphs now in double figures. Glorious Goodwood and York’s Ebor meeting have proved even better hunting grounds for him. The training operation of Luca and his wife Sara continues to be one of the most respected in European racing – and is likely to remain so for many seasons to come.

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Contact details: Bedford House Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7BX, UK,

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4 Aug 2018

Top 5 British Jockeys of All Time

Henry Cecil & Lester Piggott
To be a successful jockey requires an iron discipline. Only few with a big passion for the sports manage to do so. They have to keep low weight and make their horse run as fast as possible. They also have to follow extreme diets before a big race.

Horse racing has always been a popular sport in the UK with a history that dates back to many centuries. It is considered as the second largest spectator sport in Great Britian. The Royal Ascot, the Grand National and the Cheltenham Festival are some of the big horse races in the UK.

With the coming month of March, Britian will see the arrival of a great Cheltenham Festival once again. It was revealed this January that 38 entries will be competing for the Gold Cup, which is the most famous race at the Cheltenham Festival. Already there is a great debate going on whether Sizing John will win the Gold Cup or whether Might Bite or Samcro will snatch the cup from the last year's winner. It would be difficult to say with any certainty about the winning prospects of any horse but it is sure to be a great race.

If you are a punter and your enthusiasm for the race is much more than an ordinary person, then the offers at Freebets might interest you. Here you will find everything about Cheltenham betting related so that it be your one-stop shop for the festival. From the finest free bets to great tips and enhanced odds, Freebets can give you all of that here. Whether it is the Supreme Novices' Hurdle or the Stayers Hurdle or the very famous Gold Cup, you will get the odds on all the races of the Cheltenham Festival.

As a punter, you should know that if your horse falls on the racing day you can avail from the money back offer of many bookmakers so that you won't lose your money in vain. While others are giving the Best Odds Guaranteed offer which means that if you take a price and the SP (Starting Price) is bigger, then you will get the pay at the bigger odds. For becoming a smart punter, you should look at all the offers that major bookmakers like Coral, Paddy Power, Betfair and Ladbrokes are offering, so that you can choose the best that suits your needs.

Below are the top 5 british jockeys of all time:

Lester Piggot:

The British jockey Lester Piggot began horse racing at the age of just ten years and winning his first race at 12 years of age. Horse racing was in his blood as both his father and grandfather were brilliant jockeys. During his incredible career, he claimed 4,493 wins making him one of the best jockeys of all time.

He was nicknamed as The Long Fellow because he was very tall for a jockey. He struggled to keep his weight down because of his height. He was the Champion Jockey who started a new style of race riding that was adopted by many all over the world.

Ryan Moore

The name of Ryan Moore in the list of best jockeys is a more recent entry. His father Gary L Moore was also a successful trainer and a jump jockey. His first wins came when he was 16, the time when he was starting to take up racing as a career. Though his mother believed that he might not make it in racing and had much better complete his studies. Ryan Moore however managed to include himself among the best jockeys winning the Champion Jockey for three times along with Champion Apprentice for one time.

Willie Carson:

Willie Carson was born in Stirling, Scotland in 1942. Mostly known as Willie, he won the British Champion Jockey five times. Not only that, he managed to win 17 British Classic Races along with passing the 100 winners in a season for an incredible 23 times. All that adds up to a stunning 3,828 wins that makes him one of the best jockeys of Great Britain.
He was apprenticed to Captain Gerald Arsmstrong in Yorkshire to know about the basics of his trade. His first victory came when he was just twenty years of age in 1962.

Walter Swinburn

Walter Swinburn also came from a horse racing background. He was born in Oxford and his father Wally Swinburn was the first Irish jockey ever who claimed 100 wins in a season.
He was nicknamed as the Choirboy. He continued his career for more than two decades. In the 1981 Epsom Derby, he rode his superstar horse Shergar and won the race by a record breaking ten lengths.

Brough Scott

Brough Scott is the grandson of 'Galloper Jack' Seeley, the war hero of the World War-I. Besides a great jockey, he is also known as a horse racing journalist and a television presenter. He has worked for both Channel 4 and ITV.
Brough Scott has the distinction of riding more than 100 winners which also include the Imperial Cup and the Mandarin Handicap Chase.


8 Jul 2018

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Horse Trainer Directory is a free resource featuring a comprehensive list of Horse Trainer Websites, Blogs, Twitter & Facebook Pages for National Hunt & Flat Racing. Take advantage of this primary source of data by clicking our ‘Quick Buttons’ to detail all the latest news. You will not find this information anywhere else. Why listen to the whispers when this comes straight from the horse’s mouth?

With our website going ‘live,’ we've been amazed by the response with testimonials/feedback from horse trainers, journalists, racing fans & welfare groups among those who have a love of everything equine.

What makes our website so impressive is the ease you can navigate 100s of resources with our user-friendly features. Three simple ‘Quick button’ allow access to trainers of both codes, including our latest development the ‘Track’ facility which highlights every racecourse website & twitter link so you need never miss a day’s racing, promotions or news.

Join the community spirit by exchanging links to your equine-related websites for free. Help support your favourite charities by telling us about their work, appeals & successes promoting racing welfare.  In addition, we have some wonderful deals for advertisers from a cool full page to a tiny chilled-out text link.               

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22 Jun 2018

Who will be the top trainer at Royal Ascot?


Who will be the top trainer at Royal Ascot?
At Cheltenham, it was the Nicky Henderson show as usual, while Gordon Elliot edged to glory by the narrowest of margins at the Grand National. Now, the drama moves to Ascot, for one of the most exclusive events in the flat racing calendar.

Here before we know it

It seems strange that there was so much anticipation for the Cheltenham Festival and we were discussing it weeks in advance, while Royal Ascot is on us before we know it. In part, the lower profile this year is inevitable with all the sporting focus being on the FIFA World Cup 2018, both in terms of the media in general and, of course, the bookmakers who love the football almost as much as the horse racing.

There is also the fact that once the flat racing season has started, it seems to be one race meet after another, and there is barely chance to catch our breath. However, for the trainers, Ascot is the place to really make a name for yourself. Where else can you know with absolute certainty that victory will make you the main topic of conversation when tea and sandwiches are ordered at Buckingham Palace later that evening? Let’s see who stands the best chance of being remembered in high places this year.

Aidan O’Brien

O’Brien is to Ascot what Henderson is to Cheltenham, and he aims to keep things that way in 2018. The bookmakers have him odds on favourite to be top of the pile for the fourth year in succession.

O’Brien has a host of great horses that will be out to scoop the trophies for him, including Order of St George, who came so close to winning the Gold Cup last year and is again favourite. There’s also Sioux in the Commonwealth Cup on Thursday, Rhododendron in the Queen Anne Stakes, Gustav Klimt in the St James’s Palace Stakes and Merchant Navy in the Diamond Jubilee, to name but a handful.

O’Brien is clearly the man to beat. But does anyone else have the firepower to challenge him?

John Gosden

According to the bookmakers, if anyone can knock O’Brien off his perch, it is Gosden. If last year’s Cartier Horse of the Year Enable was coming to Ascot, the bookmakers would be offering even shorter odds than the current 4/1, but she is still working her way back from injury and has her sights set firmly on defending the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in October.

Nevertheless, his Cracksman is looking in great form and will take some beating in the Prince of Wales stakes, while many are very taken with Stradivarius in the Gold Cup. With Stream of Stars highly fancied to take the Queens Vase and Without Parole the new favourite for the St James’s Palace Stakes, it will only take one or two upsets and Gosden could easily come out on top.

Charlie Appleby

Charlie Appleby has had a great start to the season. And while his Derby winner Maser will not be at Ascot, he has other contenders that could make him an outside shot for the top trainer award. Keep a look our for Wild Illusion in the Ribblesdale Stakes and Blue Point in the Kings Stand Stakes. Meanwhile Hawkbill and Cross Counter are both well capable of pulling off a surprise in the Prince of Wales Stakes and the Queen’s Vase respectively. At 10/1, these are two horses that are well worth considering if you are looking for a left-field choice. And at 9/1, you could say the same for their trainer’s outside shot at finishing top at Ascot.