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However, he may not be the only Nicholls to leave a legacy in horse racing, with daughter Megan making her own impact on the sport.
He's trained some stars alright! Happy birthday Paul Nicholls ðŸŽ‚ pic.twitter.com/fU2PjpDlOk— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) April 17, 2020
— Racing Post (@RacingPost) September 1, 2019Of course, it may be a long way away, but with sports rightly looking to encourage more women to get involved, she could quickly become someone who inspires women in horse racing and in general. Whether that’s as a jockey, in the media or as a trainer remains to be seen, but there will clearly be options.
8 Oct 2020
Harraton Stud. Laceys Lane. Exning. Suffolk. CB8 7HW
- Enjoy the thrill of ownership without the expense, make new friends, enjoy the day at the races.
- Newmarket Equine Tours Racing Club has 4 quality horses to enjoy throughout the season. Go to the races in style with your owner/trainer race badge, with a fantastic group people.
- This year's horses include:
Gas Money: This bay gelding proved a popular and talented winner in 2019 showing his class with four wins and a class horse.
Thanks for a wonderful club and brilliant days' racing. Fantastic. Fully recommended by Horse Trainer Directory. (Owner, Jason Coote)
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27 Sep 2020
If you look to your left, you will see our selection of Daily Trainer Blogs. It updates automatically and a great way to learn about the latest news from thorough bred horse trainers big and small.
In fact, reading one of the updates inspired this post.
It relates to the exceptional California Chrome, who I'm sure you will know is one of the best race horses to ever set foot on course.
If you are unfamiliar with California Chrome (pictured), take a look at Wikipedia and learn about this amazing horse. It's probably easier to detail which races he didn't win!
Anyway, a very brief review saw this son of Lucky Pulpit race 27 times and achieve 16 win, 4 seconds and 1 third place racing from April 2013 - January 2017. He raced predominantly in the United States, although very much a globe trotter heading to Meydan, United Arab Emirates three times, winning huge prize money along the way.
He won almost £10M in total prize earnings.
He achieved an official rating of 133.
Since 2017, he has been standing at Taylor Made Farm, Kentucky as a stallion. His stud fee is set at $30,000.
Readers may remember he was sent to the UK back in 2015 to contest the Prince Of Wales Stakes (Group 1) but withdrawn as a non runner with a self certificate.
As it happened, former owners of California Chrome, Perry & Denise Martin, are sending one of his progeny to be trained by Rae Guest at Chestnut Tree Stables, Hamilton Road, Newmarket.
California Chrome stayed at the stables on his build-up for the Prince Of Wales Stakes.
The mare, called Berryessa, was trained by Guest back in 2017/18. She was part of a three-horse syndicate Rae Guest and the Martins joined, with Berryessa, one of the three horses.
Berryessa ran 13 times and tasted success twice, runner-up on three occasions.
The 2020 filly is being brought over by the Martins.
Guest said: ''It will be great to see them again.''
Good luck to connections.
21 Sep 2020
🙌🏻 Creative Force stays on well to win the 3.00 at Newmarket for Charlie Appleby and William Buick pic.twitter.com/4zjhD1mSWK— Racing Post (@RacingPost) June 4, 2020
While there is nothing unusual in John Gosden and Aidan O’Brien leading the British Flat trainers’ championship, their annual battle for the most prize money masks other handlers having fine seasons. The usual suspects sit atop the standings, but even in early September there are eight racehorse trainers with more than £1,000,000 in earnings. Who are the best of the rest outside the big two? Let’s take a look.
If the Flat trainers’ championship was awarded on most wins, then Middleham maestro Mark Johnston would be leading the way. He has sent horses out to victory over 100 times yet again from his Yorkshire Dales stables, including Royal Hunt Cup winner Dark Vision during Royal Ascot. Johnston has also had by far the most runners with over 800 going to racecourses right across Britain. The yard has enjoyed a number of Group 3 success thanks to the likes of Sagaro Stakes scorer Nayef Road, Musidora heroine Rose Of Kildare, Acomb victor Gear Up and March Stakes winner Subjectivist. He also won the Group 2 Dante at York with Thunderous.
A Classic winner came out of Andrew Balding’s Park Hill Stables at Highclere earlier in the season when Kameko stormed to 2000 Guineas glory on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket. The way in which this yard started the campaign was impressive with Berlin Tango also winning at Group 3 level on the all-weather at Kempton Park. Dashing Willoughby and recent recruit Spanish Mission have both gained wins in black type races for Flat stayers too. There was success for Queen Elizabeth II at Royal Ascot and the July Festival with Tactical, while Happy Power took the Supreme Stakes at Goodwood.
The association with major racehorse owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid continues to pay dividends for Newmarket handler Roger Varian. He has saddled Fujaira Prince to two big handicap wins in the famous yellow and black spotted silks, including the Ebor at York. Although the Varian yard sadly lost popular grey Defoe this season, there were also big Royal Ascot wins in the Jersey Stakes for Hamdan Al Makotum’s Molatham and the Wolferton Stakes with Mountain Angel. Expect this stable to continue adding to its 80 winners in the autumn.
As Godolphin’s retained trainer in Britain, Charlie Appleby always gets sent good horses. While Pinatubo was the great hope for this season, he has only won one of his four starts and that came over in France. Space Blues has been the undoubted success in the stable after making fine progress. Ghaiyyath has also finally become the finished article, notching a Group 1 hat-trick with wins in the Coronation Cup, Eclipse and Juddmonte International. Exciting juvenile Master Of The Seas also look another top prospect for Appleby and backer Sheikh Mohammed.