A bit of a stir was caused on Tuesday 2nd August as the ‘blueprint’ was released for the upcoming spring racing season in Australia. The first round of nominations saw 186 names shortlisted for the 2022 Melbourne Cup, 169 for the Caulfield Cup, and a further 135 for the W.S Cox Plate. The announcement signifies […]
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By Andrew Atkinson EXCLUSIVE Legendary jockey Lester Piggott’s death at the age of 86 has reminisced memories for Gary Gibson-Lennon, who was tutored by Piggott in Newmarket. “Goodbye Lester, you was the greatest jockey in history of racing. God bless you and Rest In Peace. Love always,” Gary told me. Gary, famed for his John […]
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Quote: ‘Most of all he is a pleasure to own. I’m so glad I found Bertie – and Bertie found me’ – Annabelle Burne By Andrew Atkinson Former racehorse Erniesmilkcart – Ernie – trained by Mick Easterby is still hitting the headlines. A gelding by Swiss Spirit out of Kibenga, he is a half brother […]
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By Andrew Atkinson Margot Scudamore, daughter of jump jockey Tom, who wrote a letter to PM Boris Johnson to move the 2021 Cheltenham Festival a week – so she could watch him on TV – fell at the first fence, with schools returning on March 8, amid the coronavirus lockdown. Margot, 14, who has ridden […]
Christmas was offering a ray of hope to so many people this year and for that to be snuffed out is heartbreaking and cruel – trainer Nick Alexander By Andrew Atkinson With racing returning back to behind closed doors – after a brief reprieve amid the coronavirus situation – trainer Nick Alexander said a sense […]