Becky on double duty at Beverley

Our head girl Becky Smith (pictured below) partners both of our runners on the Westwood tomorrow as Almunther and The King’s Steed contest separate divisions of the mile and a quarter handicap for amateur riders. Conditions will be quite testing at the East Yorkshire track but there will be large fields for both races and Almunther faces…

Tyrell set for stable bow at Pontefract

Four year old Teofilo gelding Tyrell, a £24,000 purchase at the sales last month, is one of two runners for us in this afternoon’s 2m1f handicap at Pontefract (4.30). Previously trained by Alan King, Tyrell has already won twice on the Flat and once over hurdles and he’s had a little break since his last run,…

Rocky rules on Kelso debut

Richie McGrath’s latest acquisition, Ey Up Rocky (5/1), wasted little time making an impact as he turned over long odds on favourite Senor Lombardy on his racecourse debut at Kelso this evening. Bred by Guy Reed Racing, the four year old son of Dylan Thomas is a half brother to four winners out of a race…

Hexham specialist Tickenwolf strikes again

Randall Orchard’s seven year old Tikkanen gelding Tickenwolf (5/2) took his course record to three wins from five starts as he recorded a comfortable success in the three mile handicap chase at Hexham this evening under a lovely ride from Henry Brooke. Having already won twice over 2m4f at the Northumberland track, in a maiden hurdle and…

Becky’s Great North Run

As many of our friends will know, our intrepid head girl, amateur jockey and Racing Welfare ambassador Becky Smith was pushing herself that little bit further yet again at the weekend as she took part in Sunday’s Simplyhealth Great North Run. Quick to admit that she’s not the most natural runner and is much more at home on…

Blue Hussar romps to impressive York win

The Howard family’s six year old Montjeu gelding Blue Hussar (12/1) returned from his summer break in sparkling form as he stormed to a decisive three length success in the extended two mile handicap at York’s family raceday this afternoon. Having only his second run over the staying trip, Blue Hussar was given a lovely ride by P J McDonald, keeping close tabs…

Goffs DBS September HIT Sale – Gigginstown trio heading for the Dales!

We’ve been busy at the Doncaster Horses in Training Sale today, spending a total of £60,000 on four new inmates, three of whom have already carried the famous Gigginstown House Stud colours with distinction in Ireland. We’re really excited to welcome eleven year old Grade 1 winning hurdler Dedigout to Middleham. Dedigout (pictured above), who…

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