The IJF and PJA statement added: "Liam will forever be remembered for winning the Grand National in 2009 on the 100/1 shot Mon Mome, trained by Venetia Williams. He was a gifted horseman, valued by racehorse trainers for both this and his communication skills. … [Read more...] about Racing professionals assured mental health support is available after Liam Treadwell tragedy
She went on to land a second major success on the same horse, who was trained by her stepfather Nick Williams, in the Betway Bowl at Aintree in April 2017. In 2018, Kelly claimed her first Cheltenham Festival winner with Coo Star Sivola in the Ultima Handicap Chase and enjoyed a second winner there in 2019 on Siruh Du Lac in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase. Her other big-race successes in 11 years as a rider included three on Agrapart – in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury, the Relkeel and the Cleeve at Cheltenham. … [Read more...] about Record-breaking jump jockey Lizzie Kelly announces her retirement
“Aintree might well suit him or Punchestown might be his course because he’s more likely to get soft ground there,” Lee said. “I wouldn’t be nailed on to the Ryanair [at Cheltenham, for which Top Gamble is a 25-1 chance] because I’m not mad about taking on Mr Mullins. It’s different for me, I’ve only got one or two flagship horses like this and I’ve got to be careful where I send them.” … [Read more...] about Lizzie Kelly says ‘I’m a warrior on big occasions’ after Newbury triumph
McDonald left a deep impression on many British punters this year, when he made the most of an opportunity to replace William Buick in Godolphin’s team of riders after the jockey was banned for 30 days after an incident at Chantilly in June. McDonald, who was already in Britain on a working holiday, extended his stay to the end of July and finished the month with 18 winners from 78 rides, a strike-rate of 23%. … [Read more...] about Godolphin jockey James McDonald at centre of potential betting scandal
50) “I am military. If I give someone an order, he has to take my order. We do it like this. I’m not going to listen to a trainer giving me an order. If I tell you that you have to run in this race, you have to run. I won’t take excuses.” … [Read more...] about Horse racing quiz of the year 2016: Win a £50 bet!