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Be Wiser All Weather Championship Blog By Simon Mapletoft

Be Wiser All Weather Championship Blog By Simon Mapletoft

I’m Simon Mapletoft, television’s All-Weather racing expert, and I’m delighted to have teamed up with Be Wiser, official partner of the All-Weather Championships, to share my views on the latest action in an exclusive weekly blog.

Now the Championships are underway, I’ll be updating you on the latest news and developments as top owners, trainers, jockeys and horses battle it out for places in the £1 million All-Weather Championships Finals on Good Friday.

Caption: Globetrotting jockey Oisin Murphy with rejuvenated Hamelin at Newcastle.
Monday 20th February 2017

It’s been a busy winter for young jockey OISIN MURPHY, whose stint in Hong Kong was followed by two big handicap wins at Newcastle last week. He got Suzi’s Connoisseur home in a £50,000 contest before steering the rejuvenated Hamelin to success over a mile and a half on Friday.


Globetrotting young jockey David Parkes is among the winners.
Monday 13th February 2017

Winter Derby Trial winner DECORATED KNIGHT may miss the Group Three showcase on 25th February to race in Dubai's valuable Jebel Hatta.


Reigning champion jockey Luke Morris discusses another winner at Newcastle with happy owners.
Monday 6th February 2017

Reigning champion jockey LUKE MORRIS has been in good form since the turn of the year and refuses to concede his title to run-away leader Adam Kirby, who began the week 21 clear of his Newmarket based rival.


Edmunds A Star In The Making
Tuesday 31st January 2017

Teenager LEWIS EDMUNDS is living the dream after making a remarkable start to his fledgling career as a Flat jockey.


Antiquarium Books Marathon Final Place
Monday 23rd January 2017

The powerful Godolphin operation, owned by Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed, has been in dominant form in this winter’s Fast Track Qualifiers with five wins already, and the latest, ANTIQUARIUM, could be all the rage for the two-mile Marathon Final come Good Friday.


Jockey Robert Winston and trainer Michael Herrington with bargain buy Doc Sportello.
Monday 16th January 2017

He only trains a few cheap horses, but Thirsk based MICHAEL HERRINGTON is dreaming of the big time after springing a fairytale result in last week’s big race at Newcastle – a qualifier for the £150,000 Sprint Final on All-Weather Championships Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday


David O’Meara, the leading trainer in the All-Weather Championships.
Monday 9th January 2017

The new £12 million Tapeta racetrack at NEWCASTLE, which opened in May last year, stages its third and final Fast Track Qualifier of the season on Thursday when a high class field prepares to go to post in pursuit of a guaranteed place in Good Friday’s Sprint Final.


Varian French Raid Pays Dividends
Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Newmarket trainer Roger Varian's decision to send his well bred filly REALTRA to France for a Listed race over Christmas certainly paid dividends.


History maker General Tufto.
Wednesday 28th December 2016

GENERAL TUFTO, the veteran racehorse who made an unprecedented 100th career appearance at Southwell a winning one just before Christmas, will be back on the Fibresand on New Year’s Day.


Battalion Marches On In Saturday Feature
Monday 19th December 2016

A change of scenery appears to have revitalised the six-year-old BATTALION, who blazed home in Saturday’s feature race, the Listed Quebec Stakes at Lingfield Park, under young Willie Carson – grandson of the great champion jockey of the same name.


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