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
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.
Newmarket trainer Roger Varian's decision to send his well bred filly REALTRA to France for a Listed race over Christmas certainly paid dividends.
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.
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.
Yorkshire trainer David O’Meara had two reasons to celebrate at Wolverhampton on Saturday night. The Irishman achieved his 100th success of the year in completing a treble that took him to the top of the Trainers’ Championship.
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.