Hills pays moving tribute as ‘horse of a lifetime’ Battaash is retired

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You are spoilt for choice with our Lambourn trainers

THE Lambourn Valley, situated in the north-east corner of Berkshire, is recognised as one of the major racehorse training centres in the country.

With its superb facilities and wide-ranging gallops covering in excess of 500 acres and with more than 30 trainers to choose from – your racehorse could not be in a better place whether it be a flat or National Hunt horse. Our new website is here to provide the latest information of the day-to-day goings on in Lambourn plus quotations from all the day’s runners from our trainers (when available).

There is also information and contact details for all our trainers; the history of training horses in Lambourn; where to stay; our annual Lambourn Open Day – which is held on Good Friday (April 10th, 2020) and all the latest news.

Danyah wins at Ascot for trainer Owen Burrows. Photo: Steve Davies
Danyah wins at Ascot for trainer Owen Burrows. Photo: Steve Davies

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTED RUNNER

Chives

3:00 Market Rasen

“Chives has won his last two starts and bids for the hat-trick here. He is in good form and will like the trip and ground.”

Nicky Henderson

OUR TRAINERS’ STATISTICS FOR THE CURRENT FLAT & JUMPS SEASONS

GB FLAT Current Season Jan 2021-Dec 2021

TRAINER WINS RUNS STRIKE % PRIZEMONEY
Ed Walker 40 228 18 £873,586
Charles Hills 38 250 15 £561,152
Roger Teal 16 162 10 £406,459
Clive Cox 35 212 17 £357,958
William Muir & Chris Grassick 15 95 16 £323,918
Owen Burrows 13 66 20 £265,172
Richard Hughes 25 210 12 £209,045
Henry Candy 10 97 10 £167,280
Tom Ward 19 120 16 £149,907
Joseph Tuite 11 102 11 £113,037
Jonathan Portman 10 154 6 £84,341
Jamie Osborne 13 132 10 £79,708
Mark Usher 11 120 9 £62,975
Daniel & Claire Kübler 8 76 11 £55,779
Sylvester Kirk 6 85 7 £55,440
Harry Dunlop 7 74 9 £54,212
Stan Moore 3 122 2 £49,936
Ali Stronge 4 92 4 £32,757
Dominic Ffrench Davis 2 37 5 £16,655
Seamus Durack 1 21 5 £12,323
Harry Whittington 0 14 0 £5,505
Warren Greatrex 1 6 17 £3,712
Jamie Snowden 0 6 0 £2,028
Oliver Sherwood 0 1 0 £300
Nicky Henderson OBE 0 2 0 £0

GB JUMPS Current Season Apr 2021-Apr 2022

TRAINER WINS RUNS STRIKE % PRIZEMONEY
Nicky Henderson OBE 29 106 27 £160,267
Jamie Snowden 12 56 21 £76,009
Warren Greatrex 4 28 14 £24,789
Oliver Sherwood 2 14 14 £17,203
Mark Usher 3 9 33 £8,731
Harry Whittington 1 14 7 £8,492
Ali Stronge 1 12 8 £5,589
Oliver Signy 0 6 0 £4,509
Dominic Ffrench Davis 0 2 0 £350
Stan Moore 0 2 0 £350
Roger Teal 0 1 0 £0

News in Brief

Dreamloper bounces back to record emotional Valiant success

There were tears of joy as Dreamloper put a disappointing run at Royal Ascot behind her with victory in the Group 3 Valiant Stakes. Molly Stratton, assistant head girl for Ed Walker, could not hold back her delight as she was cheered into the winner’s enclosure and she was praised by the trainer for helping to improve the four-year-old. Dreamloper extended an excellent run of form for Walker and Oisin Murphy when finishing four and a half lengths clear of Lights On, who denied third-placed Waliyak and the favourite Indigo Girl.

Amateur legend Brod Munro-Wilson dies at 76

Tributes have been paid to Brod Munro-Wilson, one of the most colourful and distinctive amateur riders of the 1980s, who died this week at the age of 76. After serving in the SAS, Munro-Wilson enjoyed a successful career in the City of London while in his post-racing career he would become a very accomplished polo player, often welcoming Prince Charles to play with his Rocking Horse team.

RECENT LAMBOURN WINNERS

3:20 Stratford, 29th July

Some Day Soon

Jonathan Portman

Some Day Soon won four novice hurdles two summers ago, and has been in the grip of the handicapper since. He has run arguably his two best races this season, but is off too high a mark over hurdles to be winning, and so novice chasing is the obvious route to take with him now. This looks a tough race for him to be making his debut in though, but he has a chance on ratings.

PRICE 13/2
4:45 Goodwood, 27th July

Sisters In The Sky

Roger Teal

The ground has gone heavy and we’re not really sure how he’s going to handle that. If he does handle it then he could run well. He’s run two decent races before and whilst the ground is an unknown, he could run a solid race.

PRICE 13/2
8:40 Chepstow, 23rd July

On The Right Track

Mark Usher

On The Right Track is in good form and has a good chance of winning this.

PRICE 5/2
4:10 Ascot, 23rd July

Mountain Peak

Ed Walker

Mountain Peak is well in himself and the ground will be ideal for him today. He is a super little horse and if running to his best he has a great chance of being in the mix today.

PRICE 7/1