Henderson thrilled as Epatante shows old zest

The familiar service of Nicky Henderson and owner JP McManus dominating the Christmas Hurdle resumed in glorious fashion as Epatante showed her sparkl…

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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.

Git Maker and Gavin Sheehan win the Play Coral Racing Super Series Maiden Hurdle for trainer Jamie Snowden from Marco Island at Chepstow. Photo: Steve Davies
Git Maker and Gavin Sheehan win the Play Coral Racing Super Series Maiden Hurdle for trainer Jamie Snowden from Marco Island at Chepstow. Photo: Steve Davies

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OUR TRAINERS’ STATISTICS FOR THE CURRENT FLAT & JUMPS SEASONS

GB FLAT Current Season Jan 2022-Dec 2022

TRAINER WINS RUNS STRIKE % PRIZEMONEY
Clive Cox 2 14 14 £19,056
Roger Teal 2 10 20 £14,107
Richard Hughes 1 9 11 £10,299
Stan Moore 2 12 17 £9,213
Charles Hills 2 6 33 £8,389
Mark Usher 1 11 9 £7,842
Nicky Henderson 1 3 33 £7,103
Ed Walker 0 8 0 £6,890
Ali Stronge 0 5 0 £4,487
Sylvester Kirk 0 5 0 £3,929
Daniel & Claire Kübler 1 1 100 £3,780
Harry Dunlop 0 3 0 £3,755
Seamus Durack 1 1 100 £3,510
William Muir & Chris Grassick 0 5 0 £2,680
Joseph Tuite 0 5 0 £2,605
Tom Ward 0 5 0 £2,497
Dominic Ffrench Davis 0 4 0 £2,030
Jamie Osborne 0 4 0 £600
Jonathan Portman 0 5 0 £300

GB JUMPS Current Season Apr 2021-Apr 2022

TRAINER WINS RUNS STRIKE % PRIZEMONEY
Nicky Henderson 83 357 23 £1,101,217
Jamie Snowden 36 182 20 £329,555
Warren Greatrex 9 119 8 £87,200
Oliver Sherwood 10 89 11 £86,473
Harry Whittington 6 58 10 £52,044
Oliver Signy 2 30 7 £17,605
Dominic Ffrench Davis 0 14 0 £10,285
Mark Usher 3 13 23 £10,131
Ali Stronge 1 25 4 £8,757
Jonathan Portman 2 6 33 £8,158
Roger Teal 0 5 0 £8,062
Harry Dunlop 1 3 33 £3,042
Seamus Durack 0 2 0 £2,232
Jamie Osborne 0 2 0 £1,004
Richard Hughes 0 1 0 £364
Stan Moore 0 2 0 £350

News in Brief

Grand National returns to £1m prizemoney mark

Aintree signalled on Wednesday that racing is slowly heading back to normal by revealing that the Randox Grand National is returning to its pre-pandemic value of £1 million. It has also reintroduced the traditional weights ceremony and reported that ticket sales are booming for a race that will be run in front of a crowd for the first time since 2019.

Royal Ascot capacity to be reduced this year

Ascot will reduce crowd numbers at this summer’s landmark royal meeting in an attempt to offer racegoers an “improved experience”. The move follows feedback from customers who attended a smaller-scale Royal Ascot in 2021, when the daily attendance was capped at 12,000 and the meeting was part of a UK government trial to bring back crowds after the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dublin Racing Festival tickets sold out as track craves crowd boost

Leopardstown has stopped selling tickets for next month’s Dublin Racing Festival as the track’s chief executive Tim Husbands prepares for what is effectively a sell-out crowd if current Irish government restrictions remain in place. Officials are working on the basis of a cap of 5,000 spectators for each day of the weekend fixture, although there is reportedly optimism in political circles that Ireland could be set for a significant easing of Covid-19 restrictions in early February.

RECENT LAMBOURN WINNERS

4:05 Warwick, 15th January

Luccia

Nicky Henderson

She’s from a family we know very well being out of Earth Amber, who we trained, making her a half brother to Hooper, so she’s nicely bred and has been showing me all the right signs at home. This might not turn out to be one of the strongest bumpers you’ll see, in which case she should hopefully be on the premises.

PRICE 7/2
3:15 Kempton, 15th January

Caribean Boy

Nicky Henderson

He got no further than the first fence at Ascot last time but that was just an unfortunate blip and he’s schooled fine since then. He hasn’t won for a while but is very smart on his day and could be dangerously well handicapped here so must be taken very seriously.

PRICE 9/2
2:05 Kempton, 15th January

Mister Fisher

Nicky Henderson

To be honest I thought he ran very well in the King George on his first run back and even Sean said he couldn’t believe how well he was going at the end of the back straight, but it was always a big ask off the back of an interrupted preparation so in the circumstances he put up an excellent performance. He’s got a very good record at Kempton and the trip is perfect, therefore he must have outstanding claims in a particularly suitable race.

PRICE 15/8F
1:32 Kempton, 15th January

Falco Blitz

Nicky Henderson

He badly needed his first run of the season at Bangor last time so he’ll be much sharper here and the drop back in trip is a plus although he’s better going the other way round. He’s still plenty high enough in the weights but is gradually coming back down and he’s run some nice races around here so I expect him to run very well.

PRICE 7/1