Richard Hannon

Herridge and Everleigh Racing Stables

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email office@richardhannonracing.co.uk

Estidhkaar
Ivawood
Richard Hannon Senior’s Racing Career

Latest Herridge News

June 26

Log Out Island off to the Curragh

LOG Out Island will step up to six furlongs in tomorrow’s GAIN Railway Stakes at the Curragh just nine days after his narrow Royal Ascot defeat in last week’s Norfolk Stakes.

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June 25

Five head to HQ on Saturday

IT’S a relatively quiet weekend for us with just the five declared runners at Newmarket. Richard Hannon is looking forward to seeing Albe Back and Snan make their debuts in the opener under Richard Hughes and Frankie Dettori respectively.

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June 23

Thoughts for Salisbury and Kempton on Wednesday

IT is always interesting to see more of the two-year-olds emerging at this time of the year, so, while we all suffered the "after-the-lord-mayors-show" syndrome post Royal Ascot, it was worth catching up with Richard Hannon for his thoughts on Salisbury and Kempton tomorrow.

…and also Newmarket and Newbury on Thursday

LOVE midsummer when we see the second batch of two-year-olds coming out, and Richard is looking forward to seeing how some of the debutants shape up at Newmarket and Newbury on Thursday.

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June 20

Illuminate lights up our Royal Ascot week

EVEN though we had to be content with silver and bronze in the Norfolk, Richard Hannon has no doubt that both King of Rooks and Log Out Island are top-class two-year-old colts, and he now knows that we also have a potential star juvenile filly in Illuminate, who came from off the pace to clock up an impressive victory in Friday's Albany Stakes on day four of Royal Ascot.

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June 19

Last roll of the dice at Royal Ascot

NO let up as we close in on the end of Ascot, but, while we have runners tomorrow at Newmarket, Lingfield, Haydock and Redcar, there was only time to focus on the final day of the Royal meeting this morning.

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Welcome to Richard Hannon Racing

WHEN you have waited so long for something that you want so badly, you never know if you are actually going to enjoy it when it finally arrives, but I loved every second of my first season as a fully-fledged racehorse trainer – it was just champion!

Dad is a legend in racing and he set the bar pretty high, so to emulate him at the first time of asking and be able to call myself ‘champion trainer’ was beyond my wildest dreams. And having two other champions in the yard, in my brother-in-law, Richard Hughes, who took the jockeys title for the fourth consecutive season, and the amazing Tiggy Wiggy, Cartier’s Two-Year-Old filly of 2014, makes it even more special.

Pethers Moon

Pether’s Moon gets the better of Dolniya to win the Coronation Cup under Pat Dobbs

In his final season dad sent out a record 16 Group winners and amassed more than £4.5 in prize money for our owners. I never expected to achieve those sort of figures so soon, but here we are finishing our first season with 17 Group winners in Britain and a domestic haul of almost £4.7m. They say that it is better to be born lucky than rich, but it seems that I got both if you count my Christian name!

Night of Thunder got us off to a flying start when becoming the only one ever to beat Horse-of-the-Year Kingman in the 2000 Guineas, and a fortnight later Olympic Glory won the Lockinge at Newbury, while we enjoyed further Group 1 success with Toronado in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot and Tiggy Wiggy in the Cheveley Park.

Olympic Glory, Toronado and Sky Lantern – a disappointing summer for her but she won four Group 1’s and is a filly I will always remember – have all now retired, but Night of Thunder and Toormore will fly the flag for the four-year-olds and, with Ivawood and Estidhkaar heading a strong team of classic pretenders who knows what lies ahead for us next year.

Dad has often burned the midnight oil with stories of Mon Fils, Don’t Forget Me, Tirol and Lyric Fantasy and I realise that without them I would not be here now, but we have upgraded the facilities and, backed up by a fantastic team at Herridge and Everleigh, we are getting together a cast of superstars ourselves. Long may it continue.

So stay with us on the site and enjoy the ride – we hope it will be both informative and entertaining.

Richard Hannon

Richard Hannon’s
Training Record

2015 FLAT SEASON

UK Winners
84

Win Prize Money

£1,042,979

Total Prize Money

£1,649,791

Overseas Winners
1

Win Prize Money

£32,751

Total Prize Money

£92,142

CLASSIC WINNERS

2000 Guineas

1

ROYAL ASCOT WINNERS

2015

1

GROUP WINNERS

Group 1s

7

Group 2s

10

Group 3s

8

TOTAL TRAINED WINNERS

UK Winners

289

Overseas Winners

7

TOTAL WINNERS

296

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