Richard Hannon

Herridge and Everleigh Racing Stables

Tel 01264 850254  Fax 01264 850076

email office@richardhannonracing.co.uk

Estidhkaar
Ivawood
Richard Hannon Senior’s Racing Career

Latest Herridge News

September 2

Interesting meeting at Salisbury on Thursday

TO borrow the phrase David Jason made famous in 'Only Fools And Horses' - "Luvverly Jubberly". Those were the words that sprang to mind at Herridge when we made our entries for Salisbury on Thursday as the first five races are all restricted to two-year-olds.

…and Richard reflects on ‘a special day at Chepstow’

BANK Holiday Monday is not a day one would choose to be on the road but Richard Hannon had no hesitation in nominating himself for the trip to Chepstow on Monday to see Taqwaa land the odds in the inaugural running of the Dorothy Mort Memorial Maiden.

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August 29

And we are back at Goodwood on Sunday

THINGS did not go right for Ivawood in France last time, so we are hoping that our best two-year-old from last season can belatedly return to the winner's enclosure in the G3 Supreme Stakes at Goodwood on Sunday.

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August 27

Thoughts on our Saturday terrestrial runners

WE hope to end August on a high, with runners at both days at Goodwood, and I managed to catch the boss over breakfast to have a quick breeze through the races in which we are represented tomorrow on Ch4.

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August 27

First day at school for Tabarrak

BACK from two days at the DBS Premier Yearling Sale, Richard Hannon will be at Newmarket on Friday for what looks a highly entertaining card, where the first four races are for two-year-olds only.

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August 26

Straight into action at the DBS Premier Yearling Sale

GUTAIFAN lost nothing in defeat when beaten by Europe's top two-year-old Shalaa in last Sunday's G1 Prix Morny at Deauville, and Richard Hannon was immediately looking for more star youngsters at the first session of the DBS Premier Yearling Sale.

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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
155

Win Prize Money

£1,721,785

Total Prize Money

£2,866,199

Overseas Winners
1

Win Prize Money

£121,199

Total Prize Money

£288,596

CLASSIC WINNERS

2000 Guineas

1

ROYAL ASCOT WINNERS

2015

1

GROUP WINNERS

Group 1s

7

Group 2s

13

Group 3s

9

TOTAL TRAINED WINNERS

UK Winners

361

Overseas Winners

9

TOTAL WINNERS

370

Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock