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

March 27

Waiting is over - new turf season is here

NO fireworks, but Doncaster lifts the curtain on the 2015 turf season tomorrow, and we have three runners going up to Town Moor as we start our defence of the trainers title.

...and Windshear heads the Sunday team at Donny

RICHARD HUGHES, our reigning triple champion jockey, has announced that he will start training in 2016, being based at Ken Cunningham-Brown's yard at Stockbridge, just off the A30 in Hampshire.

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March 23

Just five days until the curtain goes up

WE hope to be involved in the two interesting days at Doncaster this week-end, which launch the 2015 turf season, but as usual the Flat campaign then fizzles out with only Musselburgh racing on the grass next week, and things don't really pick up until the Craven meeting at Newmarket (April 15-16).

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March 17

It’s St Patrick's Day and things are ticking over nicely at Chez Hannon

SPRING was in the air this morning at Richard Hannon's, and the horses looked in terrific order, both at Herridge and across at Everleigh.

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March 15

Lexington Times grabs the Lingfield headlines

The 2015 Flat season might still be a fortnight away, but Richard Hannon served notice that he will come out of the blocks with all guns blazing, having taken the seven furlong Listed Spring Cup on the polytrack at Lingfield on Saturday with Lexington Times.

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March 13

Burnt Sugar should enjoy being back on polytrack

THE Spring Cup at Lingfield has proved a lucky race for us, with the likes of Paco Boy and Dubawi Gold both on the roll of honour, and we are represented in the C4-televised Listed race there tomorrow by Burnt Sugar and Lexington Times.

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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.

Tiggy Wiggy

Tiggy Wiggy wins the Group 1 Cheveley Park at Newmarket

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
7

Win Prize Money

£43,924

Total Prize Money

£57,703

Overseas Winners
0

Win Prize Money

£0

Total Prize Money

£38,461

CLASSIC WINNERS

2000 Guineas

1

ROYAL ASCOT WINNERS

2014

2

GROUP WINNERS

Group 1s

5

Group 2s

10

Group 3s

6

TOTAL TRAINED WINNERS

UK Winners

213

Overseas Winners

6

TOTAL WINNERS

219

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