Richard Hannon

Herridge and Everleigh Racing Stables

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Estidhkaar
Ivawood
Richard Hannon Senior’s Racing Career

Latest Herridge News

May 22

Ivawood tries to tame Gleneagles

MANY of the top golfers in the world have tried to tame Gleneagles without success, but Ivawood, who finished third behind the Coolmore namesake in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket three weeks ago, is primed for their rematch in the Irish equivalent at The Curragh tomorrow.

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May 20

There is a ‘Whisper’ in the air for Goodwood

GOODWOOD has always been a lucky course for the Hannons, and Richard, who has three runners on day one of their three-day meeting which starts tomorrow, assesses their chance after second lot this morning.

…and Nelspruit tries to go one better there on Friday

WE will also be looking to strike in the opener at Goodwood on Friday. with last week's Newbury runner-up Nelspruit seemingly having rock-solid claims in the maiden auction.

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May 19

No Estidhkaar in Irish 2000 Guineas

ESTIDHKAAR misses Saturday's Irish 2000 Guineas at The Curragh, having recorded a sub-standard scope reading following his last bit of work.

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May 18

Twin attack planned on Irish 2000 Guineas

LIKE everyone else we were in awe of Gleneagles when he won the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier this month, but, taking the view "different day, different track", Richard Hannon has confirmed that both Ivawood and Estidhkaar will have another crack at the Coolmore star in next Saturday's Irish equivalent at The Curragh.

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May 17

‘Can’t wait’ says Hannon as we look ahead to Queen Anne challenge

ROYAL ASCOT has long been the Hannons favourite race meeting of the entire year, and, digesting his second successive Lockinge Stakes triumph with Night of Thunder this morning, Richard Hannon said he "can't wait" to have a crack at arguably the two best milers in the world in Solow and Able Friend in the Queen Anne Stakes on June 16.

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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.

Kool Kompany

Kool Kompany winning the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes (Group 3) 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
48

Win Prize Money

£587,724

Total Prize Money

£1,014,135

Overseas Winners
0

Win Prize Money

£0

Total Prize Money

£59,391

CLASSIC WINNERS

2000 Guineas

1

ROYAL ASCOT WINNERS

2014

2

GROUP WINNERS

Group 1s

6

Group 2s

10

Group 3s

8

TOTAL TRAINED WINNERS

UK Winners

254

Overseas Winners

6

TOTAL WINNERS

260

Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock