Richard Hannon

Herridge and Everleigh Racing Stables

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Richard Hannon Senior’s Racing Career

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April 23

Shifting Gold our big hope for Sandown

THE Hannons have won five of the last seven runnings of the bet365 Mile, and we have big hopes of the powerfully-built Shifting Gold enhancing our excellent record in Sandown's Group 2 race on the Esher slopes tomorrow.


April 22

Lockinge trio impress in Herridge sunshine

THEY say that the sun shines on the righteous, and the racing press duly enjoyed a glorious morning at Herridge this morning, when Newbury staged a special media trip to promote the £350,000 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 16.


April 19

Hannon still optimistic about Classic charge

WE won both the big classic trials at Newmarket but drew a blank at Newbury yesterday, though there was no sign of "down in the mouth" from Richard Hannon when we spoke this morning.

…and we are back at Windsor tomorrow

THE first Windsor meeting of the season did not go according to plan, and we have just the one runner there tomorrow, newcomer Great Page in the two-year-old race.


April 17

Crucial classic trials at Newbury

FROM Rock City to Olympic Glory – with Redback, Major Cadeaux, Dick Turpin and Olympic Glory in between. Yes, the Greenham Stakes has been a good race for the Hannons, even though both Canford Cliffs and Night of Thunder got beaten in the Newbury trial.

…and Hughesie gives his verdict on his ‘big two at Newbury’

RICHARD HUGHES gave his thoughts on his two big rides at Newbury, Ivawood in the Greenham Stakes and Tiggy Wiggy in the Fred Darling.


April 16

We could well be four-handed in the 2000 Guineas

THE Greenham at Newbury will answer a few questions, but Richard Hannon could well be four-handed in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 2 following a surprise 14-1 winner for the stable's front-running Kool Kompany in the G3 Craven Stakes at HQ today.

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

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