Richard Hannon

Herridge and Everleigh Racing Stables

Tel 01264 850254  Fax 01264 850076

email office@richardhannonracing.co.uk

Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes
Ivawood
Richard Hannon Senior’s Racing Career

Latest Herridge News

February 24

Ninjago tries the dirt in Dubai

ZURIGHA ran a cracker in the G2 Balanchine at the Dubai Carnival last week - maybe the mile suits her better than nine furlongs - and we are again represented at Meydan on Thursday, when Ninjago tries his luck on the new dirt surface for the first time in the opening sprint handicap.

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February 19

Night of Thunder bought by Godolphin but stays with us

NIGHT OF THUNDER, who took the scalps of both Horse of the Year Kingman and subsequent dual Derby winner Australia when winning last season's Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket, has been sold by Saeed Manana and will carry the colours of Godolphin this summer.

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February 17

Zurigha should have big shout in Balanchine

WE have not had a winner yet at the Dubai Carnival, but several of the team have run well out there and we are hopeful for another big run from Zurigha in the prestigious Balanchine Stakes at Meydan on Thursday.

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Febuary 10

Burnt Sugar flies the flag in UAE 2000 Guineas

HOLIDAYS are over, batteries are recharged and things are gradually stepping up through the gears down at Herridge and Everleigh where Richard Hannon and the team are already looking towards the prospect of retaining the trainers title in 2015.

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January 21

Zurigha ready to roll in Dubai

PAT DOBBS is enjoying a successful Carnival in Dubai, so Richard Hannon is delighted that he is available to ride Zurigha in the $US120,000 nine-furlong handicap on turf at Meydan tomorrow.

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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
2

Win Prize Money

£5,790

Total Prize Money

£15,858

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

208

Overseas Winners

6

TOTAL WINNERS

214

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