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We look to Kempton to crown what has been a great week
KEMPTON's Easter Saturday fixture back in 1960 was my very first visit to a racecourse - Proud Chieftain won the Rosebery for Major Holliday and Nice Guy captured the 2000 Guineas Trial for Ireland - and it has also been a lucky meeting for the Hannons over the years, so let's hope that we can finish what has been a terrific week on a high tomorrow.
From our Viewpoint we might well get in the money at Lingfield
THE way the programme for the inaugural running of the valuable Good Friday All-Weather extravaganza at Lingfield was framed, there was never going to be much for us there, but we do have Viewpoint going for the £50,000 apprentice handicap, and, with Cam Hardie aboard, Richard Hannon is hopeful of a bold show.
Two big winners at Newmarket on day one
PLENTY of professionals maintain that Newmarket's Craven meeting is one of the most informative of the season, so we left HQ with a smile on our faces yesterday, following a first-day double, courtesy of Shifting Power in the Free Handicap and Magnus Maximus in the Tattersalls Million Sprint.
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Welcome to Richard Hannon Racing
PROUD and privileged is how I can best describe the feeling when Dad released racing’s worst kept secret that he wanted me to take over the trainer’s licence from January 1, so it is my pleasure this time around to welcome you all to richardhannonracing.co.uk
Apart from the fact that we have swapped seats on the flight-deck, nothing has really changed either here at Herridge or up at Everleigh, but dad has been champion trainer for three of the last four years and sent out more than 4,000 winners in his 43-year career, so, knowing what a big pair of shoes I have to fill, it is very comforting that he will still be very much an integral part of the team in 2014.
RIchard (right) with Richard Hughes in the Ascot winner’s enclosure after
Sky Lantern’s Group 1 Coronation Stakes win
But, while the future is what counts and we look to the likes of Toronado, Olympic Glory, Sky Lantern and Toormore to keep us on the big stage this summer, we will never forget the past, and I realise that without the success of such as Mon Fils, Don’t Forget Me, Tirol, Lyric Fantasy and Canford Cliffs, I would not be starting off with such fantastic facilities and a first-class team supporting me.
So stay with us on the site and enjoy the ride – we hope it will be informative and entertaining.