Richard Hannon

Herridge and Everleigh Racing Stables

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email office@richardhannonracing.co.uk

Estidhkaar
Ivawood
Richard Hannon Senior’s Racing Career

Latest Herridge News

May 29

We are at four meetings on what looks a busy Saturday

RICHARD HANNON is a secret Arsenal fan and, doubtless, will have one eye on Wembley, where the Gunners defend their FA Cup crown against Aston Villa tomorrow, but, more importantly, he wants to keep our good run going, and, with runners at Newmarket, Haydock, Chester and York, he'll be disappointed if we don't rack up a few more winners.

Norfolk looks the race for speedy King of Rooks

YOU could not have failed to have been impressed with the victory of King of Rooks in the Listed National Stakes at Sandown last night, and Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes both agree that the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot looks the ideal next port of call.

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May 27

King of Rooks steps up in class at Sandown

THE Hannons have a soft spot for Sandown's National Stakes - Tiggy Wiggy was the stable's fifth success in the Listed race when scoring impressively 12 months ago - and hopes are high that King of Rooks, who is prominent in the ante-post betting for the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, can clinch his toppers 'n tails place on the Esher slopes tomorrow evening.

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May 24

Another classic bronze for Ivawood at The Curragh

THREE winners, three narrow seconds, plus another bronze classic medal for Ivawood in the Irish 2000 Guineas was not a bad day's work for Richard Hannon's team yesterday, and yet again we can look forward with plenty of optimism.

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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.

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
56

Win Prize Money

£625,595

Total Prize Money

£1,060,475

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

262

Overseas Winners

6

TOTAL WINNERS

268

Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock