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Bunker might be the one to show everybody that we can train horses beyond a mile
SHEIKH JOAAN (Al Thani) has given Richard Hannon huge backing since Olympic Glory provided him with his first Group 1 winner as an owner when landing the QE11 Stakes at Ascot last autumn, and Britain's newest trainer hopes to vindicate that faith in years to come.
Toronado and Olympic Glory could clash head-on later this year
THERE is no finer sight in the boxing ring than two class heavyweights slugging it out, and, though Richard Hannon trains both Toronado and Olympic Glory – two of the best milers in Europe last season - he conceded that "the day will come when they will meet head-on to see who is best".
Sky Lantern looks bigger and better as she breezes up the all-weather
SKY LANTERN, whose four Group 1 victories put the grey only one behind Canford Cliffs, did her first fast piece of work this season at Herridge this morning and remains on course for the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.
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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.