Richard Hannon

Herridge and Everleigh Racing Stables

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Estidhkaar
Ivawood
Richard Hannon Senior’s Racing Career

Latest Herridge News

July 31

Last roll of the dice for Hughesie at Goodwood

GIBEON gave Hughesie the winner he yearned for so much when landing the opener at Goodwood yesterday - "the horse deserved that as he has been unlucky to find one too good for him these past 12 months, but I don't know how Hughesie's managed to get across to the rail from that draw.

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July 30

Plenty to look forward to on day four at Goodwood

KING OF ROOKS and Winter Rose had to be content with silver medals at Goodwood yesterday, with the former not helped by his outside draw in the Molecomb and running well in the circumstances.

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July 29

Could Log Out Island be another one for Godolphin on day three?

THE Hannons have won the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood five times in the last seven years, and Richard is “hopeful” that Log Out Island, like Tuesday's hero Toormore now owned by Godolphin, can enhance our record in the G2 race on the Sussex Downs tomorrow.

Reflections on a brilliant first day at Goodwood

TWO winners, plus a second and third. Not a bad day's work at the curtain-raiser of Goodwood's five-day meeting yesterday, and Richard Hannon took time out this morning to reflect, observing "I hope the rest of the week is just as pleasurable".

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July 28

We look ahead to day two at Glorious Goodwood

RICHARD HANNON is under no illusions how tough French superstar Solow is going to beat in tomorrow's £1m Qatar Sussex Stakes, but our own Night of Thunder is second-favourite now that Gleneagles has been pulled out and the runner-up gets £213,000 plus, so we go there hopeful of a big pay-day one way or another.

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July 27

Ground likely to improve through the week at Goodwood

NO less than 42mm of rain fell on Goodwood over the week-end and the ground for the 'Glorious' meeting which starts tomorrow is, not surprisingly, soft, though clerk of the course Seamus Buckley tells us that the forecast is dry for the rest of the week and that he can only see underfoot conditions improving.

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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.

Pethers Moon

Pether’s Moon gets the better of Dolniya to win the Coronation Cup under Pat Dobbs

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
122

Win Prize Money

£1,500,175

Total Prize Money

£2,388,501

Overseas Winners
1

Win Prize Money

£90,192

Total Prize Money

£159,117

CLASSIC WINNERS

2000 Guineas

1

ROYAL ASCOT WINNERS

2015

1

GROUP WINNERS

Group 1s

7

Group 2s

13

Group 3s

8

TOTAL TRAINED WINNERS

UK Winners

327

Overseas Winners

8

TOTAL WINNERS

335

Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock