Ireland's champion trainer has taken the top trainer award at 14 of the last 16 Punchestown Festivals and sends another formidable team to the big meeting in 2017.
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Ireland's champion trainer has taken the top trainer award at 14 of the last 16 Punchestown Festivals and sends another formidable team to the big meeting in 2017.
Gordon Elliott reveals his runners for the Punchestown Festival which he hopes will secure him a maiden Irish champion trainer title and crown the best campaign of his career.
Henry de Bromhead heads to Punchestown with a string containing a number of horses that ran with merit at the Cheltenham and are in search of further festival glory.
Chantilly trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre gives us the lowdown leading prospects for 2017, including star stayer Vazirabad who could line up at Royal Ascot in June.
From Sefton Lodge stables in Newmarket, Martyn Meade talks to At The Races about his string including the select few who will be contesting events at the Craven meeting over the next few days.
Technically a new name to the training ranks, Fozzy Stack talks to attheraces.com about his 2017 flat squad, in what will be the first season he will train under his own name after the retirement of his legendary father Tommy.
The Master of Ballydoyle lifts the lid on his star-studded stable of Classic contenders and top older horses in an exclusive tour with attheraces.com.
An abundance of talent means that trainer Roger Charlton should have another successful season and he shares his insights on his string with At The Races readers
A stalwart of Irish Racing, Jim Bolger talks to attheraces.com about his 2017 flat string, which includes a number of exciting older horses that Bolger hopes can score at the top level.
Big Orange, who has the Goodwood Cup firmly in his sights, heads up Michael Bell Stable Tour where he shares his thoughs about many in his progressive string
The legendary Irish trainer lifts the lid on his string for 2017 which features a highly-promising team of three-year-olds and is bolstered by Group 1-winning older horses The Grey Gatsby and Forgotten Rules.
The Master of Seven Barrows boasts an impressive record at the Grand National meeting he has another strong team for Liverpool in 2017, featuring several big guns who either scored or made the frame at the Cheltenham Festival.
Grand National-winning trainer David Pipe sends a select squad to Aintree which is headed by Vieux Lion Rouge, the likely favourite for the Randox Health Grand National.
Several of Karl Burke's string have been pleasing on the gallops and the trainer marks our card for his runners entered at Doncater this weekend as well as other early season targets.
The turf flat season is just around the corner and trainer Charlie McBride is looking forward to running his stable star Spiritual Lady in one of the early season trials to see if her stamina can be streched out to the Guineas mile.
With Cheltenham on this week, Rebecca Curtis shares her thoughts about her entries for the festival as well targets pencilled in for later in the spring
A mixture of Flat racers and Jumpers gives Ian Williams an all year round reach, and he still has plenty of ammunition for the remainder of the jump season as well runners ready for when the turf flat season commences at the beginning of April.
Naunton trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies makes the short trip to Prestbury Park with several live contenders including Ballyandy, The New One and Wholestone in the Grade 1s plus Close Brothers favourite Foxtail Hill.
The Master of Barbury Castle is not one to waste a dart at the Cheltenham Festival and his ammunition for 2017 includes Champion Hurdle favourite Yanworth plus other Grade 1 big guns Uxizandre and Master Blueyes.
The Minehead maestro’s Cotswolds challenge is spearheaded by star juvenile hurdler Defi Du Seuil and bolstered by some smart handicappers, including Pertemps pair For Good Measure and Golden Doyen.
Gold Cup-winning trainer Gordon Elliott gives us the inside scope on his strongest-ever squad for the festival which features Apple’s Jade, Death Duty, Mega Fortune and Outlander - all Grade 1 winners this term.
Trainer Kim Bailey is hitting top form at the right time, just before the major festivals commence and he's looking forward to building on his recent good strike rate in the coming weeks
Leading trainer at the festival for five of the last six seasons, Willie Mullins heads to Cheltenham in 2017 with a whole host of favourites for Grade 1 glory including Un De Sceaux, Vroum Vroum Mag and Yorkhill.
Colin Tizzard may be without the brilliant Thistlecrack but he still has plenty to look forward to at the festival including Native River and Cue Card - the first two in the Gold Cup betting – as well as some exciting novices.
The Master of Seven Barrows is the winning-most trainer at the festival and here he lifts the lid on his string that looks set to carry him to further glories including Buveur D’Air, Charli Parcs and Might Bite.
The class of 2017 is Henry de Bromhead’s strongest-ever Cheltenham squad, headed by Ryanair Hurdle and Irish Champion Hurdle hero Petit Mouchoir and bolstered by the likes of Champagne West and Sub Lieutenant.
The Champion Trainer is taking a young team of promising horses to Cheltenham including JLT Novices’ Chase contender Politologue, Fred Winter fancy Dreamcatching plus Pertemps runner El Bandit.
We kick off our Cheltenham stable tours with David Pipe, a regular in the festival Winner’s Enclosure who sends a select team to the festival in 2017, headlined by previous scorers Un Temps Pour Tout and Moon Racer.
A virus over the winter has been a setback for Neil King, but better recent results shows the stable has turned the corner and the trainer is looking forward to more success over the coming weeks.
Successfully improving acquisitions on both the flat and over sticks, Iain Jardine is a trainer going places and talks to At The Races about his string and their near to hand targets.
As the fourth annual All-Weather Championships gather momentum, leading Newmarket trainer David Simcock discusses his key contenders for some of the big prizes.
Fergal is looking forward to the next couple of months with several of his string having targets at the major festivals, and he shares his though with our readers.
With several up and coming young horses progressing through the ranks, Tim Vaughan could have several winners at the big spring festivals, and he shares his thoughts with At The Races readers
Gavin Cromwell burst onto the scene last season when Jer’s Girl bagged a Grade 1 brace and the talented farrier-turned-trainer lifts the lid on his string that looks set to carry him to further glories in the months ahead.
Primarily a jumping stable, Lucy Wadham trains from her Moulton Paddocks Stables in Newmarket and also has a handful of flat runners but aims to remain essentially a small trainer to allow her to give personal attention to every horse.
Top class chasers, both established and novices abound in Gary Moore's West Sussex stables and he's put together an insightful summary for many of his near to hand runners.
The progressive rising star Wakanda exemplifies Sue Smith's string, full of high class chasers and proto-chasing hurdle talent, and she outlines where some of her runners will be heading over the next few months
With an interesting mix of stable stalwarts and progressive youngsters, Evan Williams is looking forward to the second half of the season.
With Bishop Road and Mountainous (last year's winner) making the cut in the Welsh National, Kerry Lee has two each-way chances for this years renewal and she gives her thoughts about these two, as well as many from her progressive string.
Leading Irish trainer Jessica Harrington lifts the lid on her runners over the busy Christmas period.
The rising star which is Neil Mulholland has already surpassed last season's win total and with a strong team of established chasers as well as many up and coming younger, has many more winners to come.
In-form trainer David O'Meara discusses his All-Weather Championships string and reflects upon a successful first year at his purpose-built base near York.
From Newstead Cottage Stable in Norton near Malton, Malcolm Jefferson talks to At The Races about his string and their excellent current form.
Having recovered from a spell of coughing, Nicky Richards string has returned to full fitness and it's all guns blazing for the run up to Christmas
Lambourn trainer Jamie Snowden has had a fine start to his season and has shown himself adept at taking moderate stock and squeezing notable wins from them, and when he does get a classy recruit he's capable of winning a Cheltenham Festival prize.
Joe Tizzard, assistant trainer to his dad Colin, gives us the inside track on the stable’s red-hot string including Hennessy Gold Cup favourite Native River plus Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack, who is also set to run at Newbury on Saturday.
With a "nice bunch of horses", Ben Pauling is looking forward to lots of success as the jump season switches up a gear and confides some interesting snippits about his string, especially around a promising number of bumper runners.
With some interesting recruits from the Irish point-to-point field, Donald McCain is looking forward the the return of proper jumping and outlines his plans for the rest of the season
The Open Meeting at Cheltenham will see the big guns from David Pipe's stable return to the fray, and he gives his thoughts about this weekend's contests, as well as his plans for the rest of the season
A Cheltenham festival winner with Unowhatimeanharry must be up near the top of Harry Fry's trainer achievement list, and the trainer has some interesting thoughts to share about his string for the coming season.
12-time BC winner Bob Baffert has a strong team of seven for Santa Anita including leading Classic contender Arrogate, where the trainer is seeking a third win on the spin, plus hot Dirt Mile favourite Dortmund and fancied Sprint runner Drefong.
Progressive Southern California-based trainer Phil D'Amato is yet to score at the Breeders' Cup from four runners but sends his largest team of five to the Arcadia track for the 2016 Thoroughbred World Championships.
Top Canadian trainer Mark Casse captured two Breeders' Cup contests in 2015 with Tepin in the Mile and Catch A Glimpse in the Juvenile Fillies Turf - both are back as part of his seven-horse squad for Santa Anita.
Todd Pletcher, North America's all-time leading trainer in purse-money won, has nine Breeders' Cup wins and sends a squad of nine in 2016 that is strongly represented by 2yos including Sweet Loretta in the Juvenile Fillies and Syndergaard in the Juvenile.
Chad Brown, the leading trainer in purse-money and stakes and graded stakes won this year, has a great chance of increasing his Breeders' Cup tally of seven and his 12 pre-entries include Turf favourite Flintshire plus past winners Lady Eli and Wavell Avenue.
Newmarket trainer James Tate made an explosive start to the All-Weather Championships in 2015 on his way to posting some of the most impressive statistics in the trainers’ table. Tate may not have stable star Lamar to rely on this winter, but still boasts a strong squad of well bred young horses to go to war with.
The 2015/16 Nation Hunt Season saw 38 winners in the famous Pink and Green silks from a total of 119 runners in the UK and Ireland under the handling of leading Irish trainer Willie Mullins.
Exciting times lay ahead for Champion Trainer Mick Appleby, who edged out David Evans in a nail-biting finale to last winter’s All-Weather Championships. Appleby is on the verge of a move to a new purpose-built yard but remains focused on retaining his hard-fought title with a big winter string.
Another Grade 1 winner last season adding to his World Hurdle from 2015 shows that Warren Greatrex's string is competitive at the highest level and he has a steady supply of quality stock from the pointing field to continue the trend
After a productive summer with his flat runners Brian Ellison turns his attention to the winter game and the trainer believes he has a really good team ready for the jump season.
Eleven-times Irish Champion Trainer Willie Mullins had another superb season in 2015/16, in which he saddled seven winners at the Cheltenham Festival. Here he discusses the embarrassment of riches at his disposal for the coming campaign.
Joseph O’Brien looks set to make a big impact this season training National Hunt horses in his own name. His exciting team is led by Triumph Hurdle hero Ivanovich Gorbatov and features some smart novices including classy Flat recruit Landofhopeandglory.
Paul Nicholls fought off a strong challenge from Willie Mullins to secure a tenth Trainers’ Championship in 2015/16 and returns stronger this season having recruited a wealth of young talent that could well become household names.
Dan Skelton continued his quick ascent up the training ranks in 2015/16 by winning his largest amount of prize money, training his highest number of winners and saddling his first Cheltenham Festival victor. Here, the Warwickshire trainer discusses his progressive string which could lead him to further glories.
Attention is switching to the All Weather at Jamie Osborne's Upper Lambourn stables as his very successful turf season comes to and end and he shares his thoughts with At The Races readers.
It’s all change at Henry de Bromhead’s progressive yard for 2016/17 as while he’s no longer training for owner Alan Potts he has been sent a number of former Willie Mullins inmates from Gigginstown and also has new recruits from other trainers on either side of the Irish Sea.
The master of Seven Barrows scored stunning successes with Altior and Sprinter Sacre last term and those two are likely to be part of a big season in 2016/17 for Nicky Henderson, whose yard contains an abundance of horses that could also reach the top.
Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer Gordon Elliott gives us the lowdown on his stable of established stars and well-bred youngsters, including the Gigginstown House Stud-owned horses that were formerly in the care of Willie Mullins.
Alan King captured some big prizes last season courtesy of Smad Place and Annacotty - those two top handicappers are back this term along with an exciting team of young talent that includes Neptune runner-up Yanworth and unbeaten hurdler Winter Escape.
Former eight-time Irish Champion Trainer Noel Meade lifts the lid on his yard which is full of promising youngsters, plus he reveals the ten former Willie Mullins inmates he’s been sent by Gigginstown House Stud.
The Minehead maestro enjoyed another successful season in 2015/16 thanks to big-race wins for Garde La Victoire, Sternrubin and Village Vic. With some exciting youngsters added to the yard over the summer, there's plenty to like about his squad for this s
From his Angmering Park Stable in West Sussex, William Knight talks to At The Races about his string including a 3yo who worked very well at the weekend and will be going for the big three-year-old handicap at Newmarket on Friday.
Top French trainer Jean-Claude Rouget is in the form of his life and gives us the lowdown on his stable stars who will be representing him on Arc weekend and in the other big races until the end of the campaign.
Even though the turf flat season is winding down, the East Ilsley trainer has his string in good form and has several entries for the Cesarewitch Handicap at Newmarket in early October which he covers for the benefit of our readers.
An exciting time for Bryan Smart with choices to be made over the coming weeks about targets for his classier runners which he share with our readers.
With a small but select string, Ed Vaughan carefully places his runners and has consequently managed a strike rate for the season in excess of 20%. Here he outlines the condition to get the best out of both his stable stars, and lesser lights.
Jim Bolger guides attheraces.com through his runners at Leopardstown and the Curragh on Irish Champions Weekend.
Another Group 1 success with Speedy Boarding winning the Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville augurs well for the James Fanshawe Stable as we enter the final month of the turf flat season
The latter months of the turf flat season beckon for Dean Ivory's soft ground loving inmates, as well as many for whom the All Weather will be ideal later in the year
A brace of Group 1 contests already this season may not be enough for trainer Clive Cox who's Tis Marvellous will be trying to add the Prix Morny to the stables top class prize list on Sunday
Veteran trainer Tommy Stack has his string in fine form and gives At The Races readers the lowdown of their chances for the latter months of the season
For George Margason 2016 has been out with the old and in with the new, as many of his old timers have been retired and an influx of new blood makes for an exciting and challenging year ahead
Dual purpose trainer John Quinn has his string in good order and it's his flat runners who are performing well at the moment. He has several out this Tuesday of which Project Bluebook may be the best, especially if there is further rain.
With an excellent record at Goodwood, Luca Cumani is looking forward to this year Glorious event and hope to be in the winners enclosure after the first race with his progressive Shakopee
On the eve of Goodwood, David Simcock talks to AtTheRaces about his string and about the team he's assembled for an assault on the Sussex Course as well as the pick from his Trillium Place Stables
Former top-class jockey now turned trainer, Johnny Murtagh talks to attheraces.com about his very much in-form string with a number potentially in line to run at the Curragh on Irish Oaks weekend.
From his Newmarket base Chris Wall talks to At The Races about his string including several who will be suited by the forecast period of settled dry Sunny weather from towards the end of this week.
With the slow start to the season behind him Henry Candy is looking for another Group 1 sprinting success from his stable star Twilight Son at Newmarket, as well as further success from his resurgent string.
Former top amateur and now newly-turned trainer, Robbie McNamara talks to attheraces.com about string.
Andrew talks to At The Races about his string including a talented group of older stable stalwarts
No stranger to a transatlantic raid, Jeremy Noseda had Nemoralia placed at last years Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf , and has that filly as well as other from his stable entered up at Royal Ascot and shares his thoughts on their prospects.
Godolphin's John Ferguson talks attheraces.com through their powerful team for the 2016 Royal meeting that includes Belardo and Toormore in the Queen Anne, plus Emotionless, smart filly Usherette and top Australian sprinter Holler.
Harry Herbert discusses those set to carry the famous colours of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing and Al Shaqab Racing respectively at the prestigious five-day Royal Meeting.
Mark Johnston is a regular in the Royal Ascot Winner's Enclosure and his son and assistant, Charlie, guides us through Kingsley's Park team for 2016 which is again strong in both quality and quantity.
Trailblazing U.S trainer Wesley Ward is a six-time Royal Ascot winner and sends a team of seven in 2016 which includes Acapulco and Undrafted, who both scored at the meeting last year, plus five juveniles including Queen Mary hot favourite Lady Aurelia.
With a strong hand of mainly progressive handicappers, Keith Dalgleish can still produce a quality performer for the big occasion, and has Clem Fandango targeted at Royal Ascot's Queen Mary Stakes.
Having supplemented the fast improving Red Verdon for the Derby, Ed Dunlop is hopeful of a good run from him as well as many of his stable mates as the summer unfolds
Eddie Lynam remarkably manages to continually raid at the highest level despite training a relatively small string - here the County Meath trainer gives us the lowdown on his most promising horses that could well make hay this season.
Based in Devon, Rod Millman has a solid team of handicappers which will yield a useful crop of winners again this season.
Kremlin Cottages stable star and Guineas hero Galileo Gold tries for double classic glory at the Curragh, and trainer Hugo Palmer fills ATR's reader in on his chances as well as several other from his talented string
The master of Ballydoyle talks to attheraces.com about his star-studded team for 2016, that includes brilliant 1000 Guineas winner Minding, leading Derby hope US Army Ranger, Breeders' Cup Turf heroine Found and 2015 champion two-year-old Air Force Blue.
With Simple Verse being reinstated as the St Leger winner after her race day disqualification trainer Ralph Beckett look forward to a successful season with his talented team
History-making French trainer Jean-Claude Rouget lifts the lid on his powerful yard which contains an abundance of talented three-year-olds who are set to be leading players in the forthcoming Gallic Classics.
Top French trainer Alain de Royer-Dupré lifts the lid on his top horses including older runners with big-race targets in Britain and the USA plus three-year-olds who could take in the some of the most prestigious races in France.
Upwardly-mobile Francis-Henri Graffard notched his first Group 1 last season when Erupt took the Grand Prix de Paris and the Chantilly trainer discusses his top prospects for 2016, including the aforementioned who could line up at Epsom or Royal Ascot.
Top French trainer Freddy Head gives us the inside track on his leading horses including superstar miler Solow, who could be joined at Royal Ascot by some of his stablemates, plus his contenders for Classics on either side of the English Channel.
Looking for Classic glory in Saturday's Qipco 2000 Guineas with Stormy Antarctic, Ed Walker talks about his stable star and his other progressive three-year-old as well as his stable's stalwarts
With a mixture of established stars and exciting three-year-old Richard Fahey is looking at another successful season and talks about some spring targets for his impressive string
Young Irish trainer Michael O'Callaghan talks to attheraces.com about his 2016 flat string which includes Blue De Vega who is being lined up for a crack at one of the versions of the 2000 Guineas.
Having taken out his license at the age of 21 back in 1985 and now training for some of the world's leading owners such as the Aga Khan and Sheikh Mohammed, Michael Halford talks us through his 2016 Flat season squad.
With Postponed having already won the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan, Roger Varian is going to have a very good year and talk to At The Races about his stable stars and up and coming youngsters.
Dr Richard Newland talks to At The Races about some very interesting prospect amongst his team that will be in action in the coming weeks.
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