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.
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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 season too.
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.
A mixture of Flat racers and Jumpers gives Ian Williams an all year round reach, and he still has some ammunition for the remainder of the flat season as well as some fresh blood ready as the jump season unfolds.
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
A period of settled weather is what trainer Michael Bell need for proper summer going to allow several of his better prospects to show their true worth, especially his stayer Big Orange who has the Goodwood Cup firmly in his sights.
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.
From his Sefton Lodge base in Newmarket, trainer Martyn Meade talks to At The Races about his string and their various targets over the next few months
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.
Nicky has been top trainer at the Grand National meeting for three of the last four seasons and here he discusses his 2016 runners including Hadrian’s Approach and Triolo D’Alene in the National plus Grade 1 runners Buveur D’Air, L’Ami Serge and My Tent Or Yours.
Top Irish trainer Jim Bolger, who is backed up by his world-class breeding operation, gives us the lowdown on his string for 2016 which features several established older stars plus plenty of potential Classic contenders.
The legendary Irish trainer talks At The Races through his team for 2016, which includes top older horses and classic candidates in our latest exclusive stable tour.
A talented diverse string has been assembled by David O'Meara at his Yorkshire base, and he talks to At The Races about their strengths and requirements for the forthcoming season
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
Looking forward to the RSA at Cheltenham for his stable star Seeyouatmidnight, Sandy Thomson talks about his string, their Cheltenham targets and his thoughts for the rest of the season
The all-conquering Willie Mullins discuss the vast embarrassment of riches he has at his disposal for the 2016 Cheltenham Festival including Min, Douvan, Annie Power, Vroum Vroum Mag, Un De Sceaux and Vautour - all favourites for Grade 1 glory.
Gordon Elliott is set to unleash a strong raiding squad on the Costwolds, headed by Don Cossack and No More Heroes - leading fancies for the Gold Cup and RSA respectively - and bolstered by a number of horses at the head of the betting for the handicaps.
From his Cumbrian base Nicky Richards talks to At The Races about his string, and his plans for the next few months
Philip Hobbs is a regular in the Festival Winners' Enclosure and his ammunition for the 2016 includes Grade 1 big gun Garde La Victoire, dual Glenfarclas hero Balthazar King plus smart handicappers Champagne West, Kruzhlinin, Village Vic and Wait For Me.
Somerset trainer David Pipe is out to plunder more Cheltenham prizes and his string for 2016 is choc-full of useful handicappers headed by the talented Doctor Harper, whilst he also saddles former Festival heroes Dynaste and Ballynagour.
Henry de Bromhead heads to the Festival with live contenders in a number of Grade 1 races including Champion Hurdle second favourite Identity Thief, Champion Chase candidate Special Tiara plus Ryanair Chase runner Smashing.
Having already won jumping's top prizes, trainer Kim Bailey isn't content to sit on his laurels, but is eager for further success this spring with his talented string.
Dorset trainer Colin Tizzard's Cheltenham Festival string is spearheaded by Cue Card and Thistlecrack, who have carried all before them in the staying chase and staying hurdling division respectively in Britain this season.
The UK's champion trainer sends a strong string to Cheltenham which features two World Hurdle candidates, plenty of lively handicap contenders, some promising juveniles plus past winners including the current Champion Chaser.
The all-time leading trainer at the Cheltenham Festival reveals his string for 2016 which features a five-pronged attack on the Champion Hurdle, some smart novices that are rising through the ranks plus past champions out to roll back the years.
Although trainer Mick Hammond has been doing well in the wet winter conditions there are also many of his string waiting for the better spring going
The progressive rising star Wakanda exemplifies Sue Smiths 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 a quality heavy string, trainer Harry Whittington is looking forward to running his stable stars at the prestigious spring festivals
Top Irish trainer Noel Meade discusses his stable stars including Road To Riches, the ante-post favourite for Saturday's Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown.
From his Jamesfield Stables in Newmarket's Hamilton Road, James Tate talks to At The Races about his string and reflects on several who look to be well handicapped
With spring around the corner, Charlie Longsdon shares his thoughts on his string including several who are looking forward to less soggy underfoot conditions.
In his third year with a licence, trainer Ben Pauling has shown he can compete at the highest level when winning the Grade 1 Challow hurdle last month and gives our readers an insight into his strings near to hand engagements
A bad batch of hay caused a hiccup to Rebecca Curtis's season, but the stable has returned to form and she talks about her string including several exciting prospect she has in mind for the Spring
A dream start to her training career has put Kerry Lee in a good position to expand her stable with quality stock, and she talks to At The Races about he small but select string and her plans for them over the coming weeks
From his new base on the Curragh, the yard of the high-profile owner Barry Connell, bang in-form trainer Alan Fleming guides us through his squad for the Christmas period and beyond.
A win at Kempton's Boxing Day meeting is on Colin Tizzard's Christmas wish list, and he gives At The Races readers an insight into his strings immediate prospects with several of his stable high rollers taking their best shot at a festive prize.
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.
In only his third full season, David Dennis trains from Tyre Hill Racing Stables near Worcester and talks to AtTheRaces about his dual purpose string and selects a handful of interesting runners for both the AW and the jumps.
Some good prizes look on the cards this season for trainer Evan Williams who has a talented string which have already landed a listed mares hurdle with Tea In Transvaal
With his first Cheltenham Festival winner this year, young trainer Neil Mulholland talks to At The Races about his string and a couple of improving chasers who have a great chance in this month's Hennessy at Newbury
It's chasers who provide trainer Lucinda Russell with the bulk of her winners and a better class of horses could make this an exciting season for the Arlary House handler
Dan Skelton has his team ready for the Paddy Power meeting at Cheltenham and gives At The Races a guide to their early season targets
Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer sends a small but select team in search of his second Breeders’ Cup win, headed by hot Juvenile Fillies favourite Songbird.
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.
A three-time Breeders' Cup-winning trainer, we get the inside scoop on Doug O'Neill's 2015 Breeders' Cup team which is led by Juvenile favourite Nyquist.
Although winless in 23 starters at the Breeders' Cup, Mark Casse is a leading trainer from his Canadian base and is increasingly becoming a more prominent figure in the United States. Here, he talks us through his 2015 Breeders' Cup team.
From his Dorset base Harry Fry talks to At The Races about his string and an especially strong novice chase division which includes the Grade 1 winning Bitofapuzzle
Seven-time North American champion trainer Todd Pletcher has a team of eleven starters at Breeders' Cup including Dirt Mile favourite Liam's Map plus leading Juvenile Fillies fancy Rachel's Valentina.
Twice a scorer at the Breeders' Cup, New York trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has sent four horses to Keeneland including a trio who are owned by the Godolphin operation.
New York trainer Chad Brown hit a hat-trick at BC14 and he sends a large team to Kentucky in 2015, headed by defending Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint champion Bobby's Kitten.
Winning the Ladbroke World Hurdle was undoubtedly the highlight of last season for Warren Greatrex and he talks to At The Races about his string and their targets for this season.
In her fledging career Sandra Hughes has already bagged a brace of Grade 1 wins and plundered the Irish Grand National and, here, she gives us the lowdown on her team who are out to make more hay in 2015/16.
Gordon Elliott speaks about his string which is headed by Don Cossack, officially the highest-rated chaser in Ireland, and also features several well-bred youngsters who also carry the famous Gigginstown silks.
Champions Day at Ascot should see several of Michael Appleby's team trying to add to the stables coffers, and he talks to At The Races about their chances as well as other in the stable who will be running fairly soon
Eight-time Irish Champion Trainer Noel Meade discusses his squad for the season which features Grade 1 winners Road To Riches and Apache Stronghold plus promising performers like Disko and Mullaghanoe River.
Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls is bidding for his tenth title in 11 seasons and here he gives his verdict on his most powerful ammunition that he hopes will keep him top of the tree again this season.
Henry de Bromhead lets us behind the scenes at his Knockeen base to go through the many promising horses he has in his care including Grade 1 winners Special Tiara, Sizing Granite and Sizing John.
With a mixture of both Flat and National Hunt runners, Alan Swinbank talks to At The Races about his versatile string which he trains at Western House Stables in Melsonby, North Yorkshire.
Alan King has plenty to look forward to this year with a real mix of talent that includes novices with potential, established older horses plus a strong team of mares.
2015/16 looks set to be another huge season for Nicky Henderson and here the master of Seven Barrows gives us the lowdown on the plethora of talent he has in his care.
David Pipe talks us through his candidates for glory this term which include brilliant Champion Bumper hero Moon Racer plus a number of big guns who are returning to the track having been sidelined last season.
The Minehead maestro lifts the lid on his string for 2015/16 which includes several big-race standing dishes and plus whole host of promising unexposed types who are set to rise up the ranks.
Criquette is not the only Head family member fancied to be in the Longchamp winner's enclosure this weekend and here her brother, Freddy, lifts the lid on his runners at the Paris track, including 2014 Prix de l'Opera heroine We Are.
Trainer Mick Halford has his eyes on the Irish Champions Weekend and has assembled a strong team with special emphasis on some of the valuable handicaps
Top French trainer Jean-Claude Rouget talks about his likely runners on Arc trials day at Longchamp on Sunday plus those who could represent him on Arc day.
Top trainer Charlie Appleby discusses the horses in his care that he hopes will carry the famous royal blue colours of Godolphin with distinction at the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival - includes a host of promising 2yos plus a multiple Group-winning older horse.
Promising young trainer Johnny Levins talks to At The Races about his string including many handicappers, switched from other team, which he's been able to revitalise and improve.
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