Simon Mapletoft visits leading All-Weather trainer Mick Appleby, who is planning to regain the title he won in 2016 with a powerful team of horses at his new purpose-built training establishment near Oakham.
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Simon Mapletoft visits leading All-Weather trainer Mick Appleby, who is planning to regain the title he won in 2016 with a powerful team of horses at his new purpose-built training establishment near Oakham.
The All-Weather provided emerging Archie Watson with his first-ever winner last autumn and the Lambourn trainer hasn’t looked back since. Here, the former assistant to William Haggas talks Simon Mapletoft through his team for the new season.
Paul Nicholls may have relinquished his crown last season but he still recorded his highest-ever tally of winners and here the master of Manor Farm gives us the lowdown on his talented young squad for 2017/18, some of whom could be the household names of the future.
Willie Mullins retained his title in dramatic fashion last season and here the eleven-time champion trainer gives us the inside scoop on his formidable team which includes a number of National Hunt heavyweights that could take many top honours in the coming campaign.
Nicky Henderson regained his title in 2016/17 to be crowned champion trained for the fourth time and here the master of Seven Barrows discusses the embarrassment of riches at his disposal which could lead to lead to another memorable season.
Filled to the rafters with two year olds, second season trainer George Scott is looking forward to next season, although his stable star James Garfield does have a date at Del Mar early next month for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf
Joseph O’Brien’s fledgling training career is firmly in the ascendency and here he runs the rule over his team of young and progressive National Hunt horses which could continue his upward curve in 2017/18.
Colin Tizzard enjoyed the season of his life in 2016/17 with several of his stars taking top honours to see the Dorset trainer break the two million-pound barrier and here we get the inside scoop on some of Jumps racing leading lights which could fill the coffers even more in the coming campaign.
Jessica Harrington enjoyed several big-race victories last season, including in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Irish Grand National, and here the Curragh trainer gives us her verdict on her main hopes which could provide more red-letter days in 2017/18.
The Master of Barbury Castle clocked up his best tally of winners since 2008/09 last term and here he takes the wraps off the class of 2017/18 which includes the likes of Smad Plad, Sceaux Royal plus Yanworth and is bolstered by a strong team of smart mares.
Minehead maestro Philip Hobbs topped the million-pound mark for the fourth successive time in 2016/17 and here he gives us the inside track on this season's team which looks brimful of fresh talent and also features the usual suspects.
Knockeen trainer Henry de Bromhead landed a personal best of winners last term and took Championship honours at the Cheltenham Festival - here he lifts the lid on his talented team which includes several youngsters with potential.
With Endless Acres to the fore of the Cesarewitch market, Charlie Fellowes is hopeful for a grandstand finish to the turf flat season, but also has several who should keep filling the coffers during the winter on the all weather
Being top trainer at the Cheltenham Festival and finishing a close second in the Irish title meant the master of Cullentra House enjoyed a brilliant 2016/17 and here he gives us the lowdown on his ever-growing yard which contains an abundance of well-bred and promising young horses.
Overflowing with quality bloodstock, Owen Burrows is looking to finish off his second season as a trainer with a flurry of blue blooded winners
Chantilly trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre reveals his Arc weekend runners, which include Prix Du Cadran favourite Vazirabad plus Zarak, a lively Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe outsider bidding to follow in his mother’s footsteps.
With a small but select string, Ed Vaughan carefully places his runners and has consequently managed a strike rate for the season of 20%. Here he outlines the condition to get the best out of both his stable stars, and lesser lights.
After a personal best last season, trainer David Menuisier's string was hit by a virus mid season which seriously suppressed his winner total, and he will be looking to make up for lost time in the final weeks of the season
Kevin Ryan is no stranger to success at the St Leger Festival, with a hat-trick of Portland Handicaps, a massive pay day in the valuable sales race and two Flying Childers Stakes gracing his CV. Now the Yorkshire-based trainer is plotting more big race glory on Town Moor this week.
Northern powerhouse Richard Fahey is on track to break his prize money record in 2017 and here he gives us the inside track on his leading lights, many of whom are primed for an assault on the major meetings this autumn.
Tipperary trainer Joe Murphy discusses the pick of his string, including his runners on Irish Champions Weekend and at the Listowel Harvest Festival.
A tranche of progressive three-year-olds have helped trainer Eve Johnson Houghton post an impressive win tally for the season to date and should help her achieve a personal best in the remaining weeks of the season
As well as a nice bunch of three-year-olds Ed Walker has a stable full of budding two-year-old talent who should start to make their make in the autumn but will really blossom next season
Andrew talks to At The Races about his string including a talented group of older stable stalwarts
His first Listed winner is a new milestone for Jedd O’Keeffe who has his string poised to supplement this seasons already healthy winner total
York’s Ebor festival later this month has proved a happy hunting ground for trainer Tim Easterby in previous seasons and with his string in such fine form he’ll be disappointed if he returns empty handed this year
With many from his stable entered at Glorious Goodwood, Hughie Morrison is looking forward to the action from the West Sussex course, and shares his thoughts on his teams near to hand engagements
Top trainer Gordon Elliott is sending another strong team to Ballybrit, which includes leading fancies for the week’s two feature contests, the Galway Plate and the Galway Hurdle.
Amanda Perrett has her team ready for Glorious Goodwood and talks to At The Races about their prospects.
The Darlington handler talks to attheraces.com about his team, which includes a promising batch of young horses as he looks to find a replacement for star sprinter Mecca's Angel.
Roger Varian has already had a season to remember and he discusses his red-hot string which look set to carry him to further glories in the second half of the season, including at this week's July Festival at Newmarket.
With the spring and early summer behind him Henry Candy will be looking for another Group 1 win with his stable star Limato, as well as further mid summer success from his resurgent string.
Joseph O'Brien has made a big impact under both codes in the short time he has been training and here he gives us the inside track on his top Flat horses, several of which are set to appear at the Curragh this weekend.
"The best bunch I have had in the past five years", is how Jeremy Noseda describes his current crop of two year olds and he shares his thoughts about those youngsters and the rest of his string.
Royal Ascot was a happy hunting ground for Clive Cox last year with two Group 1 successes, and he's put together a strong team for this year's Royal meeting, and he'll be disappointed to return empty handed.
Trailblazing U.S trainer Wesley Ward is a seven-time Royal Ascot winner and sends a team of ten to Berkshire this year which is headlined by a trio of ante-post favourites including 2016 scorer Lady Aurelia.
Richard Hannon sends his strongest team to date to Royal Ascot which is spearheaded by 2,000 Guineas runner-up Barney Roy and bolstered by a talented bunch of two-year-olds.
Two-time champion trainer at the Royal Meeting, Mark Johnston’s runners for 2017 include a number of promising two-year-olds plus several useful handicappers.
Al Shaqab racing manager Harry Herbert discusses those set to sport the famous silver and gold silks at Royal Ascot in 2017, headed by last year's Coronation Stakes heroine Qemah.
Top trainer Jessica Harrington is out to break even more new ground in 2017 as she bids to saddle her first Royal Ascot winner and here she lifts the lid on her strong squad which includes two favourites for the juvenile contests.
Epitomised by the likes of Mix and Mingle, trainer Chris Wall has the knack of placing his string to maximum effect, and shares his thoughts on which ones could be worth following as the summer unfolds
Based in Carluke, South Lanarkshire, Keith Dalgleish has his string in find fettle and is looking forward to a record number of winners again this season
Ralph Beckett talks to At The Races about his runners at Epsom and Royal Ascot, as well as other near to hand targets.
Already housing a Grade 1 winner and performer in Mondialiste, Yorkshire trainer David O'Meara will hope to find more horses of that quality among his classy string. Here, David sits down with attheraces.com to discuss his 2017 squad.
Michael O'Callaghan is considered to be one of the fastest-rising training talents in Irish flat racing, now gathering support from top owners like Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum and Sheikh Fahad. Here, the trainer guides us through his stable.
Equine star Galileo Gold and progressive youngsters such as Best Of Days and Escobar make Hugo Palmer's Kremlin Cottage stable a force to be reckoned with and he shares his thoughts about his talented string with At The Races readers
Leading Irish trainer Mick Halford gives us the inside track on his string, several of which are set to appear at the Curragh this weekend.
Tom Dascombe gives his opinion on many of his string and their prospects as the season unfolds.
Sauvagnon-based trainer Francois Rohaut gives us the lowdown on his leading lights, including those that could cross the English Channel to fly the flag at Royal Ascot.
Quality is the attribute which defines Saeed Bin Suroor's string and he share his thoughts and hopes for the emerging season with At The Races readers
Brian Meehan talks to At The Races from his Manton base in Wiltshire about his string, including a selection of progressive three year olds
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.
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