Each season that passes just to seems to get better and better for Musley Bank maestro Richard Fahey.
With Ribchester taking pride of place with his victories in the Lockinge Stakes and the Queen Anne Stakes, followed by a narrow defeat in heavy ground in the Sussex Stakes, it is hardly surprising that he has already passed his prize money total of last year with the promise of plenty more to come.
The winner tally stands at 147 to date with over £3,327,000 in the prize money coffers which better his domestic total of over £3,162,000 for 2016.
There is plenty of fish to be fried at Haydock, Ascot and in Ireland this weekend and that will be followed with a healthy team at Doncaster’s St Leger Festival and then another onslaught at Ayr’s Western meeting.
The Malton trainer’s record-equalling haul of 235 winners in 2015 looks very unlikely to be threatened but there is every chance his prize money total of £3,846,974 can be surpassed and Richard kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about some of his main hopes for the autumn and beyond.