The Henry de Bromhead trained and Aidan Coleman riden Put The Kettle On clear the last to win The Racing Post Responsiblegambling Arkle Trophy Trial Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham on Sunday. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.
THIS WEEK’S HORSE RACING NEWS…………..
Carlisle – Owner Miriam Queally and trainer John Queally hit the target in the bumper with Arcadian Sunrise 3/1.
Fairyhouse – Honeysuckle the red hot 3/10 favourite ran out a facile winner over hurdles for Henry De Bromhead.
Dundalk – Waterford born owner/breeder Nicky Hartery had his colours carried to victory by 25/1 outsider Sampers Seven.
Punchestown – Notebook was an 11/4 winner for Henry De Bromhead while 4/1 shot Treacysenniscorthy produced a brave front running performance for Robert Widger. Michael Ryan enjoyed a double with his home breds Sacchoandvanzetti 6/1 and Dewcup 4/1.
Cheltenham – Put The Kettle On made light of her 6/1 starting price for Henry De Bromhead.
Golden Vale Point – Tallow pilot James Hannon steered Scene Not Herd to victory.
Did You Know
Nicky Henderson has 148 horses in training with a staff of 56.
Joseph O Brien and Freddy Head are the only people to have ridden and trained a Breeders Cup winner.
In 2019 Order Of St George and Soldier Of Fortune were the busiest sires in England and Ireland with 275 mares visiting each of them.
Former ARC executive Jim Allen who left his management role to train horses in the USA is returning to England to train.
The only Irish trainers to have sent out winners at the Breeders Cup are Joseph O Brien, Aidan O Brien, the late Vincent O Brien and John Oxx.
In 2019 233 mares visited Diamond Boy who stands at Kilbarry Lodge Stud, Waterford.
Philip Hobbs has 111 horses in training with a staff of 37.
When Iridessa scored at the Breeders Cup Joseph O Brien (26) became the youngest trainer to send out a Breeders Cup winner. He also holds the same record as a jockey having partnered St Nicholas Abbey to victory in 2011.
Jay Archdeacon who partnered his first winner on the Noel Meade trained 20/1 outsider Rosgalme at Thurles is from Mallow and is a son of trainer Louis Archdeacon.
UK based trainer Olly Murphy has 110 horses under his care with a staff of 35.
Tom George has 80 horses in training with a staff of 24
Capri has been retired to stand at Grange stud.
On a recent Saturday Joseph O Brien saddled winners on three continents. Downdraft scored in Australia, Iridessa tasted success at the Breeders Cup while A Wave Of The Sea was successful on home soil.
When True Self won a race worth €186,000 at Flemington racecourse last week it was Willie Mullin’s first ever winner on Australian soil.
Having drawn a blank at the Breeders Cup in America Aidan O Brien said ”these horses are playing away from home and we spend the whole year getting them to settle and relax and they are two things around here you don’t want to be doing”.
Six Of The Best
Trainer Doug Watson went through the card at Meydan in Dubai recently and five of his six winners were ridden to victory by Enniscorthy born Pat Dobbs.
Shutting Up Shop
English born South African based Joey Ramsden (51) is quitting the training ranks. He is a step son of former English trainer Lynda Ramsden and son of her husband Jack.
Remaining Down Under
Il Paradiso third in the Melbourne Cup for Aidan O Brien has been sold and will remain down under to continue his career. Chief Ironside and Danceteria have left English based trainer David Menuisier and will race on in Australia.
Anthony Off The Mark
Anthony O Neill a son of Jonjo O Neill trainer and a brother of jump jockey Jonjo Junior partnered his first ever winner on Bhutan at Ludlow last week.
Grand National winner Tiger Roll met with a setback but connections hope to have him fit for Cheltenham next March.
Well known owner Bill Gredley has app
ointed Callum Sheppard (22) to partner his string of 50 horses.
A Sorry Saga
Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) have confirmed that all registrations of horses under the Supreme Horse Racing Club banner have been voided following the failure of the Club’s Trustee to provide HRI with information requested. It means that Supreme Horse Racing Club will not be permitted to be owners or part-owners of racehorses registered under Rules in Ireland. Horse Racing Ireland has consistently sought, and not received, the requested complete members’ information for horses running under Supreme Horse Racing Club.