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2019 Season

2019 Season


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 My 4th full season has now come to…

Thursday, January 9, 2020

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Homebred

Homebred


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 It was joy for Punting to win at Wolverhampton…

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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Runners update

Runners update


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 We have a couple of good runners this…

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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Championship Titles

Championship Titles


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 We have had a quiet enough week apart…

Monday, December 2, 2019

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Japan Cup

Japan Cup


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 It was a brilliant result for Oisin…

Monday, November 25, 2019

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Yearling Time

Yearling Time


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 We now have 23 yearlings in. Over…

Monday, November 18, 2019

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Breeders Cup and Melbourne Cup

Breeders Cup and Melbourne Cup


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 There have been a lot of ups and downs…

Monday, November 19, 2018

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The Rumor Mill

The Rumor Mill


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Sometimes what you hear on the grapevine…

Friday, October 26, 2018

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Amazing Frankie

Amazing Frankie


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 No jockey has won the Prix de l'Arc…

Friday, October 26, 2018

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Arc review

Arc review


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 While most people seemed to accept…

Friday, October 26, 2018

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Championships

Championships


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 It's a pleasure to again say well…

Friday, October 26, 2018

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The season takes it toll

The season takes it toll


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 I read what Charlie Fellowes had to…

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Sad News

Sad News


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 I'm not expecting to see many shocks…

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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The handicapping system

The handicapping system


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 I have major issues with our handicapping…

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Mick O'Toole

Mick O'Toole


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 On Monday, at the Carmelite Church…

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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Roaring Lion

Roaring Lion


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Thrilled to train first winner for…

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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YORK RACECOURSE

YORK RACECOURSE


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 It was enjoyable to read the Racing…

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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SHERGAR CUP

SHERGAR CUP


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 The Dubai Duty Shergar Cup has treated…

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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GLORIOUS GOODWOOD

GLORIOUS GOODWOOD


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 David Egan has made correct career…

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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TREBLE TIME

TREBLE TIME


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 There is no doubt Tuesday was special…

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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Racing Staff Week

Racing Staff Week


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 When I look at Golden Wolf's name…

Friday, July 20, 2018

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The Stewards Room

The Stewards Room


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 The stewards' inquiry into last Saturday's…

Friday, July 20, 2018

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Weathercock Apprentices

Weathercock Apprentices


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 My job is to train racehorses, not…

Friday, July 20, 2018

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Stalls Phobia

Stalls Phobia


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 One of the biggest disappointments…

Monday, July 2, 2018

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Rebranding

Rebranding


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Let’s rebrand sellers and claimers…

Monday, June 11, 2018

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Horse Welfare Issues

Horse Welfare Issues


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 There has been much of interest to…

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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Timmy Murphy

Timmy Murphy


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Timmy Murphy was one of the weighing…

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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Goodwood Troubles

Goodwood Troubles


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 I was at Goodwood last Saturday –…

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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First Column of 2018

First Column of 2018


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 This is my first column of 2018 but…

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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Breeders Cup

Breeders Cup


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Queen’s Trust is my Breeders’ Cup…

Thursday, November 9, 2017

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Glendevon Stays With Us

Glendevon Stays With Us


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Relief all round as Glendevon remains…

Friday, November 3, 2017

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Champions Day

Champions Day


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Qipco British Champions Day is serving…

Monday, October 23, 2017

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Classic Quotes

Classic Quotes


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 It is no secret that although we've…

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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48 Hour Decs

48 Hour Decs


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 When 48-hour declarations came into…

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Stewards Abuse of Power

Stewards Abuse of Power


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 When the Racing Post spoke to me at…

Thursday, October 5, 2017

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You read it here before!

You read it here before!


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Thumbs up for the British Racing School…

Monday, September 25, 2017

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Dark Angel

Dark Angel


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 The action across Longines Irish Champions…

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Jumps Diversion

Jumps Diversion


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Believe It has been a great servant for…

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Irish Pony Racing

Irish Pony Racing


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 In Ireland pony racing matters. If…

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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Secrets of the Saddle

Secrets of the Saddle


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 LAST week's Secrets of the Saddle…

Monday, August 28, 2017

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Social Media Woes

Social Media Woes


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 There are two sides to social media.The…

Friday, August 25, 2017

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Girls on the Job

Girls on the Job


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Hayley Turner will be one of the star…

Friday, August 18, 2017

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The Crusade on Goodwood

The Crusade on Goodwood


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 With a name like Goodwood Crusader,…

Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Feast or Famine

Feast or Famine


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 This year's King George VI and Queen…

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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Support for English Horses

Support for English Horses


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Lambourn is home to a stunning sprinter…

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Hot Topics

Hot Topics


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 When I was riding, the whip was at…

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Goodwood's Crusade moves on to July festival

Goodwood's Crusade moves on to July festival


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 The last few weeks have been kind…

Monday, July 10, 2017

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Haven't a Scooby

Haven't a Scooby


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 I'm pleased to say we continue to…

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Angel's Delight

Angel's Delight


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Angel’s great run has given yard enormous…

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Royal Ascot Week

Royal Ascot Week


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 In my first column of the year I wrote…

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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True Reds

True Reds


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 If you're a football fan in Ireland…

Monday, June 12, 2017

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Epsom Derby

Epsom Derby


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 The Investec Derby's field size is…

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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​First winner for The Queen gave me tremendous pride

​First winner for The Queen gave me tremendous pride


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 First winner for Queen gave me tremendous…

Monday, May 29, 2017

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Employment Opportunites

Employment Opportunites


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 We have a number of different job…

Thursday, April 6, 2017

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Reflections on this past year

Reflections on this past year


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Kempton thoughts The most important…

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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Review

Review


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 With our last runner of the year on…

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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Ownership Opportunties

Ownership Opportunties


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Please take a look at our Horses For…

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Masterful Aidan O'Brien

Masterful Aidan O'Brien


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 There was a huge amount of confidence…

Monday, October 10, 2016

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Chantilly

Chantilly


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 I TAKE MY HAT OFF TO JIM CROWLEY AS…

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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A Weights Case

A Weights Case


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Need for more claimers The BHA’s…

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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The Flu

The Flu


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 For our yard, and for many others,…

Monday, September 19, 2016

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Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 The Qipco Irish Champion Stakes is…

Monday, September 12, 2016

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The Ledger Legends Race

The Ledger Legends Race


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 On Wednesday, for one day only, I…

Monday, September 5, 2016

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Race to the Championship

Race to the Championship


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 If we do get a tussle for the title…

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 For Flat trainers the shopping season…

Monday, August 22, 2016

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Camaraderie Among Owners

Camaraderie Among Owners


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 One thing I have been keen to create…

Monday, August 15, 2016

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Changing Times

Changing Times


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Weatherbys wonderful but fewer forms…

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Point of View

Point of View


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Having a weekly column in the Racing…

Monday, August 1, 2016

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Music Nights

Music Nights


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 In terms of what happened on the track,…

Monday, July 25, 2016

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Double Delight

Double Delight


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 For me as a trainer, Thursday was…

Monday, July 18, 2016

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Fallon Fan

Fallon Fan


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Kieren Fallon was a great jockey,…

Monday, July 11, 2016

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Paco's Angel

Paco's Angel


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 I enjoyed many a good Monday at Windsor…

Monday, July 4, 2016

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Racing Admin

Racing Admin


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 I have learned quickly that as a trainer…

Monday, June 27, 2016

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Lambourn Trainers take top honors at Royal Ascot

Lambourn Trainers take top honors at Royal Ascot


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 For 20 years now we've been praising…

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 This will be my first Royal Ascot…

Monday, June 13, 2016

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Epsom

Epsom


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Unfortunately this weeks column is…

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Stable Talk

Stable Talk


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Stable jobs are tough but there's…

Monday, May 30, 2016

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Lessons Learnt

Lessons Learnt


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 UNSCATHED DYNAMO CAN BOUNCE BACK…

Monday, May 23, 2016

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Horse Psyche

Horse Psyche


Richard's Blog Richards Weekly Blog Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Every horse has a natural level of…

Monday, May 16, 2016

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Jockey Talk

Jockey Talk


Jockey Talk

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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Welcome

Welcome


The Story So Far..................

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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