07-09-2020 12:25:57 in General by Admin
National Hunt Flat races are a starting point for national hunt horses to gain experience of racing before they begin their hurdling career.  These races (often referred to as “bumpers” due to the inexperienced horses that contest them) are an early indicator of the ability of the participants. It is especially pleasing, therefore, to note that since the restart of national hunt ...

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01-09-2020 15:28:11 in General by Admin
On the 21st August, members of the Neil Mulholland Racing Club had a great Saturday afternoon at Uttoxeter watching their horse win the day's big handicap chase.  He was backed into favouritism but needed plenty of cajoling from jockey Robbie Dunne on the way around as he was on and off the bridle for most of the race.  Obviously, however, the crucial part of the race is the winning line...

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21-08-2020 15:54:27 in General by Admin
Three more winners for the yard since the last news post.  These were kicked off by Simply Sin who won on Tuesday 11th at Wolverhampton.  Ridden by Cieran Fallon, a young jockey who has had a great start to his career, Simply Sin ran on really well to win.  He did not have a smooth passage after he was slow away and needed to wait to make his run, but when he got in the clear, he st...

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09-08-2020 16:13:05 in General by Admin
The good recent run of winners was continued this week when Princess T won the last race at Southwell on Tuesday. Molliana had already gone close, beaten into 2nd place earlier on the card, so this race was some recompense for Mollianna's owner Mike Burbidge who part-owns Princess T through his business Dajam Ltd.  Tom Scudamore was on-board for the victory and when challenged on the run-in,...

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03-08-2020 12:44:44 in General by Admin
The last news update recorded the yard's first winners since the shutdown of racing when Man of the Sea, Hidden Depths and Glengar delivered three wins in three days. At the time of writing that post, we could hardly have known that the streak was going to be extended to a magnificent seven winners in a week! Perth is a track that the yard likes to support with runners and they often produce som...

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21-07-2020 16:12:49 in General by Admin
With uncertainty arising from the shutdown of racing in March, and the knowledge that owners were paying training fees with no prospect of seeing their horses on the racetrack, communication led to agreements being reached with owners to give most of the horses the yard a holiday.  This minimised the financial burden of having horses in full training and it was only when we had a degree of co...

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07-07-2020 17:07:47 in General by Admin
National Hunt racing returned on 1st July, but really got going on Monday 6th with a good card at Uttoxeter and it saw the return of three of the yard’s long-standing high-class performers, with Shantou Village lining up in the handicap hurdle and The Young Master and Doing Fine contesting the listed “Summer Cup” chase. It was great to see two of the three hitting the frame with...

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28-06-2020 16:44:21 in General by Admin
This Wednesday sees the return of national hunt racing in the UK.  The yard has four entries at Southwell on "opening day" and final decisions on runners will be taken tomorrow morning as racing is operating a 48-hour declaration system at the moment. After Wednesday, there is a break of a few days with only flat cards, before the jumps gets going on a more regular basis from Monday 6th Jun...

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17-06-2020 16:58:21 in General by Admin
The big news this week is the announcement of the first races in the jumps programme in July! National hunt racing will restart at Southwell on Wednesday 1st July with the 2nd fixture at Uttoxeter on Monday 6th July, one of four meetings that week.  It is great to have fixtures to focus on and the yard is starting to ramp up with the promise of some jumps racing.  We have not been witho...

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07-06-2020 22:31:20 in General by Admin
Racing is back! It was great to see the resumption of racing last week and just seven racing days into the season, and we have already seen the first two classic winners with Kameko winning the 2000 Guineas on Saturday and Love winning the 1000 Guineas on Sunday. With Royal Ascot starting next week, the top-class racing will be coming thick and fast and hopefully, you are enjoying having some li...

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