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15/03/2019 And so Cheltenham ends with no Yorkshire winners, Definitly Red appeared to be running OK when brought down in the Gold Cup whilst Forest Bihan was fourth in the Grand Annual Challenge Cup Gd3. Mark Johnston had a winner at Lingfield.
14/03/2019 That's more like it. OK, so still no Cheltenham 2019 winner, but Jedd O'Keeffe's Sam Spinner bounced back into form when second in today's Stayers' Hurdle Gd1 , which he flopped in last season when starting as favourite. The day had started well for O'Keeffe with Lord Yeats taking the opener at Hexham where Micky Hammond's possibly-politically-named Dontdelay was also a winner. Ruth Jefferson similarly landed the opener at Market Rasen. David Griffiths had a winner on Southwell's evening card.
13/03/2019 Day two at Cheltenham, and no joy at all. Mark Johnston's Cardsharp turns out for the second time in four days and lands Lingfield's feature, with David Griffiths also scoring.
12/03/2019 Cheltenham 2019, Day One and no wins for Yorkshire although Sue Smith's Vintage Clouds goes close when second in the Ultima Handicap Chase Gd3, one place better than last term. Later on the card Philip Kirby's Lady Button's is fourth in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle Gd1, some way behind the main protaganists. On the level there are wins for Grant Tuer, Kevin Ryan and Paul Midgley at Southwell and for Mark Johnston at Wolverhampton.
09/03/2019 I may over been over-optimistic about Spring .... ! Anyway a good day at Wolverhampton with David Barron's Above The Rest landing the Wulfruna Stakes L with Mark Johnston's Cardsharp back in third. Earlier Richard Fahey's Third Time Lucky was third in the 31,125 Lincoln Trial Handicap and David O'Meara took the last. Richard Guest took the opener on Kempton's evening card.
02/03/2019 Cheltenham getting closer, almost time for the Flat season proper to commence, spring has sprung ! As proof it was the Spring Cup L at Lingfield today in which Mark Johnston's Deep Intrigue was a useful second, stablemate King's Advice having landed the opener. At Kelso Brian Ellison's Windsor Avenue was second in the Edinburgh Gin Premier Kelso Novices' Hurdle Gd2 whilst Peter Niven's Brian Boranha was third in the 34,408 Grimthorpe Handicap Chase at Doncaster.
16/02/2019 Panic over, racing back on. Ruth Jefferson's Waiting Patiently came back to Ascot in pursuit of a second consecutive victory in the Ascot Chase Gd1 but could only manage a brave but well beaten second place. Stablemate Mega Yeats was third in the olgb.com Mare's Hurdle L at Haydock where Sue Smith also had a winner. On the level Mark Johnston and David O'Meara both had winners at Lingfield.
26/01/2019 Philip Kirby's rising star Lady Buttons made it four in a row when just holding on in the OLBG.com Yorkshire Rose Mares' Hurdle Gd2 at Doncaster this evening, earlier Brian Ellison's Ravenhill Road was third in the Owlerton Sheffield Lightning Novices' Chase Gd2. Meanwhile down at HQ Ruth Jefferson's Buster Valentine lost his unbeaten tag but nevertheless ran well to be second in the Bayllmore Novices' Hurdle Gd2. Roger Fell scored on Chelmsford's evening card.
20/01/2019 A quiet few weeks, but today Sue Smith landed her second Grade Two of the year when Wakanda at Haydock landed the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase Gd2 at the age of 10. Philip Kirby took the opener on the card whilst Rebecca Bastiman took the last on Wolverhampton's evening card.
03/01/2019 Yorkshire racing legend Bill Elsey died last night at the age of 97. He took over the licence at Highfield from his father Charles in 1961 and had classic winners in both 1967 (Pia in the Oaks) and 1973 (Swinton Grange bred Peleid in the St Leger). Amongst his other major winners were Black King (Queen's Vase), Henry The Seventh (Eclipse Stakes, Cambridgeshire), Sostenuto (Ebor), King Of Babylon (Champagne Stakes), Lucaya (Sun Chariot Stakes), Alignment (Ebor), Tantivy (Queen's Vase), Double Cream (Lincoln), Don (St James's Palace Stakes and Lockinge), Line Slinger (Yorkshire Cup), Past Glories (Welsh Champion Hurdle, 2nd.Triumph Hurdle), K-Battery (Earl of Sefton and Lincoln) and Linpac West (John Porter Stakes). That his earlier owners included Jim Joel, Sir Tatton Sykes (of Sledmere), Sir Victor Sassoon (who owned Thornton), Marcus Wickham Boynton (Burton Agnes) and Phil Bull and that, later in his career, he was entrusted with some Khalid Abdullah horses shows the high esteem in which he was held.
Mick Easterby and Karl Burke scored at Southwell whilst David Barron's Above The Rest was fourth in the Dubawi Stakes G3 at Meydan.
01/01/2019 The year gets off to an excellent start when Sue Smith's Midnight Shadow puts up a strong performance to land Cheltenham's Relkeel Hurdle Gd2 by two and a quarter lengths. John Quinn scored at Musselburgh and John Balding did likewise at Southwell.

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