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30/03/2020 The sad death was announced today of another Yorkshire Racing Legend, namely Peter Beaumont, the former Brandsby trainer. Best known as the trainer of the 1993 Cheltenham Gold Cup Winner (who was second the following year and also won the Irish Hennessy Gold Cup three times - and was second once - and the Peter Marsh Chase twice and was second in the Irish Grand National), he also trained Young Kenny (Scottish Grand National, Tote Becher Chase), Hussard Collonges (RSA Chase), Niki Dee (2nd.Cathcart Challenge Cup Chase, 3rd Grand National), Hunters Tweed (Ladbroke Trophy Chase), Bobby Grant (Tommy Whittle Chase, twice) and J-J Henry (John Hughes/Topham Chase), the later making his daughter Andrea the first women to ride a winner over Aintree's National fences.
14/03/2020 Brian Ellison's Sam's Adventure triumphs in the 25,024 1834 Novices' Handicap Chase at Uttoxeter off bottom weight. More NH action at Newcastle where Jedd O'Keeffe, Sue Smith and Brian Ellison all have wins. On the level at Wolverhampton there are wins for Michael Herrington, Lawrence Mullaney, Julie Camacho (Lorton in the 10,397 EBF Fillies' Handicap) and James Bethell. Two stalwarts of Middleham racing have passed away recently ; Betty Duxbury, of Carlton, owner primarily with Sally Hall but also with Ann Duffield, Chris Thornton, Chris Fairhurst and Tim Easterby passed away on the 2nd at the age of 90. Also former Middleham trainer Kate Walton has died at the age of 60, having retired in 2009 to hand over to Simon West, she trained over 70 winners and her best horse was probably Dark Ben.
13/03/2020 Cheltenham no runners = no return. Mark Johnston has a winner at Lingfield whilst Antony Brittain (cracking season so far!) , Richard Fahey and Karl Burke all score at Southwell.
12/03/2020 Crikey, Philip Kirby's Rayna's World is an odds-defying third in the Daylesford Mares' Novices' Hurdle Gd2 at Cheltenham today, after the drought we'll take that ! John Quinn had a winner at Chelmsford.
11/03/2020 Generally you have to have runners to have winners, so no joy for Yorkshire on Cheltenham Day 2. Richard Fahey scores at Kempton and Ruth Carr at Lingfield.
10/03/2020 Cheltenham Day One, and even Lady Buttons can't give up anything to cheer about, it could be a long week. David Griffiths has a winner at Wolverhampton and Sue Smith at Sedgefield, whilst evening racing at Newcastle yields success for Les Eyre, Micky Hammond and Ruth Carr.
07/03/2020 Imperial Cup day cancelled (well OK, the day wasn't cancelled, just the meeting!) , so a fairly quiet pre-Cheltenham Saturday. Wolverhampton sees winners for Richard Fahey and Michael Herrington , Mark Johnston's Smile A Mile is second in the 31,125 Lincoln Trial Handicap and stablemate Marie's Diamond is third in the Lady Wulfruna Stakes L. Evening racing at Chelmsford sees a win for Mark Johnston's Mildenberger in the 12,938 Tote Conditions Stakes.
29/02/2020 Good day at Kelso with Ruth Jefferson's Clondaw Caitlin landing the Wm Hill Premier Novices' Hurdle Gd2, by five lengths, making it four in a row. Next up Brian Ellison's Definitly Red greatly enchances his Grand National claims with a fourteen length romp in the 28,475 Wm Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Premier Chase L. Ben Haslam had also registered a winner earlier on the card. Ellison doubles up at Doncaster where David O'Meara also has a winner. On the level David Griffiths and Bryan Smart have wins at Southwell and Mark Johnston at Lingfield. Big day at Riyadh, David O'Meara's Suedois picks up useful pocket money when fifth in the stc 1351 Cup
22/02/2020 The tulips are starting to appear, and it's still light(ish) at 17:30 .... must be getting close to the start of the flat season, but we haven't reached Cheltenham yet. Nevertheless Yorkshire's first flat black-type win of the season came at Lingfield today when Karl Burke's Hareem Queen took the Hever Sprint Stakes L with David O'Meara's Watchable back in third. Evening racing saw Richard Fahey's Furzig land the 12,291 New Tote Handicap at Chelmsford. Finally a shout out to Antony Brittain who scored a treble at Wolverhampton last night, with Michael Herrington and Roger Fell also scoring.
01/02/2020 No Grade Two winner this weekend, however one of Yorkshire's star in that respect, Sue Smith's Midnight Shadow, did put up a good performance at Sandown to be second in the Scilly Isles Novices' Chase Gd1. At Musselburgh John Quinn's Ashington was a beaten favourite when second in the 21,896 Scottish County Hurdle Handicap whilst Ruth Jefferson provided the sole local winner at Wetherby.
25/01/2020 Another weekend, and another Yorkshire trained Grade 2 winner, this time the wonder mare that is Lady Buttons lands the Owlerton Mares' Hurdle Gd2 at Doncaster for Philip Kirkby, who also had a reasonable day at Cheltenham with Top Ville Been third in the Cotswold Chase G2, and En Meme Temps likewise third in the 17,204 Steel Plate & Sections Handicap Hurdle. David O'Meara provided Yorkshire's sole flat winner at Lingfield.
18/01/2020 OK, so we may not have reached the heights of the mid seventies and early eighties, Michael Dickinson, Peter Easterby and Neville Crump but this has to be one of the better National Hunt seasons of recent years for Yorkshire trainers. Today at Haydock Sue Smith gained her second Grade Two of the (calendar) year when Vintage Clouds took the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase Gd2, with Brian Ellison's Definitly Red back in second, for good measure Sue Smith also took the last. Earlier Smith's Joke Dancer was third in the Patrick Coyne Memorial Altcar Novices' Chase Gd2, whilst Micky Hammond's Cornerstone Lad was third in the Champion Hurdle Trial Hurdle Gd2. David O'Meara had a winner at Lingfield and Philip Makin scored at Chelmsford.
16/01/2020 Suedois, trained by David O'Meara, made his Dubai sojourn profitable today when landing the closing 78,947 Aliyah Handicap on the turf at Meydan, adding to his already not inconsiderable bank balance. At no doubt equally balmy Market Rasen there was a double for a resurgent Micky Hammond whilst Philip Kirby, Nigel Tinkler and Antony Brittain all struck on the all-weather at Newcastle.
02/01/2020 David O'Meara's money-spinning Suedois runs well enough at Meydan today when third in the Meydan Challenge Sponsored By Emirates NBD Asset Management Handicap L. Time for the 'Top 10' list again when I have time. More mundane fayre domestically with a sole winner courtesy of Richard Fahey at Lingfield.
01/01/2020 Boom, New Year, first Graded race of the year, Yorkshire winner; congratulations to Sue Smith and connections as Midnight Shadow lands the Dipper Novices' Chase Gd2 at Cheltenham,. to add to his two earlier Grade 2 hurdling victories. Brian Ellison and Sam England strike at Catterick whilst Karl Burke lands a double at Southwell where Richard Fahey also has a win.

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