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Richard Hannon | Inner Circle's Gonna Make you Sweat

The yard continues to fire in the winners and we've reached and breached 100 winners for the 2017 Flat Turf Season (128 since January 1st) and the horses are operating at a healthy strike rate so let's hope it continues into the autumn.

Richard Hannon | Mayyasah to lead the dash for the cash

The horses have been absolutely flying and there’s a real buzz about the place as we head towards the business end of the season and concentrate on the Ebor and St Leger meetings.

Richard Hannon | Ryan Moore and Rogue to star at Goodwood

It's been a great week so far at the Qatar Goodwood Festival and our two Billesdon fillies, BILLESDON BESS and BILLESDON BROOK, did the business for us and I thought Sean gave the

Heading into Thursday of the Qatar Goodwood Festival and the horses have run well. OLIVER REED wasn't beaten far in the Maiden on Tuesday and showed the talent is the. On that evidence, his winning opportunity will not be far away at all. 

Heading into day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival and we're slightly busier than Tuesday with seven runners across the card and quite possibly our strongest hand of the week.

Richard Hannon | Glorious Goodwood | The Week Ahead


Richard Hannon | Tigre du Terre to earn his stripes

The horses are absolutely flying and after a four-timer on Thursday we head into this weekend full of confidence with the Qatar Goodwood Festival just around the corner.

Richard Hannon | Majeste to impress

It’s another busy weekend for us with runners up and down the country plus in France on Sunday so hopefully, there will be some more winners among them. To be honest the horses have all been running very well and it was great to get a couple of winners at the July Meeting last week and at Ascot too.

Richard Hannon | Soldier's Girl to Win The War

A mammoth 22 runners up and down the country so let's waste no time in summing up their chances!

Horse Racing


It’s a big weekend for the stable with BARNEY ROY flying the flag for us in the Eclipse and while we don’t have too many other runners, I think they all have good chances so we’re hopeful of a successful Saturday!

After a great week at Royal Ascot you’d think things would be a little quieter for a while before the focus turns to the Qatar Goodwood Festival but with plenty of runners this week, and three winners, the bandwagon just continues to roll.


Richard Hannon | Elysium Dreaming of Ascot Glory

It's hard to believe we're at the end of Royal Ascot but the show goes in and we've got the Qatar Goodwood Festival to look forward to in a few weeks so there's no time to rest on our laurels.

Richard Hannon | Oisin 'Au Natural' for the Albany Stakes

How time flies! It's Day 4 of Royal Ascot already!  A pretty quiet day for us on Friday with just two runners so I hope it's a case of quality over quantity. 

Thoughts on our runners on are below:

Richard Hannon | Son of the Stars to shine at Ascot

We turn our attentions to Day 3 of Royal Ascot and I think we have some decent chances among them.

Richard Hannon | Out of the Flames to set Ascot alight

We go into Wednesday of Royal Ascot flying high after Barney Roy's brilliant win in the St James's Palace Stakes and what a thrill he provided! We deliberately kept him fresh for this and it's worked out very well indeed!

The top hat has been dusted off and we’re all set for another five days of brilliant racing at Royal Ascot and I’d say we’ve got quite a lot of strength in numbers and quality this year so hopefully there are a few winners among them.

Richard Hannon | Harbour Grey to light up the day

We’ve a busy weekend before our attentions turn to Royal Ascot from Tuesday and we should have around 25 representing the yard over the five days.

Richard Hannon | Warrior's Spirit to Shine Through

With Royal Ascot just around the corner we’re starting to sort out which horses will represent us and in what races and I’ll say we’ll have around 30 runners over the five days including BARNEY ROY who will hopefully get us off to a good start in the G1 St James Palace Stakes on the Tuesday.

We hit the crossbar a few times last weekend but have still been among the winners during the week and I was particularly pleased with DOTTED SWISS who won on her debut at Lingfield. She's a very smart filly and we would have to look at Royal Ascot now and something like the Albany. 

The horses are absolutely flying and I couldn’t be happier with the way things are going at present. It’s all down to the team behind me as well and if we can continue this way until the end of the season it would be nice to think we can be in with a shout of winning another Championship – but of course it’s a long way off yet and we’ve got lots of work to get ahead of Aidan O’Brien in the prize money battle!