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Despite the season drawing to a close, we’ve still been pretty busy with horses at the sales and I’m out in the US at Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup where I’m hoping there will be more bonfire night sparkle with OUT OF THE FLAMES in the Juvenile Sprint!

The season is slowly winding down and the majority of our horses have finished for the year but they’ll still be kept going throughout the winter to keep on the move and occupied as it can be a long old winter otherwise!

Today sees Qipco British Champions Day which is the arguably the best single day of racing on the whole flat racing calendar and it’s great to be represented in the big one itself with Barney Roy. The horses continue to run well so here’s hoping to end in the season in style and my thoughts on our chances are below.

Richard Hannon | EQTIRAAN stepping up to the plate!

The horses are absolutely flying at the moment which gives me great confidence going into a weekend like this.

A pretty busy Saturday with runners at three different tracks and we pay our annual visit to Redcar where there is plenty of good prize money on offer and many of our owners like to have runners there so it makes sense to send a box load. Many of the horses have finished racing for the season but are still being ridden out to keep them ticking over before we head properly into the winter.

Richard Hannon | Barney Roy remains the boy!

As the season begins to head towards the latter stages and with the ground getting softer we have started to finish a few of ours and put them away until next year hence we're pretty quiet tomorrow.

It’s quite a busy weekend for us with 14 runners up and down the country on Saturday and I feel we’ve got some extremely strong chances among them so without further ado, my thoughts are below!

Richard Hannon | Oh This Is Us suits us to a tee!

We head into this weekend with fewer runners than usual as the season begins to enter its twilight stages; that said with big meetings at Newmarket and Ascot to look forward to there are still plenty of good chances to add to our winners tally.

We’ve enjoyed seven winners and 19 placed horses since the start of September which is not a bad strike rate and as we approach the back end of the season there are still plenty more opportunities and several more horses to get out so I’m hopeful we can add to our impressive tally for the year.

Richard Hannon | De Bruyne Horse to score an early winner!

Once again it’s great to report that the horses are in flying form and seem to just keep on winning! Last weekend saw eight winners for the yard which was fantastic and I was particularly impressed with BILLESDON BROOK who supplemented her Glorious Goodwood victory with an easy success in the G3 Prestige Stakes at the same course last Saturday.

BARNEY ROY did us proud in the Juddmonte International and while it's never good getting beaten, he lost nothing in defeat and ran another superb race.

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!

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