A chat with… Ann Duffield

ANN Duffield is one of the most upwardly mobile trainers in UK horse racing and is enjoying a fine season. With the expert help of husband and former top jockey George, she has developed one of the finest training establishments in the north. But it has taken a lot of blood, sweat and tears to …[Read More]

A chat with… Ben Haslam

WHEN Ben Haslam became one of the youngest trainers in UK horse racing in 2010, he knew he had big shoes to fill. At just 25 he had the unenviable task of taking over from his father Patrick, a widely respected trainer for 37 years. But with plenty of winners under both codes the early …[Read More]

Can AP McCoy do it again?

            One of the perennial joys of racing is watching AP McCoy boot home another winner. Yesterday he gave a riding masterclass at Newton Abbot and while it might be excruciatingly frustrating for rivals Richard Johnson, Jason Maguire et al, they will know that AP sets the standard. This statistic …[Read More]