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T2: Use of Kempton’s All-Weather by trainers based in Lambourn, South, Midlands, West Country & Wales by numbers of horses run Also shown is the ranking of the use of Kempton by the yard compared with the stable’s numbers of runners at other tracks (five-year period)* and in brackets the track that is the most favoured for the yard

Trainer

Rnrs Ranking

Tony Carroll Richard Hannon Jnr Andrew Balding Gary Moore Ralph Beckett Dean Ivory Simon Dow John Bridger David Evans Michael Attwater Lee Carter Paul Cole Amanda Perrett Sylvester Kirk Jeremy Gask Jamie Osborne Richard Hannon Snr Ron Harris Clive Cox Eve Johnson-Houghton George Baker Hughie Morrison Charles Hills Mark Usher Pat Phelan Roger Charlton Rod Millman Jim Boyle William Knight Milton Bradley Harry Dunlop Joe Tuite Michael Blanshard Mick Channon

497 363 352 300 262 252 244 236 218 214 213 197 196 189 186 177 177 177 171 171 168 166 163 163 162 161 158 156 155 152 148 135 135 124

1st 2nd (1 = Newmarket) 1st 2nd (1 = Lingfield) 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd (1 = Wolver) 2nd (1 = Lingfield) 2nd (1 = Lingfield) 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd (1 = Wolver) 1st 3rd ( 1 = Wolver) 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd (1 = Wolver) 1st 1st 1st 6th (1 = Goodwood)

Trainer

Rnrs Ranking

Ed de Giles 113 Ed Walker 112 Marcus Tregoning 110 Ian Williams 109 Laura Mongan 109 Roger Ingham 104 Brendan Powell 101 William Muir 99 Jonathan Portman 94 Henry Candy 93 Patrick Chamings 78 Geoffrey Deacon 77 Jo Hughes 75 Richard Hughes 68 Seamus Durack 67 Brian Meehan 63 Peter Hiatt 62 Denis Coakley 56 Brett Johnson 53 Alan King 45 Daniel Kubler 45 Anabel Murphy 44 Martin Bosley 41 Bill Turner 40 Seamus Mullins 38 Tony Newcombe 38 John Gallagher 27 Jose Santos 23 Dominic Ffrench-Davis 21 Barry Brennan 14 Archie Watson 6 Ben de Haan 11 Harry Whittington

1st 1st 1st 2nd (1 = Wolver) 2nd (1 = Lingfield) 2nd (1=Lingfield) 1st 3rd (1 = Wolver) 1st 2nd (1= Windsor) 2nd (1 = Lingfield) 1st 4th (1 = Wolver) 1st 1st 4th (1 = Newmarket) 2nd 1st 2nd (1 = Lingfield) 2nd (1 = Wolver) 2nd (1 = Wolver) 3rd (1 = Lingfield) 1st 4th (1 = Wolver) 1st 2nd 1 = Wolver) 3rd (1= Brighton) 3rd (1 = Lingfield) 4th (1 = Wolver) 1st 3rd (1 = Lingfield) 1st 3rd (1 = Wolver)

Over five-year period, stats from Racing Post Not comprehensive, but an outline list of use of Kempton by variety of types of trainers based in Lambourn, West Berkshire, the Midlands, the South, the West Country and Wales All-Weather runners used only for dual purpose trainers *Numbers of horses the yard has run at Kempton compared to other GB tracks e.g. Kempton is Gary Moore’ s second-most visited track in the time frame behind Lingfield

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with a good atmosphere. A larger appreciation and understanding of the track’s role and the effects of its possible demise as against the gains that are being proposed by the JC, needs to be understood. Unfortunately, the full financial plan has not been revealed by the JC which means more of us can not assess whether this is “good” for the industry. The British Horseracing Assoication (BHA) has reported that the matter is beyond its remit – it can’t look into the proposal or give any recommendations until the JC requests fixtures for a new track at Newmarket. Things will probably be too late by then; surely the BHA can produce an overview via a cost-benefit analysis and reveal its findings? How much does the JC actually think it will get from the land sale, what are the prize-money and racecourse improvements proposed elsewhere, what will the cost be of building a racecourse in Newmarket? These are all questions that the JC needs to answer publically. It must be remembered that the operation also only owns 15 racecourses in Britain, most of which are in the south, while the organisation no longer has any role in governance, rendering its claimed role as acting for the “good” of the sport rather less weighty.

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owever, we appreciate that a landowner always has to examine closely any approach from a builder for a one-off sale as quite plainly development funds can put money into the owner’s hands that could never be realised by any other means. But, looking at the bigger picture, will this be right or wrong? And are the ongoing plans right for the sport? Concerning ourselves with the Flat racing side only – the volume of racing gives some statisitical weight to try and examine trends – we are going to give some sort of analysis using some great stats from flatstats.com, and racingpost.com, and answer whether it will be good thing for the Flat racing, its owners and its trainers? Quite obviously, at a first level for those trainers based in Newmarket and with a majority of their owners living abroad rather than based in the UK, this will be a very good thing. Journey times will be dramatically reduced, staff hours cut, owners’ equine transport bills slashed.

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We speak to champion UAE trainer Doug Watson ahead of the Dubai World Cup, we put some data behind the Jockey Club's Kempton Park proposals,...

ITB_March_April 2017  

We speak to champion UAE trainer Doug Watson ahead of the Dubai World Cup, we put some data behind the Jockey Club's Kempton Park proposals,...