ARO awards 2021 celebrate familiar faces and new talent

Holly Doyle with the 2021 ARO Leading Jockey Award © Debbie Burt

ARO awards 2021 celebrate familiar faces and new talent The ARO awards 2021 celebrated familiar faces by formally recognising the importance of both past and future talent by jockeys, grooms, owners and trainers. ARO Patron HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum may have sadly passed on, but his legacy continued this year with a first leading owners’ title for Shadwell Estates and his family. With ten individual winners, all were homebreds who raced in the iconic blue and white colours. Though none achieved a black-type victory, Alajab was Group 1PA placed…

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French produce perfect prelude to LGCT Tour Finals

French produce perfect prelude to LGCT Tour Finals Under the bright lights of the spectacular indoor arena at the X-Bionic Sphere, Samorin, Olivier Robert claimed his second win of the week as he proved his flying form ahead of the super Saturday showdown. The French champion’s win was a perfect prelude to the dramatic and tense Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL Finals, where the 2021 season champions of champions will be crowned. Robert smiled: I think Bosty helped me a lot as at the beginning, I didn’t want to…

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October Tour Big Class sees last minute podium shake-up

October Tour Big Class sees last minute podium shake-up The La Equine Longines Ranking Big Class, set at 1.45m and run under table A (FT), at this week’s October Tour was designed by Cédric Longis and consisted of 12 fences with 14 jumping efforts. Overall, the course rode well with faults spread throughout and with many riders using the class as a preparation for next weeks Nations Cup round. Early to go in this class was Laura Kraut, who was part of the Silver medal winning USA team in this year’s Tokyo Olympics.  It was…

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