Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Kinane in line for Legends doubleHeadlines
Mick Kinane wins on American Trilogy

Last year's winner Mick Kinane features among an elite group of ex-jockeys confirmed for the third running of the John Smith's Aintree Legends Charity Race on Grand National day.

The 13-time Irish champion jockey partnered the Paul Nicholls-trained American Trilogy to win the one-mile-five-furlong contest last April and has since made it two from two in such events in a 'Legends' race at Doncaster's St Leger meeting.

Tony Dobbin, who won the 1997 Grand National aboard Lord Gyllene, claimed the first running of Aintree's charity race in 2011 and will also be be back for more in the contest that opens the National card on April 6.

The 12 participants have ridden nearly 17,000 career winners between them and the previous two runnings raised over £160,000 for the Bob Champion Cancer Trust.

Brothers Michael and Richard Hills, Kevin Darley and George Duffield all join Kinane from the Flat racing scene, while the line-up is completed by Adrian Maguire, Marcus Armytage, Jim Culloty, Hywel Davies, Jimmy Frost and Carl Llewellyn.

Champion said: "The John Smith's Aintree Legends Race has now seen two great winners with Tony Dobbin in 2011 and Mick Kinane last year.

"Once again, we have a fantastic line-up of both jumps and Flat legends. This day more than any other will always be special for me and I can't think of a more fitting way to celebrate my 1981 Grand National win or my triumph over cancer than with this race and raising much-needed funds for the Bob Champion Cancer Trust."

Richard Hills said: "I have never been to Aintree before, let alone ridden there, and I am very much looking forward to being part of such a terrific line-up of jockeys and raising money for Bob's very worthy charity."

Adrian Maguire said: "Last year Mick Kinane sneaked a win for the Flat boys so this year we shall be doing everything we can to return the trophy to its rightful home and one of us jumps boys!"

On the fund-raising front, each individual jockey can have a corporate sponsor and members of the public can sponsor the race or their favourite jockeys at www.bobchampion.org.uk and via Just Giving pages.

6 July 2015

Irish duo walking on Ayr
Lynam duo to blaze July trail
Unassuming O'Meara on the march
Niel mooted for Hobbs Arc prep
Glorious designs for Abbaye hero
Mahsoob set for Wales's run
Varian dealt further Hill blow
Egan charged by BHA
Gosden unfazed by trailblazing Horn
Lightning in hat for Cup run
Fabre favours Bay Deauville date
Goodwood target for Paris
Yarmouth targets August return
Lee hoping for dream training start
Waady enters Haydock equation
Nassau next for Legatissimo
Mahsoob set for Wales's run
Brave team mull jumps option
Sapphire option for Fire
Waller eyeing Beau July glory
'Diamond' Ainippe delights Lyons
Another German Derby for Schiergen
No luck for Geraghty on return
Arc considered for Horn swansong
Tonto earmarked for York date
Pace set for July Stakes
Dods: Angel can embrace joy of six
Kurland set for Newmarket return
Outstanding third in Belmont Oaks

5 July 2015

Geraghty unplaced on return
Galway beckons for 'improving' Wood
Mountain set for trip descent
No joy for Postulation in USA
Golden shines in Eclipse victory
Eye sees off Marathon rivals
Blond shows her true colours
Notarised lands Newton prize
Basem proves up to Challenge
Tiana takes Oaks triumph
Waady leads the Charge
Cymro claims Haydock honours
Maria added to Falmouth field

4 July 2015

Horn calls the tune in Eclipse
Tiana takes Oaks triumph
Flash fires home
Majestic vies for Fairyhouse rule
Geraghty back in business
Walsh indebted to king Kauto
Angel confirmed Sandown non-runner
Doyle and Johnston shine at Sandown
Johnson scorches to fastest fifty
Windshear up for the Cup
Muhaarar in great form - Hills
Chantilly off the radar for Test
Gatsby sets sights on Horn
Queen aiming to reign in Oaks
Gosden respects Golden rivals

3 July 2015

Cyclone set for Leopardstown outing
Waady aiming to step up
Angel major Sandown doubt
Strong Gosden hand at Newmarket
Doyle up for the Challenge
Sandown team mull watering plans
Kazeem on comeback trail
Lennox option for Limato
Magnificent seven for Elliott
Pendleton thrilled with first ride
Balding hoping for Park August run
Kirby unscathed in house fire
Pilot charters path to York
Provenance has claims on Sandown
Soapy out to slay Dragon rivals
Spencer rides Gatsby in Eclipse
Space considered for Ascot return

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2015