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Bellamy joins King's yard

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

CONDITIONAL jockey Tom Bellamy is to join Alan King’s yard after nearly three years with David Pipe.

Charlton has options for Thistle Bird

Swindon Advertiser: Beckhampton trainer Roger Charlton at Royal Ascot yesterday

5:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

BECKHAMPTON trainer Roger Charlton is weighing up several Group One options for Thistle Bird after she opened her account at the highest level at the weekend.

Trainer King pays tribute to tragic Tiger Cliff

Swindon Advertiser: Alan King enjoyed triple success at Warwick on Saturday

5:19pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

Alan King has paid tribute to popular stayer Tiger Cliff, who suffered a fatal heart attack after finishing fourth in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday.

Ascot victory for Hannon

Swindon Advertiser: Richard Hannon Jnr

10:05pm Thursday 19th June 2014

WILTSHIRE trainer Richard Hannon enjoyed success at Royal Ascot yesterday as Baitha Alga won the Norfolk Stakes.

Hannon’s relief as Toronado triumphs

Swindon Advertiser: Trainer Richard Hannon jnr

5:30am Wednesday 18th June 2014

WILTSHIRE trainer Richard Hannon admitted to a palpable sense of relief after Toronado lived up to every possible expectation in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Hannon is considering a Royal Ascot Kool running

Swindon Advertiser: Richard Hannon Jnr

5:30am Thursday 5th June 2014

ROYAL Ascot and a return trip to Ireland are under consideration for Kool Kompany after the exciting juvenile struck for Wiltshire trainer Richard Hannon in the Alfred Nobel Rochestown Stakes at Naas.

Trainer King Scoops a special visitor

Swindon Advertiser: Alan King enjoyed triple success at Warwick on Saturday

5:30am Thursday 29th May 2014

WILTSHIRE trainer Alan King had a special visitor to his Barbury Castle yard yesterday when he welcomed a wheelie bin cleaner who picked up £1,342,559 following Chatez’ win at Haydock on Saturday.

Meehan releases statement after M11 crash

Swindon Advertiser: Brian Meehan's Pistolero has died after a crash on the M11

11:30am Friday 16th May 2014

BRIAN Meehan has issued an update on the health of the horses and staff involved in a serious motorway accident on Thursday evening, in which two people died.

There's a new King at the Castle

Swindon Advertiser: Neil King

5:30am Thursday 15th May 2014

A NEW King is rolling into Barbury Castle this summer after national hunt trainer Neil King announced plans to move to area.

Third for Balder Succes at Punchestown

Swindon Advertiser: Balder Succes and Wayne Hutchinson win for Barbury Castle trainer Alan King at Aintree on Saturday

5:30am Friday 2nd May 2014

BARBURY Castle trainer Alan King’s Balder Succes claimed a creditable third place at the Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown yesterday.

Beat That takes Novice Hurdle for Henderson

Swindon Advertiser: Nicky Henderson

5:30am Thursday 1st May 2014

Beat That showed guts and class in equal measure to claim the Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle at Punchestown.

Barbury Castle trainer eyes Succes in Novice Chase

Swindon Advertiser: Balder Succes and Wayne Hutchinson win for Barbury Castle trainer Alan King at Aintree on Saturday

5:30am Wednesday 30th April 2014

Balder Succes will lead the British assault on the Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown on Thursday.

Toast of New York joins the stars at Lambourn Open Day

Swindon Advertiser: HEALTH CHECK: Sprinter Sacre will miss the Cheltenham Festival

5:30am Monday 14th April 2014

UNITED Arab Emirates Derby winner Toast of New York will join the list of stars on parade at The Betfair Lambourn Open Day on Good Friday.

Hutchinson out of Scottish National

5:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

WAYNE Hutchinson says that he is gutted to be missing today’s Coral Scottish Grand National through injury.

Hutchinson ruled out of Scottish Grand National

Swindon Advertiser: Wayne Hutchinson

12:05pm Friday 11th April 2014

WAYNE Hutchinson has been forced to withdraw from defending his Coral Scottish Grand National title through injury.

Aintree Success for Hutchinson

Swindon Advertiser: Wayne Hutchinson onboard Balder Success

11:20pm Sunday 6th April 2014

SWINDON jockey Wayne Hutchinson missed out on glory at the Grand National on Saturday but did still manage to claim his second winner of the Aintree festival earlier in the day.

Hutchinson and Walkon fail to finish

Swindon Advertiser: Wayne Hutchinson

4:57pm Saturday 5th April 2014

WAYNE Hutchinson and Walkon failed to finish the Grand National at Aintree this afternoon after the Swindon jockey was forced to pull the horse up.

It’s Wayne-tree joy for our boy Hutch

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon jockey  Wayne Hutchinson on his way to winning the Alder Hey Children's Charity Handicap Hurdle

5:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

WAYNE Hutchinson will be hoping to have further luck at Aintree today when he saddles Walkon in the Grand National.

Hutchinson gets National service with Walkon

Swindon Advertiser: Wayne Hutchinson

5:30am Friday 4th April 2014

WAYNE Hutchinson is hoping that Walkon’s taste of Aintree last year will stand them in good stead for Saturday’s Grand National.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: No one could have predicted Freaky Friday

Swindon Advertiser: Lord Windermere (left) battles it out with Lyreen Legend after Boston Bob fell at the last in the RSA Chase

5:30am Saturday 15th March 2014

AS THE sell-out crowd piled in for the last day of the Cheltenham Festival, no one could have predicted how the day would pan out.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Dave's Donkeys - The bookies won at Cheltenham

Swindon Advertiser: The Swindon Advertiser's Cheltenham Festival tipster Dave Veysey

5:30am Saturday 15th March 2014

Resident Adver tipster Dave Veysey sums up his Cheltenham Festival

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Day Four

Swindon Advertiser: Bobs Worth gets the better of Long Run, right, in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup

11:58am Friday 14th March 2014

Live text updates of the last day of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival. The big race of the day is the Betfred Gold Cup, which goes off at 3.20pm.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Dave's Donkeys - Day Three

Swindon Advertiser: The Swindon Advertiser's Cheltenham Festival tipster Dave Veysey

5:30am Friday 14th March 2014

FINGAL Bay was the only highlight of the day, delivering as expected albeit via a photo finish.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Day Three

Swindon Advertiser: Cockney Sparrow leads the chasing group over the final flight of the OLBG Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham

11:59am Thursday 13th March 2014

Live updates of Day Three from the Cheltenham Festival, including the feature race of the day, the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Wiltshire-based McCoy rides through the pain barrier

Swindon Advertiser: GREAT PERFORMANCE: Jezki, ridden by Barry Geraghty, on their way to winning the Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy from My Tent Or Yours ridden by Tony McCoy (right) during Champion Day at Cheltenham Racecourse yesterday

9:29pm Thursday 13th March 2014

DAVID Howell will be hoping for a better round at the Trophee Hassan II today after finishing his opening round in Morocco on level par.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Nico gives Nicky something to shout about

Swindon Advertiser: Nico de Boinville

5:30am Thursday 13th March 2014

Nicky Henderson finally got the winner he needed, but perhaps not in the race or with the jockey that people would have expected.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Dave's Donkeys - day three

Swindon Advertiser: The Swindon Advertiser's Cheltenham Festival tipster Dave Veysey

5:30am Thursday 13th March 2014

THREE placings in yesterday’s races means I’m finally off the mark.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: King edged out in RSA Chase

Swindon Advertiser: Alan King enjoyed triple success at Warwick on Saturday

5:30am Thursday 13th March 2014

It was a nail-biting finish in the RSA Chase, not least for Alan King, whose brave chaser Smad Place was battling it out up the hill with O’Faolains Boy.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Day Two

Swindon Advertiser: ARKLE BID: Rock On Ruby, left, struggled at Cheltenham yesterday

11:48am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Live updates from Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival, including the feature race of the day, the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Dream come true for Lambourn's Snowden

Swindon Advertiser: Lambourn trainer Jamie Snowden

12:34pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

LAMBOURN-BASED Jamie Snowden’s dreams hung in the balance after the last race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival yesterday, as the stewards took an agonising length of time deliberating over the result.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Dave's Donkeys - Day Two

Swindon Advertiser: The Swindon Advertiser's Cheltenham Festival tipster Dave Veysey

5:30am Wednesday 12th March 2014

WELL that’s not the start we were looking for on day one of the Festival.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Day One

Swindon Advertiser: Tips for Cheltenham

10:56am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Live updates from Day One of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival, including the big race the Stan James Champion Hurdle

Swindon jockey Wayne hopes he can spring a surprise at the Festival

Swindon Advertiser: Wiltshire jockey Wayne Hutchinson celebrates on Medinas after winning the Coral Cup for Barbury Castle trainer Alan King

5:30am Tuesday 11th March 2014

WAYNE Hutchinson knows neither he or his horses are likely to be on many punters’ betting slips ahead of the Cheltenham Festival, but that doesn’t stop the Swindon jockey from dreaming of being a spoiler once again during the biggest week of the racing year.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Henderson urges clerk of the course not to water

Swindon Advertiser: Nicky Henderson at his Seven Barrow yard today

5:30am Monday 10th March 2014

Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls have both expressed their hopes that no watering will be necessary at Cheltenham before the Festival kicks off tomorrow.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Henderson still smiling despite Sprinter's absence

Swindon Advertiser: Nicky Henderson

5:30am Saturday 8th March 2014

Aside from some obvious nerves, Nicky Henderson would normally be quietly confident at this time of year.

CHELTENHAM BOUND: McCoy opens up to the Adver

Swindon Advertiser: AP McCoy celebrates behind the bar of The Outside Chance

5:30am Friday 7th March 2014

AP McCoy’s career statistics speak for themselves.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: King of the Castle goes in search of Cheltenham glory

Swindon Advertiser: Alan King enjoyed triple success at Warwick on Saturday

5:30am Wednesday 5th March 2014

Adver racing writer Laura Lambert meets Barbury Castle trainer Alan King ahead of the Cheltenham Festival.

Gold Cup champion Bobs Worth to skip Newbury

3:36pm Friday 28th February 2014

BOBS Worth will gear up for his Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup defence with a spin on the Lambourn gallops on Sunday.

All eyes on the weather ahead of Cheltenham Festival

Swindon Advertiser: Horses working out at the Barbury Castle estate

5:30am Thursday 27th February 2014

WITH less than two weeks to go until the Cheltenham Festival, champion jockey AP McCoy and local trainers Nicky Henderson and Alan King are monitoring the weather forecasts.

Lambourn's Henderson pulls Sprinter Sacre out of Cheltenham

Swindon Advertiser: Trainer Nicky Henderson with stable star Sprinter Sacre at his Seven Barrows base in Lambourn today

10:33pm Sunday 23rd February 2014

LAMBOURN trainer Nicky Henderson has decided not to run Champion Chase favourite Sprinter Sacre at the Cheltenham Festival.

Henderson's Sacre and Long Run set for a run

Swindon Advertiser: Nicky Henderson

5:30am Wednesday 12th February 2014

LAMBOURN trainer Nicky Henderson’s Sprinter Sacre could be set for a pre-Cheltenham Festival meeting of sorts as both he and Long Run are pencilled in to work at Kempton on February 22.

Balder Succes romps home

Swindon Advertiser: Alan King enjoyed triple success at Warwick on Saturday

5:30am Monday 10th February 2014

The Aintree and Punchestown Festivals, as well as Cheltenham, will be under consideration for Balder Succes after his triumph in the Kingmaker Novices’ Chase at Warwick on Saturday.

Gilgamboa out of Newbury meet

Swindon Advertiser: Gilgamboa, right is out of Saturday's meeting at Newbury

5:30am Tuesday 4th February 2014

Gilgamboa has been ruled out of the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday.

Oscar Whisky has to dig deep at Sandown

Swindon Advertiser: Long Run and trainer Nicky Henderson are bidding for a repeat today

3:30pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

Oscar Whisky already has a couple of Grade One wins from his days as a high-class hurdler but he was required to dig pretty deep in order to earn his first over fences in the Betfred TV Scilly Isles Novices' Chase at Sandown.

King targets the Arkel for Valdez

Swindon Advertiser: THE BIG ONE: Barbury trainer Alan King

5:30am Monday 27th January 2014

Alan King is targeting a tilt at the Arkle Trophy for Valdez after he made it three from three over fences in Saturday's Lightning Novices' Chase at Doncaster.

King close to competitive return

Swindon Advertiser: Alan King

5:30am Thursday 23rd January 2014

TRAINER Alan King could have runners for the first time since New Year’s Day this week after the latest batch of tests on his horses came back with improved results.

Big Hands will make light work of Newbury meet

Swindon Advertiser: Theatre of dreams for red-hot Nicky

5:30am Tuesday 14th January 2014

THE form of Big Hands Harry got a massive boost last Saturday and he will doubtless be a popular choice in the Betfred “Double Delight” Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury.

Sprinter Sacre confirmed for Cheltenham

Swindon Advertiser: Theatre of dreams for red-hot Nicky

5:30am Friday 10th January 2014

SPRINTER Sacre features among 26 entries for the BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on March 12.

Bobs Worth confirmed for Gold Cup defence

Swindon Advertiser: Theatre of dreams for red-hot Nicky

5:30am Thursday 9th January 2014

LAST year’s hero Bobs Worth is one of 36 entries for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Festival on March 14

Henderson's Sire De Grugy backed

Swindon Advertiser: Theatre of dreams for red-hot Nicky

5:30am Wednesday 8th January 2014

Sire De Grugy is the star name with Sprinter Sacre understandably absent from the 19 entries in the Sodexho Clarence House Chase at Ascot on January 18.



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