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The Alex Hammond Blog

The Alex Hammond Blog

Alex Hammond looks back on the recent action and ahead to some fantastic racing in Ireland and France this weekend. I am skipping through May with a spring in my step. We may be enduring one of the wettest May's for donkeys years, which is making many of the horses I'm backing run like donkeys, but I'm looking on the bright side as (hopefully) life…
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Shark Hanlon pondering plans for Hewick

Shark Hanlon pondering plans for Hewick

John'Shark' Hanlon would "love to have another crack at the Gold Cup" with Hewick, as connections finalise plans for the upcoming season. Famously purchased for just €850, Hewick has made a phenomenal rise through the ranks from useful staying handicap chaser to a bona fide Grade One contender over the past few seasons. He enjoyed a fine 2022-23…
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Hanlon weighing up best route for Hewick

Hanlon weighing up best route for Hewick

John'Shark' Hanlon would "love to have another crack at the Gold Cup" with Hewick, as connections finalise plans for the upcoming season. Famously purchased for just €850, Hewick has made a phenomenal rise through the ranks from useful staying handicap chaser to a bona fide Grade One contender over the past few seasons. He enjoyed a fine 2022-23…
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John 'Shark' Hanlon ponders best route for Hewick

John 'Shark' Hanlon ponders best route for Hewick

John'Shark' Hanlon would "love to have another crack at the Gold Cup" with Hewick, as connections finalise plans for the upcoming season. Famously purchased for just €850, Hewick has made a phenomenal rise through the ranks from useful staying handicap chaser to a bona fide Grade One contender over the past few seasons. He enjoyed a fine 2022-23…
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Shark Hanlon weighing up best route for Hewick

Shark Hanlon weighing up best route for Hewick

Famously purchased for just €850, Hewick has made a phenomenal rise through the ranks from useful staying handicap chaser to a bona fide Grade One contender over the past few seasons. He enjoyed a fine 2022-23 campaign and having kicked off with Galway Plate success in the summer, would make a heroic raid on Far Hills to claim the American Grand…
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I'd love another crack at Gold Cup with Hewick, says Hanlon

I'd love another crack at Gold Cup with Hewick, says Hanlon

John'Shark' Hanlon would "love to have another crack at the Gold Cup" with Hewick, as connections finalise plans for the upcoming season. Famously purchased for just €850, Hewick has made a phenomenal rise through the ranks from useful staying handicap chaser to a bona fide Grade One contender over the past few seasons. He enjoyed a fine 2022-23…
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Willie Mullins plots lucrative raid on Paris

Willie Mullins plots lucrative raid on Paris

Having secured record prize money of over €7 million in Ireland last season - and almost €2 million more in Britain -, Willie Mullins is now planning a potentially lucrative raid in Paris later this month. Last week's Punchestown Stayers hero Klassical Dream will head a sizeable Mullins squad going to Auteuil for French racing's equivalent of the…
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