Ben Curtis

Curtis Receives Derby Ride on Highland Chief

Ben Curtis has been handed a first G1 Investec Derby ride on Royal Ascot winner Highland Chief (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}). Trained by Paul and Oliver Cole, the colt was ridden to victory at Ascot by Rossa Ryan but was due to be partnered by Andrea Atzeni at Epsom. However, with Atzeni claimed to ride David Simcock's Mohican Heights (Ire) (Australia {GB}), Curtis has been called up after a brilliant start to the season. "Andrea didn't foresee that he had to ride for someone else and he's got to ride for...

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Dandy Man’s Dandalla Streets Albany Rivals

Off the mark over five furlongs at Newcastle June 2, Nick Bradley Racing and Elaine Burke's Dandalla (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) really turned it on in Friday's G3 Albany S. as she came home alone. Sent off at 13-2, the bay travelled with zest anchored in rear early by Ben Curtis as Flying Aletha (Tiznow) cut out the running. Moving between rivals with menace approaching the two pole, she was in front soon after and galloped resolutely to the line for an emphatic six-length success from the 11-4 favourite Setarhe...

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All-Weather Champions Donate To NHS

Each of the winners of Britain's all-weather championship categories, which were revealed on Friday, have pledged to donate some or all of their cash prizes to National Health Service charities to aid its ongoing fight against COVID-19. Godolphin, Mick Appleby and Ben Curtis were announced as winners of the owner, trainer and jockey categories respectively, while George Rooke was named champion apprentice jockey, Dubai Warrior (GB) (Dansili {GB}) Horse of the Year and Agent of Fortune (GB) (Kheleyf) Winning Most Horse. Each of the six categories carries a cash prize...

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