Chris Dixon

Oisin Murphy To Return At Chelmsford On Thursday

Three-time champion jockey Oisin Murphy, who is confirmed to ride Group 1 winner Missed The Cut (Quality Road) during the G1 Saudi Cup meeting, will have his first ride back in the UK at Chelmsford on Thursday. Murphy, who is returning to the saddle after a 14-month ban for alcohol and covid protocol breaches, will be aboard The Horse Watchers syndicate's Jupiter Express (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) in the Winning Connections Networking H. at Chelmsford for trainer Mick Appleby. Gavin Horne will continue his association with Murphy. "Gavin had asked Mick...

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'We Just About Break Even: Prize-Money Is Ludicrous In Britain'

Mick Appleby will bid to begin the new year with a bang when stable star Raasel lines out in the Dubai Dash at Meydan. Appleby will run four horses in total at Meydan over the coming weeks and months, all of whom cost just over £60,000 combined, which illustrates the Northern England-based trainer's ability to sniff out a bargain at the sales.    In this week's Starfield Stud-sponsored Conversations Q&A, Appleby discusses his approach to sourcing talent, speaks out on the poor prize-money in Britain and how difficult it is...

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Chris Dixon – 'I Am Absolutely Certain Raasel Is A Group Horse'

   He may be best known for his role as presenter and pundit with Racing TV, but Chris Dixon has also carved out a reputation for being able to find bargain horses to run under the banner of The Horse Watchers, of which his brother Martin also plays an integral role.    The Horse Watchers have had a lot to shout about down through the years, with the owners approaching 100 winners all told, but the best may yet be to come on Saturday when the Mick Appleby-trained Raasel (GB)...

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QIPCO British Champions Day Virtual Preview Evening

A virtual preview evening to celebrate the 10th edition of QIPCO British Champions Daywill be held live on the QIPCO British Champions Series Facebook page from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. Sponsored by QIPCO and the Tote and hosted by ITV Racing's Francesca Cumani, the preview evening will raise money for charity Racing Welfare. Other panelists will be Chris Dixon (Racing TV), Kevin Blake (Sky Sports Racing), Lee Mottershead (Racing Post), champion jockey Oisin Murphy, and Jamie Hart (Tote). All viewers are encouraged to make a...

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