Chris Richardson

The Importance of Mentors: Chris Richardson

Who has been the biggest inspiration in your career and why? CR: I find it hard to select just one person as my career has been shaped and influenced by a number of people however, the first person would be my brother, Tim, (along with his wife, Mimi), who encouraged me the most when he suggested I join him in France during my school holidays in the early 1970s.  At the time, Tim was managing the Haras de la Verrerie for Monsieur Elie de Brignac in Normandy. Tim later offered...

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The Importance Of Mentors: Julian Dollar

Who has been the biggest inspiration in your career? JD: As a child growing up, I never had any interest in running a stud farm, but I've always loved riding horses, especially hunting and cross country.  My first inspiration was my Grandfather, Gar Barker. He was a legendary figure on the hunting field and a wonderful horseman. He only rode Thoroughbreds and they'd all be beautifully behaved. He'd ride them on the end of the buckle and with the lightest of touches. I always wanted to ride like that. Later...

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Under The Radar: Cabaletta

In the latest installment of his Under The Radar series, Tom Frary looks at Cheveley Park Stud's 'TDN Rising Star' Cabaletta. CABALETTA (GB), f, 3, Mastercraftsman (Ire)--Allegretto (Ire) (Hwt. Older Mare-Eng at 11-14f, Hwt. Older Mare-Eng at 14f+, Hwt. Older Mare-Eng at 13 1/2 f+, G1SW-Fr, MGSW & MG1SP-Eng, $962,172), by Galileo (Ire). Trained by Roger Varian, Cabaletta promises to be the best progeny so far out of the operation's G1 Prix Royal-Oak, G2 Goodwood Cup and G2 Park Hill S. heroine Allegretto. Grey like her illustrious relatives Last Second...

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