Jack Channon

Retraining of Racehorses Hosts Cricket Tournament Fundraiser

The Retraining of Racehorses Racing to Cricket tournament is set for Sunday, Sept. 3 at the Wormsley Cricket Ground on the Getty Estate, near High Wycombe. Teams from the yards of Nicky Henderson, Richard Hannon, Ben Pauling, Jack Channon, as well as the combined Newmarket trainers' team of George Boughey, James Ferguson and Charlie Fellowes will compete to win the RoR Racing to Cricket trophy. A champagne reception, as well as a buffet lunch and traditional cricket tea in the private marquee, will be offered but tickets for the event...

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Rising Star Aimed At Oaks Trials

'TDN Rising Star' Gather Ye Rosebuds (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}), who blitzed a field by 9 1/2 lengths at Newbury will be pointed at one of the Oaks trials at Lingfield or Newbury later this month, according to handler Jack Channon. The G1 Betfred Oaks is slated for June 2. "She has come out of the race really well and she looks fantastic," said Channon, who will run Caernarfon (GB) (Cityscape {GB}) in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas on Sunday, of the Mrs. P. Shanahan and Emily Magnier-owned filly. "I'm really...

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Channon's Classic First Keeps it in the Family

Jack Channon took up the reins at the fabled West Ilsley yard in January and has made a determined start in his bid to follow the 32-year training career of his father, Mick.  Currently saddling winners at an impressive strike-rate, including a double on Bank Holiday Monday, the younger Channon can approach the prospect of his first Classic runner in the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas with a degree of confidence. Yes, the filly in question, Caernarfon (GB) (Cityscape {GB}), may be trading at up to 50/1 for Sunday's feature but the...

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'She Looks A Bit Special' – 72-Year-Old Breeder Excited After Newbury Romp

Barry Walters, the breeder of impressive Newbury winner Gather Ye Rosebuds (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}), has described what it means to see the filly advertise her claims for Classic glory after spending over 30 years nurturing her family.  The Welshman sold Gather Ye Rosebuds through Charlie Vigors's Hillwood Stud at Book 2 at Tattersalls to Mick Channon on behalf of Linda Shanahan and Emily Magnier in 2020. Seeing the filly win by almost 10 lengths on debut for Jack Channon on Friday--and earn a TDN Rising Star nod in the process--makes...

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Zoffany Filly A New Rising Star After Newbury Romp

In his first season training in his own right, Jack Channon has at least one very smart individual on his hands as the newcomer Gather Ye Rosebuds (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}--Chelsey Jayne {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) spreadeagled an assembly of well-bred 3-year-old fillies in Friday's 10-furlong Dreweatts Maiden Fillies' S. at Newbury to earn a TDN Rising Star tag. Slowly away under Connor Beasley, the 33-1 shot who races for Linda Shanahan and Emily Magnier was quickly able to gain a pitch tracking the leader before moving to the front approaching...

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Group 1-Winning Trainer Mick Channon To Retire

Mick Channon, who began training in 1989, will retire at the end of 2022, he announced on Saturday. The former football player will give his training operation to his son Jack. Now 73, Channon has saddled over 2,500 winners on the Flat in Britain, and his Group 1 winners include Piccolo (GB) (Warning {GB}), Zafeen (Fr) (Zafonic), Tobougg (Ire) (Barathea {Ire}) and Queen's Logic (Ire) (Grand Lodge). Channon said, "The licence will be handed over to Jack as from the start of next year. It's been a great way of...

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