Michael Appleby

Seven Days: Advance Appleby Fair

As statements of intent go, the results for Charlie Appleby's stable over recent weeks speak loudly as to his determination to retain the trainers' championship in 2022. Twenty-three runners have emerged from Moulton Paddocks in the last fortnight, and 13 of them have returned home as winners, most importantly Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), the champion 2-year-old in Europe last year whose triumph return in the G3 Craven S. got the season off on a proper footing. Of that baker's dozen, four were by the trainer's reliable old friend...

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All-Weather Champions Crowned At Newcastle

David Probert, Michael Appleby, George Rooke and Godolphin all won divisional titles on All-Weather Championships Day at Newcastle. Probert won his first All-Weather Champion Jockey title with 82 victories. Probert said, "It was always a goal for me to have a championship since winning back in 2008 when I was champion apprentice. It's a massive achievement and I have plenty of people to thank for that, and hopefully it rolls into a good grass season." Appleby, who collected his fifth consecutive trainers' title and sixth overall with 52 winners, said...

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Popular Sprinter Caspian Prince Retired

Time has been called on the racing career of popular sprinter Caspian Prince (Ire) (Dylan Thomas {Ire}--Crystal Gaze {Ire}, by Rainbow Quest) owing to a flare up of an old injury. The 12-year-old gelding, who won the Dash at Epsom three times for three different trainers, accumulated 23 wins and 22 placings from 115 starts with earnings of $1,249,597. Trained in his later years by Michael Appleby, the Ballygallon Stud-bred won the 2017 G2 Sapphire S. and 2016 Listed Mercury S. and was placed in another four black-type races. "He's been...

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Kingscote, Appleby, Ghiani Named All-Weather Champions

Jockey Richard Kingscote, trainer Michael Appleby and apprentice jockey Marco Ghiani took their respective all-weather seasonal titles with the conclusion of the season at Lingfield on Friday. Kingscote rode 79 winners-seven more than runner-up Hollie Doyle-for his first champion all-weather jockey title. "It has been a great winter from start to finish," Kingscote said. "I am very grateful for all the support and my agent Guy Jewel has done a good job. It has been a solid season to ride 79 winners and they have flowed nicely through the year....

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