Neil Callan

Farhh's Fonteyn In Sun Chariot Upset

Newmarket's G1 Royal Bahrain Sun Chariot S. can throw up a surprise from time to time and Saturday's renewal was responsible for one of the biggest of that kind as Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's 16-1 shot Fonteyn (GB) (Farhh {GB}) denied TDN Rising Star Laurel (GB) (Kingman {GB}) in a 3-year-old domination. Reserved early off the strong pace by Neil Callan, the Kevin Ryan-trained homebred whose previous best success had come in the Listed Michael Seely Memorial Fillies' S. at York May 13 enjoyed a run up the stand's...

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Great Britain And Ireland Take The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup

The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup went to Team Great Britain and Ireland at Ascot on Saturday. They earned 132 points and won five of the eight races. Second in the standings was the Ladies' Team at 81 points, with Team Rest of the World at 72 points and Team Europe at 51 points. Jockey Neil Callan, part of the winning team, was awarded the Alistair Haggas Silver Saddle Award after riding two winners on the day--Orbaan (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) in the Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Classified...

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Callan Enjoying The Green Grass Of Home – And Bahrain

In conversation with Neil Callan, you would never guess that the nickname given to the jockey in Hong Kong was 'The Iron Man'. He is quietly spoken with a soft Irish lilt that indicates his nation of birth, despite the fact that he refers to his return to England in July as "coming home". Newmarket is indeed home to his wife Trish, whose grandfather David Ringer trained successfully for many years from Saffron House Stables, where he lives still and which is now leased to the swiftly rising George Boughey....

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