Stuart Williams

Ghiani All Smiles As He Joins Green Team

If you are a regular viewer of British racing then the chances are you will have seen plenty of interviews last season with jockey Marco Ghiani. He's the one who is always smiling, with the kind of impish face, dimples and all, that could soften even the sternest of stewards. In 2021, he had much to smile about.  With 101 winners under his belt, more than four times as many as his previous seasonal best, Ghiani was crowned champion apprentice at Ascot, receiving his trophy from Lester Piggott on QIPCO...

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'Saturday Horses' Seize The Day

NEWMARKET, UK--For an auction largely trading in very modest material, the March Sale could hardly have found a more resonant register at Tattersalls on Wednesday. For one thing, the fact that it was staged at all was a tribute to the improvisation and resilience demanded of the bloodstock industry, no less than any other walk of life, over the past year. And two of its three principal dividends, albeit infinitesimal on the scale of the investment they represented, caused those involved to reflect afresh on the recent loss of two...

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Take A Good Look At The Diomed Draft

It has been quite the year for Bated Breath (GB), the Juddmonte stallion who could be all too easily overlooked against some of his more in-vogue stud mates but who nevertheless continues to provide a decent ratio of stakes winners. One of his most reliable performers in this regard is Breathtaking Look (GB), who heads to the Tattersalls December Mare Sale (lot 1662) from Diomed Stables. Her combination of speed, class and consistency gives the 5-year-old a profile with a commercial outlook. Of her six victories for trainer Stuart Williams...

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