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About andycrooknews

Over forty years in racing and working his way up through the ranks from Stable Lad to Head Lad to Jockey to Trainer has given Andy invaluable experience in every aspect of the care and training of racehorses. He became a Racehorse Trainer in his own right in 2002 and is based in Middleham, North Yorkshire. Andy trains racehorses for Flat racing and for Jumps racing.

On this day…

Andy sent out stable star Ryalux (Richie McGrath) to win the Scottish Grand National, check the race video here: SGN April 12th 2003 Hopefully this is an omen for Jaxlight who is in today’s Bumper at the Grand National Festival on … Continue reading

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Making History!

Two runners today at Newcastle races, Jacarno runs in the 3.20 for The 100 Club. Before that, Roberttown Rose makes her second racecourse appearance and a little bit of history in what is Newcastle Racecourse’s first ever Bumper on their … Continue reading

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Long trip but worth it

Andy, Amy & Lord Franklin were on their travels again last night, this time to Kempton’s AW track. The horse finished a pleasing and staying on 6th to give his owners hope for his future prospects.

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Official Handicap Ratings

The official handicap ratings are published every Tuesday, these are yesterday’s.

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First runner at UK’s newest racecourse

Lord Franklin‘s third run since joining Andy was on the all weather course at Chelmsford City, the UK’s newsest racecourse. He was the yard’s first runner there and finished 4th. The racecourse got the thumbs up from his owners and from … Continue reading

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Debutante Dudette

Dudette makes her handicap debut today at Catterick. She’s the outsider of the five runners but the extra distance and the weights should help.

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Boxing Day.. so close

Members of The 100 Club gathered for Wetherby’s Boxing Day meeting to support Jacarno and Along Came Theo. Jac was brought down in his race when a horse fell in front of him but thankfully he suffered no injury. Theo … Continue reading

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