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Royal Regatta wins Stella Artois 1965 Chase at Ascot

November 19th, 2016

Royal Regatta made almost every yard in testing conditions to secure the Stella Artois 1965 Chase at Ascot.

Defi Du Seuil took the JCB Triumph Juvenile Hurdle

November 12th, 2016

Defi Du Seuil maintained his unbeaten record since joining Philip Hobbs with a hard-earned victory in the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial.

Sternrubin wins Ascot handicap hurdle for Tom O'Brien and Philip Hobbs

October 29th, 2016

Philip Hobbs' Sternrubin repeated his front-running tactics to land another valuable handicap hurdle at Ascot.

Cheltenham Festival winner and Grand National runner-up Balthazar King retired

April 8th, 2016

Dual Cheltenham Festival winner and Grand National runner-up Balthazar King has been retired.

Onenightinvienna sparks memories of West Tip in Grand National

April 2nd, 2016

They say there is usually a good story behind the winner of the Grand National. Step forward Onenightinvienna.

Sausalito Sunrise a doubt for Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup

March 8th, 2016

The Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup is the "least-likely option" for Sausalito Sunrise, said trainer Philip Hobbs.

Philip Hobbs' Wishfull Thinking to run at Cheltenham in April

March 4th, 2016

Wishfull Thinking is to return from a mid-season break at Cheltenham - but not at this month's Festival meeting.

Philip Hobbs' duo Garde La Victoire and Rock The Kasbah set for Cheltenham

February 29th, 2016

Philip Hobbs will leave it as late as possible before deciding which race Garde La Victoire will run in at the Cheltenham Festival.

Garde La Victoire eyes JLT not Arkle at Cheltenham Festival

February 2nd, 2016

Philip Hobbs will consider letting Garde La Victoire step up in distance at Cheltenham next month to avoid a clash with the brilliant Douvan in the Arkle Trophy.

Garde La Victoire gets 3000th jumps winner up for Richard Johnson

January 12th, 2016

Richard Johnson notched up his 3000th winner under National Hunt rules when Garde La Victoire won at Ludlow on Tuesday.

Philip Hobbs to run Copper Kay at Sandown, Aintree and Punchestown

December 21st, 2015

Philip Hobbs is looking towards Sandown in March for his classy mare Copper Kay.

Sausalito Sunrise to miss Welsh National

December 20th, 2015

Philip Hobbs may work backwards from the Scottish Grand National with Sausalito Sunrise after revealing he is likely to swerve the Welsh equivalent.

Sternrubin and Jolly's Cracked it dead-heat in The Ladbroke at Ascot

December 19th, 2015

Philip Hobbs' Sternrubin and Harry Fry's Jolly's Cracked It dead-heated in a thrilling renewal of The Ladbroke at Ascot.

Philip Hobbs plans for stable stars including Garde La Victoire

November 17th, 2015

Trainer Philip Hobbs and jockey Richard Johnson have differing views on Garde La Victoire's preferred distance following his second victory over fences at Cheltenham on Sunday.

Copper Kay completes Cheltenham double for Richard Johnson at The Open

November 14th, 2015

Richard Johnson called Copper Kay ' his best chance of a winner' and the mare didn't disappoint in the closing bumper.

Philip Hobbs wins Jockey Club Racecourses award

May 12th, 2015

The Frequent Runner Championship, which rewards trainers who run horses regularly at the four Jockey Club Racecourses in the South West region - Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton - has been won by Somerset-based trainer Philip Hobbs for the 2014/15 season which has just ended.

Crabbie's Grand National: Balthazar King heads Philip Hobbs quartet

March 31st, 2015

Philip Hobbs could launch a four-pronged attack on the Crabbie's Grand National on April 11, with last year's runner-up Balthazar King heading the Minehead team.

Wait For Me won't run again until next season

March 17th, 2015

Wait For Me has been roughed off for the season after running an excellent race to finish third at Cheltenham.

Garde La Victoire wins for Hobbs and Johnson in Greatwood Hurdle

November 16th, 2014

Garde La Victoire put the seal on a hugely-successful Open Meeting for Philip Hobbs when taking the Stan James Greatwood Hurdle at 10/1 under an inspired frontrunning ride Richard Johnson.

Hobbs hope Golden Doyen stakes Triumph claim

November 15th, 2014

Philip Hobbs and Richard Johnson were back on the scoresheet for the meeting as Golden Doyen found plenty for pressure to win the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial.