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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.

Balthazar King won the Glenfarclas Cross-Country Chase at Cheltenham

November 14th, 2014

Cross-country champion Balthazar King delivered the goods again in the Glenfarclas Cross-Country Chase - but is set to miss the Cheltenham Festival in order to concentrate upon a Crabbie's Grand National bid.

Champagne West leads home Colour Squadron for Hobbs 1-2

November 14th, 2014

Champagne West proved more resolute than stablemate Colour Squadron to take the Steel Plate And Sections Novices' Chase.

Fingal Bay team monitor going at Wetherby and Ascot

October 28th, 2014

Ground conditions will dictate whether Cheltenham Festival winner Fingal Bay makes his seasonal reappearance at either Ascot or Wetherby on Saturday.

Hennessy Gold Cup potential target for Fingal Bay

October 21st, 2014

Fingal Bay is set to return to action on Saturday week - with a tilt at the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury an early-season possibility.

Balthazar King heads to France for Thursday evening feature

May 28th, 2014

Balthazar King is ready for a first challenge since his admirable effort in the Crabbie's Grand National in the Prix Anjou-Loire Challenge at Le Lion D'Angers on Thursday evening.

Captain Chris glides to Ascot Chase win

February 15th, 2014

Captain Chris and Richard Johnson came home in splendid isolation in the Betfair Ascot Chase.

Fingal Bay and Cheltenian on course for Cheltenham

February 10th, 2014

Philip Hobbs reports Fingal Bay and Cheltenian to be on course for Cheltenham next month after their fine efforts at the weekend.

Wishfull Thinking wins Trophy Chase at Cheltenham

January 25th, 2014

Wishfull Thinking gave weight and a beating to his rivals in the Trophy Chase at Cheltenham.

Champagne West on ice for Cheltenham Festival

January 23rd, 2014

Promising novice Champagne West is likely to head straight to Cheltenham after winning for the third time over hurdles at Ascot last month.

Betfair date for Cheltenian

January 22nd, 2014

Cheltenian will go in search of more big-race glory in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on February 8.

Richard Johnson happy to have Captain Chris back

January 14th, 2014

Richard Johnson believes Captain Chris can still develop into a Cheltenham Gold Cup contender after his fine effort at Kempton on Saturday.

Return Spring got the better of Quartz De Thaix after a fine duel

January 1st, 2014

Return Spring got the better of Quartz De Thaix after a fine duel for the Rewards4Racing Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Cue Card tops nine horses declared for the King George at Kempton

December 23rd, 2013

Colin Tizzard's stable star Cue Card tops nine horses declared for the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.