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Richard Johnson will be out of action until Tuesday with flu

February 12th, 2017

Richard Johnson will be out of action until Tuesday at the earliest as he continues to recover from the illness that forced him to miss the ride on Native River at Newbury on Saturday.

Richard Johnson sweet on Native River Cheltenham Gold Cup chance

December 30th, 2016

Champion jockey Richard Johnson feels Native River has to be a "big player" in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup after his Welsh National win.

Champion Jockey Richard Johnson soft-tissue injury at Ascot

December 17th, 2016

Richard Johnson appears to have emerged relatively unscathed after suffering a heavy fall in the Lavazza Jolie Silver Cup at Ascot.

Richard Johnson opts for Ballyoptic not Lil Rockerfeller in Long Walk Hurdle

December 14th, 2016

In-demand Richard Johnson has chosen to partner Ballyoptic after being offered the mount on Lil Rockerfeller in the JLT Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday.

Thursday decision for Richard Johnson Coneygree ride

November 16th, 2016

Richard Johnson is unlikely to know until Thursday morning as to whether or not he can ride Coneygree in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.

Coneygree schools under Richard Johnson

November 15th, 2016

Coneygree delighted Richard Johnson in a schooling session in Lambourn on Tuesday morning ahead of his likely return in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.

Richard Johnson to ride Coneygree in Betfair Chase at Haydock

November 13th, 2016

Richard Johnson will ride Coneygree in the Betfair Chase at Haydock next Saturday, subject to the champion jockey's availability.

Jockeys champion Richard Johnson reaches century at Sandown

November 6th, 2016

News from Sunday's card at Sandown where champion jockey Richard Johnson chalked up his 100th winner of the season.

Richard Johnson determined to retain title

October 19th, 2016

For the first time in his long and successful career, Richard Johnson will enter the heart of the National Hunt season in rather uncharted territory.

Colin Tizzard wins Mildmay Novices' Chase at Aintree with Native River

April 8th, 2016

Native River jumped his rivals into submission in the Grade One Betfred Mildmay Novices' Chase at Aintree.

Champion jockey elect Richard Johnson reveals Grand National dream

April 2nd, 2016

Richard Johnson has yet to win the Crabbie's Grand National, but he hopes Kruzhlinin can change that at Aintree on April 9.

Richard Johnson will not be in action at Kempton

March 19th, 2016

Richard Johnson will not be in action at Kempton today as Philip Hobbs reports him to be feeling the effects of his Cheltenham falls.

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 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.

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.

Jockey Richard Johnson reached his quickest 50 in a season

July 3rd, 2015

Richard Johnson reached his quickest 50 in his quest to land his first jump jockeys' championship when steering Easily Pleased to victory at Newton Abbot.

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.