A stellar first season in 2014 saw Richard crowned Champion trainer with the victories of Night of Thunder in the 2,000 Guineas and Toronado in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot offering a sparkling indication of what was to follow.
He backed up the following year with scintillating victories from Pethers Moon in the Coronation Cup, showing his diversity when it comes to training, and adding another victory at the top end for Night Of Thunder in the Lockinge.
Having had four years in the job, he has managed to gain Group 1 success every season and Barney Roy was the star of 2017 winning the Group 1 St James’s Palace and then finishing second by the smallest of margins in the Coral Eclipse.
Richard lives beside the yard at Herridge with his wife Jemima and lively young children Jack and Eliza, which is situated in stunning Wiltshire, away from the bustle of training centres. He spent time learning his trade with some of the finest owners and trainers in the world including Frank Stronach in Canada, Richard Mandella in America, and Lee Freedman in Australia. He quickly came to appreciate the priceless skill of his father which enabled him to spot the raw potential in a yearling.
Realising that the future, not the past, is important he strives to provide the best environment for both horses and staff, whilst ready to incorporate new ideas for upgrading facilities and acquiring new technology and equipment.
Currently in training with Richard Hannon: Lope De Vega Filly (Shares Available)
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