Micky Hammond

Micky Hammond first came to prominence as a jump jockey with the shrewd Reg Akehurst back in the 1980’s and much of the old master’s skills have stayed with him during a 30-year training career, initially in the south, but for the longest period based at Middleham in North Yorkshire. Patience has been the watchword for Hammond who has often taken other trainers’ cast-offs and brought them back to winning ways. For the most part big-race success has eluded him but in the latest season, the almost constant heavy ground played firmly into the hands of stable star Cornerstone Lad.

Against all expectations this modest stayer on the Flat progressed into a true Graded performer over jumps, beating former Champion Hurdler Buveur D’Air with a battling front-running display in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle and then almost defying a 6lb penalty when a close third to Ballyandy and Pentland Hills in the Unibet Trial at Haydock. The Champion Hurdle itself proved a step too far and perhaps in view of his high rating, a switch to chasing might suit this brilliant jumper. Otherwise he could revert to the Flat where his mark in the low 70’s gives the clever Hammond something to work with.

8 Responses

  1. When I view your RSS feed it seems to be a whole lot of unformatted html, is the problem on my reader?
  2. Very nice post and right to the point. I am not sure if this is actually the best place to ask but do you folks have any ideea where to hire some professional writers? Thanks in advance :)
  3. Keep functioning ,splendid job!
  4. Perfect piece of work you have done, this website is really cool with great info .
  5. I sort of found this blog by mistake, but it caught my attention and I thought that I would post to let you know that I really like it. I enjoyed this post and will be checking back later.
  6. That is some pretty fascinating ideas, but Ive got a question for you. I have a Wordpress site, however my design is rather boring. Yours looks genuinely great though and I am wondering if it is a premium theme? Im just contemplating acquiring one, but I genuinely like yours. Cheers!
  7. USA
    Youre not the regular blog author, man. You definitely have something important to contribute to the World Wide Web. Such a wonderful blog. I will revisit again for more.
  8. Oh man! This site is awesome. How can I make it look like this !?

Leave a comment