VIDEO: Hannon horses put through pre-Glorious Goodwood paces

The Hannons are out to reign again at Glorious Goodwood – and they’ve been busy parading two good reasons why they might just do it. Or to be more precise, two good horses.

Wednesday, 16th July 2014, 10:00 am
Toronado and Sean Levey on the gallops at the Hannons' Herridge yard Picture by Dan Abraham/Goodwood Racecourse

Racecourse officials visited Richard Hannon senior at his Herridge racing yard in Wiltshire and saw more than a dozen of their contenders for Glorious put through their paces.

Among the stablemates were two obvious big stars – Toronado, who’s set to try to follow in Frankel’s footsteps in winning a second Sussex Stakes title, and Toormore, another of the yard’s leading horses who is destined to bid for the Group 2 Lennox Stakes on the opening day of the festival.

Hannon senior might have handed over his trainer’s licence to his son, also called Richard, but he is still hands-on at Herridge. And he said he was delighted with how Toronado and Toormore were looking a fortnight before Glorious.

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Toronado and Sean Levey on the gallops at the Hannons' Herridge yard Picture by Dan Abraham/Goodwood Racecourse

See more on the Hannons’ Glorious Goodwood hand in the Chichester Observer and The News this week and next.