Bio: Mick Channon career in sport didn’t start in horse racing at all, rather he was a successful professional footballer who played for Southhampton and was capped for England. He was a striker, scoring hundreds of goals during his career.

As if having  anatural ability for one sport wasn’t enough, Channon has proved to have a natural talent for horse training too. Starting working as an assistant horse trainer after he retired from football he went from training 10 horses to 200 in no time, moving to West Ilsley stables near Newbury. By 2002 he’s trained 100+ winners and was both accepted and respected in the racing world. He was the real deal.

In 2012 he had a Classics winner when Samitar won the Irish 1000 Guineas. He’s also had numerous group one wins over the years including Piccolo in the King’s Stand Stakes in 1995 and Tobougg in the Dewhurst Stakes in 2000, as well as soime big wins abroad.



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