Talking Horses: trainers reflect on 'devastating' departure of Phoenix

By: Chris Cook Wednesday 12 August 2020

‘I’ve had more slaps than Frank Bruno,’ says Peter Chapple-Hyam, whose Newmarket stable is to lose half its horses

Could there be one last hurrah in Britain for Phoenix Thoroughbreds? The bloodstock operation announced on Tuesday that it was quitting the country “with immediate effect” and yet it appears set to have a runners on Wednesday, at Kempton and Beverley.

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