Mick Channon: Irish horses are “the best in the world”

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Legendary racing trainer Mick Channon has hailed the Irish as “the best in the world” at breeding great racehorses and that Royal Ascot was always a meeting he would target with his horses as a trainer.  Channon, a former England striker with 46 caps for his country who turned to racehorse training full-time in the 1990’s, handed the keys over to his West Ilsey yard to son Jack in 2022 as he took a step back from the sport.  Ahead of Royal Ascot next week, Channon – who trained 19 Group…

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