Lil Rockerfeller wins National Spirit

WILTSHIRE trainer Neil King scored the biggest win of his training career when his five-year-old hurdler Lil Rockerfeller won his first Graded race at Fontwell yesterday, when taking the National Spirit Hurdle in tremendous style, ridden intelligently by Trevor Whelan.

He waited until he had cleared the second last obstacle before drawing clear and sending him on to win by nine lengths from Ubak, trained by Gary Moore and ridden by son Joshua.

National Dpirit Hurdle winner Lil Rockerfeller with connections in the winner's spot Photo: Jeannie Knight

National Spirit Hurdle winner Lil Rockerfeller with connections in the winner’s spot Photo: Jeannie Knight

Previous winners of this two mile three furlong £80,000 Grade Two race in recent years have included the French top hurdler Baracouda ( Francois Doumen  2001) and My Way De Solzen ( Alan King 2006).

The five-year-old has progressed well winning four races since he has been sent out in cheekpieces. Neil King was delighted with this victory, worth over £45,000 for connections and said:” “Trevor gave him a smashing ride and he won it nicely. This horse takes his racing well so we will certainly now think about Cheltenham, though he could go to either Aintree or Punchestown.”

There was a disappointing entry for the opening Josh Gifford Memorial Novices Steeplechase. Despite a total prize fund of £20,000, the track in good condition and the going soft, only three horses took part in the race.The only finisher of three in the race was Orbasa, trained by Paul Nicholls and ridden by Noel Fehily.

Nick Gifford and his niece Isabella Cook present the Josh Gifford Cup to the owner of Orbasa Photo: Jeannie Knight

Nick Gifford and his niece Isabella Cook present the Josh Gifford Cup to the owner of Orbasa Photo: Jeannie Knight

Nick Gifford- and many others- expressed disappointment at the woeful lack of support by trainers for the race in memory of his father, who had both ridden and trained many winners at the track. He presented the trophy, along with his niece Isabelle, his sister Kristina’s daughter, to winning connections of Obasa after the race.

Trained by Lydia Richards, the 11-year-old grey  Venetian Lad is a course and distance winner and had not run for some time because of unsuitable going. But he was as gutsy as ever, and held on to clinch second place from the Gary Moore-trained Golanova, to the delight of his owners.

Venetian Lad following his victory Photo: Jeannie Knight

Venetian Lad following his victory
Photo: Jeannie Knight

The Novices’ Hurdle Race was won by King Cool, sent out by Gary Moore and ridden by son Jamie- and the Horsham trainer believes this horse is a chaser in the making. Minehad trainer Philip Hobbs took the Foxhunter Trial with Mendip Express inder a good ride from amateur rider David Maxwell while trainer Charlie Lonsdon’s Wells De Lune, with Richard Johnson on board was never headed in his easy victory in the handicap hurdle.

The National Hunt Flat Race at the end of the meeting saw an impressive win for 6-1 shot King Uther, ridden by Tom Cannon. This is a nice-looking six-year-old which improved on two previous seconds in bumpers, winning by 23 lengths in this race.

Marcus aims for Parham win

West Sussex veteran point-to-point rider Marcus Gorman, who intends to retire at the end of the season, is hoping to ride another winner at the Crawley and Horsham Point to Point at Parham on Saturday March 12- to add to the numerous victories he has already clocked up.

Marcus will ride The Crafty Butcher in the Hunt Race, trained by his wife Carolyn at their impressive new premises on the outskirts of Dial Post.  He will partner this horse a couple more times this season before finally hanging up his boots.

Marcus Gorman with The Crafty Butcher, his wife Carolyn and son George Photo: Jeannie Knight

Marcus Gorman with The Crafty Butcher, his wife Carolyn and son George Photo: Jeannie Knight

The Crafty Butcher, a 16.1hh bay gelding aged nine, has all the right credentials. He was bought from Ireland, where he had been trained by Michael Hourigan, and won almost £60,000 in prize money Under Rules. His outings had also included a run in the Irish Grand National.

Carolyn said: “Hopefully he will be good enough.  You could put a kid on him at home. He has already hunted twice and will hunt twice again before having a week off before the point-to-point meeting. Also I hope to run him at Plumpton at the beginning of May in a 0-130 race over two miles four furlongs if all goes well, when out son George will ride him. He is an easier ride than some of our previous point to pointers,” she added.

George is a conditional jockey under Rules, based with Horsham trainer Gary Moore.  He first made a name for himself in point to points as an amateur with a highly successful partnership between the flags with She’s A Cracker, trained by his mother.

She’s A Cracker, a talented mare,  was sold to Ireland, and the family keeps in touch with the people who bought her, and receive regular updates.

There are extensive facilities at the family’s new base and Carolyn has old point to point  favourites Merry Vic and Cape Stormer under her wing, who have been show jumping and hunting, respectively this year.  Merry Vic was also third in a Retraining of Racehorses  points league.

Marcus Gorman with Frosty Photo: Jeannie Knight

Marcus Gorman with Frosty Coulthard Z
Photo: Jeannie Knight

Cape Stormer, now 21,  enjoys being active and may turn to show jumping while another horse there, Frosty Coulthard Z ( now 12) is the final member of the team. He previously competed at top level in show jumping taking part in the Sunshine Tour in his younger days.

He is now active again after a lengthy absence, and has been hunting with Marcus, thanks to Jenny Quinn of Chanctonbury Osteopathy who helped Carolyn get him back to fitness.

Meanwhile the Crawley and Horsham Point to Point, which celebrates its 62nd birthday this year, takes place on Saturday March 12, at its splendid track at Parham.

At the point to point on Saturday March 12,  gates open at the track at 11.30pm and three pony races start at 12.15pm with the first horse race of the day at 1.45pm. There will be plenty of exciting racing, food outlets, stalls and other attractions for all the family.

Buy discounted tickets for £13 with free racecard on arrival at track from or on the gate at £15 including racecard. Access to the course will be well signed on the Storrington to Pulborough road and there is plentiful parking,


‘World class’ new centre for racehorses

A NEW pre-training, rest and recuperation centre, predominantly for racehorses, has opened at Angmering Park estate. The new facility is supervised by Graham Mays, whose extensive skills and expertise were honed over the years by the late Lady Herries, who trained a host of exceptional winners.

Graham took over the licence following the sad death of Lady Herries, but the more recent death of her sister Lady Sarah Clutton, left only Lady Mary Mumford as a family owner. Three months ago it was decided that the fine registered facilities should be put to good use to benefit other racehorses.

Andmering Park Stables

Angmering Park Stables

The yard itself is superbly maintained and equipped with every possible facility and extensive stabling. There are two associated sets of all weather, downland gallops, the longest of which is 1.5 miles, but the key facility for this new venture is the surrounding land with 300 acres, where several large paddocks, as well as ten individual turnout areas, all with post and rail fencing, are available for use.

It is these multiple big paddocks which offer the ideal turnouts for resting and recuperating horses, or as a pre-training facility, situated as they are in peaceful and private surroundings.

Graham with Laugherne

Graham Mays with retired racehorse Laugherne      Photo Jeannie Knight

Owners and trainers have peace of mind because Graham’s extensive skills enable him to deal with individual problems, leg problems and ensure general recuperation for all horses there, giving a perfect solution for owners who don’t have facilities at home for their horses when temporarily out of training.

Racehorses enjoying a winter break in the fine facilities Photo: Jeannie Knight

Racehorses enjoying a winter break in the fine facilities Photo: Jeannie Knight

One successful trainer, whose horses have benefited from the facilities during the winter break in Flat racing is Pulborough-based David Menuisier, who already has an early winner to his credit for 2016.

He said: “These are world-class facilities at Angmering Park. Five of my geldings have enjoyed a winter break there, and one is still there. Everything is spot on. It means horses can put their heads down and graze, benefiting from a relaxing break in excellent surroundings. Not only that but they are given a good brush down every evening and pampered. We are fortunate to have such a fine facility in this area.”

Graham has the back-up of three full-time experienced staff and two who work part-time, as well as experienced secretary Fiona Burness.

Enjoying retirement at Angmering Park- Hyperion Du Moulin and Photo: Jeannie Knight

Enjoying retirement at Angmering Park- Cotton King ( left) and Hyperion Du Moulin and Photo: Jeannie Knight

Enjoying turnout in a sunny paddock of their own recently were Cotton King, and Hyperion Du Moulin (21), a winner who still holds the two-and-a-quarter mile hurdle record at Fontwell Park- both owned by Lady Mary Mumford.

They are just two thoroughbreds fortunate to enjoy a splendid retirement with top class care in these excellent surroundings. Another is old favourite, Honour High, a winner at Fontwell Park before wind problems forced an early retirement.

Honour High Photo: Jeannie Knight

Honour High
Photo: Jeannie Knight

Also owned by Lady Mary Mumford, at the age of 14 he is enjoying a happy retirement at the stables where he still leads a happy and active life outside racing-enjoying daily hacks around the estate, hunter trials, hunting and competing in Retrained Racehorse events.

For more information about using these outstanding facilities contact Graham or his secretary Fiona Burgess on 01903 871421

Tullius in Coral Winter Derby

Sam Hoskins, racing manager to owners Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds, reports dual Group Two winner Tullius (Andrew Balding/Jimmy Fortune) to be in top condition ahead of today’s Group Three Coral Winter Derby (3.20pm) at Lingfield Park.
The £100,000 10-furlong Polytrack contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £200,000 Coral Easter Classic over the same distance on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 25.
The eight-year-old, who is trained by Andrew Balding at Kingsclere, is making his first appearance of 2016.
Tullius in winning form Photo: KVT

Tullius in winning form
Photo: KVT

The highlight of his 2015 campaign was victory in the Group Two Sky Bet York Stakes over an extended 10 furlongs on turf at York, while the horse was also successful at the same level impressively in the bet365 Mile at Sandown Park in 2014.
The son of Le Vie Dei Colori stepped up to 10 furlongs in 2015 and did best later in the year with his York success followed by a seventh and sixth in Group One events. Top-rated on official ratings for the Coral Winter Derby, he is priced at 6/1 by the sponsor.
Hoskins said yesterday: “I saw Tullius this morning and he looks really well. He does have a five pound penalty to carry tomorrow for his win at York last year but has been flying at home.
“The horse runs well fresh and is in A1 nick, so he can hopefully run a nice race tomorrow. The question marks are that he is having his first run on the All-Weather for a while and is carrying a penalty.
“He has a nice draw in stall two. He should run well and, while it will be a hell of a performance if he can win, we would be delighted if he was to finish in the first four.
 Obviously, the Winter Derby is a big prize in itself and is also a Fast-Track Qualifier for the Coral Easter Classic, which he would be definitely be aimed at if he won tomorrow. If he doesn’t win today, we would probably look at a Group Three race in France for him.”

Portrait for 2016 Qatar Goodwood

Following the success of last year’s bespoke image, internationally acclaimed photographer Ripley has again been selected by Goodwood Racecourse to produce the portrait for the 2016 Qatar Goodwood Festival campaign.

“Last year was the first year I was involved in creating an image for Goodwood, being the inaugural Qatar Goodwood Festival the image was deliberately anonymous.  It was a case of creating something very distinct due to the change in branding, therefore Goodwood House seemed appropriate for the environment in order to make it clear that it was still “Glorious Goodwood”.

Galileo Gold was chosen for this year’s portrait.  He won the Qatar Vintage Stakes at the Qatar Goodwood Festival in 2015, holding off the Charlie Hills-trained Ibn Malik, to seal his first Group success.  Galileo Gold is owned by Al Shaqab Racing and trained by Hugo Palmer in Newmarket.

Galileo Gold depicted by Fine Art Photographer and Artist Ripley  Copyright Ripley

The image captures the poise of this winner perfectly against the backdrop of the Racecourse and the Sussex Downs.  Using a variety of retouching skills, Ripley has created an image that, at first glance, resembles an oil painting.  It only becomes evident on closer inspection that the picture is actually a composite of several photographs.

Trainer Hugo Palmer said:”Galileo Gold’s victory in the Qatar Vintage Stakes was cause for an enormous amount of satisfaction.  He had been purchased by Al Shaqab Racing with the Qatar Vintage Stakes in mind.  He was Al Shaqab’s first runner at the inaugural Qatar Goodwood Festival so it was doubly thrilling for him to become their first winner of what was an enormously successful week for Al Shaqab.

“In the same way that the Qatar Vintage Stakes plan worked out perfectly for Galileo Gold, so too has Ripley’s composition.  He has perfectly captured the horse and the stunning beauty of the Sussex countryside.  The picture particularly reminds me of how much Galileo Gold was maturing when he won at Goodwood.  He has improved physically so much in the months since then and I hope that he will continue to be a flagbearer for Al Shaqab this season and, if things go well for him, I would like to think he will find an opportunity to return to the Qatar Goodwood Festival in 2016.”

About Ripley

Ripley is known for his portraiture, automotive and commercial work, and has photographed celebrities including David Beckham, David Bowie, Coldplay and Lewis Hamilton.  A lifelong animal lover, he started capturing horses three and a half years ago.

“What got me engrossed with horses was their personality and psychology”, Ripley, who undertook a three-month course in equine anatomy at Newmarket’s National Stud, explained.  “I’m not necessarily looking for a classic conformation shot – I want to capture character and convey that equine sense of mischief!”

Ripley shoots subject and background separately, often having as little as 10 minutes with the horse.  He has photographed equine stars such as California Chrome, Postponed, Dubday and Big Buck’s, held exhibitions at the Jockey Club Rooms and finished runner-up in the Fine Art-Other Category in the 2014 International Photography Awards.

Roman Impero for AW finals

Three-year-old Roman Impero is progressing strongly and booked his place at All-Weather Championship Final Day after being the decisive winner of the €25,000 32Red Casino Race, a Fast-Track Qualifier, at Dundalk, Ireland at the weekend.
His success in the seven-furlong race on Polytrack means he is guaranteed a free start in the £150,000 32Red All-Weather Three-Year-Old Mile at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, March 25.
Roman Impero, trained by Michael Halford and ridden by Conor Hoban, got off the mark at the third attempt with an easy victory, by four and a half lengths, in a seven-furlong maiden at Dundalk on January 8 and the 7/4 chance followed up at the same track with a length and a quarter success over 4/7 favourite and British challenger, Turbine, trained by Mark Johnston and ridden by Joe Fanning.
Roman Impero in action on the all-weather Photo: John Simpson

Roman Impero in action on the all-weather
Photo: John Simpson

He was held up in third of the four runners before moving up to challenge on the inside in the straight and took the lead after entering the final furlong. The result was never in doubt from there.The Holy Roman Emperor colt, whose time came to 1m 25.84s, pleased connections.
Halford commented: “Roman Impero is an improving horse and has a great attitude.There should be more to come as he is a lazy sort at home. It was a good performance tonight and a mile will be no problem.
 “If we are happy with how he comes out of this race, then I think we are likely to go for the Good Friday final.”
Competitive racing expected on Saturday

Hot competition for places in Good Friday finals day at Lingfield Park

Winning rider Conor Hoban said: “It makes the hard work all year worthwhile when the boss is good and gives me opportunities like this.Roman Impero won very well and gave me a good feel. He has improved and felt like a real good one today.
“The last thing you want to do is get in a battle with one of Mark Johnston’s two down but I was delighted with him and when I got stuck in, he hit the line well. I would say there is a bit more to come.”
Mandatario, trained byJim Bolger and ridden by Kevin Manning, took the honours in the €25,000 Race, a Fast-Track Qualifier for the All-Weather Championships, over two miles.
The five-year-old Manduro horse could challenge for the £150,000 32Red All-Weather Marathon at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, March 25, for which he now gains a guaranteed free place.

Horse sculptures for Badminton

A HERD of horse sculptures will be joining competitors at the 2016 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials as part of World Horse Welfare’s ‘Invisible Horse Trail’ created by celebrated sculptor and designer, Judy Boyt and working in partnership with a number of the UK’s best artists.

As part of its Charity of the Year status at the prestigious event, World Horse Welfare has partnered with Judy Boyt to produce a number of miniature fibreglass horses which will then be designed and painted by well-known artists and personalities, before going on display in an interactive trail for visitors at Badminton Horse Trials in May.

World Horse Welfare’s Adoption Horse, May, at the charity’s Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerset was selected as Judy’s muse in order to craft a clay maquette which will be used to create a mould for the individual horses, each standing at 7hh.

WHW May to be featured in sculpture Photo: WHW

WHW May to be featured in the horse sculpture Photo: WHW

In addition to creating the iconic Badminton Horse Trials silver trophy in 1992, Judy has undertaken commissions for Royal families, large organisations, venues and private collections around the world, cementing her reputation as one of the leading equestrian sculptors.

Judy said: “It is an honour to be asked to sculpt the horse for the Invisible Horse Trail and it is a great opportunity for me to be able to contribute something back to the animal that has featured so much in my life.

“I was delighted to meet the amazing character May, my hairy, chunky cob type model and at the same time see first-hand the care and diligent work carried out by all the staff at World Horse Welfare. This experience has opened my eyes to the plight of too many neglected horses and ponies.”

Judy Boyt crafting the clay maquette of

Judy Boyt crafting the clay maquette of WHW May

World Horse Welfare Director of Fundraising, Emma Williams said:“Not only will the Invisible Horse Trail add another element to the already electric Badminton Horse Trials event, but it’s also a unique way to tell the stories of World Horse Welfare horses and ponies through the skills of talented artists and designers.

“We’re so grateful to Judy for helping us to bring the Invisible Horse Trail to fruition when only a couple of months ago it was just the seeds of an idea. Seeing our adoption horse May immortalised in her stunning clay maquette was a really special moment and we can’t wait to see the trail horses in action once our artists have worked their magic.”


BEF’s new chief executive

Clare Salmon has been appointed as new chief executive of the British Equestrian Federation (BEF).  The federation is the  national governing body for equestrian sports in Great Britain representing nineteen member organisations and more than four million riders.

An experienced commercial head, Clare joins the BEF having previously worked at Royal London where she was Group Brand Director for two years and successfully led a high-profile rebrand. Prior to this, she held a number of global, board-level posts at ITV, Royal & Sun Alliance, Prudential and the AA.

Clare Salmon Photo: BEF

Clare Salmon Photo: BEF

Clare will arrive at the BEF in June, after the retirement of current chief executive Andrew Finding following his exceptional seventeen-year tenure. Under Andrew’s guidance, together with the BEF board, executives and member organisations, British equestrianism has achieved remarkable success and continues to thrive both at home and internationally.

On her appointment, Clare remarked: “It is a great privilege to take on the leadership of the BEF, given the international stature and achievements of the organisation – a legacy owing much to the determined and tenacious efforts of Andrew Finding.

Equestrianism plays a unique role in the British psyche, attracting diverse audiences and capturing the imagination of a range of participants and spectators. Sustaining this legacy, and building on it, will be a compelling challenge. As a committed sportsperson and a passionate equestrian, I am honoured to have the opportunity to use my commercial and leadership skills to drive the next stage of equestrian growth in Great Britain.”

Keith Taylor, Chairman of BEF, said: “As Andrew Finding retires, my Board and I are delighted to welcome Clare Salmon as his successor.  She brings a depth of commercial experience.

She has a deep passion for the horse and knows what it takes to be a high performance athlete. Clare embodies our values of professionalism, performance, passion and partnership; we extend a very warm welcome to her.”

Clare will guide the BEF, and its new-look executive team, as it seeks to uphold its enviable record at Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio and looks forward to a promising future as it strives to engage and excite new and particularly younger audiences with equestrian sports.


Storm Patrol impresses on debut

When Storm Patrol, trained at Lewes by Suzy Smith, ran in her first race recently, the gutsy performance was reminiscent of her dam, Material World, also trained by Suzy.

West Sussex racegoers will remember the remarkable achievements of Material World,  a one-eyed racehorse trained by Suzy Smith at Lewes and owned by her father Robin, who lives near Chichester. This outstanding mare went on to win races at top tracks despite losing one eye in a freak accident.

Magerial World in her hey-day Photo: John Simpson

Material World in her hey-day Photo: John Simpson

She won on her debut at Market Rasen and went on to win and be placed at top courses like Aintree,  Ascot, Cheltenham,Haydock and Newbury.

Since she retired she has had five foals- and one of them, five-year-old mare Storm Patrol,  sired by the sought-after stallion, Shirrocco, showed she is a chip off the old block like her mother, when making her racing debut in good style in a National Hunt Flat race.
Her sire, Shirrocco won the Italian Derby, German Derby, Prix de Foy, Coronation Cup at Epsom and the Breeders’ Cup Turf in the USA. He sired Brown Panther and numerous other winners.
Storm Patrol

Storm Patrol in the paddock on her recent debut: Photo:Robin Smith

Owned by the Storm Force Ten syndicate run by Robin Smith, Storm Patrol, like her mother Material World, had her first run in a National Hunt Flat race- in Storm Patrol’s case  at Huntingdon recently.
There she thrilled her connections by finishing a close second on her debut, beaten only by two lengths.  Sent off at 7-2 and ridden by Tom O’ Brien, she took the lead three furlongs out and was only headed in the final 100 yards, with commentators describing her as ‘ tall, strong and prominent’- a great accolade on her debut and boding well for the future.
Jockey Tom O' Brien talking to trainer Suzy Smith and owners after the race Photo:

Jockey Tom O’ Brien talking to trainer Suzy Smith and owners after the race Photo:

Robin Smith said : ” We have had to be patient. But you have to trust her trainer- Suzy has had Storm Patrol since she was two and has done a lot of patient work to get her to the stage she is at now.
“She has seen her muscling up and observed how she works with other horses and judged that this was  the right time to see how she gets on in a race. She had numerous entries – which she went for depended on the going , the forecast and the opposition.”
Storm Patrol is the oldest of  the three Material World-Shirocco foals. Three-year-old Rosie is likely to be sold, but Robin is looking for one more partner for a syndicate of six to oversee the third offspring- a promising two-year-old currently known as Ella.
Following the successful debut, jockey Tom O’ Brien described Storm Patrol as ‘ a great mare with a great future’.

Spanish Riding School displays

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna celebrates its 450th anniversary this year. The world’s oldest and most famous equestrian academy continues to delight both connoisseurs and newcomers to horsemanship almost half a millennium since its foundation in 1565.

To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the Spanish Riding School of Vienna will return to the UK in November 2016 for six exclusive new shows in London and Birmingham hosted by TV presenter and British Dressage Ambassador, Nicki Chapman.

Synonymous with the Austrian capital, the Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution worldwide where classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the haute école is still cultivated.

The Spanish Riding School in action

The Spanish Riding School in action

The School is the only place in the world where these classical equestrian skills have been preserved and practiced in their original form. Many years of training fuse horse and rider into an inseparable unit. Audiences are treated to an unforgettable experience by the precision of movement of the Lipizzan horses in perfect harmony with the music.

The UK shows are an impressive display classical equitation. Audiences will be mesmerised by the absolute balance and harmony achieved by these beautiful White Lipizzaner stallions and their regal riders.

All of their famous in-hand work and movements above the ground will be performed including the Capriole, an upward leap made without going forward and with a backward kick of the hind legs at the height of the leap, the Levade in which the stallion puts its entire weight on its hind legs and raises its front legs no more than 45 degrees and Courbette where the horse raises its forehand off the ground, tucks up forelegs evenly, and then jumps forward in a series of “hops”..

Nicki Chapman will be hosting the event and will be joined by special guests making this 2016 Spanish Riding School of Vienna Tour one of the most unique, exciting and captivating events of the coming year.

She said: “The Spanish Riding School of Vienna tours are rare and exceptional.  I’m lucky enough to have been involved in the UK tours and the experience will  stay with me for the rest of my life! I’ve witnessed first hand these graceful horses thrilling crowds with their astonishing combination of elegance and power. This is an extraordinary, once in a lifetime opportunity to witness these most celebrated, world renowned horses performing in the UK during their momentous 450th anniversary.”

The Lipizzan lineage dates back to the 16th century, when it was developed exclusively by Habsburg monarchy. The breed is a cross between Spanish, Arabic and Berber horses. Estimates put the number of Lipizzaners worldwide at less than 3,000. Only 70 are trained to the demanding standards of the Spanish Riding School at any one time.The institution has been a favourite of royalty since it was set up. Our own Queen is a lifelong fan – and among the few women to have been allowed to ride one of the thoroughbreds.

Incredibly moving, highly sophisticated and full of Viennese glamour the tickets for the 250th anniversary Spanish Riding School Tour are on sale now.Tour Dates; 7.30pm Friday November 11;  7.30pm Saturday November 12 and 3pm Sunday November 14 all at The See Arena, Wembley.

Then there are three performances at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on Friday and Saturday November 18 and 19 at 7.30pm and on Sunday November 20 at Barclaycard Arena Birmingham at 3pm.


Friday    18th   November 2016 –  Barclay Arena Birmingham    7.30 PM

Saturday    19th November 2016 – Barclaycard Arena Birmingham – 7.30 PM

Sunday    20th  November 2016 – Barclaycard Arena Birmingham    – 3PM

Tickets on sale now, prices from £27.50 – £67.50 available from /  /