BEVERLEY RACES

WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE

 

 

Here is the latest press release from the Beverley Racecourse Team ahead of today's 8-race card;

 

 

LOUGHNANE IN HUNT FOR WESTWOOD WINNER

 

First-season trainer David Loughnane hopes a big run from Nonno Giulio at Beverley on Wednesday can act as a launchpad for the biggest week of his fledgling career.

 

Based at David O'Meara's old yard in Nawton, North Yorkshire, Loughnane will arrive in East Yorkshire in good spirits after Nonno Giulio impressively won a one-mile Wetherby handicap on his last run on May 17. The five-year-old son of Halling now takes aim at a double in Beverley's Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap (3.00) over eight and a half furlongs. Victory on the Westwood would also provide a timely lift for Loughnane, who next week has Royal Ascot aspirations with stablemate Earth Drummer.

 

Loughnane told www.beverley-racecourse.co.uk: 'Nonno Giulio won really well at Wetherby last time and the ground should again be perfect for him. There's no secret behind what we've done with him. It's just about training him the way he needs to be trained and keeping him nice and fresh and relaxed. He was further back than we planned at Wetherby and though he is drawn stall one, we'll ride the race as we see it. It's a good race, but we'd like to think he'll go well.'

 

Nonno Giulio is one of 10 declared runners in a fine renewal of the Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap which features Ruth Carr's last-time-out winner Victoire De Lyphar. Simply Shining (Richard Fahey), Final (Mark Johnston), Dutch Artist (O'Meara) and Beverley favourites Jacbequick and Shadowtime add further strength in depth.

 

Earth Drummer is next Wednesday likely to represent Loughnane in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot. The six-year-old son of Dylan Thomas was cut in price to around 16-1 for the big one-mile handicap after he finished an unlucky-in-running fifth in the seven-furlong Victoria Cup at Ascot on May 7.

 

Loughnane said: 'Everything that went wrong could have gone wrong in the Victoria Cup, but he still ran a smashing race. Course form is the best form, so hopefully we can get him there and he can run his race. We'd be fairly confident he'll get into the race, so it will be a hell of an experience to have a Royal runner in my first season training.'

 

Beverley's eight-race fixture on Wednesday is due to begin at 2pm, with the going currently good to firm and watering taking place to preserve conditions.

 

beverley-racecourse.co.uk

TO ALL HULL CITY FANS 

 

Hi everybody, my name is Hull City AFC. As you know, I've been held captive for around 3 years now.

 

It's been a tough time for me here at the KCOM. I've been kept hidden away and I understand there have been people here impersonating me. But they didn't do it very well, they spelt my name wrong, made my face completely different on my badge then made a real mess of all of my merchandise. And the prison guards tell me they've been upsetting all of you fans for the full 3 years I've been imprisoned. That's dreadful, it must stop.

 

I hope to be let out soon, I just can't wait to be released, clear my name and show my true colours. A while ago I heard the FA arranged my release but something must have gone wrong. It's great things have gone well on the pitch for the team, but it's not been the same without me has it? I will sort things out as soon as I get out.

 

I've heard most recently there are 3 rescue groups trying to get to me. Hopefully it won't be too long now. I know all true fans will recognise me as soon as I am back and restored to my proper place.

 

I've known a lot of your family and friends over the years who use to come and see me. And I know all of you who came to see me or supported me before I was imprisoned. Plus I am always looking to make new friends. So don't worry, I've been messed about with and given a hard time, but I'm tough.

 

I've been around for 112 years and I intend to be around for as long as you fans want me.

 

All the best, catch up with you soon I hope

 

Hull City AFC
KCOM Stadium

 

 

We support Hull City, a Premier League team for a Premier League city and proud home to the 2017 City of Culture. We will regularly be a focus of national attention so let's celebrate our history, heritage and culture and make sure we make the most of the opportunities 2017 presents to boost our local economy and perceptions of Hull.

 

6 June 2016

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

 

3 YEARS ON...

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past three years - there have certainly been some exciting and eventful times. 3 Wembley trips, City of Culture status for the year 2017 and some great links formed with all kinds of fantastic people - you know who you are! It has been a privelege to be involved in so many great things and we can't wait to see what our fourth year has got in store. See you all in the Premier League!

PLACES DES ANGES

 

SATURDAY 2 JULY 2016

 

As Hull’s programme of summer events moves up a gear, tickets are available from 10am today (1 June 2016) for ‘Place des Anges’, the spectacular aerial event that is set to transform the night sky over Queens Gardens on Saturday 2 July.

 

10,000 free tickets are now up for grabs for the awe-inspiring show, which created and performed by acclaimed French company Gratte Ciel and presented by Hull 2017 and the Yorkshire Festival, in association with Amy Johnson Festival. It is an event that has dazzled audiences across the world and everyone seeing it in Hull can expect an unforgettable experience.

 

Beginning at 9:45pm, white clad angels – les anges – will appear high on rooftops around Hull College and Queens Gardens, before taking to the air for magical and occasionally mischievous antics above the crowds below. As the event reaches its climax thousands of white feathers will be released, falling from the sky in cascades, to create an extraordinary ‘snowstorm’ for the audience to dance and play in.

 

Martin Green, CEO and Director of Hull 2017, said: “Place des Anges is a thrilling experience that takes your breath away. In a summer packed full of fabulous events and activities, highlighting Hull’s position as a great city for culture, this is one that definitely should not be missed. As we prepare for 2017, it’s a stunning finale to the Yorkshire Festival and an exciting start to the Amy Johnson Festival. I urge everybody to make sure they get their hands on some tickets.”

 

Place des Anges is free and suitable for all ages and thousands of people registered for ticket alerts when the event was announced earlier this year. Tickets need to be booked in advance and are available on a first come first served basis. People can book up to six by going to www.hull2017.co.uk/placedesanges. With the show due to begin at 9:45pm, gates will open at 9:15pm and people are advised to allow sufficient time to get through the ticket check.

 

Supported by Hull 2017, the event is also the finale of the Yorkshire Festival, which runs from 16 June until 3 July, and marks the start of Amy Johnson Festival, which begins in Hull on Friday 1 July and runs until 6 September.

 

Yorkshire Festival’s Artistic Director, Matt Burman, said: “Place Des Anges is a fitting finale for this year’s stellar Yorkshire Festival line-up. It’s fantastic to be able to offer a free event of this scale, and to bring a world-renowned international company like Gratte Ciel to create something truly spectacular in the heart of Hull. The event is free, but tickets are limited so I’d urge people to act fast and ensure they don’t miss out on what promises to be unmissable, extraordinary night.”

 

People planning to see Place des Anges are encouraged to make a day of their visit. The Amy Johnson Festival will also be hosting Da Vinci Engineered in Zebedee’s Yard from 10am-5pm, featuring twelve faithful reproductions of Leonardo’s flight and wind machines loaned by the Da Vinci Museum in Florence. Free family entertainment throughout the day in Zebedee’s Yard will feature aerial acrobatics from Pif-Paf, madness and mayhem from Hull Carnival Arts and music from Hull Samba Band and Bandanarama, as well as a chance to see several of the giant artist designed moth sculptures close up.

 

Rick Welton, Director of Amy Johnson Festival, said: “Place des Anges is a fabulous way to launch the festival. It will be a fantastic curtain-raiser for two months of celebration when we’ll be telling the world about the remarkable life of Hull’s aviation heroine and giving the city a summer to remember.”


Those planning to attend Place des Anges should check the website for information about the best entrances for them to enter the event and links to information about road closures, parking, public transport and park and ride arrangements.

 

Place des Anges is part of the series of curtain raiser events in 2016, made possible through the support of Spirit of 2012, which invests in events as catalysts for change for people and communities across the UK.

 

To book tickets visit

 

hull2017.co.uk/placedesanges

WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE

 

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

WEMBLEY SPECIAL

 

A very special edition of the Fans Forum this week, with a record breaking

line up squeezed into the studio - all 11 of us!

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM WEMBLEY SPECIAL

WEMBLEY AWAITS......

 

We always hoped we might need our

Wembley StadiumLINK guide again!

 

Check out the new updated version now at The Wembley StadiumLINK

 

All sorts of useful info for your trip to the Capital. We will be adding more useful links as the week goes by, including articles just added on 'dry triains' and pub splits, any articles the media publish and a guide for Hull City fans issued by Wembley Stadium themselves

NICK QUANTRILL: THE DEAD CAN'T TALK

 

Following a successful launch night of his new book 'The Dead Can't Talk' held at Kardomah 94, here are a couple of blogs featuring Nick and his work.

 

stephbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/quantrill-talks-the-dead-cant-talk/

 

https://espressococo.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/quantrill-talks-st-andrews-quay-and-abandoned-buildings/

 

Nick chats with Helen Cadbury at the launch of 'The Dead Can't Talk'
Bull entertain the audience

Photos by Melvyn Marriott

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

HULL KINGSTON RADIO

 

Analysis of the dispatch of Derby (only just) and a look ahead to a fourth Wembley visit in 8 years. Can your nerves stand it?!

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 20 MAY

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

HULL KINGSTON RADIO

 

Listen again to Friday night's Forum hosted by Ian Waterson. Lively chat about all things City and a few predictions about the Derby game and beyond....

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 13 MAY

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

HULL KINGSTON RADIO

 

Ian and guests discuss all things City - will we win the

final game before our play-off adventure?

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 6 MAY

 

 

AMY JOHNSON FESTIVAL

 

1 JULY - 6 SEPTEMBER 2016

 

2016 is the 75th anniversary of the death of Amy Johnson CBE. Amy was born in Hull in 1903 and was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.

 

The Amy Johnson Festival will celebrate Amy’s life, achievements and legacy with an ambitious international programme of the arts and engineering sciences appealing to all interests and ages.

 

 

For more information about the Amy Johnson Festival

have a look at the website

 

amyjohnsonfestival.co.uk

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

HULL KINGSTON RADIO

 

Hear what the fans had to say ahead of our game with Leeds United

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 22 APRIL

PREDICTABLE?

 

11 REASONS WHY HULL CITY LOOK LIKE

FALLING SHORT OF AUTOMATIC PROMOTION

 

Pressure seemed to get to the players in vital games, the goalless draws at home to Brighton and Sheffield Wednesday, plus both Derby County fixtures were good examples of this and the defeat at Middlesborough was pivotal for both Clubs, providing inspiration for them  and a corresponding slump for us.

 

Relegation zone sides also caused us problems, vital points were dropped against poor sides like Rotherham, Charlton, Bristol City and Leeds.

 

Every game became an ordeal as we moved towards the final stages of the season. The KC was often quiet, with many fans absent for reasons of ticket price, politics or poor entertainment value. A full stadium might have made a difference.

 

Defence has been our strength under Bruce and it remains steady. We were top of the table on several occasions in 2015/16, but in too many games we seemed keener to prevent defeat rather than ensure a win, we were reluctant to push men forward and we failed to 'kick on' at the key stage of the season. We rarely started a game with two recognised strikers.

 

Inspiration was lacking, too often games were played at a low tempo with an inability to break down well organised defences.

 

Championship sides sussed us. They realised that if they could score the game's first goal, we weren't likely to fight back and win, our game statistics demonstrate this.

 

Transfer Window activity in January is often vital for sides seeking automatic promotion. It wasn't great for us in 2016. Nick Powell was a calculated gamble that failed and we remained with very few options up front and the goals started to dry up.

 

Assem and Ehab Allam made no effort to unite the fans when a formal statement accepting the FA name change decision could have boosted and stabilised the Club. They boycotted games, and continued their erratic behaviour with uncertainty around the sale of the Club and their own motivation to remain at the helm, culminating in ill timed publicity for a dubious membership scheme just before the run in.

 

Bruce too often didn't seem to know his best side and with Chuba Akpom apparently frozen out soon after Christmas our limited options up front were exposed and we had too heavy a reliance on Abel Hernandez.

 

Leadership on the pitch was patchy with many longing for the passion of an Ian Ashbee type player during the all important run in.

 

Either Steve Bruce didn't get the best out of his players or maybe our highly rated squad wasn't as good as we thought it was. Most fans seem to think we have under achieved and enthusiasm for the play offs is a touch luke warm.

 

BEVERLEY RACES: SEASON OPENER

WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL

 

 

TOP NOTCH TONTO TEAM REACH FOR THE STARS WITH OREWA

 

Prominent owner Keith Brown feels he could have found 'the next Top Notch Tonto' ahead of Orewa’s debut at Beverley’s first meeting of the season on Wednesday. The two-year-old son of Helmet cost Brown 18,000 euro at Tattersalls Ireland last September and is one of eight declarations for the five-furlong Welcome Back To Beverley Novice Auction Stakes (2.35).


Brown’s silks are best known for Top Notch Tonto, the 2013 QEII runner-up who broke his maiden at the second attempt on the Westwood. His owner, who hails from Swanland, East Yorkshire, is also expecting big things from the Brian Ellison-trained Orewa. Brown said: 'He’s the most expensive horse I’ve ever bought, but he’s such a well-bred, lovely colt. All Helmet colts were making around £50k to £75k but this one came out at around 1.45pm, and by that time everyone was knocking back food and drink and I was the only left in the sales hall, so I think we’ve got a bargain.

 

He’s got quite a high action so I hope we don’t get too much more rain, but Beverley is obviously my local track and this looks a good race for him. From what we’ve seen so far, I’m hoping he could be our next Top Notch Tonto. He’s been working really well and is a smashing-looking horse.'

 

Top Notch Tonto, meanwhile, is reported in top form as the distinctive-looking six-year-old gears up for a return to the track in the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown on April 22. Brown told www.beverley-racecourse.co.uk: 'Tonto was really unlucky last year. He obviously won at York, but three other times he was beaten by such a short margin. We’ll start him out in the mile-and-a-quarter race at Sandown and then hopefully kick on from there. He’s as good as ever -Brian is thrilled with him - and I”m hoping for a big year with him.'

 

Beverley’s seven-race card on Wednesday is due to begin at 2pm, with the official going on Tuesday morning described as good to soft.

 

Feature race is the £11,500 NL Van Truck And Car Hire Handicap (3.10), won last year by 100-rated sprinter Pipers Note.

 

Beverley racecourse has invested over £800,000 on refurbishments in the close season, while chief executive Sally Iggulden pledged that no class five race all year will be contested for less than £6,000 in prize-money.

 

 

For full details of today's race meeting check out

 

beverley-racecourse.co.uk

HULL KINGSTON RADIO

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

Catch up (or listen again) and hear what the fans think ahead of our 'must-win' trip to West Yorkshire....

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - FRIDAY 8 APRIL

THE FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS' FEDERATION VISIT HULL

 

SATURDAY 2 APRIL

THE TIGERS LAIR, ANLABY ROAD

1pm - 2pm

 

Michael Brunskill (Director of Communications at the FSF) will be the guest of the Hull City Supporters Trust (HCST) at The Tigers Lair tomorrow.

 

Matthew Rudd of Amber Nectar will be compering the event, at which Michael will be talking about the FSF’s work and its campaigns, and fielding questions afterwards.

 

Full details can be found on the HCST website at

 

hullcitysupporterstrust.com/the-football-supporters-federation-roadshow-comes-to-hull-on-2nd-april/

CHELSEA 2 HULL CITY 2

26 MARCH 1966


50 years ago one of the great Hull City games of all time. Waggy with two goals in the FA Cup Quarter Final against Chelsea.

 

Five days later City lost the replay 3-1 at Boothferry Park in front of 45,328 fans, Chris Simpkin with the only goal for the Tigers.

ONE NAME CHANGE THAT WILL GO AHEAD...

 

The KC Stadium is to be renamed the KCOM Stadium. The official relaunch will happen on Monday 4 April and as part of the major rebrand, the home of Hull KR - the KC Lightstream Stadium, is to become the Lightstream Stadium.

13 March

 

SO FAR SO GOOD

 

We had a wander around this afternoon and took a look at the work in progress at The Stage @ The Dock and the new C4DI building next door

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

Friday 11 March

 

Listen to the latest forum now at

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 11 MARCH

HEADS UP FESTIVAL

 

9 - 19 March 2016

 

Check out the full programme at

 

www.headsupfestival.org.uk

HULL INDEPENDENT CINEMA

 

 

New March - June season of film now on sale! 

 

40 films over 4 months, most of which are exclusive screenings

showing in Hull for the first time.

 

 

Some top picks include Love - The Movie, Youth, The Assassin (2015 film), Hitchcock/Truffaut, Anomalisa, Krigen/A War, Son of Saul/Saul fia, Victoria, Green Room and Mustang.

 

 

Tickets and full info and membership at

 

www.hullindependentcinema.com

A WHOLE LOTTA HOCKNEY

 

Locally based artist the subject of exhibition to cover six decades 

 

 

From the Daily Telegraph 

By Hannah Furness, Arts Correspondent

 

'Six decades of David Hockney's work is to be exhibited by Tate Britain...with a room left over for works yet to be created.

 

David Hockney is to celebrate his 80th birthday with the 'world’s most extensive retrospective' of his work, as he promises to produce a room full of new works for Tate Britain.

 

The Tate gallery is to honour Hockney with his first major British retrospective in 30 years in 2017, aiming to renew the artist’s popular reputation and bring new focus to his intelligent side.'

 

 

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35629503

 

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/12167440/David-Hockney-celebrates-80th-birthday-with-Tate-Britain-retrospective.html?platform=hootsuite

 

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/feb/22/david-hockney-show-one-tate-britains-biggest-ever

CITY OF CULTURE 2017: WILL HULL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH?

 

An interesting article from The Guardian - certainly share the sentiment that the old Rank Hovis Flour Mill would have been fantastic repurposed rather than demolishing it.

 

But hang on a minute - we definitely say 'Ull not Ol!

 

www.theguardian.com

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

 

LOVE HULL CITY AFC

LOVE KINGSTON UPON HULL

LOVE BEING TOP OF THE LEAGUE

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

Catch up with Ian and guests for all the latest

City chat, news and opinions

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 12 FEBRUARY

STAGE @ THE DOCK

 

New 350 seat amphitheatre under construction - and it will be ready in time for the summer too!

 

hull2017.co.uk/thelatest/stageatdockandmp

 

www.freedomfestival.co.uk/list/news_stage_dock.php

HULL CITY FANS FORUM

 

Check out the latest edition of the Fans Forum - can we win at Turf Moor? Hear what Ian and the boys think...

 

HULL CITY FANS FORUM - 5 FEBRUARY

It's been a year now since Hull Kingston Radio arrived on the airwaves and they have been celebrating today! Huge congratulations to all involved in what has been an amazing first year. It is a real privilege for us to contribute to the Hull City Fans Forum and Talking Balls and we can't wait to see what is in store in what is sure to be a bright future for the station.

 

Some real quality stuff guys, keep it coming!

 

www.hullkingstonradio.com

2 February

 

A VIEW FROM HOLLAND #5

 

Great to hear from Dennis Matthijs.....

 

As we're approaching the business end of the season, City seem to have found back their best form just in time after having encountered a little wobble in December. All six games in January were won by the Tigers and suddenly we find ourselves back top of the league. The future's looking very bright and as long as Abel Hernandez stays injury free, I don't think there's anything that can stop us from winning automatic promotion.
 
I went to Fulham last week (long live Easyjet and their ridiculously cheap flights between Amsterdam and London). A great day, almost ruined by City dropping points at a bottom half team once again, but the Tigers had luck on their side as they somehow managed to produce the only goal in a game that could very much have gone either way. City fans were brilliant throughout the afternoon and especially in the last 25 minutes we produced loads of noise. A big contrast to the current situation at home games. Despite the great season we're having, the attendances and the atmosphere at the KC Stadium have been rather disappointing so far. The reasons for that are obvious as we all know, and with the abandonment of cash turnstiles and the introduction of the £2 "irrelevant fan tax", the situation is unlikely to improve. I can see why the club wants to shift ticket sales to the online platform, but the way in which they've done it has been a huge own goal (not their first one in the past couple of years).
 
Anyway, we have a good chance of automatic promotion to the top flight which means that the ground should be packed to the rafters again next season. Moreover, if we get promoted indeed, it's very likely that the club will change owners in the summer. We're hearing more and more rumours about Chinese investors willing to take the club over. Personally I can't see it happening before May. For both the buying and the selling party, it would be madness to agree a price without knowing which division the club will be playing in next season. Let's hope though that, whoever they are, the new owners will treat the fans with respect and do the right things for Hull City AFC.
 
Personally I would have liked to see an attempt made to make the club fan-owned, but I guess that's just unrealistic at the moment given the current financial situation and the ambition of the club to establish itself in the top flight. Nevertheless, it would give us fans a great feeling of pride and belonging, which to many might be worth just as much as success on the pitch. Of course I want City to be in it, but I have to admit I'm not the biggest fan of the Premier League. I've been to a number games in England over the past few years, across all four divisions, and there's such a huge difference in many ways between the Premier League and the lower leagues. Sadly it's getting harder to find the real, typical English football atmosphere in the top flight. Ticket prices have increased massively and more often than not you find yourselves surrounded by tourists and plastics. Moreover it's a lot more fun to fight for promotion than to battle against relegation. So far I've enjoyed this season much more than last season. However, with the immeasurable amounts of money involved, it's simply crucial for City to get back to the Premier League as quickly as possible. It's the best thing for the development of the club and it brings huge advantages for the regional economy and international exposure of Hull.
 
I really enjoyed my visit to the Fulham game. City fans really are the friendliest bunch of people I've ever met. Sadly it was just the first game I've managed to visit this season. For various reasons it's been tricky so far. Not sure if I'll make another one this season, but I'll definitely be at the KC again next season, and of course I'll make sure I'll visit Hull in 2017 to enjoy our year of fame as UK City of Culture.

 

Dennis

'We are a social media based Hull City AFC supporters group 'serving the Tiger Nation at home and abroad'. We also promote tourism and the economy of Hull and the East Riding. We hope to use Hull City's return to the Premier League as a platform to promote all things Hull and maximise the opportunities presented by the Tigers' elevation to the top tier.'

 

June 2013

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