Alex Hammond Blog: Champions Day preview | Racing News

Alex Hammond fancies a French raider in the Champion Stakes – check out her strongest fancies for Ascot on Saturday.

This Saturday I’m back at Ascot for my second QIPCO British Champions Day with Sky Sports Racing and can’t wait to bring you a world-class card.

One of the highlights on the six-race card is the Champion Stakes where Magical is bidding to become the second successive horse to win the Group 1 back-to-back following Cracksman in 2017/2018.

Aidan O’Brien’s five-year-old mare looks as good as ever this year and her trainer has confirmed that. She has an outstanding record at this meeting. Not only did she win this in 2019, but she was also victorious in the 2018 Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes. Her latest run is working out well with fourth placed Sottsass subsequently winning the Arc. She has plenty to recommend her, clearly.

Of her rivals Mishriff

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Garyn Hammond, who reviewed gadgets on YouTube, died in April of COVID-19 complications

This obituary is part of We Will Remember, a series about those we’ve lost to the coronavirus.



a man wearing glasses posing for the camera: Garyn Hammond


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Garyn Hammond

Garyn Hammond, 31, a Detroiter with a following on YouTube, died April 14 as a result of COVID-19 complications at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

He was the youngest of four siblings and was described by his mother, Betty, as a loving and caring young man who looked out for his family. She referred to Hammond as her miracle child because she was affected by health issues while she was pregnant with him. Doctors didn’t expect him to survive. 



a man wearing glasses posing for the camera: Garyn Hammond


© supplied by Betty Hammond
Garyn Hammond

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Hammond graduated from Pershing High School in Detroit, studied computers at  Eastern Michigan University and was employed by Comcast.

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