Spring Cottage Stables

Langton Road



North Yorkshire

YO17 9PY

Office: 01653 690004

Fax: 01653 690008

Mobile: 07785 747426

Email: office@brianellisonracing.co.uk

Welcome to Brian Ellison Racing Ltd

Since taking out a training license in 1989 with just five horses Brian Ellison is now one of the leading dual-purpose racehorse trainers in the UK.

Based at Spring Cottage Stables, in Malton, North Yorkshire the training establishment is barely recognizable since its acquisition 15 years ago.

In 2014 a Kraft water walker, one of only a handful in the country, was installed. This came off the back of the construction of 15 field-shelter type stables for those more complex equine residents who prefer not to be confined indoors! These are just two recent additions to the yard, the result of Brian’s forward-thinking and open-minded approach to providing racehorses with what they need. And it’s working.

Our website provides extensive information on Brian, our facilities, the team behind the success and not least the horses, in addition to the latest news from the stables, information on ownership and an interesting Gallery.

Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy finding out more about us.

Meet Brian and take a tour behind the scenes in our promotional video

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Definitly Red & Danny get a lead from The Grey Taylor & Andy

Saturday, March 25th, 2017


So far so good for National bid with Definitly Red

Definitly Red and Danny Cook were the centre of attention once again yesterday morning as they schooled over the National-style fences on Malton gallops.

National mania has taken hold this week for sure and the buzz around the yard is increasing, the phone is ringing just a little bit more than usual, and we’ve had more press and camera’s here at Spring Cottage this past week than we’ve had in, well, in a good while! We’re not complaining though!

Danny (Cook) was in to school Red over the Aintree-style fences again yesterday morning, this time with owner Phil Martin and daughter Molly, the ITV cameras and a number of newspaper photographers including York Press, the Yorkshire Post and Daily Mail, all spectating.

As he did the first day, he got a nice lead off The Grey Taylor, this time partnered by Andy Robertson (Red’s day-to-day rider), and he jumped really well, perhaps taking the second a little over enthusiastically if anything.

Definitly Red & Danny jumping the second National-style fence on Malton gallops

Danny knows what it takes to get round the Grand National fences though, because despite falling at the first on his only ride to date in the Aintree showpiece, he finished ninth in the Topham Chase last year which is also run over the National fences.

And although Red wouldn’t be the biggest, Danny said: “He’s not actually that big but he rides much bigger than he looks. He jumps well and is so well handicapped. It’s great to be part of the Grand National with a live chance.”

Owner Phil Martin with daughter Molly & ITV camera man Richard Sowden & reporter Chris Dawkes

Keep checking the website for details of TV and press coverage of Brian, Definitly Red and the team but at time of writing we believe yesterday’s footage will be shown on Calendar (ITV) on Friday evening, April 7th and on ITV Racing: The Opening Show on National day, Saturday, April 8th.

Photos from yesterday are now uploaded to our Gallery >> Click HERE

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NEWSTART: a WINNER at Wetherby

For a full list of our 2017 WINNERS >> click HERE