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 most recent promotional video
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Teenage Dream: fitted with blinkers today
Monday, May 30th, 2016
We’re not overly busy this Bank Holiday Monday with five runners.
Rocco’s Delight makes his hurdling debut in the opening 2m1f Novices’ Hurdle (1.55) and is partnered by Brian Hughes.
Brian also rides Teenage Dream in the 2m1f Handicap Chase (3.00). Owned by Market Avenue Racing Club Ltd, the eight-year-old is fitted with first-time blinkers today and should appreciate some decent ground – good at declaration time.
Bar De Ligne takes part in the 2m5f Handicap Chase (3.35) and has Gavin Sheehan on board.
General Mahler goes in the 2m6f Handicap Hurdle (5.15) and is also partnered by Gavin.
Baby Ballerina: sole representative at Redcar this afternoon
Baby Ballerina goes to Redcar for the 3yo, five-furlong Handicap (2.15). A daughter of Kheleyf, she has been well beaten on both her starts so far this season and drops back down in trip here, keeps the cheek pieces on and has Paul Mulrennan in the saddle. She is owned by Julie and Keith Hanson who were successful with Dominada at Musselburgh on Friday so lets hope their luck continues.