Spring Cottage Stables

Langton Road



North Yorkshire

YO17 9PY

Office: 01653 690004

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Mobile: 07785 747426

Email: office@brianellisonracing.co.uk

Latest News

Update on Red

Definitly Red is absolutely fine after unseating Henry Brooke in the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase at Haydock on Saturday. He hated the ground, which was riding dead, but was staying on again before swerving to miss Vintage Clouds who fell three from home. Brian believes he would have finished third, if not second. He will have an easy week now.

NIETZSCHE wins at Market Rasen

NIETZSCHE & Megan Carberry landed the 2m2½f Conditional Jockeys´ Handicap Hurdle in good style at Market Rasen yesterday.

The four-year-old Poets Voice gelding was fitted with a hood as he stepped up in trip but was still very keen with Megan as he fought his way towards the head of affairs having initially jumped off out the back. In front jumping the fourth, he pulled his way back to the front ahead of the fifth having temporarily lost the lead and was headed again at the seventh, before hitting the front with two to jump...


We were delighted with the way FOREST BIHAN won at Newcastle yesterday. He only had two rivals in the 2m½f Novices’ Chase but he travelled with ease and jumped well throughout under Brian Hughes. He never came off the bridle and won eased down...

A New Year winner as DOMINADA bolts up at Musselburgh

We were delighted to get the New Year off to a flyer with a winner yesterday!

Megan gave DOMINADA a great ride from the front taking the final race on Musselburghs card, the 2m3½f Handicap Hurdle, by seven lengths. Julie and Keith Hanson’s five-year-old had top weight in the Class 4, 0-120 event - Dominada is currently rated 120 over hurdles - but travelling and jumping well, missing only a couple, he thoroughly enjoyed leading the pack. Kicking for home before the third last, he stayed on well to score by seven lengths, eased down...

DEFINITLY RED takes Gr3 Rowland Meyrick Chase by seven lengths

DEFINITLY RED stayed on well to take the 188Bet Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase by seven lengths at Wetherby yesterday.

Henry Brooke partnered Phil Martin’s seven-year-old who travelled and jumped well in behind the leaders before taking it up four from home in the Grade 3, three-mile contest. He stayed on well after jumping the second last, crossing the line seven lengths ahead of Wakanda with Blaklion, who beat our lad in the Towton in February, a further three-and-a-half lengths back in third...

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Brian and Claire and all the team at Spring Cottage Stables would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

2016 has been another good year with some nice prizes landed by some nice horses. And Brian reached another milestone when training his 1000th career winner courtesy of Robero at Newmarket in July. Dream Walker has been a revelation this year and followed up victory in a Handicap at Leicester in July with a couple more wins including the Ahonoora Handicap at the Galway Festival, and he put in some cracking performances in defeat too.

Nietzsche won five races this year - four on the flat and one over hurdles. Orewa won four during his juvenile campaign including the valuable Tattersalls Sales race at the Curragh in September. He has been one of the stars of the season...

G’DAY AUSSIE bolts up at Fakenham

Brian Hughes partnered G’DAY AUSSIE to an impressive victory in the Racing At Fakenham New Year's Day Handicap Hurdle at Fakenham on Sunday.

Settled in mid-division, he travelled well throughout, cruising up into second as they jumped the third last. Still cantering he hit the front after the second last and soon put daylight between himself and Helium, his nearest rival. Despite flattening the last he won easily by 11 lengths...

Across-the-card double: NIETZSCHE wins over hurdles & MR MORSE wins on the all-weather

NIETZSCHE stayed on well to take the two-mile Juvenile Hurdle at Catterick yesterday in the hands of Danny Cook. Fighting for his head in the early stages and really quite keen, he pulled his way into the lead after the second and travelled well throughout. He stayed on gamely after the last with the only challenge coming from Project Bluebook who he beat by a length...

MR MORSE kept on well to land the six-furlong Maiden at Southwell under Ben Curtis. Never too far off the pace, in behind the leaders, he took it up inside the two-furlong marker, staying on gamely when challenged to score by a neck and a head...