Spring Cottage Stables

Langton Road



North Yorkshire

YO17 9PY

Office: 01653 690004

Fax: 01653 690008

Mobile: 07785 747426

Email: office@brianellisonracing.co.uk

Latest News

Success at Ayr with EL MASSIVO

El Massivo followed up a good second at Nottingham last time with success in the Bet Totetrifecta Amateur Riders' Handicap at Ayr on Monday under a confident and well-judged ride from Mr K Wood. The gelded son of Authorized was settled towards the rear of the field, taking the shortest route round...

Very sad to lose Saptapadi

It was with great sadness we had to have Saptapadi put down this morning. He pulled up lame on the gallops with a fracture to a joint and we were left with no choice but to have him put down.

He was a very special horse to everyone here at Spring Cottage Stables and to no one more so than Claire, Brian and our travelling head lad Andy.

Among his 42 career starts, Saptapadi ran eight times in Australia including the 2011 running of the Melbourne Cup...

EASTERN races to Chester Victory…

Eastern Racer landed the Bottega Gold Prosecco Maiden Stakes under Colm O’Donoghue at Chester on Saturday. The three-year-old Bushranger gelding, who was following up two promising seconds at Thirsk and Ripon respectively, took the shortest route round in the six furlong contest and was always travelling well in behind the leader. Making progress two out, Eastern Racer battled gamely in the closing stages...

Tonto in great form ahead of crack at Group 3 Timeform Jury Stakes

Top Notch Tonto is in great form ahead of the Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock on Saturday and providing the track gets a little more rain he will line up.

Dropping back to seven furlongs for his third start this season, the five-year-old has run with credit on both outings so far this year and although he’s dipping in class to a Group 3, Brian explained its more like a Group 1 contest such is the competition.

With Silvestre De Sousa banned Ben Curtis, who is flying right now, steps in for the ride.

Brian said: “He came back from Newbury fine. It was obviously one of the toughest Lockinge Stakes we’ve seen...

MULTI GRAIN gets up to win at Thirsk

Multi Grain was given a great ride by Dale Swift to land the Join The Racing UK Club Handicap by a short head at Thirsk on Wednesday.

Dropping back down in trip following her reappearance over 1m2f earlier this month, the daughter of Sir Percy was settled in mid-division following a smart break from stall 11. Making progress three out, she stayed on well in the final two furlongs of the mile contest and always looked like she would get there despite the slim margin...

A one-two in the 2m H'cap at Haydock courtesy of SEAMOUR and Totalize while SAPTAPADI scores at Catterick

Seamour and Totalize finished first and second respectively in the Betfred Membership "Play Your Way" Handicap at Haydock on Saturday with Brian confirming afterwards the pair will now head for the Northumberland Plate all being well.

Ten minutes earlier Saptapadi (pic left) made the most of a significant drop in class taking the Toteplacepot Classified Claiming Stakes by three-and-three-quarter lengths...

Tonto fine after Lockinge

Top Notch Tonto put in a very respectable performance to finish six-and-three-quarter lengths behind Night Of Thunder in the Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday. Silvestre De Sousa was back on board for the five-year-olds second start of the season. Although officially described as ‘good’ the ground was riding fast...

DBS Spring Horses In Training Sale 2015

The Spring Horses In Training Sale gets underway at Doncaster today with a catalogue of 365 set to go under the hammer during the two-day auction, which concludes tomorrow afternoon. The Spring Store Sales follow on immediately and conclude on Wednesday. Spring Cottage Stables has a draft of six catalogued to go through the ring on Tuesday including Saddlers Deal who won the 2m4½f Handicap Chase at Bangor-on-Dee on Saturday in good style under Craig Gallagher.

Brian and Claire will be in attendance and would be delighted to chat or advise anyone interested in purchasing either from the Horses In Training catalogue or the Stores catalogue.

We still have several nice two-year-olds for sale too, all of which are progressing nicely...

SADDLERS DEAL wins well…

Saddlers Deal ran out a comfortable winner of the Bet With Corbettsports Handicap Chase at Bangor-on-Dee on Saturday under a good ride by Craig Gallagher. Fourth last time over a shorter trip, the ten-year-old was back up to 2m4½f here and, fitted with cheek-pieces once again, travelled strongly throughout and jumped well. Settled in rear during the early part of the race, he made steady progress...