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

Top Notch Tonto retired for season

Top Notch Tonto has been retired for the remainder of the season and plans are currently fluid as to whether we will see him back next year.

He has returned home to his owner Keith Brown where he will be turned out and enjoy some well-deserved time off. He is not getting any younger and although it’s a while since he last had his head in front, he has run some cracking races in defeat these last couple of years not least when finishing second at the Galway Festival last July.

Brian said: “ Tonto has had a lot of hard races and they have probably just caught up with him. After his second in Galway last year, he was found to have a hairline fracture of his near-fore cannon bone...

BE KOOL wins at Ayr

With just four runners in the seven-furlong Handicap at Ayr this afternoon, Ben Robinson soon had BE KOOL well positioned and travelling well in behind the leader. Pushed along inside the three he battled gamely, staying on well to take it up with half a furlong to run. He kept on nicely to score by a length-and-a-quarter.


BALLYVIC BORU made a winning hurdling debut when taking the two-mile Maiden Hurdle at Perth quite impressively in the hands of Tom Scudamore. Always handy and travelling well, he moved up easily to take the lead after jumping the third last...
SCOTTSDALE followed up his success at Market Rasen last time with an equally comfortable victory in the closing two-mile bumper at Perth this afternoon...

ECHO OF LIGHTNING wins in good style at Musselburgh

ECHO OF LIGHTNING won the seven-furlong Handicap at Musselburgh in good style under Megan Nicholls on Friday.

Away well and a shade keen, Echo Of Lightning tracked the leader, who went off at a good gallop, for the best part of the race before taking it up inside the final furlong. Having travelled really well throughout, he kept on strongly to the line to score by two-and-a-half lengths...

OUR KYLIE notches up win number six

OUR KYLIE notched up her sixth win from eight starts since joining Spring Cottage Stables when taking the 1m6f Handicap, in a desperately close finish, at Carlisle yesterday. Partnered by Ben Robinson, she was never too far off the pace sitting third of the four-runner field for much of the race, before being ridden along over four from home. Staying on to take it up inside the two, visibly idling with ears pricked once in front, she battled gamely when hard-pressed by the eventual second, inside the final half-furlong, to cross the line a nose in front...

Across-the-card double with ITS PANDORAMA & VALENTINO BOY

ITS PANDORAMA ran out a comfortable winner of the 2m6f Maiden Hurdle at Cartmel yesterday. Partnered by Henry Brooke, the seven-year-old was stepping up in trip following his second at the track back in May...

VALENTINO BOY practically made all under Ben Robinson to take the extended seven-furlong Apprentice Handicap at Chester providing us with a double on the day. Away well from a wide draw...

SCOTTSDALE impressive in bumper

SCOTTSDALE landed the bumper in impressive style at Market Rasen yesterday.

Andy Barnes’ lightly raced four-year-old was partnered by Brian Hughes; always well positioned on the rail, up with the pace and travelling nicely, he took up the running with over four-furlongs to run. He stayed on strongly all the way to the line to post a six-length victory.

OUR KYLIE & Laura Wilson win Ladies' Derby at Ripon

OUR KYLIE, partnered by our head girl, Laura Wilson, took the Old Mutual Wealth PCA Ladies' Derby Handicap at Ripon yesterday.

Drawn on the wide outside, Our Kylie broke well and Laura soon had her settled towards the rear of the field. Always travelling well, she switched wide to make good headway over three out, cruising up to join the leaders. Taking it up with over two furlongs to run she stayed on well, despite wandering around and idling in front, to win by three-parts of a length with ears pricked. She won a shade more cosily than the winning margin would suggest...

York victory for BE KOOL

We were delighted to get a winner at York yesterday courtesy of BE KOOL who was given a good ride by Cam Hardie to take the seven-furlong Handicap.

Fitted with the visor once again, Be Kool broke well and travelled nicely up with the pace before taking it up with over a furlong to run. Kicking clear inside the final furlong he stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-three-quarters...