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

Name A Racehorse 2017 - Biscuit Queen

Our 'Name A Racehorse' competition was hugely popular at the Malton Festival Of Racing open day and we had quite a number of names in the box by the end of the morning.

We are delighted to announce the name picked out of the box was BISCUIT QUEEN! The name was put forward by Clark Smith of Driffield. Thank you Clark and to everyone who entered the competition...

Thanks to everyone who came to see us yesterday

All of us here at Spring Cottage Stables were delighted to be part of the Malton Festival of Racing this year and would like to thank everyone for visiting and hope the day was a thoroughly enjoyable one. Our first visitors started arriving just before 9am and were a steady flow thereafter with late morning onwards getting busier.

Top Notch Tonto was, once again, on the list of many visitors with some stating they specifically made the trip to Malton just to see him!

Malton Festival Of Racing

We are delighted to be part of the Malton Festival of Racing experience and will be opening our doors today from 9am until 12noon.

Our friendly team will be easily identifiable wearing black jackets with logo’s and will be more than happy to answer any questions, chat and/or point you in the right direction of your favourite horse or preferred facility...
Top Notch Tonto is back for the Open Day! A huge favourite with everyone, he has made a return visit to Spring Cottage Stables especially for today...

BIG TIME DANCER battles gamely to get up on the line

BIG TIME DANCER put in a gutsy performance to get up in the final strides of the 1m2f Apprentice Handicap at Leicester yesterday.

Partnered by Ben Robinson, he was quite keen in the early part of the race before settling in mid division towards the inner. Making good headway up the inside four from home he battled gamely, with half the field in with a chance and strewn across the track, all the way to the line, getting up by the shortest of margins in a photo finish...

NORDIC COMBINED stays on well to win at Haydock

NORDIC COMBINED stayed on well to win the 1m6f handicap at Haydock yesterday under a good ride by Josephine Gordon.

Owned and bred by Dan Gilbert, the gelded son of Haafhd out of Chilly Filly, was stepping up to this trip for the first time and he saw it out well in testing conditions and clearly had some left in the tank as he flicked his ears on hitting the front inside the final furlong. He kept on well to the line to score by half a length from Astute Boy with our other representative in the race, Always Resolute, a further one and a quarter lengths back in third...

Coming soon: Brian Ellison Racing Club

The BRIAN ELLISON RACING CLUB is a new membership-only club recently formed by Brian and Claire. Yet to be officially launched, minor details are currently being finalised including a Brian Ellison Racing Club website which is under construction – www.brianellisonracingclub.co.uk.

Anyone looking to taste a sample of racehorse ownership without the fees normally associated with the sport, and an interest in both Flat and National Hunt racing, this could be just the club to become involved in...

OUR KYLIE back to winning ways

OUR KYLIE put a disappointing run in the Mares Handicap Hurdle at Galway last month well and truly behind her with a comfortable victory in the 2m1f Handicap Hurdle at Sedgefield yesterday.

Partnered by Kaine Wood, the daughter of Jeremy looked much happier than she did in Galway, skipping a long in third and jumping well throughout. Moving up into second before two out, she took the lead approaching the last and kept on well to the line...

Connor King joins the team

We are delighted to welcome Connor King to our team here at Spring Cottage Stables. With 125 Flat winners to his name and the 2013 & 2015 Irish Champion Apprentice Jockey titles, Connor has been associated with trainers such as David Wachman, Johnny Murtagh, Joseph O’Brien and Enda Bolger.

Having taken out his Jumps License this season, Connor rode six times over hurdles in Ireland before joining our team here last week. Brian has had him schooling a good few already in the short time he has been here and a career in the National Hunt field looks promising!

An update on Seamour & Dream Walker

Seamour is absolutely fine following his run in the Ebor at the weekend. No excuses really, he had every chance before getting hampered. He’ll more than likely go to Doncaster for the Mallard Stakes next...

Dream Walker arrived back safe and sound yesterday. There was not enough pace on for him in the Irish Cambridgeshire and he probably would have preferred softer ground too but he needs a strong run race like he got in Galway...

Top Notch Tonto to return to Spring Cottage for Open Day next month

We are delighted to be part of the Malton Stables Open Day or the Malton Festival of Racing as it has been renamed, once again this year and we will, along with 14 other trainers in the area, be opening our doors on Sunday, September 17th, from 9am until 12noon.

Although we have a number of well known horses in the yard, including Definitly Red who took part in this year’s Grand National, and Forest Bihan, beaten a head in the Grade 1 Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree this year, Top Notch Tonto has always been the fan’s favourite and having taken this into consideration we have arranged for Tonto, who is currently on a well-earned holiday, to return to Spring Cottage Stables next month...