Spring Cottage Stables

Langton Road

Norton

Malton

North Yorkshire

YO17 9PY

Office: 01653 690004

Fax: 01653 690008

Mobile: 07785 747426

Email: office@brianellisonracing.co.uk

Latest News

Seamour in great form

Seamour is in terrific form and remains on target for another crack at the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle later this month.

Ben Robinson partnered Phil Martin’s Azamour gelding in a piece of work over 1m2f on what was perfect ground at Pontefract racecourse yesterday and he delighted everyone. He looks a picture and is in fantastic form.

Brian said: “He worked exceptionally well and I’m over the moon with him.”

MISS RANGER wins at Chester

MISS RANGER stayed on well to take the Crabbie's Handicap at Chester yesterday in the hands of Franny Norton.

Despite missing the break, Franny soon had her up in contention and travelling well on the inner, taking the shortest way round until drifting off the rail as they turned for home. She stayed on strongly in the last furlong going away to win comfortably by a length.

The daughter of Bushranger was following up a good second at Doncaster over a shorter trip just eight days ago and she saw out the mile and a half on soft ground well...

Ben Robinson reduces claim to 5lb

Earlier this week Ben Robinson partnered his 20th career winner subsequently reducing his 7lb claim to 5lbs.

We’ve been having a slightly lean time of it of late here at Spring Cottage but Ben has been securing plenty of outside rides with his 20th career victory coming aboard the John O’Shea-trained Kinglami in the Watch Racing UK In HD Apprentice Handicap at Hamilton on Wednesday. In what is only his second season race riding Ben has improved beyond all recognition and continues to do so under Brian’s guidance. He’s dedicated and works hard at home and looks to have a very bright future ahead...

Personal Racehorse Owners – small shares available in Contre Tous

The Racing syndicate, Personal Racehorse Owners has recently purchased 50% of Contre Tous.

A lovely five-year-old gelding by Forestier, he has won two over fences at Market Rasen before finishing third in a Class 2 event at Warwick. Starting his racing career in France he won his debut bumper and finished second twice and is an exciting new addition to our National Hunt team.

While we still have 50% available ourselves for sale in Contre Tous anyone looking for much smaller shares should contact the Personal Racehorse Owners syndicate...

EYES OF A TIGER two from two over fences

EYES OF A TIGER remained unbeaten over fences yesterday when taking the 2m½f Novices’ Handicap Chase at Fakenham under a good ride by Tom Scudamore.

Despite only one opponent, the Paddy Brennan-ridden Stynes, it was a surprisingly exciting race with a strong gallop set as they both jumped off and vied for the lead. Stynes led over the first before Eyes Of A Tiger took it up and led for the remainder of the race. He travelled and jumped well, getting in close to a couple if anything, and although he looked to be idling after the last was always doing enough. He won by a length and it was a pleasing performance...

WHITECLIFF PARK wins well at Newcastle

WHITECLIFF PARK ran out a decisive winner of the northsealogistics.co.uk Handicap at Newcastle yesterday evening.

Partnered by Ben Robinson, the four-year-old Canford Cliffs gelding was trying the extended two-miles for the first time having previously run over a mile-and-a-half. Drawn widest of all, he completely missed the break but pushed a long, Ben soon had him settled in mid-division. Niggled a long in places he was travelling well three from home as he crept up on the outside...

Two new additions to the yard this week

We have an exciting new addition to our National Hunt team with Contre Tous, a lovely five-year-old gelding by Forestier, previously trained by Paul Nicholls for the Million in Mind partnership...

Soldier Blue also found a new home at Spring Cottage Stables this week. A nice looking three-year-old gelding by Sepoy, a lovely individual, previously trained by Charlie Appleby for Godolphin...

Goffs UK Spring Horses-in-Training Sale 2017

It’s the second and final day of the Spring Horses In Training Sale at Doncaster today and Spring Cottage Stables has a draft of nine catalogued to go through the ring.

They include Jac The Legend (Lot 528), a real likeable eight-year-old gelding by Midnight Legend and Volvalien (Lot 565), an eight-year-old gelded son of Network, who has won twice and been placed a further three times...

EYES OF A TIGER wins chasing debut in good style

All seven horses ran really well yesterday which was very reassuring following a fairly quiet time of late!

It was EYES OF A TIGER, partnered by Danny Cook, who got us back in the winner’s enclosure with a very pleasing performance to take the 2m3½f Novices’ Chase at Sedgefield.

Making his chasing debut and stepping up in trip, Danny jumped off in front and made all on Phil Martins six-year-old. Often very keen, he was fitted with a hood once again and looked to thoroughly enjoy things out in front, jumping and travelling well throughout. Kicking on from the second last he galloped all the way to the line and saw the trip out well...

The 2016/17 National Hunt season

The 2016/17 National Hunt Season came to a close on Saturday, April 29th and we wound up the season with 45 winners from 230 runners at a strike rate of 20%.

There were some real highlights this year with the most obvious being Definitly Red taking part in the Grand National. It was not to be however and he was pulled up when his saddle spun round under his belly after being badly hampered at Becher's first time. We had terrific support and it was an experience we certainly won't forget.

Seven horses came out and won three apiece, Definitly Red, Forest Bihan, Nietzsche, Dominada, Pistol Park, Apterix and Shearling and although we only just missed out, agonisingly, by a head, at Aintree to pick up a Grade One with Forest Bihan, he won the Grade 2 Sky Bet Lightning Novices' Chase at Doncaster in good style despite a mistake three out...

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