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North Yorkshire

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Latest News

Return to all weather sees WHITECLIFF PARK back in winner’s enclosure

WHITECLIFF PARK enjoyed the return back to the all weather when running out a comfortable winner of the 2m½f Handicap at Wolverhampton yesterday.

Partnered by Ben Robinson, he was slowly away but soon caught up to the rest of the field and was settled towards the rear for much of the race. Nudged a long three out, he switched wide turning in and hit the front a furlong from home. He saw out the trip well, going on to score by four and a half lengths eased down...

Across the card double with SPECIALV & FROZON

SPECIALV kept on well to take the six-furlong Handicap at Haydock yesterday under a good ride by Ben Curtis. Settled towards the rear of the field, she travelled well in to the race. Ridden from the two marker she took it up inside the final furlong and stayed on well to the wire to win a shade cozily in the end.

FROZON completed our across-the-card double when taking the 1m4f Handicap at Wolverhampton. Partnered by Ben Robinson, he travelled well in mid-division before making good headway four from home. Pushed along into third three out, he took it up inside the final furlong and kept on well to the line...

ECHO bolts up at Pontefract

ECHO OF LIGHTNING bolted up in the Riu Hotels And Resorts Ladies Day Veterans Handicap at Pontefract yesterday under a good ride by Ben Robinson.

Racing went ahead following a precautionary inspection due to the persistent rain during the 24 hours leading up to raceday but resulted in a bunch of non-runners and Echo Of Lightning faced only three rivals in the one mile contest...

DREAM WALKER leads home 1-2-3 in ‘Ahonoora’

A truly awesome result with a fourth successive victory in the ‘Ahonoora’ Handicap at Galway yesterday as DREAM WALKER led home Baraweez and Be Kool in an amazing 1-2-3 for the yard.

Chris Hayes once again partnered Dream Walker, winner of the race last year, and as they set a strong gallop up front in testing conditions, Dream Walker was settled out the back before making good progress two out. He stayed on strongly in the final half furlong to get up close home...

NORTHGATE LAD made all to win feature race at Newcastle

NORTHGATE LAD was given a great ride from the front by Ben Robinson to take the feature seven-furlong handicap at Newcastle yesterday.

Away well from stall one and with no obvious front-runners in the race, Northgate Lad was soon at the head of the field and dictating the pace with everything else happy to sit in behind. Quickening two from home and ridden from a furlong out he stayed on well to the line to score by half a length...

Devastated to lose Orewa

We were absolutely gutted to have to have Orewa put down on Friday.

He stood on a nail on the road walking up to the gallops a couple of weeks ago and despite being monitored closely an MRI on Thursday showed so much infection, he could not be saved.

A gelded son of Helmet, owned by Keith Brown, Orewa was an absolute super-star winning four of his seven starts as a juvenile including an awesome victory in the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale Stakes at the Curragh last September...

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...