Spring Cottage Stables

Langton Road



North Yorkshire

YO17 9PY

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Email: office@brianellisonracing.co.uk

Latest News

A New Year winner as DOMINADA bolts up at Musselburgh

We were delighted to get the New Year off to a flyer with a winner yesterday!

Megan gave DOMINADA a great ride from the front taking the final race on Musselburghs card, the 2m3½f Handicap Hurdle, by seven lengths. Julie and Keith Hanson’s five-year-old had top weight in the Class 4, 0-120 event - Dominada is currently rated 120 over hurdles - but travelling and jumping well, missing only a couple, he thoroughly enjoyed leading the pack. Kicking for home before the third last, he stayed on well to score by seven lengths, eased down...

DEFINITLY RED takes Gr3 Rowland Meyrick Chase by seven lengths

DEFINITLY RED stayed on well to take the 188Bet Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase by seven lengths at Wetherby yesterday.

Henry Brooke partnered Phil Martin’s seven-year-old who travelled and jumped well in behind the leaders before taking it up four from home in the Grade 3, three-mile contest. He stayed on well after jumping the second last, crossing the line seven lengths ahead of Wakanda with Blaklion, who beat our lad in the Towton in February, a further three-and-a-half lengths back in third...

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Brian and Claire and all the team at Spring Cottage Stables would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

2016 has been another good year with some nice prizes landed by some nice horses. And Brian reached another milestone when training his 1000th career winner courtesy of Robero at Newmarket in July. Dream Walker has been a revelation this year and followed up victory in a Handicap at Leicester in July with a couple more wins including the Ahonoora Handicap at the Galway Festival, and he put in some cracking performances in defeat too.

Nietzsche won five races this year - four on the flat and one over hurdles. Orewa won four during his juvenile campaign including the valuable Tattersalls Sales race at the Curragh in September. He has been one of the stars of the season...

G’DAY AUSSIE bolts up at Fakenham

Brian Hughes partnered G’DAY AUSSIE to an impressive victory in the Racing At Fakenham New Year's Day Handicap Hurdle at Fakenham on Sunday.

Settled in mid-division, he travelled well throughout, cruising up into second as they jumped the third last. Still cantering he hit the front after the second last and soon put daylight between himself and Helium, his nearest rival. Despite flattening the last he won easily by 11 lengths...

Across-the-card double: NIETZSCHE wins over hurdles & MR MORSE wins on the all-weather

NIETZSCHE stayed on well to take the two-mile Juvenile Hurdle at Catterick yesterday in the hands of Danny Cook. Fighting for his head in the early stages and really quite keen, he pulled his way into the lead after the second and travelled well throughout. He stayed on gamely after the last with the only challenge coming from Project Bluebook who he beat by a length...

MR MORSE kept on well to land the six-furlong Maiden at Southwell under Ben Curtis. Never too far off the pace, in behind the leaders, he took it up inside the two-furlong marker, staying on gamely when challenged to score by a neck and a head...

I AM NOT HERE wins at Newcastle

I AM NOT HERE won the opening 1m4f Handicap in good style at Newcastle yesterday.

Settled in mid-division by Ben Curtis, never too far off the pace, just one off the rail, he travelled well throughout and was still cruising inside the three furlong marker. Taking it up inside the two, he stayed on strongly with only a couple of taps from Ben, to score comfortably by three-and-a-quarter lengths...


BALLYCRYSTAL bolted up in the 2m6f Novices’ Hurdle under a good ride by Danny Cook at Newcastle yesterday.

Well positioned, tracking the leading pair, out wider than the rest of the field, he travelled strongly throughout, cruising up into second after the sixth. Putting in a good round of jumping, he took the lead after jumping the third last and stayed on well to score by nine lengths from Our Dancing Dandy. The pair pulled well clear of the third horse home...

Wetherby double with APTERIX & SHEARLING

Yesterday was a good day at Wetherby with two winners from two runners putting us on 103 winners for the year (combined Jumps & Flat in 2016) and 24 for the current 2016/17 National Hunt campaign.

APTERIX stayed on gamely after a mistake at the last to take the 1m7f Handicap Chase at Wetherby yesterday in the hands of Danny Cook while SHEARLING followed up her winning racecourse debut at Warwick last month with a comfortable success in the final race on Wetherby’s card, the RacingUK.com Fillies´ "Junior" Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race under Kaine Wood...

THE LINKSMAN wins bumper at Sedgefield

THE LINKSMAN put in a good performance under Danny Cook to take the 2m1f bumper at Sedgefield yesterday. A four-year-old Westerner gelding, he was well beaten on his racecourse debut back in October last year and, quite weak and backward, we backed off him and gave him time to mature.

Getting a nice lead in behind the leading pair, Danny kicked for home two out and The Linksman stayed on well and kept straight – he hung somewhat on his only previous start - all the way to the line. It was a pleasing performance and good to see him get his head in front. He had been training well...