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

Tattersall’s Autumn Horses In Training Sale 2016

The Tattersall’s Autumn Horses In Training Sale gets underway today with 1,515 lots catalogued to go through the ring during the four-day auction.

Spring Cottage Stables has only one, Mikro Polemistis, catalogued to go through the ring. The daughter of Big Bad Bob is Lot 1468 and will go under the hammer on Thursday. She can be viewed in Highflyer Paddock I prior to the sale. Brian and Claire will be in Newmarket most of the week.

Across-the-card double with DOMINADA & BABY BALLERINA

DOMINADA followed up a runaway victory at Carlisle seven days ago with another equally impressive success in the two-mile Handicap Hurdle at Ludlow yesterday...

BABY BALLERINA stayed on well to take the seven-furlong Fillies’ Handicap at Chelmsford under Ben Curtis. A three-year-old daughter of Kheleyf, she was making her all weather debut...

Seamour unlikely to go hurdling this winter

Seamour currently holds an entry in the Tote November Handicap at Leopardstown on October 29th and the plan at this stage is to also enter him for the Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster on November 5th. However it is unlikely he will go hurdling this winter.

Seamour, who runs in the familiar two shades of green chevrons, red sleeves and red and white striped cap of owner Phil Martin, was last seen out finishing second, again, getting within a nose of Justice Belle in the Listed Jockey Club Rose Bowl at Newmarket under George Baker last month; another stride and he would have won! He has come out of that race well and at time of writing will have one more run before being put away for next year...

Market Rasen double with VIENS CHERCHER & RAVENHILL ROAD

It was good to get a double up at Market Rasen yesterday with both horses impressive in their performances.

VIENS CHERCHER was making his chasing debut in this country (he unseated his rider on his only start over fences in France) and was given a particularly positive ride by Paddy Brennan to take the 2m1f Novices’ Chase by eight lengths... RAVENHILL ROAD, partnered by Conditional Kaine Wood, who rides him out at home every day, absolutely annihilated the opposition in division two of the bumper...

Smart Talk suffers setback and out for season

Grade 2 winner and promising mare Smart Talk is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines following a setback. We are gutted.

Julie Martin’s six-year-old had done really well over the summer; she had grown again and looked a million dollars ahead of her first season chasing. She had been schooling well and had really matured both physically and mentally and we were all looking forward to seeing her over fences...

DOMINADA bolts up on hurdling reappearance

DOMINADA and Megan Carberry were impressive on their seasonal reappearances over hurdles, duly bolting up in the 2m1f Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle at Carlisle yesterday.

Owned by Julie and Keith Hanson, Dominada’s jumping was different class compared to last season and he looked to be thoroughly enjoying himself as he was allowed to bowl along in front from the onset. Fit from running on the Flat, he never looked like anything but the winner and was eased down half a furlong from home, still posting a 12-length victory...

Brian nominated for ‘Magic Moments’ Award 2016

Brian has been nominated for the Magic Moment Flat Trainer Award at this years Magic Moments Awards for the winning performance of Dream Walker at Galway on July 31st, 2016.

The annual Magic Moments in Northern Racing Awards ceremony takes place at the end of each season and is currently in its tenth year. The black tie charity dinner takes place on Friday November 25th, the evening before the Fighting Fifth Hurdle meeting at Newcastle.

Dream Walker has been a revelation this season and has gone from strength to strength...

Very sad to lose Carte Diamond

Saturday was a very sad day for everyone at Spring Cottage Stables when we lost Carte Diamond to severe colic. He regrettably could not be saved and was put to sleep. He was a very special horse.

He won the November Handicap under Kieren Fallon in 2004 before winning two Novice Hurdles and the following year he went on to finish second in the Ebor Handicap at York, beaten only a length by Sergeant Cecil, before heading out to Australia. He put in a good performance to finish ninth, beaten little more than four lengths, after been badly hampered, in the Group One Caulfield Cup in October that year before injury ruled him out of a crack at the Melbourne Cup...

Thoughts and prayers with Henry Brooke

Our thoughts are with Henry Brooke today. We hope he had as comfortable a night as possible under the circumstances and we are keeping our fingers crossed the prognosis for a full and speedy recovery is imminent.

Henry was in schooling a couple yesterday morning before heading off to Hexham to partner Old Storm in the 2m4f Novices’ Handicap Chase for us. Old Storm came down at the second when leading and Henry suffered a very nasty fall in which he was kicked by horses from behind causing serious injury. Racing was delayed a couple of hours as he was attended to on course by the medical team before being airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle...