Spring Cottage Stables

Langton Road



North Yorkshire

YO17 9PY

Office: 01653 690004

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Email: office@brianellisonracing.co.uk

Latest News

DEFINITLY RED allotted 10st 7lb in Grand National

There is still nothing definite about Red lining up in the National, and there won’t be until after his next run and he has schooled over a couple of National Fences, yet to be built on Malton Gallops schooling ground, but he has been allotted a very reasonable weight of 10st 7lb should he line up and Brian is more than happy with that.

Eight-year-old Definitly Red would be owner Phil Martin’s first runner in the race if he were to take part and he’s in terrific form at home right now. We are all hoping he takes to the National Fences!

PISTOL PARK takes third victory since joining yard

PISTOL PARK took the Vertem Handicap Chase in decisive fashion at Newcastle yesterday under a good ride by regular rider Brian Hughes.

There were only four runners in the 2m½f event and conditions were testing as Pistol Park went off the 8/13F. He travelled and jumped effortlessly in behind the leader however before taking it up approaching four from home. Kicked clear after the third last he kept on well to win by eight lengths...

Cheltenham Festival Preview Evenings

As the Cheltenham Festival build up continues, once again, there are a number of Preview Evenings scheduled to take place around the country and Brian is participating in three this year.

Friday, March 3rd – Jack Berry House - 7pm – 10pm with wine and canapés.
Taking place at Jack Berry House with donations going to the Injured jockeys Fund. Brian will be alongside jockeys Brian Hughes, Henry Brooke and Andrew Thornton in addition to Andrew Humphrey from Betfred and they will be offering their views and thoughts about National Hunt’s highlight of the season...

Brian to feature in 'This Racing Life' on RacingUK

With the build up to the Cheltenham Festival in full swing and the Flat Turf season just around the corner, the Racing UK cameras called in at Spring Cottage Stables yesterday to have a chat with Brian about our Cheltenham hopes, several of our flat horses and what races they’ll be aimed at, and some of Brian’s future goals and races he would like to win!

This will be shown as one of the features in ‘This Racing Life’ on February 15th, 16th & 17th, 2017.

Game performance by BALLYVIC BORU to take the bumper at Musselburgh

BALLYVIC BORU saved the day at Musselburgh this weekend following disappointing runs from several of our representatives.

Partnered by Kaine Wood, he made all and stayed on gamely when challenged to take the closing bumper by three-parts of a length from the odds-on favorite Beyond The Clouds, on the second and final day of Scottish Cheltenham Trials Weekend. It was a good performance and we were delighted to leave with a winner!

Definitly Red entered in National

There were several early closing entries this week including the Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster on 1st April and the Grand National which takes place the following Saturday on 8th April 2017. We entered three in the Lincoln, Top Notch Tonto, Dream Walker and Fort Bastion. We also made an entry for the Grand National! Definitly Red.

There is nothing definite about Red lining up in the National at this stage, it is merely an option, an exciting one never the less, and a lot will depend on how he schools over the Grand National fences which are built on Malton gallops schooling ground leading up to the race...

SAM wins his third bumper

SAM'S ADVENTURE defied a double penalty and continued our good run when staying on well to take the two-mile bumper at Ayr yesterday.

Kaine Wood partnered the four-year-old Black Sam Bellamy gelding who was bred by Richard Johnson and runs in the colours of Mrs Julie Martin. Settled in mid-division towards the outside he travelled well for much of the race, taking closer order to sit in behind the leaders six furlongs from home. Pushed along to take the lead two out he stayed on strongly under Kaine’s driving, passing the post three lengths clear of his nearest rival with ears pricked!

Sedgefield double courtesy of VOLVALIEN & BORDEAUX BILL

VOLVALIEN made all to take the Brian Ellison Racing Chase under a good ride by Henry Brooke. He jumped well throughout and kept on gamely after the last to score by three-parts of a length. He was fitted with a tongue-tie once again and wore first time cheek-pieces on this occasion...

BORDEAUX BILL followed up half an hour later with a very likeable winning debut over hurdles taking the 2m4f Novices´ Hurdle by 11 lengths. Henry Brooke was once again doing the steering and, settled in rear, made steady progress four out before taking it up after the second last. His jumping had been good bar hitting the last but he made a good recovery and kept on nicely to win very comfortably indeed...

FOREST lands Grade 2 at Doncaster

FOREST BIHAN took the Sky Bet Lightning Novices´ Chase at Doncaster yesterday under a great ride by Aidan Coleman.

He only faced three rivals in the Grade 2 event but it was a competitive contest non-the-less and our lad went off third favourite at 7/2. Settled out the back, Forest travelled strongly for much of the race and jumped well until missing the third last which nearly had Aidan out of the saddle! He recovered well however, jumped the last two and stayed on powerfully after the last to win going away by a length and three-quarters from Cloudy Dream...

Across-the-card double yesterday courtesy of NIETZSCHE & ROYAL FLAG

NIETZSCHE & Megan Carberry followed up their recent success at Market Rasen with another good performance to take the 2m3½f Handicap Hurdle at Catterick yesterday...

ROYAL FLAG put in a game performance to take the two-mile Handicap under a good ride by Tom Eaves at Newcastle. Sitting second, as they crawled round for a good mile and a quarter, Tom injected some pace in to the race as he took it up with five to run. Kicking for home three out, Royal Flag kept on gamely when challenged in the final furlong, to score by a neck...