Spring Cottage Stables

Langton Road



North Yorkshire

YO17 9PY

Office: 01653 690004

Fax: 01653 690008

Mobile: 07785 747426

Email: office@brianellisonracing.co.uk

Welcome to Brian Ellison Racing Ltd

Since taking out a training license in 1989 with just five horses Brian Ellison is now one of the leading dual-purpose racehorse trainers in the UK.

Based at Spring Cottage Stables, in Malton, North Yorkshire the training establishment is barely recognisable since its acquisition 17 years ago.

In 2014 a Kraft water walker, one of only a handful in the country, was installed. This came off the back of the construction of 15 field-shelter type stables for those more complex equine residents who prefer not to be confined indoors! These are just two recent additions to the yard, the result of Brian’s forward-thinking and open-minded approach to providing racehorses with what they need. And it’s working.

Our website provides extensive information on Brian, our facilities, the team behind the success and not least the horses, in addition to the latest news from the stables, information on ownership and an interesting Gallery.

Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy finding out more about us.

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Forest Bihan

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Day two of the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival at Ayr and we’ve a busy day in store with eight runners.

Contre Tous and Forest Bihan both line up in the opening, Listed, Scotty Brand Handicap Chase (1.45) over the extended two miles.

We have been waiting with Forest for better ground and hopefully he’ll get it with the weather having improved these last few days. He’s top weight in this but he’s been flying at home and we couldn’t be happier with him. Danny Cook rides.

At the other end of the Handicap is Contre Tous and he’s 5lbs out if it but with a total prize fund of £40,000 and prize money to sixth we thought it was worth having a go. He’s in great form and Henry Brooke rides.

Ballycrystal takes part in the Dawn Homes Novices' Championship Handicap Chase (2.20). He won his most recent outing over 2m4f at Carlisle and came out of that race well. He’s up in Class and trip this afternoon and Danny Cook rides.

Racing Europe

Racing Europe was first reserve in the Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (4.05) and with one non-runner he gets in at the bottom of the weights off a mark of 127. This is a massive ask as he has been off the track for over two years due to a tendon injury. He came back in and we’ve built him up slowly and he’s done really well. He’s been away more than once for racecourse gallops and he’s in really good form. With the ground drying out however Brian will be monitoring it as he will not run if it has dried out too much. Derek Fox rides.


We run Tomngerry in the Ayrshire Hospice Land O'Burns Starlight Walk Handicap Hurdle (4.40). He was last seen out winning a Jumpers’ Bumper at Southwell the beginning of March; he barely came off the bridle that day and cantered home to post a 33-length victory. He’s been working well at home of late and is partnered by Danny Cook.

Always Resolute

Always Resolute and Ballyvic Boru both go in the Ayrshire Magazine Racing Excellence "Hands & Heels" Finale Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (5.15).

Always Resolute is another who will appreciate good ground and he’s been training well at home. He’s fitted with first-time blinkers and Alex Chadwick rides.

Ballyvic Boru is having his first start since wind surgery. He won his penultimate start – a jumpers’ bumper at Newcastle before finishing third at Market Rasen. He’s done well since he had his wind done and looks a picture. He’s fitted with a tongue-tie for the first time and Philip Donovan rides.

Midas Gold

Last but by no means least Midas Gold represents us in the closing bumper (5.50). He was well beaten on his debut last month but has really improved for the run. A six-year-old by Rip Van Winkle, he only ran once in a bumper at Southwell back in 2016 prior to Phil buying him so he’s still very inexperienced. However we’re hoping we’ll see a different horse today. Nathan Moscrop rides.

Juals Spirit: first 2yo runner of the season

We’re also racing at Thirsk and Wolverhampton.

Juals Spirit and Seebring head to Thirsk.

Juals Spirit is our first two-year-old runner of the season and she goes in the opening five-furlong Maiden (1.55). A lovely filly by Raven’s Pass she has been training well and has been sharp out of the stalls at home. She’s a little bit of something about her and we’re hoping she shows promise on debut. Ben Robinson rides.

Seebring goes in the closing six-furlong Handicap (5.55). He made his seasonal reappearance over five at Southwell 17 days ago and was staying on well towards the end. He’s improved for the run, looks well and Kieran Schofield rides.

Pickett's Charge

Pickett’s Charge goes to Wolverhampton this evening for the 1m½f Handicap (7.30). A five-year-old by Clodovil, he has come on no end since he joined us and has been working well lately. This will be his first run for us and Ben Robinson rides.

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John: running the London Marathon for Racing Welfare this Sunday


John Wiley is running in this years London Marathon: April 22nd, 2018

TOMORROW John Wiley will be running in the London Marathon to raise money for Racing Welfare. John has been part of our team since March 2009. He works full time for us and Nietzsche is one of his regular rides. We are delighted to be supporting John in his running which started out as a hobby but is now something he takes very seriously read more >>

To support John visit his virginmoneygiving page: Click HERE

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For a list of WINNERS >> click HERE