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 recognizable since its acquisition 15 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.
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Smart Talk: could be anything over fences
Monday, September 26th, 2016
NO RUNNERS today.
One Jump Ahead 2016/17 by Mark Howard
Mark Howard caught up with Brian for his thoughts and insight into our team of National Hunt horses ahead of this seasons jump campaign. As featured in Mark’s new publication, One Jump Ahead 2016/17.
SMART TALK (IRE) 6 b m Hubbly Bubbly (USA) – Belon Breeze (IRE)
She is a brilliant mare who has grown again during the summer. A winning Irish point-to-pointer, I always thought she was useful and she developed into a high-class mare over hurdles last winter. A four times winner, including Listed and Grade 2 mares’ hurdles at Haydock and Doncaster respectively, I should have run her in the two and a half miles race at Cheltenham in March. She is a massive mare and will go chasing this time. There is a good programme for mares’ novice chasers and she jumps very well. Quick enough for two miles, she also stays two and a half miles. She could be anything over fences.
Pistol Park: a very nice horse for novice chases
PISTOL PARK (FR) 5 b g Polyglot – Pistolero (GER)
He is a smashing horse who I like a lot. Previously trained in Ireland by Alan Fleming, we bought him at the Doncaster Sales in May. We then ran him in a novice chase at Hexham the following month with a view to winning and hopefully finding an owner for him. He duly made all and won by five lengths and I have sold half of him since. Brian (Hughes) rode him and felt he will be better on soft ground. It was officially good to soft that day but they had over watered so it suited him. He is a very nice horse for novice chases over two and two and a half miles. Even though his win at Hexham was gained over two miles, I don’t envisage him having any problem staying further.
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Top Of The Glas: a WINNER at Hexham
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