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.
Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy finding out more about us.
Meet Brian and take a tour behind the scenes in our most recent promotional video
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Steel Helmet (17) & Harry George: get our day underway at Newcastle
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
A busy day with 13 runners at three meetings
We’ve seven runners at Newcastle this afternoon and our day gets underway with Harry George (Callum Shepherd) and Steel Helmet (Dale Swift) in the opening seven-furlong Maiden Auction Stakes (1.50).
Be Kool (Andrew Elliot) and General Alexander (Ben Robinson) go in the 3yo, six-furlong Handicap (2.20) while Northgate Lad (Ben Robinson) looks to follow up a good third over course and distance last month in the feature seven-furlong Handicap (2.55).
Ben (Robinson) also partners Regal Ways and Grandest.
Regal Ways steps up in trip in the 1m4½f Fillies’ Handicap (4.05). Grandest was beaten a whisker over 1m1f at Redcar six days ago and bids to go one better in the closing 1m2f Apprentice Handicap (5.20).
Balty Boys with regular rider Matt Brown
We’ve four runners at Ascot; Balty Boys in the lucrative seven-furlong Handicap and three in the prestigious Ladies race.
Balty Boys goes to Ascot for the valuable Gigabit International Stakes (3.55). He’s not enjoyed the best of starts to his seven-year-old campaign and the trip was to blame for his disappointing run at York last time. He’s back down to seven-furlongs today and ran a blinder in this race last year when only beaten a head. The blinkers are on and Jim Crowley rides
Burning Blaze (Jane Mangan), Echo Of Lightning (Laura Wilson) and Robero (Serena Brotherton) represent us in the Longines Handicap Stakes for Lady Amateur Riders (5.00).
Orewa & regular rider Craig Gallagher
We’ve two runners at York and Ben Curtis rides both. Full Day is up first in the two-mile Handicap (2.25) with Orewa taking part in the closing five-furlong Nursery (5.20).
NOTE: Regal Ways is a non-runner
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Support Team Ellison in the Great North Run - Sept 11th, 2016
Brian, Claire, Jessica and John (Wiley) are joining Sedgefield Racecourse and taking part in the Great North Run this year to raise funds for ABF The Soldiers Charity.
To support Team Ellison visit Sedgefield Racecourse JustGiving page: Click HERE
All donations, however small, will be greatly appreciated and will go directly towards helping this very worthwhile charity.