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Latest News

INSTANT REPLAY bolts up at Sedgefield

INSTANT REPLAY completely annihilated the opposition in the 2m5f Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase at Sedgefield yesterday in the hands of Henry Brooke. Always handy, sitting close up in second, he took it up after the eighth and had put a couple of lengths between himself and the rest of the field by the tenth. Still travelling well approaching two out, he was kept up to his work on the run to the final fence; he jumped it well and came home in his own time. The winning margin was 33 lengths...

WINDSOR AVENUE two-from-two in bumpers

WINDSOR AVENUE followed up an impressive winning debut with another equally impressive performance when taking the 2m1f bumper at Carlisle yesterday.

Partnered once again by Brian Hughes, there were only three runners in the closing contest, possibly due to the very testing conditions. Brian set the pace and never saw another rival; Windsor Avenue travelled well throughout and stayed on well in the final furlong when asked, to come home by 24 lengths...

Red allotted top weight in National

Definitly Red has been handed top weight of 11st 10lb in the £1million Randox Health Grand National and a rating of 165. However, the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup next month is his primary target, all being well, and a decision regarding his participation in the National again this year will not be made until after then.

Brian said: "He's rated 167 now so we sort of expected he'd get top weight, although it's been compressed a bit here. The Gold Cup is the plan. We'll get that out of the way and then see what happens...

Brian Ellison Racing Club Open Day

The BRIAN ELLISON RACING CLUB held it’s first open day, which was exclusively for club members only, yesterday and we hope everyone who came a long had a thoroughly enjoyable morning.

Although there were no horses out on the gallops, members got the chance to see the club horses in their own environment in addition to having a wander round and meeting the likes of our Gold Cup hope, Definitly Red. Brian and Claire were on hand answering questions, Ryan and Jack did a great job at showing the horses and light refreshments were served on arrival...

Cheltenham Preview Evenings 2018

As the Cheltenham Festival build-up gathers momentum there are a number of Preview Evenings - many with only a few tickets remaining – scheduled to take place around the country during the first week of March. The panel will offer their thoughts and views on this year's intended runners and Brian is participating in three... Rockliffe Hall, Suddabys Pub & Sedgefield racecourse...

Gold Cup next for RED

We’re all still over the moon with Definitly Red’s awesome Cheltenham win at the weekend and more importantly pleased to say he came back fine and ate up. It’s very exciting to have a horse good enough to run in the Gold Cup, never mind with a very real chance, and it’s just a matter of keeping him right until then. Andy Robertson does a superb job at minding him so fingers crossed we’ll be back at Cheltenham in six weeks time!

Talking to Andrew Dietz of the Racing Post yesterday Brian said: "The Gold Cup is quite open this year. Might Bite is favourite but I don't think the form of the King George looks that strong. Red has every chance and could be overpriced...

DEFINITLY RED takes Gold Cup trial in style

DEFINITLY RED put in an awesome and gutsy performance to take the Grade 2, BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase by eight lengths at Cheltenham yesterday.

Danny Cook partnered Phil Martin’s nine-year-old and gave him a cracking ride. Always handy, he tracked the leader, Perfect Candidate, who set a good pace before being joined by American approaching fence number 10. As Perfect Candidate missed the twelfth and dropped back, Red moved up to join American at the head of the field...

TOTALIZE wins following lengthy absence

Danny Cook partnered TOTALIZE to a decisive victory in the 1m7½f Novices' Chase at Catterick yesterday.

Making his chasing debut he jumped most of the fences well, only missing a couple, and travelled well for much of the race. Always handy, moving up into second to track the odds-on favourite Kelka, after the fourth, he joined the favourite turning in to jump the third last more or less upsides. Battling gamely, he took it up after the final fence and kept on really well to score by nine lengths.


We were delighted with both performances at Sedgefield yesterday, in what were testing conditions, and it was good to be back among the winners with three victories in two days. Let’s hope it can continue!

INSTANT REPLAY made a winning debut over fences taking the 2m3½f Novices' Handicap Chase sponsored by Brian Ellison Racing. Once he got over the first two fences his jumping was awesome and, a big horse with a long stride, it wasn’t long before Henry (Brooke) let him bowl along in front....

WINDSOR AVENUE made an impressive winning debut for us taking the closing 2m1f bumper by nine lengths. Partnered by Brian Hughes, he travelled really well through out, tracking the leader on the inside, before taking it up over two furlongs from home...

CRACKDELOUST back to winning form

CRACKDELOUST bounced back to form with success in the 2m3½f Handicap Hurdle at Catterick yesterday. Brian Hughes partnered the six-year-old for owner Phil Martin and, settled in mid-division towards the outside, he travelled strongly and jumped well for much of the race. Gradually creeping closer from four out, he moved smoothly into the lead approaching the second last. Jumping the final flight well, he kept on to the line to win by two and a quarter lengths...