Spring Cottage Stables

Langton Road



North Yorkshire

YO17 9PY

Office: 01653 690004

Fax: 01653 690008

Mobile: 07785 747426

Email: office@brianellisonracing.co.uk

Latest News

PISTOL PARK a winner at Carlisle

PISTOL PARK stayed on well in testing conditions to take the feature two-mile Handicap Chase at Carlisle yesterday in the hands of Brian Hughes.

With top weight in this five-runner, 0-135, contest, he went off the 13/8 favourite but those odds were justified as he travelled and jumped well throughout the race. Tracking the leader before settling in third, he moved easily back up into second three out. Taking up the running before the second last, he continued to jump well and stayed on nicely to the line to score by a length and a quarter. We knew he was in good form at home and Brian gave him a great ride...

Definitly Red now on holiday

We were extremely relieved Definitly Red came back in one piece having ploughed through the third in the Grade one, Betway Bowl Chase at Aintree on Thursday and continued the remainder of the race without Danny Cook. It was an uncharacteristic mistake but basically Red wanted to stand off and jump and Danny wanted him to get in an extra stride. Unfortunately, the difference of opinions resulted in him ploughing straight through it. Thankfully he was fine after the race and travelled home well...

BALLYCRYSTAL wins at Carlisle

BALLYCRYSTAL stayed on well to take the 2m4f Novices' Chase at Carlisle yesterday under a great ride by Nico De Boinville.

Settled in mid division, towards the outside, he jumped and travelled well until niggled along after jumping the fourth from home. He put in a great leap at the third last and continued to close on the leaders, moving into second after the second last. He stayed on well after jumping the last to lead towards the finish getting the better of Bollin Ace by three-parts of a length...

PEA SHOOTER gets up on the line at Newcastle

PEA SHOOTER stayed on really well to take the closing five-furlong Handicap at Newcastle last night.

Although somewhat awkward out of the stalls, he was soon travelling well towards the rear of the centre group in the hands of David Allan. Ridden along from the furlong pole, he stayed on strongly to get up in the final stride. It had been a while since the gelded son of Piccolo, now a nine-year-old...

BAL DE RIO wins at Newcastle

BAL DE RIO enjoyed a change back to the flat when holding on gamely to take the extended two-mile Handicap on the all weather at Newcastle yesterday.

Ben Robinson partnered Phil and Julie Martin’s five-year-old who was following up five placed efforts over hurdles. Settled towards the rear of the field he travelled well throughout...

Definitly Red taken out of Grand National

The first Scratching stage closes at noon today for the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree next month but Brian was ahead of the game and took Red out of the race yesterday. And, he is optimistic, if all continues to go well, Red will line up in the Grade 1, Betway Bowl Chase on the opening day of the three-day Grand National Festival, instead.

Brian said: "The Betway Bowl is the plan at the moment. He had a hard race in the Gold Cup however; he's not the biggest horse in the world and he hated that ground...

Definitly Red fine this morning

Definitly Red is absolutely fine this morning after his sixth place finish in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase yesterday. Whilst he likes heavy ground it was riding tacky and he struggled to jump out of it, but he came in after the race ok and lives to fight another day. He travelled home well and has eaten up. He’ll be having an easy time now and we will probably see how he is before a decision is made as to whether he’s finished for the season or heads to Aintree next month...

Definitly Red works well under regular rider Andy Robertson

Definitly Red, together with stable mates, The King Of May, Nietzsche and Always Resolute, made the short journey to neighbouring trainer Richard Fahey’s Musley Bank Stables yesterday to work a mile on their all weather gallop.

Regular rider, Andy Robertson, partnered Red and was all smiles pulling up at the end of the gallop reporting him to be bouncing, feeling great and in really good form. He couldn’t be happier with him and that’s just what everyone wanted to hear because no one knows him better than Andy!

Talking to James Burn for the Racing Post on the way to Newcastle yesterday Brian said: "We just wanted to get him away somewhere different. He worked a mile and went really well. Andy, who rides him every day, was on board and he was very happy...

Jumpers’ Bumpers treble at Newcastle with FOREST BIHAN, BALLYVIC BORU & JAMACHO

We enjoyed another really good day yesterday with three winners at Newcastle. Following on from Southwell on Friday, Gosforth Park staged an additional "Jumpers' Bumpers" fixture in light of the prolonged spell of severe weather we have been experiencing. It has not been easy training the horses this week and we have appreciated being able to run those that have been ready to get to the track.

FOREST BIHAN took the feature bumper on the card under Danny Cook. BALLYVIC BORU followed up two races later with an equally comfortable victory again partnered by Danny (Cook). JAMACHO completed our treble with success in the final bumper on the seven-race card in the hands of Henry Brooke...

A/W Jumpers’ Bumpers double with TOMNGERRY & BORDEAUX BILL

Southwell put on a replacement fixture for Jumpers yesterday, with seven ‘bumpers’, all with varying race-conditions, run over two miles on the all weather. We were keen to support the meeting, especially as we have been struggling to get the horses out and we were even more chuffed to leave there with two winners!

TOMNGERRY barely came out of a canter to take the second race on the card under Brian Hughes while BORDEAUX BILL followed up in the next under Danny Cook...