We have had a fabulous run of luck these last ten days...
Tue, May 6, 2014
We have had a fabulous run of luck these last ten days after our
five timer we have carried on the winners with ISHIKAWA landing a nice
handicap at Ascot under a inspiring front running ride by our apprentice
Rob J Fitzpatrick followed on the same day with Dalmarella Dancer
winning very comfortably in the Maiden at Southwell, she is a lovely big
mare who has just needed a bit of time to develop and not rushing her
at two has proved successful with a second and a win under her belt this
RITA'S BOY also running at Southwell ran a cracking race but
unfortunately by fluffing the start and giving many lengths away he
could only manage to run on strongly to grab second, he showed a good
turn of foot and he shouldn't be too far away next time if he jumps the
NATURAL ORDER a lovely looking son of USA stallion Munnings did the
business at the first time of asking when even after being kept wide
battled on gamely to win the two year old maiden, he is a horse that
should appreciate a bit further in time with his dam having won over one
YEEOOW put up another tough performance to finish second at
Newmarket under Joey Haynes, he scooted to the front a furlong from home
to take the lead but as in alot of races at Newmarket they split into
two groups and the winner came up the stands rail, he is a horse who
likes to come late and always have something to aim at so not having the
pace his side didn't really suit but it was a highly competitive race
and we were very pleased with his performance.
TRIXIE MALONE is only a small filly with vision in just one eye but
she has a big heart and always digs deep to give her best, she won a
class three fillies handicap at Windsor making her record three from
three this year.
FIVE FROM SEVEN ON A SUPER SATURDAY!
Mon, Apr 28, 2014
All at Spigot Lodge were delighted with our first ever five timer! Having sent seven runners out for the day we were hoping for a winner or
two but to get five was brilliant and a tremendous effort from all the
YOURARTISONFIRE started the ball rolling winning the ultra
competitive class 2 handicap at Haydock under Joey Haynes in good
fashion. Joey then headed to Doncaster to ride TRIXIE MALONE who stuck
her head out and held on gamely to win, she was up in class and showed
guts when battling hard to fend off the rivals.
ELIZABETH FLYNN on her second run having previously ran well in
fourth place at Ripon was sharp out of the stalls and quickly into her
stride making easy work of the Wolverhampton maiden under Martin Lane,
she may only be small but she has a good attitude and will now most
likely head to Chester. REVE DE NUIT was the second winner at
Wolverhampton with Danny Tudhope dping the steering as he strode clear
with little effort to make it his first win on polytrack.
PREDICTION completed the five timer also ridden by Danny Tudhope when
winning the Class 4 handicap, He is a consistent horse who has now won
three times for us aswell as being placed on numerous occasions.
Stable Visit 3rd May hosted by Simon Mapletoft
Thu, Apr 24, 2014
Good Friday as always meant Middleham's...
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Good Friday as always meant Middleham's annual Open Day, this year
the weather was good to us and the sun stayed out for the duration of
the day seeing big crowds turning up to have a look around all the
Good Friday also hosted the first ever race meetings as usually
along with Christmas day are the only days of the year where there are
We had a couple of runners, RIVELLINO being our sole runner
down at Lingfield for the big All weather finals. He had a terrible draw
drawn very wide in stall 11 over only 6furlongs making it practically
impossible to get a good position in the early stages. RIVELLINO raced
further back than ideal and came with a rattle in the final furlong to
finish third beaten under 1 length, a brilliant run but also a great
shame as it could have been so different if drawn better. He is an
improving horse and were hoping he can transfer his form to the Turf.
GEORGIAN BAY wearing a visor for the first time bolted up under
Danny Tudhope at Kempton in impressive style, he is a horse we have
always thought a lot of and being a laid back sort the Visor obviously
did the trick.
EVA CLARE ran another solid race in third having never been out of the winners enclosure in all four of her starts.