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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 year.

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 stalls properly.
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 mile.

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.
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 team.

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.

BOLD 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
Stable Visit 3rd May hosted by Simon Mapletoft - please click below for full details:


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 yards.

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 no racing.

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.

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