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  • New Gallop A Big Success

    HARPER LODGE FARM has a new all-weather gallop which is now open for business and recent results prove that the gallop is proving to be a real asset to the yard. The stable has had four winners this month with Varsovian, Cappananty Con and Tangramm winning on successive days earlier in the month while Tropics… Read more »

  • Tropics Regains Winning Thread

    TROPICS rolled back the years when winning at Wolverhampton tonight, his first win in twelve races and two and a half years. The nine-year-old chestnut, went off the 11/4 favourite under stable apprentice, Jack Duern, in a 0-95 handicap over 6f, a trip over which Tropics had previously won seven times.  Drawn well in four,… Read more »

  • Tangramm Back To Winning Ways

    TANGRAMM, all-weather Champion in 2015/16 but without a victory this year, recaptured the winning habit when landing his first Class 4 race at Chelmsford last night under a cool ride from Charles Bishop. The 5yo son of Sakhee’s Secret was settled at the back and held up for much of the 1m2f contest.  Coming wide… Read more »

  • Cappananty Con Wins Comfortably

    CAPPANANTY CON won his third race last night and his best to date when comfortably winning at Chelmsford in a Class 4 handicap over six furlongs under a fine ride by Robert Winston. Low draws are a big advantage in the sprints at the Essex track these days and although the stable runner was drawn okay in… Read more »

  • Varsovian Notches Eighth Career Win

    VARSOVIAN won his eighth race today at Lingfield but his first over seven furlongs. The seven-year-old son of Refuse To Bend is a six furlong specialist having won all of his previous races over the trip, four of them at the Surrey track.  However, he was four pounds below his last winning mark, was well… Read more »

  • Warmer Climes Beckon For Breeze

    LIBRISA BREEZE, winner of Ascot’s Group One Champions Day Sprint last month could be forsaking his beloved Ascot for warmer, international climes abroad, specifically, either Australia or Dubai. The 5yo son of Mount Nelson was due to go to Hong Kong for next month’s Longines Hong Kong Mile but a minor setback has led to… Read more »

  • Hannah Partridge Fourth At Ascot

    HANNAH PARTRIDGE may not have beaten Michael Owen but she was a very fine fourth in the Prince Of Wales’ Charity race at Ascot yesterday aboard Soaring Spirits. The pre-race publicity all centred around former England international footballer, Michael Owen’s racing debut.  While he did finish second, Hannah can be very proud as her horse… Read more »

  • Lucymai Bolts Up At Chelmsford

    LUCYMAI returned to winning ways last night when bolting up at Chelmsford by four and a half lengths under stable apprentice Jack Duern at 8/1. The 4yo daughter of Multiplex was not well drawn (10 of 14) but Jack rousted Lucymai out of the stalls to get a “posi” on the rails and she led after… Read more »

  • Frankie Dettori Comes To Town!

    FRANKIE DETTORI, MBE, three-times champion jockey, who went through the seven-race card  on Champions’ Day at Ascot in 1996 and who has ridden over 500 Group winners is coming to town on Saturday 18 November. The 46-year-old Italian jockey will be at the Alban Arena in St Albans, Hertfordshire for a Q & A show with… Read more »

  • Harper Lodge Welcomes First Frankel!

    HARPER LODGE FARM has its first Frankel in training after the purchase of Lightening Fast at Tattersalls’ Horses In Training Sale last week. Frankel was not only an unbeaten Champion racehorse, winning all 14 starts, including 10 Group 1s, he has also enjoyed a fabulous start to his stallion career.  Last year, he was the leading European first season… Read more »