• 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 »

  • Solario Racing 2yo Grey Settles In Well

    SOLARIO RACING purchased a very exciting unraced 2yo grey colt by Aussie Rules at the Horses In Training Sale at Tattersalls this week and he is settling in well at Harper Lodge Farm. The large grey, named Don’t Look Down,  which stands at 16:2hh was formerly owned by Mr J L C Pearce, a long-time… Read more »

  • Librisa Breeze Top Rated Ever At Harper Lodge Farm

    LIBRISA BREEZE ran a personal best at Ascot on Champions Day and an inevitable rise in the handicap has led him to be rated 119, the highest ever rating for a Dean Ivory-trained horse. Most form students and pundits thought it would be around a half a stone increase and indeed it was exactly that with… Read more »

  • Librisa’s Group One Brings Up Another Record Season

    LIBRISA BREEZE created a little piece of history today as in winning the Champions Sprint at Ascot, he became our first Group One success and brought up another record season for Harper Lodge Farm. Billed as one of the races on Champions Day with another mouth-watering clash between Harry Angel and Caravaggio, not to mention the… Read more »

  • Villette Springs 50/1 Surprise

    VILLETTE, who won on her debut at 20/1 earlier in the season on the all-weather at Kempton sprang another surprise yesterday when winning at Nottingham at 50/1 under Rob Hornby. Officially, the 3yo Sixties Icon filly dead-heated with Entangling, one of the joint-favourites but in a Stewards’ Enquiry, Villette was awarded the race outright and… Read more »