• Duern And Lucymai Kick Start 2018

    LUCYMAI was one of five stable runners yesterday, the first in 2018 and she made a winning reappearance under stable apprentice, Jack Duern, to give the yard a great start to the New Year. The 5yo daughter of Multiplex finished last year with a facile four and a half lengths victory in a 7f handicap at Chelmsford.  Last night she defied a 10lb… Read more »

  • 2017 Review: Another Record Season

    AS 2017 begins to become a distant memory, Happy New Year to all owners, trainers, jockeys and everyone who works in racing. Harper Lodge Farm had a few near misses during the last week of 2017 but still finished with 38 wins, the second highest since Dean took out a licence in 2002 but prize money was… Read more »

  • Angel Brings Up Record £900,000

    ANGEL OF THE SOUTH broke her duck yesterday at Lingfield and her win saw Harper Lodge Farm break the £900,000 barrier in total prize money for 2017 in what has been another record year. The 2yo grey daughter of Dark Angel was making her ninth appearance on the racecourse and she had placed form on… Read more »

  • 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 »