• Starting To Hit Form In The Summer Months

    What a successful few weeks we have had… There is a great buzz around the yard and horses here in Radlett, the whole team are very pleased and delighted that the horses are running so well and very pleased for our owners. PLEDGE OF HONOUR wins at Nottingham followed up by a 3rd at Lingfield… Read more »

  • Pledge Follows Up With Nottingham Win

    PLEDGE OF HONOUR, won at Nottingham yesterday, following up his success at Yarmouth eleven days previously. Ridden by Charlie Bennett, the 6yo bay gelding, seems to prefer good or quick ground and although the ground has eased slightly to Good with a going stick reading of 6.9, he came through it nicely, winning by half… Read more »

  • Pledge Of Honour Wins At Yarmouth

    PLEDGE OF HONOUR won at Yarmouth today under Charlie Bennett bringing smiles to the trainer and staff after the yard had been through a lean spell. The Shamardal gelding was one of just five runners in the 10 furlong 0-75 handicap and he went off third favourite at 9/2. Held up in rear, the six-year-old… Read more »

  • Adace And Toyboy At The 53/1 Double!

    ADACE and DORS TOYBOY scored in both divisions of the Betsi handicap over 7f at Chelmsford yesterday to record a 53/1 double for the stable. The former, a 3yo daughter of Adaay was having just her third run for Harper Lodge Farm, having come from Mick Channon’s yard and after showing potential from a wide draw… Read more »

  • Hot Chesnut Dead Heats At Nottingham

    HOT CHESNUT was involved in a desperate finish at Nottingham yesterday and after looking as though she was going to win outright, was joined on the line by favourite, Rogue Bear who forced a dead heat. Bred by Michael Yarrow, the 3yo half-sister to seven-times winner, Fighting Temeraire, was stepping up in trip to a… Read more »

  • Broxi Appropriate Winner For Winston

    ROBERT WINSTON had his first winner since his comeback when winning on Broxi yesterday at Nottingham in the colours, appropriately enough, of Heather Yarrow. Michael and Heather Yarrow have been big supporters of the yard and indeed the jockey over the years so it was fitting that Robert should don those mauve and pink colours for… Read more »

  • Robert Winston Back In The Fold

    ROBERT WINSTON is back riding after retiring over two years ago and was up at Harper Lodge Farm yesterday riding out. Granted his license last week by the BHA, he has been riding out for much of this year at Charlie Appleby’s Moulton Paddocks stable in Newmarket.  He had his first ride back when second in the… Read more »

  • Stable Open Day A Big Hit!

    HARPER LODGE FARM’S Open Day yesterday as part of National Racehorse Week was a big hit with those who attended. The weather gods were kind as not only was it dry but rather warm which meant the full programme of events planned in conjunction with co-hosts, Solario Racing, could go ahead as planned. There were… Read more »

  • Stable Open In National Racehorse Week

    THE first ever National Racehorse Week has been taking place this week, starting last Sunday 12th and going on until this Sunday 19th September.  Stables up and down the country have been opening their doors to the general public to champion the racehorse and Harper Lodge Farm is hosting its very own stable open day this Saturday 18 September. The concept of National Racehorse… Read more »

  • Charming Kid Wins….By A Nose!

    CHARMING KID won a nail-biting finish at Wolverhampton today and just clung on a by fast-diminishing nose! The 5yo son of Charm Spirit was only having his third run of the season and after a long absence after his seasonal reappearance in February, he ran well to be second earlier this month at Lingfield on the all-weather…. Read more »