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  • Ralston Rides In Group Two In Cyprus

    STABLE APPRENTICE, Sophie Ralston is currently on a working holiday in Cyprus and today rides in  a Group Two. Sophie (pictured on Lancelot Du Lac) has made a good start to the year with wins on two of the yard’s horses, Nezar and Classic Star after having her best season last year with 10 winners. … Read more »

  • Classic Star Breaks Duck Under Ralston

    CLASSIC STAR broke his duck in emphatic style under stable apprentice, Sophie Ralston, when winning at Chelmsford this evening by three and three-quarter lengths. The 4yo son of Sea The Moon, one of 11 runners in the 0-60 seven furlong handicap for four-year-olds and upwards, broke well and was always handily placed in third place for much… Read more »

  • Nezar Gets Ball Rolling In 2020!

    NEZAR kick-started 2020 for Harper Lodge Farm on the third day of the New Year with a win at Wolverhampton yesterday over seven furlongs under stable apprentice, Sophie Ralston by a short-head at the rewarding odds of 14/1! The nine-year-old chestnut son of Mastercraftsman was a previous three-times course winner, including once over course and… Read more »

  • A Record Year – Happy New Year!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to all owners, trainers and jockeys but Harper Lodge Farm wishes a particularly Happy New Year to the owners who have helped make 2019 a record year for the yard. The stable achieved 42 wins for the calendar year, beating the previous high of 39, achieved jointly in 2013 and 2018.  The… Read more »

  • Adam Kirby Makes Amends on Temeraire

    ADAM KIRBY rode a well judged ride on Fighting Temeraire (pictured) to land the spoils at Chelmsford yesterday after events didn’t quite go to plan last time out. Twenty-four days previously, the pair were drawn seven of fourteen at the Essex track in a 0-75 handicap over 7f for three-year-olds and upwards.  Unfortunately, as soon… Read more »

  • Sophie Ralston Pounces Late On Kerrera

    SOPHIE RALSTON, one of two apprentices attached to the stable came late and fast to win on Kerrera tonight at Chelmsford by the shortest of noses at 12/1. The six-year-old chestnut mare by Champs Elysees was not only having her first run for the yard but was defying an absence of 179 days!  Lightly raced,… Read more »

  • Bruyere Brings Up Record 40 Wins

    BRUYERE deservedly broke her duck today under Martin Dwyer after three consecutive seconds when winning at Yarmouth which gave the stable a record 40 wins in a year. The 3yo filly was sent off the 5/1 second favourite in the 15-runner 1m2f handicap on heavy ground.  She was always in a handy position with her… Read more »

  • Lordsbridge Win Brings Up Joint-Record 39 Wins

    LORDSBRIDGE BOY’S second win of the season, when successful by a neck yesterday at Kempton brought up win number 39 for the yard for 2019, equalling the record set in 2013 and last year. The 3yo son of Equiano was one of eleven runners that lined up for the 6f handicap and he went off the… Read more »

  • Gregorian Girl Wins Second Of The Year

    GREGORIAN GIRL won her second race of the year and was the stable’s second winner in two days after she scored at Kempton last night under a fine ride from Martin Dwyer. One of thirteen runners in the mile handicap, the three-year-old daughter of Gregorian was stepping up to a mile for the first time… Read more »

  • Fantastic Flyer Makes It Five Wins

    FANTASTIC FLYER made it five wins for the season after winning at Chelmsford last night in a 6f handicap under Joey Haynes. The Harbour Watch filly has been in good form all year but she disappointed last time out at Wolverhampton when missing the break that day and having to come wide. This time around, she was much closer… Read more »