• Badenscoth Relishes Goodwood Soft

    BADENSCOTH relished the Soft conditions at Goodwood yesterday when leading his rivals a merry dance to win his first race of the season but his seventh in 32 career starts. The mile and a furlong handicap cut up with four non-runners leaving six to go to post.  The well handicapped son of Foxwedge had been… Read more »

  • Laurentia Breaks Duck At Lingfield

    LAURENTIA won at Lingfield this afternoon on the all-weather in a one mile Classified Stakes, so breaking her duck and giving the Harper Lodge Farm team a welcome win. The four-year-old daughter of Iffraaj was having her tenth race, just three days after running at Wolverhampton in a 7f Classified Stakes.  She was fifth that day… Read more »

  • Arvin Chadee A Godolphin High Flyer!

    ARVIN CHADEE, who rode out at Harper Lodge Farm for four years before landing one of the highly prized 12 places on Godolphin’s graduate Flying Start course, is back at the yard…but only temporarily! Arvin, who is 28 next week, has completed half of the two-year-course which has taken him to some of Godolphin’s most prestigious studs and training establishments and… Read more »

  • “Bruce” Enjoying New Life After Racing

    DON’T LOOK DOWN, aka “Bruce”, who ran in the colours of Solario Racing, was retired earlier this year, following an injury but is now enjoying a new life at Welwyn Equestrian Centre, the home of two of his owners, Peter and Kay Ivory. The 5yo grey son of Aussie Rules (hence the nickname “Bruce!”) ran… Read more »

  • Yimou Wins Fourth Race In A Year

    YIMOU won at Windsor last night making it his fourth win within the last 12 calendar months but it was his first success over the minimum distance. One of nine runners in the five furlong contest for four-year-olds and upwards rated 0-95, he was always prominent under jockey George Downing, who was riding him for… Read more »

  • Fighting Temeraire Wins At 33/1

    FIGHTING TEMERAIRE, the rank outsider at 33/1 won his seventh race under first time jockey George Downing at Lingfield last night. One of eleven runners in the seven furlong handicap, although he had won at the Surrey course on the turf, he had never raced on the track’s all-weather.  A previous dual winner at Chelmsford,… Read more »

  • Dover Light Wins For Ken Ivory

    DOVER LIGHT belied his 33/1 starting price when winning at Lingfield yesterday for Ken Ivory to give the stable its first winner since the resumption of racing last Monday.  It was only the yards’ fourth runner, so it was good to get off the mark fairly soon after racing resumed. The 3yo son of Sir… Read more »

  • Racing Is Back! It’s Official!

    THE Government today gave the go-ahead for racing to resume on Monday 1st June, so it’s official, racing goes ahead and Newcastle will create a bit of history as being the first course to stage racing in the UK post lockdown. The BHA and all of racing’s stakeholders have been planning towards the resumption of racing… Read more »

  • Gearing Up For Resumption Of Racing

    RACING is looking to resume on Monday 1st June subject to Government approval and Harper Lodge Farm is gearing up for the much anticipated resumption. The plan is for Newcastle to be the first track back and trainers up and down the country will be entering their horses at the six-day stage (on Tuesday) but… Read more »

  • Happy Horses And Staff During Pandemic

    THE HORSES are happy and thriving, as are the staff at Harper Lodge Farm during the current lockdown, so revealed Sophie Ralston in an exclusive interview yesterday with Solario Racing’s Simon Double. Five-pound claimer, Sophie, who has been based at the yard a year and who has ridden 26 winners in total, including 10 last year,… Read more »