• Archdeacon Romps Home At Chelmsford

    ARCHDEACON went to Chelmsford last night as favourite for a 1m2f handicap and broke his duck in fine style romping home by five lengths. The 3yo son of Archipenko was a shade unlucky at Wolverhampton last time out when second, beaten just a neck after not getting a clear run.  Kieran O’Neill who was in the… Read more »

  • “Woody” And “Stake” Run At Epsom

    HARPER LODGE FARM runs two horses at Epsom with Dancinginthewoods (aka “Woody”) and Stake Acclaim running on the Friday and Saturday respectively. The former, a 2yo colt by Garswood (pictured), owned by Solario Racing (Ashridge) runs in the opener tomorrow, the Woodcote Stakes, a Conditions race worth £60,000.  The race lost its Listed status two years ago… Read more »

  • Lothario And Badenscoth Combine In Chelmsford Double

    LOTHARIO and Badenscoth (pictured) both won at Chelmsford last night to give the yard its third double of the year, at combined odds of just over 18/1. The six-year-old grey, Lothario, winner at Kempton three starts ago, had run creditably in his last two outings when third back at Kempton and at Wolverhampton but he… Read more »

  • Dancinginthewoods Wins On Debut At 50/1!

    DANCINGINTHEWOODS, owned by Solario Racing (Ashridge) made his racecourse debut yesterday  on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile and won by a short head at the rather rewarding odds of 50/1 under Joey Haynes. The 2yo son of Garswood was one of 19 runners, six of whom had run before, including first time out winner, Apollinaire.  The colt had… Read more »

  • Nezar And Charm In Stable Double

    NEZAR and CLASSIC CHARM (pictured with lass Angelica Hambis) combined last night for an across the card double for the yard with wins respectively at Wolverhampton and Nottingham. The former appeared to be the yard’s second string behind the favourite Lothario in a 1m 1/2 furlong handicap but there was nothing lucky about the victory… Read more »

  • Luke Bacon Has First Ever Ride

    LUKE BACON, a young stable lad at Harper Lodge Farm, had his first ride in public yesterday at Windsor aboard Soaring Spirits. The 18-year-old Essex apprentice only received his jockey’s licence last month and it was not long before he was given the opportunity to race under Rules.  He was aboard nine-year-old Soaring Spirits in… Read more »

  • Flyer Wins Back To Back

    FANTASTIC FLYER made it back-to-back wins with a victory at Chelmsford last night which saw the yard have a winner, a second and a fourth from four runners. Previously an easy winner by three and a quarter lengths in a Classified Stakes at Kempton over seven furlongs, following an absence from the track of 241 days,… Read more »

  • Garswood Colt Is Dancinginthewoods

    SOLARIO RACING had its Naming Day yesterday at the stables for its lovely two-year-old colt by Garswood and the syndicate has called him Dancinginthewoods. Prior to yesterday, the owners had come up with various names and then voted on each suggestion.  The process is something Racing Manager, Simon Double calls “an equine Eurovision Song contest….but without the… Read more »

  • Stake Acclaim Triggers 181/1 Double

    STAKE ACCLAIM (pictured) defied 517 days off the track to win at Newbury yesterday at 25/1 and was the first leg of a 181/1 stable double completed by Fantastic Flyer at Kempton, who obliged at 6/1. The seven-year-old son of Acclamation was the outsider of the eight-runner party in the five furlong Dubai Duty Free… Read more »

  • Nicky Baby Breaks Duck At 25/1!

    NICKY BABY broke his duck yesterday at Chelmsford in fine style, winning at the very rewarding odds of 25/1 for his owner Mrs Doreen Carter. The five-year-old grey gelding by Dark Angel was one of 13 runners in the Classified Stakes over a mile for four-year-olds and upwards rated 0-50 and they included stablemate, Red Cossack,… Read more »