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  • Harper Lodge Welcomes First Frankel!

    HARPER LODGE FARM has its first Frankel in training after the purchase of Lightening Fast at Tattersalls’ Horses In Training Sale last week. Frankel was not only an unbeaten Champion racehorse, winning all 14 starts, including 10 Group 1s, he has also enjoyed a fabulous start to his stallion career.  Last year, he was the leading European first season… Read more »

  • Solario Racing 2yo Grey Settles In Well

    SOLARIO RACING purchased a very exciting unraced 2yo grey colt by Aussie Rules at the Horses In Training Sale at Tattersalls this week and he is settling in well at Harper Lodge Farm. The large grey, named Don’t Look Down,  which stands at 16:2hh was formerly owned by Mr J L C Pearce, a long-time… Read more »

  • Librisa Breeze Top Rated Ever At Harper Lodge Farm

    LIBRISA BREEZE ran a personal best at Ascot on Champions Day and an inevitable rise in the handicap has led him to be rated 119, the highest ever rating for a Dean Ivory-trained horse. Most form students and pundits thought it would be around a half a stone increase and indeed it was exactly that with… Read more »

  • Librisa’s Group One Brings Up Another Record Season

    LIBRISA BREEZE created a little piece of history today as in winning the Champions Sprint at Ascot, he became our first Group One success and brought up another record season for Harper Lodge Farm. Billed as one of the races on Champions Day with another mouth-watering clash between Harry Angel and Caravaggio, not to mention the… Read more »

  • Villette Springs 50/1 Surprise

    VILLETTE, who won on her debut at 20/1 earlier in the season on the all-weather at Kempton sprang another surprise yesterday when winning at Nottingham at 50/1 under Rob Hornby. Officially, the 3yo Sixties Icon filly dead-heated with Entangling, one of the joint-favourites but in a Stewards’ Enquiry, Villette was awarded the race outright and… Read more »

  • Blaze of Hearts Brings Up 30 Winners

    BLAZE OF HEARTS won his second race of the season this afternoon at Yarmouth, scene of his first victory, which brought up win number 30 for the stable. Running over a mile, a furlong short of his August success, he made all up the middle of the track and despite hanging left, he stayed on strongly… Read more »

  • Harlequin Striker Makes All

    HARLEQUIN STRIKER made all at Nottingham yesterday to record the stable’s second win in two days. Running off his lowest ever mark (72) and in first time cheek-pieces, he also had the services of Charles Bishop in the saddle.  Formerly with Mick Channon, the 5yo  son of Bahamian Bounty had won twice with Charles on… Read more »

  • Wotadoll’s Victory Brings Up £500,000 For The Yard

    WOTADOLL’S win at Brighton yesterday, her second of the year, took the stable past the £1/2 million mark for the season. The 3yo daughter of Harbour Watch, ridden by Robert Winston, was held up early on but came through with a powerful run inside the final furlong and won readily by four lengths from the… Read more »

  • Librisa Breeze Aiming For Champions Day Glory

    LIBRISA BREEZE is being prepared for the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot on Saturday 21st October and is a 14/1 shot. The Harper Lodge Farm 5yo son of Mount Nelson is the yard’s top-rated horse in the yard on 112, winner of five races and over £330,000 in prize money.  Owned by Brighton… Read more »

  • Harlequin Storm Wins on Handicap Debut

    HARLEQUIN STORM ran out a convincing winner at Chelmsford last night on his handicap debut over 6f under Robert Winston. The 3yo son of Clodovil was quick out of the stalls and he was soon in front.  After being headed four out, he was back in front at the half-way stage and despite wandering around,… Read more »