From this state-of-the-art, purpose-built yard, we train our string of National Hunt horses.
We aim to take a fresh new approach to the racing experience for our owners, our horses and our sponsors. We want to offer all those involved with Dan Skelton Racing a unique experience and to bring the best out of the horses that are trusted into our care.
We have some of the finest facilities in the country and our team combines a wealth of expertise to offer a truly unique training environment.
We're all pinching ourselves after an incredible week last week with a hat trick of doubles. Shelford and Bertimont did the honours at Chepstow on Saturday. Harry deserves all the plaudits that have come his way for a really brave and enterprising ride on Bertimont. It really was a week to remember but there is no rest for the wicked and there are plenty more runners to come this week! We're all on a high and fingers crossed that our run of luck will continue.
There's a great buzz at Lodge Hill this week after yesterday saw us celebrate another double over two days. Stephanie Frances won impressively at Worcester whilst Many Stars jumped well to win under Ian Popham at Exeter. We are non-stop this week, heading to Newton Abbot today and have loads of runners to look forward to this weekend. Fingers crossed that the week can get even luckier!
We battled the elements at Ludlow on Wednesday but came home very happy with two winners. What a Warrior struck on his first time out for us and Curragh Hall bravely made all to win. We are pleased to report that Ballincurrig got up fine after his tumble at the last and all our runners are home safe and sound. We have three runners today, Stephanie Frances and Storm of Swords go to Worcester and Many Stars heads to Exeter so here's hoping for more successes today!
Spirits are high here at Lodge Hill this morning despite the rain. Workbench ran twice at Fontwell this weekend, winning on Friday and coming a very respectable third on Saturday bringing us to a total of 16 winners this season. We are all looking forward to a very busy week with plenty of runners all over the country starting with three at our local course Stratford this afternoon. Fingers crossed for a successful week.
It's been a really good end to the week with Hinton Indiana taking the team to three winners this week with his success at Newton Abbot this afternoon which is Lucky 13 for this season. Here's hoping that next week brings us as much success as this one has!
We are delighted announce a new partnership with trailblazers in equine safety, Charles Owen. We welcomed Roy from Charles Owen to Lodge Hill to measure all our staff for the latest APM2 racing helmets earlier this week. As the first people to use the new helmets apart from the Champion Jockey himself, all the team are really excited to be given the opportunity to put this new state of the art helmet through its paces. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Charles Owen and thank them for their support. To find out more visit their website »