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 were very proud to sponsor local Lapworth Horse Show this weekend and even more pleased that Niche Market, who Harry rode to victory in the 2009 Irish Grand National and who has retired to live with Harry, brought home a great haul of rosettes from his first show! Niche won his first novice working hunter and won the championship at his local show with Bridget Andrews doing a fine job in the saddle.Well done to Harry and Bridget and most of all to Niche for their hard work.
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 »
The team is celebrating our tenth winner of the season. Sur La Mer won for us on Sunday at our local course, Stratford. The horses are all back in and there is a real buzz about the yard welcoming new horses and staff into the team. To get better acquainted with them click here »
We are delighted to have clocked up our ninth winner of the season at Southwell yesterday where Barrison made it two from two having won on both his starts for us. We have a few entries for the coming week and we are likely to go to Market Rasen's big meeting on Saturday.
The form horse is called Sea Current, he's a six year old by Pilsudski out of a Strong Gale mare. He has been third and second on his only two runs to date in Irish Point to Points. He is 16.2hh, jumps well and stays well. We look forward to running him in a novice chase this autumn.
The juvenile is Sea The Springs, a 16hh Slickly half brother to seven time winner Cristal Bonus. He has shown well in pre-training and loves to jump. He too will be ready in the autumn.
The bumper horse is The Western Force, a four year old by Westerner who is from the family of The Listener and Fork Lightening. He was ready to run last spring but the ground firmed up and he was left to mature. He will also be ready in the autumn.
All three horses are here at Lodge Hill and we intend to hold viewing days so please get in touch if you are interested. There are seven shares remaining.
There will be 15 equal shares available at £7,334 plus VAT (the VAT will be reclaimable) comprising the purchase price and the first year's training fees.
Training fees will be £4,000 per year (plus VAT) thereafter.
If you would like to join the syndicate please give the office a call on 01789 336339 or email email@example.com
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We are really proud of the team from Dan Skelton Racing who ran the Oblivion Mud Run last Sunday. They raised a really impressive total of £250 for The Warwickshire Air Ambulance, a charity that is very close to our hearts here at Lodge Hill. huge congratulations to them and let's hope that this is just the beginning of our fundraising efforts for the Air Ambulance this year.
Stephen Hero struck again for us yesterday evening, winning well at Southwell giving him back to back wins and taking us to 8 winners for the season whilst Sur La Mer ran into second at Uttoxeter on his debut for us. We are really pleased with how the summer team are performing and looking forward to Twice Returned and Empire Levant running at Ffos Las this evening. If you are interested in getting involved with ownership at Lodge Hill visit http://danskeltonracing.com/horsesforsale.htm