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.
Saturday proved to be another great day for us as What A Good Night romped home to win for us at Wetherby. We were also proud to support the Warwickshire Poppy Ball in aid of The Royal British Legion that evening and yet another of our horses seemed to be living up to its name as a very good night was had by all! We were delighted by Blue Heron's run on Sunday in the Greatwood where he finished 4th. It was our second time in the Ch eltenham winner's enclosure over the weekend following Mister Grez's strong performance on Friday when he also ran into 4th place. We have 4 runners at Doncaster today and entries all over the country over the rest of the week so there is a very busy atmosphere but also plenty to look forward to at Lodge Hill this week!
It was another weekend to remember for the team as What A Warrior lived up to his name battling home to victory in the United House Gold Cup at Ascot on Saturday. We are also excited to be welcoming new horses, including the promising Value At Risk to bolster the team even further. We have 2 runners at Exeter tomorrow. Bertimont and Workbench will be in action at Wincanton on Saturday and hopefully Toby Lerone and Sea The Springs at Sandown.
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 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 »