Dan Skelton Introductory video

INTRODUCTION

Lodge Hill is set in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside and is home to Dan Skelton Racing.

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.

LODGE HILL NEWS

LUCKY NUMBER 13!

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!

AMROTH BAY – SECOND WINNER THIS WEEK

We've had a busy day with 3 runners today and we have notched up our second winner of the week with Amroth Bay finishing strongly for us at Fontwell. We were also really pleased with Oldeddietherebel and Workbench who both finished second today, a particularly good week for Workbench who also won on Monday! Today is also a milestone for us as it's now exactly a year since we had our first runner and have achieved 39 winners in those 12 months. Well done to the whole team!

WORKBENCH BACK TO WINNING WAYS

We were all really pleased to see Workbench get back to his winning ways at Huntingdon yesterday afternoon. The rain did not dampen our spirits and Curragh Hall ran into third in the 5 o'clock. It was a great end to a lovely bank holiday weekend and we are looking forward to plenty more runners this week.

OUR FIRST OWNERS’ DAY

We were delighted to welcome our owners to Lodge Hill on Saturday for our first ever Owners' Day. It was our privilege to be able to welcome those people that have shown us such incredible support in our first year of training and to be able to thank them in a small way for the faith they have shown in us. The rain held off which meant that everybody could enjoy seeing the horses in their stables and then later in the parade. There was plenty to eat and drink and dancing well into the night, we just hope that everyone enjoyed it as much as we did! Thank you to all of our owners for all of your support. We wish you the best of luck for the rest of the season.

A NICHE MARKET AT LAPWORTH
HORSE SHOW

Niche MarketWe 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.

EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP

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 »

SUR LA MER WINS AT STRATFORD

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 »

NINTH WINNER OF THE SEASON

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.