Emperor Spearheads An Exciting April At Saxon Gate

By Megan Sutton | May 4, 2023

The remarkably tough and consistent BRAVE EMPEROR spearheaded an exciting April for the team at Saxon Gate with a Group 3 victory in Germany. Middleham Park Racing’s three-year-old son of Sioux Nation made it six wins from just nine starts in the Group 3 Grosser Preis der Wohnstatte Krefeld – Dr Busch Memorial at the end of the month. You can read a full report on this site. Just 24 hours later Hambleton Racing’s familiar beige and navy blue silks…

Brave Emperor Wins German Group Three

By Megan Sutton | May 1, 2023

Middleham Park Racing’s remarkable three-year-old BRAVE EMPEROR is set for a summer campaign in Europe after supplementing last winter’s Listed win in France with Group success in Germany. The son of Sioux Nation made it six wins from just nine starts in the Group 3 Grosser Preis der Wohnstatte Krefeld – Dr Busch Memorial on Friday 28th April. Sent off the 7-5 favourite, he made every yard of the running in the extended mile feature under regular rider Luke Morris…

Emperor Reigns Supreme At Kempton And Hollie Returns With A Winner

By Megan Sutton | April 11, 2023

Middleham Park’s BRAVE EMPEROR maintained his impressive run of form with another notable success at Kempton Park in mid-March. The winner of a Listed race in France the previous month, the progressive three-year-old landed the ‘Road to the Kentucky Derby’ Conditions Stakes over 1m, winning over £30,000 for his syndicate owners. It was his third win of the winter, all achieved under regular rider Luke Morris who continued to deputise admirably for injured stable jockey Hollie Doyle with a significant…

Ninth French Stakes Win February Highlight

By Megan Sutton | March 10, 2023

BRAVE EMPEROR’S Listed win in France in February was Archie’s ninth French stakes race success. He won the Prix de la Californie in Cagnes-Sur-Mer in the colours of Middleham Park Racing. The three-year-old’s fourth win from five starts in the mile feature, orchestrated by the ever-reliable Luke Morris, is detailed in a separate article on this web site. In an otherwise quiet month at Saxon Gate, Abbey’s Dream supplemented her January maiden success at Newcastle by following up over the…

Emperor Conquers France On Listed Mission

By Megan Sutton | February 24, 2023

Middleham Park Racing’s BRAVE EMPEROR has some big All-Weather targets on his agenda after taking his form to a new level in France on 12th February when he won the Listed Prix de la Californie on the Polytrack at Cagnes-Sur-Mer. The three-year-old son of Sioux Nation made it four wins from his last five starts when kicking clear of his rivals in first-time blinkers, winning the mile feature by a length and three-quarters for jockey Luke Morris. Now his trainer…

Special Win For Morris On Prolific Freedom

By Megan Sutton | February 5, 2023

Group 1 winning jockey Luke Morris’s landmark victory on 17th January was also a special moment for Archie and the team at Saxon Gate. Luke, who has been a key part of Archie’s success since he began training in 2016, celebrated his 2,000th domestic winner on our prolific three-year-old Colors Of Freedom at Southwell. Her win in a five-furlong handicap on the Tapeta was her third in succession following impressive performances at Newcastle and over the same course and distance…

Bradsell Spearheads An Exciting 2022

By Megan Sutton | January 9, 2023

Royal Ascot glory and success in three other countries were the highlights of a memorable 2022 which saw Archie and the team send out 95 winners across all codes from Saxon Gate in Upper Lambourn. Star two-year-old Bradsell sent the champagne corks popping when he won one of the most coveted races at the Royal Meeting in June, the Group 2 Coventry Stakes, for his Bahrain based owners Victorious Racing. Ridden by Hollie Doyle, the son of Tasleet overcame a…

Across Card Treble The November Highlight

By Megan Sutton | December 6, 2022

Three winners in one day at three different meetings were the highlight of a successful November on the Flat and over hurdles. EXCEL POWER set the ball rolling on Saturday 12th with a resounding success for Luke Morris in the Class 2 £20,000 feature handicap at Lingfield Park, overcoming the leader What’s The Story deep into the race to score his seventh win from just 19 starts. Over at Wetherby, Throne Hall made it two from two over hurdles to…

Jumpers End October In Flying Form, But It’s Goodbye To A Stable Star

By Megan Sutton | November 13, 2022

AL ZARAQAAN, who won a conditions hurdle in Stockholm in September, maintained his progress over jumps by completing the hat-trick at Fakenham at the end of October. Hambleton Racing’s five-year-old supplemented that international success and his handicap hurdle win at Newton Abbot with another impressive performance, beating market rival Saligo Bay over two miles under regular rider Gavin Sheehan. There was a promising return to action for Grove Road, who made a winning re-appearance for the same owners in a…

International Weekend Treble The September Highlight

By Megan Sutton | October 12, 2022

The success of EDDIE’S BOY, Manitou and Al Zaraqaan on an unforgettable international raid in mid-September was one of the highlights of the year at Saxon Gate. Middleham Park Racing’s speedy two-year-old Eddie’s Boy won the Group 3 Prix Eclipse at Chantilly under Hollie Doyle, just 24 hours before Manitou and Al Zaraqaan completed a double in Sweden. The son of Havana Grey, who won the Super Sprint at Newbury and finished third in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal…

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