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…

An International Weekend To Remember

By Megan Sutton | September 22, 2022

Saxon Gate plundered three international prizes over the weekend of 17th and 18th September – two on the Flat and one over hurdles! Middleham Park Racing’s speedy two-year-old EDDIE’S BOY set the ball rolling when he won the Group 3 Prix Eclipse at Chantilly under a typically dominant Hollie Doyle ride. The son of Havana Grey powered six and a half lengths clear of runner-up Denver Chop in the six-furlong feature to record his third win of the season and…

A New Star Is Born But It’s Goodbye To Two Legends

By Megan Sutton | September 17, 2022

August was a month of mixed emotions for Archie and the team, together with loyal owners Hambleton Racing, who heralded a new star and said goodbye to a racing legend. TEMPUS took his form to an exciting new level by winning two Group 3’s in the space of three weeks to set himself up for a crack at the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Champions’ Day in October. Hambleton’s son of Kingman – secured by Tom…

Second Group Success For Improving Tempus

By Megan Sutton | August 31, 2022

Hambleton Racing’s rising star TEMPUS is being lined up for a crack at the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions’ Day at Ascot in October following his latest victory in France. Tempus made it back-to-back Group 3 wins when he beat fellow British raider Internationalangel in the Barriere Prix Quincey over the straight mile at Deauville on Sunday 28th August. Archie revealed ambitious plans for a gelding who was secured by Tom Biggs of Blandford Bloodstock for a…

Group Success For Improving Tempus

By Megan Sutton | August 13, 2022

Group races in the autumn are on the agenda for upwardly mobile gelding TEMPUS following his first success in Pattern company. The improving six-year-old fought out a well deserved victory in the mile Group 3 Tattersalls Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury on Thursday 11th August. Settled in behind early leader Modern News by regular partner Hollie Doyle, he stayed on with purpose to reverse earlier form with Charlie Appleby’s Godolphin runner, ridden by William Buick. Tempus finished over four lengths behind…

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