Welcome to Michael Dods Racing
- 28-Nov-2020: Latest News from Denton Hall Stables the home of Michael Dods Racing
- 07-Nov-2020: Dakota Gold storms to a hat-trick as he wins the listed Wentworth Stakes at Doncaster under Paul Mulrennan
- 27-Oct-2020: Perfect Sign strikes at Southwell to give Oisin Murphy his 1,000th winner and our first winner for Qatar Racing
- 27-Oct-2020: Byron's Choice brings up the 40-winner mark for the season, and secures a Catterick double, under Callum Rodriquez
- 27-Oct-2020: Secret Eagle lands 50-1 surprise in the hands of Phil Dennis at Catterick
- 23-Oct-2020: Bellatrixsa steps up in distance to land first race under Callum Rodriguez at Newcastle
- 19-Oct-2020: John Kirkup and Connor Beasley strike at Pontefract
- 16-Oct-2020: First Greyed strikes at Haydock under Connor Beasley to score for the second time this season
- 14-Oct-2020: He's done it again - Dakota Gold blitzes them in the Rous Stakes under Connor Beasley
- 10-Oct-2020: Dakota Gold and Connor Beasley spreadeagle the field to land the Group 3 Bengough Stakes at York
- 26-Sep-2020: Commanche Falls makes it three for the season by winning at Haydock under Connor Beasley
- 25-Sep-2020: Billy No Mates comes from last to first to win again at Haydock
- 21-Sep-2020: Blackrod lives up to debut promise to win impressively at Hamilton under Callum Rodriguez
- 18-Sep-2020: Aliento and Callum Rodriguez win in good style at Catterick
- 15-Sep-2020: Twist of Hay makes it a seaside double at Redcar under Connor Beasley
- 15-Sep-2020: Madreselva gets up in thrilling finish at Redcar under Callum Rodriquez
- 10-Sep-2020: Commanche Falls runs on well under Connor Beasley to win at Haydock
- 04-Sep-2020: Billy No Mates wins at Haydock under Connor Beasley at 16-1
- 01-Sep-2020: Veteran Mustaqbal and Callum Rodriguez make it a double for the stable at Ripon
- 01-Sep-2020: Challet gets up under Paul Mulrennan to win at Ripon
- 27-Aug-2020: Dakota Gold and Connor Beasley make all to land the listed Beverley Bullet
- 27-Aug-2020: Northern Express wins first time out at Beverley under Paul Mulrennan
- 24-Aug-2020: Inductive strikes again at Ayr under Callum Rodriguez
- 21-Aug-2020: Que Amoro runs a blinder to push Battaash all the way in the Nunthorpe
- 20-Jul-2020: 5% shares available in winning three-year-old Gigi's Beach, bought for Denton Hall Racing syndicate
- 12-Jul-2020: Third win of the weekend as Antico Lady holds on gamely under Paul Mulrennan at Hamilton
- 11-Jul-2020: Magisterium and Paul Mulrennan get up in dying strides to win at Newcastle
- 10-Jul-2020: The latest weekend preview - see the news section
- 14-Jun-2020: Barney's Blog latest - all the gossip through the eyes of Barney McGrew
Experienced racehorse trainer Michael Dods trains at Denton Hall Stables, situated in the peaceful, picturesque village of Denton, just four miles outside of Darlington.
This year marks Michael’s 30th season as a trainer and he goes in 2020 having established an impressive and consistent track record, including Group One victories.
Denton Hall is perfectly placed to reach all the northern racecourses and is close enough to the A1 to also venture further south.
Michael is assisted by his hard-working wife Carole, as well as highly experienced Yard Managers Steve Alderson and David Dickenson, and has a dedicated team behind him. We pride ourselves on being professional and friendly.
The 2019 campaign proved another successful year for Denton Hall with 44 winners, 142 placed horses and more than £800,000 in prize money.
Dakota Gold was a revelation by winning five races from just seven runs, a feat that resulted in him the being voted winner of the Special Achievement award during the Racehorse Owners Association 38th Horseracing Awards at a glittering evening in London.
Mabs Cross again competed at the highest level and captured a second successive Palace House Stakes under Paul Mulrennan. Mabs Cross has now been sold to Qatar Racing and is settling in well at stud.
Callum Rodriguez, Paul Mulrennan, Connor Beasley and Andrew Mullen will again be sharing the rides throughout the coming season, and we've recruited Aidan Redpath as our apprentice.
The coronavirus crisis obviously delayed the start of the Flat racing season, but we concentrated on ensuring all members of the team were safe, while keeping the horses fit and well, and it's been great to get back among the winners since racing resumed at the start of June.
Every box at Denton Hall is full and, now we are up and running, we are still anticipating an exciting year ahead. We look forward to welcoming you at the yard and seeing you on the racecourse as soon as that is possible.
We train racehorses for individual owners, racing partnerships and we also have our own horse racing syndicate – Denton Hall Racing – for group ownership. If you are interested in any of the forms of racehorse ownership please do contact the yard to discuss your requirements.
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