Welcome to Michael Dods Racing

  • 01-Dec-2023: Latest News from Denton Hall Stables the home of Michael Dods Racing
  • 10-Nov-2023: Zuffalo scores at Newcastle under Clifford Lee for second win of the season
  • 23-Oct-2023: A second win of the season at Wolverhampton for Show Compassion and Faye McManoman
  • 02-Oct-2023: Arkenstaar makes it three wins in four runs at Hamilton
  • 29-Sep-2023: Billy No Mates gets off the mark for the season under Callum Rodriguez at Haydock
  • 25-Sep-2023: Midnight Lir wins for second time this season for Denton Hall Racing
  • 19-Sep-2023: Emeralds Pride wins by a nose at Redcar under Connor Beasley to make it a hat-trick
  • 11-Sep-2023: Michael Dods Racing stages open day to mark National Racehorse Week
  • 10-Sep-2023: Commanche Falls wins for the third time this season in the listed Garrowby Stakes at York
  • 09-Sep-2023: Nelson Gay makes it 40 for the season, with young Rhys Clutterbuck in the saddle at Wolverhampton
  • 09-Sep-2023: Midnite Runner gets off the mark under Connor Beasley at Thirsk
  • 08-Sep-2023: Abruzzo Mia wins well at Newcastle under Connor Beasley

Michael Dods Racing is a friendly Group 1-winning racing operation based in the picturesque village of Denton, four miles from Darlington.

We've enjoyed another good season, with the highlight coming from talented filly Azure Blue winning the Group 2 1895 Duke Of York Clipper Stakes at York.

We've also had dual Stewards Cup winner, Commanche Falls, progressing to Group 3 level in the bet365 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury, as well as winning listed races at The Curragh and York.

We're coming towards the end of this season now and we are hugely grateful to all our owners for their support, as well as the staff who have shown tremendous dedication to keep the stable moving forward despite all the challenges of the past couple of years.

We've been busy at the sales, buying some lovely yearlings, and we look forward to continued success at Denton Hall. It's a modern training establishment, which 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 daughter, Chloe, now working full-time as assistant trainer, supported by highly experienced Yard Manager Steve Alderson and a dedicated team. We pride ourselves on being professional and friendly.

We train racehorses for individual owners, racing partnerships and we also have our own horse racing syndicate – Denton Hall Racing – for group ownership. In addition, we also have our own Dods Racing Club, giving members a value-for-money way of getting involved in the sport.

If you are interested in any of the forms of racehorse ownership please do contact the yard to discuss your requirements.

You’ll find regular updates on this site, including latest entries, winners, news updates – and even a blog by 20-year-old former racehorse Barney McGrew! Please also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more bulletins.

Thanks for visiting; we hope you enjoy browsing our website, and we will continue to keep you informed throughout the rest of 2023, and as we look forward to 2024.

Best wishes, from Michael, Carole, and all the team.


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