Welcome to Michael Dods Racing

  • 13-Aug-2022: Latest News from Denton Hall Stables the home of Michael Dods Racing
  • 06-Aug-2022: Diamondonthehill and Callum Rodriguez make it two out of two at Redcar for The Sekura Group
  • 05-Aug-2022: Pol Roger wins at the second time of asking at Haydock with Phil Dennis riding
  • 05-Aug-2022: Sparkling Red and Connor Beasley bring up the 30 mark for the season at Thirsk
  • 30-Jul-2022: Azure Blue strikes at Newmarket under William Buick to make it a Denton Hall hat-trick for the day
  • 30-Jul-2022: Commanche Falls and Connor Beasley first to win back-to-back Stewards Cups since 1967/68
  • 30-Jul-2022: Billy No Mates sweeps home at Thirsk under Phil Dennis on his seasonal debut
  • 29-Jul-2022: Bold Territories breaks his maiden at Wolverhampton with Connor Beasley in the saddle
  • 28-Jul-2022: Another Glorious Goodwood victory as Prairie Falcon wins under Hollie Doyle
  • 23-Jul-2022: Gale Force Maya makes it three wins for the season as she digs in at York under Connor Beasley
  • 05-Jul-2022: Wor Willie strides to easy success under Paul Mulrennan at Pontefract
  • 01-Jul-2022: Second career win for Alethiometer under Connor Beasley at Doncaster
  • 21-Jun-2022: Proud Archi makes it five course and distance wins at Beverley
  • 10-Jun-2022: York double for the yard as Northern Express defies topweight under Paul Mulrennan
  • 10-Jun-2022: Gale Force Maya makes it her 10th career win at York
  • 09-Jun-2022: Arch Moon bounces back to form with easy win under Connor Beasley at Haydock
  • 08-Jun-2022: Azure Blue impresses under Paul Mulrennan at Hamilton

Michael Dods is a Group 1-winning trainer, based at Denton Hall Stables, situated in the peaceful, picturesque village of Denton, just four miles outside of Darlington.

The 2021 campaign proved another successful year for Michael Dods Racing, with the stable finishing the year on the 56-winner mark for the season with another 100 entries placed.

Highlight of last season was Commanche Falls' thrilling victory in the Unibet Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood, giving his owners a day they'll never forget. 

And we're delighted that Commanche Falls has now gone back to Goodwood and become the first horse since 1967/8 to win back-to-back Stewards Cups.

We are now on 32 winners so far this season and the horses are running well despite the challenges with the ground being firm during the summer. 

We are hugely grateful to all our owners for their support during unprecedented times over the past couple of years and thanks also to the staff who have shown tremendous dedication to keep the stable moving forward despite all the challenges.

Michael was busy at the sales at the back end of last year and bought some lovely yearlings, so we are sure we have plenty to look forward to with both the older and younger horses.

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.

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.

Pendleton, who has won races at Ascot and York, is an exciting addition to the club for 2022, alongside five-time winner Langholm, and Stallone, who has won three races in his career.

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 19-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 look forward to keeping you informed throughout 2022.

 


All declarations, entries, results and statistics for Michael Dods can all be viewed on the Racing Post website. The racing enthusiasts number one resource over Cheltenham.


 

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