Welcome to Michael Dods Racing

  • 21-Jul-2024: Latest News from Denton Hall Stables the home of Michael Dods Racing
  • 19-Jul-2024: Educating Rita wins at Hamilton to make it two in a row
  • 17-Jul-2024: Abruzzo Mia strikes for Denton Hall Racing at Thirsk
  • 16-Jul-2024: Jack of Clubs show his hand with a win under Connor Beasley at Beverley
  • 03-Jul-2024: Ultra-consistent Langholm lands deserved win at Thirsk after five seconds this year
  • 23-Jun-2024: Azure Blue back to form in dead-heat thriller at Ayr under Paul Mulrennan
  • 18-Jun-2024: Educating Rita lands another victory for Elwick Stud at Catterick
  • 17-Jun-2024: Mayberry Moon wins on his debut at Carlisle for Elwick Stud
  • 08-Jun-2024: Welcome return to the winner's enclosure for Tatterstall as he wins comfortably under Daniel Muscutt at Catterick
  • 07-Jun-2024: 25 winners for the season as Lord Abama scores back-to-back wins at Thirsk
  • 03-Jun-2024: Boy Douglas lands Ayr handicap under Connor Beasley in Frank Lowe's colours

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

We enjoyed another good season in 2023, with the highlight coming from talented filly Azure Blue winning the Group 2 1895 Duke Of York Clipper Stakes at York.

We 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.

And 2024 is going well with 33 winners so far, including a four-timer at Thirsk on May 18 with Tinto, Diamondonthehill, Hale End, and Lord Abama, and Azure Blue bouncing back to form by dead-heating in listed company at Ayr on June 22.

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.

Denton Hall is 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 21-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 2024.





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