Michael Dods : Racehorse Trainer

Denton Hall Facilities

  • 22-May-2024: Latest News from Denton Hall Stables the home of Michael Dods Racing
  • 20-May-2024: Cuban Storm keeps the hot run of form going at Redcar
  • 18-May-2024: Lord Abama completes Thirsk four-timer under Paul Mulrennan
  • 18-May-2024: Hale End completes a stable treble at Thirsk with Connor Beasley riding
  • 18-May-2024: Diamondonthehill dead-heats at Thirsk under Paul Mulrennan
  • 18-May-2024: Tinto gets off the mark for the season at Thirsk under Connor Beasley
  • 14-May-2024: A Girl Named Ivy gets off the mark at 50-1 under Mark Winn at Ayr
  • 14-May-2024: Emeralds Pride wins at Beverley to make it four in a row!
  • 10-May-2024: Glenfinnan lands Ascot handicap under Connor Beasley
  • 05-May-2024: Arkenstaar scores for fourth time at Hamilton Park
  • 03-May-2024: Marcello Si wins for the third time at Newcastle this year
  • 02-May-2024: Pol Roger lands third career win under Connor Beasley at Ayr
  • 02-Apr-2024: Close Connection loses his maiden tag in the mud at Pontefract

Denton Hall Stables are set in 540 acres of tranquil County Durham countryside which is ideal for training thoroughbred racehorses. As well as being blessed with a picturesque, natural setting, we also have first-class facilities aimed at keeping our horses healthy and happy.

GALLOPS: We have two excellent gallops – a six-furlong sand and fibre all-weather gallop; and a grass seven-furlong gallop, both on an incline.  A set of starting stalls is positioned on the gallops to teach young horses how to jump out prior to racing.

STABLES: The yard has 80 stables which are all well-appointed and easily accessible.

CANTER RING: There is a 300-metre circular canter ring which is perfect for warm-up work. 

TROTTING RING: This is also used to warm the horses up prior to working on the gallops. 

EQUINE SPA: This is perfect for relieving aches and pains that the horses may have picked up during training or racing.  Two equine massage rugs are used to help with any stiff muscles or areas of discomfort.

PADDOCKS: We have plenty of turn-out paddocks, which are used daily to allow the horses to have some relaxation time.

TRANSPORT: We have our own three horseboxes for transporting the horses to the races.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: The yard features an indoor equine treadmill, wash bays for washing horses down after work; a horse weighing machine; lunge rings; a nebuliser; and three horse-walkers.

Prospective Owners are always welcome to view the facilities and watch horses exercise on the gallops. Please contact Michael Dods to arrange your visit.