• Lots of entries this week
    Lots of entries this week
    The past week has been good for us,with the horses all running well, and we hope that they will continue to run well. Tomorrow we have Rich Again entered at Doncaster- he is very well in himself. We also [...]
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  • Haworth Wins!
    Haworth Wins!
    Yesterday was a very successful day, with Haworth winning at Haydock under Danny Tudhope in first time blinkers, and New Society only just beaten at Newcastle. Harrogate will have learnt a lot from his run. [...]
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  • Busy week ahead
    Busy week ahead
    This week we have Haworth and Harrogate today at Haydock- this is first time out for Harrogate and we hope he runs well, we are 2 from 10 with two year olds this year. New Society runs tonight at [...]
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  • I have been lucky enough to own horses with James and Sally Bethell for twenty years. Over the twenty years I have not only had great success with the horses I have owned, but I have also been fortunate to build a strong friendship with a great family. From my experience, there are two sides to James Bethell.   Firstly, there is the trainer of racehorses. As a trainer, James has a meticulous eye and hands on approach, combined with a natural empathy for the horses he cares for. It is this gift, of being able to understand and relate to his horses, that I feel helps him get the most out of their ability. Secondly, there is a caring husband, father and friend. James goes above and beyond with his owners and is always willing to make sure that racehorse ownership is a truly special and enjoyable experience. Furthermore, his unique wit and charm also help make a day at the races an enjoyable day, no matter what the result.   In summary, I genuinely believe that James gets the very best from the horses he cares for. James has trained me so many winners over the years and provided me with some of my most memorable and exciting days  - days that I will always cherish. In fact, some would say I have been a “lucky” owner, but I don’t think it is down to luck, I think it is all down to picking the right trainer!    

    Richard Vickers
  • Well done, a great feat in anyone's books!  James is the new Handicap King, achieving something Reg and Dandy haven't.  The Crown is in the post!

    Patrick Weaver Daily Express Racing Editor
  • James has had a steady stream of winners from his Middleham base over the years. His horses reflect his input in one of the happiest yards I have had the pleasure to visit.

    Patrick Weaver Daily Express Racing Editor