A very warm welcome to our website and to Michael Blake Racing

Another small trainer to show his talent was Michael Blake, whose Coole Cody took a hot staying handicap hurdle under a big weight on Saturday. Talking to a good jockey who rides for Blake a fair bit last week, I confessed to knowing nothing about the trainer and asked patronisingly whether Blake knew what he was doing. “Yes he bloody well does,” came the reply. “What’s more he runs a good one at Cheltenham on Saturday.” So when Coole Cody blasted off in front I groaned and thought: “Oh God, this is that wretched thing of Blake’s. What a plonker not to have thrown a score at it.” But all was well because young Brendan Powell had clearly had a brainstorm and gone off far too fast. Coole Cody never saw another horse throughout and bolted up at 25-1 with his colours still pristine, while all his vain pursuers were covered in mud. Blake had laid him out for the race and the plan worked to perfection. Does he know what he is doing? Well, I rather suspect he does.

The last few years have been so exciting for us both and we have enjoyed the support of both our owners and our team.

Since we started training in June 2010 we have had 1034 runners under both codes.

2 winners in 5 days. Tis Fantastic on the 19th August then Freedom & Wheat on the 23rd - we are a very happy yard!!

Then another win for Freedom and Wheat on the 29th September again at Wolverhampton.

For a small stable - not a bad effort - 1 win every 8 races or so. 1042 races - 119 wins (places 2-4 unchanged at 330).

When you have a horse run from this yard you have a 43% chance of it being in the frame.

As we move forward we are looking to increase the number of horses and broaden our owner base. If you like the look of what you see on this site or have been impressed by our horses on the racecourse do get in touch. You will be assured of a friendly response and there is nothing we like more than showing people our yard and our horses!

Also, we do form syndicates so that involvement can cost less than you might think. Feel free to call me direct on 07971 675180 at any time. Please see horses for sale / syndicates page.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Michael & Sharon Blake


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