We are delighted to announce the details of this season’s Adlestrop Stables Five to Follow Competition.

The competition will start on 1st November and run through until the 30th April 2019.

To enter, please choose five horses per entry from our Horses In Training on this website, to earn as many points as you can throughout the season.

Points are earned as follows:

Winner 10 points

Second 5 points

Third 3 points

It is only £5 per entry and you can enter as many times as you like.

The winner of the competition will get 60% of the total entry fee, second place 25% and third place 15%.

You can email over your entries to us at info@richardphillipsracing.com or if you prefer you can download an entry form here: ENTRY FORM and send it in to us.

Payment can be made by cheque to ‘Richard Phillips’ or by Paypal (no account needed) HERE.

You can keep track of how your selections are doing on this website.

Over the coming weeks I will go through the horses on the blog to either help or hinder your selections. Today’s horses are:


‘Archie’ showed promise in bumpers in his early career but has had a few issues since.  However, he ran well on the flat on the all-weather last winter and showed a step up in trip might well suit, having run over hurdles recently.

He works well at home and hopefully will finally get his head in front soon.


Beautiful People has been a real star recently having won two handicap hurdles.  Depending on ground conditions between now and Christmas, she may well be out again before having a winter break and coming back for her favoured ground in the spring.  There is the option of going over fences at some stage as although not very big, she jumps well.


Bella is well-bred and has always worked well at home however she disappointed in her initial races.  She now has a workable handicap mark and ran much better stepping up in trip at Uttoxeter recently.

Hopefully we will be able to find the key to her soon and she can do what she does at home on the track.