Welcome to Rod Millman Racing

Rod Millman Racing is a family stable based at The Paddocks, near Kentisbeare in Devon.

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Our yard is located in the peaceful and unspoilt countryside of East Devon  with its celebrated milder climate. We have trained over 600 winners, including 47 over jumps, and are renowned for our early season two year olds.

We’re a family orientated business, with friendly and dedicated staff and excellent training facilities where the horse always comes first.

While racing is serious and competitive, it offers an enormous amount of fun and excitement too. If you are thinking of joining us as an owner, or you’d like to come and visit and see for yourself how we do things, then please do get in touch.

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Havana and Hellofahaste Hit Newmarket

We have HAVANA BEAT (2:45) and HELLOFAHASTE (3:20) on C4 at Newmarket on Saturday and there is some nice prize money on offer in their respective Listed races. Havana Beat has been very difficult to keep right in the spring and this is a delayed debut for the yard. He will certainly come on for the run and soft ground is a concern on his past form but it is not a particularly strong race at Listed level and hopefully he runs creditably. Hellofahaste has always shown plenty of promise at home and ran well to finish fourth at Goodwood on debut and then showed an impressive turn of foot to win her maiden at Salisbury, despite been too far out of her ground. She need to improve plenty on the bare form but she is much better than she showed on that occasion and while seven furlongs is needed, the soft ground will make it a strong stamina test and it would be great for her owner-breeders if she can pick up some black... read more

Roderic and Marcano In The Winners Enclosure

It was an impressive third success of the year for SIR RODERIC at Windsor on Monday, enjoying the very soft ground to hit the front inside the final furlong and was always doing enough to hold on. While the weather remains unsettled, he is likely to head to Sandown next week and we hope he can keep on progressing. It was another solid effort from HANDYTALK to finish third but he may need to step up in trip to get back in the winners enclosure. With his confidence boosted from getting back into the winners enclosure at Bath in May, MARCANO ran out a convincing winner returned to the same track, this time on softer ground. Held up at the back of the field, he travelled strongly before picking up nicely to run out a cosy winner. He will be forced up in grade but he still remains well handicapped and we hope he can finally reach his full potential. CHAMPAGNE CHAMP ran well on his favoured soft ground to finish second in a very competitive handicap at Salisbury and he will be out again with the current weather... read more

Washed Out But Roderic Bids To Win Again

The weather has played havoc with the racing schedule and meant we only had one runner last week, with soft ground not proving ideal for COMPTON LANE yet he still ran a creditable race to finish second. While the new week has already started with Chepstow being abandoned due to waterlogging, really frustrating as MIDNIGHT RIDER looked to have a solid chance in one of the sprints. However, we still have three runners at Windsor and all three will appreciate the torrential rain which has turned the ground very soft. GLORY OF PARIS (5:50) was by far our best two-year-old back in March, showing plenty of speed before a leg injury meant he was sidelined for two months. It is great we have got him back on track and the Super Sprint at Newbury remains his main aim. He is a pretty sharp sort and will improve plenty for this first run and is against some expensive newcomers from highly regarded stables so it will not be easy but we are hopeful for a good run. SIR RODERIC (6:50) won at Windsor’s opening meeting which was run under similar conditions back in April and although 13lb higher, we are hopeful of a big run. He followed up at Haydock before hitting the front too soon at Salisbury and was a solid second off a two pound lower mark at Leicester when the ground was fast enough. It is a competitive contest but we think he can continue to progress. HANYTALK (7:20) was runner-up at the opening meeting back in April so he will also handle conditions. Although he has... read more