Out with the old, in with Catterick and Musselburgh

We sent out a total of 49 winners from 517 runners during 2017 and finished the old year with a flourish, but it’s time to start all over again tomorrow as we send out our first runners of 2018 at Catterick and Musselburgh. All being well, eight year old grey Big Thunder will be our…

Shalamzar gives our Becks first win in her own colours

It might only have been a selling handicap hurdle, but the 1.35 at Catterick today marked a little milestone in the career of our amateur jockey Becky Smith as she rode a winner in the colours of our Maybe The Last Time Racing Club….for the first time. Becks, who’s enjoyed a fantastic year in the…

Paddling storms to maiden chase success

Masters Of The Hall’s Paddling (4/1) gained due reward for his recent consistency as he eased to a comfortable success in the 2m3f handicap chase at Catterick this afternoon under our conditional jockey Fin O’Toole. The six year old gelding, by Douvan’s sire Walk In The Park, started at single figure odds for the first…

Just Cameron’s our Christmas champion!

Paul and Jean Chapman’s evergreen ten year old Just Cameron (10/1) landed the biggest success of his career as he won this afternoon’s feature 188Bet Castleford Chase at Wetherby in the hands of Joe Colliver. The veteran, who’s probably still best known for finishing second to the top class multiple Grade 1 winner Un De…

Thunderbirds are go at Catterick

Former smart Flat handicapper Big Thunder will return from a 414 day absence in the opening two mile maiden hurdle at Catterick tomorrow (12.30), provided the track passes its 8am inspection with near freezing temperatures and possible snow showers forecast for the area. The Big Thunderbirds’ seven year old Dalakhani gelding has had a stop…

Queen Caraline crowns our Boxing Day treble

There was plenty of Christmas cheer here at Oakwood Stables as we enjoyed a brilliant Boxing Day with three winners, a runner up and a third from our thirteen runners around the country. Arguably the star of the show was Give Every Man His Due’s six year old mare Caraline (6/1), who jumped for fun…

Dedigout set for tough Rowland Meyrick test

We’ll have seven runners at Wetherby tomorrow (Boxing Day) with our recent acquisition from Ireland, eleven year old Dedigout, taking his chance in the feature Grade 3 188Bet Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase at 2.10. It’s a massive ask for the former Grade 1 novice hurdle winner, who’s been very lightly raced over the last couple…

Wig Wam Wiggle looking for a Boxing Day follow up

Wig Wam Wiggle relished the heavy ground to win for the first time in his career at Hexham last month and while conditions won’t be anywhere near as testing, he looks to hold good claims of following up on a cracking Boxing Day card at Sedgefield tomorrow. The five year old will again be partnered…

Merry Christmas!

From all of us here at Oakwood Stables, to all of our owners, friends and everyone else!

Christmas cheer for our Joe as Sam Spinner hits the big time

Our senior jockey Joe Colliver enjoyed a day to remember down at Ascot yesterday as he steered Jedd O’Keeffe’s rapidly improving stayer Sam Spinner to an impressive all the way success in the Grade 1 JLT Reve De Sivola Long Walk Hurdle. A wide margin winner of a valuable Grade 3 handicap hurdle at Haydock…

X
Call Back Request