Seconds out….Hugo and Martin impress on Racing Staff Boxing Night

Two members of our team, Martin Benson and conditional jockey Hugo Thompson Brown, were in action at the William Hill Racing Staff Boxing Night, held in aid of Racing Welfare, at Goffs’ Doncaster Sales complex on Saturday evening. Martin (right) ready for action at the Stable Staff Boxing Night Martin and Hugo have both been…

Andrew’s our Cheltenham Champion!

Well done to Andrew Baker, who won our inter-yard Cheltenham tipping competition last week with four winning selections from the eight qualifying races. Lizzie Kelly and Coo Star Sivola were a popular choice in our Cheltenham competition Andrew. who’s a member of all of our racing clubs, picked both winners on day one – Coo…

A special good luck message from Oakwood Stables

Someone will be missing from our team at Hexham tomorrow afternoon, but he has a pretty good excuse. It’s not every day that a horse trained in Middleham goes to the Cheltenham Festival as favourite for one of the feature races. From all of us here at Oakwood Stables we’d like to say a massive…

Cornerstone Lad heads back to Hexham

We toyed with the idea of running the progressive Cornerstone Lad in today’s Fred Winter at Cheltenham, but instead Mary Lofthouse’s four year old heads to Hexham tomorrow to contest the slightly less competitive looking two mile novices’ hurdle at 1.45. Cornerstone Lad will be returning at the scene of his hurdles debut success, having…

Becks and Justforjames swoop late for Sedgefield success

J4J Partnership’s nine year old Justforjames (3/1) came with a decisive late run under our head girl Becky Smith to beat the front running Instant Replay in the novices’ handicap chase at a very muddy Sedgefield this afternoon. Everything seemed to be going to plan for the odds on favourite until Justforjames, who had looked…

Sunday winner Roxyfet heads Sedgefield weights

Yesterday’s impressive Market Rasen winner Roxyfet is set to attempt a quick follow up tomorrow at Sedgefield. a track where he’s already won five times. Richard Ball’s eight year old will carry a 7lbs penalty and will have to concede weight all round in the seven runner two mile handicap chase at 2.35, but despite…

Roxyfet back to winning ways at Market Rasen

Richard Ball enjoyed a birthday winner as his eight year old Califet gelding Roxyfet (3/1) eased to a comfortable victory in the 2m1f handicap chase at Market Rasen this afternoon in the hands of his regular rider Fin O’Toole. The French bred, who has been racing over fences since the age of three and is…

Becky The Thatcher set for Ayr feature

McGoldrick Racing’s five year old mare Becky The Thatcher will be our only runner tomorrow as she contests a very competitive Caledonia Best Handicap Hurdle over an extended two and a half miles at Ayr (4.30). The daughter of Mastercraftsman exploded back onto the jumps scene with a determined success at Wetherby in November but…

Same again needed from our Ayr pair

After a low key campaign, our popular veteran Dedigout showed clear signs of a return to form at Ayr last time out and he’s off to Scotland’s west coast again tomorrow to contest the concluding amateur riders’ handicap hurdle over an extended three miles (5.05). Masters Of The Hall’s one time high class hurdler/chaser (above)…

Caraline looking to get back to winning ways at Carlisle

Give Every Man His Due’s tough seven year old mare Caraline has been in really good form this winter and hopefully she can add another win to her CV when she contests the Northern Lights Middle Distance Chase qualifier at Carlisle tomorrow afternoon (3.55). Caraline has remained in excellent heart since her impressive success over…

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