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Time for another round of Applaus

Joe Buzzeo’s young Tiger Hill gelding Applaus will attempt to build on his promising novice hurdling season tomorrow when he tackles fences for the first time in Carlisle’s two mile beginners’ chase (3.20). A juvenile bumper winner back in 2015, Applaus produced a string of excellent efforts last winter and gained due reward for his…

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Justforjames set for Sedgefield chasing debut

We’ve got six runners at Sedgefield on Wednesday, with J4J Partnership’s 125 rated hurdler Justforjames all ready for his first start over fences in the Brian Ellison Racing Club Beginners’ Chase at 3.45. A winning Irish pointer, Justforjames made a flying start to his Rules career for us last season with a couple of wide…

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Tuscan finishes last but comes first

Our dual purpose ten year old legend Tuscan Gold achieved his target for the 2017 Flat season as he pipped James Given’s La Fritillaire to the Pontefract Stayers’ Championship this afternoon. Job done….Huggie leads our champion and Paul Mulrennan back in at Pontefract today (copyright Brian Lunn) The competition runs for the whole campaign and…

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Happy birthday Lauren!

Our Sheffield born apprentice jockey Lauren Steade is 20 today – happy birthday to Loz from all of us here at Oakwood Stables!

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Tuscan goes for Gold in Pontefract finale

Littlethorpe Park Racing’s veteran stayer Tuscan Gold will attempt to win the Pontefract Stayers’ Championship for the second time in three years when he lines up for tomorrow’s £12,450 Totepool sponsored Phil Bull Trophy Conditions Stakes (4.50). Regaining this title was Tuscan Gold’s target for the season and he’ll be the only horse to have…

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Six set for busy Saturday

We’re going to have a busy day tomorrow with runners at three different meetings, headed by Tickenwolf and Shake It Up who both contest the three mile handicap chase at Market Rasen (4.35). We’re delighted to welcome Shake It Up and his owner David Proos to Oakwood, Shake It Up is a lovely, lightly raced…

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Two Redcar rides for our Becks

The 1m2f lady amateur riders’ handicap at Redcar tomorrow has been divided, which is excellent news for our head girl Becky Smith as it means she gets to ride both of our entries in the race! Becks, who’s been riding as an amateur since 2011, is enjoying the best year of her career with six…

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Top weight for Tassie in Carlisle staying test

The Howard family’s classy nine year old Silver Tassie returns from his summer break to carry top weight in tomorrow’s Challenger Staying Chase Series qualifier at Carlisle (3.15), with our yard stalwart Alderbrook Lad among his eight opponents. Silver Tassie chalked up an overdue first win for us at Ayr in March and showed next…

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Tough hurdles task for Tyrrell

We’re taking two runners down the A1 to Wetherby tomorrow as the track stages its first meeting of the new jumps season, the Spinal Research Northern Raceday. First up is the Snook Family’s Mister Moosah, who will run in a tongue tie for the first time as he contests the opening two mile juvenile hurdle…

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Saturday review….Knocknamona’s unfortunate Hexham trip

None of our seven runners yesterday made the frame but we thought you might like a little update on them anyway….so here goes! Blue Hussar couldn’t repeat last month’s York success off a 5lbs higher mark in a better race but he still gave it his best shot, he was right in the firing line…

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