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Tyrell leads our Wetherby team into battle!

The northern jumps season moves up a gear tomorrow as Wetherby stage the first day of the Charlie Hall Chase meeting, and we’ll have three runners on a competitive looking card. The opening novices’ handicap hurdle over an extended 2m5f looks wide open and Skywards Reward makes his handicap debut off a mark of 97,…

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Camilla’s Sedgefield stamina test

David Proos’ eight year old mare Camillas Wish will have her first run for us in a typically competitive renewal of the 3m5f Durham National at Sedgefield tomorrow (3.10). Camillas Wish has won four of her six races since striking up a fantastic partnership with our head girl and amateur jockey Becky Smith, who’ll be…

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Quoteline Direct claims Nottingham prize

Our head girl Becky Smith produced a textbook ride to win the AJA Amateur Riders’ Handicap on John Wilson’s Quoteline Direct (16/1) at Nottingham this afternoon. Amid the gathering gloom, Quoteline Direct came with a strong late run to take it up a furlong out and showed great determination to hold off the late challenge…

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Lady amateurs’ Flat championship goes to the wire!

John Wilson’s four year old Sir Percy gelding Quoteline Direct is off to Nottingham tomorrow (Wednesday) to run in the final race on the card, the AJA Amateur Riders’ Handicap over a mile and a quarter (4.00). Quoteline Direct (above), who’ll be ridden by our busy head girl Becky Smith, hasn’t passed the post in…

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Our stayers set for Catterick finale

Catterick stage their last Flat fixture of the season tomorrow (Tuesday) and we’ve declared two runners, starting with Oakwood Minions’ Trendsetter in the mile and a half handicap at 1.35. We claimed Trendsetter (above) after he won over this course and distance just over a year ago but he hasn’t been able to take advantage…

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Alderbrook Lad pulled up at Aintree!

But that doesn’t even tell half the story, as our head girl Becky Smith had her first ride round the Mildmay course aboard our eleven year old legend Alderbrook Lad this afternoon. Alderbrook Lad, led up as ever by Sue Foster, ably assisted by our assistant trainer and Becky’s big sis Gemma, was right in…

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Alderbrook Lad’s Aintree reward

Even though he’s in the twilight of his career, eleven year old chaser Alderbrook Lad still has every right to be called our flag bearer and we’re giving him a thoroughly well deserved day in the sun tomorrow as he heads off to the home of the Grand National to run in the 188Bet sponsored…

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Exciting mare Camillas Wish joins our team

Camillas Wish has been a revelation since she’s been paired up with our very own amateur jockey Becky Smith, and we’re really excited that the eight year old mare will now be based right here at Oakwood Stables! The Presenting mare, owned by David Proos and previously in the care of Garstang based Richard Ford,…

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Yard stalwart Merchant Of Medici dies, aged ten

As some of our friends and colleagues will know already, we lost one of our longest standing inmates, ten year old middle distance handicapper Merchant Of Medici, on Wednesday. Medici, a veteran of more than eighty races stretching back to 2009, sustained a leg injury at Ripon earlier this season as he finished a close…

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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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