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Tuscan wins as course specialists dominate at Pontefract

Tuscan Gold (6/1) may be ten years old, but he’s in the form of his life and he added to his recent Catterick hurdles success with a battling win in the marathon 2m5f handicap at Pontefract this afternoon. Littlethorpe Park Racing’s Medicean gelding finished a close third in this race en route to winning the track’s stayers’ championship…

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Canford comes of age in Wetherby curtain raiser

Wetherby’s 2016/17 jumps season kicked off this afternoon and it didn’t take long for us to get into the winner’s enclosure, as Canford Thompson (20/1) made all to land the opening juvenile maiden hurdle in fine style under Finian O’Toole. It didn’t look the strongest of races on paper and Fin decided on a positive approach from…

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Wolf Ticks the right boxes on chase debut

Our conditional jockey Finian O’Toole produced six year old Tickenwolf (2/1) with a perfectly timed challenge to get up right on the line on his chase debut at Hexham this afternoon. Having previously won at the Northumberland track over hurdles, Tickenwolf looked perfectly at home over the larger obstacles but Fin still had to be at…

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Stable staff in the spotlight on Doncaster’s Charity Day

Twelve stable lads and lasses lived their dreams at Doncaster today as the track staged the second running of the Betfair Clock Tower Cup, and one of them was our very own assistant head girl Tammy McWilliam, who has raised over £500 for Racing Welfare and rode our five year old mare Cadmium into ninth…

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Tammy and Cadmium set for the Clock Tower Cup

Our assistant head girl and longest serving member of stable staff Tammy McWilliam has reached her target of £500 in sponsorship and is now counting down the hours until she lines up in tomorrow’s Betfair Clock Tower Cup at Doncaster in aid of Racing Welfare. Tammy hit the magic figure of £500 on her JustGiving…

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Our Tammy to ride in Doncaster’s Clock Tower Cup

We’re really proud to announce that our longest serving member of yard staff, Tammy McWilliam, will be one of twelve riders taking part in the Betfair Clock Tower Cup in aid of Racing Welfare at Doncaster on Friday, 1st July. Tammy (below), from Muirkirk in East Ayrshire, joined us in September 2014 having graduated from…

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Derby glory for veteran Pertuis

Catherine Walton brought our ten year old grey Pertuis (12/1) with a perfectly timed late run to wear down the strong travelling Chauvelin and win the Ladies’ Derby Handicap at Ripon this afternoon. Pertuis was held up as usual but began his move down the outside as the runners turned for home, Chauvelin looked to be cruising…

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Angel Meadow makes dream start on the Knavesmire

David Green’s two year old Mayson filly Angel Meadow (66/1) made a flying start to her career as she swooped fast and late to beat Dundunah by a head in the opening five furlong Mel Brittain EBF Novice Stakes under P J McDonald at York today. Angel Meadow, a £30,000 purchase at this year’s Doncaster Breeze Up…

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Shalamzar shines at gloomy Haydock

Catherine Walton produced yet another high quality ride as Shalamzar (16/1) swooped late to win the lady amateur riders’ handicap at a rather damp Haydock this afternoon for our Maybe The Last Time Racing Club. The Aga Khan bred Shalamzar, who was chalking up the third win of his career, made relentless headway up the long straight…

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Tenacious Tickenwolf bags us two Wetherby titles

We might have left it rather late, but Tickenwolf‘s (11/2) determined success in the last race at Wetherby tonight won us the West Yorkshire track’s 2015/16 trainers’ championship and also confirmed Joe Colliver as leading conditional at the course for the second consecutive season. Randall Orchard’s six year old son of Tikkanen was having only…

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