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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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Summerlea on the mark for the Minions

A mere seven years after his first Flat success, Oakwood Minions’ loveable little Alhaarth gelding Summerlea (7/1) finally doubled his tally as he won the two mile handicap at Catterick this evening under a cracking ride from Jack Garritty. Billy Garritty leads older brother Jack into the Catterick winner’s enclosure on Summerlea Summerlea has had…

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2015/16 Jumps season: Facts and figures

Starting with Danceintothelight‘s popular win at Sedgefield on 30th April 2015 and ending with a well deserved success for the much improved Auldthunder at the same track last Wednesday, we sent out a total of 43 winners during the 2015/16 season, our best total since 1997/98 and our fifth highest total ever. The 43 wins were made…

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Lauren shines on Pontefract debut

Yesterday’s ten furlong apprentices’ handicap at Pontefract might not particularly have caught the public’s imagination, but it will certainly live long in the memory of one of the youngest members of our team here at Oakwood Stables. The seven runner contest, in desperate ground, marked the race riding debut of eighteen year old apprentice Lauren…

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Resurgent Rathlin scores at Ayr

Masters Of The Hall’s Rathlin (11/2) relished the drop to the minimum trip as he beat Monbeg River by four lengths in the hands of the excellent Fin O’Toole at Ayr this afternoon. The classy eleven year old, a Grade 2 winner in Ireland as a novice chaser, was tackling two miles for only the…

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Prolific Roxyfet makes it five for the season

French bred six year old Roxyfet (6/4) chalked up his fifth success of a fantastic season as he won the feature 2m3f handicap chase at Catterick this afternoon in the hands of his regular partner Fin O’Toole. Having already won four times at Sedgefield this winter, including on Sunday, Roxyfet finally showed that he can…

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