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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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Team Hammond in treble form at Sedgefield again!

Beer Goggles (4/1), Auldthunder (3/1) and Roxyfet (3/1jf) all relished the testing conditions at a wintry Sedgefield today as we enjoyed our second successive treble at the Durham track. Our first two winners were ridden by a stylish Joe Colliver (above), who chalked up the 60th success of his career aboard Beer Goggles in the…

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That was the week that was….

It’s not every week that a relatively low profile Yorkshire yard makes local and national headlines, so we’re not going to make any apologies for sharing a few of them here! Seven days ago we were down in the West End ahead of the Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff awards, hoping that one of our…

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Fin’s 118/1 treble on memorable day at Sedgefield

Our 23 year old conditional jockey Finian O’Toole (below) chalked up the first treble of his fledgling career as he produced top class rides to win the three handicap chases at Sedgefield ths afternoon aboard Oscar O’Scar (100/30), Verko (7/4) and Roxyfet (9/1). Prior to today, Galway born Fin was yet to ride a double…

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Late news from London: Our Gemma picks up top Stable Staff award!

Team Hammond proudly flew the flag for the north at Monday evening’s Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff awards at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge and having already been presented with the Leadership Award, our assistant trainer Gemma Hogg rounded off a memorable night by being named Employee of the Year. Gemma, 34, was presented…

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The ups and downs of life with Dancer

Danceintothelight might not have been the best horse we’ve ever had but he was certainly one of our most popular and recognisable inmates, and it’s been a little bit strange these last couple of days coming into the yard knowing that the tough and durable little eight year old grey, who was almost part of…

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