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Wishing for a winner at Ripon

The Pennies Dropped Partnership’s Wishing Well is off down to Ripon tomorrow evening to try and confirm the promise of her Catterick reappearance a fortnight ago. The six year old mare stayed on really pleasingly over a trip short of her optimum that day and now she steps back up to two miles (8.00), she…

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Impressive Free Range makes all at Kelso

Craig Buckingham enjoyed his second winner in three days as Free Range (9/2) galloped his rivals into the ground in the hands of Alain Cawley for an all the way success in the 2m5f handicap chase up at Kelso today. Having failed to pick up when Alain held him up on his yard debut at Southwell…

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Witness up in class at Kelso

Witness hit form with a vengeance when he completed a treble on the day for us at Wetherby in March, and R M & T’s nine year old heads our team of six at Kelso tomorrow as he looks to make it back to back wins. Witness faces ten opponents, including our own Christmas Twenty,…

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Tyrell lands Ayr thriller

Craig Buckingham’s Tyrell (6/1) got the better of a driving finish with Traditional Dancer to get our 2018/19 jumps campaign up and running in the three mile handicap hurdle at Ayr this afternoon. The five year old, who ran a bit below his best at Market Rasen on his last hurdles start, proved himself a…

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Allfredandnobell goes for third Wetherby win

Oakwood Nobels’ five year old Allfredandnobell was a fortunate winner over hurdles at Wetherby at the end of March, but he goes well at the track and tomorrow he reverts to the Flat off a basement mark looking to win there for the third time. Allfredandnobell, who also won his maiden hurdle at Wetherby last…

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Frankster faces fifteen at Pontefract

The Cobb Family’s five year old Equiano gelding Frankster bids to build on his encouraging reappearance when he contests the sixteen runner mile handicap at Pontefract tomorrow (3.55). Frankster ran a race full of promise when he finished fourth to Gulf Of Poets over course and distance last Monday on his first start since October,…

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Stable Lass is an Amazon best seller!

Our assistant trainer Gemma Hogg‘s debut book, Stable Lass: Riding out and mucking in – tales from a Yorkshire racing yard, is proving to be a big success and is currently number one in Amazon’s horse racing chart, with the kindle version at number two. Gemma was busy at Wetherby on Sunday signing copies of…

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Our 2017/18 jumps season in facts and figures

Saturday marked the end of another long National Hunt season and in terms of winners, we’re really pleased to say that the 2017/18 campaign was our most successful since 1997/98! Paul and Jean Chapman’s Just Cameron tasted big race success at Wetherby We sent out a total of 46 winners – our fifth highest ever…

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22 race maiden Eastlands Lad dies, aged nine

We were sad to learn over the weekend that Strategic Prince gelding Eastlands Lad, who was trained here at Oakwood Stables for the whole of his 22 race career, passed away last week at the age of nine. Eastlands Lad was named after the home ground of his owner John Wilson’s beloved Manchester City, the…

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Big Thunder and Le Maitre Chat ready to roll at Ripon

Our two Saturday runners this week, Big Thunder and long absent yard debutant Le Maitre Chat, are all set to line up in the feature two mile handicap at Ripon tomorrow afternoon (3.30). Seven year old US bred Le Maitre Chat has arrived here at Oakwood via Clive Cox, Ian Williams and Jamie Osborne, while…

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