Palmer To Leave Newmarket For Cheshire

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Hugo Palmer | racingfotos.com

Classic-winning trainer Hugo Palmer is to succeed Tom Dascombe at Michael Owen's Manor House Stables in Cheshire.

Confirming the news on Twitter on Thursday, Owen said, “I am absolutely thrilled to announce that multiple Group 1 and Classic-winning trainer, Hugo Palmer, is to join Manor House Stables as our trainer and will be taking up his appointment in readiness for the new season.

“Hugo's CV is there for all to see and it's a huge coup for the area to welcome one of the country's leading trainers. MHS has made giant strides both on and off the track since we opened our doors 17 years ago and I look forward to furthering that success with Hugo in the years to come.”

Palmer, who started training in Newmarket from Kremlin Cottage Stables in 2011, quickly rose to prominence when saddling Covert Love (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}) to win the Irish Oaks and G1 Prix de l'Opera in 2015. The following season saw him land his first British Classic when Galileo Gold (GB) won the 2000 Guineas for Al Shaqab Racing. The son of Paco Boy (Ire) went on to finish runner-up in the Irish 2000 Guineas and win the St James's Palace S. and is now standing at Tally-Ho Stud in Ireland. Palmer also trained Galileo Gold's first Group 1 winner last season, Ebro River (Ire), himself now a Classic contender for this year along with Dubawi Legend (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), who was runner-up to Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) in the G1 Darley Dewhurst S.

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