Tom Dascombe

'You Can't Afford To Be Risk Averse In This Game And I'm Not That'

   Andrew Black is renowned in the gambling industry, being co-founder of Betfair, one of the biggest exchanges in the world.     However, there is much more to the 59-year-old than being the man who revolutionised betting; he is also hugely passionate about breeding and playing cards.    Black got to the semi-finals of the world Bridge Championships last week and his breeding endeavors at Chasemore Farm continue to go from strength to strength.     He will bid for Group 1 glory at Haydock on Saturday when homebred Brad The...

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Dascombe Relocating to Uplands in Lambourn

Trainer Tom Dascombe, who will leave Michael Owen's Manor House Stables after Owens announced the split last December, will move to Uplands in Lambourn starting in April. His final runner out of Manor House Stables will be Misty Grey (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), who is running at Wolverhampton in the Listed Lady Wulfruna S. on Mar. 12. "Misty Grey will be my last runner from Manor House and I will be returning to Lambourn from Apr. 1 after signing an agreement at Uplands," said Dascombe, who trained 2014 G1 Irish...

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Palmer To Leave Newmarket For Cheshire

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...

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Dascombe Still Looking For New Yard

Trainer Tom Dascombe said he is still looking for a new yard from which to train after it was announced on Dec. 16 that he and Michael Owen were parting ways. Dascombe trained from Owen's Manor House Stables for 12 years, his black-type winners headed by the G1 Irish St Leger winner and popular stayer Brown Panther (Ire) (Shirocco {Ger}). "I'm still here training at Manor House Stables and looking to find somewhere to live," Dascombe said. "There have been a few attempts, but I haven't secured a yard yet...

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Owen, Dascombe Part Ways

Trainer Tom Dascombe will leave Michael Owen's Manor House Stables after a 12-year stint. While Owen said on Thursday morning that they part "on great terms", Dascombe admitted later in the day that it was a "complete shock" when he was informed of the change two days ago. Dascombe's greatest success during his Manor House tenure came when winning the G1 Irish St Leger with Brown Panther (GB) (Shirocco {Ger}), the popular stayer raced by Owen and Andrew Black whose numerous group wins also included the G2 Goodwood Cup and...

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Flaming Rib A Stakes First For Ribchester At Doncaster

Tom Dascombe trainee Flaming Rib (Ire) (Ribchester {Ire}) became the first winner for his freshman sire (by Iffraaj {GB}) when registering a one-length win in Saturday's Listed Virgin Bet Doncaster S. at Doncaster's Town Moor venue. Flaming Rib bagged a trio of nursery handicaps--at Thirsk, York and Chester--in his three most recent outings and continued on an upward trajectory with a first black-type triumph in this straight dash. The 13-8 second choice was sharply into stride and claimed an immediate lead. Holding sway throughout, he was not for catching once...

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Dascombe To Train Osarus Co-Top Lot

The first horse through the ring at the concluding session of the Osarus Yearling Sale held his position as the leader throughout the day, ultimately gaining co-top lot honours at €50,000.  The son of Gutaifan (Ire), bred and consigned as lot 141 by the sale's leading vendor Alain Chopard of Haras des Faunes, is out of the stakes-placed dual winner Senafe (GB) (Byron {GB}) from a family which includes the Group 1 winner Madame Chiang (GB) (Archipenko). He was bought by Toby Jones of TJ Bloodstock on behalf of Middleham...

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GSW and MG1SP Kachy Injured, Euthanised

GSW and MG1SP Kachy (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}--Dubai Bounty {GB}, by Dubai Destination), raced by Dave Lowe, suffered a fatal injury at Lingfield on Saturday. Tom Dascombe's speedster was lining up in Saturday's Heed Your Hunch At Betway H., after his planned appearance in the Listed Cleves S. two weeks ago was scuppered by a last-minute setback. After Kachy broke in his usual electric style, he took a false step as the race began in earnest and was swiftly pulled up by Richard Kingscote. The race was won by James Fanshawe's...

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