Tom Dascombe

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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