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Tom Dascombe

Before accepting the offer from Michael Owen and Andrew Black to take over as trainer at Manor House Tom had already made a name for himself in the training field. He began his career as a jump jockey with Martin Pipe. His time there was well spent and Tom reckons he learned more in five years with Mr Pipe than he would have achieved in 15 years elsewhere.

His education continued during stints as an assistant trainer with Ralph Beckett and Mike De Kock. Tom set up on his own in 2006 and since then he has successfully increased the number of winners every year.

2012 has already been a great season with Tom boasting the best strike rate with 2-y-o’s in the country. Tom is aiming to maintain a 15% strike-rate this season and with plenty of chances at the Royal meeting at Ascot a group success looks on the cards.

Manor House Stables

Manor House Stables is the brain-child of Michael and Louise Owen and the yard set in over 160 acres of the beautiful Cheshire countryside. The facilities offered at the stables include- accommodate for 90 horses, grass gallops and an impressive new 7-furlong all-weather gallop, a new offices and superb hostel accommodation for the staff. The well-appointed owners’ lounge with a viewing balcony is a sign of the stables commitment to making owners feel welcome.

The stables also boasts amongst its facilities covered horse walkers, a trotting ring and a sand roll, together with extensive post and rail fenced turnout paddocks. October 2011 saw the opening of the new equine pool and spa complex.