TRAINERS

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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.

Manor House Stables

Manor House Stables is set in over 160 acres of the beautiful Cheshire countryside. The fully equipped facilities offer accommodation for 90 horses, grass gallops, an impressive 7-furlong all-weather gallop, trotting ring, sand roll, equine pool and spa. The well-appointed owners’ lounge with a viewing balcony is a sign of the stables commitment to making owners feel welcome.

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Donald McCain

Donald grew up in a racing household; his father the legendary Ginger McCain trained 4 Grand National winners. He started his career as a jockey and rode some 40 winners. After giving up race riding Donald worked for Luca Cumani, Sir Michael Stoute and Oliver Sherwood as Assistant Trainer.

Having served his training apprenticeship with some of the top names in the industry he returned to Bankhouse stables to take over the reins from his father in 2006. Since then his record has been amazing.

Bankhouse Stables

Bankhouse Stables is set in the beautiful surroundings of Cholmondeley Castle Estate, in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. Bankhouse has stabling for more than 100 horses, superb private grass and two purpose built all-weather gallops. Owners and horses alike can enjoy the quiet and peaceful setting.

 

Dr. Richard Newland

Dr. Richard Newland is best known for his handling of the 2014 Grand National winner Pineau De Re, but it has been the shrewd placing of his string and an uncanny ability to improve horses that has seen his training career soar to new heights. Dr Newland enjoyed a career-best 53 winners during the 2018/19 jumps season at a phenomenal strike rate of 24%, yet remarkably is set to surpass that tally of winners within the next few weeks, despite the new season being in it's infancy. A recent move to a top-of-the-range new facility will allow him to double the number of horses in his care and take the stable to even greater heights.

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