Michael Owen splits with Dascombe at Manor House

Michael Owen has announced that he will be parting ways with top trainer Tom Dascombe.

The pair had struck up a hugely successful partnership at the ex-Liverpool striker’s Manor House Stables. Dascombe started training from Manor House Stables in 2009.

His achievements include training two Royal Ascot winners in Rhythm of Light and Brown Panther on consecutive days of the Royal meeting in 2011 and at the same meeting in 2012 training Ceiling Kitty to win the Queen Mary Stakes. He claimed his first Group 1 success when Brown Panther won the Irish St Leger Owen and Black in 2014. He went on to win the 2015 G2 Dubai Gold Cup in great style.


Former Liverpool and England hero Owen, 42, posted a statement on Twitter this morning to confirm Dascombe has left the yard..

Owen said: “After more than 12 years as trainer, Tom Dascombe will be leaving Manor House Stables in the new year.  We have shared many great memories that will last a lifetime. I would like to place on record my own personal thanks for all his hard work and support over the years.

“We part on great terms and everyone at MHS will miss him and wishes him the very best for the future.

“Colin Gorman and the rest of the MHS team will naturally oversee things once Tom departs and it will very much be business as usual until we appoint Tom’s replacement.”

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