Michael Owen and Tom Dascombe go separate ways after amicable split | Racing News

Michael Owen has announced that coach Tom Dascombe will be leaving his Manor House Stables in Cheshire after a 12-year stint.

Dascombe, who had spells with Martin Pipe, Ralph Beckett and Mike de Kock before setting out on his own, had a successful stint at the helm.

His biggest success came through Brown Panther, winner of the Irish St Leger in 2014, while he also tasted victory at Royal Ascot, coached popular sprinter Kachy and won the Ayr Gold Cup with Angel Alexander.

In a statement Owen said: “After more than 12 years as a manager, Tom Dascombe will be leaving Manor House Stables in the new year.

“We have shared many good times and races together and created memories that will last a lifetime.

“I would like to record my personal thanks for all his hard work and support over the years. We are parting on excellent terms and everyone will miss MHS and wish him the best for the future.”

The former England striker added: “Colin Gorman and the rest of the MHS squad will naturally oversee things once Tom is gone and everything will be as usual until we appoint Tom’s replacement.”

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