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For further information please contact a member of the team. Contact details for all members and their roles can be found below.

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07785 745292 (Tim)
07909 91 50 79 (Tom)
07780 112636 (Nick)
07883 095693 (Mike)


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August House,
Appleyard Drive
Barton-on-Humber
DN18 5TD

E-mail: 

pchinacastle@aol.com (Tim)

tom@middlehamparkracing.net (Tom)

semisonicanthem@hotmail.com  (Nick)

Mike@middlehamparkracing.net  (Mike)

 

Web: www.middlehamparkracing.net

 

Meet the Team

Tim Palin

What Role do you have in MPR?

Founder and Racing Manager

I like to think I am involved in all aspects  of Middleham  Park Racing, from buying horses, liaising with owners and trainers, race planning for horses as well as overseeing the administrative side of things and accounting. However mymain role is that of Racing Manager which principally involves liaising with the rest of the team to ensure the smooth running of the business at all levels. We have a very strong team in place now, both on and off the track and I can only see Middleham Park growing and improving all the time.  

What is your fondest memory of MPR?

Some of the recent winners at big festival meetings, Captain Dunne, Victoire De Lyphar, Junior, Beshabar are very memorable but my fondest memories of MPR to date go back a few years now to the times of China Castle in the late 1990’s. Purchased for us by Patrick Haslam, for a meagre 1,500gns in 1995. He was a standing dish in top class handicaps and conditions races on the AW, manly during the Winter, months just before the millenium.  To this day, he remains the winning most horse in the history of British AW racing. Also 

Toormore's group 1 victory at the Curragh in September 2013. It was a fantastic day out flying across to savour him winning the race and then painting Dunlin red later on that evening. Just brilliant! 

One MPR horse to follow over jumps and on the flat

On the Flat it’s got to be the recent Richard Hannon Intikhab Colt. The Hannons do VERY well with this sire and from what we have seen this fella won't dissapoint as well. He seems an early enough Royal Ascot type.

Jumps wise, it has to be  AREA FIFTY ONE. Just has to be up to winning a big NH prize of some sort. 

Phone: 07785 745292                                       e-mail: pchinacastle@aol.com

Nick Bradley

What Role do you have in MPR?


I have been involved with Middleham Park Racing since 2000, but only joined the management team in 2008. I have many roles within the business but my primary role is sourcing the racehorses which run in the blue and orange silks. 
 
What is your fondest memory of MPR?

We have had a lot of good days with MPR over recent years, but the two that standout in my mind are Junior's victory in the Kim Muir, the roar of the Cheltenham crowd when he took the lead will never be matched, as it was clear that the whole of Cheltenham were supporting just one horse, our horse on that day. Penitent's win in the Nayef Joel stakes was also very special, particularly as it was a race we were very confident of winning and  the smile from the trainer leading Penitent in was very special, we even got a smile from Danny Tudhope on that day.

An MPR horse to follow.

 
The 2yos are obviously the most exciting group of horses to follow in any flat season, but it's too early to be confident of what are the stars at this stage, the 3yo fillies at Richard Fahey's are an unexposed group who should get better at 3, and the one I would pick out as potentially being very good is Maiden Approach given she won over an inadequate trip as a 2yo and she has wintered very well.

  

Tom Palin

What Role do you have in MPR?

Client Relations.

I have been brought up with racing and Middleham Park Racing, my father set up the company when I was 5 so I have had many years of joy and heartache already. I studied Sports Marketing and Public Relations at University and have been brought into the company to help with the running of the company and improve Client Relations. I attend as many meetings as I can to greet the owners of the horse and to gain first-hand information. I also help source horses at the sales. 

What is your fondest memory of MPR?

My fondest memory would be at Redcar. From the moment we bought the horse Annunciation at DBS in August 2011 we had the Redcar listed 2 year old Trophy in mind for him. We went to the meeting not really knowing which horse would turn up after he had been a bit hit or miss in the season. He looked picture before the race and we become quitely confident. He ran a solid race to finish 3rd and pick up some black type and nearly £25,000 in prize money. The owners were so excited, I was thrilled as well as I having always believed in the horse and even selcted him as my one to follow last season. I love it when a plan comes together! Having said that, seeing Toormore win our first Group 1 was a very special feeling and will always remain with me. 

One MPR horse to follow over jumps and on the flat.

My jumps horse would have to be a horse we have with Nicky Henderson called Towering. He is very well breed and looks like a real challanger in the bumper races at the end of the season on good ground. We will be looking at taking him to Ireland for the Tatts Ireland bumper race. Nicky is keen on him.

I feel that we have our strongest string of horses for the coming flat season ever, so choosing one isn't easy. 

I would have to go with Denway Park. He is a son of Paco Boy who was trained by this colts handler. I think he he has a lovely walk on him and see him as a nice mid season sort who could be anything.

Contact Details.

Phone: 07909915079                                                                   Twitter: @tpalin

e-mail: tom@middlehamparkracing.net