We are delighted to place our first horse in training with Micky Hammond. The knowledge he has gained from being one of the top jump jockeys in the 1980s, combined with his ability to get the best out of horses on all levels, is what makes his approach to training one of a kind.
Micky has been based at Oakwood Stables since 1997. It has been home to some of the most popular dual-purpose horses in training, with the likes of Mr Crystal, Fair Spin, Pertuis and Dawn Ride regularly visiting the winner’s enclosure.
Located on the eastern edge of Middleham, Oakwood Stables is one of the fifteen training establishments in the well-known town. The main yard has 45 spacious boxes, a five-horse walker, sand pen and a large nearby paddock. With over 90 horses in training, Micky has recently taken some extra stabling at nearby Sharp Hill Farm.
“I have always been a determined person, and I feel like there is unfinished business,” says Micky, looking ahead. “A number of people have put their faith in me, and they are beginning to see the results. We have a good team here, and the quality of horses and their performance is getting better and better.”