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1912-1928 Edward McCormack
G W Smith purchased and rebuilt Warwick House in 1910 along with its associated land. He had initially installed De Mestre as his trainer at Warwick House, followed by James Patrick Hayes until July 1912, and Edward 'Ned' McCormack had then been appointed as Head Lad. By 1914 Sam Ambler was taken on as trainer at Warwick House, but McCormack maintained his position as trainer of some of Smith's horses at Warwick Cottage, later Warwick Lodge. This included Smith's best horse around this time, John Jackett, who won the 1919 Victory Hurdle and Jubilee Hurdle at the peace meetings on Manchester racecourse. Ned is famous for being the trainer who took apprentice Tommy Weston under his tutelage at Warwick Lodge. Tommy Weston was born on 4th February 1902 in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire and became an apprentice at the age of 14. He rode his first winner, Miss Richard, at Newmarket on 30th October 1918, but once he had completed his apprenticeship he was taken on by George Lambton at Stanley House stables, now Godolphin Stables, in Newmarket. In 1923 he partnered Tranquil to land the St Leger at Doncaster, the first of 11 Classic winning rides in his startlingly successful career. Whilst McCormack continued to train for Smith until 1928, his string was small, numbering 6 in 1923, 5 in 1924 and 1925, and reduced to just a single horse by 1928.
1919 Victory Hurdle at Manchester JOHN JACKETT 8/1 owned by G W Smith, trained by Edward McCormack and ridden by John Edward Drake
1919 Jubilee Hurdle at Manchester JOHN JACKETT 8/1 owned by G W Smith, trained by Edward McCormack and ridden by John Edward Drake
October 1926-March 1928 Arthur Skelton
When G W Smith, (aka George Drake, bookmaker) bought and redeveloped Warwick House in 1910 the estate also contained Warwick Cottage which was occupied by his various trainers, De Mestre, Hayes, Ambler and his nephew Jackie Drake. When G W Smith died in 1926 his son, G Smith, inherited his father's estate and decided to continue to divide Warwick House and Warwick Cottage. In the former he left his cousin Jackie Drake to train a dozen horses, while in the latter he appointed Arthur Skelton to train the other dozen from October 1926. Skelton, born in 1879, had previously trained at Beverley, but relocated to Warwick Cottage, later Warwick Lodge, to train for G Smith. Skelton trained 10 horses in 1927, and this increased back to 12 in 1928.
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|Sadly Skelton died on Tuesday 20th March 1828 after undergoing a throat operation from which he was unable to recover, and the stables were taken over by Walter Easterby.
1927 Gibside Plate at Newcastle THAMYRIS 5/2 fav owned by H Tait, trained by Arthur Skelton and ridden by Tommy Weston
1927 Gosforth Nursery Handicap Plate at Newcastle TROUTFORD 100/7 owned by G B Robinson, trained by Arthur Skelton and ridden by J Caldwell
1928-1931 Walter Easterby
When Arthur Skelton died suddenly aged 1949 after an unsuccessful operation on his throat from which he tragically did not recover, G Smith appointed Walter Easterby towards the end of the 1928 season. Walter, born in 1892, son of Henry and Elinor Easterby, and great grandson of William Easterby, was born into a long line of Easterby's which ran farms and blacksmiths businesses. Grandfather, William Easterby, worked as a blacksmith operating from sheds at the back of the White Swan Inn, Wighill, a hamlet just 2 miles north of Tadcaster which, at one stage, had its own racecourse but is better known today as the home of John Smiths and Sam Smiths breweries. Tom Easterby, another relation, later became landlord of the very same Swan Inn in the mid-1850s. Henry Easterby was born in Wighill in 1866 and married Elinor, the newly married couple moving to Hunslet, near Leeds, where he set up his blacksmiths business and had their first child Walter in 1892. Four other children followed soon afterwards, William, Elsie, Reginald and Eveling. William was to become the father of the legendary 20th century trainer Mick Easterby. Walter arrived at Warwick Lodge, Middleham in 1928 with a good reputation, and sent out Melleray's Belle to contest 4 consecutive Grand Nationals from 1928 to 1931. The horse was unplaced in 1928 behind Tipperary Tim, but was fourth in 1929 behind Gregalach, but in 1930 was unlucky to be beaten by a neck at 20/1 in second place behind Shaun Goilin. In 1931 Walter hoped to be double-handed with Clicker and Melleray's Belle, but in the end only the latter took part and ran 8th behind Grakle. Walter had much better luck in less challenging handicaps and steeplechases, famously landing a four-timer on April Fools Day 1929 at Carlisle with Louvois Prize, Fabulist, Commandant Dan and Sunstart, all ridden by James F Mason. Walter enjoyed a good year in 1931, winning the Park Hill Plate at Pontefract with Priory Place who followed up in the Garnock Plate at Bogside, while Pure Scandal won the Edinburgh Summer Handicap at Edinburgh. At the end of the 1931 season Walter moved his string to Grove Cottage, Malton and was still training some 30 years later when famously sending out Abbotsbury Abbot to contest the 1961 Edinburgh Spring Handicap on 17th April 1961, only to be beaten into second place by Great Rock, the very first winner of his nephew Mick Easterby.
1928 Aintree Grand National MELLERAY'S BELLE 200/1 owned by William Wilson, trained by Walter Easterby and ridden by J P Kelly pulled up behind Tipperary Tim 100/1
1929 Wetherall Selling Hurdle at Carlisle on 1st April LOUVOIS PRIZE 4/5 fav trained by Walter Easterby and ridden by James F Mason
1929 Spring Hurdle at Carlisle on 1st April FABULIST 7/1 trained by Walter Easterby and ridden by James F Mason
1929 Dalston Chase at Carlisle on 1st April COMMANDANT DAN 2/1 trained by Walter Easterby and ridden by James F Mason
1929 Dunbar Hurdle at Carlisle on 1st April SUNSTART 4/9 fav trained by Walter Easterby and ridden by James F Mason
1929 Aintree Grand National MELLERAY'S BELLE 200/1 owned by William Wilson, trained by Walter Easterby and ridden by James F Mason 4th behind Gregalach 100/1
1930 Aintree Grand National MELLERAY'S BELLE 20/1 owned by William Wilson, trained by Walter Easterby and ridden by James F Mason 2nd beaten a neck by Shaun Goilin 100/8
1931 Aintree Grand National MELLERAY'S BELLE 20/1 owned by William Wilson, trained by Walter Easterby and ridden by J P Kelly 8th behind Grakle 100/6
1931 Park Hill Plate at Pontefract PRIORY PLACE 6/1 owned by A White, trained by Walter Easterby and ridden by J Taylor
1931 Garnock Plate at Bogside PRIORY PLACE 10/11 fav owned by A White, trained by Walter Easterby and ridden by J Taylor
1931 Moorhouse Handicap Chase at Carlisle STANNERLEY 6/1 owned by H H Turner, trained by Walter Easterby and ridden by J Mason
1931 Edinburgh Summer Handicap at Edinburgh PURE SCANDEL 2/1 fav owned by J Gorman, trained by Walter Easterby and ridden by J Caldwell
1933-1941 John S Harper
John Samuel Harper, born in 1870, took over at Warwick Lodge in 1933 after the departure of Walter Easterby to Grove Cottage, Malton, and had a string of 10 horses in his first year. He, and his wife Elizabeth (nee Conings, daughter of Mr Conings of Plantation House, York), enjoyed their move to Warwick Lodge and fully embraced the opportunities offered by the town of Middleham. The string remained constant until 1937 when it increased to 14, but inevitably the outbreak of War took its toll and his numbers were down to 6 in 1940 and 8 in his final year at Warwick Lodge. He trained horses for Captain Harry Stuart Pearson, A J Crewdson and W Thorpe, amongst others, and at one time his stable jockey was Joe Kay. One of his best years whilst in Middleham was 1936 when he landed the Stayers Handicap Hurdle at Leicester with Sledge, owned by Captain Pearson, but would have got even more satisfaction when winning the Bickerton Handicap Hurdle at Wetherby with Fraxinus 10/1, because a head back in second was Marula trained by next door neighbour John Jack Drake, based at Warwick House. These days identity theft is commonplace, but a century ago it was less so. Nevertheless, Harper had to take Alec James to court when it was revealed that James had been posing as him whilst making purchases in a shop owned by C B Turk of Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham. On 9th March 1933 James had entered the shop, claimed he was acting on behalf of trainer John Harper, and supplied a note purporting to have been written by Harper, asking the bearer to be supplied credit to purchase a quarter sheet or rug to the value of 32s 6d. When the nephew of C B Turk, George Turk, asked James whether he wanted a quarter sheet or a rug he looked blankly at Turk. In the end the quarter sheet was given to James, who assured Turk that Harper would be in the shop later that day to pay, as he was at the races in Cheltenham. Later in the day John Styles, a journeyman saddler employed by Turk, had conversed with James and sold him a rug to the value of £1 15s on promise that Harper would pay later. Harper was at Court and stated he had never seen James before, so James was sent to the Gloucester Quarter Sessions where he was found guilty of false impersonation and theft. John Harper retired under a cloud in 1941, after 40 years of experience with horses, as he was unable to get credit for horse feed and other stable essentials. All was revealed in March 1943 when John Harper sued Fred Hudson for non-payment of training fees, the case being heard in front of Justice Birkett. Harper was claiming the balance of his account and for salary from Fred Hudson, a wealthy businessman and racehorse owner of Howes Lodge, Orton, Westmorland. In Summer 1941 Hudson had approached Harper and asked him to train some horses for him, and that arrangement went on amicably for a couple of months until Hudson decided to increase his horses to 14, inviting Harper to become his private trainer and to send away all other horses. The discussed salary was £15 per week plus a percentage of winnings, and all was agreed. The sticking point was that Harper needed time to get rid of the other horses, and Hudson believed he took too long in doing so. It all came to a head when Harper was refused further credit from his supplier of horse feed and hay until his bill was settled, and Hudson then realised that Harper was insolvent, so he ended the arrangement after 4 months. The Court had to decide whether Hudson did have a long term agreement with Harper, or whether Harper, being insolvent meant that he could not meet the conditions of the contract with Hudson. Justice Birkett reserved judgement and Harper retired from the training ranks. aged 71. He died in 1956 aged 86.
1934 Club Handicap Hurdle at Manchester POMPELMOOSE 6/1 owned by R Smith, trained by John Harper and ridden by P Fitzgerald
1935 Garswood Handicap at Haydock OUTLAW 8/11 fav owned by Mr Burley, trained by John Harper and ridden by L Thompson
1936 Stayers Handicap Hurdle at Leicester SLEDGE 4/1 owned by A J Crewdson, trained by John Harper and ridden by A Scratchley
1936 Bickerton Handicap Hurdle at Wetherby FRAXINUS 10/1 owned by W Thorpe, trained by John Harper and ridden by A P Thompson
1939 Houghton Handicap Plate at Pontefract COULEUR DE ROSE 20/1 owned by Mrs Herbert Asquith, trained by John Harper and ridden by A Roberts
October 1942-October 1947 Michael A H Everitt
Michael Anthony Hamill Everitt, born in 1915, was assistant to Basil Briscoe at Royston before the outbreak of the Second World War, and was invalided out of the 17th/21st Lancers. He began training at Warwick Lodge in October 1942, replacing John Harper, starting with a string of 8, but this increased to 12 in 1943, 16 next year, and 23 in 1945. He won the Caledonian Hunt Handicap at Lanark in 1945 with Dunusk, partnered by Doug Smith. Everitt notched up 21 winners from just 17 horses in 1946 and at the end of the year, on 28th December 1946, he married Sheila Fradelle Taylor at Leyburn Church, the couple beginning their married life at Warwick Lodge. He enjoyed a good year in 1947, winning the Yorkshire Cup at York with No Orchids, owned and trained by himself, and a day later landed the valuable Great Northern Stakes at York with Turkaris 7/2. In October 1947 he transferred his string of 33 horses to Hambleton Stables, Thirsk, replacing the great Noel Murless who moved to Beckhampton. Michael Everitt died in 1962 aged just 47.
1945 Caledonian Hunt Handicap at Lanark DUNUSK 5/1 jt fav trained by Michael Everitt and ridden by Doug Smith
1947 Yorkshire Cup at York NO ORCHIDS 8/1 owned and trained by Michael Everitt and ridden by Harry Blackshaw
1947 Great Northern Stakes at York TURKARIS 7/2 trained by Michael Everitt and ridden by Harry Blackshaw
1950-1952 Pat Donoghue
Patrick Joseph Donoghue, son of the legendary jockey Steve Donoghue, was born on 19th October 1910 and from an early age became apprentice to the Epsom trainer Stanley Wootton. He rode his first winner on Thursday 21st August 1924 at Bath when Nice One 100/7 won the Doddington Plate when Pat was just 13, having partnered the same horse in his very first ride at Salisbury on 8th July 1924. Within two years Patrick had won the early season Lincoln Handicap aboard King of Clubs 100/1, although the victory caused considerable controversy in the betting world.
|| Many punters had regularly bet on 'Donoghue's mount' in any race, but when Pat Donoghue rode the winner at 100/1, while Steve's mount Argeia finished last, the bookmakers refused to pay punters despite Donoghue's mount winning. Pat later also rode over jumps, winning the 1930 Imperial Cup at Sandown aboard Rubicon II. Pat first rode in the Epsom Derby in 1929, partnering NSB 50/1 for Lord Dewar, while his father Steve was aboard Gay Day 10/1 for Sir Victor Sassoon, but both were unplaced behind Trigo (SR 2019). The only other time he rode in the Epsom Derby was in 1933 when he was on Light Sussex 22/1 for Major C Behrens, while Steve partnered Lord Derby's Thrapston 25/1, but neither was a match for the brilliant Hyperion (SR 2248). Pat retired from race riding to join the training ranks, using a Pony Club Licence, in 1934, basing himself at Sandown Lodge, Epsom where he remained until 1938. In 1936 he won the most prestigious race in the Pony racing Calendar, the Northolt Derby with Ethelstone. His principal owner was the difficult to manage Miss Dorothy Paget, who owned a large number of racing ponies, so Pat relocated to Woodruff Stables on Headley Road in Epsom where there were more boxes. She owned Scottish Rifle which Pat guided to success in the 1939 Northolt Derby and Metropolitan Plate, but as the threat of War loomed Paget decided to dispose of her 37 ponies leaving Pat with a string of just 3, which was financially unviable. He decided to make a comeback as a jockey, but after the War he successfully applied for a full trainers licence and in 1950 took over at Warwick Lodge with a string of 14. He maintained that number the next year, while in 1952 it increased to 16. He found it difficult to train winners of any races other than Sellers, which Fair Wind won a number of times, but did win the Bayswater Plate at Redcar with Bishop of Auckland. Pat moved from Warwick Lodge at the end of the 1952 season. He died on 17th June 1980 aged 69.
1924 Doddington Plate at Bath NICE ONE 100/7 trained by Bartholomew and ridden by Pat Donoghue
1926 Lincoln Handicap at Lincoln KING OF CLUBS 100/1 owned and trained by Mr W J Bellerby and ridden by Pat Donoghue
1930 Imperial Cup at Sandown RUBICON II 100/7 owned by Victor Emanuel, trained by Duller and ridden by Pat Donoghue
1950 Baysdale Maiden Plate at Redcar BISHOP OF AUCKLAND 10/1 trained by Pat Donoghue and ridden by Joe Sime
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|1953-1979 & 1983-84 Harry Blackshaw
Harry Fawcus Blackshaw, born in County Durham on 4th September 1919, entered the world of racing as an apprentice to Dawson Waugh, and partnered his first winner, Waltrudis, in a seller at Sandown Park on 27th June 1936 when he was just 16. As the War loomed Blackshaw rode 63 Flat race winners between 1936 and 1939, while in 1938 when based at the Somerville Lodge, Newmarket Stables of Percy Waugh, Harry won the Danish Derby in June and the Swedish Derby in July on Lundtofte, defeating Pasha ridden by A Gordon in both races. In September 1939 he was recruited to the Army, serving in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps for 6 years. After the War he returned to his life as a jockey, notching up a further 43 wins, some in high profile races like the 1946 Great St Wilfrid at Ripon with Trimbush, the 1947 Yorkshire Cup at York and 1948 Ascot Stakes at Royal Ascot with No Orchids, and the 1948 Northumberland Plate at Newcastle with Pappatea. Although he continued to ride in the early 1950s his successes were over jumps where he rode 13 winners, the final one being Contraband at Ayr on 25th October 1952, but by then he had successfully launched his training career, moving into Warwick Lodge, Middleham in late 1952. Although Contraband's victory marked the end of his riding career, Harry did have one last hurrah at Catterick in May 1979 when he partnered White Wonder 14/1 in a race for northern trainers organised by Middleham trainer Steve Nesbitt which attracted a field of 20. His achievements as a trainer were numerically greater than those as a jockey, but a number were in selling races when opposing his neighbour and foe Ken Payne. He trained for 28 years before moving to France to support his son Martin. Blackshaw was replaced at Warwick Lodge in May 1980 by Graham Lockerbie, formerly Head Lad to Peter Easterby. however, he returned in 1983 and remained for until 1984. Harry died of cancer whilst in France on 8th June 1986 aged 66.
1938 Danish Derby LUNDTOFTE owned by Mr L Bang and V Hansen, trained by Percy Waugh and ridden by Harry Blackshaw
1938 Swedish Derby LUNDTOFTE owned by Mr L Bang and V Hansen, trained by Percy Waugh and ridden by Harry Blackshaw
1946 Great St Wilfrid Handicap at Ripon TRIMBUSH 7/1 owned by Mrs F Senior, trained by P Vasey and ridden by Harry Blackshaw
1947 Yorkshire Cup at York NO ORCHIDS 8/1 owned by V O Dyson, trained by Michael Everitt and ridden by Harry Blackshaw
1948 Ascot Stakes at Royal Ascot NO ORCHIDS 9/1 owned by V O Dyson, trained by Michael Everitt and ridden by Harry Blackshaw
1948 Northumberland Plate at Newcastle PAPPATEA 20/1 trained by George Boyd and ridden by Harry Blackshaw
|1980-1982 Graham Lockerbie
Graham Lockerbie, born in 1946, spent time in the stables of John Barclay, Scotland, and Arthur Stephenson, Bishop Auckland, and it was for Stephenson that he rode his first winner, Dashing White Sargeant on 7th June 1965 at Hexham. Lockerbie moved on to other northern stables, including Denys Smith and Frank Carr, but it was his move to Peter Easterby that benefitted him most from the experience. It was a golden period for Easterby with the likes of Night Nurse, Alverton and Sea Pigeon in his stable, landing the Champion Hurdle on 4 occasions, while Alverton was so unlucky in the Grand National. However, in 1980 Graham thought the time was right to launch his own training career, starting at Warwick Lodge, Middleham where he replaced Harry Blackshaw, and moving in 1983 to Malton.
1984-1986 David Moorhead
David Joseph Moorhead, born in Ireland on 24th February 1951, began his riding career as an amateur for Paddy Sleator and won the Irish Amateur Riders Championship, but after 5 years as an amateur he decided to turn professional. He was appointed stable jockey to Ken Oliver in Scotland, partnering his first UK winner at Ayr on 11th October 1971 aboard Tregarron and in the same week partnered Polar Prince to victory in the Percy Bewicke Cup Handicap Chase at Hexham. He enjoyed 5 seasons as a professional jockey, but retired after his ride at Market Rasen on 17th October 1975. In 1979 he successfully applied for a trainer's licence, training 12 horses at Tow Law in County Durham, but moved to Horle, Northumberland in 1982. When his two-year lease expired at Horle he transferred his string to Warwick Lodge, Middleham where he trained for a further 2 years before giving back his licence in 1986.
|1987-January 2016 George Moore
Devon born former jockey George Moore spent a year working in Devon for Billy Williams, father of present day trainer Ian Williams, as soon as he hung up his riding boots, but then made his way to Yorkshire to join the yard of Steve Nesbitt, his wife Myra and their daughter Carol, training at Newby Hall near Ripon in 1968. He continued to ride work for Steve and assisted him even when Steve transferred to Kingsley Park, Middleham in October 1977. He married Carol and the pair worked at Kingsley Park right up to the time of Steve's untimely death on 22nd January 1982, and when Steve's wife, and Carol's mother, Myra took over the licence for 2 years, the pair continued to support Myra. In November 1984 Myra decided to hand the licence over to son-in-law George, enabling him to launch his training career. In 1983 George Dawes and his wife Elaine had won £756,325.90 on Littlewoods pools and in due course George Dawes purchased Kingsley House, installing George Moore as trainer. Dawes and his wife formed a company called Victoryroll Ltd which enabled racing enthusiasts to rent a horse at the stable for £150 a week. One such horse was Newmarket Sausage which, in February 1985 was rented by Peter Caselli, and the combination provided George Moore with his first winner at Sedgefield in the Ryhope Novice Hurdle on Friday 8th February 1985. Moore must have believed the game was easy, because the very next day he landed his second winner in as many days when Excavator Expert won the Bridge Hotel Selling Hurdle at Catterick. In his first full season at Kingsley Park Moore trained a string of 29 horses, and in 1986 it increased to 33, but Dawes' business model was insecure and towards the end of 1986 he filed for bankruptcy, enabling Moore to move to nearby Warwick Lodge to train a string of 37 in his first year at his new stables, but leaving Kingsley Park empty until Mark Johnston made a successful offer for it in November 1988. George and Carol fully embraced their new life at Warwick Lodge which they leased until they were in a position to purchase it in 1993. At that time the estate included a three-bedroom house and a two-bedroom apartment for staff, but it was then expanded over the years to include 58 boxes, 3 horse walkers, a shed with stables incorporated, 3 paddocks and two outside rings. Very early on in his time at Warwick Lodge George captured some high-profile races, with Regal Reform being one of his stable stars. The horse won the 1989 Sea Pigeon Handicap and Phil Bull Trophy, fitting memorials to a great horse and a great racing man. However, one of the highlights of Moore's flat racing training career was winning the 1990 Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot with Regal Reform owned by Richard Wheeler and ridden by Dean McKeown. Showing his flexible skill as a trainer under both codes, the very next year Moore won the Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow with Good Profile, one of the most expensive horses he purchased for 60,000 guineas, but it repaid George and the owner quickly by winning the £25,000 showpiece. Although the race is still seen as a significant trial for the Triumph Hurdle at the Festival, George advised against Good Profile contesting that race which can often takes its toll on a young horse.
After training an initial string of 37, by 1990 it had increased to 51, and although it decreased to 39 some five years later, it then began a steady increase, 44 in 2000, and 50 in 2005. Between 1992 and 1995 the stable star was Highflying, which won the 1992 Henry IV Handicap at Newcastle, and the next year landed the Northumberland Plate, one of Moore's favourite races, but particularly poignant for wife Carol, as her dad Steve had been born and grew up in that neck of the woods. Two years later the horse continued its good form, winning the Tennent Trophy at Ayr and followed up in the Brown Jack Handicap at Ascot. Also, in 1992 and 1993 Moore trained High Alltitude, owned by B Batey and ridden by Nick Bentley, who notched up 6 victories, including 3 consecutive National Hunt Flat races, culminating in victory in 1993 in the Grade 2 Persian War Novices Hurdle at Chepstow. It was over a decade before Moore was to saddle another excellent horse in the form of Toldo, owned by J W Armstrong, which won the 2006 Northumberland Plate at 33/1 in the hands of Nelson De Sousa. In January 2016 George and Carol thought the time had come to retire from the training ranks which he had joined almost 3 decades before. The pair were a popular couple both on the racecourse and with their loyal band of owners.
1988 Glenlivet Anniversary Hurdle at Aintree ROYAL ILLUSION 9/1 owned by John Lishamn, trained by George Moore and ridden by Micky Hammond
1989 Sea Pigeon Handicap at Redcar REGAL REFORM 11/4 owned by Richard Wheeler, trained by George Moore and ridden by Dean McKeown
1989 Headland Properties Handicap at Newmarket REGAL REFORM 6/1 owned by Richard Wheeler, trained by George Moore and ridden by Dean McKeown
1989 Phil Bull Memorial Trophy Handicap at Pontefract REGAL REFORM 7/1 owned by Richard Wheeler, trained by George Moore and ridden by Dean McKeown
1990 Lymm Stakes at Haydock REGAL REFORM 11/4 owned by Richard Wheeler, trained by George Moore and ridden by Dean McKeown
1990 Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot REGAL REFORM 5/1 owned by Richard Wheeler, trained by George Moore and ridden by Dean McKeown
1991 Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow GOOD PROFILE 7/1 trained by George Moore and ridden by Lorcan Wyer
1992 Henry IV Handicap at Newcastle HIGHFLYING 10/1 owned by B Batey, trained by George Moore and ridden by Kieren Fallon
1992 White Lodge Novices Hurdle at Haydock HIGH ALLTITUDE 5/2 owned by B Batey, trained by George Moore, ridden by Nick Bentley
1992 Philip Cornes Novices Hurdle at Newcastle HIGH ALLTITUDE 9/4 owned by B Batey, trained by George Moore, ridden by Nick Bentley
1993 Persian War Grade 2 Novices Hurdle at Chepstow HIGH ALLTITUDE 11/4 owned by B Batey, trained by George Moore, ridden by Nick Bentley
1993 Levy Board Handicap at Ripon HIGHFLYING 4/7 fav owned by B Batey, trained by George Moore and ridden by James Tate
1993 Northumberland Plate Handicap at Newcastle HIGHFLYING 7/1 owned by B Batey, trained by George Moore and ridden by Joe Fanning
1995 Tennent Trophy Handicap at Ayr HIGHFLYING 9/4 owned by B Batey, trained by George Moore and ridden by James Tate
1995 Brown Jack Handicap at Ascot HIGHFLYING 11/2 co fav owned by B Batey, trained by George Moore and ridden by James Tate
2005 Garden Racecourse Handicap at Ripon TOLDO 9/2 owned by J W Armstrong, trained by George Moore and ridden by Shane Kelly
2005 Racing Manager of the Year Handicap at Doncaster TOLDO 33/1 owned by J W Armstrong, trained by George Moore and ridden by Shane Kelly
2006 Toni & David Eyles Handicap at Ascot TOLDO 12/1 owned by J W Armstrong, trained by George Moore and ridden by Nicky Mackay
2006 Northumberland Plate Handicap at Newcastle TOLDO 33/1 owned by J W Armstrong, trained by George Moore and ridden by Nelson De Sousa
July 2016-October 2021 Stef and Barry Keniry
Barry and Stef Keniry took over Warwick Lodge from George Moore in July 2016 and ran a pre-training and breaking yard before Stef successfully applied for a trainers licence, sending out Old Salt to win in July 2018. In 2019 'Horses in Training' recorded that she had 23 horses, while the next year it noted that there were 17 stabled at Warwick Lodge. Some of her best horses were Old Salt, Spirit of Sarwan, Love Your Work, Potenza, Cormier and Rose Bandit who all recorded wins, while in 2020 Macs Blessing and Oscar Ceremony won their fair share of races.
2018 188Bet Casino Handicap Chase at Market Rasen OLD SALT 11/10 fav owned and trained by Mrs Stef Keniry and ridden by Alain Cowley
2019 Betway Handicap Chase at Musselburgh OLD SALT evens fav owned by Adeem Kanji, trained by Stef Keniry and ridden by Alain Cowley
2019 Watch TV Handicap Chase at Musselburgh OLD SALT 5/2 owned by Adeem Kanji, trained by Stef Keniry and ridden by Alain Cowley
2019 Strathmore Hotels Handicap Chase at Cartmel OLD SALT 5/1 owned and trained by Mrs Stef Keniry and ridden by Henry Brooke
2020 Racing Post GoNorth Stables Open Day Handicap Chase at Musselburgh OSCAR CEREMONY 11/4 owned by Mrs Jenny Matthews, trained by Stef Keniry and ridden by Henry Brooke
2020 Betuk Handicap Chase at Newcastle OSCAR CEREMONY 4/1 owned by Mrs Jenny Matthews, trained by Stef Keniry and ridden by Henry Brooke
2020 Ayrshire Cancer Support Handicap at Ayr MACS BLESSING 3/1 owned and trained by Stef Keniry and ridden by Harrison Shaw
2020 QTS In The Community Handicap at Ayr MACS BLESSING 11/8 owned and trained by Stef Keniry and ridden by Harrison Shaw
|Top 5 Warwick Lodge Stable horses of all time
REGAL REFORM (1990 Queen Alexandra Stakes, 1989 Phil Bull Memorial)
NO ORCHIDS (1947 Yorkshire Cup)
HIGHFLYING (1993 Northumberland Plate, 1995 Brown Jack Handicap, Tennent Trophy)
TOLDO (2006 Northumberland Plate, 2005 Garden Racecourse Handicap)
JOHN JACKETT (1919 Victory Hurdle, Jubilee Hurdle)
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