Micky Hammond Racing

Micky Hammond Racing

One of the north's premier horse racing trainers, based at Oakwood Stables, in the town of Middleham, Wensleydale. Micky trains for both the flat and national hunt races.

Oakwood stables is one of 15 training establishments in the Middleham. The main yard has 45 spacious boxes together with a five-horse walker and sand pen. They also have their own horseboxes and access to a large nearby paddock.

They have over 70 horses in training and have taken some extra stabling at Sharp Hill Farm, which is around half a mile from Oakwood on the other side of the village. The new accommodation consists of an additional sixteen boxes plus a refurbished barn and has easy access to the Low Moor gallops.

Horses are exercised each morning up on the moor, which has been associated with the training of racehorses for over 250 years.

The High Moor boasts a mile and a quarter all-weather gallop and turf gallops while the Low Moor has two slightly uphill polytrack gallops, one of three furlongs and one of seven furlongs. Also on the Low Moor is a jumps schooling ground where horses can be gently introduced to tackling obstacles.

The web site includes information on Micky's training regime, together with details of his team, horses for sale and their various racing clubs, which include:

  • Maybe The Last Time - Their flagship racing club
  • Oakwood Minions
  • Micky Hammond Owners' Group
  • The Rat Pack - Full at the time we last checked