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Tom Dascombe: Coach sent stable stars Felix Natalis and Misty Gray to run in Dubai
By Andrew Dietz
Tom Dascombe has suffered the blow of losing his Lambourn yard’s most promising horse after Felix Natalis was fatally injured in a track accident in Dubai on Tuesday.
The three-year-old colt, who won three races last season including a €100,000 sell-out race at Naas in September, finished second on his Meydan debut this month and was preparing for the Dubai Trophy on February 10.
Dascombe said: “Very sadly Ross Atkinson who went out there to look after him for me fell off him on the way back from the practice track and the horse galloped off and ended up broke his leg and had to be shot.
“The owners, who have been absolutely brilliant all the way, are obviously devastated. It’s such a shame to lose a horse, but to lose your most progressive and progressing horse, you tell yourself when things can’t make it worse, unfortunately they do. We are all gutted.
Dascombe resettles in Lambourn following his separated from the stables of Michael Owen’s mansion in Cheshire after more than 12 years together. Felix Natalis, owned by The Sleeve It Ltd, who was in Dubai with fellow stable star Misty Grey, provided Dascombe with his first winner since joining Uplands Stables when he scored at Newbury in June.
“It was an emotional win for me,” Dascombe said. “He also won the big race in Ireland and got me going again. Losing him is just heartbreaking.”
Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
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Felix Natalis won the €100.00 Goffs Sportsman’s Challenge at Naas in September
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The Group 1-winning trainer left with just three horses when he returned to Lambourn in April and after growing his team to 35 he is expanding by renting nearby Frenchmans Lodge, from where Harry Dunlop moved trained until he gave up his license.
“I have a lease on Uplands and I’ll keep it because the pool is fantastic and we’re going to take the other yard and keep going,” Dascombe said.
“I have just signed the contract and we are moving in on February 1 and there will be plenty of accommodation for the horses as we are going to have 60 stables. It will also give me the opportunity to accommodate our staff, which is extremely important as the company accommodation is so rare in Lambourn.”
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FIRST PUBLICATION AT 1:00 PM, JANUARY 19, 2023
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