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    Seven Towers
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    It’s been announced that Hughes is moving to Lambourn after only a few weeks training. What’s happened there then?

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    steeplechasing
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    Seems very odd. He said he’d had his eye on the yard he’s in for years. I can only imagine he’s had a pretty rapid fall out with the owner Ken Cunningham-Brown. I wonder if Malcolm Denmark still owns Weathercock House?

    Reading about Hughesie since he started training, I get the impression it’s come as something of a culture shock – the last thing it should be, but he seems determined to do his best and buy the best and employ the best. He’ll be haemorrhaging cash, that’s for sure. Maybe he’s quickly realised that unless you have serious money behind you, you simply can’t pursue your ‘principles’. Not in this business.

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    Bobby Bluebell
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    I believe Malcolm Denmark continues to own Weathercock Farm.

    Maybe Hughes is moving there because he has the option to purchase the yard where that option may not have been available at Ken Cunningham Brown’s yard.

    The pull of being an owner rather than a renter may have been the reason behind the move.

    Obviously location, facilities and value for money would have been other issues but I wouldn’t think it was anything sinister rather opportunity and options.

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    DiamondGeezer
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    Mark Pitman trains his string ( six horses ?) at Weathercock House so probably does belong to Denmark.

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    I believe Malcolm Denmark continues to own Weathercock Farm.

    Maybe Hughes is moving there because he has the option to purchase the yard where that option may not have been available at Ken Cunningham Brown’s yard.

    The pull of being an owner rather than a renter may have been the reason behind the move.

    Obviously location, facilities and value for money would have been other issues but I wouldn’t think it was anything sinister rather opportunity and options.

    In one of his RP columns, Hughes stated that he preferred to rent rather than buy a yard as he didn’t want to commit all his cash to property unless and until he was established as a trainer.
    Seems odd that he is on the move so quickly after either he and/or Cunningham Brown spent money doing up Danebury. My money is on some sort of bust up.

    It also seemed odd that Hughes recently referred to having to buy all the tack and how expensive it was. This is obviously needed before you can train.

    As to whether he makes it or not I’d rather wait and see. At the moment he is running rejects and cast offs. Proof of his ability to train will be when his 2 year olds and anything he bought at the HIT sales hit the tracks.

    Weathercock House is owned by advertising mogul Malcolm Denmark who bought it from Jenny Pitman. Denmark had been keeping a few of his pre-trainers there until they were joined by the return of Mark Pitman’s small string recently. In today’s RP Denmark welcomes Hughes and promotes Lambourn’s facilities but states he is a jumps owner who keeps a few for the flat. Doesn’t strike me as the easiest to get along with as Pitman, Llewellyn and Greatrex have all come and gone as his trainer.

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    Gingertipster
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    Sad news, would’ve liked Stockbridge to return to its glory days.

    I know Cunningham-Brown fell out with Mick Channon, who then asked their neighbour whether he could start training from their land instead.

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    Nathan Hughes
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    I once caught Richard Hughes falling out with his shadow….. :unsure:

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    David Pipe didn`t seem to suit Mr Denmark either. He had quite a few there for a while including Buddy Bolero. Most seem to have been moved on to Tony Martin in Ireland last season.

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    Gingertipster
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    Nice to see Hughsie off the mark. :yes:

    value is everything
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    Nathan Hughes
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    Yeah, plenty more to come, hopefully..

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