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Formerly a moderately successful National Hunt jockey, initially with Martin Pipe, whom he joined straight from school and later with Ron Hodges, who provided him with the majority of his winners, Tom Dascombe served his apprenticeship as assistant trainer to Ralph Beckett and Mike De Kock.
In 2005, Dascombe took out a training licence in his own right and founded Oneway Racing in Lambourn, Berkshire. In four years running his own business, he gradually increased his seasonal tally from 10 winners in his first full season to 58 winners in his fourth, with highlights including Group Two victories with Classic Blade in the July Stakes and Ole Ole in the Superlative Stakes on consecutive days of the Newmarket July Meeting in 2008.
Unsurprisingly, his early success did no go unnoticed and, in 2009, Dascombe was invited by his now partners Michael Owen and Andrew Black to take charge of Manor House Stables in Hampton, near Malpas, Cheshire. Further success followed, with Royal Ascot victories for Rhythm Of Light in the Sandringham Handicap in 2011 and Ceiling Kitty in the Queen Mary Stakes in 2012 and a first Group One victory with Brown Panther, owned by his partners, in the Irish St. Leger at The Curragh in 2014. In 2018, Dascombe chalked up 77 winners in Britain, just two short of his previous seasonal best, achieved in 2012, but enjoyed far and away his most profitable year so far, with just over £1 million in total earnings.