Hugo Palmer

Welcome to our trainer profile of Michael Owen’s Trainer Hugo Palmer.

Scotland-born Hugo Palmer is a British thoroughbred racehorse trainer who works for Michael Owen and trains horses at their Manor House Stables in Chester, Cheshire.

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About Hugo Palmer

Hugo Palmer was born in December 1980.

Hugo Palmer’s main Occupation is as a Racehorse Trainer.

Hugo Palmer grew up in the Scottish Borders and learnt to ride at a young age.

He went to work for the Queen’s private trainer Lord Huntingdon at West Ilsley (now the base of Mick Channon).

Hugo was granted a licence to train in 2011 starting out with just 11 inexpensive horses that he syndicated.

The first horse to arrive in the yard was MAKING EYES and she became the stable’s first stakes winner in 2012 winning a Listed race in France.

Where does Hugo Palmer train?

Hugo Palmer currently operates out of Manor House Stables situated in Cheshire, England.

Manor House Stables is owned by footballer Michael Owen and is the top-rated UK thoroughbred horse racing establishment.

Does Michael Owen still own horses?

Michael Owen owns a dozen horses with his best racehorse being Flaming Rib (jointly owned by James Dooley and Tom Dolan).

The former England striker has his own racing yard called Manor House Stables and recently announced a new partnership with trainer Hugo Palmer after a shock split from Tom Dascombe.

Is Hugo Palmer a good trainer?

Hugo Palmer’s strike rate is great and has established himself as one of the country’s leading horse racing trainers.

Classic-winning trainer Hugo Palmer has had many successes in Group One races and voted in the top 5 thoroughbred horse racing trainers in the UK.

Hugo Palmer Runners Today

Here are all Hugo Palmer’s horses running today and future entries.

15:40 29th May 23Leicester1m 3f 179yC4Double ObanR Coakley
15:50 30th May 23Redcar1m 2f 1yC5Nakano (IRE)Oisin Murphy
18:50 1st Jun 23Carlisle1m 1fC6AcclaimerUnknown Jockey
19:25 1st Jun 23Carlisle1m 1fC5Eloped (FR)Unknown Jockey
13:40 2nd Jun 23Carlisle5fC3The Bitter Moose (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:00 2nd Jun 23Epsom Downs6f 3yC2Balon D'orJames Doyle
14:50 2nd Jun 23Carlisle5f 182yC6Pub ClubUnknown Jockey
15:25 2nd Jun 23Carlisle7f 173yC5Kristal Klear (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:35 2nd Jun 23Chepstow1m 2fC5Nakano (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:35 2nd Jun 23Chepstow1m 2fC5ZivaniyaUnknown Jockey
16:15 2nd Jun 23Chepstow1m 2fC5Eloped (FR)Unknown Jockey
19:15 2nd Jun 23Doncaster1m 3f 197yC5ChronographUnknown Jockey
20:15 2nd Jun 23Doncaster1m 3f 197yC5ZivaniyaUnknown Jockey
20:15 2nd Jun 23Doncaster1m 3f 197yC5Double ObanUnknown Jockey
16:20 22nd Jun 23Ascot2m 3f 210yC1Rajinsky (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:20 23rd Jun 23Ascot7f 213yC1Stenton Glider (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:20 24th Jun 23Ascot6fC1Flaming Rib (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:20 24th Jun 23Ascot6fC1Brad The BriefUnknown Jockey
17:00 24th Jun 23Ascot6fC2Flaming Rib (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:30 1st Jul 23Newcastle2m 56yC2Rajinsky (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:30 1st Jul 23Newcastle2m 56yC2Solent Gateway (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:30 1st Jul 23Newcastle2m 56yC2ZoffeeUnknown Jockey
16:10 15th Jul 23Newmarket6fC1Brad The BriefUnknown Jockey
16:10 15th Jul 23Newmarket6fC1Flaming Rib (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:30 22nd Jul 23Newbury5f 34yC2Golden Trick (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:25 24th Aug 23York6fC2Hackman (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:25 24th Aug 23York6fC2Grey CubanUnknown Jockey
14:25 24th Aug 23York6fC2It's Not RiskyUnknown Jockey
14:25 24th Aug 23York6fC2Caraway Girl (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:25 24th Aug 23York6fC2Master Franca (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:25 24th Aug 23York6fC2Kindest Nation (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:45 26th Aug 23Newmarket6fC2Golden Trick (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Grey CubanUnknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Master Franca (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Golden Trick (IRE)Unknown Jockey
15:21 7th Oct 23Redcar5f 217yC1Balon D'orUnknown Jockey

Many punters are regularly searching for “Hugo Palmer runners today” due to the yard being voted in the top in-form trainers for May 2023.

Hugo Palmer Recent Form

Here are all of Hugo Palmer’s horses’ recent form guides from the latest runners and riders.

Who is Hugo Palmer’s wife?

Hugo Palmer’s wife’s maiden name is Vanessa Webb and now married to become Vanessa Palmer.

Behind every successful man is a strong woman

I personally had the pleasure of spending a full afternoon with Vanessa who has worked in the banking industry and is a very astute businesswoman.

Vanessa Palmer is a big part of Hugo’s success as supports him in his training career and a wonderful woman who is the mother of his two kids.


Hugo Palmer is one of the top young trainers in the UK.

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As the Founder of British Racecourses, I have a life-long passion for horse racing and have loved the sport as long as I can remember. I am also a keen racehorse owner and have worked in the gambling industry for several years. I set up British Racecourses with the desire to share my passion for racing with other like-minded people.