Grand National-winning trainer Dr Richard Newland will join forces with Jamie Insole later in the year to form a dual-purpose training operation.
Newland tasted Aintree glory with Pineau De Re in 2014, while he also has a Cheltenham Festival winner on his CV thanks to the 2007 Coral Cup success of Burntoakboy.
And having trained over 500 winners over jumps, he is keen to expand his Worcestershire-based set-up to incorporate more runners on the Flat, which sees Insole joining Newland on the licence at Urloxhey Stables in December.
“We have trained just short of 600 National Hunt winners and I’m very excited about becoming a dual-purpose yard,” said Newland.
“We have outstanding facilities for training Flat horses and Jamie brings a huge amount of Flat experience and knowledge to our team.
“While we’ll be continuing with our successful jumps string, this is an an exciting initiative and I’m really looking forward to purchasing some yearlings, attracting some new owners and seeing our horses running on the Flat next summer.”
Insole brings plenty of experience to the table and having previously served as assistant trainer to Charlie Hills, he will join the yard from the end of August before officially being added to the licence later in the year upon completion of his trainer modules.
He said: “I’m excited to establish a Flat training operation within a National Hunt yard, enabling me to imprint my vision from the outset.
“My primary aims revolve around cultivating a premier dual-purpose yard that sets the bar for excellence in the country. By fostering an environment that nurtures and develops high-calibre horses on both the Flat and over jumps, we aim to attract prominent owners and ensure a gratifying racehorse ownership experience for all involved.”