Racing: Cheesbrough forced to give up training

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Peter Cheesbrough yesterday announced that he is likely to give up training at the end of the jumps season. He took over the licence at Crawleas stable in Bishop Auckland after the death of his uncle, the legendary trainer Arthur Stephenson, in December, 1992.

Cheesbrough, who combines training with farming, said: "It's got to the stage where the farming side is going through a bad patch as well and can't subsidise the horses. I'll have some runners at Newcastle on Monday and probably continue until the end of the season."

Cheesbrough sent out 30 winners during the 1992/93 season but lost many of his best horses - including One Man - at an end-of-season dispersal sale and never matched that tally.

After recording 27 successes in 1993/94 his totals decreased to eight in 1994/95, four in 1995/96 and five last term. He has saddled only two winners this season, the last coming when Majority Major scored at Market Rasen in December.

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