What the Budget Means for Racing - 2014

Osborne 2
Posted in 2014 Posts; Posted 8 years ago
British Racing received a major boost in Chancellor George Osborne’s 2014 Budget Statement, with significant commitments from the Government for long overdue and fundamental reforms to the financing of the sport.

Racecourse Developments - April 2014

Newmarket Frankel Room View
Posted in 2014 Posts; Posted 8 years ago
Racegoers attending the Guineas meeting at the Rowley Mile can take the opportunity to savour the atmosphere from The Frankel Lounge (formerly the Paddock Bar) which has prime views across the parade ring. As well as the superb location, racegoers can relive the Frankel story through photos, memorabilia and brand new interactive touchscreen sponsored by Juddmonte Farms, which features video footage of all Frankel’s races and interviews from those closest to the superstar.

A Grand Royal Day Out For Clouds Rest's Owners

Clouds Rest and Fahey 2
Posted in 2014 Posts; Posted 8 years ago
Our little superstar Clouds Rest gave her owners a day out to remember on Wednesday 18 June. The 'Pocket Rocket', or 'Malton Midget' as the Racing Post dubbed her in their race preview, took on the fastest fillies from Britain, Ireland and America in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot. As always she pinged out of the stalls and gave everyone a real thrill as her white face showed up at the head of the field for the first three furlongs. Even when the field came past her she found a bit more, until Paul Hanagan accepted defeat and wisely eased down in the final furlong. She did herself and all her owners proud! 

Interview with Olly Stevens

Olly Stevens
Posted in 2014 Posts; Posted 8 years ago
Olly is one of Britain’s most talented young trainers. With the backing of Sheikh Fahad he looks destined for the top. Here he gives a fascinating interview exclusively to The Racegoers Club...

Plumpton Upgrades Parade Ring

Plumpton parade ring
Posted in 2013 Posts; Posted 8 years ago
This summer Plumpton Racecourse is undertaking work to upgrade the parade ring, winners enclosure and main entrance, which will be unveiled on Sunday 22 September, the start of Plumpton’s new season. Improvements include:    

Rancho Montoya Makes Promising Debut

Rancho Kempton cropped
Posted in 2013 Posts; Posted 8 years ago
Rancho Montoya has been a bit of a diva at Andrew Balding’s yard. She will only work on the treadmill and has to be boxed to the gallops! However there was no sign of these antics when she made her debut at Kempton on 19 June. Badly in need of the run, she ran a great race to finish fourth. Members cheered her on from their very own viewing box. With improvement to come, she has a bright future and is declared to run at Kempton on 6 August.