With Covid-19 restrictions stopping us from visiting the racecourses in person the Club has been arranging a range of virtual events for members to enjoy.
So far members have enjoyed Zoom calls with multiple Group 1 winning trainer Richard Fahey, Cheltenham Festival winning trainer Dan Skelton and Grand National winning trainer Oliver Sherwood. Away from the training ranks we have also heard from award winning Racing Post journalist Lee Mottershead and racing author Tony Linnett. You can watch these chats on our YouTube page here.
Our Next Event
Our next zoom event is with ITV & Sky Sports racing presenter Luke Harvey. Hosted by Colin Brown the evening will give Club members the opportunity to hear about Luke's TV work as well as his previous career as a jockey. The zoom will take place on Tuesday 26th January at 3pm, if you're a Club member and would like to get involved please email us here.
Our Latest Event
Our most recent virtual event was a Desert Orchid tribute night. This event gave Racegoers Club members a unique opportunity to listen to 'Team Dessie' share their favourite memories of the legendary grey, from his early runs to his iconic wins at Cheltenham and Kempton Park. The panel consisted of Dessie's trainer David Elsworth, his jockeys Colin Brown, Richard Linely, Simon Sherwood and Richard Dunwoody and Dessie's right hand woman Janice Coyle. You can watch the whole thing on our YouTube page here.
Pat: "Thank you for organising tonight's Zoom, so many great memories. This was definitely the most enjoyable Zoom I've been a part of!"
Rachel: "I really enjoyed the evening, and had a smile on my face for the whole 90 minutes! I totally forgot the cares of the outside world for this precious evening."
Tony: "That was great fun, I think the Dessie team enjoyed it as much as we did, there are so many wonderful memories associated with Dessie."
Whilst we can't make it to the racecourse the Club will be hosting lots more virtual events with racing personalities, information about these calls will be shared with members via the monthly newsletters and the quarterly magazines.