Virtual Events

Virtual Events

When Covid restrictions stopped us from visiting the racecourses in person the Club arranged regular virtual events for members to enjoy.  The Zoom calls with racing personalities proved popular with members and even though spectators are now back racing, we are continuing to organise them. 

So far members have enjoyed calls with trainer Richard Fahey; trainer Ed Walker; trainer and jockey team Dan and Harry Skelton; trainer Oliver Sherwood and Sky Sports presenter Josh Apiafi; Racing Post journalist Lee Mottershead; racing author Tony Linnett; a Desert Orchid Tribute call with David Elsworth, Richard Dunwoody, Simon Sherwood, Janice Coyle, Richard Linley and Colin Brown; a King George IV preview with Simon Holt and Richard Dunwoody; a pre-Cheltenham Festival call with Philip Hobbs, Richard Johnson and Jamie Snowden; a Cheltenham Festival card run-through with Simon Holt; banter with ITV duo Jason Weaver and Luke Harvey and a pre-Grand National call with winning jockey turned journalist Marcus Armytage with his great friend trainer Richard Phillips. You can watch these chats on our YouTube page here. 

Our Next Event

Our next virtual event will be confirmed soon. To make sure you're up to date with the latest Club news make sure we have your email address. You can let us know by emailing the team today. 


Member Feedback

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."

We will include details of upcoming Zoom calls in our monthly newsletter and emails.