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, racing author Tony Linnett and ITV duo Jason Weaver & Luke Harvey. 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.
Recent Zoom Events
Cheltenham memories call with Philip Hobbs, Richard Johnson and Jamie Snowden. It was a fantastic hour of fun with the three of them reminiscing on Festivals gone by, given us updates on some of our favourite horses and talking about their hopes for this year's Festival. You can watch the chat on our YouTube page here.
Cheltenham card run through with Colin Brown and Simon Holt. Colin Brown and legendary racing commentator Simon Holt spoke us through the big races at the 2021 Festival, highlighting some of their fancies and picks for the week.
Double Trouble: Jason Weaver & Luke Harvey
Our January zoom event saw ITV Racing and Sky Sports Racing duo Jason Weaver & Luke Harvey join forces for an hour of racing stories and banter hosted by Colin Brown. Jason and Luke shared their favourite memories from the weighing room, the story of how they got into racing and how they adapted to life in the broadcasting world. For more information on this event head to the 'News' section of the RGC website. You can watch the full chat on our YouTube page by clicking here.
Our Desert Orchid Tribute Night
Our Desert Orchid tribute night 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.