The British Racing Club are racing partners of Rewards4Racing. They currently have 10 horses in training across the country, 4 on the flat and 6 over the jumps. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the thrill of racehorse ownership for just £25 a month.
Exclusive Stable Tours
Not only are there almost weekly opportunities to go Racing as an Owner with the Club but there are also Exclusive Stable Tours to all the yards that have a British Racing Club horse. These visits are well organised, informative and friendly ways to meet the trainer and his team, as well as all their horses. The Club will be visiting Grand National winning trainer Lucinda Russell on Saturday 7th October. All club members are welcome!
Stable Tour confirmed for Oliver Sherwood’s Rhonehurst Stables in Lambourn on Saturday 4th November.
Website and Newsletters
A regular newsletter keeps you up to date with how the horses are working and when they are running. The trainers take photos and make video updates of how the horses are coming along. If you can't make the races, video diaries of the conversation with the trainer and jockey before and after the race keep you in the know as to how your horse has run so you can feel involved even if you can't make the races on the day.
Better still when you sign up with The British Racing Club, you collect £25 in points, so essentially your first month is FREE! More information about the horses can be found below.
Introducing a new face!
6 year old. Alflora — Vixen Run (Presenting)
We are very excited to introduce our latest recruit for the season ahead. She's a lovely big upstanding mare with good movement and pace. She is in training with Martin Hill in Totnes. She is from the family of The Phair Crier, Minella Storm, Minella Man, and Derintoher Yank and many other useful sorts. Alflora has proved to be one of the best stallions to ever stand in the UK with hundreds of jump winning progeny including Wishful Thinking, What a Friend, Farmer Jack and Wayward Prince. This mare is making a belated start to her racing career through no fault of her own. Trainer Martin Hill said: ’ Dora ,as we call her, has not put a foot wrong since joining our team . She is a nice, tall, scopey individual, who has proved to be willing and straight forward and has been pleasing us in her work very much as her training has progressed. She is a real jumper in the making and a joy to train’. Audora finished 8th on her racecourse debut at Stratford on 2nd October.
Success story of the month!
Salto Chisco overcame trouble to score for the 2nd time this season this time at Newton Abbot. He was dropped in and travelled nicely under jockey Harry Bannister, jumping more tidily than he did when last seen at Ffos Las. As the race developed he made good progress to close in on the long-time leader Berry De Carjac. He challenged the leader up the inside at the 2nd last but got hampered. Harry switched him out coming to the last, Salto produced a great leap and went on to win by ½ a length. He is now 3 from 9 for the yard and will continue to be competitive going forwards. Fakenham beckons possibly in the near future, he ran and won over fences there last October.
Stuart Redding has reviewed the race: “We’re back in the winners’ enclosure after another win from good old Salto Chisco. He certainly didn’t mind these black hurdles as he jumped smoothly at the back of the pack and came through to deny the in form favourite Berry De Carjac by half a length. The handicapper can’t put him up too much and the versatile gelding has the option of returning to fences so we should be able to find him another race or two before the ground gets too soft”.
Lots of members made the trip to Newton Abbot to support Salto Chisco. Every time a Club horse runs we have a ticket ballot for free Owner's badges which includes free admission into the racecourse and entry into the parade ring (and in this case the winner’s enclosure), free lunch vouchers usually in the Owner’s and Trainer’s restaurant/bar and of course as an owner you will meet the trainer or their representative and jockey before and after the race. There are plenty of opportunities to go racing with the Club and a lot of the time an opportunity to bring along a free guest. As of yet everybody who has wanted an Owner’s badge has been able to have one.
Upcoming Stable Visit
We are visiting 2016 Grand National winning trainer Lucinda Russell at her yard Arlary House Stables on Saturday 7th October. There is racing at Kelso on the Sunday with a suitable race for Superior Command, why not make a weekend of it?
Lucinda says “Saturdays are exciting days and by the 7th we should have some good ones working”. All British Racing Club members are welcome and there is still time to put your name down to come.
Stable Tour schedule:
10:30am – Arrival and Tea, coffee and snacks.
11am – On to the gallops to watch Superior Command amongst others on their morning routines.
12pm: Back at the yard, a debrief from Lucinda and Scu, a chance to meet the horses.
Address: Arlary House, Milnathort, Kinross, KY13 9SJ
Our Trainers send regular updates, photo and videos of our horses. Lucinda Russell made this video with Club horse Superior Command last week. Please have a watch – https://vimeo.com/235019178
A comment from a club member from our last stable visit to Emma Lavelle.
"Thank you very much for the stable visit today. I think there were a few people there today who are very used to such visits. However to us it was a really exciting opportunity. It was really nice to meet Emma and Barry, and aren't they great hosts. Nothing seemed too much trouble. And great coffee too!" Club member Mark Ford.