Celebrate the start of the Flat season with The British Racing Club!
Our partner The British Racing Club have horses in training throughout the year over Jumps and on the Flat, as well as having a creative and informative website with daily news, stories and regular updates from their trainers and racing journalists. By either using your phone, tablet or PC or actually being with them at the races, you will have the same exclusive access to their trainer’s thoughts and race plans.
The idea being that whether you’re in the office, on the train, at university or simply in your armchair at home, you can be in touch and involved in the Club.
With membership at just £25 a month, if you join before Sunday 30th April to celebrate the start of the Flat season, you will be entered into a draw for a pair of Premier Enclosure tickets to The QIPCO 2000 Guineas next weekend*!! AND you will also earn yourself £25 in Rewards4Racing points! A win win win!
What people are saying about the BRC;
"I have been a racing fan all my life and the BRC allows me access to places and people that I otherwise would never be allowed into, the day out we had at Musselburgh when Superior Command won was one of the best days ever. I got to meet people like Peter Scudamore, Lucinda Russell, Derek Fox the jockey and Rupert the BRC organiser, all these people were brilliant and chatted away to us, I also got to meet other club members and made new friends through the club. I would strongly recommend the BRC (and I have done) to anyone who would like to become a member of a racing club without a massive cash outlay then this is the one." - Club Member Andy Stewart
Flat Racing Update
We are very excited to confirm that the latest Flat recruit to the British Racing Club has arrived and will be trained by Richard Hughes in Lambourn. She is a two year old filly by the Group 1 winning sire Lawman out of the mare Chervil! A winner over a 1m to 1m 2f at 2 and 3 years including the Prix Jean Prat, Prix Du Jockey Club and Prix De Guiche. He is the sire of several black type winners including Harbour Law, Marcel, Just The Judge & Law Enforcement. Chervil is the daughter of Dansili the Group 1 mile specialist and an emerging sire of sires and Nashmeel the group winning mare and dam of three black type winners including Light Jig.
It looks like we may have three horses racing under the Jumps banner this summer with Emma Lavelle, Philip Hobbs and Harry Whittington intent on keeping their charges going through the spring and into Summer. Demographic will stay hurdling; Salto Chisco will also stick hurdling whilst Shambougg will try Chasing. So with our National Hunt horses reluctant to have a holiday and our Flat horses getting ready for action it looks like it is going to be a busy couple of months.
The Grand National
The Randox Health 2017 Grand National was a fantastic renewal made all the more exciting because it was won by Lucinda Russell, one of our Club trainers who had been talking up One for Arthurs’chances for weeks!
Another of our two year old filly’s, Hope and Glory, who is trained by Tom Dascombe in Cheshire will be making her debut on the 9th of May at Leicester. She was unnamed when she joined our team and with the help of our members, Hope and Glory was chosen.
Spare Parts, a 3 year old gelding trained by Charlie Hills in Lambourn has run three times and has now earned himself a handicap mark off 55. He is currently enjoying some Spring sunshine. Finally we have a really lovely athletic type, a Rip Van Winkle filly, who will go into training with Ed Vaughan in Newmarket shortly.
National Hunt Leading Trainer
Emma Lavelle became our leading trainer this month after Demographic stormed to victory at Wincanton. This brought Demographic’s track record for the Club to two firsts and a second since November (he also squeezed in a 10 week holiday). It was a brilliant day with lots of BRC members there to support him in the Spring sunshine. His midseason break means that hopefully he will be racing through the Spring and Summer months. He looks at home on the racecourse and has a great attitude, meaning we could be in for a lot of fun.
It’s not a proper Grand National without a Sweepstake and the Club’s was a huge success, with Jules Humphreys from Berkshire winning a Club Cap and a bottle of Mumm Champagne. Here is Lucinda Russell and Derek Fox in the winner’s enclosure at Musselburgh with our very own Superior Command.
*Winner will be drawn on Sunday 30th April and contacted directly by The British Racing Club. Two Premier Enclosure tickets for The QIPCO 2000 Guineas will be posted directly to the winner by first class mail and are non transferrable and non refundable.