Forthcoming events

  • Wed
    04
    Sep
    2019
    Time: 09:30amOld Malthouse Stables, Upper Lambourn, RG17 8RG

    Update 4th August 2019: We have received a high number of bookings for this stable visit. As a result, this stable visit is now fully booked.

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be Visit Jamie Osborne and his team on Wednesday, 4th September. The stable visit will start at 09:30am.
    The visit will include both Jamie’s training yards where he stables 2 and 3 year olds as well as some older horses, and hopefully a visit to gallops.

    The stable’s most prominent success was Toast of New York (now retired) who won the UAE Derby in Dubai before racing in America. Jamie is well known for his outspoken (and sometimes controversial) views, so this promises to be an entertaining visit. We may even meet Bobby, his infamous whippet!

    Brunch at The Plough, Eastbury RG17 7JN has been booked for those who wish to stay at a cost of £12 a head. Visit limited to c.40 people.

  • Mon
    23
    Sep
    2019
    Time: 10amHerridge Racing Stables, Collingbourne Ducks, SN8 3EG

    Update 30th July 2019: This stable visit is now fully booked.

    We have been very fortunate to secure a WBRC visit to Richard Hannon’s & his team.

    Richard needs no introduction as a top-class flat trainer. A stellar first season in 2014 saw him crowned Champion Trainer with the victories of Night of Thunder in the 2,000 Guineas and Toronado in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. He backed up the following year with victories from Pethers Moon in the Coronation Cup and Night of Thunder in the Lockinge.

    Having had five years in the job, he has managed to gain Group 1 success every season, with Billesdon Brook gaining a second Classic success in 2018 and Barney Roy taking victory in the St James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot followed by a short head second in the Coral Eclipse.

    This visit is limited to some 25 members. Applications will be treated on a first come, first served basis.

    A light breakfast will be provided at the start of the visit so it is important that members arrive promptly and meet together in the car park.

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019
    Time: 8pmNewbury Racecourse

    Our National Hunt preview evening will be held on Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 at 8pm. Doors open at 7:15pm.

    Venue: Newbury Racecourse

    On the Panel: Charlie Longsdon. More panelist’s will be announced shortly.

  • Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019
    Start: 10amWellingborough, NN8 4BX

    We are delighted to have been invited to visit the offices of Weatherbys for an overview of their various roles within the thoroughbred industry. We will be given a wonderful chance to see behind the scenes of this historic business as well as attend a number of presentations in their conference room. Refreshments on arrival, as well as a free buffet lunch will be provided.

    There is no restriction on numbers so please invite friends and non-members who might be interested in such an opportunity.

    Full details can be found in July/August newsletter.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019
    Time: 19:30pmWalwyn Hall, Lambourn

    The West Berkshire Racing Club's Christmas Social will take place on Saturday, 07th December 2019.

    Our Christmas social and dinner will take its usual form of a sit down dinner, guest speaker, raffle in aid of IJF and light hearted quizzes.

    Venue: Walwyn Hall, Lambourn