Wed10Jan20189:30 amMorestead Stables, Winchester
The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Chris Gordon and his team on Wednesday, 10th January 2018 at 09:30am.
The application form will be available in December's newsletter.
Chris Gordon's address is: Gordon Racing; Morestead Stables; Morestead Road; Winchester; Hants; SO21 1JD.
Tue16Jan20189:30 amBonita Stables, Ogbourne Maizey
We'll be visiting Emma Lavelle and her team on Tuesday, 16th December 2018 at 9:30am. This is the re-arranged visit from December 2017.
After the visit, we'll be having brunch at Silks on the Downs.
If you have already booked on this stable visit, please email Rob Watson, indicating wheather you're able to make the new date. If you're unable to make the new date, a full refund will be given.
If you're not booked on the stable visit and you wish to go, please contact Rob Watson.
Rob's email address can be found in the latest newsletter.
Sat27Jan20187:45 amKim Bailey and Cheltenham Racecourse
Our annual visit to the Cheltenham Festival Trials meeting coupled with a local stable visit has proved a popular event in previous years. This year we are visiting Kim Bailey, at his stables at Thorndale Farm, Andoversford near Cheltenham.
The coach will depart from Newbury Racecourse (car park 4) at 07:45am for the stable visit. We will leave Kim's stable for Cheltenham in good time for the first race. (First Race is at 12:40pm). Last race is at 16:35pm.
- Coach & stable visit - £23
- Coach, stable visit & discounted race admission ticket - £49 (admission ticket priced at £35 on the day)
This trip is dependant on there being sufficient uptake to make it finanically viable.
If any members wish to make their way independently tp Kim Bailey's stable to join the visit, they should contact Rob Watson.
Booking form is available in the December's newsletter.
Update 23/01/2018 - The quiz night has been postponed until further notice. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Mon26Feb20189:00 amWarren Chase Stables, Wilmcote, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 9XG
The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Olly Murphy and his team on Monday, 26th February 2018 at 9am.
The application form and more details about the stable visit can be found in February's newsletter.
Olly Murphy's full address is: Warren Chase Stables, Wilmcote, Stratford Upon Avon,
Warwickshire, CV37 9XG
Tue27Feb20188:00 pmOwners and Trainers, Newbury Racecourse
This year’s West Berkshire Racing Club's team Quiz will take place on Tuesday, 27th February at 8pm.
Teams are restricted to 12 tables of four made up of contestants from the local racing community as well as established favourites from further afield.
Teams of four, entry fee £10 per team for Injured Jockeys Fund.
To enter your team contact Bernard Mills on 0208 394 1107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri02Mar201817:35pmNewbury Racecourse, Newbury
Due to the current weather conditions, racing at Newbury on Friday, 2nd March 2018 has been abandoned. This means our sponsered race will no longer take place on this date.
Tue06Mar20188:00 pmOwners and Trainers, Newbury Racecourse
Our ever popular Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening will take place on Tuesday, 6th March 2017 at 8pm.
Venue: Owners and Trainers bar, Newbury Racecourse
Panel: Lee McKenzie (chairperson), Lizzie Kelly; Mike Cattermole; Jamie Snowden and Charlie Mann
A pay bar and raffle (in aid of the IJF) will be available on the evening
Entrance Fee: £3 for West Berkshire Racing Club members or £7 for NON West Berkshire Racing Club members.
Doors will open at 7.15pm. Event starts at 8pm.
When accessing Newbury racecourse, please use the Hambridge Road entrance. Post Code: RG14 7PN.
Parking is available outside the Lodge Hotel.
Update 05/03/2018 - We can confirm that our Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening is going ahead as planned. We hope to see you there.
Tue03Apr201810:00 amVenn Farm, Sherborne, Dorset
The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Colin Tizzard and his team on 3rd April 2018.
Colin has requested a maximum of 40 people for this stable visit. As a result, there is a first come, first served basis.
The application form can be found under the Members Area.
Tue01May20189:00 amBerkeley House, Upper Lambourn
The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Stan and Sara Moore’s Berkeley House Stables in Upper Lambourn, on Tuesday, 1st May 2018.
If you wish to attend this stable visit, please complete the application form in March's newsletter. March's newsletter can be found in the member's area.
Directions: RG17 8QP From Lambourn, take the road to Upper Lambourn, passing Charlie Mann’s Neardown Stables on the left, and Berkeley House stables are on the RIGHT, alongside Mark Usher’s Rowdown House Stables
Wed09May201819:30pmOaksey House. Lambourn
The West Berkshire Racing Club's AGM will take place on Wednesday, 09th May 2018, at 19:30pm.
Following the AGM, there will be a social evening where our guest will be George Baker, inspriational flat jockey who retired after being seriously injured following a fall when racing on the ice at St Moritz.
Entrance to the AGM is FREE, however, if you wish to stay for our social event afterwards, the entrance fee is £2 per member and £5 for non-members.
Tue05Jun201811:00 amTWEENHILLS STUD, TWEENHILLS, HARTPURY GL19 3BG
We are delighted to have arranged this stud visit which promises to be a real treat!
Tweenhills Stud was established in 1995 following the conversion of the Redvers’ family farm. The stud’s association with Sheikh Fahad and his brothers through Qatar Bloodstock and Pearl Bloodstock has enabled them to continue to upgrade the facilities and the stallions: Charm Spirit, Havana Gold and Hot Streak.
Tweenhills is home to the new stallion unit and visiting mares, Corsend Farm houses the modern foaling unit, Chargy Hill is kept predominantly as a young stock farm with a new stunning range of winter barns, whilst Catsbury is a pre-training and breaking yard alongside the leased Vicarage isolation yard.
Directions: Tweenhills is situated five miles to the north of Gloucester on the A417 just below the village of Hartpury. GL19 3BG
The application form for this stud visit, is now avaialble in the May's newsletter.
Mon02Jul20184:00 pmWindsor Racecourse
The Windsor evening meeting on Monday July 2nd, is a Newbury reciprocal meeting, so hopefully a number of WBRC members will be planning to go. If so, why not bring your picnic and join us in the car park before racing?
We plan to congregate in the right hand corner of the members car park closest to the river. This is close to the pier where racegoers arriving by boat disembark.
The gates are open at 4pm, and the first race is scheduled for 6.00 pm, so we aim to arrive from 4.30pm onwards. Please remember to bring your picnic, and something to sit on!
In addition to the 7 races, there is music after racing from the ‘Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club’, so weather permitting, it should be a fantastic night. We look forward to seeing as many members as possible there.
Wed19Sep20189:30 amWest Ilsley Stables
The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Mick Channon and his team on Wednesday, 19th September 2018 at 9:30am.
The booking form and full details is available in August's newsletter.
UPDATE 7th September 2018 - Due to a high response, we're NO longer accepting applications for this stable visit.
Tue09Oct201810:00 amFolly House Stables, Upper Lambourn
The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Jamie Snowden and his team on Tuesday, 9th October 2018, with a start time of 10am.
Full details and the application form is available in August's newsletter.
Update 20/09/2018 - Due to a high response, we're NO longer accepting applications for this visit
Fri26Oct20184:00 pmNewbury Racecourse
The club's sponsored race at Newbury Racecourse will take place on Friday, 26th October 2018 at 4pm
Thu01Nov20189:30 amWardington Gate Farm, Banbury
The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Ben Case and his team on Thursday, 01st November 2018 with a start time of 09:30am.
There is racing at Stratford racecourse, which is a Newbury reciprocal day.
Directions to Ben Case stables: From M40, leave at Junction 11 and take A422/A361 towards Banbury. At the roundabout take A361 towards Daventry. Continue for about 4 miles. After entering Wardington Village , turn right on sharp bend at Hare & Hounds Pub towards Edgecote. Continue for about ¼ mile until you see Wardington Gate Farm on left where you will see entrance to stables. There are two roads into stables and you can take either. Address & Postcode is: Wardington Gate Farm; Edgecote; Banbury; Oxfordshire; OX17 1AG
Tue06Nov20188:00 pmOwners & Trainers, Newbury Racecourse
Our National Hunt preview evening will be held on Tuesday, 6th November 2018 at 8pm. Doors open at 7:15pm.
Venue: Owners & Trainer, Newbury Racecourse
On the Panel: Lizzie Kelly, Harry Whittington, Oliver Sherwood and Richard Hoiles. More names will be added shortly.
Entrance Fee: £2 for West Berkshire Racing Club members or £5 for non West Berkshire Racing Club members.
More details to follow.
Sat08Dec201819:30pmWalwyn Hall, Lambourn
The West Berkshire Racing Club's Christmas Social will take place on Saturday, 08th December 2018.
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
Our guest speaker will be Luke Harvey.
Tue11Dec20189:00 amHill Barn Stables, Sparsholt Firs, Wantage
The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Harry Whittington and his team on Tuesday, 11th December at 9am.
Breakfast will be available at a local pub after the visit.
If you would like to attend this visit, please complete the application from in October's newsletter.
Update 03/11/2018 - Due to a high response, we're NO longer accepting applications for this stable visit.
Directions: From Newbury travel north to join the M4 westbound at Chieveley. Exit the M4 at junction 14 and take the A338 towards Wantage. Take the first left towards Lambourn on the B4000. At the Hare pub, turn right towards Lambourn. In Lambourn, go straight over the crossroads. Go out of Lambourn and follow the road over the gallops to the top of the hill. Turn left at the top of the hill and take the drive immediately on your left. Turn left at the first turning into Hill Barn stables [OX12 9XB]
Disclaimer: Please note that directions for stable visits and other events are provided based on the information available to us but cannot be guaranteed to be correct. Similarly post codes provided for navigation purposes cannot be certain to pin point the precise location of the stables. Members are advised to leave ample time for their journey and be prepared to ask locally for directions