Forthcoming events

  • Sat
    24
    Jan
    2015
    8:00 amLuckley, near Moreton in Marsh & Cheltenham Racecourse

    Our annual visit to the Cheltenham Festival Trials meeting coupled with a stable visit to Martin Keighley, at Luckley, near Moreton in Marsh

    Coach will depart from Newbury Racecourse. Departure time: 8am

    Price: £23 per member. This will include coach, drivers tips and gift to stable staff. Entrance to Cheltenham racecourse is not covered in the above price.

    More information can be found in December's newsletter. Bookings can be made in the usual way.

    Update: Seats are still available for this trip. If you would like to book yourself on this trip, please use the booking form within December's newsletter.

  • Tue
    10
    Feb
    2015
    7:30 pmOaksey House, Lambourn

    The 2015 renewal of our popular team quiz will take place on Tuesday, 10th February.

    We hope to field several West Berkshire teams so if anyone wishes to take part please get in touch with Stewart Nash. 

    The quiz is designed to have graduated questions and all teams will continue for all rounds. The quiz is being held at Oaksey House and we hope that there will be a good number of teams from the local racing community (AP McCoy was in a team last year!) as well as old established favourites returning.

    The proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Injured Jockeys Fund.  Admission is free and cash bar will be in operation.

    Venue: Oaksey House, Lambourn. Start Time: 19:30pm

    If you would like to enter a team, please email enquiries@westberksracingclub.org.uk

    Team details: Max number of 4 people. Entrance fee: £10 (per team). This will be donated to the Injured Jockeys Fund.

     

  • Tue
    17
    Feb
    2015
    8:45 amBarbury Castle

    We our pleased to announce that we will be visiting Alan King and his team at Barbury Castle on Tuesday, 17th February 2015 with a start time of 8:45am.

    We will be organising a trip to a local pub for food after the trip.

    If you would like to book your place on this trip, please contact Rob in the usual way.

  • Sat
    28
    Feb
    2015
    5:00 pmNewbury Racecourse

    The Club will once again be sponsoring the National Hunt Flat Race at the Newbury Meeting on Saturday, 28th February 2015. The race will start at 5pm.

  • Thu
    05
    Mar
    2015
    8:00 pmHilton Central Hotel, Pinchington Lane, Newbury, RG14 7HL

    *PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL PREVIEW EVENING - VENUE: Hilton Central Hotel, Pinchington Lane, Newbury, RG14 7HL*

    The Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening will take place on Thursday, 05th March 2015. The doors will open at 7pm with the event starting at 8pm.

    On the panel will be: Lee McKenzie (chairperson), Warren Greatrex, David Bass, Brendan Powell JNR and Kate Miller from William Hill

    Venue: Hilton Central Hotel, Pinchington Lane, Newbury, RG14 7HL

    Members, guests of members and non-members are all welcome. There is a charge of £3 per member and £7 per non-member to be paid on the door. No prior booking needed.

    A pay bar will be in operation and a raffle in support of the Injured Jockey Fund.

    Special Offer from William Hill. FREE entry to Imperial Cup day at Sandown on Saturday for everyone attending WBRC Cheltenham Preview at Newbury Racecourse this Thursday, at 8pm

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2015
    1:00 pmKingston Blount

     The WBRC will again be amongst the sponsors for this meeting and a special discount car parking offer will appear in the next newsletter along with details of how to get there.  As well as an exciting programme of seven races this meeting has in the last two years featured several horses that have gone onto win at the Hunter Chase evening at Cheltenham.  With four races supported by National Series Sponsors in Bonhams, Subaru, Aga and Connolly’s Red Mills prospects are good for another great day.  And remember Kingston Blount is also home of the point to point featured on Downton Abbey.

  • Tue
    31
    Mar
    2015
    8:45 amOliver Sherwood, Rhonehurst Stables, Upper Lambourn

    Oliver Sherwood needs little introduction especially after his win in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Newbury with MANY CLOUDS, the stable star and by the time of our visit who knows he may also be the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner.

    Date/Time: 31st March at 8:45am

    If you would like to book your place on this trip, please use the booking form in March's newsletter.

  • Wed
    22
    Apr
    2015
    10:00 amWilsford (near Amesbury)

    VISIT TO SEAMUS MULLINS, WILSFORD STABLES at WILSFORD CUM LAKE near AMESBURY on Wednesday 22 April – start time 10:00 am.

    Seamus Mullins has been a regular visitor to the Club’s social evenings and he has very kindly agreed to the Club paying a return visit. Seamus trains a string of around 45 National Hunt horses and there should be plenty of well known names on show.

    The visit will be followed by lunch at The Wheatsheaf in Lower Woodford.  If you wish to join our party for lunch please indicate this on the booking form below.  Payment to be made in person on the day.

    Venue: Seamus Mullins yard, Wilsford (near Amesbury)

    You can book your place on this trip by using the booking form in the latest newsletter.

  • Wed
    20
    May
    2015
    19:30pmPaddock View / Long Room, Newbury Racecourse

    The Club’s AGM will take place at Newbury racecourse at 7.30 pm on Wednesday, 20 May. As previously mentioned both Terry Knight (Chairman) and Stewart Nash (Vice-Chairman and Newsletter Editor) have decided to stand down.  This is therefore an important meeting with changes in the Club’s management taking place so do please make every effort to attend.

    Following the AGM, Stewart Nash will chair his last Club event and will be having an open discussion with a family steeped in horse racing.  Trainer Lawney Hill her husband champion point to point trainer Alan Hill and their amateur rider son Joe.  Those with a long memory will remember Alan and Lawney previously visiting the Club for one of our Grand National Previews as they both rode over the National Fences a feat now achieved by Joe this year.

    Admission to the AGM is free but a charge of £2 members and £5 non-members applies for the social evening to defray costs.  A pay bar will be available.

    Start Time: 7:30pm

    Venue: Paddock View / Long Room, Newbury Racecourse

    Parking is available in car park 2. (Entrance is on the right before the Grandstand).

  • Thu
    21
    May
    2015
    8:00 amJohn Bridger yard, Liphook & Goodwood Racecourse

    We will be visiting John Bridger stable at Liphook, Hants followed by our annual visit to Goodwood racecourse on Thursday, 21st May 2015. This is a Newbury reciprocal meeting.

    Coach will depart Newbury Racecourse at 8am.

    Cost: £26. This will include coach, driver tip and stable visit. This does not include entrance fee to Goodwood

    More details will follow shortly.

  • Wed
    10
    Jun
    2015
    9:30 amBlewbury, Oxfordshire

    We our pleased to announce that we will be visiting Eve Johnson Houghton and her team at Blewbury on Wednesday, 10th June 2015 with a start time of 9:30am.

    If you would like to book your place on this trip, please contact Rob in the usual way

  • Tue
    16
    Jun
    2015
    Ascot Racecourse

    We now have a quorum in terms of the numbers of members who are willing to invest in a car park badge for 16 June, so this event will definitely be going ahead. If you don’t want to commit to bringing your car or to buying a car park badge in advance then they say that car park badges will be available right up to the day. It’s going to be Car Park 8, which is in the centre of the course.

    In terms of admission, it’s up to you to buy your own tickets for admission. Racing UK is offering Tattersalls admission for £49 (reduced from £67) to its subscribers. Ring 0844 3463000 and quote ‘Racing UK’. If you hear of any other offers then please let Terry Knight know.

    The plan is to get there early and set up enough space for a picnic to which all members and their friends are invited. The club isn’t providing the food and drink so you need to come prepared, but it should be a nice way to prepare for the first day of Royal Ascot in good company. We’ll try to get someone to come along and give us a few tips or failing that maybe there will be one or two members with some suggestions. It is not limited to club members, more a gathering of friends, but maybe one or two will decide to join the club once they’ve met a few of us.

    If you are interested in coming along then please contact Terry Knight. Terry's contact details can be found in May's newsletter. We hope to see you there.

  • Tue
    23
    Jun
    2015
    14:30pmBrightwalton Stud, Newbury

    A visit has been arranged to Jeff Hobby’s Brightwalton Stud which is set in 120 acres of chalk downland. The stud specialises in both permanent and temporary boarding of broodmares, weanlings and yearlings, sales preparation and consigning, breaking, pre-training, rest and rehabilitation. This visit should therefore provide something for everyone.

    The cost of the visit is £5 and bookings should be sent to Robert Watson using the booking form in May's newsletter.

  • Thu
    13
    Aug
    2015
    12:30 pmSalisbury Racecourse

    Following a number of successful recent events, Club is having its usual summer holiday break.  There is however and informal Club picnic before racing at Salisbury on Thursday, 13th August 2015.

    First race 2.25 pm meet in in the public car park opposite the main grandstand for an informal picnic from 12.30pm onwards. Bring your own food and drink.

    The above race days is a reciprocal day for Newbury Members.

  • Tue
    08
    Sep
    2015
    9:00 amBeechdown Farm Stables

    Clive cox has built a very successful yard at Beechdown and we are very grateful to Clive for allowing us to visit.  The start time is designed to allow us to watch third lot on the gallops as well as a tour of the yard and other facilities. The visit will be followed by brunch at the Sheep Drove Eco Centre and Farm just up the road from the stables.

    The cost of the visit is £5 per person and bookings should be sent to Robert Watson using the form at the end of this newsletter.  Payment for lunch will be made in person on the day.

    Date/Time: Tuesday, 08th September 2015 at 9am

  • Fri
    02
    Oct
    2015
    10:15 amKingsclere

    Ever since Sir Joseph Hawley installed John Porter as his private trainer in the newly built Park House Stables at Kingsclere in 1867 it has played an important part in racing in West Berkshire.  Porter himself was responsible for advising on the layout of Newbury Racecourse which opened in 1905 and successive trainers at Park House, William Waugh, Fred Butters, Evan Williams, Peter Hastings Bass, Ian Balding and now Andrew Balding have ensured the yard remains one which is held in the highest regard. We are therefore delighted that Andrew has agreed to a visit and we look forward to an excellent visit.  Brunch will be arranged in a local public house after the visit.

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Andrew Balding and his team at Kingsclere on Friday, 2nd October 2015 at 10:15am

    Breakfast afterwards will be arranged.

    **The club have received a high number of applications for this stable visit. As a result, NO more booking are being accepted for this stable visit. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.**

  • Mon
    19
    Oct
    2015
    8:30 amPlumpton Racecourse

    This meeting is a reciprocal day for Newbury Members and therefore this is an ideal time to pay a return visit to Plumpton.  The meeting is also a fund raising day for the Moorcroft Racehorse Rehabilitation Centre and deserves our support.  On the way to the meeting we will be visiting Suzy Smith stables situated at the former Lewes Racecourse about 5 miles from Plumpton.  Suzy trains around 20 horses and has great success with her runners especially at the Sussex jumping meetings.

    The cost of the visit is £28 per person to include coach travel, driver’s gratuity, trainers and stable staff donation.  Bookings should be sent to Robert Watson using the form in August newsletter.

    Those who are not members can gain admission to the racecourse on the day or purchase tickets in advance via the Plumpton Racecourse website.  Due to the Moorcroft event places in the racecourse restaurant are likely to be sold out before the day but there are a variety of food outlets available.

    Date: Monday, 19th October.

    Coach will depart from Newbury Racecourse at 8.30am.

    The booking form is available August's newsletter.

    Update 01/10/2015 - Places are still available for this trip. If you would like to secure your place on the trip, please contact Rob ASAP.

  • Tue
    27
    Oct
    2015
    14:30pmThe Beacon, Wantage
    Henrietta Knight, one of the legends of the racing world,  will be  talking about her latest book, Not Enough Time, chronicling her marriage to former National Hunt jockey and fellow trainer, the late Terry Biddlecombe.
    Henrietta , who has lived all her life in Lockinge, has many claims to fame. In her younger days, she was a successful Three Day Event rider finishing  12th at Badminton in 1973 and went on to chair the Horse Trials Selection Committee which chose the Silver Medal Winning Equestrian Team at the Seul Olympics. A former History and Biology teacher, she was a highly successful amateur point to point trainer before becoming  a professional  race horse trainer in 1989. In middle age, she married twice divorced ex-hell raising former jockey Terry Biddlecombe and together they trained the brilliant race horse,  Best Mate, winner of 3 consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cups. Tragedy struck when the horse unexpectedly collapsed and died in 2005 at Exeter racecourse. Some years later, Terry’s health deteriorated and Henrietta retired from training in 2012 to care for him. He died in January 2014.
    This is a story of a great love, of triumph and tragedy. Henrietta discusses her new book with novelist , Eliza Graham.

    Click here to book online via Tickets Oxford.

    Online bookings close October 22.

    Please note that this is not a WBRC event.

  • Tue
    10
    Nov
    2015
    8:00 pmChampagne Bar, Newbury Racecourse

    Admission to the event is £2 for Members and £5 for non-members. Raffle in support of the Injured Jockeys Fund. Pay bar available. No booking required.

    On the Panel is the 2015 Grand National winning trainer, Oliver Sherwood. 2015 Gold Cup winning jockey Nico de Boinville & 2015 World Hurdle winning jockey Gavin Sheehan.

    Date/Time: Tuesday, 10th November 2015 at 8pm

    Venue: Champagne Bar, Newbury Racecourse

  • Tue
    17
    Nov
    2015
    9:30 amHull Farm, Chipping Norton

    The club will be visiting Charlie Longsdon & his team on Tuesday, 17th November 2015 with a start time of 9:30am. We last visited Charlie and his team back in 2011.

    A lunch will be organised at the Red Lion, Long Compton after the visit.

    To secure your place on this visit, please contact Rob in the usual way or complete the booking form in October's newsletter.

    Directions: Depart the A44 onto the A4300. Continue straight over the first roundabout and the exit for the stable's are approx. 1/2 mile on your right hand side. On the A4300, there is a small sign directing you to the stables. Postcode: OX7 5QF (Postcode has been taken from Charlie's website).

  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2015
    19:30pmOaksey House, Lambourn

    Previous social evenings have proved very successful so we are repeating the format this year. The evening will include dinner, a racing related quiz as well as the opportunity to meet other members of the Club in the informal but delightful setting of Oaksey House.  Raffle in support of the INJURED JOCKEYS FUND. Pay bar available

    Our Guest Speaker will be John Reid, MBE, retired flat race jockey, now President of the Jockeys Association.

    Tickets are £20 per head to include a drink on arrival.

    Please apply using the booking form in the October or November's Newsletter

    Please note that this event will now take place on Saturday, 12th December 2015

    Venue: Oaksey House, Lambourn

    Date/Time: Saturday, 12th December 2015 at 19:30pm

  • Tue
    15
    Dec
    2015
    10:15 amBlewbury, Oxfordshire

    Final stable visit of 2015 to Noel Williams at BLEWBURY on Tuesday 15th December, at 10.15 a.m. (next door to Eve Johnson Houghton) followed by brunch at the Blueberry Inn.

    The cost of the visit is £5 and bookings should be sent to Robert Watson using the booking form in November's newsletter.

    Start time: 10:15am

    Directions: From Newbury take the first exit from main roundabout leading to the M4/A34 and then take theA34 northwards towards Oxford. After approximately 12 miles take the exit signed B4185/A417 towards Wantage. After two miles take the B4185/A417 towards Wantage and Harwell. At Rowstock take the third exit from the roundabout onto the A417 towards Reading and continue past Harwell and Upton until you arrive at Blewbury. Turn right into Woodway Road to reach the stables. [OX11 9EZ].

  • Tue
    26
    Jan
    2016
    9:45 amBourton Hill Farm, Bourton on the Water,

    We are pleased to announce that we will be visiting Ben Pauling and his team on Tuesday, 26th January 2016 at 09:45am. The cost of this trip is £5 and bookings should be sent to Robert Watson.

    Ben started training at the beginning of the 2013 season after spending six years as Nicky Henderson's assistant. He is now based in the heart of Gloucestershire and trains near Bourton on the Water. 

    Ben grew up surrounded by horses and always knew that racing was something he wanted to pursue.

    Following a successful six years in Lambourn, he has made a great start to his training career, consistently sending out winners throughout the first two years.

    Last year, Ben had listed and graded success which means this season is looking more exciting than ever, we have a strong string of 40 horses that is ever expanding but each horse still has their individual attention.

    Ben’s Address: Bourton Hill Farm, Bourton on the Water, GL54 2LF

  • Tue
    09
    Feb
    2016
    19:30pmOaksey House, Lambourn

    The WBRC 2016 popular Team Quiz will take place on Tuesday, 09th February 2016 at 19:30pm. The quiz is being held at Oaksey House and we hope that there will be a good number of teams from the local racing community as well as established favourites returning.

    The quiz is designed to have graduated questions and all teams will continue for all rounds. The quiz is being held at Oaksey House and we hope that there will be a good number of teams from the local racing community (AP McCoy was in a team in 2014!) as well as old established favourites returning.

    The proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Injured Jockeys Fund.

    Venue: Oaksey House, Lambourn. Start Time: 19:30pm

  • Wed
    24
    Feb
    2016
    10:15 amAramstone; Kings Caple; Herefordshire

    We are pleased to announce that we will be visiting Venetia Williams and her team on Wednesday, 24th February 2016 at 10:15am.

    Afterwards, lunch will be available at the Lough Pool Pub for those who would like it. Ludlow races are on that afternoon, BUT the racecourse is 36 miles north of Venetia’s yard, and will take about an hour.  It is not a Newbury reciprocal meeting.

    Venetia Williams Address: Aramstone; Kings Caple; Herefordshire; HR1 4TU

    UPDATE 16/02/2016: We have received a high number of booking requests for for this stable visit. As a result, we are NO longer accepting booking requests for this visit.

    DIRECTIONS:  If using satnav, put in HOARWITHY, not Kings Caple, via Gloucester.  Take either the A40 from Oxford to Gloucester or the M4 to junction 15, then A419 to Cirencester, continue on A417 to Gloucester.  Either continue on A40, or join A40 at Gloucester, and proceed to Ross on Wye; continue on A40 to roundabout signposted Hereford A49. Take that road and almost immediately you will see a signpost to Hoarwithy on the right; follow this road and continue to Hoarwithy; go past the Harp Inn, and take 1st turning on the right after pub, signposted Kings Caple. Follow that road, go over narrow bridge, continue up slight hill; at brow on the left are some wrought iron gates; these will open automatically as you approach. (From the Harp Inn it is just half a mile).

  • Thu
    10
    Mar
    2016
    8:00 pmThe Long Room, Berkshire Stand, Newbury Racecourse

    Our ever popular Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening will take place on Thursday, 10th March 2016 at 8pm. Doors open at 19:15pm.

    Venue: Long Room, Berkshire Stand, Newbury Racecourse

    On the panel this year is: Lee McKenzie, Brendan Powell jnr, David Bass, Dan Horsford (assistant trainer to Alan King) & David Williams (Ladbrokes).

    Admission: £3 for members and £7 for non members.

    A raffle and a pay bar will be available on the evening.

  • Mon
    21
    Mar
    2016
    7:45 amPhillip Hobb's Stable, Minehead & Taunton Racecourse

    The WBRC Best Turned Out Shield was won by Phillip Hobbs last year. We will collect it from him when visiting his yard, ready for the next recipient.

    Cost of coach and stable visit will be £30. Taunton Races Premier admission is £16 on the day but with a 20% discount for pre-booked groups.

    The coach will leave Newbury Racecourse at 07:45am.

    UPDATE 22/02/2016: We have received a high number of booking requests for for this trip. As a result, we are NO longer accepting booking requests for this visit. However, should there be a cancellation and you would like to join the waiting list, please contact Robert Watson.

  • Sat
    02
    Apr
    2016
    Newbury Racecourse

    The club will once again be sponsoring the National Hunt Flat Race at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday, 02nd April 2016.

    We will also be presenting the West Berkshire Racing Club Best Turned Out Horse Shield to representatives of the stable winning the most Best Turned Out prizes during the 2015/16 season.

  • Tue
    19
    Apr
    2016
    9:15 amROWDOWN STABLE, UPPER LAMBOURN

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Mark Usher and his team on, Tuesday, 19th April 2016 at 09:15am.

    Mark has been training racehorses since 1983 and now based in Rowdown Stables, Upper Lambourn which he moved into on the 1st January 2016.

    Mark has previously worked for top flat trainers Barry Hills and Henry Candy.

    Please note: Number limited to 35 members/guests. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made in the usual way. Breakfast available at a local pub afterward the stable visit.

  • Tue
    17
    May
    2016
    8:15 amSummerdown, East Ilsley

    UPDATE 07th MAY 2016 - We have received a high number of booking requests for this stable visit. As a result, we are NO longer accepting booking requests for this visit.

    We are pleased to announce that we will be visiting Hughie Morrison and his team on Tuesday, 17th May 2016 at 08:15am. Breakfast is arranged at The Swan in East Isley for 10am.

    The cost of this trip is £5 and bookings should be sent to Robert Watson. There is a maximum of 35 members for this stable visit.

    Hughie Morrison has had success spanning over nearly 2 decades. His commitment and passion for his horses being the driving force behind this huge success which has been nothing short of phenomenal.

    Winners like Pastoral Pursuits (July Cup G1 at Newmarket 2005), Alcazar (Prix Royal Oak G1 at Longchamp 2005, the eldest horse in Europe to win a G1) and Sakhee’s Secret (July cup G1 at Newmarket 2007), have firmly placed Hughie on any would be owner's short list to train their horse.

    Hughie's address is: Summerdown; East Ilsley; Berkshire; RG20 7LB

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2016
    19:30pmPaddock View Room, Newbury Racecourse

    The West Berkshire Racing Club's AGM will take place on Wednesday, 18th May 2016. The AGM will start at 19:30pm

    Venue: Paddock View Room, Newbury Racecourse

    Following the AGM, there will be a social evening where our guests will be our president Peter Walwyn, MBE & Joe Mercer.

    Both Joe and Peter will be discussing the Grundy v.s. Bustino epic in the King George at Ascot in 1975. Peter trained 'Grindy' and Joe rode 'Bustino'.

    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.

  • Thu
    30
    Jun
    2016
    11:00 amOx Drove, Burghclere, Newbury
    We are pleased to announce that we will be visiting Heatherwold Stud on Thursday, 30th June 2016 at 11am.
    Situated in rural Berkshire, Heatherwold Stud provides the ideal location for a top class Thoroughbred nursery. Heatherwold Stud was acquired by the present owners in 2003 and straightaway an ambitious renovation program was carefully planned. In 2004, the stud underwent a complete facelift which included two brand new, spacious, American barns, encompassing a state of the art foaling unit, a purpose built office complex and sales preparation facilities, including a 5 bay horse walker and a covered lunge ring.  Additionally, the stud quickly built up a new highly experienced team to manage and operate the facilities.

    Heatherwold Stud specialize in foaling down and sales preparation, with resting horses and new boarders welcome all year round.

    The cost of this trip is £5 and bookings should be sent to Rob Watson.

  • Mon
    04
    Jul
    2016
    9:00 amManton House Estate, Marlborough

    We are pleased to announce that we will be visiting Brian Meehan and his team on Monday, 04th July 2016 at 9am.

    The cost of this trip is £5 and bookings should be sent to David Lees. David's details will be available in the next newsletter.

    You are able to access Manton House Estate via the A4.

    UPDATE 20/06/2016: We have received a high number of booking requests for this stable visit. As a result, we are NO longer accepting booking requests for this visit. Any booking requests received after Monday, 20th June 2016 will NOT be accepted and your booking request & payment will be returned.

  • Mon
    19
    Sep
    2016
    9:30 am Whitcoombe House Stables, Upper Lambourn

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Jonathan Portman and his team on Monday, 19th September 2016 at 09:30am. Application will be available in the next newsletter. Breakfast will be arranged at 'The Malt Shovel' after the stable visit.

    Venue: Whitcoombe House Stables, Maddle Road, Upper Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 8RA.

    Jonathan Portman is a hands on horseman with worldwide experience and has been training flat and jumping racehorses since 1998.

    Formerly  as an amateur rider he rode winners of flat in France and jump races in England. He was also closely involved in the training of point to pointers and Arabians, riding them with great success.

    Prior to training, Jonathan was assistant to Breeders Cup winning trainer Jonathan Pease in Chantilly, France and to Derby winning trainer Luca Cumani in Newmarket. He also worked in Australia and the USA.

  • Wed
    21
    Sep
    2016
    9:30 amKingwood House Stables, Lambourn, (RG17 7RS)

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Owen Burrows and his team on Wednesday, 21st September 2016 at 09:30am

    Venue: Kingwood House Stables, Lambourn, (Postcode: RG17 7RS)

    Breakfast at The Hare after this stable visit.

    **Please note that there is a limited availability for this trip** Please wait until September's newsletter is published before booking this stable visit.

  • Thu
    27
    Oct
    2016
    10:30 amHill Farm, Park Lane; Great Alne; Alcester; Warwickshire; B49 6HS
    West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Robin Dickin and his team on Thursday, 27th October at 10:30am.

    Venue: Hill Farm, Park Lane; Great Alne; Alcester; Warwickshire; B49 6HS

    There is racing at Stratford on Thursday, 27th October - first race at 14:20pm. This is a Newbury reciprocal meeting.

    Robin started his career in racing immediately upon leaving school at the tender age of 14! He joined firstly Frenchie & then David Nicholson, spending eleven years with the latter whilst riding on the flat and then over jumps, riding a total of 115 winners.

    As well as riding Robin also ran a livery yard breaking and preparing horses for trainers such as Mercy Rimmel, Capt. Tim Forster, & Gavin Pritchard- Gordon to name but a few!

    A fall at Towcester in 1986 left Robin with a double skull fracture, and put paid to his career in the saddle. However plans were well under way to start a training career by this time and Robin was granted a license in the spring of that year. Based at Newent in Gloucestershire in partnership with Derek & Cheryl Holder, the winners soon began to flow, with Mountain Man owned by Yvonne & Roger Allsop starting the ball rolling at Newton Abbott later that summer.

    After seven happy years (and over 100 winners) in Newent, Robin, Claire & the team moved to  Alscot Park near Stratford-upon-Avon. In 2012 the yard relocated to Alne Park, which boasts some of the best training facilities in the Midlands.

    A truly versatile trainer Robin is just as happy with sprinters such as the prolific Ballasecret, dual purpose horses such as the talented Kadastrof and just about anything in between!

    Robin’s philosophy on training is that happy horses win races! With a strong team behind him, and a happy atmosphere in the yard, the horses are all turned out everyday, which keeps them mentally relaxed and helps with their physical well being.

  • Mon
    07
    Nov
    2016
    8:00 pmPaddock View Room, Newbury Racecourse

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be holding their annual NH preview evening on Monday, 07th November 2016 at 8pm.

    Venue: Paddock View Room, Newbury Racecourse

    Entrance Fee: West Berks Racing Club members: £2. Non West Berks Racing Club members: £5

    Panel: Emma Lavelle, Jamie Snowden, David Bass, Tom Bellamy & chaired by Colin Brown..

  • Thu
    10
    Nov
    2016
    9:00 amShefford Valley Stables; Great Shefford; Hungerford; RG17 7EF

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Roger Teal and his team on Thursday, 10th November 2016.

    Roger Teal has trained group and International winner STEELE TANGO, group placed COCHABAMBA and SURREY STAR.

    Flat and jump racehorse trainer Roger Teal is based in Great Shefford and has been training racehorses since 2007.

    Application forms are available in October's newsletter.

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016
    19:30PMOaksey House, Lambourn

    Previous social evenings have proved very successful so we are repeating the format this year. The evening will include dinner, a racing related quiz as well as the opportunity to meet other members of the Club in the informal but delightful setting of Oaksey House. Pay bar available

    Tickets are £20 per head to include a drink on arrival, sit down dinner and fun quiz. Raffle in aid of Injured Jockeys Fund. We are delighted to announce our Guest Speaker will be ALASTAIR DOWN, renowned racing journalist, commentator and author. Since we started this annual dinner at Oaksey House some years ago, it has proved a very enjoyable and popular evening. Tickets will not be issued, to save paper and postage, but acknowledgement of cheques will be sent to those with emails

    Please apply using the booking form in the October's or November's Newsletter

    Venue: Oaksey House, Lambourn

    Date/Time: Saturday, 03rd December 2016.

    Cost: £20 per person

  • Wed
    07
    Dec
    2016
    10:30 amConkwell Grange Stables, Limpley Stole

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Neil Mulholland and his team on Wesnesday, 07th December 2016 at 10:30am.

    Neil Mulholland's address: Conkwell Grange Stables; Limpley Stoke; Bath; BA2 7FD

    If you wish to attend this stable visit, please contact Rob Watson.

  • Sat
    14
    Jan
    2017
    9:00 amAdlestrop Stables; Adlestrop; Moreton-in-Marsh; Gloucestershire; GL56 0YN
  • Tue
    24
    Jan
    2017
    19:30pmOaksey House, Lambourn

    This year’s WBRC popular Team Quiz will take place on Tuesday, 24th January at 19:30pm.

    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 bern.mills@btinternet.com

  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017
    7:45 amCheltenham Racecourse

  • Tue
    28
    Feb
    2017
    8:30 amUplands, Upper Lambourn, Berkshire RG17 8QH

    UPDATE 14/02/2017 - This stable visit is now fully booked. A reserve list is now in place.

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Warren Greatrex and his team on Tuesday, 28th February 2017 at 8:30am.

    The application form will be available in February's newsletter.

    About Warren:

    "Warren is the youngest son of Julian (farmer) and Val Greatrex (teacher).  He was brought up on Dartmoor and attended The Spooner & West Dartmoor Pony Club.  Warren also played county rugby, cricket and hockey.  After A-Levels, decided against university and started work for David ‘The Duke’ Nicholson. 

    He worked and rode for Josh Gifford, Lady Herries and David Gandolfo where he rode 13 winners. Then Warren worked as Head Lad for Bryan Smart until he moved to Thirsk. After a period riding out for Jamie Osborne he was approached by Oliver Sherwood who he was with for 9 years. He also gained experience during the holiday periods working for Michael Hourigan, Sean Woods and Guillaume Macaire in France.

    He was head hunted by Mr Malcolm Denmark to train at Weathercock House, which he did for three seasons before deciding to leave and start up at Uplands with 15 horses in 2012.  After a couple of successful seasons the yard now has 70 horses"

    Address: Uplands, Upper Lambourn, Berkshire RG17 8QH

    *Please note, there are limited numbers for this stable visit*

  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017
    17:25pmNewbury Racecourse

    The club will once again be sponsoring the National Hunt Flat Race at Newbury Racecourse on Friday, 03rd March 2017. Race time: 5:25pm.

    Please see 'members area' for more information about this event.

  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2017
    8:00 pmThe Long Room, Berkshire Stand, Newbury Racecourse

    Our ever popular Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening will take place on Tuesday, 7th March 2017 at 8pm. Doors open at 19:15pm.

    Venue: The Long Room, Berkshire Stand, Newbury Racecourse

    Panel: Lee McKenzie (chairperson), Tanya Stevenson, Jeremiah McGrath, Oliver Sherwood and Harry Whittington.

    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.

  • Wed
    29
    Mar
    2017
    9:00 amWhitsbury, SP1 3QR

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Paul Henderson and his team on Wednesday, 29th March 2017 at 9am.

    Address: 1 Manor Farm Cottages, Rockbourne Road, Whitsbury, Fordingbridge, SP6 3QR

    The application form will be available in February's newsletter.

    **Please note due to the size of the yard, we can only cater for a maxiumum of 30 members for this stable visit**

  • Wed
    26
    Apr
    2017
    8:45 amCropredy Lawn, Mollington, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 1DR

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Paul Webber and his team on Wednesday, 26th April 2017. Start time: 08:45am.

    Paul's address is: Cropredy Lawn, Mollington, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 1DR (This address has been taken from Paul Webber's website).

    A breakfast will be arranged at a local venue after the stable visit.

    If you would like to attend this event, please complete the application form in March's newsletter.

  • Sun
    07
    May
    2017
    2:00 pmKingston Blount

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will once again be amongst the sponsors for this meeting.

    First Race is at 2pm. Last race is at 17:25pm.

  • Wed
    10
    May
    2017
    19:30pmNewbury Racecourse

    The West Berkshire Racing Club's AGM will take place on Wednesday, 10th May 2017. The AGM will start at 19:30pm.

    Following the AGM, there will be a social evening where our guest will be Nick Rust, chief executive of the BHA.

    Nick Rust has over 27 years of experience in the betting and gaming industry and joined the BHA from Ladbrokes PLC, where he was Managing Director, Retail, in January 2015. In his previous role he had oversight of around 2,500 betting shops and 13,000 staff. He re-joined Ladbrokes in 2011, having started at the firm as a cashier in 1987, and held roles at BskyB between 2002 and 2007, including as Managing Director of SkyBet, and at Gala Coral from 2007 to 2010, including as Managing Director, Remote Gambling and Coral Retail. He has extensive experience in industry and corporate affairs, having managed key relationships with Government and regulators, and has excellent relationships across British racing. Nick has been an owner since 2005, and currently has horses in training with Micky Hammond in Middleham, North Yorkshire, for whose training business he has also served as a Director.

    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.

  • Mon
    15
    May
    2017
    9:00 amDanebury Stables, Stockbridge

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Jeremy Gask and his team on Monday, 15th May 2017 at 9am.

    A breakfast will be arranged at a local venue after the stable visit.

    More details on this stable visit and how to book will be in April's newsletter.

  • Tue
    27
    Jun
    2017
    11:00 amHillwood Stud; Stock Lane; Aldbourne; SN8 2NU

    UPDATE 10/06/2017 - This visit is now fully booked and we are not accepting any new booking requests.

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Charlie and Tracy Vigors at their Hillwood Stud, near Aldbourne.

    Hillwood Stud specialise in breaking, pre-training, rest and rehabilitation, sales preparation and boarding broodmares.

    Address: Hillwood Stud; Stock Lane; Aldbourne; Marlborough, Wiltshire; SN8 2NU

    The application form will be available in June's next newsletter.

  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017
    4:30 pmWindsor Racecourse

    The Windsor evening meeting on July 3 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. The gates are open at 4pm, and the first race is at 6pm, so we aim to arrive from 4.30 pm 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

  • Tue
    12
    Sep
    2017
    9:30 amKingsdown Stables, Upper Lambourn

    Update 27th August 2017 - The stable visit is now fully booked and we're not accepting any more booking requests.

    If you are attending this stable visit, please note that this stable visit will now start at 9:30am.

    Operational since October 2010, Ed and his team recently relocated to Kingsdown Stables in Upper Lambourn.  Ed has trained over 150 winners in his career including 13 individual Stakes races, not only domestically but also in France and Australia.

    Directions:  From the centre of Lambourn take the B3400 to Upper Lambourn. Turn right into Maddle Road having passed Stan Moore’s and Mark Usher’s yards on the right, and continue to Kingsdown Stables on the left.

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017
    10:15am for 10:30amPulborough; West Sussex

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting David Menuisier and his team on Thursday, 19th October 2017. Start Time: 10:15am for start time of 10.30am.

    David Menuisier is a French-born racehorse trainer based at Coombelands Racing Stables, the state-of-the-art equine facility in Pulborough, West Sussex, England. Having gained a wealth of experience assisting some of the greatest and most prestigious racehorse trainers from around the globe – Christiane Head-Maarek, Richard Mandella and John Dunlop OBE – in the last decade David has carved out a niche as a racehorse trainer in his own right.

    Application and more details will be available in the next newsletter.

    Venue: Agori House; Coombelands Lane; Pulborough; West Sussex; RH20 1BP

     

  • Tue
    07
    Nov
    2017
    8:00 pmPaddock View, 1st Floor, Berkshire Stand, Newbury Racecourse

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be holding their annual National Hunt Preview Evening on Tuesday, 7th November 2017 at Newbury Racecourse.

    On the panel this year will be, Luke Harvey (host); Nicky Henderson; Lizzie Kelly; Warren Greatrex & Brendan Powell JNR.

    Venue: Paddock View, 1st Floor, Berkshire Stand, Newbury Racecourse

    Entrance fee: £2 for west berkshire racing club members and £5 for non West Berkshire Racing Club members.

    A pay bar will and a raffle in support of the Inured Jockey's Fund will be available on the evening.

     

  • Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017
    9:00 amSaxon House stables, Upper Lambourn

    The West Berkshire Racing Club will be visiting Sam Thomas and his team on Thursday, 30th November 2017 at 9am.

    After the stable visit, we'll be visiting The Hare in Lambourn for brunch.

    The application form will be available in November's newsletter.

    Sam's full address is: Saxon House Stables; Upper Lambourn; RG17 8QH

  • Wed
    13
    Dec
    2017
    9:30 amBonita Stables, Ogbourne Maizey

    UPDATE 11th December 2017 - Due to the current weather conditions, our stable visit to Emma Lavelle, on Wednesday, 13th December 2017, has been CANCELLED.

    We are looking to rearrange this stable visit until after the New Year.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

  • Sat
    16
    Dec
    2017
    19:30pmWalwyn Hall, Lambourn

    The West Berkshire Racing Club's Christmas Social will take place on Saturday. 16th December 2017 at 19:30pm.

    Our Christmas social and dinner will take its usual form of a free drink on arrival, sit down dinner, guest speaker, raffle in aid of IJF and light hearted quizzes. Tickets £25 per person. The booking form can be found in October's newsletter.

    Oaksey House is undergoing major building works so we cannot hold this event there. The Walwyn Hall is a newly refurbished hall in Lambourn.

    Venue: Walwyn Hall, Lambourn

    Our guest speaker this year is Richard Hoiles.

    Please be aware, due to roadworks, the M4 motorway, will be closing east and westbound carriageways between junctions 12 and 13 over the entie weekend from 9pm on Friday, 15th to 5am on Monday, 18th December 2017. Please allow extra time, if you are travelling to Lambourn for the Christmas Social.

  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018
    9:30 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.

  • Tue
    16
    Jan
    2018
    9:30 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.

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018
    7:45 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.

    Pricing:
    - 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.

  • Tue
    06
    Feb
    2018

    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.

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018
    9:00 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

  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018
    8:00 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 bern.mills@btinternet.com

  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018
    17:35pmNewbury 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.

  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2018
    8:00 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.

  • Tue
    03
    Apr
    2018
    10:00 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.

  • Tue
    01
    May
    2018
    9:00 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

  • Wed
    09
    May
    2018
    19:30pmOaksey 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.

  • Tue
    05
    Jun
    2018
    11:00 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.

  • Mon
    02
    Jul
    2018
    4:00 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.

  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018
    9:30 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.

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018
    10:00 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

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018
    4:00 pmNewbury Racecourse

    The club's sponsored race at Newbury Racecourse will take place on Friday, 26th October 2018 at 4pm

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018
    9:30 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

  • Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018
    8:00 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.

  • Sat
    08
    Dec
    2018
    19:30pmWalwyn 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.

  • Tue
    11
    Dec
    2018
    9:00 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

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019
    7:45 amCheltenham 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 Charlie Longsdon, at his stables near Chipping Norton.

    The coach will depart from Newbury Racecourse (car park 4) at 07:45am for the stable visit. We will leave Charlie’s stable for Cheltenham in good time for the first race.

    Pricing:
    - Coach & stable visit - £24
    - Coach, stable visit & discounted race admission ticket - £49 (admission ticket priced at £30 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 to Charlie Longsdon stable to join the visit, they should contact Kathy Tuggey.

    Booking form is available in the November’s newsletter.

  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2019
    Time: TBCNewbury Racecourse

    This year’s West Berkshire Racing Club's team Quiz will take place on Tuesday, 5th February 2019.

    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 bern.mills@btinternet.com

  • Tue
    26
    Feb
    2019
    10:00 amUpper Herdswick Farm; Burderop; Wroughton; Wiltshire; SN4 0QH

    We our pleased to announce that we will be visiting Neil King and his team at Barbury Castle on Tuesday, 26th February 2019. The stable visit will start at 10am.

    After the visit, we'll be visiting the ‘Silks on the Downs’ for brunch.

    If you would like to book your place on this trip, please complete the application form in December’s newsletter.

    Please note, due to the size of the yard, we can only cater for a maxiumum of 25 members for this stable visit. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

    HOW TO GET THERE: Leave Newbury on the A339 and join the A34. Take the exit towards Chieveley and then join the M4 westbound towards South Wales.  Leave the M4 at Junction 15 signed Marlborough/Swindon at the roundabout turn left towards Marlborough. After approx one mile turn right at Chiseldon onto the B4005. In Chiseldon turn right and follow signs for Barbury Castle / Wroughton. At next junction turn left and you will pass a new housing development on the right.  Continue on this road for around 2 miles and you will arrive at Burderop. [SN4 0QH]