Forthcoming events

Event Information:

  • Tue

    Ralph Beckett Stable Visit (Fully Booked)

    Time: 09:30amOld Coach Road, Kimpton, Andover, SP11 8QQ

    Update 18/04/2019: Please note that this stable visit will now start at 09:30am and NOT 10am, as previously advertised. Please arrive no later than 09:15am.

    Update 05/03/2019: Due to a high number of applications, this stable visit is now fully booked. However, if you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Kathy Tuggey.

    The West Berkshire Racing Club are pleased to announce that we’ll be visiting Ralph Beckett and his team on Tuesday, 23rd April 2019. Start time: 9:15am for a 09:30am start.

    Ralph started as stable lad in 1989, spending a year in Australia working for Colin Hayes and others. He then did two seasons with Jimmy Fitzgerald, a summer in Belmont, New York, and two and a half years with Arthur Moore. After a season with Martin Pipe, he went to work for Peter Walwyn as his assistant in 1996.

    Ralph took over from Peter in 2000, training 105 winners from Windsor House in Lambourn. His best performer whilst there was the G3 Fred Darling winner Penkenna Princess, who was a short-head second in the 2005 Irish 1000 Guineas. Come On Jonny won The November Handicap the same year. Whitsbury Manor’s Landlord Chris Harper asked him to go there for the 2006 season, replacing David Elsworth, trainer of Desert Orchid and Persian Punch.

    After the stable visit, we’ll be visiting The White Horse in East Cholderton for brunch.

    The application form for this stable visit will be in February’s newsletter.

    More details to follow.