Already in 2022, we have been lucky enough to take our Supporters Club Members on three fantastic trips!
To kick start the year we took a trip to Gary Moore’s yard. Gary started as a National Hunt jockey with over 200 career wins. He retired from the saddle in the early 1990’s and went on to train. The Supporters Club were thrilled to be invited to the yard and meet the team.
Following this, we went to visit Tim Easterby’s yard, Habton Racing. Tim is the only son of the legendary Peter Easterby, still the only trainer in Britain to have trained more than 1,000 winners under both codes. Tim was involved in the yard while still at school and rode successfully as an amateur rider, while acting as Assistant-Trainer to his father for more than a decade, before taking over at the helm in February 1996.
On April 12th we headed to the main training grounds in Newmarket to watch Charlie Fellowes’ string on the gallops, where we were met by our Vice-Chairman and ITV presenter Ed Chamberlin, who did a fantastic job at talking us through the process. This was followed by a tour of Charlie’s yard, Bedford House Stables.
Previous to this, in 2021, we went to Sir Mark Prescott’s yard in Newmarket, Alan King’s yard in Swindon, Fergal O’Brien’s yard in Cheltenham and finally Christian Williams’ yard, where the Supporters Club were able to see the horses swimming and exercising on the beach!
We are always so grateful to the Trainers and their teams who put the effort into making us feel so welcomed.