Week Commencing 9th April

13th Apr 2018 |

Last week saw one of our annual Pony Racing Camps take place here at the BRS. Coordinated by our Pony Racing Instructor, Jackie Gill, the youngsters on the course had an incredibly fun and jam-packed week. They had the chance to experience the life within a working racing yard, as Somerville Lodge, home of trainer William Haggas, opened its doors for them to get a taste of what racing has to offer. A trip to Dalham Hall was also on the cards, with sires such as Dubawi and Postponed on show. The week culminated in the keenly contested Pony Games, with professional jockeys, Jack Quinlan and Adam Kirby, kindly giving up their time to captain the teams. The final result was a 4-1 victory to team Kirby. All in all, the week was a great success and tremendous fun was had by all. We thank everybody who supported the week and hope they will once again support us in the future.


This week we are lucky to be hosting an Equine Charities Week, the participants being Ebony Horse Club and Horserangers. The week for these students has been a real eye opening experience in what racing has to offer. After trips once again to Dalham Hall and Pegasus Stables, home to Mr James Fanshawe’s sting, the group headed to Chelmsford for the evening meeting on Thursday. They were escorted to the start for one of the races as well as receiving the chance to meet Frankie Dettori – a memory that will live with these guys forever, we are sure. A big thank you to Godolphin, James Fanshawe, Chelmsford Racecourse, CareersinRacing and Juddmonte for supporting the week.

We are very proud to deliver International training. Currently a group of overseas apprentices are undertaking further training with our Senior Jockey Coach, Richard Perham. The group, comprising 3 Germans, 2 South Africans and a Belgian, have been exposed to the British Racing scene as well as one to one training on the horse too. The 2 South African apprentices will be staying on at the BRS after the week is over for a scholarship programme funded by the Childwick Trust.


And finally, we have had a new arrival at the BRS this week. The Gay Cavalier, trained by John Ryan, has been donated to become part of the team of horses we have at our disposal. We thank Mr Ryan and the team at Cadland Stables for delivering him all sound and well and I am sure he is looking forward to the next step in his retirement.