THE first ever National Racehorse Week has been taking place this week, starting last Sunday 12th and going on until this Sunday 19th September. Stables up and down the country have been opening their doors to the general public to champion the racehorse and Harper Lodge Farm is hosting its very own stable open day this Saturday 18 September.
The concept of National Racehorse Week was initially the brainchild of trainer Richard Phillips and it is being driven by Arry Renton and the team at Great British Racing. The idea is to allow the public to see at first hand how a training yard operates and to show the care and dedication these beautiful creatures receive from trainers and stable staff 365 days a year.
The stable has joined forces with Solario Racing who are delighted to be co-hosting the morning. Guests will get the opportunity to see a typical Saturday morning at the yard including the chance to see stable stars Tropics and Librisa Breeze (pictured) who between them have won 20 races and £1.3 million in prize money.
After watching the horses limber up in the canter ring, attendees will drive to the gallops to see the horses working on the all-weather gallops and there will also be a tour of all the yard’s facilities. The morning will conclude with some Dean Ivory and Solario Racing hospitality which is sure to include the odd glass of Champagne!
Some stables have been having huge attendances but we wanted to give our guests a very personal morning at Harper Lodge Farm and the opportunity to engage one-to-one. Therefore we have limited the morning to 30 guests and the morning was fully subscribed weeks ago. So please, if you have not already booked, do not just turn up on the day as we will not be able to accommodate you.
However, if you are thinking of getting involved in ownership, either sole or as part of a syndicate, please contact the Racing Office on 01933 855 337 or email email@example.com to arrange a personal visit.