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May 2024

Published 10th May, 2024

Basil's leap: from the racetrack to jumping triumph

Written by Sarah Smith Bombay Basil, known at home as Basil, started his racing career in Ireland before joining Tracey ...

February 2024

Published 28th February, 2024

A lifelong journey with Saint Arch

Written by Emma Link Since the age of nine, my journey with horses has been a lifelong passion. It all began when my pa...

Published 9th February, 2024

"The Flying Sofa"

Written by Lucy Giles In the tale of this extraordinary horse, where do I even begin? Picture a striking horse, dark ba...

December 2023

Published 12th December, 2023

RoR’s dedication to welfare: safeguarding the wellbeing of former racehorses

Behind the glamour of the RoR parades and the excitement of the competition series lies an essential pillar of the Retra...

Published 11th December, 2023

Hoofprints of Guardians: Erik and Abel's Equestrian Watch

Retirement for racehorses can unfold in unexpected ways, as King Erik (Erik) and Abel Tasman (Abel), both aged 9, discov...

November 2023

Published 6th November, 2023

From Racetrack to Family Heart: The Tale of Suncloud the Gentleman

By Shannon Matthewson Introducing the wonderful Suncloud, affectionately known as Sunny. I've had the privilege of shari...

October 2023

Published 16th October, 2023

Jumping into a New Life: Brian and Kate's Journey

Written by Kate Mieczkowska I acquired Restless Brian, also known as Brian, from his initial owner, who had taken him di...

Published 9th October, 2023

A Journey with Maverick: From the Racetrack to Triumph

By Derek Horsburgh In June 2019, a horse named Maverick, formerly known as "Read'em And Weep," entered my life after a ...

August 2023

Published 4th August, 2023

Gemologist – The Gem

Written by Katie Coward My horse is an 8-year-old dark bay mare called Gemologist, known very aptly as Gem, as she is a ...

July 2023

Published 18th July, 2023

The tale of Oborne Lady and Vicky Jones - you could say it was meant to be!

Written by Vicky Jones After growing up riding a variety of showjumpers and dressage horses, I fell in love with Nationa...

Published 18th July, 2023

The Captains Inn

The Captains Inn was purchased by Jane and Andrew Megson at the Tattersalls Sale held at Cheltenham in 2018, and went in...

June 2023

Published 5th June, 2023

Rebel the Resilient

By Rachel Collins My husband bought Rebel Collins in a breeze up sale at Ascot in 2013, when he had only gone along to ...

May 2023

Published 3rd May, 2023

Cheeky Wee Red - From Sprinting to Grand Prix Success

Written by Alice Pullem Cheeky Wee Red is a 15hh 15 year old Chestnut mare by Pastoral Pursuits out of Swynford Eleganc...

April 2023

Published 25th April, 2023

Michele and Waqaas's Story - The story of a very special racehorse

The story of a very special racehorse, Waqaas, and her owner who have helped one another in ways that could not have bee...

December 2022

Published 19th December, 2022

Owner Breeder's Pride - Tattersalls RoR Former Racehorse Challenge Champion

Written by Jane May, owner and breeder of Potters Grenadier My husband and I have been going to the Tattersall Sales fo...

November 2022

Published 7th November, 2022

Sam and Ollie’s Story - You could say I have always had a thing for former racehorses

Written by Samantha Treharne My younger sister Gabby, and I learnt to ride on our Nan Judy’s, ex racer, Jeeves. Hacking...

August 2022

Published 2nd August, 2022

Virginia and her racehorses follow in the footsteps of pilgrims in charity trek

Raising money for Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance and Horses4Health Taking the historic Pilgrim’s Way route from Winc...

July 2022

Published 22nd July, 2022

King Erik – The unexpected Best Man

By Paul Boyles. For the past several years my partner Kay had been asking if we could get a horse and in 2021, I finally...

June 2022

Published 28th June, 2022

Racing Staff Week - Emilie Hardy and Cloud Creeper

I worked at Philip Hobbs racing yard for 3 1/2 years and during the last year that he was in training there I rode Cloud...

Published 28th June, 2022

Racing Staff Week - Lucy Evans

Lucy Evans and Graycliffe My name is Graham, or formerly ‘Graycliffe’ when I used to race, before my part time carer tur...