RACING DIARIES INDEX

 

 

Maintain a diary all your days.  A diary is a doorway to a second life, running parallel to the one you live and produces even a third life, for by recording the day’s events you preserve the days like berries.  You may return to that day, taste it and live it over again but without that act of preservation the day has gone; it is nothing.  Elspeth Marr (1871 – 1947)

 

April 2019

Saturday 27th

Sandown Park Jump Finale

Good Friday 19th

Lambourn Open Day

Saturday 06th

Aintree Festival – Grand National Day

Friday 05th

Aintree Festival – Ladies’ Day

Thursday 04th

Aintree Festival – Grand National Thursday

March 2019

Friday 15th

Cheltenham Festival Day 4

Thursday 14th

Cheltenham Festival Day 3

Wednesday 13th

Cheltenham Festival Day 2

Tuesday 12th

Cheltenham Festival Day 1

December 2018

Boxing Day Wednesday 26th

Kempton Park Winter Festival – featuring King George VI Chase

Saturday 01st

Ladbrokes Trophy (formerly Hennessy Gold Cup) Day

October 2018

Saturday 20th

Visit to Noel Williams’ yard near Blewbury

Saturday 13th

Visit to Graeme McPherson’s yard near Stow-on-the-Wold

September 2018

Saturday 29th

Visit to Robin Dickin’s yard at Great Alne

August 2018

Bank Holiday Monday 27th

Visit to Colin Tizzard’s Public Open Day

July 2018

Sunday 29th

Alpaca Experience at Butlers Farm in Essex

Tuesday 24th

Visit to Newmarket – The National Stud and Palace House National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art

June 2018

Thursday 21st

Royal Ascot Ladies Day featuring the Ascot Gold Cup

Saturday 2nd

Visit to Chandler Manor Farm Stud to see Shilpa, Money Maid and their foals

April 2018

Saturday 28th

Sandown Park Jump Finale

Saturday 14th

Aintree Festival – Grand National Day Part II

Aintree Festival – Grand National Day Part I

Friday 13th

Aintree Festival – Ladies Day Part II

Aintree Festival – Ladies Day Part I

Thursday 12th

Aintree Festival – Grand National Thursday Part II

Aintree Festival – Grand National Thursday Part I

March 2018

Saturday 31st

Visit to Jamie Snowden’s yard in Lambourn

13th to 16th March

BHA Stewards’ Reports – Cheltenham Festival 2018

Friday 16th

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Part I

Thursday 15th

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Part I

Wednesday 14th

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Part I

Tuesday 13th

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Part I

December 2017

Tuesday 26th

Didn’t attend Kempton Park, due to a head cold

Saturday 16th

Christmas-themed alpaca walk at Abbotts View Farm

Saturday 09th

Visit to Jamie Snowden’s yard in Lambourn

Saturday 02nd

Ladbrokes Trophy (formerly Hennessy Gold Cup) Day

November 2017

Saturday 18th

Cheltenham November Meeting – Day 2

October 2017

Saturday 28th

Visit to Noel Williams’ yard in Blewbury

Saturday 14th

Visit to Graeme McPherson’s yard near Stow-on-the-Wold

August 2017

Saturday 12th

Visit to Jamie Snowden’s yard in Lambourn

Saturday 05th

Visit to Noel Williams’ yard in Blewbury

July 2017

Sunday 09th

Walking an alpaca at Abbotts View Farm

Saturday 08th

Visit to Robin Dickin’s yard at Great Alne

April 2017

Saturday 29th

Sandown Park Jump Finale

Friday 14th

Lambourn Open Day

Saturday 8th

Aintree Festival Grand National Day Part II

Aintree Festival Grand National Day Part I

Friday 7th

Aintree Festival Ladies Day Part II

Aintree Festival Ladies Day Part I

Thursday 6th

Aintree Festival Grand Opening Day Part II

Aintree Festival Grand Opening Day Part I

March 2017

Saturday 25th

Visit to Noel Williams’ yard in Blewbury & Newbury races

Friday 17th

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Part I

Thursday 16th

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Part I

Wednesday 15th

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Part I

Tuesday 14th

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Part I

February 2017

Saturday 25th

Visit to Jamie Snowden’s yard in Lambourn

December 2016

Boxing Day Monday 26th

Kempton Park – featuring the King George VI Chase

November 2016

Saturday 26th

Newbury – Hennessy Gold Cup Day

Visit to Noel Williams’ yard in Blewbury

October 2016

Saturday 29th

Visit to Jamie Snowden’s yard in Lambourn

Sunday 02nd

Charity Walk in Cirencester in aid of Gloucestershire Hospitals – undertaken by both Choc and me and including photos!

September 2016

Saturday 03rd

Visit to Noel Williams’ new yard in Blewbury

August 2016

Saturday 13th

Visit to Jamie Snowden’s yard in Lambourn

July 2016

Saturday 30th

Visit to Graeme McPherson’s yard near Stow-on-the-Wold

April 2016

Saturday 23rd

Sandown Park – Jump Season Finale

Saturday 09th

Aintree – Grand National Day Part II

Aintree – Grand National Day Part I

Friday 08th

Aintree – Ladies Day Part II

Aintree – Ladies Day Part I

Thursday 07th

Aintree – Grand Opening Day Part II

Aintree – Grand Opening Day Part I

March 2016

Friday 18th

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 - Part III

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 - Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 - Part I

Thursday 17th

Couldn’t attend Festival as planned, due to exhaustion ...

Wednesday 16th

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 - Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 - Part I

Tuesday 15th

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 - Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 - Part I

Saturday 12th

Visit to see Menace at White Shoot Stables, Blewbury

February 2016

Saturday 6th

Visit to see Menace at White Shoot Stables, Blewbury

December 2015

Sunday 27th

Kempton Park

Boxing Day Saturday 26th

Kempton Park – featuring the King George VI Chase

November 2015

Saturday 28th

Newbury – Hennessy Gold Cup Day

Friday 27th

Newbury

October 2015

Saturday 31st

Ascot Halloween Raceday

Saturday 10th

Visit to see Menace at White Shoot Stables, Blewbury

July 2015

Saturday 11th

Barbury International Horse Trials

Monday 06th

Worcester – featuring Menace the Twitterati racehorse

April 2015

Saturday 25th

Sandown Park – Jump Season Finale

Saturday 11th

Aintree – Grand National Day Part II

Aintree – Grand National Day Part I

Friday 10th

Aintree – Ladies Day Part II

Aintree – Ladies Day Part I

Thursday 9th

Aintree – Grand Opening Day Part II

Aintree – Grand Opening Day Part I

March 2015

Friday 13th

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 – Part III

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 – Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 – Part I

Thursday 12th

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 – Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 – Part I

Wednesday 11th

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 – Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 – Part I

Tuesday 10th

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 – Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 – Part I

February 2015

Sunday 15th

Visit to meet Menace at White Shoot Stables, Blewbury

January 2015

Saturday 24th

Pogo Pandemonium – Newbury Racecourse

Cheltenham Festival Trials Day

December 2014

Boxing Day Friday 26th

Kempton Park – King George VI Chase

November 2014

Saturday 29th

Newbury - Hennessy Gold Cup Day Part II

Newbury - Hennessy Gold Cup Day Part I

October 2014

Saturday 18th

Cheltenham Showcase Day 2 Part II

Cheltenham Showcase Day 2 Part I

September 2014

Sunday 7th

Martin Keighley’s Public Open Day

April 2014

Saturday 26th

Sandown Park – Season Finale

Saturday 5th

Aintree – Grand National Day Part II

Aintree – Grand National Day Part I

Friday 4th

Aintree – Ladies Day Part II

Aintree – Ladies Day Part I

Thursday 3rd

Aintree – Grand Opening Day Part II

Aintree – Grand Opening Day Part I

March 2014

Saturday 22nd

Newbury

Saturday 15th

Kempton Park

Friday 14th

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Part III

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Part I

Thursday 13th

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Part I

Wednesday 12th

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Part I

Tuesday 11th

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Part I

February 2014

Saturday 22nd

Kempton Park BetBright Chase Day

December 2013

Boxing Day Thursday 26th

Kempton Park King George VI Chase

Saturday 7th

Sandown Park

November 2013

Saturday 30th

Newbury Hennessy Gold Cup Day

Monday 25th

Kempton Park

October 2013

Sunday 20th

Kempton Park

Saturday 19th

Cheltenham Showcase Day 2 Part II

Cheltenham Showcase Day 2 Part I

September 2013

Sunday 29th

Martin Keighley’s Owners’ Day

June 2013

Sunday 16th

Heythrop Country Fair

April 2013

Saturday 06th

Aintree Grand National Day Part III

Aintree Grand National Day Part II

Aintree Grand National Day Part I

Friday 05th

Aintree Ladies Day Part II

Aintree Ladies Day Part I

March 2013

Friday 15th

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Part I

Thursday 14th

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Part I

Wednesday 13th

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Part I

Tuesday 12th

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Part II

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Part I

Saturday 02nd

Newbury – Greatwood Charity Raceday

February 2013

Saturday 23rd

Kempton Park – Racing Plus Chase Day

January 2013

Saturday 12th

Kempton Park Lanzarote Hurdle Day

December 2012

Boxing Day Wednesday 26th

Kempton Park – King George VI Chase

Saturday 22nd

Ascot

Saturday 01st

Newbury Hennessy Gold Cup Day

November 2012

Thursday 29th

Newbury

Monday 05th

Kempton Park

October 2012

Sunday 21st

Kempton Park

Saturday 20th

Cheltenham Showcase Day 2

September 2012

Saturday 08th

Stratford Upon Avon

June 2012

Saturday 30th

Barbury International Hit-Air Challenge

Sunday 17th

Heythrop Summer Fair & Donkey Derby

April 2012

Saturday 14th

Aintree Festival Day 3

Grand National Day Part II

Aintree Festival Day 3

Grand National Day Part I

Friday 13th

Aintree Festival Day 2 Part II

Aintree Festival Day 2 Part I

March 2012

Saturday 24th

Newbury

Saturday 17th

Kempton Park

Friday 16th

Cheltenham Festival Day 4

Thursday 15th

Cheltenham Festival Day 3

Wednesday 14th

Cheltenham Festival Day 2

Tuesday 13th

Cheltenham Festival Day 1

Saturday 03rd

Newbury

February 2012

Saturday 25th

Kempton Park

Saturday 18th

Ascot

January 2012

Saturday 28th

Cheltenham Festival Trials Day

December 2011

Boxing Day Monday 26th

Kempton Park King George VI Chase

November 2011

Saturday 26th

Newbury Hennessy Gold Cup Day

Saturday 19th

Ascot

Saturday 05th

Sandown Park

October 2011

Monday 31st

Kempton Park Photos & Diary

Saturday 29th

Ascot

Sunday 16th

Kempton Park Photos & Diary

September 2011

Sunday 25th

Martin Keighley’s Open Day

August 2011

Friday 05th

Worcester Photos & Diary

May 2011

Saturday 28th

Stratford Upon Avon

April 2011

Good Friday 22nd

Lambourn Open Day

Sunday 10th

Ascot

Saturday 9th

Aintree Festival Day 3

– Grand National Day Part II

Aintree Festival Day 3

– Grand National Day Part I

Friday 8th

Aintree Festival Day 2

March 2011

Monday 28th

TowcesterChoc’s 1000th Career Winner

Saturday 26th

Newbury – EBF Mares’ Only Finale Day

Friday 18th

Cheltenham Festival Day 4

Thursday 17th

Cheltenham Festival Day 3

Wednesday 16th

Cheltenham Festival Day 2

Tuesday 15th

Cheltenham Festival Day 1

February 2011

Saturday 26th

Kempton Park – Racing Post Chase Day

Friday 11th

Kempton Park

Saturday 05th

Sandown Park

January 2011

Saturday 29th

Cheltenham

Saturday 22nd

Ascot

Saturday 15th

Kempton Park King George VI Chase

Saturday 08th

Sandown Park

November 2010

Saturday 27th

Newbury Hennessy Gold Cup Day

Monday 22nd

Kempton Park

Monday 01st

Kempton Park

October 2010

Sunday 17th

Kempton Park

September 2010

Tuesday 21st

‘An Evening with Choc Thornton’

August 2010

Friday 6th

Worcester - Photos and Diary

June 2010

Sunday 13th

Stratford Upon Avon

April 2010

Saturday 10th

Aintree Festival Day 3 – Grand National

Friday 09th

Aintree Festival Day 2

March 2010

Saturday 27th

Newbury & 2nd Course Walk with Choc

Friday 19th

Cheltenham Festival Day 4

Thursday 18th

Cheltenham Festival Day 3

Wednesday 17th

Cheltenham Festival Day 2

Tuesday 16th

Cheltenham Festival Day 1

Saturday 13th

Sandown Park

February 2010

Saturday 27th

Kempton Park

Saturday 20th

Ascot

Saturday 13th

Newbury

December 2009

Sunday 27th

Kempton Park

Saturday 12th

Cheltenham

November 2009

Saturday 28th

Newbury

Saturday 21st

Ascot

Monday 02nd

Kempton Park

October 2009

Sunday 25th

Towcester

September 2009

Tuesday 22nd

Stratford Upon Avon

Sunday 13th

Martin Keighley’s Open Day

Sunday 06th

Worcester

August 2009

Bank Holiday Monday 31st

Huntingdon

Thursday 13th

Stratford Upon Avon

July 2009

Sunday 19th

Stratford Upon Avon

Sunday 12th

Stratford Upon Avon

May 2009

Sunday 31st

Stratford Upon Avon

April 2009

Saturday 25th

Sandown Park

Thursday 16th

Cheltenham

Saturday 04th

Aintree – Grand National

Friday 03rd

Aintree

March 2009

Saturday 21st

Newbury

Friday 13th

Cheltenham Festival Day 4

Thursday 12th

Cheltenham Festival Day 3

Wednesday 11th

Cheltenham Festival Day 2

Tuesday 10th

Cheltenham Festival Day 1

Saturday 07th

Sandown Park

Sunday 01st

Huntingdon

February 2009

Saturday 28th

Newbury

Saturday 21st

Kempton Park

Thursday 19th

Huntingdon

Saturday 14th

Ascot

January 2009

Saturday 31st

Sandown Park

Saturday 24th

Cheltenham

Sunday 18th

Towcester

Saturday 17th

Ascot

December 2008

Monday 29th

Newbury

Boxing Day Friday 26th

Kempton Park

Saturday 20th

Ascot

Friday 19th

Ascot

Saturday 13th

Cheltenham – course walk with Choc

Thursday 11th

Huntingdon

Saturday 06th

Sandown Park

Friday 05th

Sandown Park

November 2008

Saturday 29th

Newbury

Wednesday 26th

Kempton Park

Saturday 22nd

Ascot

Friday 21st

Ascot

Sunday 16th

Cheltenham

Wednesday 05th 

Huntingdon

Sunday 02nd

Huntingdon

Saturday 01st

Ascot

October 2008

Wednesday 29th

Huntingdon

Sunday 19th

Kempton Park

Tuesday 14th

Huntingdon

Wednesday 08th

Towcester

Sunday 05th

Huntingdon

September 2008

Saturday 27th

Market Rasen

Sunday 21st

Plumpton

Sunday 07th

Fontwell Park

August 2008

Bank Holiday Monday 25th

Huntingdon

Sunday 03rd

Market Rasen

July 2008

Sunday 13th

Stratford Upon Avon

June 2008

Sunday 29th

Uttoxeter

Sunday 15th

Stratford Upon Avon

Sunday 08th

Worcester

April 2008

Saturday 26th

Sandown Park

 

Rounded Rectangle: RETURN TO HOME PAGE