Behind The Scenes Tour Of A Racing Yard
Enjoy a morning on the gallops with two leading teachers of their trade! Tom Clover and Alex Hales are progressive trainers who have excellent backgrounds in the sport, having been assistants to Classic and Royal Ascot winning trainer, David Simcock and Kim Bailey, trainer of the Grand National and Cheltenham Gold Cup Mr Frisk and Master Oats, respectively.
Prices start from £450 for a group of 6, please enquire for a more bespoke figure that suits your day!
You will be welcomed by Galloping To Give on arrival.
Head out on a private stable tour with Tom or Alex to see their first-class facilities and meet some of their stable stars.
Next, your group will see the horses warm up before going out onto the gallops to watch the horses being put through their paces with the chance to ask the trainer any questions.
Photo opportunities will be plentiful we promise!
After taking in the superb surroundings, you will return to the yard to see the horses being washed down and be able to have a chat to some of the stable staff and any horses you particularly like.
Fear not, a delicious breakfast will also be included in your day! Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Above: Trainers Tom and Alex
A Day At The Races
Allow Galloping To Give explain some of the inner workings of the sport of kings and demystify a day at the races.
Horse racing has many layers, which can for a first timer be confusing and overwhelming. You want to feel knowledgeable, but you are not sure how to attain it. From understanding how to read a racecard to explaining the betting (Why is 9/2 a better price than 11/4?) to having a racing personality talk you through the runners on your raceday, we have it covered!
Each booking is so individual, and prices vary for different racedays at different courses however an average group size is 15 people which would cost approximately £195 per person.
Galloping To Give can easily arrange your day at the races – whatever your occasion – at any of the following courses:
A typical race day package is as follows, but we can, of course, tailor it to suit your requirements:
- A hospitality box with a private balcony.
- Premier enclosure entry with leading views of the racecourse.
- A gorgeous two course, seated lunch with half a bottle of wine per person.
- Tea, coffee and chocolates, with drinks service to your table.
- A Race card and a car park pass per person, as well as betting facilities.
- Someone to guide you through the card and find those all-important winners!
Sold! Experience the magic of the sales
Tattersalls is the leading auction house for equine trading! Founded in 1766, it always boasts a fervent atmosphere of excitement, hope, and expectation with trainers, owners and bloodstock agents all aiming to find the best quality bloodstock. This tour is something special that truly lifts the lid on one lesser-known aspect of horse racing.
Galloping To Give have partnered with J.S. Bloodstock, a leading Bloodstock Consultancy founded by Billy Jackson-Stops, to give you and your guests the time to learn more about the company. J.S. Bloodstock has compiled years of hands-on experience in the breeding and training of thoroughbreds to formulate a bloodstock consultancy that has an in-depth knowledge to every aspect of the thoroughbred market, both at home and abroad.
Your day will consist of:
Coffee or tea on arrival with the obligatory pastry!
Your copy of the sales catalogue.
An introduction from Galloping To Give to explain your itinerary for the day.
A tour with a Tattersalls sales representative where you will view their top class facilities including the famous Sales Ring where many large trades have taken place - we will try and ensure you get to see an expensive lot being sold as this always adds to the excitement!
Visiting some of the horses that are for sale as if you were a prospective buyer.
Photo opportunities a plenty to record your day.
After all of this, you will be treated to a delicious lunch in one of Tattersalls resplendent dining rooms. The perfect way to digest your morning's activities and continue to watch more of the sales. During this, you will have the chance to learn from Billy about his profession and what he looks for when making recommendations to UK and international clients.