Thank you for the thank you’s!

9th April 2024

We've been humbled by the many generous messages we've received since our recent Owners' Day at Doncaster and wanted to take a chance to say thank you to everyone for helping make the day the success it was.

One of the most rewarding parts of being involved with Hambleton is helping people involved in our horse racing syndicates take their enjoyment of our fantastic sport to the next level.

It's certainly been a fantastic start to the year on the racecourse as the winners continue to flow but we’ve always felt it’s equally important to enjoy ourselves when our horses aren’t racing, and days like our complimentary Owners’ Day allow us to do just that.

There are so many aspects that go into owning a racehorse but one that’s often overlooked is friendship. We’re both fortunate to have made some special friends over the years and also witness so many new friendships develop and blossom as we all share racing's roller coaster together.

It was great to once again see so many good friends getting together and having fun at Doncaster as we looked back on the highs and lows of the past 12 months and ahead to what’s in store in 2024.

We count ourselves very lucky to have such a fantastic group of owners and are now looking forward to making more memories together, both on and off the racecourse this year.

Short term, we’ll be enjoying ourselves with more owners at some upcoming naming events for our youngsters but in the meantime a selection of the kind messages we've received since our Owners Day appears below.


'Thanks very much for an absolutely smashing day at Doncaster today. We have just got back to Liverpool and have been talking all the way home about how lovely the day has been. I hope the auction and raffle raised lots of cash for the worthy cause. The hosting by all of you and the guests at our table that we met were all great.'

Thanks again for a lovely day, well done. See you all soon.

Ian & Monique


'Many thanks for a wonderful day at my first Owners Day yesterday. We were a little nervous being new to all this but met some lovely people and couldn’t have been made more welcome. A memorable day and looking forward to visiting the stables again soon for our lad’s naming day :)'

Paul & Laura


'We just wanted to reiterate our appreciation for the most enjoyable day you provided (as usual) on Sunday. We know that such events take a lot of time and hard work to organise and hope you were as happy with the day as we were.'

Thanks again, look forward to seeing you all soon.

David & Fiona


'Thank you for a lovely day. I didn't think you could improve on last year's event - but you have! Everything was first class, so 'thank you' again for all your hard work in making it another successful day.'



'Just wanted to send a big thank you to the great Hambleton team for a very enjoyable day at Doncaster. Could not have been better (and a raffle prize win keeps the wife happy!).'



'Many thanks for an excellent day at Doncaster. I really appreciate the hard work you all put into running these events.'



'On behalf of Carol and I, may I say how much we enjoyed the Owners' Day yesterday.

We thought that the food was excellent and as usual, the organisation impeccable. It was good to meet up with both new and old friends in such a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank you very much to you all for the hard work in making the arrangements and in making the day so enjoyable.'

Best wishes,



'Just a quick note to say it was great to meet you, Cosmo and Simon at Doncaster today. Thank you to you and all the team for organising what was a really enjoyable event. We met some wonderful owners who we look forward to seeing again at future social gatherings. Next stop Lambourn and the naming ceremony!'



'Just a short note to say thanks to everyone for all the hard work in putting on another wonderful day at Doncaster.  It really is a great start to the flat season to catch up with everyone before the season starts in earnest.'

Cheers for now



'We had an enjoyable weekend, Friday to Monday, at Doncaster. Thank you for a wonderful Sunday where we were able to meet up with other owners, some with Archie Watson and David O'Meara and others, like us, with Kevin. David won a prize in the raffle - a big box of chocolates and a bottle of champagne.'

David & Linda


'Just a quick acknowledgement to Hambleton for yet another excellently organised event. Thank you all ever so much for a fantastic afternoon enjoyment, catching up with old and new friends.'

All the very best

Bryan & Janet


'Thank you for yet another nice Owners Day at Doncaster. It was great to meet up with other owners of the horses. The gift for this year is highly appreciated as we will now hopefully be able to spot the other Hambleton Owners when we go racing.'

Annika & Jane


'Thanks to Hambleton Racing and Simon, Cosmo, Davina, Helen, Lizzy and Maya for a splendid Owners’ Day at Donny yesterday. I came away from Doncaster ahead of the bookies - thanks to the tipsters, mainly AT!!'

Thanks again,



'Thank you for yesterday - it was our first Hambleton big event (except the visit to Saxon Gate). It was good to meet other owners and hear their stories.'

Best wishes



'Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone at Hambleton for a thoroughly enjoyable Owners Day experience at Doncaster today. Well worth the journey despite the fact that we were just about the only couple on table 4 not to win a raffle prize!'

Andy & Nicki


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