Wild Hope

Thank you for the thank yous!

9th April 2018

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

There are so many aspects that go into owning a racehorse but one of them is undoubtedly friendship and we're very fortunate to have made some special friends over the years and witnessed many new friendships blossom as we share racing's roller coaster together.

In recent months we've been busy at the stables and with our annual owners' event at Doncaster and we've been overwhelmed and touched by the amount of owners who took the time to write to us to express their gratitude to say how much they had enjoyed the day.

We're very lucky to have such a fantastic group of owners and are now looking forward to another great year on the racecourse. In the meantime a selection of the messages received since Doncaster appears below.


Hello Hambleton Racing Team!

We wanted to let you know asap how much we enjoyed today’s event .

5* hosting skills and excellent catering throughout

Best Wishes

Debbie and Keith


Many Thanks for all you do. Steve and I thoroughly enjoyed our day at Doncaster. Everything was first class. What else should we expect from a top class organisation. Here is to many more happy and successful years with you.

Richard and Steve


Team, you simply get better and what a great afternoon to get the 2018 season rolling. Didn't back a winner but it was so good to meet so many old and new faces in such a wonderful environment.

A lot of hard work must have gone in to make it so successful so well done and thank you to you all.

Oh, and the sticky toffee pudding ! It's already gone.


Bryan and Chris


Hi Team

Thanks for a great day last Sunday and we are looking forward to the new season.

Best wishes

The Brennans


To all the Hambleton team thank you for a wonderful day you all gave us on Sunday at Doncaster races for me and my guest.

Thanks again



Hi team

We would just like to say a big thank you for a lovely afternoon at Doncaster on Sunday.  We really enjoyed the meal, it was also good to see all our old friends again they were surprised to see us there.  Thanks again and we are looking forward to meeting the  "Watchable" syndicate owners soon and have some good racing.

Sue and Alan


Hi Caroline, Lizzy, Cosmo and Simon,

On behalf of Gina and myself I would proffer my sincere thanks for your splendid hospitality on Sunday. Everyone seemed to have had an enjoyable afternoon which, as always, was greatly enhanced by the Hambleton team. You really do know how make everyone welcome and “Tommo” was an excellent choice, even though he was giving Caroline a hard time!!

Thanks once again for a great day.



On behalf of myself and Carol, I would like to thank you very much for the Owner's day on Sunday, we both enjoyed it very much.

I appreciate that there must be a lot of work involved in organising the day and this is much appreciated.

Already looking forward to next year!

Best wishes,



Many thanks for organising such a great day on Sunday. The food and organisation was superb. "Tommo" was great fun, and somehow I found 3 winners. I am really getting to enjoy the company of some other owners and look forward to meeting up with them during the season. Please pass on my thanks to Caroline, Simon and Lizzie, who were all a great positive on the day.

Yours gratefully,

Mike (and Edward)


Caroline, Lizzy, Cosmo, Simon,

Back home after a great weekend with Hambleton Racing.

Kathryn and I enjoyed the hospitality immensely as always, we know that normally the charity’s that benefit from the events are usually in some way racing related. This year’s choice of Marie Curie was for us very appropriate having one member of the family recovering from cancer and another currently undergoing chemotherapy.

We do hope the fundraising exceeded expectations.

It was great to see you promoting Cartmel sticky toffee pudding - I must call in the shop today and ask for a discount – I’ll show them my Hambleton Brolly and badge!!!

Thanks again for a great weekend, long may it continue.

Brian and Kathryn


Dear Caroline

Thank you for organising such a wonderful day at Doncaster last Sunday and Rosy and I were so pleased to have been part of it.  It was good to meet the Hambleton team again and we are hoping to make arrangements to visit Canny Style sometime soon.

Thanks again and best wishes to all at Hambleton.



Thanks for a great day on Sunday, really enjoyed meeting up again with Angels Acclaim's fellow owners. Fingers crossed for a winning season for Hambleton!


John and Christine


Hi everyone

Just quick  note to say many thanks for yesterday. It was lovely to see you all and the meal was lovely.

Kind regards

Daryll and Caroline


Hi All

Thank you all for a great day at Doncaster on Sunday. Once again you have left no stone unturned in organising everything and it gets better year after year. It is much appreciated the time and effort that goes into sorting out such a great day.

Thanks again

Matt, Claire, Sophie & Abi


Dear Dolly Bird and Galileo et al,

What a fantastic day yesterday. Thank you all so much for the super organisation and also for the very warm welcome you gave us - it was lovely to see old friends and be welcomed back into the fold. It really was a day to remember.

Here's to a successful 2018 .

Love from Jenny 


Some things thankfully don't change. One of them is the superb Hambleton hospitality and friendship.

Thank you very much.

Keith X


We had a fabulous day with you all yesterday they are always a day to remember.


Coyle and Paula


Just a quick note to say Thank You for yet another great day at Doncaster. The food was lovely and well done to Lizzy for putting together the prizes and gifts.

Thank you all for your hard work.



Hi All

What a wonderful day - meeting up with old friends, making new - Hambleton's organisational skills, even down to the weather are extraordinary.

Again heartfelt thanks from the four of us and let us now the amount raised for Marie Curie in due course.

Hoping the season continues with similar success on the track for Hambleton and its owners.



Thanks for a great day at Doncaster – and the naming days too! A great but tiring weekend. You must all be ready for a rest!!!



Thanks again for yesterday. It was a lovely morning/afternoon. Yet again Hambleton exceed expectations.

Many Thanks



We had a great day yesterday as per normal thanks to the hospitality provided by the four of you again. As we said before we would be involved with yourselves if it wasn't for you all making the days what they are and having a good laugh and a bit of banter along the way.

Thanks again

Matt & Claire


Dear All,

Thank you for everything on the Owner's day on Sunday.  The meal was very nice, very well done to the catering staff.

As always Hambleton put a lot of effort into these days, it was great to see everyone again.


Carol & Peter


Can I  just thank you all on behalf of Lyn and myself, for a very enjoyable weekend.

We both look forward to seeing you all in the near future.

Andy and Lyn