Diary of the past year

Considering Covid again this year, I am please to say the club managed to keep active. Once again our members were working hard behind the scenes and this is just a small glimpse of what we were up to in 2021/2022 

We will be posting our last two avents from Brighton races and our event at the Kings Church here in June as we are taking a brake through out May. 

Plumpton Races

Barry and his sister Annette displaying some of our memorabilia

3rd April 2022

This picture of the 2.30pm the front two horses are, Strike the Flint, trained by Suzie Smith, who used to train in Lewes, now trains in Angmering West Sussex, riden by Micheal Nolan and on the left hand side is Fred Bear, trained by local trainer Sheena West and riden by Marc Goldstein

We are please to say that Sheena Wests horse came second and unfortunately Suzy Smiths horse was pulled up.

Front cover of the days race card

This is a small selection of some of the memrobilia we had on show.

On the 14th June 2022 we were invited to Jim Best Yard up on the old racecourse, were he showed us all his horses in training and round his yard.

On the 1st April 2022 Barry met up with Robert Veitch of Sussex Living magazine, and spent some time talking about Lewes Racecourse history and the interview was published in the July edition.

Photo of Sally and Robert

On 29th June 2022 It was really good to see Sally and Robert again, we arranged with Guy Thomas to invite Sally back to her old house in Southhover in Lewes, where she and her brother John Gosden lived from 1950 to 1960 before moving up to Heath House racing stables.

 On the 21st July 2022, We met up with Miss Sinclaires niece Nicky Sinclaire in Lewes showing her where her aunty lived and trained her horses at the Nunnery Stables. Before taking her up to Heath House Stables where Roger and Mark Hoad showed us round the yard.

Photo of Roger and Nicky at Heath House.

On the 24th July 2022 this is the first time a racecourse exhibition has been held on the racecourse, and we would like to thank the people that helped set it up on the day.

photo of marquee being set up.

On the 21st August 2022 Today we were invited to Camilla Poultons racing yard at Telscoumbe village.

Photo of her yard, from a field above.

On the 19th September 2022, we had a day out at Plumpton Races to watch Suzy Smiths runner, Strike the flint ridden by Harry Bannister and we are delighted to say that the horse won.

Photo of Suzy Smith and Jockey Harry Bannister.

On the 23rd September 2022 we were invited to Paddy Butlers yard at East Chiltington Nr Lewes. 

Photo of Paddy and his wife.

On the 29th September 2022 we returned to Camilla's yard for an interview, which was filmed by Tom Bonner and conducted by Jenny Dash.

Photo of Camilla in the centre, her mum on the right and her daughter on the left, who is her assistant trainer.

On the 18th October2022, today it was a special honour for us to be invited to Plumpton races, for Shirley our treasurer to present a club cheque to Bob Champion for his cancer trust fund.

Photo of Shirley and Bob Champion.

On the 23rd November 2022 we were invited to Suzy Smith's  new yard at Angmering Park Estate, this was worth the wait to be shown around the yard including her stud.

Photo of Sergio and some of Suzy's Yearlings.