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Join us for this exciting one-off event!

Famous UK racehorse trainer Venetia Williams is exclusively opening her doors on behalf of St Michael’s for you to experience a thrilling and insightful day.

Meet a selection of Venetia’s best horses and hear what goes into making these beautiful animals future champions.

You’ll also have a chance to support St Michael’s Hospice further by bidding in the charity auction with some fabulous items available. Full auction items listed below.

9.30 – 10.00am: Guest arrival

10.00 – 10.30am: Trainer talk; Venetia will pull out a selection of her best horses for guests to view accompanied by a commentary on each horse’s plans for the forthcoming season.

10.45 – 11.15am: View horses working; following a short walk to the gallops guests will have the opportunity to watch a selection of horses working on the gallops accompanied with a commentary from the trainer.

11.30am – 12.00pm: The St Michael’s Dash; taking place on the front lawn guests will be able to witness the first ever race involving jockeys and St Michael’s representatives racing wheelbarrows which has the potential for much frivolity!

12.00 -12.30pm: Brunch; a chance for guests to draw breath and enjoy a glass of fizz with a bite to eat back in the yard.

12.30 – 1.00pm: St Michael’s auction; a small but very select list of items featuring a percentage share for the season in a horse to be trained by Venetia Williams with all proceeds going to St Michael’s Hospice.

1.00pm: Event closes, guests depart.

This event is not suitable for children.

The event takes place outdoors, so please wear weather and terrain appropriate clothing and footwear. It may be muddy!

The event takes place at a working yard with horses. Guests are reminded to follow instructions and act responsibly on the day.

There is ample free on-site parking. Please note that there is a 10 minute walk to view the horses on the gallops.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking. You can email them to:

Lot 1
Courtesy of Ludlow Racecourse a pair of day Club badges for a fixture of your choice.

Lot 2
Courtesy of Cheltenham Racecourse a table for two in the Panoramic Restaurant for a meeting of your choice, (excluding The Open and Festival Meetings).

Lot 3
Courtesy of Hereford Racecourse and Venetia Williams, a pair of shares in the recently formed Hereford Racecourse Owners Club for the 7yo Mare Poniente trained by Venetia Williams.

Lot 4
Courtesy of Newbury Racecourse, a table for four in the Hennessey Restaurant at the Betfair Super Saturday fixture on Saturday 12th February.

Lot 5
Courtesy of Venetia Williams, a day for two spent with the trainer including a morning at the yard followed by an afternoon of racing, subject to availability and timings.