Testimonials

We would like to thank you and the Jonjo team most sincerely for your courtesy and dedication during yesterday’s stable visit.  It was well beyond our expectations and probably the highlight of our year.

Of course, the facilities are wonderful and picturesque but the overwhelming feeling that we took away was the enjoyment and togetherness of your whole team.

As I mentioned during our visit, Jackdaws Castle has always had a certain mystique from the outside and our future trips to the Plough will at lest benefit from our being able to say ……… “we have been in there”!

It was a pity that His Dream did not read the script and hopefully Jonjo will work the miracle soon.

Thanks once again.

Simon & Marjorie Longden

- Members Day
14th of July 2021

Thanks for a fascinating morning yesterday, learned a lot, lovely horses and lovely people  – well entertained by Roger….
Great to meet our two horses  – hope we didn’t put His Dream off!
Of course, my favourite had to be Phil the Thrill!

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14th of July 2021

Good Morning Roger,

Just a line or two to thank you on behalf of Mike and I for a wonderful tour of Jackdaw’s Castle yesterday. We loved seeing behind the scenes and meeting the horses and some of the team.

We know a huge amount of effort goes in to everything you do and wanted you to know how much those of us at basic Racing Club level appreciate what you are doing – Mum loved the tour too, but I think she is contacting you directly.

All we need now is for the racing club horses to get their act together and live up to your high standards and expectations!

Once again, thank you for a lovely informative and enjoyable morning out.

Very best regards
Audrey Kingsnorth and Mike Schafer

- Fantastic day
14th of July 2021

Good morning Roger

Thank you and everyone at Jackdaws Castle for a wonderful morning yesterday – I enjoyed it very much. It’s really obvious how much everyone loves working in a well run organisation … and in beautiful surroundings.

- Members Day
13th of July 2021

Thank you Roger and all at Jackdaws for a super tour this morning (12/07). The premises are wonderful and the scenery is amazing. It was noticeable how calm and relaxed  but hard working the staff are. 
Roger, always full of stories and good humour but very knowledgeable about the horses and the yard, you were a super host. A great morning, Thank you.

- Members Day
13th of July 2021

Just a very big thank you to everyone at jackdaws for making my vist such a informative experience (30-6-21 ) A very well put together tour. Look forward to track success in  the future.
                      Regards John Rogers

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3rd of July 2021

Roger, 

Wendy and I wish to thank you very much for the splendid morning we enjoyed today at Jackdaws Castle. It really was a tremendous experience and brings us much closer to feeling part of a good group. Here’s to the future and thank you for all your hard work.

Kind regards

Nigel and Wendy Elliott

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3rd of June 2021

Roger,
Thank you and to thanks also to everyone else involved in a very enjoyable and informative visit to Jackdaw’s Castle on Thursday. It was very well organised,(including the weather which was superb!)and a thoroughly great way to spend a morning. 
Best regards,
Barry

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2nd of June 2021

Hi Roger,
  Sorry it’s taken so long send this, But we have to let you know what a Greatday we had on wednesday, It was lovely to see behind the scenes at Jackdaws Castle. You and all the staff made us feel very welcome, lovely to see our 2 horses and able to feed them carrots ( which all the horses obviously loved). it’s such a great setting  And watching them on the gallops in beautiful   sunshine was an added bonus .Although Just Dream didn’t perform as we would have liked yesterday we couldn’t fault Phillip ride. we look forward to better results next time .
  Best wishes   Chris & Sylvia Edmunds

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1st of June 2021

Thank you for a fantastic morning on Wednesday – it was great to see the horses and learn a bit more about them and to see the Club horses on the gallops. The sun was a bonus! You and all the team at Jackdaws made us feel very welcome and went to a lot of trouble to make it such an enjoyable event. The bags of carrots were a great idea and allowed us to get close to the horses!

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27th of May 2021

Just a quick note to say a big thank you for this morning – really interesting and nice to see the horses at last.

Keep up the good work.

Kind regards

Philip

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27th of May 2021

Hi Roger,

Hope you’re doing well. Just wanted to say a massive thank you for having me at Jackdaws Castle today for the stable visit. I thoroughly enjoyed my walk around and learning more about the prestigious history of both Jackdaws and Jonjo. 

As a first experience of horse ownership this has been the best possible experience, and I couldn’t have asked for more. The team at Jackdaws are very friendly and supremely talented at what they do, and their love and affection for the horses is clear for all to see. I would love to have the opportunity to visit once again later in the year, and potentially bring my dad along who has been an avid racing fan throughout his life. 

Thank you again for today, and I would love to hear more about future ownership opportunities if any arise in the future because the Racing Club has really given me a taster that I would love to have more more involvement. 

Kind regards,

Alex Dudley 

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Roger, 

Wendy and I wish to thank you very much for the splendid morning we enjoyed today at Jackdaws Castle. It really was a tremendous experience and brings us much closer to feeling part of a good group. Here’s to the future and thank you for all your hard work.

Kind regards

Nigel and Wendy Elliott

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27th of May 2021

Good morning Roger

Many thanks to you and the team for a lovely day out at Bangor yesterday….also for organising some much appreciated sunshine!

I’ve attached a few photos…I think a caption for the first could be ‘His Dream…our dream’! The horse looked wonderful and speaking to Jonjo jnr was very informative. The result may not have been what we hoped for, but there will be other days with greater success I’m sure.

The racecourse staff were most welcoming and helpful. I’d only been there once before and it was interesting to see the contrast without a ‘crowd’!

Thanks again and best wishes to everyone.

Judy

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19th of April 2021

Good Morning Roger!
                                    Two days on & the memories of a glorious day’s racing @ Bangor are still vivid. We were well looked after, felt perfectly safe & it was a joy to be back racing. 
        It was a pleasure to meet you, Jonjo jnr. & fellow Racing Club member Judy. Shame my betting with the only bookie on course was abysmal & His Dream struggled to rise to the occasion, but we all live to fight another day, unlike poor Tierra Verde…
       Many thanks for your organisational work – ‘til the next time!

Yours in Sport 

Christine Roberts 

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19th of April 2021

Just wanted to thank you for a great day yesterday at Southwell. Both Neil and myself enjoyed our first experience as “Owners” with the Club. We were well looked after by the racecourse and the summer weather certainly did it’s bit to enhance the day. A special mention for Jonjo Jr., whose post race analysis was most informative. I hope the handicapper relents, and drops His Dream so that my next owner’s day will be a winning one. I will be eagerly anticipating a visit to Jackdaws as soon as we are permitted, and, hopefully, many more racecourse visits.

Thank you again.

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1st of April 2021

Thanks for all your efforts, this is the best racing club I have been a member of. 
Thanks to everybody involved for all their hard work.

Cheers
Neil

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7th of March 2021

Just like too say a big thank you too his dream ran a fantastic race too finish 3rd even on testing ground and a big thank you too all the staff at Jonjo O’Neill yard so thankful for being part of all this well done all what a great week it’s been two club horses and two cracking races

Lee Mansfield

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28th of February 2021

Very well done to Philip, His Dream and all the team, a great result . What fun we are having with these two horses!

Kind regards

Janie Greaves

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28th of February 2021

Thanks for getting back to me Loving the racing club, you guys really make us all feel part of it, great to see Soaring Glory winning easily yesterday Keep up the good work Steven 

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22nd of February 2021

Dear Roger, Just a quick mail to say that so far the Jonjooneillracingclub.co.uk, has exceeded my expectations. A daily update is more than I get with other clubs. And I love videos which you are also providing. Can’t wait until I can get to visit Jackdaws. Castle for myself. Keep up the wonderful job you are doing and wishing When You’re Ready a safe race at the weekend. Regards Jacquie Ward 

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19th of February 2021

Hi Roger Thanks for all the updates and for questions answered. Thought you might like to know how useful your insider knowledge is. Based on your information about wind surgery I backed Martinhal at Exeter yesterday as he had won his first race after surgery and you had suggested that the second race might be even better. He came in at 9-2 so thanks. Regards Steve

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15th of February 2021

Hi,
Just to confirm that I received my signed racecard prize from the competition. Thank you so very much for it. I can’t wait to be able to visit the wonderful Jackdaw’s Castle and just hope the Covid travel restrictions don’t prevent me making the journey from Scotland!
I am enjoying being a member of the Jonjo O’Neill Racing Club very much. Your daily newsletters are very interesting and informative and its exciting seeing the club horses run. I also like the challenge of researching for the competitions!
Many thanks again.
Sally

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17th of February 2021

Morning Rodger just received my canvas prints of when you’re ready going to put them on my front room wall later they look absolutely brilliant great job by Tony I truly recommend Tony too any of our members

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9th of February 2021

Dear  Roger,
Thank  you  very  much  for  your messages.   They  are  very  much  appreciated.
Best  regards, Margaret

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6th of February 2021

HI Roger
So interesting to ready your daily emails!  Makes life a whole lot brighter at this rather dull time!  Keep them coming!   Heres to the future and a return to all the things we love!
Best wishes
Julie and John Taylor

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6th of February 2021

Good evening Roger,

I was reading the update today and I was really laughing at the stories you put into the piece about Monica and Sea Pigeon, what a delight to read, he sounded like a real character.
I remember the days when he was running and at that particular time I followed and backed Jonjo quite a lot of the time.      Happy Days!!

Anyway the updates you send are a real tonic and I love reading the articles regarding the goings on behind the scenes and everyday life for the staff, it was most interesting to read about the history and beginnings of Jackdaws Castle and I can’t wait to come on a visit.
Keep them coming Roger you’re doing a great job..

Best regards, still laughing.

David.

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6th of February 2021

Aren’t we a lucky club to have two men in charge of us like JonJo and yourselfBlush
I listened to the radio chat, brilliant, all the details you are giving us each day, like seeing When You’re Ready trot up and then both horses on the 5f gallop, magic.
Jon Jo jr is turning into one very good young jockey as well, he is very strong in a finish, loving it.
Thank you very much for all your hard work, its fabulous.
Love to all the yard
Caroline

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27th of January 2021

Morning Roger

Hope you had a good weekend.

I am absolutely loving this club. For several years now I have had shares in a couple of horses with the Owners Group. It has been a little disappointing but it was my choice.

The Jonjo club however is a different matter all together. I have been in touch with Tony about photos which we have never had the opportunity to do with the other club.

You are working very hard to keep us all happy with a daily newsletter and the photos so the world is rosey. Needs to be as I am self-employed and lost all my work since last March so you are cheering me up

A very big thank you. Caroline

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18th of January 2021

Hi Roger

Just to thank you for all the work you put into keeping us informed on a daily basis. It is great & much appreciated particularly in boosting our morale at what is a challenging time for many, myself included. 

The video of the trot up after When You’re Ready’s win was a great insight to the workings at Jackdaws & to see Jonjo give him the thumbs up even better!

It was great to be part of the Jonjo O’Neill Racing Club’s first win in those historic colours. A memory that will stay with me forever.

Here’s to more winners for the club.

Kind regards & many thanks again

Dallas

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17th of January 2021

Hi Roger
I have known and worked with you for more years than we should admit to. When you called me and told me about the club I was delighted to support you and Jonjo.
It’s a great way to get involved at entry level. When my favourite horse Monksfieid beat Sea Pigeon that day little did I think I would be involved one day in those famous colours in a small way. 
I signed up and a winner arrived 20 minutes later! I am sending you my infilled in lottery ticket Roger.
I love your infectious enthusiasm and optimism. We all need lots of that just now.
Good luck with this venture to all of you and to the current members too !

Mark Stallard

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14th of January 2021

Hello Roger.  As a long time jump racegoer some 50 years now I was still excited watching the win at Leicester. I am looking forward to enjoying being a member of the club and hope as the current situation improves maybe getting the chance to visit Jackdaws.Just brilliant to see the colours of possibly one of the finest hurdlers of all time. Keep up the good work.   Regards Barry Johnson

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14th of January 2021

Hi Roger
As a lifelong racing fan I was delighted to be involved with this fabulously great value racing club,my daughter bought me the membership for Christmas and she was so excited watching the race today.
Having the famous Sea Pigeon colours was a master stroke too,just adds so much to the experience
Thanks so much to all involved
Steven Little

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14th of January 2021

Hi Roger

What a great performance by When You’re Ready and to get the verdict was a real bonus!

Thanks to Jonjo Jr, for a great ride and all concerned for giving us a day to remember, albeit stuck on the sofa!

best Wishes

Chris and Hazel

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14th of January 2021

Good morning team
Great finish and to just get back up for the win helped my day along nicely as I was out working In the rain look forward to a trip down to jackdaws castle soon with Nathan looking forward to the next race.
Keep up the good work
Gav

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14th of January 2021

This is such good news what a brave horse a real battler.  Just the tonic for such dismal times.
This group has already given me so much pleasure and I am a real Jackdaws fan.  It was such a great Christmas present from my daughters.  I have always followed from the days of  David Nicholson and Alan King to currently with Jonjo.  It is such a brilliant set up in the most beautiful part of the Cotswolds.
I am really looking forward to the remainder of the season.
Best wishes to all and stay safe.

jane

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14th of January 2021

Good morning Roger

Great result! Thank you for all your hard work in keeping members updated – your updates are always welcome and interesting! 

Best wishes

Philip Quiney

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14th of January 2021


Just like too say congratulations to when you’re ready and too jonjo junior a fantastic ride and a cracking first win for our club well done everyone thanks for letting me be a part of the club what a finish

Lee Mansfield

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13th of January 2021

Hi all, 
Can I just say what an amazing result that was today. It was a fantastic race to watch and both horse and jockey showed their class and determination. 
Myself and my close friend Alex Claybrook were both brought this gift for our 40th birthdays so after not being able to celebrate properly due to Covid this has been a fantastic present. 
Look forward to hearing what Jonjo has to say and what the future holds for both horses. 
Thanks again. 
Craig Nicholls 

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13th of January 2021

So exciting Roger . All 3 of us cheered him home . Just wish we’d been there at our local track . 
Great result for us all and the stable ! 
Chris Simpson 

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13th of January 2021

A huge congratulations to the whole team!! An amazing result for everyone involved! A great acquisition Roger, great work!
Loving being involved in this club! 
Onwards 🚀
Many thanks Dave Knapper 

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13th of January 2021

What a great ride by JJ, Jnr and what a gutsy performance from the horse!!

Congratulations to all our fellow Members!!!
Paul Birdseye

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13th of January 2021

Hi
Brilliant! I just signed up two days ago and to experience the heart-stopping excitement of watching When Your Ready battling all the way to the line was an unforgettable experience. And that was just the beginning! Thank you to everyone involved, trainer, jockey, stable staff and especially the horse!
Eugene

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13th of January 2021

As a lifelong racing fan I was delighted to be involved with this fabulously great value racing club, my daughter bought me the membership for Christmas and she was so excited watching the race today.
Having the famous Sea Pigeon colours was a master stroke too, just adds so much to the experience
Thanks so much to all involved
Steven Little

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13th of January 2021

Evening roger, hope you are well, Absolutely fantastic result today, what a brilliant run, Great work from the team to get the horse so fit to see the race out under so heavy conditions and also a bonus to win the race. Especially for Jonjo to have his son on top, he must be so proud and in those sea pigeon colours. Well done to you ,to sort this fine replacement for the club. Keep up the fantastic work kind regards Andy ford

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13th of January 2021

Good evening Roger.
WOW!!!!!! What a start, a very very brave horse,  it looked like he was headed and then came back.  Brilliant, it takes a good horse to come back like that and get back up, i’ll bet Jonjo jnr got a right buz after that. Well done to all concerned and let’s not forget all the staff who do the graft day to day.
WELL DONE TO ALL AGAIN,  IT’S GREAT TO BE INVOLVED.

 PS Another bonus for me personally, i am a sucker for grey horses.
Looking forward to meeting people in future, hope fully at the races!!!!!

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13th of January 2021

What a fantastic performance. Huge thanks and congratulations to you all.  He was clearly not enjoying it but still found the strength and courage to battle on and win.  What a brave horse and what a wonderful start to our year.  I can’t tell you how much it has lifted my spirits.    Really looking forward to meeting  him in the flesh one day very soon.  With very best wishes to you all Patsy

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13th of January 2021

Hi Roger, Thank you to all at Jackdaws Castle, a brilliant result, fab teamwork! During this challenging time we are all in, how super to belong to the Racing Club, to be part of your world in racing. It means so much, a little bit of ‘normality’ getting the emails almost every day, horses give us all so much don’t they. We are all very lucky. Best wishes, Delia & Terry the Fish

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13th of January 2021

Wow we couldn’t have had a more exciting start to the racing club than that could we!? What a brave horse , fantastic.

My 93 year old mum who had her covid jab yesterday even got out of bed to watch the race!

Kind regards

Janie Greaves

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13th of January 2021

Brilliant result. Well done to all the team. What a great initiative and affordable syndicate for regular national hunt fans! 
Cheers Jack 

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13th of January 2021

Thank you so much Roger and I am so thrilled for you and all the Staff. To see the Sea Pigeon colours winning again was out of this World and The Horse was so brave to see it out to the end. Young Jonjo Junior is one classy Rider. Hope you all sleep well tonight. PS. Just like Sea Pigeon in The Ebor.
Best Wishes Gordon

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13th of January 2021

Hi Roger

Thanks for keeping us informed. It’s good to feel part of what’s going on, both at Jackdaws Castle and in the world of horse racing generally.

It’s interesting to compare how racing is conducting itself compared to say football, where despite the terrible effects of covid players still persist in jumping all over each other and generally ignoring advice all the rest of us try to follow.

Fingers crossed for Leicester tomorrow and here’s hoping to meet up on a racecourse before too long!

Best Wishes

Chris and Hazel

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12th of January 2021

I recently joined The Jonjo O`Neill Racing Club and I’m so glad i did!
It`s fantastic value for money, and the website has loads of interest which is being added to all the time. I especially enjoy Roger’s daily updates with news from the stables and team, and the excellent photos. Then there is a competition and the racing soon to come! What more could you want in these difficult times!!David 

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7th of January 2021

Hi Roger,
Thank you so much again for the amazing prize you notified I had won this morning. I am glad you didn’t give the prize away with me missing the call walking across the Malvern Hills.
It sounds like it will be a amazing day and will wait to hear from you. Like I said there is no rush and I can be very flexible with the date.
The regular updates we receive and all of the information  are amazing asset to the Racing Club and look forward to being part of it going forward.
Thanks again
Paul

Competition winner -
3rd of January 2021

I was given a membership of the racing club for Christmas, I actually cried when my sister told me!

I’ve ridden my own point to pointers and worked in racing so to see the other side and be like an owner is very exciting for me.

What a great affordable idea that will give lots of people lots of fun!

Kind regards

Janie

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3rd of January 2021

Hi All
Just wanted to say how excited I am about the Membership I have purchased. Fantastic value for money at £99 for the year. Looking forward to the Horses racing. Really appreciate all the Daily updates. I would highly recommend the Jonjo O’Neill Racing Club to anyone.
Jamie and Emily Phillips 

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1st of January 2021

Thank you for all the updates and it is great to be part of Jonjo’s Racing Club – I am really enjoying it and have recommended it to some friends. I thought you gave the Club a good plug at Warwick today!

Jane Currill

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1st of January 2021

To Jonjo Racing Club Manager,

How brilliant is the new racing club. The value of £99 is amazing with two horses but to get a members update everyday is the best service ever. Lots of news , a great Christmas competition, no idea of the answers but what a brilliant idea.Thank you for the best racing club ever!

Les,Lisa and Jenni

Les,Lisa and Jenni -
28th of December 2020

Really enjoying being part of the Jonjo O’Neill Racing Club, a world that I never dreamt I could be part of, but your ingenious idea has made this possible, thank you!!

Many thanks and a happy and prosperous New Year to us all!!

Kind regards,
Sue

Sue -
30th of December 2020

The feeling of owning a racehorse is beyond exciting. We have had several winners during our time with Jonjo, the adrenaline when walking the horse into the winners enclosure is something I will never forget.

Local Parking Security Ltd. -
8th of June 2020

Everything from having the opportunity to have breakfast at Jackdaws Castle to cheering my horse on from my own sofa, as a racing fan I cannot fault my experience.

Frank Aston -
8th of July 2020