National Spirit Hurdle Day in aid of The Racehorse Sanctuary
The most prestigious race in the Fontwell Calendar will be run for the 54th time on Sunday 24 February.
Fontwell’s richest race is sure to attract some of the country’s finest talent. This £80,000, Grade 2 race originated 54 years ago and is named after the dual winning champion hurdler, National Spirit. After the prize fund increased by a further £30,000 in 2016, the National Spirit Hurdle has continued to attract some of the best horses with excitement beginning to build for months in advance; recent winners include Old Guard, Lil’ Rockerfeller, Black Corton and more.
The Land & Power Premier Restaurant for this fixture will be hosted by The Racehorse Sanctuary and Re-homing Centre to raise vital funds for the re-homing of ex racehorses. Therefore it will include a raffle and live auction presented by Colin Brown, our resident tipster.