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02 December 2020

John Francome MBE to host winner of Racehorse Sanctuary Autumn Raffle

Instead of their usual winter appeal, the Racehorse Sanctuary has launched an Autumn Raffle. Find out more about the prizes and how to enter below. Prizes will be drawn on Friday 18 December 2020.


Dinner for two people hosted by the legendary John Francome MBE and Patron of the Racehorse Sanctuary at The Pheasant Inn, a beautifully restored 400-year-old drovers’ inn just outside the pretty town of Hungerford, close to Newbury Racecourse, with racehorse owners and jockeys amongst the regular clientele.

Overnight Accommodation (Twin or Double room) with Breakfast in one of The Pheasant Inn’s 11 bedrooms decorated by designer Flora Soames with ‘rural-chic creams and cinnamons’.

Kindly donated by Jack Greenall, owner and proprietor of The Pheasant Inn

The following morning visit Clive Cox Racing at Beechdown Stables, Lambourn for a Morning on the Gallops and Stable Tour. Clive who took out his trainer’s licence in 2000 has established himself as one of the country’s leading trainers of flat racehorses, nurturing talented Group 1 winning two-year-olds.

Kindly donated by John Francome and Clive Cox Racing

(This prize to be taken at a mutually convenient date by all parties in 2021- winners to make their own way to The Pheasant Inn and Clive Cox Racing)


A Morning on the Gallops & Stable Tour for two with Andrew Balding Racing, including bacon roll breakfast. Park House Stables, Kingsclere, is undoubtedly one of the best equipped and most beautiful private training establishments in the world. Having sent out Kamecko to win the Quipco 2000 Guineas in 2020, his 2nd Classic winner, Andrew, who hails from a family that is steeped in racing history, has proved to be a skilled campaigner of horses nationally and internationally and is currently standing in 3rd place in the trainer’s championship.

Kindly donated by Andrew and Anna Lisa Balding

(To be taken at a mutually convenient date by all parties in 2021 – winners to make their own way to Andrew Balding Racing)


Also including

Your very own photo shoot by renowned equine photographer Emma Hughes, who is offering a 2-hour photo shoot of your horses, dogs or families (or any these combinations) at home or a destination of your choice. The prize also includes a print credit of £200 for use towards displaying your prints from a selection of the very best fine art products. Kindly donated by Emma Hughes.

Travel outside the home counties (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex) will incur mileage expenses at 40pp mile.

Examples of Emma’s work together with guides to how a photoshoot works, FAQ’s and lots of other information can be found here:-


A Morning on the Gallops & Stable Tour with Charlie Longsdon Racing, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. After watching the horses in training on the gallops at Hull Farm that boasts fantastic facilities for training National Hunt and Flat racehorses, join the team for bacon rolls and a stable tour.

Kindly donated by Charlie and Sophie Longsdon

(To be taken at a mutually convenient date in 2021 and winners to make their own way to Charlie Longsdon Racing) ).

Also including

A Magnum of Champagne lends itself to celebrate any occasion, including winning the Sanctuary Autumn Raffle 2020 third prize.  The perfect way to start your Christmas Day or for any party, dinner table or as the most wonderful gift.

(Courtesy of The Racehorse Sanctuary; the Magnum of Champagne will be sent independently to the home address of the 3rd prize winner and no cash alternative can be given in its place.)

Each ticket costs £5.  You can buy as many tickets as you want: they all have an equal chance of winning one of three fantastic prizes. Simply TEXT FRANCOME to 70970 to buy one ticket*.

For full raffle terms and conditions please click HERE

* Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see

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