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Issue 07
February 2015


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SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY MAKES US THINK OF ALL THOSE WE LOVE

Valentine's Day, the 14th February, is the day we celebrate our feelings of affection for those we love. If you have a little love left over our horses deserve to find a small space in your heart:

 

FIESTY YOUNG FILLY: With thoroughbred pedigree looking to find a big place in your heart - and small place in your wallet. Crumpet is a warm-hearted, beautiful brunette with a mischievous sense of fun and a safe, reliable nature. Meet her and her friends at www.racehorsesanctuary.org.

 

 

 

 

HANDSOME YOUNG STUD: Tall, dark and in his prime, Harry is a spirited and charming thoroughbred looking for a companion who shares his interest in tasty carrots and fine sugar lumps. Loving and dependable, unlike most men he won’t let you down to earth with a bump! Check him out at www.racehorsesanctuary.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 


DONATE TO HELP KEEP THEM IN CLOVER

TEXT: HORS20 £10 to 70070 Or £5 or £4 or £3 or £2 or even just £1!

Show a little love - You can make a difference!

 

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

- Judy Garland

 

Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it.

- Unknown

 

To many, the words love, hope and dreams are synonymous with horses.

- Unknown

 

The air of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears.

- Arabian Proverb


LOVE SHARPENS SADNESS AS WE LOSE ANOTHER FAVOURITE

It was indeed with sadness that Graham informed us that we have lost former broodmare Corveena.

 

 

Poor girl, she had gone down with spasmodic colic and the vet was called; he gave her an internal examination, a relaxant and intravenous pain killers which made her a great deal more comfortable. Sadly, later that evening she had deteriorated significantly and vet diagnosed that she was suffering a large intestine displacement. Having looked at the options it was decided that due to the level of pain that she was suffering, a journey to the surgery was out of the question; the decision was made to say goodbye to her and put an end to all the pain.

 

Corveena came to us in a sorry state as a welfare case two and a half years ago. At the ripe old age of 21 she picked up very quickly and until yesterday was very healthy and well in herself. She rapidly became part of our family and will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to have met her.

 

Broodmares present the industry with more of a problem when they need rescue and rehoming. They tend to be older and unsuited to going back to having a rider on their back, whether they have raced or not. On the plus side they tend to be sound, well used to being turned out and used to quickly establishing friendly relationships with new companions. Fortunately, most studs have the capacity to care for their ex-broodmares for life and only these present a problem, if studs have to be broken up, as was the case with Corveena. At The Racehorse Sanctuary we have found caring for ex-broodmares to be rewarding and hope that building our capacity to rehome horses as companions will help us cope, when we are asked for help with this category of thoroughbred.

 

WINTER UPDATE FROM STILEMANS

Never mind a little snow, the work of looking after the horses never ceases!

 


The snug stables at Stilemans are a real asset and the horses are keen enough to get back after being turned out in this weather..

 

 

 

TWO NEW RECRUITS FOR THE RACEHORSE SANCTUARY

Two new recruits have joined the Sanctuary's books since out last newsletter.

 

Portrait Emotion, an 8-year old chestnut gelding by Portrait Gallery out of Gleam Present(Presenting). He won on the flat in Ireland before joining Gary Moore's yard to go hurdling, but his racing career has been cut short by a recurring injury. After being rested, Portrait Emotion is now being fostered with Jane, who reports he seems to have a lovely temperament. He is currently working daily on the horsewalker and Jane is confident he will make someone a successful riding horse.

 

Bay mare Sky Winner only arrived at Stileman's this Sunday; she is 14-years old and as far as we know, she never made it to the racecourse. She seems sound enough, but she needs to be thoroughly checked by the vet before we can decide how to go forward with her. All the signs are that she should also make a rewarding riding horse, but first she needs some of the TLC, which she will now receive from the dedicated team at Stilemans.

 

 

FANTASTIC AUCTION ITEMS FOR OUR FONTWELL PARK ON SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY

Selection of auction items, many of which you simply could not buy, include:


- One week stay in Regency cottage in Charmouth
- A day's sailing of the Dorset coast
- One week stay in beach-side house in Anglesey
- Battle of Britain RAF team memorabilia
- Morning on the gallops and lunch with trainer Suzy Smith
- Drawing by renowned animal artist Michelle McCullagh of an animal of bidder's choice
- Certified wartime codebreakers memorabilia presented on day at Bletchley Park
- A day with the renowned garden expert Sarah Raven at her Garden and Cookery

 

Advance bids accepted by e-mail: info@racehorsesanctuary.org please note advance bidding closes 5pm on Saturday 21st February.

 

AND FINALLY THIS MONTH

Raise a free donation for us when you shop online for a card at Moonpig, flowers from Interflora or even chocolates from Hotel Chocolat.

 

 

There are over 3,700 stores signed up, so nearly everything you buy online can help us, for free! Find out more at https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/racehorsesanctuary



Help the Racehorse Sanctuary:
TEXT DONATIONS
You can donate using the power and simplicity of SMS - all you need to do is text HORS20 followed by a space, then an amount you wish to donate: £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 (Example: HORS20 £5) and send it to 70070
JUST GIVING DONATIONS
The Sanctuary's JustGiving page is a very convenient means to securing donations to the Sanctuary.


GIVE AS YOU LIVE - ANOTHER WAY TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SANCTUARY
And it will not cost you anything. All you have to do is shop on line through our very own shopping portal. It is so simple and easy to do, once you register and download the shopping bar. Start with booking you last minute holidays by clicking the link below!
DIRECT DONATIONS TO THE SANCTUARY
Cheques can be sent to: The Racehorse Sanctuary, The Stable Yard, Stilemans, Munstead, Godalming, Surrey
GU8 4AB. If you would like to donate cash or other forms, please contact us directly.