From the Horse's Mouth Christmas 2017 Issue 29 of the E-newsletter of The Racehorse Sanctuary22/12/2017
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS THIS CHRISTMAS
On behalf of all The Racehorse Sanctuary horses we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support, help and encouragement and wish all our loyal friends and supporters a very Happy Christmas
And a Prosperous New Year.
Look for a Sanctuary review of 2017 in our New Year issue. Meanwhile, to see your card please click on the link below:
THANK YOU: OUR CHRISTMAS 2017 CAMPAIGN IS ON TARGET
Our Christmas 2017 Campaign – Help us to feed these deserving horses this Winter has already reached 25% of our target. We are only halfway through the week in the run up to Christmas and you have already helped raise over £2,000 for the horses in our care. Thank you so much for your generous support of this campaign, but the appeal is to cover feed costs for the whole Winter, so please keep those donations coming in through our dedicated JustGiving campaign page: >>>
To make donation easier for those of you with busy lives, we have set up a dedicated code, which will allow you to donate directly to this camapign from your mobile phone. Simply text: POLO57 £10 to 70070 as many times as you like. If you are a UK taxpayer, please say YES to GIFT AID. For those of you who have already donated this way, but have not seen your thank you card, please click on the link here >>>>>>>
RECENT NEWS OF OUR HORSES
The team at Brewham Lodge has been very busy so far this month. Two new incomers mean that the Sanctuary is full for Christmas.
Graham writes: “What does the future hold for this fine looking fellow? Fafa is a 6-year old bay gelding by Westerner out of Kayf Tara mare Ifuseeherseayhallo. Fafa was trained by Tommy and Laura Gretton at Middle Bouts Farm near Inkberrow in Worcestershire for owner and amateur jockey David Dunsden. Most unfortunately Fafa suffered a pelvis injury, which brought a premature end to his racing career. The Grettons were patient and set him on the road to recovery, before sending him to the Peter O’Sullevan High Dependency Unit of The Racehorse Sanctuary.” The team at Brewham Lodge will take more time to effect Fafa’s full recovery before determining what he enjoys best and finding him a new career and a forever home. Thoroughbreds are remarkably versatile athletes, so having been amazed by the dressage at Olympia this week and transfixed by the puissance, it is fascinating to wonder where Fafa may yet make his mark.
Graham reports: “Secret Jewel or Sweet Pea as we call her has left Tricklewood Stables in West Sussex and is now resident at Brewham Lodge Stables in Somerset. For a sophisticated lady who hates travelling Sweet Pea loaded into the lorry and stood munching her hay net all the way, on arrival she strolled into her new stable, had a roll on her lovely straw bed and behaved as though she had been there all of her life. We are all very proud of this lovely 17-y-o mare who will now live out her days at the Sanctuary.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST: DO NOT FORGET TO PLAN FOR OUR FONTWELL PARK RACEDAY
Our Fontwell Park Charity Raceday is set for Sunday 25 February 2018. Your Fontwell Committee has plans for our raceday on Sunday 25 February, National Spirit Hurdle Day, well in hand.
Please make sure you have this date in your 2018 diary and that you have warned your friends, who you want to come with you. You can book your tickets now on the Fontwell Park Racecourse website, by clicking on the link below: