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Our Autumn season sees us host TWO International Previews, not least due to the high profile & popular British-trained horses likely to be travelling to furrin parts!
Firstly, on WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27th, we have our ARC & QIPCO CHAMPIONS' DAY preview. NICK SMITH (Ascot Director) & ADRIAN BEAUMONT (Director IHR) are already confirmed for this, with Nicola McGeady on hand with the market information. 

It was Nick, last year, who emphatically tipped Found to win the Arc. (With Adrian Beaumont putting up Speedy Boarding too). With Enable, & possibly, Cracksman & Highland Reel, going over this year, it could well turn out to be a Clairhaven v Ballydoyle kinda year! And keep your eyes on Ulysses & wily Sir Michael!

Would it be a huge surprise if, en route to Del Mar, this cracking chestnut detoured over to Chantilly for a crack at the Arc? After all, look at his namesake!!

The gap to the Breeders Cup is such that the excellent Highland Reel could well find himself up against Ulysses again at Del Mar; the proven, genuine, middle distance G1 horse against the progressive G1 improver. Both horses are a testament to the skills of O'Brien & Stoute with older horses. Given European interests in the 2017 BC, we are very pleased to be holding our BREEDERS & MELBOURNE CUP PREVIEW on TUES OCT 31st. RUK's Mark Johnson & Rachel Candelora are already confirmed for this. The depth of knowledge & experience will make these two International evenings both informative and entertaining. 

As Autumn tumbles into Winter's chill, we dig out our stouter shoes & woolly scarves for the National Hunt season proper! We have our NH PREVIEW on WEDNESDAY 15th NOVEMBER. I'm thrilled to say that Festival winning trainer, Grand Military winner & P2P champion Jamie Snowden is our first panellist! It's going to be FAB! We've chosen Wednesday for the convenience of those of us who will be travelling to Cheltenham, usually on the Thursday for the Victor Chandler meeting.
At our 2016 AGM, members voted for LRC sponsorship by appropriate organisations with equine links. 
I'm chuffed to welcome TALLY HO FARM /BROADWELL STUD as LRC Sponsors for the next 3 months. Check out their websites & you'll see why they are perfect sponsorship partners for the LRC! 

I have to declare a serious interest in the latter - run by my good (& brilliantly bonkers) mate, Julia Thomas with whom I share Naranja. Broadwell also board Centoria & Bugsy for yours truly. We are currently planning a LRC MEMBERS' VISIT on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd to see Julie's broodmare band, foals (Yeats/Telescope) & yearlings -not to mention dear old Jack & Spot who keep them all under control. This is not to be missed!
Your LRC magazine will be with you before the 27th. Huge thanks to all of our guest contributors & Editor, Joe de Souza. We really do welcome members contributions so get scribbling folks. 
AGM: 6.30 WEDNESDAY 15th NOVEMBER (Just prior to our NH Preview)
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See you on the 27th September! 

It's going to be a great 17/18 season.



The Tally Ho Team prepping for our LRC visit to Broadwell Stud.