• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Lambourn UK

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Lambourn UK

    Has anyone been there? We are going the end of March and I would really love to photograph some of the gallops, which I understand are there. Any advice welcome!
    We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
    www.dleestudio.com

  • #2
    The gallops at Lambourn are owned by the Jockey Club (the original version). It would be best to contact them to see what the exact rules are. I would think that general public access is discouraged (from a simple safety standpoint), but being a photographer you might be able to wrangle some kind of exemption.
    There is some public viewing from the road, but it would depend on what horses were working on what gallops as to how much you would see.
    The other option is to contact one of the trainers stabled at Lambourn (the stables are privately owned by each trainer) and see if you can tag along when a string goes out. Though that's probably a longshot, but who knows.
    Then there is also this kind of option.... http://www.cdhorseracingtours.com/toursnew.asp?id=165
    http://www.charliemannracing.com/stable_tours.html
    Cost the bones of $125, but sounds like it would be both fun and informative.

    Comment


    • #3
      Here's an informative piece about lambourn done by AtTheRaces..
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzvKQ27r6J4

      Comment


      • #4
        I visited Lambourn quite few times in the early 80’s to mid 90’s and loved the place. Found everybody to be quite accommodating. But I did know a few of the trainers there at the time. Do some research on the trainers there and send them an email about your plans and ask if it would be possible to come by the their yard and perhaps tag along to the gallops to watch some train. I would be very surprise if they weren’t generous with their time. If you want the “royal tour” just make out like you are an American owner just getting into the sport and thinking keeping some horses in training in England because your business take you there quite a bit.

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          You guys are great! I didn't realize they were quite so private, contacting a friend now, who has a friend..... thanks!
          We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
          www.dleestudio.com

          Comment


          • #6
            I worked for a trainer briefly in the 70's. As you've seen the topography of Lambourn is much different than Newmarket, with the gallops being mostly along the tops of the hills making them much less accessible to spectators. Still it's a pretty town; I suppose they're still hacking strings along the roads to whichever gallops they use? For sheer entertainment contact Jamie Osborne. He's married to an artist. I used to "spot" for a bloodstock agent when we bought yearlings for Jamie a number of years ago - he's a scream.

            Comment

            • Original Poster

              #7
              Originally posted by FRM View Post
              I worked for a trainer briefly in the 70's. As you've seen the topography of Lambourn is much different than Newmarket, with the gallops being mostly along the tops of the hills making them much less accessible to spectators. Still it's a pretty town; I suppose they're still hacking strings along the roads to whichever gallops they use? For sheer entertainment contact Jamie Osborne. He's married to an artist. I used to "spot" for a bloodstock agent when we bought yearlings for Jamie a number of years ago - he's a scream.
              How cool, that's the 'friend'! Thanks!
              We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
              www.dleestudio.com

              Comment


              • #8
                You're in luck depending on when exactly you'll be there as their annual open house is also at the end of March.

                2013 Betfair Lambourn Open Day

                Good Friday 2013

                The open day is a unique opportunity to see the horses in the training establishments throughout the Lambourn Valley. Last year over 30 trainers opened their yards to the public and over 10,000 people took the opportunity to meet the horses, the trainers and to really see first hand the Lambourn racing industry. Many yards have special exhibits and some demonstrations including horses using hydrotherapy pools. Kingwood Stud opened its doors and thousands of visitors enjoyed learning about horse breeding at one of the countries top establishments.

                In the afternoon the massive events field with its central arena opens with a full programme of equine and country related shows and demonstrations of country skills. Trade stands offer all manner of goods and services generally connected to country pursuits.
                Good Friday is March 29, 2013.

                Link to 2013 Open Day Programme

                Prices remain unchanged again: £12 per adult

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Glimmerglass View Post
                  You're in luck depending on when exactly you'll be there as their annual open house is also at the end of March.

                  2013 Betfair Lambourn Open Day



                  Good Friday is March 29, 2013.

                  Link to 2013 Open Day Programme

                  Prices remain unchanged again: £12 per adult
                  Thanks GG, we're there the weekend before.
                  We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
                  www.dleestudio.com

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    There are many rights of way that cross downs so you can see the horses in training just by taking a walk along a bridleway or footpath, marked as such on the map. However, more fun if you ask a trainer. Trainers tend to be good with people are are often larger than life characters.
                    "Good young horses are bred, but good advanced horses are trained" Sam Griffiths

                    Comment

                    • Original Poster

                      #11
                      Thanks, have been in contact with Jamie Osborne, going next week, I hope it quits snowing over there!
                      We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
                      www.dleestudio.com

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DLee View Post
                        Thanks GG, we're there the weekend before.
                        Not to rub it in but that's a bummer. The Open Day looks like a great event

                        Kauto Star, who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup twice as well as numerous other prestigious races, will be paraded during the afternoon of the open day, which takes place on Good Friday.

                        Another highlight of the day is a performance by The Household Cavalry with their Musical Ride. This unique equine display has been performing in Britain and abroad since 1882 and continues to wow the crowds with the soldiers dynamic display of horsemanship.

                        Soldiers from the Household Cavalry will also show off their jumping skills when they take on top jockeys, including AP McCoy and John Francome, in an exciting Show Jumping competition against the clock.

                        Comment

                        • Original Poster

                          #13
                          Originally posted by Glimmerglass View Post
                          Not to rub it in but that's a bummer. The Open Day looks like a great event
                          Haha, thanks for not rubbing it in!
                          We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
                          www.dleestudio.com

                          Comment

                          • Original Poster

                            #14
                            Well, that didn't work out AT all as that was the day the snow hit. .
                            We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
                            www.dleestudio.com

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              This promo video was just uploaded July 10, 2013

                              youtube: Lambourn - the Valley of the Racehorse (2Min)

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X