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Richard Hannon Charity Open Day

Sunday 1st September 2019
Herridge racing stables at the Richard Hannon training yard

Herridge Racing Stables

Sharky and George entertainers

Entertainers ‘Sharky and George’

Professional footballer Charlie Austin

Footballer, Charlie Austin

Trainer Richard Hannon opens his yard to the public and charity

Leading trainer and Unibet ambassador, Richard Hannon, will open the doors to his Herridge Racing Stables on Sunday 1st September 2019 allowing the public a rare chance to experience what it’s like behind the scenes at one of the country’s leading training facilities.

Herridge Racing Stables will be open between 10am and 1pm as visitors will get the opportunity to meet some of their equine heroes as the yard’s stable stars parade throughout the morning.

There will be something for everyone as entertainers “Sharky and George” will be there to provide fun and active games for children to take part in whilst there will also be food and drink outlets for people to enjoy. Premier League footballer, Charlie Austin, will also be on hand to answer questions on his experiences within racing as well as sharing some of his thoughts on the upcoming football season.

Entry for adults is £20, children £5 each

Please be aware that there is limited availability with only 500 tickets available, so please make sure you book your tickets as soon as possible. All proceeds will go to go to our chosen charities.

For all ticket enquires please email

A word from trainer Richard Hannon

The open morning provides a wonderful opportunity for us to give something back to fans of racing as well as raising money for two brilliant causes. We are very lucky to have some wonderful facilities and everyone at Herridge Racing Stables is excited to welcome visitors to the yard on the 1st September. Please do come and visit.

Richard Hannon

Sponsorship and Chosen Charities

The inaugural Open Morning, sponsored by Unibet, will aim to raise money for two local charities close to the Hannon’s heart.

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Sponsored by Unibet

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance

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About Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Air Ambulance provide an essential helicopter emergency medical service, primarily for the people of Wiltshire and adjacent English counties.

About Greatwood

The Greatwood Charity were the first charity that used former racehorses to help disadvantaged children and young adults with Special Educational needs. They were founded in 1998 and are there to help those horses that have been retired from racing due to unforeseen circumstances. This allows them another chance of life after racing and also gives young people a chance to create relationships with these horses and improve their social skills.

Silent Auction

Owners experience for four
Owners Experience Day Bundle For Four People

A morning on the gallops with Richard Hannon. On arrival you will be greeted with a light breakfast in the owners room, where you can watch the horses warming up in the exercise ring from the balcony. We will then head out onto the gallops to see some of our stables stars and upcoming un-raced two year olds, before retiring back inside for a glass of something bubbly!

Racing & Lunch at one of the UK’s leading venues, Newbury racecourse. This includes four Owners & Trainers badges, racecards, a table in the restaurant and a 2 course lunch.

Dinner and overnight stay at The Pheasant Inn. Two double bedrooms in the newly refurbished country pub, with dinner and house wine.

Sicilian escape for two prize
Sicilian Escape For Two

Two nights at the UNA Palace, Catania in a Superior Double room.

Includes one Chef’s tasting menu on the Etnea Roof Restaurant, breakfast and entrance to the Turkish Bath.

Flights not included. Expires 10th December 2019.

Signed England cricket bat
Signed England Cricket Bat

A cricket bat personally signed by the 2019 England ashes squad.

Stuart Broads End of Ashes Dinner
A Gold table of 10 at Stuart Broad's End of Ashes Dinner

Tuesday 17th September 2019 at The Royal Garden Hotel, London

In his Testimonial Year, join Stuart Broad and members of England’s 2019 Ashes team for a sensational gala evening at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London, the day after the scheduled conclusion of the 2019 Ashes Series.

Be the first to hear and enjoy stories from inside the camp as the season closes on a special summer of cricket.

Hosted by Jonathan Agnew MBE with a special guest performance from Keane.

The evening will also include a champagne reception, superb dinner, live and silent auctions and Q&A with England’s Ashes stars, hosted by Greg James.

Dress code: Black tie with sparkles

Signed England Ashes Cricket Shirt
Framed England Cricket Shirt

Iconic England Test Match shirt in a frame, personally signed by each member of the team.

To place a bid for one of the items above or to make a donation, please click on the link below.

About Richard Hannon Racing

Richard Hannon took over from his father, Richard Hannon snr, in 2014 following a successful period as assistant trainer to his dad.

Hannon snr crowned a magnificent career by sealing his fifth trainers’ title a month before he announced his retirement at the end of November, 2013. A life rich in achievement saw him train more than 4,000 winners but he saved his best for last with a stunning final season’s haul of 238 winners and over £4.5 million in prize money.

It was all so different when he took over his father Harry Hannon’s licence in 1970 in a small rented yard at Everleigh in the heart of Salisbury Plain.

Richard Hannon and his father

Picking up where his father had left off, Richard enjoyed a stellar first season in 2014 as he was crowned Champion trainer with the victories of Night of Thunder in the 2,000 Guineas and Toronado in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot offering a sparkling indication of what was to follow.

He backed up the following year with scintillating victories from Pethers Moon in the Coronation Cup, showing his diversity when it comes to training, and adding another victory at the top end for Night Of Thunder in the Lockinge.

Having had five years in the job, he has managed to gain Group 1 success every season with Billesdon Brook gaining a second Classic success in 2018 and Barney Roy taking victory in the St James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2017.

Richard Hannon with trophy
Contact Us

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