Old Stoic Racing Club

Forty shares are now available in the newly formed Old Stoic Racing Club (OSRC), which will have a horse in training with Alex Hales (Chandos 92) at his stunning yard on the Edgecote Estate, near Banbury, just sixteen miles from Stowe.

The OSRC is open to all members of the Stowe Community and has two important objectives. The first being comradery among Old Stoics with a common interested in Horse Racing and second, to provide a mechanism through the Racing Club, through a suggested donation from each owner and a percentage of any prize money won, to make a donation to charity. The designated charity will be chosen by the Racing Club.

For full detials and to join the Old Stoic Racing Club, download the Information Sheet and Application Form below. 

Introducing Topper Thornton

Old Stoic Racing Club

Information Sheet

Old Stoic Racing Club

Application Form

Old Stoic Racing Club Rules

Click here to watch a video of Alex introducing Topper Thornton. 

We  are also lucky to haveHarry Bannister (Chatham 12), a progressive young jockey who is attached to Alex’s yard, fully on board and happy to ride for us. Harry has already ridden 10 winner this season.

This could leave us in the unique and exciting  position of having Stowe owners, trainer and jockey all cheering on Topper Thornton racing in the Stowe colours.

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A brief note to update you on future running plans for Topper. He has come out of Carlisle fine and we now look to where he may go next. 
There are two (exciting) targets for him which both fall on the same day, Saturday 9 December. Please mark this in your diaries. 
In order of preference at this stage:
  1. London National 3m 5f at Sandown. (Class 2, £25,000 to the winner.) Right course, right track and his new rating (to be decided next Tuesday) will put him at the right level to be very competitive in this race. 
  2. Beecher Chase 3m 2 furlongs at Aintree over the Grand National fences. (Class 1 Grade 3, £80,000 to the winner)
Undoubtedly a more ambitious target (this year's Grand National winner One For Arthur finished fifth in this race last year) but it certainly fits the bill in terms of distance, time of race and the type of horse Topper is. Participation will depend on the other runners in the race and what racing weight Topper will be given. The plan is to enter and then we will make a decision the week before. Further information can be found http://aintree.thejockeyclub.co.uk/events-tickets/whats-on/becher-chase-day 
The hope is that Harry Bannister (OS) will be able to take the ride. Both races will be shown on ITV Racing.