On Saturday, 20th November, Ascot Racecourse played host to Ebony Horse Club, a riding club with stables based in Brixton, south London that aims to raise aspirations, build life skills and provide new opportunities to youngsters from the local area.
Students were treated to a VIP day with the highlight being to help choose the Best Turned Out Horse alongside the charity’s President, HRH Duchess of Cornwall. Chosen students were also invited to watch the race from the Royal Box. O’Shane Marsh, a keen rider who is hoping to progress to the British Racing School, was also interviewed by Oil Bell, the charity’s patron, on the day for the ITV4 Morning Show.
The “Friends of Ebony Horse Club” racing syndicate has also recently been formed and this helps raise the profile of the charity, which is a small operation.
In celebration of the charity’s work, we named the 12.55pm race “The Ebony Horse Club Novices’ Limited Handicap Steeple Chase” with further good news coming from the winning trainer Paul Nicholls and John Dance, the owner, who donated their prize money to the charity.
To find out more about the charity, search Ebony Horse Club Brixton.