December 2020

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

Below are some of the highlights from the club in December 2020

We'd like to take this moment to say thank you for your support throughout this year and we send our best wishes to you and your families. 2020 has been a challenge & a strange year for us all but we still managed to have some fun! We look forward seeing you all next year & enjoying each others company again.


Bon Calvados is a young horse that has buckets of potential. He has a real presence and is an exciting horse to watch!

What is the initial plan?

CCR plans to run him in 4 weeks time in a point-to-point race.

What is a Point-to-Point Race?

This is a form of amateur horse racing over fences held at a variety of Point-to-Point racecourses throughout the UK.

Why Point-to-Point?

He is very keen and needs to learn to relax in his races. Point-to-point racing will be good for this as he will brush the fences and slow him down.

What next?

Following this, we are confident that we'll understand him better and he'll be running consistently. It'll then be time to run him in hunter chases.

What are Hunter Chases?

Hunter chases take place at national hunt racecourses in the UK. There are 60 racecourses in Britain, from Perth to Scotland and Newton Abbot in Devon!

These races are only open to horses that have hunter certificates. Hunter certificates are issued to horses that have hunted for at least four days in the season before racing starts in January. In addition, the jockey must be an amateur who has obtained a certificate from the hunt secretary.

What is his pedigree?

He is the seventh foal and half-brother to hurdle/high-class chase winner Saint Calvados as well as French winners Mondovi and Piemontesina. See below for his full pedigree.

Who are the new CCR Trainers?

Lawney and husband Alan have been training horses for almost 30 years and their great enthusiasm and commitment to this endeavour has paid dividends. Devotion to the venture led to Lawney’s professional licence in 2005 and aided Alan to be crowned National Champion Trainer in 2014.

Set on 1,000 acres at the foot of the Chilterns, Woodway Farm boasts extensive training facilities. All types of horses, from unbroken four-year-olds to soured-off veterans, are welcomed to the yard. Alan & Lawney’s myriad skills ensure that a youngster is guided to achieve its full potential and an older horse regains its form.

“We pride ourselves on tailoring a horse’s training regime to its individual needs. Being a small yard, horses receive more focused attention. The stables are in an attractive, natural environment on our own farm. Each horse is therefore much more relaxed than it would be in a regimented training centre and is able to make the best of our training p