Novice filly working to create a safe place in a stable environment

Novice filly working to create a safe place in a stable environment

Novice filly working to create a safe place in a stable environmentNovice filly working to create a safe place in a stable environment

The #GoRacingGreen Grand National

Win a weekend break at Holiday Resort Unity on the Somerset Coast!

How It Works

#PositiveConversations

When racing was cancelled I was aware that for many of us, myself included, this not only meant the loss of our "go to" distraction from life, but increased anxiety, worry and social isolation, so I wanted to keep positivity going by hosting chats on social media. As a result of the very first chat hour, and its huge success, the #GoRacingGreen Grand National was created.


Such were the number of entries, there is also a #GoRacingGreen Guineas. Details of which will be available soon.

Entries

You can view the 40 horses entered below. All you need to do is complete the form at the foot of this page with your name, email address and the chosen number and name of your horse.


I know not all the horses are thoroughbreds, but here at #GoRacingGreen we promote inclusion!

The Race

The 40 horses will line up side by side on a gird, and random number generation will be used to decide which horses moves forward each time until we have a winner.  There are six fences (moves).


Richard Hoiles is very kindly commentating on the race, and the length of the video needs to be kept to around 3 minutes and will be made up of a series of still images made into a video. It will be pre-recorded and posted on the #GoRacingGreen Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages at 5.30pm on Saturday 4th April. 


The random number selection will be recorded as a separate video, so anyone wishing to check for authenticity may do so.


A list of how they were placed from that data will also be posted.

Prizes & How The Winner Is Selected

The owner of the winning horse, along with everyone who chose it, will be given a number in turn. Again, a random number generator will be used to make the selection. This will be done after the completion of the race on Saturday.


There has been so much goodwill for this, that there will now also be a prize for the horse that has the most votes, with the winner selected in the same way, by random number generation. So, the owner is number 1, the first person that votes for the horse is number 2, and so on. 

T&Cs

Weekend break is subject to availability and all T&Cs apply  Valid for a Friday to Monday stay in a classic static caravan for up to six people. Accessible accommodation and pet friendly units available. Excludes peak times. I have worked with The House family at Holiday Resort Unity for many years. They have racehorses and raise an incredible amount of money each year for the Injured Jockeys' Fund, and I would like to thank them for donating this prize.

Get Involved

If you are a jockey, trainer or anyone in the industry that would like to get involved for fun, for example by choosing a couple of the horses below you would like to train or ride and recording a small video clip about them. Or a racechourse that would be happy to offer tickets to runners' up to a race day in the future. Or a racing presenter that would like to do a little feature on the race, please get in touch. These are challenging times, so let's try and have some fun and keep people smiling. Thank you.

Community Engagement

As I am unable to get out and about and reach communities at the moment, I would like to thank The Kindred Group, Unibet Racing and Ed Nicholson for supporting this event through their community sponsorship initiative.

Entries

1. Mare Of Simpleton

1. Mare Of Simpleton

1. Mare Of Simpleton

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Owned by Jeremy Grayson

Stable Name: Butter

Sire: Straightforward

Dam: XTC

Trainer: Noel Chance

Jockey: Dicky Johnson

2. Maggie Moreland

1. Mare Of Simpleton

1. Mare Of Simpleton

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Owned by Julie Kettell

Stable Name: Spot

Sire: On The Moors

Dam: Grandmas Girl

3. Chasing Dreams

1. Mare Of Simpleton

3. Chasing Dreams

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Owned by Linda Moore

Stable Name: Blizzard

Sire: Runaway Dam: Dreamcatcher

Trainer: Sarah Humphrey

Jockey: Jack Wilmot

4. NorfolkInnHope

5. MakingPlansForNigel

3. Chasing Dreams

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Owned by John Murtagh

Stable Name: Max

Sire: Down The Pub 

Dam: Hope De Vega

Trainer: Kerry Wilmot

Jockey: Chris Wilmot

5. MakingPlansForNigel

5. MakingPlansForNigel

5. MakingPlansForNigel

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Owned by Nelson Brooks

Stable Name: Flash

Sire: Brainstorming Dam: Nigella

Trainer:

Jockey: Danny Cook

6. Adverse Camber

5. MakingPlansForNigel

5. MakingPlansForNigel

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Owned by Paul Jordan

Stable Name: Jack

Sire: Roadworks

Dam: Camber Sands

7. I Hope It Wins

7. I Hope It Wins

7. I Hope It Wins

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Owned by Haydn Lyall

Stable Name: Smartie

Sire: Winning Line

Dam: Hope De Vega

Trainer: 

Jockey: Liam Harrison

8. PGTips

7. I Hope It Wins

7. I Hope It Wins

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Owned by Lizi Evans

Stable Name: Cappuccino

Sire: Brewing

Dam: MilkAndTwoSugars

Trainer:

Jockey: Aiden Brookes

9. Bluebell Wood

7. I Hope It Wins

9. Bluebell Wood

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Owned by Claire Broomsgrove

Stable Name: Bella

Sire: Knock On Wood

Dam: Bluebelle 

Trainer: Jim Old

Jockey: Mark Grant

10. Soft Dreams

10. Soft Dreams

9. Bluebell Wood

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Owned by Amanda Marsh

Stable Name: Missy

Sire: Spotted Velvet

Dam: Dreamcatcher

Trainer: Sam Groves

Jockey: Claudia Groves

11. Zee Plane

10. Soft Dreams

12. Ponty Flyer

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Owned by Jo Adams

Stable Name: Misty

Sire: Aeronautical 

Dam: ZeeZee Gabor

Trainer: Jase Blackwood

Jockey: Harley Blackwood

12. Ponty Flyer

10. Soft Dreams

12. Ponty Flyer

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Owned by Sarah Aston

Stable Name: Mystic

Sire: Pontefract Dam: Grandads Girl

Trainer: Ian Williams

Jockey: Jack Lander

13. My Face

15. EighteenLettersMax

14. Harlyn Bay

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Owned by Gareth

Name: Melissa

Sire: Visage

Dam: Blue Movie

14. Harlyn Bay

15. EighteenLettersMax

14. Harlyn Bay

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Owned by Anne Taylor

Name: Storm

Sire: Seven Bays Dam: Cornish Lass

Trainer: Derek "Tommo" Thompson

Jockey: Bob Champion

15. EighteenLettersMax

15. EighteenLettersMax

15. EighteenLettersMax

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Owned by Jane Wilson

Stable Name: Toffee

Sire: Maxamillion Dam: Dix Huit

Trainer: Jo Davis

Jockey: James Davies

16. Frankelstien

17. OldBillHaddow

15. EighteenLettersMax

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Owned by Sheppardinhio

Stable Name: John

Sire: Victor Dam: Mary Shelley

Trainer: Alan Creighton

Jockey: Harvey Poole

17. OldBillHaddow

17. OldBillHaddow

17. OldBillHaddow

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Owned by Zoe Brant

Stable Name: Snow

Sire: Police Constable

Dam: Miss Haddow

Trainer: Martin Keighley

Jockey: Richard Cook

18. But Why Mummy

17. OldBillHaddow

17. OldBillHaddow

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Owned by Apesey April

Stable Name: Hannah

Sire: Questions Dam: Mums Life

Trainer: Claire Douglas

Jockey: Tilly Poole

19. ICantNeverDoThis

20. Scrumdillydumtious

20. Scrumdillydumtious

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Owned by Esmerelda

Stable Name: Zara

Sire: Double Negative Dam: She Said

Trainer: Oliver Signy

Jockey:

20. Scrumdillydumtious

20. Scrumdillydumtious

20. Scrumdillydumtious

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Owned by Samantha Martin

Stable Name: Princess

Sire: Old Grey

Dam: My Faithful Friend

Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill

Jockey: Richie McLernon

21. Dolly Trimble

20. Scrumdillydumtious

22. Back Of The Telly

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Owned by Jill Hurst

Stable Name: Cloud

Sire: Budding Author

Dam: Dolly Daydream

Trainer:

Jockey:

22. Back Of The Telly

22. Back Of The Telly

22. Back Of The Telly

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Owned by Richard Driver

Stable Name: Dreamer

Sire: Wheres The Remote

Dam: Down The Sofa

Trainer: Martin Keighley

Jockey: Freddie Keighley

23. Blowing Wind

22. Back Of The Telly

24. DoGeeseSeeGod

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Owned by Michael Fildes

Stable Name: Foggy

Sire: Hornblower Dam: Venteux

Trainer: Sarah Humphrey

Jockey: William Humphrey

24. DoGeeseSeeGod

22. Back Of The Telly

24. DoGeeseSeeGod

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Owned by Rosemarie Heyes

Stable Name: Chocolate

Sire: Palindrome

Dam: Gooseberry Fool

Trainer: Oliver Sherwood

Jockey: Will Featherstone

25. Dobbys Socks

26. SwallowsAndAmazons

26. SwallowsAndAmazons

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Owned by Clive Buckenham

Stable Name: Tilly 

Sire: Harry Potter Dam: Footsies

Trainer: Lucinda Russell

Jockey: Derek Fox

26. SwallowsAndAmazons

26. SwallowsAndAmazons

26. SwallowsAndAmazons

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Owned by David Miller

Stable Name: Pumpkin

Sire: Ransome Dam: Nancy Blackett

Trainer: Martin Keighley

Jockey: Harry Atkins

27. Group Six

26. SwallowsAndAmazons

28. Peaks Of Otter

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Owned by Clive McNamee

Stable Name: Treacle

Sire: Together Dam: Miss Sixty

Trainer: Lianna Dadson

Jockey: Poppy Dadson

28. Peaks Of Otter

28. Peaks Of Otter

28. Peaks Of Otter

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Owned by Anita Cook

Stable Name: Daffodil

Sire: Mountain Range Dam: Virginia

Trainer: Lawney Hill

Jockey: 


29. Edelweiss

28. Peaks Of Otter

29. Edelweiss

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Owned by Chloe Hackett

Stable Name: Cinnamon

Sire: Rodgers And Hammerstein

Dam: Leontopodium Nivale

Trainer: Fergal O'Brien

Jockey: Fern O'Brien

30. Boxer

28. Peaks Of Otter

29. Edelweiss

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Owned by My Little Tip

Stable Name: Strawberry

Sire: George Orwell Dam: Mollie

Trainer: Sam & Billie Fobbester

Jockey: Bracken Fobbester

31. Ufor Koffee

32. Fidget Spinner

32. Fidget Spinner

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Owned by George Ruddell

Stable Name: Thunder

Sire: Cabin Crew Dam: Iced Latte

Trainer: Paula Kent

Jockey: Zak Kent

32. Fidget Spinner

32. Fidget Spinner

32. Fidget Spinner

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Owned by Horsey Heidi

Stable Name: Marshmallow

Sire: Spinnaker Dam: Fidget Pie

Trainer: "The Producer"

Jockey: Marc Goldstein

33. By A Length

32. Fidget Spinner

34. WhereDeComeFrom

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Owned by Andrew Fox Hilder

Stable Name: Jewel

Sire: Winning Ways 

Dam: Tape Measure

Trainer: 

Jockey: Timmy Murphy

34. WhereDeComeFrom

35. GrenvilleWilliam

34. WhereDeComeFrom

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Owned by Blackmore's Fan

Stable Name: Maisie

Sire: No Relation Dam: Rachael

Trainer: Katie Fuller

Jockey: Oliver Stammers

35. GrenvilleWilliam

35. GrenvilleWilliam

35. GrenvilleWilliam

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Owned by Debbie Matthews

Stable Name: Jumper

Sire: Down The Greyhound

Dam: Little Un

Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill

Jockey: Jonjo O'Neill Jnr

36. Howdo Bud

35. GrenvilleWilliam

35. GrenvilleWilliam

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Owned by Queen Dee

Stable Name: Fudge

Sire: Alright Mate

Dam: DarlingBudsOfMay

Trainer: Lucinda Russell

Jockey: Peter Scudamore

37. Little Boy Blue

37. Little Boy Blue

37. Little Boy Blue

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Owned by Mi55ade

Stable Name: Wildfire

Sire: Arlidge Dam: Helen Grace

Trainer: Ben Pauling

Jockey: Lucas Murphy

38. Meols Cop

37. Little Boy Blue

37. Little Boy Blue

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Owned by Steve Mullington

Stable Name: Toby

Sire: High School 

Dam: Miss Southport

Trainer:

Jockey: Ralph Jenkins

39. LoveTheSliabh

37. Little Boy Blue

39. LoveTheSliabh

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Owned by Dr Simon

Stable Name: Arabella

Sire: Mountain Range  Dam: Magical

Trainer: Fergal O'Brien

Jockey: Kian Burley

40. Half Term

40. Half Term

39. LoveTheSliabh

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Owned by RidingHat1

Stable Name: Henry

Sire: Schools Out Dam: Teachers Pet

Trainer: Ryan Cummings

Jockey: Miley Cummings

40. Half Term

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