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A NEW CHAPTER

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Horseracing, like all competitive sports, comes with a risk of injury at any level. With that said, we are very sad to report that Burrow Seven has unfortunately suffered an injury during training and the decision has been made to retire him from racing.

The wellbeing of Burrow Seven comes first, and we want to reassure you that he will continue to live a happy and fulfilling life. In fact, he already has his next career lined up as he will be retrained as an equine welfare and therapy horse – the perfect role for such a loving horse.  

Burrow Seven’s journey doesn’t finish here. And neither does The Good Racing Company’s. We’ve already lined up an exciting racehorse to step in and carry on the great work of his predecessor!  

Read on to find out more about Burrow Seven’s injury and his next career, watch video messages from Rob and trainer Jedd O’Keefe… and a race day to put in your diary very soon. 

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AN UPDATE ON BURROW SEVEN

Burrow Seven has suffered a repetitive injury to his front leg. It’s the same injury that has hampered him a couple of times in the last few years. An ultrasound has revealed a longitudinal split to his tendon, which would almost certainly happen again if he continued to race. Injuries like this are very difficult to treat, and a full recovery isn’t always possible, meaning he can’t continue to do the strenuous training needed to compete against other racehorses. 

We can’t thank Burrow Seven enough for everything he’s achieved – thanks to the generosity of our members – he’s helped to raise over £100,000 for Motor Neurone Disease Association and Leeds Hospitals Charity. 

Burrow Seven will always be a part of The Good Racing Co. family. As our first-ever equine ambassador, his legacy will continue to be felt. We’ll keep you updated on his recovery and his future career as an equine welfare and therapy horse. 

A MESSAGE FROM ROB: 

“Burrow Seven will make a fantastic equine welfare and therapy horse. He loves attention and has a kind and friendly nature. I’m sure we’ll see plenty more of him in the future.”

  • Jedd O’Keeffe, Trainer

“Burrow Seven has a lot to look forward to in retirement. He already looks the part with his grey hair! Rob and I are committed to ensure he’s well looked after in his new role. Like me, he quite likes the limelight, so I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot of him in the future!”

  • Barrie McDermott, Ambassador

WHAT IT MEANS BURROW SEVEN MEMBERS

For any members with a Burrow Seven membership, their membership will continue with a great new racehorse ready to take the reins of Burrow Seven’s overwhelming success. We will continue to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and Leeds Hospitals Charity

SAY HELLO TO BEEP BEEP BURROW

We are happy to announce that Beep Beep Burrow is Burrow Seven’s successor! We’re so excited to have a new horse in our stables, with a bright future, ready to help continue our fundraising efforts.

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WHY BEEP BEEP?

Well, back in his playing days, Rob’s Leeds Rhino’s team-mates gave him this nickname – inspired by the ‘Roadrunner’ character from Loony Tunes. Rob’s kids loved this, and when asked what the new horse should be called, there was only one name it could be.

MORE ON BEEP BEEP

Beep Beep Burrow is a 5-year-old chestnut gelding with four white socks. His sire is the hugely successful stallion Malinas and his dam is Ballygambon Girl. Malinas is by Lomitas (sire of Danedream) from the family of Monsun. Malinas, who stands at the famous Rathbarry Stud in Ireland, began his stallion career in 2021. He has already bred multiple winning jumpers in the UK, Ireland and France including Mister Malarky, Medinas, Union Dues, Dark Raven, Malinda Girl and Mighty Thunder, winner of the Scottish Grand National.

Like Burrow Seven, Beep Beep Burrow will be under the stewardship of Jedd O’Keeffe and the talented team at High Beck Lodge. He’s settling in well and can’t wait to get going. And he won’t have to wait long …

READY TO RACE

The really exciting news is that Beep Beep Burrow has been entered to race in the 3:25pm at Sedgefield on Tuesday 22nd November!

Here is a message from Jedd, recorded a short time before the race date had been locked in.  

As Jedd mentions, most horses have a preferred running ground. Beep Beep is very versatile but should the ground turn into “heavy going” – which means very, very muddy, there is a chance he may be pulled from the race because he won’t be able to be as competitive as he could be. But we’ll be sure to let you know if this happens. 

We’re so, so excited to cheer on Beep Beep Burrow at his first race! 

WATCH BEEP BEEP BURROW

If you are a Burrow Seven member and you and a guest would like to be in with a chance to watch Beep Beep Burrow’s first run from the owners enclosure at Sedgefield Race Course, please email Izzy at iw@thegoodracing.co Entries will be closed by 10pm on Friday 18th November. Winners will be drawn from ballot and contacted by Izzy over the weekend. Good luck! 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or comments, please drop us a line at hello@thegoodracing.co We’d like to finish by thanking our members for their continued support during this transition – it helps us keep supporting good causes to do great things.

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