The Ex-Racers Club, which organises the re-homing of racehorses, is holding a memorial race at Newbury on Saturday 12 April for one of their earliest members, Sian O’Gorman.

Sian O’Gorman lived in Lambourn working freelance for many racehorse trainers as driver and bookkeeper until her untimely death from cancer last year.

Sian was instrumental in the successful re-homing of many racehorses, some of which can be seen in the parade of ex-racehorses at Newbury on Saturday.

Newbury was chosen as the venue for the Sian O’Gorman Novices Memorial Chase because it was Sian’s local course and she ran her own horse “Mother Says” there.

Every member of the Ex-Racers Club has assisted with fundraising for the event but donations are still welcome for the running of the race.

If you would like to contribute, email Lisa Horne, Ex-Racers Club Area Representative for more details on ex.racers@btinternet.com

Bob Champion will present the winners trophies.