My Race Days

Karen has ...

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Stateside, Sellers & Running Stag

I’ve always been a lover of racing, and not just British racing. In recent years international racing has become more accessible with the various racing channels, and also the coverage and success of such races as the Dubai World Cup...

 
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The End But Just The Beginning...

After a fabulous 18 months with the guys & girls of the Lovetheraces website my journey is coming to an end. Nothing last forever as the old saying goes, and perhaps this is just the beginning of something else for...

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Overcoming Hurdles

Recently I attended a seminar which I was invited along to as a guest of my colleague Dawn. Every so often, because of her accreditation through accountancy, she gets the opportunity to attend some rather interesting events.It was held at...

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Pontefract - 22/10/2012 fixture at Pontefract racecourse on the 22 Oct 2012

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Train One, Save Many...Redcar RNLI's New Boat

Recently I’ve taken a short break from racing. Now that I am back in the land of ‘blog’, I thought I’d share something with you which is non-racing but nonetheless it’s still very close to my heart. I support a...

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Small Course, Big Day Out

On the 4th August I visited Thirsk racecourse for the very first time. Considering I live less than an hour away this is a pretty dismal fact which I am not proud of! Call myself a racing nut?! This time...

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Thirsk - 04/08/2012 fixture at Thirsk racecourse on the 04 Aug 2012

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Newcomer From The Hannah Hooton Stable - Keeping The Peace

Growing up one of my favourite books (& films) was National Velvet. I was never one for picking up a book unless it was racing related or indeed if I had to for school! My daily read was always the...

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a new fan

Hannah Hooton became a fan of Karen

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She Came, She Raced, She Conquered!

The racing world waited with bated breath as the Australian wonder horse began her pre-race warm up at Royal Ascot.  They were stood ten deep just to get a glimpse of this equine freak of nature as she casually strode...

About Karen Thacker

Welcome to my page! I’m Karen and I can’t tell you how excited I am to be one of the ‘voices’. I live in Redcar in the North East of England, just a stone’s throw from the racecourse itself. In fact, I can sit out the back and hear the commentary on race days!

You could say I’m a little obsessed by racing and everything to do with it. Let me explain....If racing was a drink, I’d drink it, and if it were a food I’d be obese! Just a glimpse of those plastic white rails makes my heart beat that little bit faster.

From as far back as I can remember I’ve loved horses and racing in particular. I think it stems from watching the racing on TV with my dad from a very early age, which then took hold of me – next thing I’m riding a finish on my beanbag against Lester Piggott!

It’s not just about picking winners (although that’s always a bonus), it’s everything the day and the courses have to offer. Follow me as I go racing and invite you to share in my favourite pastime. Any questions? Just ask!

Racing is a fabulous sport where you can experience every emotion on the planet, and once in a while a truly exceptional equine will come along who will not only take your breath away, but will also bring a tear to your eye.

In six words I’m a mum who loves racing. I ‘Love The Races’. I hope you will too!

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