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National Spirit Hurdle Charity Raceday at Fontwell – Pete The Feat was a star!

Pete the Feat

Our lovely Pete the Feat enjoyed a very exciting day at Fontwell on the 26th of February 2023, the day of our charity lunch and the very prestigious Spirit Hurdle Race.

He paraded in the pre-parade ring for an hour and was very well-behaved for Clare, his handler.

Pete was surrounded by many racegoers who had supported him during his successful career in which he had 47 runs with 11 wins and 12 placings. Some of his followers were happy to share their memories of Pete, one mentioned he was able to purchase a car with his winnings from one of Pete’s successful races, and another was able to recall every single race and where he was placed.

Nigel was very emotional seeing Pete parading and looking every inch ‘the star’ of the ring. And this was a very special day, especially for Peter and Graham who were Pete’s previous owners prior to him coming to us at The Racehorse Sanctuary for his much deserved retirement.

All the horses at the Centre have wintered well and very much looking forward to the sunshine, spring grass and the removal of their rugs.

If you would like to donate, sponsor a horse or get involved with The Racehorse Sanctuary and Rehoming Centre then please do get in touch, either call 07810 453277 or email


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