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Tuesday 16th April 2024

Jeremy Clarkson Launches New Syndicate Powered by Old Gold Racing

Jeremy Clarkson Launches New Syndicate

Jeremy Clarkson, famous or some might say infamous, for his journalistic abilities and his presenter roles in Top Gear, The Grand Tour and the blockbuster hit Clarkson’s Farm, has taken his love for the countryside to the next level and bought a racehorse!

Affectionately referred to as ‘Pet’, the strapping 16.3 hand thoroughbred is definitely more than a pet and will be the first syndicate racehorse for Jeremy’s brewery, Hawkstone. Graced with the name, The Hawkstonian, the grey gelding will be homed with in-form Cotswold-based trainer Ben Pauling and is set to make his racing debut either in late April or in early October, to coincide with the start of the 2024/25 season.

Jeremy Clarkson said: “I said to the Hawkstone team that we should get into racing but clearly they got motor racing and horse racing confused! That said, Ben Pauling is a stone’s throw from Diddly Squat Farm and the Hawkstone Brewery, so I know where my hay is going. Furthermore, the Pauling family originally farmed our land and taught Kaleb all he knows about farming.”

The Hawkstonian will initially be on private sale to Hawkstonians (members of Hawkstone’s club) on Monday 22nd April and then to an Old Gold Racing waiting list on Tuesday, 23rd April, with the public sale live from 25th April (waiting list). 3,250 shares will be available with a very accessible pricing of just £60 a share for a 14-month term. Hawkstone Racing will also offer owners an array of benefits including a welcome six-pack of Hawkstone lager! 

Ed Seyfried, Chief Executive of Old Gold Racing, explains: “We are honoured to be powering the inaugural Hawkstone Racing syndicate. Jeremy has helped transform views of agriculture with his hit television show and we are looking forward to welcoming him on the racing scene this coming season.”

He continued: “Most petrolheads start by tinkering with lawnmowers; well, this lawnmower can reach speeds of 35mph over three miles whilst jumping hedges; beat that Flymo!”

Ben Pauling, added: “I look forward to educating Jeremy and his Hawkstone members about all things horse racing and I hope The Hawkstonian is as fast as the plug-in hybrid Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale!”

Johnny Hornby, at Hawkstone Brewery, said: “Jeremy said we should get involved in racing, on reflection we obviously screwed up, but we are going to all have a lot of fun with this horse.”