Magical Memory announced as Equine Ambassador for the season

Horse Racing | Press Article 17/04/24

  • Equine ambassador announced for Goodwood's forthcoming 2023 flat season.
  • Magical Memory will be parading at Goodwood Racecourse at the Family Race Day fixture, taking place on Sunday 11 June.

Goodwood Racecourse is delighted to announce Magical Memory as their Equine Ambassador for the forthcoming 2023 flat season as part of the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) ‘Horses for Courses’ initiative. Goodwood Racecourse is one of many racecourses taking part in the programme that helps showcase the care and opportunities given to former racehorses. 

Magical Memory won the Stewards Cup at the 2015 Qatar Goodwood Festival in decisive fashion with jockey, Frankie Dettori. The likeable grey, formally trained by Charlie Hills, won a total of eight races from 28 starts including two Group 3’s and a Group 2. Magical Memory retired from racing in 2018 and is now based in West Sussex on a permanent loan from owners Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds to rider Sue Scott-Collis.

Sue Scott-Collis has cared for Magical Memory since 2022. On the association of Magical Memory with Goodwood Racecourse, Sue said: “It is an absolute honour and a privilege for Magical Memory to be Goodwood’s Equine Ambassador this year. Magical Memory (Magic) is a very special horse to me and his syndicate owners and deserves his time to shine again. I will be writing a monthly blog on our progress throughout the year as we have exciting times ahead and big plans for this special horse.”

Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds are one of the leading managers of racehorse syndication in the UK and the life that their racehorses receive following their racing career is hugely important to them. Piers Winkworth, Racing Manager for Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds said: “Every horse and his/her future beyond racing is so important to us at Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds. Sue and Magic get on so well and it is wonderful for his former owners to see him flourish on the dressage circuit. To return to the scene of possibly his greatest win in the Stewards Cup is fantastic and will bring back many wonderful memories of his racing career”.

David Catlow, Managing Director of RoR added: “It is wonderful to see Magical Memory team up with Goodwood Racecourse. Magical Memory was an impressive winner of the Stewards Cup in 2015 and it is brilliant to see his post-racing career thrive with Sue Scott-Collis. We see daily the powerful impact that former racehorses have on people's lives, and together with Goodwood and the other racecourses in this initiative we can convey positive messages about the high standard of aftercare in British racing to racegoers and beyond to the wider public.”


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Family Race Day, Sunday 11 June 2023.

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