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You may like to see the faces of those who run Chasing Gold, so here are a few details about Tom and Val Chadney


Tom Chadney

Tom formed Chasing Gold Racing Club back in January 2006. He has been involved in racing for over 30 years, initially as an owner on the Flat but soon discovered the delights of National Hunt racing and sent his horses to Robert and Sally Alner in Dorset. He later sponsored their yard through his firm of independent financial advisers, Chadney Bulgin, and on his retirement decided to start a Racing Club linked to the Alner yard. Originally we had only two horses in training (Mibleu and One Dream) but as membership increased so did the number of horses.

Tom enjoys sport, and in particular supports Tottenham Hotspur having held a season ticket for over 40 years, and also avidly follows cricket, rugby and golf and is a member of North Hants Golf Club in Fleet, Hampshire. His main love, however, is horse racing and he has acquired an impressive library on the subject over the years and now has a collection of hundreds of books. He rarely misses a race and thinks nothing of travelling for hours to see his horses race.

Tom has two married daughters and five grandchildren and is now married to Val who shares his enthusiasm for horse racing and helps him with Chasing Gold.

Val Chadney

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Val is an organiser and has expertise in IT so she has been able to set up and maintain the Chasing Gold website as well as run all the administration for the Racing Club. She shares Tomís passion for horse racing and football and accompanies him to all events both at the racecourse or in the stadium. She also enjoys playing golf and is a member at North Hants Golf Club.

Val also makes costume jewellery and has supplied many Chasing Gold members - and others - with necklaces, bracelets and ear-rings in their racing colours.  Take a look at the "Racing Jewellery" page to see some of her designs.  She would be delighted to discuss your requirements, so why not get in touch?

Val has two sons in their thirties who also like to visit White Hart Lane whenever they get the opportunity, and they also enjoy horse racing.  She also has two grandchildren who are taking up more of her time!