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Furlong Factor

Who is racing's next big thing?


It’s Furlong Factor time!


Racing Welfare is back with racing’s biggest singing competition!

Racing Welfare has come together once again with Great British Racing (GBR), the Tote, and Sky Sports Racing, to find the industry’s very own pop idol through singing competition, The Furlong Factor.

Can you carry a tune?

Are you involved in Horseracing?

Do YOU want to win £1,500 in cash, along with a beautiful Inkerman London Furlong Factor Trophy?


Well…It’s competition time!

The competition is free to enter and the winner will be announced on the 4th May.



Entry requirements:

  • Entries can be single, duet or a group
  • Social distancing rules must be adhered to
  • Must be working in UK horse racing either in a stud, yard, racecourse, administration, current owners, media or ancillary service
  • Must be 18 years old or over
  • Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes
  • Entrants must include their name, age, email address, contact number, workplace, name of song and artist and a photo of yourself
  • Unfortunately, anyone who reached the finals in 2020 is not able to reenter.

Videos to be sent to Parris Lane at Racing Welfare by Whatapp to 07970631170 or alternatively emailed to  communications@racingwelfare.co.uk 



The best and most entertaining entries will go through to a round of heats which will run from 26th April – 30th April.  Each heat will generate a winner, as voted for by the public via the Racing Welfare website, who will go through to a final to be held on Tuesday 4th May.  During the final, racing fans will have the opportunity to back their favourite contestants through the Tote,  before voting is opened on Twitter to find the winner of the Furlong Factor 2021.



All funds raised from the Furlong Factor will go towards Racing Welfare’s Lost events Appeal.  The financial impact on Racing Welfare of Covid-19 has been severe and we have experienced a significant drop in income with the loss of fundraising events and activities.  This has come at a time when our services have never been so crucial to the wellbeing of those working in the industry.