Racing Welfare is delighted to announce that Betfair will support Racing Staff Week for the third year. Racing Welfare’s most extensive PR and fundraising campaign of the year takes place from Saturday 30th June to Saturday 7th July this year and will once more celebrate and raise awareness about the dedicated people who work behind the scenes in the British racing industry.
The week will feature two charity races exclusively for stable staff; the fourth running of the Betfair Clock Tower Cup at Doncaster, and a new race, The Betfair Racing Staff Week Cup at Newton Abbot. Both races will take place on Friday 6th July. The Clock Tower Cup will continue to be run over seven furlongs and the Racing Staff Week Cup will be over 1 mile 4 furlongs, enabling staff from flat and jump yards to be nominated to ride by their trainers in recognition of their hard work and dedication. The Doncaster raceday will once again include the popular fundraising lunch.
Pat Masterson, Managing Director of Newton Abbot Racecourse comments: ‘Newton Abbot Racecourse is delighted to be able to support Racing Staff Week. It is quite right that the spotlight for this week is on all those dedicated people who work behind the scenes of our wonderful sport. We look forward to the 6th July’.
The whole racing industry is once more getting behind the campaign and developing initiatives to recognise and reward racing staff and generate awareness with racegoers and supporters about the skill and dedication required to work across all areas of the racing industry. Further announcements about the various activities taking place during the week will be posted on www.racingstaffweek.com and Racing Welfare’s social media pages.
Dawn Goodfellow, Chief Executive of Racing Welfare comments:
James Midmer, Betfair’s Head of Communications adds:
To register interest in taking part in either of the Stable Staff Races, or about taking a table at the charity lunch on the 6th July, please contact Mary-Ann Sandercock below.