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Stable Staff Race – Chepstow


Racecourse: Chepstow

Date: Monday 24th June

Distance of race: 1m 2f

Racing Welfare is delighted to announce that Betfair will once again be supporting Racing Staff Week which takes place from Saturday 22nd to Friday 28th June this year. Racing Staff week brings the racing industry and its followers together to celebrate racing staff, and showcase their passion, skills and dedication, across the breadth of the industry, without which, the sport would not be possible.

One of the highlights of the week is the Stable Staff Races which allow stable staff to experience a race day from the perspective of a jockey, by riding in a race at one of five courses, whilst raising vital funds for Racing Welfare.

The stable staff races are key fundraising events for Racing Welfare and play an important role in enabling us to provide a wide range of support and services to racing’s workforce.


About the races

  • Maximum of 12 riders per race.
  • On the flat with a flag start.
  • The race is to be run ‘hands and heels’ style.
  • Whips must NOT be carried.


  • Riders must be over the age of 18 to participate in the Race
  • Riders must be in current employment as stable staff of a registered training yard and must NOT have ridden more than three winners under rules or have held a professional apprentice or conditional licence within the past five years
  • The rider must have been employed with the nominating yard for a minimum of three months and working for the registered trainer must be their main occupation


  • Horses must be registered with BHA and be rated 46 to 80* (Flat) and/or 125 or below (National Hunt).
  • Horses must be 3 years old and upwards.
  • Horses must currently be in training.
  • Horses must have run at least 3 times under the recognised Rules of Racing.
  • Horses must not require any special measures at the racecourse ie cannot go to post early
  • The horse must be from the same yard as the rider is currently employed in.


Successful riders will agree to meet the minimum sponsorship pledge of £250.



To take part please fill in the nomination form and email it to Clare on ckingston@racingwelfare.co.uk