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Furlong Factor


Racing Welfare is sad to announce that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 edition of Furlong Factor as we did not receive sufficient entries to make the competition viable this year.

During last year’s competition, we unearthed a wealth of talent during lockdown but we believe that due to the very welcome easing of COVID restrictions people are understandably focused on getting back to normality.

Last year’s event was a phenomenal success for Racing Welfare, both in terms of fundraising and in raising our profile across the industry and, based on that enormous success, we were compelled to try the concept again in 2021.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who did enter this year for their time and effort and we will revisit opportunities for a second Furlong Factor at another time.

We would also like to thank GBR, Tote, Sky Sports Racing and Inkerman London for their generous support of the competition and we look forward to working with them all again in the future.

If you would like to support Racing Welfare in another way, please click here for all the latest opportunities to get involved or click on the graphic below to learn more about our Lost Events campaign.  We are only able to operate through the generosity and support of those who, like us, care about the people who work to make our day at the races possible.  The demand for our services continues to rise; in 2020 more than 4,533 people received support from the charity through more than 10,000 individual support sessions.

As ever, we are here to support everyone working in racing, from recruitment to retirement. For 24/7 support, call Racing Welfare’s 24hr Support Line on 0800 6300 443 or click here.