There was a bumper entry for this week’s Racing Welfare Best Turned Out as 23 went to post in Saturday’s Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot. But it was Hayley Irvine with their gorgeous colt who won the public vote and went home with the £250 cash prize.
Hayley who works has worked at Richard Fahey’s yard for the past 10 years sent in a brilliant clip of Mr Lupton at home – Hayley rides Mr Lupton out most days and he is definitely her favourite. You can watch Hayley’s winning video here.
Mr Lupton ran a good race in one of the most popular handicaps of the Royal meeting.
Dawn Goodfellow, Racing Welfare Chief Executive, congratulated Hayley on her win, saying: “Well done to Hayley for getting Mr Lupton to Royal Ascot in such fabulous condition, he really did look fantastic. Once again we had some love videos submitted, how lucky we are to see these horses at home in their yards in the build-up to such a big meeting. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who showed their support for the hard-working racing staff by voting for their favourite.“
The fourth leg of the series is the 1.50pm Betfair Backs Racing Welfare Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle on Northumberland Plate Day, Saturday 27th June. Follow @Racingwelfare on social media to see all the entries.
Racing Welfare is asking everyone enjoying Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out to donate the price of a racecard to its Covid-19 Emergency Appeal after they cast their vote for their winner, the total amount of which will be doubled by Betfair, up to the value of £30k. Donations to Racing Welfare’s Covid-19 Emergency Appeal can be made here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/RWEmergencyAppeal.