On Sunday 18th December, members of the Henrietta Knight Racing Club presented Racing Welfare with a cheque for £2,100.
The funds were raised by the club, an official charity partner, through several initiatives that have taken place over the course of the year, including the donation of a £575 share in racehorse Diamond Egg.
Racing Manager Shaun Christie accompanied members on a visit to see Diamond Egg at the yard of trainer Chris Gordon. He said: “We are so pleased to be donating over £2,000 to our official charity partner, Racing Welfare, today. I and all the members of the Henrietta Knight Racing Club recognise the importance of the charity’s work in supporting those who look after horses like ‘The Egg’. We look forward to continuing our charity partnership into 2023.”
Racing Welfare Chief Executive, Dawn Goodfellow, said: “Thank you to all the members of the Henrietta Knight Racing Club for their generous donation. Donations such as this help fund our vital support services for racing’s people, services which are never more needed as we continue to face particularly tough times. I’d like to wish all members good luck with Diamond Egg for his upcoming hurdles campaign.”
Diamond Egg, a rising five-year-old gelding, was hand-picked by the Club’s patron, Henrietta Knight. He’s already notched up one win in a National Hunt Flat Race and looks set to give club members plenty of fun on the racecourse throughout the upcoming season as he turns his attention to hurdling.