Jess Burley today (6th June) won the first weekend of Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out series with her charge Judicial, who is trained Julie Camacho and owned by the Elite Racing Club. Sponsored by Betfair, the initiative saw the charity award the BTO prize in the Group 3 Palace House Stakes at Newmarket this afternoon following a public vote via Racing Welfare’s website to decide the winner. A graduate of the National Horseracing College, Jess has been travelling to the races with Judicial for the last five years.
Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out aims to champion the skill of racing staff in readying their horses to run by offering each yard the opportunity share a video clip of their horse’s regime ahead of the race. A fabulous selection of videos were received, providing some great behind the scenes accounts of each horse’s preparation and character.
“He is one of the best horses to do. We have to get him ready to early as Steve takes him down to the start, but overall he is a pleasure to be with.”Jess Burley
Racing Welfare’s Chief Executive, Dawn Goodfellow, said: “Huge congratulations to Jess for winning today. Thank you also to everyone who took the time to send us their clips – they were all fantastic and so much effort had gone into providing the public with an insight into each horse. Racing staff have been working hard throughout the temporary shutdown of our sport to keep the horses they care for in tip-top condition; it was wonderful to be able to showcase their dedication and skill today.”
Jess’ winning clip, plus full details about Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out can be found here. The second leg of the series will be announced early next week; follow @RacingWelfare on social media or use #RWBTO to see all of next week’s 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.