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Racing Welfare joins forces with Racing Breaks for Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

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February 13, 2020

Racing Breaks and Racing Welfare have today announced a new partnership in the form of an incredible trip to this year’s Qatar Prix de L’Arc de…

Jockey Club Racecourses to offer free racing for industry grooms

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February 12, 2020

Thursday 6th February 2020 – Grooms from racing yards are being offered thousands of free tickets by Jockey Club Racecourses to go racing in their spare…

#OneDayChangesLives: ACO shows nearly half a million turn to charities for support, including basic essentials

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January 22, 2020

With January intensifying the difficulties people face financially and emotionally, new research has revealed nearly half a million people turned to charities for help in just…

Racing Welfare’s Director of Welfare named as finalist for Godolphin Award

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January 7, 2020

Racing Welfare’s Director of Welfare, Simone Sear, has today been named as a finalist for this year’s Godolphin Rory MacDonald Award. The accolade is part of…

Racing Welfare Mental Health Film Nominated for International Award

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December 6, 2019

Racing Welfare’s flagship film to mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 has been accepted into the Equus Film and Art Festival, which starts in…

Racing Welfare welcomes Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to Christmas lunch at Newbury racecourse

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December 5, 2019

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal today (5th December) joined 200 retired racing staff at Newbury racecourse, all of whom had gathered together to celebrate Christmas. …

Joe Fanning honoured with northern racing Lifetime Achievement award

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December 1, 2019

Last night (30th November) saw Middleham-based jockey Joe Fanning honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at the Magic Moments in Northern Racing, held at The Grand…

Christmas Comes Early at Presents Galore

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November 25, 2019

This year’s Presents Galore was a landmark event in many ways. Having been run in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support for over 30 years, the three-day…

Peace Prevails scoops Horse of the Year at Epsom Owners and Trainers Awards

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November 24, 2019

The Jim Boyle-trained Peace Prevails was last night named as the Moss Electrical Epsom Horse of the Year at the 21st running of the glittering Owners…

Racing Welfare welcomes RaceTech as new corporate partner

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November 15, 2019

Racing Welfare and RaceTech are delighted to have become official corporate partners following a long association of mutual support.  With a long and proud heritage within…

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal opens Summerhill House in Newmarket

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November 13, 2019

Summerhill House, Racing Welfare’s newest housing development, received a royal seal of approval today, Tuesday 12th November, when it was officially opened by the charity’s president…

Lifetime in Racing Award for local South Wales legend, Mick Finn

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November 7, 2019

Presented at his favourite racecourse Chepstow yesterday, Wednesday 6th November, Mick Finn was a very deserving recipient of a Lifetime in Racing award. Awarded by his…

Roy Barrett received the prestigious Lifetime in Racing Award

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November 2, 2019

Roy Barrett was a very deserving recipient of a Lifetime in Racing award, presented at Ayr racecourse today, Saturday 2nd November. Presented by Peter Scudamore MBE,…

Racecourse Doctor, Lee Humphreys to display behind-the-scenes imagery at The November Meeting in aid of Racing Welfare

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October 21, 2019

October 2019 – Cheltenham Racecourse Doctor, Lee Humphreys will be displaying 48 of his own photographs taken across the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons in the Hall…

Experience Christmas shopping in style at Presents Galore

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September 19, 2019

Presents Galore is East Anglia’s most spectacular Christmas fair.  Set in the stunning surroundings of Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse, the three-day Christmas shopping extravaganza offers the…

Racing fans of all ages enjoy a warm Yorkshire welcome at ARC Malton Open Day

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September 16, 2019

The racing yards of Malton and Norton were flooded with visitors yesterday (15th September), with people taking their chance to visit some of the sport’s most…

ARC MALTON OPEN DAY: HORSES TO FOLLOW

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September 13, 2019

Thinking of paying a visit to ARC Malton Open Day but not sure where to start?  Whether you’re out to meet the shining lights of Malton’s…

#TeamRacingWelfare storms the finish line

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September 9, 2019

Around 57,000 people took to the streets of Newcastle yesterday, 8th September, for the 2019 Simply Health Great North Run. The sun shone, and the crowds…

Equine stars take centre stage at ARC Malton Open Day

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September 5, 2019

Sponsored by Arena Racing Company (ARC) and organised by Racing Welfare, this year’s Malton Open Day will take place on Sunday 15th September.  Malton is one…

Racing Welfare runners set to line up for the 2019 Great North Run

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September 4, 2019

Racing Welfare is delighted to have five very special individuals taking on the Simply Health Great North Run on Sunday 8th September.  The event will see…

Creditas ‘Taking Care of Business’ Stable Staff Stakes

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August 30, 2019

Earlier today, Friday 30th August, Jockeys and stable staff swapped roles for the Creditas ‘Taking Care of Business’ Stable Staff Stakes. This opportunity was a dream…

Stable staff jockeys take centre stage at Thirsk Racecourse

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August 29, 2019

Tomorrow, Friday 30th August, will see this year’s renewal of the Creditas Taking Care of Business Stable Staff Stakes at Thirsk Racecourse.  Run over a mile…

Sunny Epsom Open Day draws in the crowds

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August 27, 2019

Visitors flocked to Epsom on a sun-drenched Bank Holiday Monday yesterday (26th August), descending on the training centre to enjoy looking around the yards of seven…

EPSOM OPEN DAY: “She’s riding better now than ever”

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August 16, 2019

Meet father and daughter combination Roger and Rhiain Ingram Amongst the trainers opening their yard gates to the public for Epsom Open Day on this year…

All roads lead to Epsom on Bank Holiday Monday

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This year’s Epsom Open Day will see the training yards within this historic training centre throw their gates open to the public on Bank Holiday Monday…

Donate to Racing Welfare with every purchase of Steri-7 throughout August

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August 13, 2019

Farm & Stable have very kindly teamed up with Steri-7 to donate £2 to Racing Welfare for every 5L of stable disinfectant purchased via their website…

#TeamRacingWelfare prepare for Ride London

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August 1, 2019

16 riders are preparing themselves for the annual 100 mile bike ride through London and Surrey After our recent heatwave, our riders will be glad of…

Racegoers Club’s yard visits raises £500 for Racing Welfare

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July 29, 2019

The money was raised entirely by Club members attending stable visits throughout the year. The first of these was a very popular visit to Charlie Longsdon’s…

Racecourse staff on take on 284 furlong challenge for Racing Welfare

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July 26, 2019

Staff from Warwick Racecourse are preparing for an attempt to run around every racecourse in Ireland in just three days. The challenge will see the team…

Northern duo Jock Bennett and Kenny Williams celebrate a Lifetime in Racing

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July 24, 2019

Catterick Racecourse provided the venue for an extra special Lifetime in Racing Award today, 24th July.  Best friends Jock Bennett, Assistant to Britain’s winning-most trainer Mark…

Racing Welfare to benefit from Go Racing in Yorkshire’s Summer Festival

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July 12, 2019

The Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival, sponsored by Sky Bet, has named Racing Welfare as its beneficiary charity for this year. The Summer Festival showcases…

Stable staff jockeys shine on Betfair Friday

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July 6, 2019

Representing the highlight of Racing Staff Week, yesterday, Friday 5th July, saw two races exclusively for stable staff held at Doncaster and Newton Abbot respectively.  The…

#RacingStaffWeek focus on … The Lycetts Team Champion Award

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July 4, 2019

The Lycetts Team Champion Award was established in 2017 by the National Trainers Federation, with support from The Racing Foundation, sponsored by Lycetts Insurance Brokers.  The…

#RACINGSTAFFWEEK – Focus on NARS Racecourse Rating system

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July 3, 2019

To mark Racing Staff Week we are looking at initiatives within the racing industry that have a positive impact on the lives of people working in…

Palace House Newmarket announces free entry for racing staff

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Palace House, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art yesterday announced that it will now be offering free entry to all current and retired…

Lifetime in Racing Award for Malton local Geoff Oldroyd

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July 1, 2019

Ex jockey and retired trainer Geoffrey Oldroyd was presented with a Lifetime in Racing award at Pontefract racecourse today, Monday 1st July.  Proffered by Racing Welfare,…

Regional Staff Development Programme is rolled out nationwide

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The cross-industry scheme will be aiming to take further training and development opportunities out to 2,400 members of Racing’s workforce. Launched to coincide with the start…

Racing Staff Week returns for 2019

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June 28, 2019

Representing a celebration of all of racing’s people, this year’s Racing Staff Week will see all 41 of the courses racing during the period 29th June…

Racing Staff Week Charity Race Riders take to the track

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June 24, 2019

This year will see the fifth renewal of the Betfair Clock Tower Cup, running over seven furlongs at Doncaster Racecourse on Friday 5th July.  As in…

Are you ready for Racing Staff Week?

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June 21, 2019

This year’s Racing Staff Week will see all 41 of the courses racing during the period 29th June – 6th July taking part, with on-course activities…