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CORONAVIRUS: LATEST INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

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June 6, 2021

RESTRICTIONS Depending on where you live in the UK the rules vary on what you can and can’t do. The Government’s full Covid-19 guidance can be…

Racing staff box clever for Racing Welfare

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November 26, 2021

A stellar cast of racing staff hailing from the north went toe-to-toe on 20 November at York racecourse for the William Hill Racing Staff Boxing night,…

Match-Ups Announced for William Hill Stable Staff Boxing!

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November 17, 2021

Racing Welfare has announced the match-ups for its William Hill Racing Staff Boxing Night at a special event, held on Monday night, at Manhatta in York….

The ROA Epsom Owners’ & Trainers’ Awards are Back for 2021

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November 16, 2021

Next Saturday, 27th November, will see the return of the Epsom Owners’ & Trainers’ Awards to the Racing Welfare in-person events calendar having been lost to…

The Vertem Northern Racing Awards Return

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November 15, 2021

Next Friday, 26th November, will see the return of the Northern Racing Awards (formerly Magic Moments) to the Racing Welfare in-person events calendar having been lost…

Call for progression on racial equality at British Racing’s first collective conversation about racism

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November 11, 2021

Over 250 people from horseracing and associated industries engaged with the first ‘Let’s Talk About Race’ webinar on Wednesday 10th November, where Royal Ascot winning trainer…

Racing’s Careers Advice & Training Service Recognises Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

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November 1, 2021

Former trainer David Arbuthnot has won an award for his commitment to career development and support to the racing industry. David, who trained for 38 years…

Presents Galore as East Anglia’s biggest Christmas Fair returns

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October 28, 2021

After taking place virtually last year, East Anglia’s biggest Christmas Fair – Presents Galore – is set to make a glittering return to Newmarket’s stunning Rowley…

RACING WELFARE RECEIVES £150,000 CASH BOOST FOLLOWING FITZDARES CHARITY RACEDAY AT WINCANTON

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Officials at Racing Welfare have been left overwhelmed after securing their biggest total from a single fundraising event after collecting more than £150,000 from a charity…

Four winners celebrated for their Lifetime in Racing

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October 27, 2021

As part of Racing Staff Week, four members of the racing industry have been recognised for their huge contribution to the sport with Lifetime in Racing…

New racing club raises vital funds for Racing Welfare

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October 26, 2021

A new racing club has launched with the purpose of getting members up close to the action, while raising vital funds for Racing Welfare who support…

Racing Staff Week 2021 is Here

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October 16, 2021

Today (Saturday 16th October) sees the launch of Racing Staff Week at Ascot’s Champions Day meeting.  Now in its fifth year, Racing Staff Week recognises the…

WINCANTON STAGES THE FITZDARES RACING WELFARE CHARITY RACE DAY ON SUNDAY 24TH OCTOBER.

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October 13, 2021

Preceding the regular seven-race card at 11.00am is the Racing Welfare Charity Race, where the 12 riders will all be competing with the aim of raising…

Racing’s Workforce Wellbeing Programme Wins Prestigious Award

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October 7, 2021

I just want to say a huge congratulations and thank you to everyone who has made this happen, which in reality is the whole Racing Welfare…

OPEN DAYS ARE BACK WITH A BANG!

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September 13, 2021

The return of the ARC Malton Open Day and the Epsom Open Day yesterday, Sunday 12th September, saw the inaugural National Racehorse Week start with a…

ENTRIES OPEN FOR THE INAUGURAL CATS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

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August 26, 2021

Racing Welfare’s Careers Advice and Training Service (CATS) have opened the entries for their inaugural CATS Personal Development Award.  The CATS team are also delighted to…

Challengers raise £100k for Racing Welfare in one weekend

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August 23, 2021

A whole host of intrepid runners and riders undertook superhuman challenges over the last weekend, all with one common goal; to raise money for Racing Welfare….

Programme shortlisted for prestigious award

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Racing Welfare has been shortlisted for Wellbeing Initiative of the Year at the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2021. The awards – which are now in…

Epsom Open Day returns to showcase Surrey’s historic racing centre

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August 12, 2021

This year’s Epsom Open Day will see seven racing yards within this historic training centre throw their gates open to the public on Sunday 12th September,…

Return to School Grants Launched

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August 9, 2021

We know how hard parents and families work to give their children the best start at school. We also know that getting ready for the new…

Bedmax returns as sponsor for 2021 Newmarket Heath Ride

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August 5, 2021

Racing Welfare is once again delighted to be running this year’s Newmarket Heath Ride in association with Bedmax, which takes in some of horseracing HQ’s most iconic locations along its course. Entries are open now for the event, set to be held on Sunday 5th September.

Congratulations to all those shortlisted for the 2021 Lycetts Leadership & Lycetts Team, Champion Awards

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July 30, 2021

SHORTLISTED FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2021 LYCETTS LEADERSHIP & LYCETTS TEAM CHAMPIONS AWARDS The National Trainers Federation (NTF) were delighted to announce yesterday, Thursday 29th July, the…

Racing Welfare Make the Shortlist at Prestigous Third Sector Awards

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July 23, 2021

Yesterday, Thursday 22nd July, saw the announcement of the shortlists for the prestigious Third Sector Awards. Amongst those celebrating their inclusion in the list were the Jockey Club’s charity Racing Welfare, who are in the running for the Communications Team of the Year Award.

Celebrity Golf Day Raises Vital Funds for Racing Welfare and Injured Jockey’s Fund

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July 22, 2021

27 teams of four took part in a star-studded Celebrity Golf Day at Woburn Golf Club on 21st July by kind permission of the Duke of…

Equine Stars Will Take Centre Stage at ARC Malton Open Day

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July 15, 2021

Malton Open Day, sponsored by Arena Racing Company (ARC) and organised by Racing Welfare, is set to make a spectacular return on Sunday 12th September, tying…

4Racing donate £5,000 to Racing Welfare

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July 7, 2021

On 4th July, 4Racing Owners Club visited Rebecca Menzies’ yard to give members a chance to see their horse Snowy Burrows – and in the process…

Celebrity Golf Day to provide vital funds for Racing Welfare and the Injured Jockey’s Fund

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June 28, 2021

Racing Welfare and the Injured Jockey’s Fund have teamed up to create a spectacular star-studded event which is set to provide vital funds for the two…

Mobile Vaccination Facility heading to Oaksey House in Lambourn

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June 21, 2021

A ‘health on the move’ bus offering vaccinations will be stationed at Oaksey House in Lambourn next Tuesday 29th June, offering first doses of the Covid-19…

Racing Welfare is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former Chief Executive, Sir John Kemball

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Racing Welfare is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Chief Executive Sir John Kemball, aged 82. Following an esteemed career in the forces,…

Racing industry workers in Newmarket urged to get their Covid-19 jabs with two vaccination clinics to be staged next week

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June 16, 2021

Newmarket residents associated with the Racing industry who are yet to receive their Covid-19 vaccination are being encouraged to take advantage of two clinics being held…

HORSERACING INDUSTRY PLANS FOR NATIONAL RACEHORSE WEEK CONFIRMED

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May 27, 2021

British Racing’s first ever National Racehorse Week will take place in September this year. The initiative will be a nationwide celebration of the true magnificence that…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

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May 10, 2021

Racing Welfare’s 2021 Mental Health Awareness Week Campaign more important than ever in the time of COVID “Mental Health Awareness Week is a hugely important campaign…

Racing Welfare to take part in a social media boycott

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April 30, 2021

Racing Welfare will take part in a social media boycott this weekend driven by the wider sporting community, designed to take a stand against the online…

Exciting New Wellbeing Survey Launched

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April 21, 2021

For the very first time, the horseracing industry is setting out to understand the wellbeing of its entire workforce.  The ‘Wellbeing Across the Horseracing Industry Survey’ is a chance…

2021 Grand National Sweepstake Kit

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April 8, 2021

It’s that time of year again. Excitement is in the air. The Randox Health Grand National, the World’s most famous race, is just around the corner! This…

Are you a racing industry employer? Could you help shape the future of Racing’s Occupational Health Service? We need to hear your views.

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March 23, 2021

Racing’s Occupational Health Service exists to support racing’s workforce to either remain in work or return to work following illness or injury. The successful service is…

Spring Family Support Grant Launched

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March 16, 2021

We know that the last year has put a financial strain on many families. As such, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Spring Family…

Racing Welfare Awarded the SAFEcic Safe Award

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February 22, 2021

Racing Welfare takes the safety and protection of children, young people and adults at risk very seriously and we recognise our duty to safeguard the welfare…

Management Support Service in Action – a huge benefit to our industry.

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February 19, 2021

We have asked staff from across the racing industry to explore some of the services on offer through Racing’s Support Line which is now delivered in…

Racegoers Club members raise £1,575 for Racing Welfare in 2020

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February 11, 2021

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all the Racegoers Club members who donated an incredible £1,575 to Racing Welfare in 2020. Every…