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CORONAVIRUS: LATEST INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

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July 8, 2020

The Government’s full guidance on what the new measures that have been introduced mean for you can be found here. FINANCE Racing Welfare have introduced Covid-19…

The Gold and Green Crowd Announce Support for Racing Welfare

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September 15, 2020

“We have a membership who are passionate about racing, and they are full of respect and admiration for those behind the scenes who make it all…

Community United launch the Belonging Project

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September 14, 2020

Community United, West Berkshire’s leading ethnic communities advocate organisation, is holding a free online community forum on 16th September to launch the Belonging Project West Berkshire…

Fantastic Response to Virtual Yorkshire Open Day

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“We’re delighted. We’ve also seen an amazing amount of goodwill, with trainers and racecourses coming together, and the comments on social media have been fantastic. We’ve…

Virtual Dog Show Winners!

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September 13, 2020

THE VOTES ARE IN..! We received some fantastic entries for the Linton Pet Shop Virtual Dog Show and we hope you enjoyed watching and voting for…

JOCKEYS’ MENTAL HEALTH IN SPOTLIGHT IN NEW SHORT FILM  

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September 10, 2020

The Fall, a powerful short film focusing on the mental health of jockeys is due to start filming in December.  The film has been written by…

Zero Suicide Alliance Launch New Awareness Training

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 “We’re delighted so many organisations are backing our national campaign to get the country trained in suicide prevention. It’s only by talking to each other that…

Fantastic fun had by all at Racing Welfare’s Newmarket Heath Ride

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September 8, 2020

“Thank you for a superb ride: incredible scenery, wonderful friendly stewards and well organised.  Our first time and was a fabulous, memorable day.” Fiona Gordon-Clarke, Heath…

ULTIMATE GRAND NATIONAL PACKAGE AMONGST THE LOTS ADDED TO THE GREAT RACING WELFARE AUCTION

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September 3, 2020

“We are thrilled to be adding these fantastic new lots to the Great Racing Welfare Auction, they really are money can’t buy experiences.  We have been…

INCREDIBLE LOTS ON OFFER IN THE GREAT RACING WELFARE AUCTION

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August 27, 2020

Today, Thursday 27th August, sees bidding open in The Great Racing Welfare Auction.  With close to 100 amazing lots on offer, the event is being hosted…

ROA TO SPONSOR VIRTUAL EPSOM OPEN DAY, NOW INCLUDING LIVE ‘BEHIND THE SCENES’ FEATURES

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August 25, 2020

The Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) has been confirmed as headline sponsor of Racing Welfare’s Virtual Epsom Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August. The free…

Furlong Factor winner Lara Telfer releases album in aid of Racing Welfare and Mind

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August 7, 2020

Fresh from her win in Racing Welfare’s Furlong Factor in May 2020, Lara Telfer has released her debut album ‘Reined In’ with all profits going to…

Return to School Grants Launched

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July 28, 2020

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…

Racing Welfare Announce Qatar Goodwood Festival Virtual Preview Evening

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July 14, 2020

Following hot on the heels of the inaugural Royal Ascot Preview Evening, Racing Welfare is delighted to announce a Qatar Goodwood Festival Preview Evening. The event,…

Racing Welfare Covid-19 Emergency Appeal hits the halfway mark

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July 9, 2020

COVID-19 EMERGENCY APPEAL HITS THE HALFWAY MARK “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been felt throughout the racing industry.  For Racing Welfare the cancellation of…

Betway Support Racing Welfare

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July 2, 2020

We would like to say a big thank you to Betway for their generous donation to our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal. “Without having personnel on site to…

Racing Welfare brings you the people behind the Investec Epsom Derby

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July 1, 2020

We are very excited to be today launching a mini series profiling some of the people working behind the scenes to make this year’s Investec Derby…

Thank you to Hambleton Racing

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June 30, 2020

We would like to say a big thank you to Hambleton Racing who have raised an incredible £1,800 for our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal since announcing Racing…

Training launched to improve LGBT+ awareness and inclusion within British racing

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June 29, 2020

To mark Pride month this June, the Diversity in Racing Steering Group’s (DiRSG) dedicated LGBT+ subgroup has launched a new e-learning module to improve LGBT+ awareness…

Congratulations to Jess Burley and Judicial who scoop their second Racing Welfare Best Turned Out!

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June 27, 2020

We received some brilliant videos for leg four of our Best Turned Out series but it was Jess Burley and Judicial who won the public vote…

BE THE BEST YOU!

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June 22, 2020

To mark the start of World Wellbeing Week on Monday 22nd June we are delighted to announce the launch of our Be The Best You campaign….

Hayley Irvine Wins Racing Welfare’s Royal Ascot Best Turned Out

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June 20, 2020

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…

WEEKEND ROUND-UP: Congratulations to the Lycetts Team Champions and thank you

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June 15, 2020

It has been an action packed few days for Racing Welfare with our first virtual preview evening and the second leg of our Best Turned Out…

Ella Jayne Smith Announced as Second Winner of Racing Welfare Best Turned Out Series

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June 13, 2020

Ella Jayne Smith today (13th June) won the second leg of Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out series with her charge Man Of The Night, who is…

STELLAR PANEL DELIGHT AT ROYAL ASCOT VIRTUAL PREVIEW EVENING

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June 12, 2020

On Thursday 11th June, hundreds of people were entertained from the comfort of their own homes viewing Racing Welfare’s first Royal Ascot Virtual Preview Evening. The…

Hambleton Racing name Racing Welfare as Official Charity Partner

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June 9, 2020

Hambleton Racing have made Racing Welfare their official charity partner and will generously be donating to the charity whenever their horses are in action this month….

Jess Burley is First Winner of Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out

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June 6, 2020

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…

Betway Show Support for Racing Welfare

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June 4, 2020

Betway has announced today that they will donate all operational and logistical costs of a race sponsorship to Racing Welfare during June 2020. “What a wonderful…

The Racing Dinner Puts the Sparkle Back into Staying In

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May 28, 2020

This Saturday 30th May is the date for the Racing Dinner, a virtual dinner party organised by Sam Murphy of Equilux lighting.  Sam is bidding to…

A Big Thank You To All Our Supporters

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May 26, 2020

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 put a temporary halt to our usual fundraising activities we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the racing community and…

Racing Welfare launches 2020 Mental Health Awareness Week campaign

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May 15, 2020

Racing Welfare has today outlined plans for its 2020 Mental Health Awareness Week campaign, beginning on Monday 18th May.  The week is a national initiative run…

FURLONG FACTOR HITS TOTALISER TARGET TO RAISE OVER £50K FOR RACING WELFARE

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Racing Welfare’s Furlong Factor competition, which ran from 29th April – 9th May, has as of today raised £51,430 for the charity’s Covid-19 Emergency Appeal, smashing…

LARA TELFER CROWNED FURLONG FACTOR CHAMPION

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May 9, 2020

Racing Welfare’s singing competition the Furlong Factor has uncovered some amazing talent hiding in the racing industry but it was Lara Telfer, with her stunning rendition…

TOP EIGHT ANNOUNCED FOR THE LIVE FINAL OF RACING WELFARE’S FURLONG FACTOR

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May 5, 2020

Over the last six nights Racing Welfare’s brand new singing competition, the Furlong Factor, has uncovered some exceptional hidden talent from across the racing industry and…

REBECCA THOMAS FLYING HIGH AFTER HER WIN IN HEAT FIVE OF THE FURLONG FACTOR

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May 4, 2020

We saw some brilliant performances in last night’s heat five of Racing Welfare’s Furlong Factor and the standard of singers remained exceptionally high.  It was Rebecca…

AMATEUR RIDER FRED TETT GETS HIS HEAD IN FRONT TO TAKE HEAT FOUR OF THE FURLONG FACTOR

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May 3, 2020

The standard of performers in Racing Welfare’s Furlong Factor has been amazing and last night’s heat was no different with four brilliant contenders going head-to-head.  It…

LILLI SHINES TO TAKE HEAT THREE OF THE FURLONG FACTOR

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May 2, 2020

The action continued last night in heat three of the Furlong Factor in which four girls with beautiful voices took on some timeless classics. With four…

TRAINER JAMES FERGUSON SHOWS HIS CLASS TO WIN HEAT TWO OF THE FURLONG FACTOR

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May 1, 2020

Heat two of Racing Welfare’s incredibly popular singing competition, the Furlong Factor, took place last night.  Once again the standard was top notch and the four…

LARA TELFER WINS HEAT ONE OF THE FURLONG FACTOR TO MAKE IT THROUGH TO NEXT WEEKEND’S LIVE FINAL

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April 30, 2020

Last night saw four singers go head-to-head in the first heat of Racing Welfare’s Furlong Factor.  The standard was incredibly high and they all enjoyed a…

TWENTY FOUR CONTESTANTS HEAD TO HEAT STAGES OF THE FURLONG FACTOR

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April 28, 2020

Following a bumper crop of entries to find racing’s singing superstars, the final 24 contenders have been selected to progress to the heat stages of Racing…