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Last chance to sign up for Racing Staff Week ROA BBQs

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June 6, 2019

Applications close tomorrow, Friday 7th June, for the ROA-sponsored yard barbecues in honour of Racing Staff Week 2019. For a third consecutive year, the Racehorse Owners…

Newmarket housing project set to provide 18 units of young people’s accomodation

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Racing Welfare is preparing to invest over £550,000 into the renovation of MacDonald Buchanan House which, once completed, will provide 18 units of high-quality accommodation for…

Entries now open for Racing Welfare’s Newmarket Heath Ride

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May 28, 2019

Racing Welfare has taken over as the beneficiary charity for this year’s Newmarket Heath Ride, which takes in some of horseracing HQ’s most iconic locations along…

Racing Welfare’s industry-wide mental health research published: “The industry needs to be aware of the impact that mental health has on the individuals involved”

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May 14, 2019

KEY POINTS The research was undertaken by Dr Will McConn-Palfreyman, Dr Martin Littlewood and Dr Mark Nesti of the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at…

Mental Health Research Report

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May 13, 2019

Racing Welfare has announced the findings of its industry-wide mental health research at a launch event, today (Monday 13th May) at Royal Windsor Racecourse, coinciding with…

Racing Welfare prepares to launch findings of industry mental health research 

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May 8, 2019

Racing Welfare will announce the findings of its industry-wide mental health research at a launch event on Monday 13th May at Royal Windsor Racecourse, coinciding with…

High turnout expected as willing volunteers join forces on Racing Together’s Community Day

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Racing Together are gearing up for a record turnout at the annual running of their Community Day held on Thursday, May 9. Over 50 racing businesses,…

Marathons, Kilts and Birdies – the weekend that had it all

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April 30, 2019

Racing Welfare hailed a bumper weekend of fundraising events this weekend with the London Marathon, The Glasgow Kilt Walk and Racing Welfare’s Charity Golf Day at…

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON PREVIEW: “I wouldn’t be living the life I am today if I didn’t have their backing and support” 

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April 24, 2019

Racing Welfare will field a thirteen-strong team of runners this coming Sunday 28th April for the Virgin Money London Marathon, all of whom will pound the…

Record crowd flocks to ARC Middleham Open Day

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April 23, 2019

A record crowd basked in the glorious North Yorkshire sunshine at Friday’s ARC Middleham Open Day, which saw 4000 racing fans and families flock to the…

What not to miss at Middleham Open Day

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April 12, 2019

We’ve put together a mini guide for the must-see at each yard that is Middleham Open day to help you plan your day and not miss…

Middleham Open Day set to raise funds for Hill House Appeal

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April 1, 2019

This year’s ARC Middleham Open Day will help to raise funds for Racing Welfare’s Hill House Appeal, with the completed project set to provide accommodation for…

Racing Welfare Renews Sponsorship of Arabian Racing Organisation’s Best Turned Out Series for 2019

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March 22, 2019

Racing Welfare is proud to announce that it has renewed its sponsorship of the Arabian Racing Organisation’s (ARO) Best Turned Out series for 2019.  The series,…

Runners take on The Vitality Big Half

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March 6, 2019

Racing Welfare is thrilled to have two enthusiastic runners taking on The Vitality Big Half for us on 10th March. In its second year, the event will see over 20,000 people…

Racing Career Map – Sarah Ashley, Welfare Officer

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The Career Map is an interactive tool launched by Careers in Racing last year. The racing industry is unique and diverse, and the different ways in…

Tickets on sale now for Middleham Open Day 2019

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March 1, 2019

A highlight in the northern racing calendar, the hugely popular Middleham Open Day returns this year on Good Friday, 19th April 2019.  Tickets are on sale…

Awards season comes to Yorkshire as John Bottomley scoops Godolphin Dedication to Racing Award

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February 26, 2019

  John Bottomley, who celebrated his 60th year working in racing last year, returned to his home in Norton, North Yorkshire, a hero having won the…

Cheltenham Festival: Behind the scenes the day before The Festival, presented by Magners

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February 25, 2019

  Cheltenham Racecourse is offering you the chance to bid for and win the ultimate behind the scenes experience on Monday 11th March, the day before…

Sporting memories launch range of horseracing Replay Reminiscence cards

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February 13, 2019

  Sporting Memories is launching a new set of Replay Reminiscence Cards for Horseracing, adding to their already extensive range of sporting memory aids.  The cards…

Tuffa Racing For Charity presents cheque to Racing Welfare

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February 11, 2019

  Today, Michelle Girling, founder of Tuffa Footwear Ltd, presented Mark Loades, Head of Fundraising for Racing Welfare with a cheque for £1000. Over the year,…

New research identifies occupational stressors for racehorse trainers in Great Britain

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February 6, 2019

  Research presented at the Horseracing Industry Conference on behalf of Racing Welfare has found racehorse training to be an inherently stressful occupation, identifying a number…

Racing Welfare launches industry-wide mental health survey in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University

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January 14, 2019

The final phase of Racing Welfare’s mental health research project has been launched today in the form of an online survey, designed for everyone working in…

Landmark partnership secured between Racing Welfare and The Racing Foundation

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January 8, 2019

A historic partnership has been agreed between Racing Welfare and The Racing Foundation, securing funding for some of the charity’s key services over next three years….

BHA Launches new industry Safeguarding Policy

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December 19, 2018

  The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced the publication of a new overarching Safeguarding Policy for the racing industry yesterday (18th December).   The new Policy,…

Racing Welfare’s mental health research project reaches penultimate stage

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December 17, 2018

  Industry wide mental health research, commissioned by Racing Welfare in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, has now reached its final phase of data collection. …

Hayley Moore announced as new Racing Welfare Ambassador

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November 23, 2018

Racing Welfare has great pleasure in announcing that Hayley Moore has joined our team of Ambassadors.  Hayley’s first assignment will be to hosting the Epsom Owners’…

A very Birdie Christmas to you all…

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November 14, 2018

Christmas has come early at Racing Welfare with the arrival of artist Birdie’s specially commissioned festive decorations – a must have for every tree this season!…

Cue Card portrait goes up for auction in aid of Racing Welfare and the Countryside Alliance

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November 9, 2018

A one-off portrait of Cue Card, by renowned equestrian artist Tania Still, will go up for sale as part of the Countryside Alliance’s Countryside Day auction…

Maria’s Great South Run Challenge

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October 19, 2018

Racing Welfare beneficiary Maria Doe will be taking on the 10 mile Great South Run this Sunday, 15 months after suffering a serious spinal injury. Maria,…

Racing Welfare extends partnership with Tuffa Boots

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Racing Welfare is delighted to announce an extension to their partnership with Tuffa Boots, who will support the charity through sales of products from their high…

QIPCO British Champions Day

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October 18, 2018

Racing Welfare selected as QIPCO British Champions Day official charity for a second year The stars of flat racing will align this Saturday 20th October, gracing…

Plunging into the Serpentine

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September 20, 2018

This Saturday, Two Racing Welfare fundraisers will take the plunge into Hyde Park’s Serpentine lake for Swim Serpentine, the open water swimming festival with events for…

Malton Festival of Racing draws in crowds to go behind-the-scenes of Ryedale’s horseracing industry

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September 18, 2018

Sunday 16th September saw over 2000 visitors flocking to the North Yorkshire town of Malton to visit the yards of 12 trainers open to the public…

Racing Welfare runners set to line up for the Great North Run 2018

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September 6, 2018

Racing Welfare is delighted to have three very special individuals taking on the Simply Health Great North Run on Sunday 9th September.  The event will see…

Racing’s Occupational Health Service Receives National Launch

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September 3, 2018

Racing’s Occupational Health Service, operated by Racing Welfare, receives its national launch on Monday 3rd September 2018.  The service offers a framework for the management of…

CATS launches industry Professional Development Plan

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August 24, 2018

CATS – the racing industry’s Careers Advice & Training Service, managed by Racing Welfare – has launched a bespoke Personal Development Plan to help those working…

Malton Festival of Racing set to provide an exciting day out for horseracing fans of all ages

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August 21, 2018

The Malton Festival of Racing will take place on Sunday 16th September this year and is again being generously sponsored by Arena Racing Company. The Malton…

Epsom Open Day set to showcase historic training centre

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August 16, 2018

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…

The Creditas ‘Taking Care of Business’ Stable Staff Stakes

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August 13, 2018

Here at Racing Welfare we are not ready to give up the euphoria of another successful Racing Staff Week. Luckily we don’t have to just yet….