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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…

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….