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CORONAVIRUS: LATEST INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

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June 6, 2021

RESTRICTIONS From Monday 17th May, restrictions across the UK are changing. Depending on where you live in the UK the rules vary on what you can…

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…

The Worshipful Company of Loriners Pledge Their Support for Racing Welfare’s Life Skills Programme

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February 5, 2021

About The Worshipful Company of Loriners: A Loriner makes and sells bits, bridles, spurs, stirrups and the minor metal items of a horse’s harness, together with…

Need Some Practical Help? Our Telephone Information Specialists are Here to Help

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February 4, 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…

In The Moment Support from Racing’s Support Line – First hand experience

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January 27, 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…

Racing Welfare Announce Exciting New Partnership with Care first

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January 19, 2021

“We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Care first.  Racing’s Support Line is something that we should be hugely proud of as an industry…

Racing LiveStyle – Eat Like A Champion!

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January 15, 2021

If you are using the New Year as your inspiration to be more active, eat more healthily and take more care of your body, Racing LiveStyle’s…

Study will help develop injury prevention strategies for horseracing staff

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January 7, 2021

Hartpury University is undertaking new research investigating occupational injuries to stud and racing staff working within UK horseracing, with the aim of developing targeted injury prevention…

A BIG THANKS TO YOU FROM RACING WELFARE

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December 16, 2020

Racing Welfare is saying thank you to the racing industry this week as we are delighted to announce that our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal has hit its…

Statement on behalf of the Board of Trustees of Racing Welfare and Racing Homes

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December 8, 2020

Racing Welfare and Racing Homes exist in close connection with two other charities within the Racing Welfare Family: The Rous Charity, a housing charity of which…

Inkerman launch Racing Collection in aid of Racing Welfare

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December 4, 2020

The key to giving the perfect gift is finding something that is personal, a product of high quality and craftsmanship, something that can be carefully personalised and that is…

‘Off to a galloping start’ Yorkshire Brokerage CNG Switch dedicated to helping Racing Welfare

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December 3, 2020

We are delighted to announce that CNG Switch has dedicated to supporting Racing Welfare. After working with us to find the best deal for our energy,…

Hartpury announces partnership with national charity Racing Welfare

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November 16, 2020

Hartpury has announced a new partnership with Racing Welfare to carry out industry-driven research into stable staff injuries and recommend strategies to support injured stable staff…

New Directory shows the power of the racing industry to support its communities and transform lives

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November 12, 2020

British racing launches first comprehensive Directory of community activity and education A ground-breaking Directory has launched today highlighting British horseracing’s commitment to helping communities improve their…

On Track, Off Course the new podcast from Racing Welfare

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November 10, 2020

Lydia Hislop talks grief, bereavement and counselling on new Racing Welfare podcast, On Track, Off Course. On Track, Off Course, a new podcast series from Racing…

Presents Galore is Going Online

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November 3, 2020

In light of the most recent Government announcements, we are very sad to announce that Presents Galore will no longer be taking place as planned from…

Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster Blogging For Racing Welfare

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October 22, 2020

Having known about Racing Welfare for many years, I’m excited and honoured to be an Ambassador for this great charity. During the COVID 19 pandemic, Racing…

We Want to Hear from You..

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October 21, 2020

Racing Welfare has created a short Community Questionnaire for all staff working in the racing and breeding industries.  Responses to the survey will help shape our future…

The Wine Tipster Announced as Racing Welfare’s Newest Ambassador

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October 20, 2020

Neil Phillips, aka The Wine Tipster, who has long combined his passion for wine and racing, is now giving something back to the industry he loves…

World Mental Health Day 2020 – Mental Health for All

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October 8, 2020

World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10th October This Saturday is World Mental Health Day, a day recognised on the 10th October every year not only…

QIPCO British Champions Day Virtual Preview Evening

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October 7, 2020

QIPCO British Champions Day Virtual Preview Evening in Aid of Racing Welfare   To celebrate the 10th edition of QIPCO British Champions Day and to preview…

Racing Welfare Launch Self-Isolation Grants

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October 6, 2020

As the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect so many of us, we understand that many people will be impacted financially as a result of having…

Racing LiveStyle is Going Live with The Breath Psych

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October 1, 2020

Racing LiveStyle Episode 2 – The Breath Psych with Aodhagán Conlon In the lead up to World Mental Health Day, which takes place on Saturday 10th…

Charity Album Raising Money for Racing Welfare Now Available to Download

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“Reined In” the album released by Furlong Factor winner Lara Telfer is now available to download with all profits going to Racing Welfare and Mind Lara…

The Great Racing Welfare Auction Raises Over £53k!

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September 25, 2020

“The generosity of both those who donated lots to our auction and those who placed bids has been truly astounding.  Given the incredibly difficult times we…

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…