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CORONAVIRUS: LATEST INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

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March 20, 2020

The advice for anyone affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is being reviewed daily. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page with all…

Racing Welfare Introduce Streamlined Application Process for Covid-19 Hardship Grants

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April 1, 2020

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Racing Welfare has seen an increase in people coming to the charity for financial advice. In response to the situation,…

Racing Welfare and GBR produce COVID-19 Wellbeing Toolkit

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March 31, 2020

Racing Welfare and Great British Racing have come together to produce a Wellbeing Toolkit specifically designed to support the mental wellbeing of racing’s workforce during the…

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: UPDATE

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March 17, 2020

Our top priority at Racing Welfare is the wellbeing of all of racing’s people and we are closely monitoring the public health situation as it develops,…

Middleham Open Day Postponed

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Racing Welfare has today announced the postponement of this year’s ARC Middleham Open Day, scheduled for Good Friday 10th April. The move has come in light…

Northern Stars Shine at Racing Welfare’s Racing Staff Boxing Night

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March 8, 2020

Last night, 7th March, The William Hill Racing Staff Boxing Night saw 22 boxers from the racing communities of Middleham and Malton compete against each other…

Coronavirus update

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March 6, 2020

In light of the current public health situation, Racing Welfare is following Government advice regarding our planned fundraising and community events over the coming weeks and…

William Hill Racing Staff Boxing Night Match-Ups Have Been Made!

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March 3, 2020

Last night, at a special event in York, the announcements were made of the much anticipated match ups for this Saturday’s William Hill Racing Staff Boxing…

New Dedicated Careers Advice & Training Service Website Goes Live

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March 2, 2020

To coincide with the start of National Careers Week, Racing Welfare has launched a new dedicated website for its Careers Advice & Training Service (CATS) at…

Racing Welfare’s boxing line up unveiled

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February 28, 2020

Racing Welfare will be announcing the match-ups for its William Hill Racing Staff Boxing Night at a special event in York on the evening of Monday…

Simone Sear scoops Godolphin award

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February 25, 2020

Racing Welfare’s Director of Welfare, Simone Sear, last night took home the Rory MacDonald award at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards. Held at the…

Where to eat and stay when visiting Middleham Open Day…

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February 21, 2020

Thinking of coming along to this year’s Middleham Open Day? We have collated a helpful list of places to stay and eat while you are visiting…

A very Royal Aintree

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February 19, 2020

It is that time of year when the countdown to the major spring National Hunt meetings gathers pace, with all eyes turning to Aintree at the…

Racing Welfare joins forces with Racing Breaks for Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

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February 13, 2020

Racing Breaks and Racing Welfare have today announced a new partnership in the form of an incredible trip to this year’s Qatar Prix de L’Arc de…

Jockey Club Racecourses to offer free racing for industry grooms

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February 12, 2020

Thursday 6th February 2020 – Grooms from racing yards are being offered thousands of free tickets by Jockey Club Racecourses to go racing in their spare…

#OneDayChangesLives: ACO shows nearly half a million turn to charities for support, including basic essentials

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January 22, 2020

With January intensifying the difficulties people face financially and emotionally, new research has revealed nearly half a million people turned to charities for help in just…

Racing Welfare’s Director of Welfare named as finalist for Godolphin Award

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January 7, 2020

Racing Welfare’s Director of Welfare, Simone Sear, has today been named as a finalist for this year’s Godolphin Rory MacDonald Award. The accolade is part of…

Racing Welfare Mental Health Film Nominated for International Award

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December 6, 2019

Racing Welfare’s flagship film to mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 has been accepted into the Equus Film and Art Festival, which starts in…

Racing Welfare welcomes Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to Christmas lunch at Newbury racecourse

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December 5, 2019

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal today (5th December) joined 200 retired racing staff at Newbury racecourse, all of whom had gathered together to celebrate Christmas. …

Joe Fanning honoured with northern racing Lifetime Achievement award

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December 1, 2019

Last night (30th November) saw Middleham-based jockey Joe Fanning honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at the Magic Moments in Northern Racing, held at The Grand…

Christmas Comes Early at Presents Galore

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November 25, 2019

This year’s Presents Galore was a landmark event in many ways. Having been run in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support for over 30 years, the three-day…

Peace Prevails scoops Horse of the Year at Epsom Owners and Trainers Awards

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November 24, 2019

The Jim Boyle-trained Peace Prevails was last night named as the Moss Electrical Epsom Horse of the Year at the 21st running of the glittering Owners…

Racing Welfare welcomes RaceTech as new corporate partner

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November 15, 2019

Racing Welfare and RaceTech are delighted to have become official corporate partners following a long association of mutual support.  With a long and proud heritage within…

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal opens Summerhill House in Newmarket

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November 13, 2019

Summerhill House, Racing Welfare’s newest housing development, received a royal seal of approval today, Tuesday 12th November, when it was officially opened by the charity’s president…

Lifetime in Racing Award for local South Wales legend, Mick Finn

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November 7, 2019

Presented at his favourite racecourse Chepstow yesterday, Wednesday 6th November, Mick Finn was a very deserving recipient of a Lifetime in Racing award. Awarded by his…

Roy Barrett received the prestigious Lifetime in Racing Award

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November 2, 2019

Roy Barrett was a very deserving recipient of a Lifetime in Racing award, presented at Ayr racecourse today, Saturday 2nd November. Presented by Peter Scudamore MBE,…

Racecourse Doctor, Lee Humphreys to display behind-the-scenes imagery at The November Meeting in aid of Racing Welfare

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October 21, 2019

October 2019 – Cheltenham Racecourse Doctor, Lee Humphreys will be displaying 48 of his own photographs taken across the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons in the Hall…

Experience Christmas shopping in style at Presents Galore

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September 19, 2019

Presents Galore is East Anglia’s most spectacular Christmas fair.  Set in the stunning surroundings of Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse, the three-day Christmas shopping extravaganza offers the…

Racing fans of all ages enjoy a warm Yorkshire welcome at ARC Malton Open Day

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September 16, 2019

The racing yards of Malton and Norton were flooded with visitors yesterday (15th September), with people taking their chance to visit some of the sport’s most…

ARC MALTON OPEN DAY: HORSES TO FOLLOW

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September 13, 2019

Thinking of paying a visit to ARC Malton Open Day but not sure where to start?  Whether you’re out to meet the shining lights of Malton’s…

#TeamRacingWelfare storms the finish line

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September 9, 2019

Around 57,000 people took to the streets of Newcastle yesterday, 8th September, for the 2019 Simply Health Great North Run. The sun shone, and the crowds…

Equine stars take centre stage at ARC Malton Open Day

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September 5, 2019

Sponsored by Arena Racing Company (ARC) and organised by Racing Welfare, this year’s Malton Open Day will take place on Sunday 15th September.  Malton is one…

Racing Welfare runners set to line up for the 2019 Great North Run

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September 4, 2019

Racing Welfare is delighted to have five very special individuals taking on the Simply Health Great North Run on Sunday 8th September.  The event will see…

Creditas ‘Taking Care of Business’ Stable Staff Stakes

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August 30, 2019

Earlier today, Friday 30th August, Jockeys and stable staff swapped roles for the Creditas ‘Taking Care of Business’ Stable Staff Stakes. This opportunity was a dream…

Stable staff jockeys take centre stage at Thirsk Racecourse

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August 29, 2019

Tomorrow, Friday 30th August, will see this year’s renewal of the Creditas Taking Care of Business Stable Staff Stakes at Thirsk Racecourse.  Run over a mile…

Sunny Epsom Open Day draws in the crowds

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August 27, 2019

Visitors flocked to Epsom on a sun-drenched Bank Holiday Monday yesterday (26th August), descending on the training centre to enjoy looking around the yards of seven…

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…