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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…

3 Days left to get your entries in for Racing Welfare’s singing competition ‘The Furlong Factor’!

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April 21, 2020

As part of our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal, we have come together with Great British Racing (GBR), the Tote, and Sky Sports Racing, in a fundraising initiative…

JOIN THE 2.6 CHALLENGE!

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April 20, 2020

Racing Welfare needs your help! Join The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on many UK charities…

Racing Welfare Launch Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

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April 9, 2020

These are exceptional times for British horseracing and breeding, times that could have a lasting effect on the industry.  For Racing Welfare the financial impact of…

First Tenants Move Into Racing Welfare’s Newly Renovated MacDonald Buchanan House

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Wednesday 8th April saw the first 12 tenants move into the newly renovated MacDonald Buchanan House, on Howard De Walden Way in Newmarket.  With the support…

Racing Welfare Introduce Streamlined Application Process for Covid-19 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…