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European Bloodstock News’ Advertising Campaign Raises Thousands for Racing Welfare

July 13, 2018

European Bloodstock News presented the team from Racing Welfare with a cheque for over £5000 at their annual Clay Shoot event at Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket…


July 3, 2018

Josephine Gordon has been announced as the final name to grace the list of panellists for this year’s Cambridge Roar’s The Racing Dinner, incorporating the Newmarket…

Racing Industry Gears Up for Racing Welfare’s Racing Staff Week

June 28, 2018

Now in its third year, Racing Staff Week runs from Saturday 30th June until Saturday 7th July 2018.  Kindly sponsored by Betfair, the campaign aims to…

Jockey Club Champions Racing Staff Welfare with Free Meals on Racecourses

June 27, 2018

The Jockey Club has today announced that they will be providing free meals at all of its racecourses for all racing staff from Saturday 30th June…

Stable staff step up to the plate for Racing Staff Week

June 25, 2018

Racing Staff Week runs from Saturday 30th June until Saturday 7th July 2018. The week aims to bring the racing industry together to inform and engage…


June 4, 2018

This week is national Volunteers’ Week, a UK-wide campaign running from 1st – 7th June, organised by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).  The aim…

Mental Health Training Course – Lambourn

May 16, 2018

With support from the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and the National Trainers Federation, Racing Welfare will be hosting a Mental Health Training Day in Lambourn, the first…

ROA Support of Staff & Owner BBQs Keeps Yards Sizzling

May 11, 2018

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED For a second year the Racehorse Owners Association will be offering contributions of £100 to trainers organising BBQs or other social events…

Racing Welfare leads a show of industry solidarity in support of Mental Health Awareness Week

May 9, 2018

Racing Welfare is bringing the horseracing industry together in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, running from 14th – 20th May 2018.   The charity hopes to…

William Hill Racing Staff Boxing Night 2018

March 21, 2018

On 17th March, 26 racing staff entered the ring to battle it out to raise money for Racing Welfare. Sponsored by William Hill, the black tie…

Lean On Me – When You’re Not Strong

March 6, 2018

Legendary singer-songwriter Bill Withers has almost certainly never heard of Racing Welfare, but the lyrics in his classic song Lean On Me are lump-in-the-throat perfect in…

Racegoers Club announce Racing Welfare as official charity partner

March 1, 2018

The Racegoers Club is delighted to announce Racing Welfare as its official charity partner which will see the Club support the dedicated charity that provides guidance…

Betfair to Support Racing Staff Week for Third Year

February 22, 2018

Racing Welfare is delighted to announce that Betfair will support Racing Staff Week for the third year. Racing Welfare’s most extensive PR and fundraising campaign of…

See behind-the-scenes of horseracing this Easter: Middleham Stables to open again on Good Friday.

January 23, 2018

Good Friday, 30th March 2018 sees the return of the popular Middleham Stables Open Day where 13 yards will again be opening to the public.  The…

Tattersalls’ sales ring filled with Christmas spirit for Racing Welfare’s Annual Carol Concert

December 19, 2017

Children from the Fairstead House School Choir were joined by students from Newmarket Academy, the community choir VivaVoices and Newmarket Town Band to take part in…

Racing Staff Boxing is back and William Hill are backing it!

December 13, 2017

Racing Welfare is delighted to announce that William Hill are to sponsor the Racing Staff Boxing Night – to be held at Goffs’ Doncaster Sales Complex…

RW charity partner of QIPCO British Champions Day

October 19, 2017

Racing Welfare has been announced as the Official Charity of QIPCO British Champions Day, following on from The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre in 2016. Racing Welfare…

Statement regarding Ken Dooley

October 16, 2017

The whole of the team at Racing Welfare would like to express their sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Ken Dooley and to…

Museum membership scheme to prevent loneliness

October 9, 2017

85 retired racing staff from the Newmarket area will be attending a special coffee morning at Palace House, Newmarket; The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and…

Toby Balding Award to reward dedicated stable staff

September 18, 2017

The National Trainers Federation announced a new award for stable staff during Racing Staff Week this year and are encouraging trainers and potential applicants to find…

Hammersley Team lead the way in ARO BTO

September 11, 2017

Peter Hammersley’s team currently head the overall yard list for the Racing Welfare sponsored Best Turned Out Championship during the 2017 Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season,…

Funding awarded for Mental Health Research

September 4, 2017

The Racing Foundation have awarded over £62,000 in funding to Racing Welfare to commission a Mental Health research project. This research will be conducted by Liverpool…

Sun Shines on Epsom Open Day

August 29, 2017

Suncream and ice-lollies were in demand at yesterday’s Epsom Open Day which saw a bumper crowd enjoy a morning visiting trainer’s yards and an afternoon family…

Trainers raise money for RW in Commentary Competition

August 23, 2017

This year’s Trainers Commentary Competition, being held in aid of the 32Red Newmarket Open Weekend beneficiaries on Saturday, 23rd September, will have a new format as…

C&P Insurance partner with Racing Welfare

August 11, 2017

Racing Welfare and C&P Insurance are announcing their new charity partnership which aims to support the work of Racing Welfare whilst also providing competitive insurance rates…

LTiR Awards for Ted Jackson and Steve McNally

July 28, 2017

On Thursday 27th July Steve McNally and Ted Jackson were presented with Lifetime in Racing Awards. Both Ted and Steve have dedicated their lives to working…

Statement regarding Steve Yarborough

July 22, 2017

The whole team at Racing Welfare would like to express their sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Steve Yarborough after yesterday’s tragic accident…

Alan Tippling receives Lifetime in Racing Award

July 20, 2017

Alan Tippling was a very deserving recipient of a Lifetime in Racing Award presented at Catterick Racecourse on Wednesday 19th July. Alan was presented with the award…

Roy Fowler receives Lifetime in Racing Award

July 4, 2017

Jockey’s Valet, Roy Fowler, is the highly deserving recipient of a Lifetime in Racing Award, presented on Monday 3rd July at Pontefract Racecourse. Roy was presented with…

Nine under starters orders for London Marathon

April 19, 2017

Nine under starters orders for London MarathonIn aid of Racing Welfare Racing Welfare’s team of nine runners will be taking on the infamous 26.2 mile challenge…

Coffee Mornings launch in Gloucestershire for retired racing staff

April 10, 2017

On the 19th April 2017, Racing Welfare are holding the first Coffee Morning for people who have retired from the horseracing industry in the Gloucestershire area….