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New Dedicated Careers Advice & Training Service Website Goes Live

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

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

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…


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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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…