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FURLONG FACTOR HITS TOTALISER TARGET TO RAISE OVER £50K FOR RACING WELFARE

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May 15, 2020

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…

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…