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Record crowd flocks to ARC Middleham Open Day

April 23, 2019

A record crowd basked in the glorious North Yorkshire sunshine at Friday’s ARC Middleham Open Day, which saw 4000 racing fans and families flock to the…

What not to miss at Middleham Open Day

April 12, 2019

We’ve put together a mini guide for the must-see at each yard that is Middleham Open day to help you plan your day and not miss…

Middleham Open Day set to raise funds for Hill House Appeal

April 1, 2019

This year’s ARC Middleham Open Day will help to raise funds for Racing Welfare’s Hill House Appeal, with the completed project set to provide accommodation for…

Racing Welfare Renews Sponsorship of Arabian Racing Organisation’s Best Turned Out Series for 2019

March 22, 2019

Racing Welfare is proud to announce that it has renewed its sponsorship of the Arabian Racing Organisation’s (ARO) Best Turned Out series for 2019.  The series,…

Runners take on The Vitality Big Half

March 6, 2019

Racing Welfare is thrilled to have two enthusiastic runners taking on The Vitality Big Half for us on 10th March. In its second year, the event will see over 20,000 people…

Racing Career Map – Sarah Ashley, Welfare Officer


The Career Map is an interactive tool launched by Careers in Racing last year. The racing industry is unique and diverse, and the different ways in…

Tickets on sale now for Middleham Open Day 2019

March 1, 2019

A highlight in the northern racing calendar, the hugely popular Middleham Open Day returns this year on Good Friday, 19th April 2019.  Tickets are on sale…

Awards season comes to Yorkshire as John Bottomley scoops Godolphin Dedication to Racing Award

February 26, 2019

  John Bottomley, who celebrated his 60th year working in racing last year, returned to his home in Norton, North Yorkshire, a hero having won the…

Cheltenham Festival: Behind the scenes the day before The Festival, presented by Magners

February 25, 2019

  Cheltenham Racecourse is offering you the chance to bid for and win the ultimate behind the scenes experience on Monday 11th March, the day before…

Sporting memories launch range of horseracing Replay Reminiscence cards

February 13, 2019

  Sporting Memories is launching a new set of Replay Reminiscence Cards for Horseracing, adding to their already extensive range of sporting memory aids.  The cards…

Tuffa Racing For Charity presents cheque to Racing Welfare

February 11, 2019

  Today, Michelle Girling, founder of Tuffa Footwear Ltd, presented Mark Loades, Head of Fundraising for Racing Welfare with a cheque for £1000. Over the year,…

New research identifies occupational stressors for racehorse trainers in Great Britain

February 6, 2019

  Research presented at the Horseracing Industry Conference on behalf of Racing Welfare has found racehorse training to be an inherently stressful occupation, identifying a number…

Racing Welfare launches industry-wide mental health survey in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University

January 14, 2019

The final phase of Racing Welfare’s mental health research project has been launched today in the form of an online survey, designed for everyone working in…

Landmark partnership secured between Racing Welfare and The Racing Foundation

January 8, 2019

A historic partnership has been agreed between Racing Welfare and The Racing Foundation, securing funding for some of the charity’s key services over next three years….

BHA Launches new industry Safeguarding Policy

December 19, 2018

  The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced the publication of a new overarching Safeguarding Policy for the racing industry yesterday (18th December).   The new Policy,…

Racing Welfare’s mental health research project reaches penultimate stage

December 17, 2018

  Industry wide mental health research, commissioned by Racing Welfare in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, has now reached its final phase of data collection. …

Hayley Moore announced as new Racing Welfare Ambassador

November 23, 2018

Racing Welfare has great pleasure in announcing that Hayley Moore has joined our team of Ambassadors.  Hayley’s first assignment will be to hosting the Epsom Owners’…

A very Birdie Christmas to you all…

November 14, 2018

Christmas has come early at Racing Welfare with the arrival of artist Birdie’s specially commissioned festive decorations – a must have for every tree this season!…

Cue Card portrait goes up for auction in aid of Racing Welfare and the Countryside Alliance

November 9, 2018

A one-off portrait of Cue Card, by renowned equestrian artist Tania Still, will go up for sale as part of the Countryside Alliance’s Countryside Day auction…

Maria’s Great South Run Challenge

October 19, 2018

Racing Welfare beneficiary Maria Doe will be taking on the 10 mile Great South Run this Sunday, 15 months after suffering a serious spinal injury. Maria,…

Racing Welfare extends partnership with Tuffa Boots


Racing Welfare is delighted to announce an extension to their partnership with Tuffa Boots, who will support the charity through sales of products from their high…

QIPCO British Champions Day

October 18, 2018

Racing Welfare selected as QIPCO British Champions Day official charity for a second year The stars of flat racing will align this Saturday 20th October, gracing…

Plunging into the Serpentine

September 20, 2018

This Saturday, Two Racing Welfare fundraisers will take the plunge into Hyde Park’s Serpentine lake for Swim Serpentine, the open water swimming festival with events for…

Malton Festival of Racing draws in crowds to go behind-the-scenes of Ryedale’s horseracing industry

September 18, 2018

Sunday 16th September saw over 2000 visitors flocking to the North Yorkshire town of Malton to visit the yards of 12 trainers open to the public…

Racing Welfare runners set to line up for the Great North Run 2018

September 6, 2018

Racing Welfare is delighted to have three very special individuals taking on the Simply Health Great North Run on Sunday 9th September.  The event will see…

Racing’s Occupational Health Service Receives National Launch

September 3, 2018

Racing’s Occupational Health Service, operated by Racing Welfare, receives its national launch on Monday 3rd September 2018.  The service offers a framework for the management of…

CATS launches industry Professional Development Plan

August 24, 2018

CATS – the racing industry’s Careers Advice & Training Service, managed by Racing Welfare – has launched a bespoke Personal Development Plan to help those working…

Malton Festival of Racing set to provide an exciting day out for horseracing fans of all ages

August 21, 2018

The Malton Festival of Racing will take place on Sunday 16th September this year and is again being generously sponsored by Arena Racing Company. The Malton…

Epsom Open Day set to showcase historic training centre

August 16, 2018

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…

The Creditas ‘Taking Care of Business’ Stable Staff Stakes

August 13, 2018

Here at Racing Welfare we are not ready to give up the euphoria of another successful Racing Staff Week. Luckily we don’t have to just yet….

Riders gear up to take part in the Prudential RideLondon 100 miles

July 24, 2018

What is looking to be one of the hottest weeks this year, cycling 100 miles is the last thing on most people’s minds. But not for…

Racing Welfare Welcomes Increased Support from York Racecourse

July 20, 2018

Racing Welfare has reinforced their partnership with York Racecourse, who have upped their support this year to increase the impact of the charity’s services for beneficiaries…

Racing Welfare Official Charity Partner for Go Racing in Yorkshire’s Summer Festival

July 18, 2018

Racing Welfare is the official charity partner of Go Racing in Yorkshire’s Summer Festival 2018, which runs from 21st – 29th July. Go Racing in Yorkshire…

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…