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We work hard to deliver enabling and proactive support to racing’s workforce.
Here you can read more about our latest work and read the stories of racing staff
whose lives have been positively impacted by our work.

Events
21 May 2024

RACING LEGENDS AND GOLF ENTHUSIASTS TEE OFF FOR RACING WELFARE TO RAISE MORE THAN £30K

Racing legends and golf enthusiasts have raised an impressive £32,365 for Racing Welfare, the racing industry’s human welf...

Case Study
18 May 2024

Katie’s Story – Movement for Mental Health

Assistant trainer saddling up in the historic home of horseracing for The Great Racing Welfare Cycling Challenge...

Case Study
16 May 2024

Dawn’s story – Movement for Mental Health

When Racing Welfare’s chief executive, Dawn Goodfellow set her sights upon The AJ Bell Great North Run in 2023 to celebrate...

Mental health
10 May 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week

Racing Welfare will once again be leading the horseracing industry’s response to Mental Health Awareness Week in a bid to r...

Events
29 April 2024

CELEBRITIES GETTING READY TO TEE OFF FOR RACING WELFARE CHARITY

Golf fans and racing enthusiasts are in for a treat this May as Racing Welfare, the racing industry’s human welfare charity...

Events
29 April 2024

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR FOUR STABLE STAFF RACES

Racing Welfare are giving stable staff across the country the opportunity to ride in one of four charity races as part of Rac...

Events
22 April 2024

LONDON MARATHON RUNNERS RAISE IN EXCESS OF £15,000 FOR RACING WELFARE

Dedicated runners have raised valuable funds and awareness for the industry’s human welfare charity, Racing Welfare, which...

Governance
10 April 2024

NICK BANNISTER TO SUCCEED WILLIAM BARLOW AS RACING WELFARE CHAIRMAN IN JUNE

Nick Bannister has been named as Racing Welfare’s next Chairman to succeed William Barlow when he completes his term in the...

Events
3 April 2024

BUMPER TURNOUT FOR ARC MIDDLEHAM OPEN DAY ON GOOD FRIDAY

The ARC Middleham Open Day once again proved a hit with visitors as almost 3,000 people flocked to the North Yorkshire town o...

Awards
26 March 2024

RACING WELFARE SCOOPS SILVER AT SMILEY CHARITY FILM AWARDS

Racing Welfare has scooped a silver at the Smiley Charity Film Awards on 20th March, in recognition of the charity’s impact...

Events
26 March 2024

LAST CHANCE FOR ADVANCE TICKETS FOR POPULAR MIDDLEHAM OPEN DAY

Middleham’s horseracing community is preparing to welcome thousands of people to their yards this Good Friday for their ann...

Events
18 March 2024

MIDDLEHAM RACEHORSE TRAINERS SET TO OPEN THEIR YARDS ON GOOD FRIDAY

Middleham’s horseracing community is once again pulling together to offer a fantastic day out for families and followers of...

Case Study
23 February 2024

Tackling loneliness among retired racing staff

At Racing Welfare, we love bringing people together. That’s why we host numerous events all over the UK to help our ret...

Case Study
25 January 2024

Jenny’s Story – Home Energy Grant and Return to School Grant

We know that 4 in 10 adults currently feel unable to meet the costs of their home energy bills. Thanks to generous funding fr...

Events
25 January 2024

TICKETS ON SALE FOR ARC MIDDLEHAM OPEN DAY 2024

The ever-popular ARC Middleham Open Day returns on Friday 29 March, giving the public the chance to go behind the scenes at s...

CATS
2 January 2024

NOTICE: Changes to Careers Advice and Training Service (CATS)

Since 2017, Racing Welfare has been providing CATS (Careers Advice and Training Service) as part of our award-winning Workfor...

Industry News
19 December 2023

RACING WELFARE WELCOMES BHA SAFEGUARDING AND HUMAN WELFARE STRATEGY

Last week, the BHA published an updated Safeguarding and Human Welfare Strategy, aimed at protecting and ensuring the safety ...

Fundraising
12 December 2023

BRIGHTON RACECOURSE HEAD GROUNDSMAN TO TACKLE 200 MILE RUN IN MEMORY OF FORMER COLLEAGUE

From 13th-17th December, Brighton Racecourse’s Head Groundsman is set to tackle a gruelling 200 mile trail run in memory hi...

Awards
7 December 2023

LIVE IN THE DREAM CROWNED HORSE OF THE YEAR AT EPSOM OWNERS’ AND TRAINERS’ AWARDS

Epsom’s finest racing achievements and highlights of 2023 were celebrated at the racecourse on Saturday 2nd December at a b...

Awards
6 December 2023

CORACH RAMBLER’S AINTREE SUCCESS HAILED AS MAGIC MOMENT OF 2023 AT THE NORTHERN RACING AWARDS

On Friday 1st December, the northern racing community came together to celebrate the many successes of the region this year a...

News
4 December 2023

ANNUAL CAROL CONCERT SET TO BRING FESTIVE CHEER TO NEWMARKET

Racing’s human welfare charity Racing Welfare is once again bringing festive cheer for all to Newmarket this Christmas, wit...

Addiction
10 November 2023

Safer Gambling workshops rolled out across the racing industry

Last year during Safer Gambling Week, Racing Welfare announced a partnership with leading independent gambling harm minimisat...

Case Study
3 November 2023

Daphne’s Story – Check-in and Chat

Daphne has been receiving befriending calls through Racing Welfare’s Check-in and Chat service for several years since her ...

Events
1 November 2023

Nominations for the Epsom Owners’ and Trainers’ Awards confirmed

Epsom’s annual Owners’ and Trainers’ Awards celebrates the success of the local racing community, whilst raising also r...

Events
31 October 2023

Nominations announced for the Northern Racing Awards

Racing Welfare’s Northern Racing Awards is an annual celebration of racing successes in the region. This year’s event, wh...

Case Study
27 October 2023

Shaun’s Story – Addiction

Waking up and reaching for a drink had become a normal part of life for Shaun, a former work rider, who didn’t recognise th...

Case Study
25 October 2023

Alice’s story – Addiction

Racing Welfare helped Alice* turn her life around following a heroin addiction that had seen her lose everything....

News
19 September 2023

BUMPER TURNOUT FOR THE BEDMAX NEWMARKET HEATH RIDE

There was a bumper turnout for Racing Welfare’s annual Bedmax Newmarket Heath Ride on Sunday (17th September), with 190 hor...

News
14 September 2023

Determined runners raise £11,500 for Racing Welfare

Congratulations to our fantastic team of runners that completed this year’s AJ Bell Great North Run. The determined group o...

News
12 September 2023

MORE THAN 1,000 RACING FANS FLOCK TO MALTON FOR ANNUAL OPEN DAY

More than 1,000 horseracing fans flocked to the historic racing town of Malton on Sunday morning (10th September) to experien...

News
11 September 2023

JOCKEYS FIRST PAST THE POST IN GREAT RACING WELFARE BOAT RACE

On one of the hottest days of the year, the competition was even hotter at The Great Racing Welfare Boat Race on Wednesday 6t...

News
5 September 2023

FOLLOW MALTON’S RACEHORSES FROM THE STABLES TO YORK RACECOURSE THIS SUNDAY

Excitement is building for Racing Welfare’s annual ARC Malton Open Day, as horseracing fans prepare to follow their favouri...

Case Study
30 August 2023

Lucy’s Story – Return to School Grants

The term ‘Back to School’ can often bring with it feelings of dread for many parents due to the rising costs of new schoo...

News
30 August 2023

YOUR CHANCE TO MEET STAR SPRINTER SHAQUILLE AT THE ARC MALTON OPEN DAY

Horseracing fans have an exciting opportunity to meet Julie Camacho’s dual Group 1-winning sprinting sensation, Shaquille, ...

Community Activities
25 August 2023

NORTHERN ROUNDERS ROADSHOW PROVES A HIT

On 22nd August, the final two heats concluded Racing Welfare’s Northern Rounders Roadshow, which has seen the industry’s ...

All regions
18 August 2023

JOCKEYS IN THE RACE FOR DRAGON BOAT CHALLENGE – BUT WHO WILL TAKE THEM ON?

An all-star team of jockeys are among the latest to sign up for The Great Racing Welfare Boat Race, due to take place on 6th ...

News
10 August 2023

NEW ROLE SET TO SUPPORT THE THOROUGHBRED BREEDING SECTOR, THANKS TO FUNDING FROM THE GERALD LEIGH CHARITABLE TRUST

Earlier this year, three-year funding was secured from the Gerald Leigh Charitable Trust enabling the creation of an exciting...

News
1 August 2023

MILLS RACING PARTNERS UP WITH RACING WELFARE

North-West based syndicate operation, Mills Racing, have become the latest organisation to join forces with Racing Welfare, l...

News
17 July 2023

RACING WELFARE LAUNCHES NEW DRAGON BOAT RACE EVENT

We’re excited to launch a brand-new fundraising event for 2023 – The Great Racing Welfare Boat Race! The event will take ...

News
11 July 2023

RACING’S COMMUNITY TAKE ON YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS RAISING £50K FOR RACING WELFARE

Almost 100 people from across the racing community came together on Saturday 8th July to take on the stamina sapping Yorkshir...

News
6 July 2023

MORE THAN 100 OF RACING’S PEOPLE TO SCALE THE YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS THIS WEEKEND

More than 100 people from across the racing industry are coming together this Saturday (8th July) to fundraise for Racing Wel...

News
5 July 2023

PAUL SWAIN JOINS RACING WELFARE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Paul Swain, raceday experience and communications manager at the Racecourse Association (RCA) has joined Racing Welfare’s B...

Case Study
27 June 2023

Sam Cook – Racing’s Support Line

Sam Cook had grown up around racing. While at college, he undertook a horticulture course which gave him the opportunity to g...

News
23 June 2023

RACING INDUSTRY RALLIES TO SUPPORT RACING STAFF WEEK

Racing Staff Week: Saturday 24th June – Saturday 1st July 2023 Organisations across the British horseracing industry have s...

News
19 June 2023

RACING STAFF WEEK IS BACK THIS SATURDAY

Racing Staff Week: Saturday 24th June – Saturday 1st July 2023 Racing Staff Week – the industry’s annual celebration of...

News
1 June 2023

It’s not always easy to find time for yourself, let alone for others, alongside running your own business. However, for Eileen volunteering with Racing Welfare was “definitely meant to be.”

Eileen has spent her life in the racing and bloodstock world and now runs a busy stud with her husband, Keith. She started vo...

News
30 May 2023

CHARITY GOLF DAY AT WOBURN RAISES £25K IN CRUCIAL FUNDS FOR RACING’S PEOPLE

Racing Welfare’s annual Golf Day at Woburn Golf Club has raised more than £25,000 in crucial funds for the charity dedicat...

News
25 May 2023

ALMOST 100 PARTICIPANTS SET TO TACKLE YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS FOR RACING WELFARE

Racing Welfare’s all-new mass participation fundraising event for 2023 – the Racing Welfare Yorkshire Three Peaks Challen...

Mental health
15 May 2023

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

The racing industry is being encouraged to take action for mental health this week, as Mental Health Awareness Week launches ...

All regions
2 May 2023

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR FIVE STABLE STAFF RACES DURING RACING STAFF WEEK

Racing Staff Week – the industry’s annual celebration of people who work in British horseracing – returns in 2023 (...

News
27 April 2023

STARS SET TO RETURN FOR RACING WELFARE’S CHARITY GOLF DAY AT WOBURN

Racing Welfare’s star-studded Charity Golf Day returns on Wednesday 3rd May at Woburn Golf Club, by kind invitation of His ...

Events
13 April 2023

More than £27,000 raised at ARC Middleham Open Day

More than 3,200 people headed out into the sunshine on Good Friday to explore Middleham’s historic racing yards. The ARC Mi...

News
5 April 2023

FAREWELL TO WOEBOT

Woebot is a mental health app which Racing Welfare has made available to users since 2020 as part of our mental health suppor...

Events
22 March 2023

IT’S A SHOWDOWN! RACING STARS TO BOX FOR CHARITY AT NEWMARKET’S ROWLEY MILE

This summer, celebrities from across the world of horseracing will headline an exclusive open-air charity boxing event, organ...

News
16 March 2023

POPULAR MIDDLEHAM STABLES OPEN DAY SET TO RAISE VITAL FUNDS FOR RACING’S PEOPLE

Come along to Racing Welfare’s ARC Middleham Open Day this Good Friday, 7th April, to enjoy a day packed full of family-fri...

Case Study
15 March 2023

Case Study: Esther Spencer

Esther loved her job as a Head Person at one of Middleham’s racing yards. That was until a head injury caused her health to...

News
8 March 2023

LARKHILL CHARITY RACES BRING IN VITAL FUNDS FOR RACING WELFARE

Twelve riders took on the challenge of riding in a charity race on Sunday 26th February at Larkhill’s Lycetts South and Wes...

Case Study
28 February 2023

Carol & Gemma Double – Yorkshire Three Peaks

Taking on Racing Welfare’s Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge this summer are Carol and Gemma Double. The mother and daughter ...

Case Study
10 February 2023

Harry Dunlop – CATS

In May 2021 Lambourn trainer, Harry Dunlop, had come to a crossroads in his career. It was a conversation with another traine...

Friends of Racing Welfare
2 February 2023

Win hospitality at Cheltenham and Newmarket with Friends of Racing Welfare

Sign up as a Friend of Racing Welfare to be in with a chance of winning hospitality at either the Cheltenham Festival or a Ne...

Events
1 February 2023

TICKETS ON SALE FOR ARC MIDDLEHAM OPEN DAY

Clear your diary this Good Friday and join Racing Welfare at the ARC Middleham Open Day! Tickets are now on sale for the popu...

News
30 January 2023

Horsemanship course to deliver therapy to racing’s people

Do you, or have you worked, in the horseracing and breeding industry? Have you experienced a physical health issue, mental he...

Challenges
20 January 2023

UP FOR A CHALLENGE? SCALE THE YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS WITH RACING WELFARE THIS SUMMER

The horseracing industry’s human welfare charity, Racing Welfare, has today launched an all-new mass participation fundrais...

Community Activities
11 January 2023

Therapy cats a welcome addition at Newmarket coffee morning

Retired racing staff at Racing Welfare’s monthly coffee morning met the charity’s two newest recruits on Tuesday 10th Jan...

News
9 January 2023

NEW APP LAUNCHED TO PROVIDE TAILORED 24/7 SUPPORT FOR RACING’S PEOPLE

The horseracing industry’s human welfare charity, Racing Welfare, has today launched a brand-new app which makes it easier ...

Fundraising
20 December 2022

ROA partnership yields more than £23,000 in 2022

Nine months after announcing a formalised partnership with Racing Welfare, the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) and its mem...

Friends of Racing Welfare
9 December 2022

FORW XMAS GIFT GUIDE 2022

Racing Welfare Christmas Gift Guide Christmas is just around the corner, and many of us will be thinking about presents for o...

Awards
5 December 2022

GOING GONE CROWNED HORSE OF THE YEAR AT EPSOM AWARDS

On Saturday 3rd December, Epsom’s racing community celebrated their successes of 2022 at a glittering black-tie awards cere...

Fundraising
28 November 2022

Magic moments celebrated in the North as Highfield Princess crowned the success story of the year

On Friday 25th November the who’s who of northern racing came together to celebrate a stellar year of sporting achievements...

News
15 November 2022

Home Energy Grant launched to help tackle rising bills

From Monday 14 November those working in or retired from the British horseracing or breeding industries can apply for a one-o...

Case Study
15 November 2022

How Racing Welfare’s financial grants helped to relieve the pressure brought on by the rising cost of living.

As the nation’s fuel bills soar by unprecedented levels, one member of racing’s workforce tells how Racing Welfare’s fi...

Events
7 November 2022

Racing staff boxers take to the ring at York

Racing’s community came together at York racecourse on Saturday 5th November to cheer on 18 of their friends and colleagues...

News
3 November 2022

‘We could have saved a life or two’ – father’s multiple marathon challenge to save lives through mental health support

In 2019 Simon Jones tragically lost his son, Tim, to suicide. He was just 17 years old. Tim was a popular member of the horse...

Awards
31 October 2022

NICOLA PARAMO WINS CATS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD 2022

Freelance racing and bloodstock sales photographer Nicola Paramo has today, Friday 26 October, been crowned the winner of thi...

Awards
24 October 2022

South and West Lifetime in Racing Award winners honoured at Newbury and Cheltenham racecourses

Two of British horseracing’s stalwarts have been recognised for their dedication to the industry, with presentations taking...

Awards
21 October 2022

Racing Welfare and the Racehorse Owners Association join forces to recognise regional racing

Racing Welfare and the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) have teamed up to provide two glittering black-tie awards events fo...

News
20 October 2022

Racing Welfare announce partnership with EPIC Risk Management

Racing Welfare has today (Thursday 20 October) announced a partnership with leading independent gambling harm minimisation co...

Case Study
18 October 2022

Mental Health & Menopause Support

It was just a couple of months into the first Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, and Claire* found herself waking up much earlier tha...

Blogs
18 October 2022

Menopause: My Story

World Menopause Day – 18.10.22 I was in my late twenties and working as a Head Person in a flat racing yard when I init...

Mental health
10 October 2022

Dan and Grace Skelton – Mental Health Training

Dan Skelton, who has been training from Lodge Hill in Warwickshire since 2013, recognises the importance of having a strong s...

Blogs
10 October 2022

Simon Bailey’s Blog – World Mental Health Day 2022

Simon Bailey’s Blog – World Mental Health Day 2022 Monday 10th October The theme of World Mental Health Day for 2022 is: ...

Lifetime In Racing
10 October 2022

Brian’s lifetime in racing recognised at York

On Friday 7th October RaceTech’s Brian Paul celebrated a stellar career spanning almost 50 years as he was awarded Racing W...

News
6 October 2022

The Good Racing Co launches stable of thoroughbreds raising funds and awareness for charity

Unique fundraising initiative already has three horses and ambitions to add a further five to its stable within a year, raisi...

Fundraising
29 September 2022

London Marathon 2022: Another tick off Brian’s bucket list

This Sunday nine runners will pull on their Racing Welfare vests and trainers and line up in the TCS London Marathon to raise...

Lifetime In Racing
23 September 2022

Former trainer Cliff Lines honoured with Lifetime in Racing Award at Newmarket

The first of four regional Lifetime in Racing awards was presented on 22 September to former trainer Cliff Lines at Newmarket...

News
13 September 2022

Health and Wellbeing Conference – Important Update

Due to the incredibly sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen and her funeral taking place on Monday 19th September, we have tak...

News
9 September 2022

Important Update: Epsom and Malton Open Days Cancelled

Today we have taken the difficult decision to cancel both Epsom and Malton Open Days. In light of the incredibly sad passing ...

News
6 September 2022

GREAT TURNOUT FOR BEDMAX NEWMARKET HEATH RIDE

131 horse and rider combinations turned out on Sunday 04 September for Racing Welfare’s popular Bedmax Newmarket Heath Ride...

News
2 September 2022

Vickers Bet announced as headline sponsor for Racing Welfare’s Close House Golf Day

Local bookmaker Vickers Bet have been confirmed as headline sponsors for Racing Welfare’s popular Close House Golf Day, New...

News
30 August 2022

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR CATS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Racing Welfare’s Careers Advice and Training Service (CATS) invite the industry to nominate individuals for this year’s C...

News
25 August 2022

Health and wellbeing experts assemble for first industry wellbeing conference

Next month Racing Welfare, the horseracing industry’s human welfare charity, will partner with EventsAir to host the inaugu...

Events
23 August 2022

CROWDS INVITED TO GO BEHIND THE SCENES AT EPSOM’S HISTORIC RACING CENTRE

The local racing community in Epsom are gearing up to welcome hundreds of attendees to the annual Epsom Open day on Sunday 11...

News
19 August 2022

Lifetime in Racing Award winners announced

Following a national campaign to identify people who have made an outstanding contribution to the racing industry throughout ...

Events
1 August 2022

TICKETS ON SALE FOR POPULAR OPEN DAYS AT MALTON AND EPSOM

Popular open day events at Malton and Epsom are set to return on Sunday 11th September. The events, organised by racing’s h...

Fundraising
19 July 2022

24hr Cycling Challenge Raises More Than £100k For Racing Welfare

From 12 noon on 16th July – 12 noon on 17th July, some 81 cyclists took on a gruelling 24hr challenge in a bid to raise vit...

News
6 July 2022

Nominations for Lifetime in Racing Awards open following a week of celebration

Nominations are now open for Racing Welfare’s Lifetime in Racing Awards. The Awards recognise those that have dedicated the...

Events
4 July 2022

Bedmax support Newmarket Heath Ride for third year

Racing Welfare is now accepting entries for the 2022 Bedmax Newmarket Heath Ride. The popular event takes place on Sunday 4 S...

News
29 June 2022

Retired racing staff step back in time at Beamish

On Wednesday 22 June 60 retired racing staff from North Yorkshire enjoyed a day trip to Beamish, a world famous open air muse...

News
17 June 2022

Nine-year-old racing fan appointed Racing Welfare ambassador after raising more than £12,500 in a trio of challenges

Young racing fan, nine-year-old Freja Thackray from Ripon, North Yorkshire has been appointed an official ambassador for Raci...

Community Activities
8 June 2022

Retired racing staff welcomed on Derby day

Almost 100 retired racing staff enjoyed a dedicated trackside facility at Epsom for the 2022 Cazoo Derby on Saturday 4 June. ...

Fundraising
8 June 2022

Be part of The Clocktower Cup at Doncaster and sponsor a race

Be part of The Clocktower Cup at Doncaster and sponsor a race on Friday 1st July. The Clocktower Cup provides the opportunit...

Mental Health & Wellbeing
30 May 2022

How the horseracing industry is working to save lives through mental health support

This article comes fresh off the back of Racing Welfare’s Mental Health Awareness Week campaign, which gained support from ...

News
24 May 2022

Retired racing staff enjoy a week in Warwickshire

More than thirty members of racing’s retired community enjoyed a week in the Warwickshire countryside this spring for the f...

News
23 May 2022

The Worshipful Company of Loriners Continue Their Support for Racing Welfare’s Life Skills Programme

Racing Welfare is delighted to announce their continued partnership with The Worshipful Company of Loriners, who have kindly ...

Mental Health & Wellbeing
20 May 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week gets the horseracing industry talking

Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week: 09 – 16 May 2022 Stakeholders across the industry engaged in con...

Community Activities
11 May 2022

Racing Welfare staff join the Racing Together Community Day

A record level of participation was achieved for the first Racing Together Community Day staged since 2019. The annual initia...

Mental Health & Wellbeing
9 May 2022

Racing’s workplaces encouraged to set aside time for #TeaAndTalk in tackling loneliness

Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week: 09 – 16 May 2022 Racing Welfare has today announced plans for th...

News
22 April 2022

SBK Golf Day raises £28k for people working in racing

Racing Welfare’s fundraising efforts were boosted on Thursday 21 April as their SBK sponsored charity golf day raised in th...

Events
19 April 2022

Bumper crowds flock to North Yorkshire for the return of ARC Middleham Open Day

Bumper crowds flocked to North Yorkshire on Good Friday as ARC Middleham Open Day returned, with 12 local racehorse trainers ...

Events
14 April 2022

SBK Golf Day set to raise vital funds for Racing Welfare

Racing Welfare is set to hold a star-studded Charity Golf Day on Thursday 21 April 2022 on the Marquess Course at Woburn Golf...

Challenges
14 April 2022

Racing personalities out in force for Great Racing Welfare Cycle Challenge at Cheltenham Racecourse

The racing industry is set to come together at Cheltenham racecourse once more – this time with an epic 24hr team cycling c...

Events
14 April 2022

ARC Middleham Open Day set to welcome thousands on Good Friday

Middleham is preparing to welcome thousands of people to its hugely popular open day in less than three weeks time. The North...

Mental Health & Wellbeing
14 April 2022

Racing Welfare appoints team of experts to roll out industry wellbeing programme

Employers in British horseracing are being urged to sign up to Racing Welfare’s award-winning Workforce Wellbeing Programme...

Awards
14 April 2022

Racing Welfare Highly Commended for Mental Health and Wellbeing Work

British Horseracing’s people charity, Racing Welfare, has been highly commended at the Inside Out Awards in the Third Party...

News
12 April 2022

Racing Welfare and the Racehorse Owners Association join forces

Two of British horseracing’s notable organisations have joined forces, with the partnership set to provide further benefits...

Events
21 February 2022

ARC Middleham Open Day returns for 2022

After a two-year Covid-induced hiatus, Racing Welfare is delighted to bring to you the return of the hugely popular ARC Middl...

Housing
25 January 2022

Young people getting the right start to their careers in racing thanks to £100,000 donation

Racing Welfare has received three-year funding for a Housing Support Officer to provide direct, professional support to young...

News
15 December 2021

Donation to provide vital support to young people in Newmarket

Racing Welfare has received a pledged donation of £97,560, which will enable the charity to fund a Housing Support Officer f...

Industry News
14 December 2021

Racing Welfare adds its support to the industry’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

Racing Welfare – the leading provider of human welfare services for people working in racing – has added their support to...

Awards
2 December 2021

Racing Welfare staff acknowledged at industry awards

Two members of Racing Welfare staff have been shortlisted for the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards 2022. Volunteer Coor...

Industry News
2 December 2021

Racing Is Everyone’s Sport 2021

Launched by Great British Racing last year and the sport’s Racing with Pride network, Racing Is Everyone’s Sport aims to ...

Awards
1 December 2021

Harriet Bethell steals the show at the Vertem Northern Racing Awards

Friday evening (26th November) saw the Northern racing community come together at the Vertem Northern Racing Awards held at N...

Awards
29 November 2021

David Jeffries scoops the dedication to Epsom award at a glittering ceremony

David Jeffries, was the star of the night on Saturday (27th November) as he collected his Dedication to Racing in Epsom troph...

Challenges
26 November 2021

Racing staff box clever for Racing Welfare

A stellar cast of racing staff hailing from the north went toe-to-toe on 20 November at York racecourse for the William Hill ...

Challenges
17 November 2021

Match-Ups Announced for William Hill Stable Staff Boxing!

Racing Welfare has announced the match-ups for its William Hill Racing Staff Boxing Night at a special event, held on Monday ...

Awards
16 November 2021

The ROA Epsom Owners’ & Trainers’ Awards are Back for 2021

Next Saturday, 27th November, will see the return of the Epsom Owners’ & Trainers’ Awards to the Racing Welfa...

Awards
15 November 2021

The Vertem Northern Racing Awards Return

Next Friday, 26th November, will see the return of the Northern Racing Awards (formerly Magic Moments) to the Racing Welfare ...

Industry News
11 November 2021

Call for progression on racial equality at British Racing’s first collective conversation about racism

Over 250 people from horseracing and associated industries engaged with the first ‘Let’s Talk About Race’ webinar on We...

Awards
1 November 2021

Racing’s Careers Advice & Training Service Recognises Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

Former trainer David Arbuthnot has won an award for his commitment to career development and support to the racing industry....

Events
28 October 2021

Presents Galore as East Anglia’s biggest Christmas Fair returns

After taking place virtually last year, East Anglia’s biggest Christmas Fair – Presents Galore – is set to make a glitt...

Events
28 October 2021

Racing Welfare Receives £150,000 Cash Boost Following Fitzdares Charity Raceday at Wincanton

Officials at Racing Welfare have been left overwhelmed after securing their biggest total from a single fundraising event aft...

News
16 October 2021

Racing Staff Week 2021 is Here

Today (Saturday 16th October) sees the launch of Racing Staff Week at Ascot’s Champions Day meeting.  Now in its fifth yea...

Awards
7 October 2021

Racing’s Workforce Wellbeing Programme Wins Prestigious Award

The Racing Welfare team were celebrating last night after its Workforce Wellbeing Programme (WWP) won the Wellbeing Initiativ...

Events
13 September 2021

Open Days are Back With a Bang!

The return of the ARC Malton Open Day and the Epsom Open Day yesterday, Sunday 12th September, saw the inaugural National Rac...

Challenges
23 August 2021

Challengers raise £100k for Racing Welfare in one weekend

A whole host of intrepid runners and riders undertook superhuman challenges over the last weekend, all with one common goal; ...

Awards
23 August 2021

Programme shortlisted for prestigious award

Racing Welfare has been shortlisted for Wellbeing Initiative of the Year at the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2021. ...

Awards
30 July 2021

Congratulations to all those shortlisted for the 2021 Lycetts Leadership & Lycetts Team, Champion Awards

Shortlisted Finalists Announced for 2021 Lycetts Leadership & Lycetts Team Champions Awards The National Trainers Federat...

Industry News
21 June 2021

Mobile Vaccination Facility heading to Oaksey House in Lambourn

A ‘health on the move’ bus offering vaccinations will be stationed at Oaksey House in Lambourn next Tuesday 29th June, of...

News
21 June 2021

Racing Welfare is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former Chief Executive, Sir John Kemball

Racing Welfare is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Chief Executive Sir John Kemball, aged 82. Following an e...

Industry News
16 June 2021

Racing industry workers in Newmarket urged to get their Covid-19 jabs with two vaccination clinics to be staged next week

Newmarket residents associated with the Racing industry who are yet to receive their Covid-19 vaccination are being encourage...

Mental Health & Wellbeing
10 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Racing Welfare has today announced plans for their 2021 Mental Health Awareness Week campaign, beginning on Monday 10th May....

News
30 April 2021

Racing Welfare to take part in a social media boycott

Racing Welfare will take part in a social media boycott this weekend driven by the wider sporting community, designed to take...

Mental Health & Wellbeing
21 April 2021

Exciting New Wellbeing Survey Launched

For the very first time, the horseracing industry is setting out to understand the wellbeing of its entire workforce.  The ...

News
23 March 2021

Are you a racing industry employer?

Could you help shape the future of Racing’s Occupational Health Service? We need to hear your views. Racing’s Occupationa...

Mental Health & Wellbeing
16 March 2021

Spring Family Support Grant Launched

We know that the last year has put a financial strain on many families. As such, we are pleased to announce the launch of ou...

News
19 January 2021

Racing Welfare Announce Exciting New Partnership with Care first

We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with the employee assistance programme (EAP) specialists Care first,...

News
10 November 2020

On Track, Off Course the new podcast from Racing Welfare

Lydia Hislop talks grief, bereavement and counselling on new Racing Welfare podcast, On Track, Off Course. On Track, Off Cour...

News
20 October 2020

The Wine Tipster Announced as Racing Welfare’s Newest Ambassador

Neil Phillips, aka The Wine Tipster, who has long combined his passion for wine and racing, is now giving something back to t...

Industry News
14 September 2020

Community United, West Berkshire’s leading ethnic communities advocate organisation, is holding a free online community forum on 16th September to launch the Belonging Project West Berkshire

Community United is a not-for-profit non-partisan community-based organisation supporting communities of diverse cultures, et...

Fundraising
9 July 2020

Racing Welfare Covid-19 Emergency Appeal hits the halfway mark

Thanks to the generosity of the racing community, we are thrilled to announce that our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal has reached ...

News
27 June 2020

Congratulations to Jess Burley and Judicial who scoop their second Racing Welfare Best Turned Out!

We received some brilliant videos for leg four of our Best Turned Out series but it was Jess Burley and Judicial who won the ...

News
20 June 2020

Hayley Irvine Wins Racing Welfare’s Royal Ascot Best Turned Out

There was a bumper entry for this week’s Racing Welfare Best Turned Out as 23 went to post in Saturday’s Wokingha...

News
15 June 2020

Weekend Round-up: Congratulations to the Lycetts Team Champions and thank you

It has been an action packed few days for Racing Welfare with our first virtual preview evening and the second leg of our Bes...

News
13 June 2020

Ella Jayne Smith Announced as Second Winner of Racing Welfare Best Turned Out Series

Ella Jayne Smith today (13th June) won the second leg of Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out series with her charge Man Of The...

News
6 June 2020

Jess Burley is First Winner of Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out

Jess Burley today (6th June) won the  first weekend of Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out series with her charge Judicial, w...

Fundraising
9 April 2020

Racing Welfare Launch Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

These are exceptional times for British horseracing and breeding, times that could have a lasting effect on the industry.  F...

Housing
MacDonald Buchanan House
9 April 2020

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

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

Mental Health & Wellbeing
1 April 2020

Racing Welfare Introduce Streamlined Application Process for Covid-19 Grants

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Racing Welfare has seen an increase in people coming to the charity for financial advi...

Mental Health & Wellbeing
31 March 2020

Racing Welfare and GBR produce COVID-19 Wellbeing Toolkit

Racing Welfare and Great British Racing have come together to produce a Wellbeing Toolkit specifically designed to support th...

Industry News
7 January 2020

Racing Welfare’s Director of Welfare named as finalist for Godolphin Award

Racing Welfare’s Director of Welfare, Simone Sear, has today been named as a finalist for this year’s Godolphin R...

Housing
13 November 2019

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal opens Summerhill House in Newmarket

Summerhill House, Racing Welfare’s newest housing development, received a royal seal of approval today, Tuesday 12th Novemb...

Blogs
18 October 2022

Menopause: My Story

World Menopause Day – 18.10.22 I was in my late twenties and working as a Head Person in a flat racing yard when I init...

Blogs
10 October 2022

Simon Bailey’s Blog – World Mental Health Day 2022

Simon Bailey’s Blog – World Mental Health Day 2022 Monday 10th October The theme of World Mental Health Day for 2022 is: ...

Blogs
13 July 2022

Volunteero of the week – Lesley

75 year-young Lesley lives on a farm with her husband, two dogs and 19-year-old pony Storm, near Alnwick Northumberland. Lesl...

Blogs
9 May 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week – Simon Bailey

The theme of this years Mental Health Awareness Week is loneliness. The thought that loneliness is closely linked to poor men...

Blogs
3 May 2022

Why racing’s workforce needs to be sun aware

British Association of Dermatologists’ Sun Awareness Week – 02-08 May Most skin cancers are caused by skin damage from ex...

Blogs
19 February 2021

Management Support Service in Action – a huge benefit to our industry.

We have asked staff from across the racing industry to explore some of the services on offer through Racing’s Support Line ...

Blogs
4 February 2021

Need Some Practical Help? Our Telephone Information Specialists are Here to Help

We have asked staff from across the racing industry to explore some of the services on offer through Racing’s Support L...

Blogs
27 January 2021

In The Moment Support from Racing’s Support Line – First hand experience

We have asked staff from across the racing industry to explore some of the services on offer through Racing’s Support L...

Case Study
18 May 2024

Katie’s Story – Movement for Mental Health

Assistant trainer saddling up in the historic home of horseracing for The Great Racing Welfare Cycling Challenge...

Case Study
16 May 2024

Dawn’s story – Movement for Mental Health

When Racing Welfare’s chief executive, Dawn Goodfellow set her sights upon The AJ Bell Great North Run in 2023 to celebrate...

Case Study
23 February 2024

Tackling loneliness among retired racing staff

At Racing Welfare, we love bringing people together. That’s why we host numerous events all over the UK to help our ret...

Case Study
25 January 2024

Jenny’s Story – Home Energy Grant and Return to School Grant

We know that 4 in 10 adults currently feel unable to meet the costs of their home energy bills. Thanks to generous funding fr...

Case Study
7 November 2023

David’s story – Occupational Health and CATS

David is Head Person at a stud in Berkshire and has been working with Thoroughbreds since leaving school at the age of 16. Da...

Case Study
3 November 2023

Daphne’s Story – Check-in and Chat

Daphne has been receiving befriending calls through Racing Welfare’s Check-in and Chat service for several years since her ...

Case Study
30 October 2023

Rita and Lesley’s story: Check-In and Chat

Rita is 89 and has been part of Lambourn’s racing community for most of her life, with her late husband having rides as a j...

Case Study
27 October 2023

Shaun’s Story – Addiction

Waking up and reaching for a drink had become a normal part of life for Shaun, a former work rider, who didn’t recognise th...

Case Study
25 October 2023

Alice’s story – Addiction

Racing Welfare helped Alice* turn her life around following a heroin addiction that had seen her lose everything....

Case Study
30 August 2023

Lucy’s Story – Return to School Grants

The term ‘Back to School’ can often bring with it feelings of dread for many parents due to the rising costs of new schoo...

Case Study
27 June 2023

Sam Cook – Racing’s Support Line

Sam Cook had grown up around racing. While at college, he undertook a horticulture course which gave him the opportunity to g...

Case Study
15 March 2023

Case Study: Esther Spencer

Esther loved her job as a Head Person at one of Middleham’s racing yards. That was until a head injury caused her health to...

Case Study
28 February 2023

Carol & Gemma Double – Yorkshire Three Peaks

Taking on Racing Welfare’s Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge this summer are Carol and Gemma Double. The mother and daughter ...

Case Study
10 February 2023

Harry Dunlop – CATS

In May 2021 Lambourn trainer, Harry Dunlop, had come to a crossroads in his career. It was a conversation with another traine...

Case Study
22 December 2022

Case Study: Racing Welfare Housing Tenants

Kieran, 23, was one of the first tenants to move into the newly completed MacDonald Buchanan house in Newmarket in April 2020...

Case Study
22 December 2022

Case Study: Louisa Allen

Louisa Allen is Head Person for Epsom trainer Jim Boyle. She has long been associated with Epsom’s racing community, throug...

Case Study
15 November 2022

How Racing Welfare’s financial grants helped to relieve the pressure brought on by the rising cost of living.

As the nation’s fuel bills soar by unprecedented levels, one member of racing’s workforce tells how Racing Welfare’s fi...

Case Study
18 October 2022

Mental Health & Menopause Support

It was just a couple of months into the first Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, and Claire* found herself waking up much earlier tha...

Blogs
13 July 2022

Volunteero of the week – Lesley

75 year-young Lesley lives on a farm with her husband, two dogs and 19-year-old pony Storm, near Alnwick Northumberland. Lesl...

Case Study
26 May 2022

David Goodwin – Recovery from injury

David’s life changed when he was hit by a van 12 years ago, leaving him in a coma with serious injuries including a skull f...

Case Study
9 May 2022

Caitlin’s Story – Woebot

Caitlin turned to Racing Welfare for emotional support after starting her first full-time job in racing. She has been working...

Case Study
4 May 2022

Rebecca Elvin – Check-in & Chat Volunteer

The unprecedented curb on social interactions over the past year due to the Coronavirus pandemic has compounded feelings of l...

Blogs
3 May 2022

Why racing’s workforce needs to be sun aware

British Association of Dermatologists’ Sun Awareness Week – 02-08 May Most skin cancers are caused by skin damage from ex...

Case Study
15 March 2022

Racing Welfare Fundraiser – Hannah Benson

Racing Welfare beneficiary Hannah talks about how one day her life changed, the support she received from Racing Welfare and ...

Case Study
15 March 2022

Racing Welfare Fundraiser – Simon Jones

Industry wellbeing chair Simon Jones has taken on an epic multiple marathon challenge to help raise awareness and funds for m...

Case Study
15 March 2022

Racing Welfare Fundraiser – Freja Thackray

Freja is 9 years old and loves sport, including racing. She has been lucky enough to be in and around racing all of her life ...

Case Study
4 March 2022

Jen Gates – Volunteer Coordinator

Jen Gates is Racing Welfare’s volunteer coordinator. She works closely with our welfare and fundraising teams to ensure we ...

Case Study
11 October 2021

Hilary’s Story – Volunteering

Hilary Lewis volunteers on a regular basis for Racing Welfare to help with loneliness and isolation....

Case Study
27 September 2021

Robbie’s Story – London Marathon

Robbie decided to take on the London Marathon following the support his family received from Racing Welfare....

Case Study
14 September 2021

Paul’s Story – Mental Health First Aid Courses

In conjunction with Mental Health First Aid England, Racing Welfare runs national mental health training courses allowing rac...

Case Study
18 August 2021

Pavlo’s Story – Occupational Health

Pavlo, a work rider for Pat Phelan, thought he may never work with horses again when he sustained serious injuries. Through t...

Case Study
12 August 2021

Laetitia’s Story – Occupational Health

Laetitia suffered from debilitating pain and sleepless nights after an injury left her in agony. Through physiotherapy she is...

Case Study
3 August 2021

Community Events Case Study

Louis Pinder enjoyed a 25-year career in racing, working for trainers in the north and in Ireland. Louis retired eight years ...

Case Study
22 July 2021

Laura’s Story – Sleep Counselling

Following a family bereavement, Laura struggled with her sleep and turned to Sleepstation for help. Changing bad habits has h...

Case Study
11 May 2021

Anthony’s Story – mental, physical and financial support

Raceday Presenter Anthony Kemp talks openly to ITV Racing about the support he received through Racing Welfare....

Case Study
10 May 2021

Catrina’s Story – Mental Health and Counselling

Catrina Charman, who works at Chasemore Farm talks about her experience of counselling she received through Racing Welfare an...

Case Study
29 March 2021

Fran’s Story – welfare team provide support through depression

Owners and trainers liaison at Musselburgh Racecourse, Fran Marshall, tells her story of support through furlough....

Case Study
18 March 2021

Alex’s Story – Physical Health

Physical health support offered by Racing Welfare helped to get Alex Cairns, head person to James Fanshawe, back to work pain...

Case Study
8 March 2021

Beck’s Story – Mental Health Awareness Course

Beck Edmunds was crowned 2021 employee of the year at the Godolphin stud and stable staff awards. She details how the mental ...

Case Study
19 February 2021

Lucy’s Story – Part 3. My Experience of the Invaluable Management Support Service.

We have asked staff from across the racing industry to explore some of the services on offer through Racing’s Support Line ...

Case Study
4 February 2021

Lucy’s Story – Part Two. Finding out about practical support with many of the issues we all face in daily life

We have asked staff from across the racing industry to explore some of the services on offer through Racing’s Support L...

Case Study
27 January 2021

Lucy’s Story – First hand experience of Racing’s Support Line

We have asked staff from across the racing industry to explore some of the services on offer through Racing’s Support L...

Case Study
25 January 2021

John’s Story – Racing Homes

John\'s move to Newmarket through Racing Homes helped to combat his feelings of loneliness and isolation....

Case Study
14 January 2021

Lauren’s Story – Fundraising through COVID-19

Lauren Webb (pictured), yard manager to trainer Daniel Kubler, speaks with modesty and humility when asked about making the f...

Case Study
8 October 2020

Shannon’s Story – Depression and Counselling

Shannon who works for trainer Andrew Balding was diagnosed with depression at the age of 16 and received counselling funded b...

Case Study
17 August 2020

Debra’s Story – Occupational Health

Debra, who works for trainer Roger Fell dislocated her shoulder when leading up at the races. Racing Welfare funded vital tre...

Case Study
4 August 2020

Georgie’s Story – Physical Health

Georgie Murgatroyd was faced with losing her career with horses following an accident and turned to Racing Welfare for help....

Case Study
21 May 2020

Olivia’s Case Study – Counselling

Olivia received counselling through Racing Welfare\'s Occupational Health service and tells her story....

Case Study
14 April 2020

Check-in and Chat Case Study

Racing Welfare’s Check-in and Chat is available to everyone who works in racing....

Case Study
6 April 2020

Maureen’s Story – Befriending

Maureen receives regular befriending calls from Racing Welfare as well as check-in calls since the COVID-19 outbreak. She tel...

Case Study
27 August 2019

Ann and John’s Story – Trips and Outings

Each year Racing Welfare provides a group holiday for 50 retired racing staff, their partners and carers, providing them with...

Case Study
27 August 2019

Paddy’s Story – Occupational Health

Paddy Trainor is a regular face at racecourses up and down the country, in his role as travelling head lad to Mark Johnston....

Careers Advice
6 March 2019

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...

Case Study
27 September 2018

Duggie’s Story – Mental Health Support

Duggie is a Racing Welfare beneficiary who has battled with mental ill-health. He wanted to share his story in his own words....

Events
16 August 2019

Epsom Open Day: “She’s riding better now than ever”

Meet father and daughter combination Roger and Rhiain Ingram Amongst the trainers opening their yard gates to the public for ...

Fundraising
20 December 2022

ROA partnership yields more than £23,000 in 2022

Nine months after announcing a formalised partnership with Racing Welfare, the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) and its mem...

News
23 May 2022

The Worshipful Company of Loriners Continue Their Support for Racing Welfare’s Life Skills Programme

Racing Welfare is delighted to announce their continued partnership with The Worshipful Company of Loriners, who have kindly ...

News
12 April 2022

Racing Welfare and the Racehorse Owners Association join forces

Two of British horseracing’s notable organisations have joined forces, with the partnership set to provide further benefits...

News
15 December 2021

Donation to provide vital support to young people in Newmarket

Racing Welfare has received a pledged donation of £97,560, which will enable the charity to fund a Housing Support Officer f...

Partners/Trusts
7 July 2021

4Racing donate £5,000 to Racing Welfare

On 4th July, 4Racing Owners Club visited Rebecca Menzies’ yard to give members a chance to see their horse Snowy Burrows ...

Partners/Trusts
11 February 2021

Racegoers Club members raise £1,575 for Racing Welfare in 2020

We would like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful Racegoers Club members who raised £1,575 for Racing Welfare in 2020. ...

Partners/Trusts
5 February 2021

The Worshipful Company of Loriners Pledge Their Support for Racing Welfare’s Life Skills Programme

About The Worshipful Company of Loriners: A Loriner makes and sells bits, bridles, spurs, stirrups and the minor metal items ...

Partners/Trusts
4 December 2020

Inkerman launch Racing Collection in aid of Racing Welfare

If you are still struggling to come up with some great Christmas gift ideas, why not head over to inkerman.co.uk and take a l...

Partners/Trusts
3 December 2020

‘Off to a galloping start’ Yorkshire Brokerage CNG Switch dedicated to helping Racing Welfare

We are delighted to announce that CNG Switch has dedicated to supporting Racing Welfare. After working with us to find the be...

Partners/Trusts
16 November 2020

Hartpury announces partnership with national charity Racing Welfare

Hartpury has announced a new partnership with Racing Welfare to carry out industry-driven research into stable staff injuries...

News
20 October 2020

The Wine Tipster Announced as Racing Welfare’s Newest Ambassador

Neil Phillips, aka The Wine Tipster, who has long combined his passion for wine and racing, is now giving something back to t...

Partners/Trusts
15 September 2020

The Gold and Green Crowd Announce Support for Racing Welfare

We are delighted to announce that successful racing syndicate The Gold and Green Crowd has agreed to support Racing Welfare t...

Partners
2 July 2020

Betway Support Racing Welfare

We would like to say a big thank you to Betway for their generous donation to our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal. Leading online b...

Partners/Trusts
30 June 2020

Thank you to Hambleton Racing

We would like to say a big thank you to Hambleton Racing who have raised an incredible £1,800 for our Covid-19 Emergency App...

Partners/Trusts
9 June 2020

Hambleton Racing name Racing Welfare as Official Charity Partner

Hambleton Racing have made Racing Welfare their official charity partner and will generously be donating to the charity whene...

Partners
4 June 2020

Betway Show Support for Racing Welfare

Betway has announced today that they will donate all operational and logistical costs of a race sponsorship to Racing Welfare...

Partners
26 May 2020

A Big Thank You To All Our Supporters

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 put a temporary halt to our usual fundraising activities we have been overwhelmed by the gener...

Partners
13 February 2020

Racing Welfare joins forces with Racing Breaks for Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Racing Breaks and Racing Welfare have today announced a new partnership in the form of an incredible trip to this year’s Qa...

Partners
15 November 2019

Racing Welfare welcomes RaceTech as new corporate partner

Racing Welfare and RaceTech are delighted to have become official corporate partners following a long association of mutual s...

Fundraising
29 July 2019

Racegoers Club’s yard visits raises £500 for Racing Welfare

The money was raised entirely by Club members attending stable visits throughout the year. The first of these was a very popu...

Fundraising
12 July 2019

Racing Welfare to benefit from Go Racing in Yorkshire’s Summer Festival

The Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival, sponsored by Sky Bet, has named Racing Welfare as its beneficiary charity for thi...

Community Activities
3 July 2019

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 ...

Industry partners
22 March 2019

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

Racing Welfare is proud to announce that it has renewed its sponsorship of the Arabian Racing Organisation’s (ARO) Best Tur...

Partners
11 February 2019

Tuffa Racing For Charity presents cheque to Racing Welfare

Today, Michelle Girling, founder of Tuffa Footwear Ltd, presented Mark Loades, Head of Fundraising for Racing Welfare with a ...

Industry partners
8 January 2019

Landmark partnership secured between Racing Welfare and The Racing Foundation

A historic partnership has been agreed between Racing Welfare and The Racing Foundation, securing funding for some of the cha...

Fundraising
9 November 2018

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

A one-off portrait of Cue Card, by renowned equestrian artist Tania Still, will go up for sale as part of the Countryside All...

Industry partners
19 October 2018

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 thro...

Partners
18 October 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 Ascot’s hallowed turf for this year’s renewal of ...

Partners
20 July 2018

Racing Welfare Welcomes Increased Support from York Racecourse

Racing Welfare has reinforced their partnership with York Racecourse, who have upped their support this year to increase the ...

Partners/Trusts
18 July 2018

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

Racing Welfare is the official charity partner of Go Racing in Yorkshire’s Summer Festival 2018, which runs from 21st – 2...

Partners/Trusts
13 July 2018

European Bloodstock News’ Advertising Campaign Raises Thousands for Racing Welfare

European Bloodstock News presented the team from Racing Welfare with a cheque for over £5000 at their annual Clay Shoot even...

Partners
1 March 2018

Racegoers Club announce Racing Welfare as official charity partner

The Racegoers Club is delighted to announce Racing Welfare as its official charity partner which will see the Club support th...

Partners
22 February 2018

Betfair to Support Racing Staff Week for Third Year

Racing Welfare is delighted to announce that Betfair will support Racing Staff Week for the third year. Racing Welfare’s mo...

Partners
15 January 2018

Tuffa Boots and Racing Welfare for #everypaircounts

We are very excited to announce that Tuffa Boots have picked Racing Welfare as their chosen charity for 2018 #everypaircounts...

Partners
19 October 2017

RW charity partner of QIPCO British Champions Day

Racing Welfare has been announced as the Official Charity of QIPCO British Champions Day, following on from The British Thoro...

Partners
11 August 2017

C&P Insurance partner with Racing Welfare

Racing Welfare and C&P Insurance are announcing their new charity partnership which aims to support the work of Racing We...

Partners/Trusts
5 April 2017

Rewards4Racing announce partnership with RW

Collect points & support RW! Rewards4Racing, the rewards programme for racegoers, has formed an exciting new partnership ...

Events
21 May 2024

RACING LEGENDS AND GOLF ENTHUSIASTS TEE OFF FOR RACING WELFARE TO RAISE MORE THAN £30K

Racing legends and golf enthusiasts have raised an impressive £32,365 for Racing Welfare, the racing industry’s human welf...

Case Study
18 May 2024

Katie’s Story – Movement for Mental Health

Assistant trainer saddling up in the historic home of horseracing for The Great Racing Welfare Cycling Challenge...

Community Activities
16 May 2024

Racing Welfare staff volunteer their time and skills to help local communities on Racing Together Community Day

Racing Welfare staff have volunteered their time and skills as part of Racing Together Community Day, an annual event initiat...

Case Study
16 May 2024

Dawn’s story – Movement for Mental Health

When Racing Welfare’s chief executive, Dawn Goodfellow set her sights upon The AJ Bell Great North Run in 2023 to celebrate...

Mental health
10 May 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week

Racing Welfare will once again be leading the horseracing industry’s response to Mental Health Awareness Week in a bid to r...

Events
29 April 2024

CELEBRITIES GETTING READY TO TEE OFF FOR RACING WELFARE CHARITY

Golf fans and racing enthusiasts are in for a treat this May as Racing Welfare, the racing industry’s human welfare charity...

Events
29 April 2024

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR FOUR STABLE STAFF RACES

Racing Welfare are giving stable staff across the country the opportunity to ride in one of four charity races as part of Rac...

Events
22 April 2024

LONDON MARATHON RUNNERS RAISE IN EXCESS OF £15,000 FOR RACING WELFARE

Dedicated runners have raised valuable funds and awareness for the industry’s human welfare charity, Racing Welfare, which...

Governance
10 April 2024

NICK BANNISTER TO SUCCEED WILLIAM BARLOW AS RACING WELFARE CHAIRMAN IN JUNE

Nick Bannister has been named as Racing Welfare’s next Chairman to succeed William Barlow when he completes his term in the...

Events
3 April 2024

BUMPER TURNOUT FOR ARC MIDDLEHAM OPEN DAY ON GOOD FRIDAY

The ARC Middleham Open Day once again proved a hit with visitors as almost 3,000 people flocked to the North Yorkshire town o...

Awards
26 March 2024

RACING WELFARE SCOOPS SILVER AT SMILEY CHARITY FILM AWARDS

Racing Welfare has scooped a silver at the Smiley Charity Film Awards on 20th March, in recognition of the charity’s impact...

Events
26 March 2024

LAST CHANCE FOR ADVANCE TICKETS FOR POPULAR MIDDLEHAM OPEN DAY

Middleham’s horseracing community is preparing to welcome thousands of people to their yards this Good Friday for their ann...

Events
18 March 2024

MIDDLEHAM RACEHORSE TRAINERS SET TO OPEN THEIR YARDS ON GOOD FRIDAY

Middleham’s horseracing community is once again pulling together to offer a fantastic day out for families and followers of...

Case Study
23 February 2024

Tackling loneliness among retired racing staff

At Racing Welfare, we love bringing people together. That’s why we host numerous events all over the UK to help our ret...

Case Study
25 January 2024

Jenny’s Story – Home Energy Grant and Return to School Grant

We know that 4 in 10 adults currently feel unable to meet the costs of their home energy bills. Thanks to generous funding fr...

Events
25 January 2024

TICKETS ON SALE FOR ARC MIDDLEHAM OPEN DAY 2024

The ever-popular ARC Middleham Open Day returns on Friday 29 March, giving the public the chance to go behind the scenes at s...

CATS
2 January 2024

NOTICE: Changes to Careers Advice and Training Service (CATS)

Since 2017, Racing Welfare has been providing CATS (Careers Advice and Training Service) as part of our award-winning Workfor...

Industry News
19 December 2023

RACING WELFARE WELCOMES BHA SAFEGUARDING AND HUMAN WELFARE STRATEGY

Last week, the BHA published an updated Safeguarding and Human Welfare Strategy, aimed at protecting and ensuring the safety ...

Fundraising
12 December 2023

BRIGHTON RACECOURSE HEAD GROUNDSMAN TO TACKLE 200 MILE RUN IN MEMORY OF FORMER COLLEAGUE

From 13th-17th December, Brighton Racecourse’s Head Groundsman is set to tackle a gruelling 200 mile trail run in memory hi...

Awards
7 December 2023

LIVE IN THE DREAM CROWNED HORSE OF THE YEAR AT EPSOM OWNERS’ AND TRAINERS’ AWARDS

Epsom’s finest racing achievements and highlights of 2023 were celebrated at the racecourse on Saturday 2nd December at a b...

Awards
6 December 2023

CORACH RAMBLER’S AINTREE SUCCESS HAILED AS MAGIC MOMENT OF 2023 AT THE NORTHERN RACING AWARDS

On Friday 1st December, the northern racing community came together to celebrate the many successes of the region this year a...

News
4 December 2023

ANNUAL CAROL CONCERT SET TO BRING FESTIVE CHEER TO NEWMARKET

Racing’s human welfare charity Racing Welfare is once again bringing festive cheer for all to Newmarket this Christmas, wit...

Addiction
10 November 2023

Safer Gambling workshops rolled out across the racing industry

Last year during Safer Gambling Week, Racing Welfare announced a partnership with leading independent gambling harm minimisat...

Case Study
7 November 2023

David’s story – Occupational Health and CATS

David is Head Person at a stud in Berkshire and has been working with Thoroughbreds since leaving school at the age of 16. Da...

Case Study
3 November 2023

Daphne’s Story – Check-in and Chat

Daphne has been receiving befriending calls through Racing Welfare’s Check-in and Chat service for several years since her ...

Events
1 November 2023

Nominations for the Epsom Owners’ and Trainers’ Awards confirmed

Epsom’s annual Owners’ and Trainers’ Awards celebrates the success of the local racing community, whilst raising also r...

Events
31 October 2023

Nominations announced for the Northern Racing Awards

Racing Welfare’s Northern Racing Awards is an annual celebration of racing successes in the region. This year’s event, wh...