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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 – 29th July.

Go Racing in Yorkshire seeks to promote the wealth of opportunities available for racing enthusiasts to follow the sport within the north of England, in addition to attracting those new to horseracing.  Racing Welfare has a strong presence in the north, with regional offices in the racing centres of Malton and Middleham and as such is delighted to be the Summer Festival’s nominated charity for this year.

Yorkshire boasts more racecourses than any other region in the UK, hosting 180 days of racing each year across its nine venues of Beverley, Catterick, Doncaster, Pontefract, Redcar, Ripon, Thirsk, Weatherby and York.  Now in its 11th year, the Summer Festival seeks to showcase the best of Flat racing in the sport’s northern heartland.

The Festival runs from the 21st to 29th July and features a host of superb summer race days, at which Racing Welfare will be on course to fundraise and promote the services it provides to the entirety of horseracing’s workforce.

Racing Welfare teams will be at each of the following race days during the Summer Festival:

Ripon – Saturday 21st July

Beverley – Monday 23rd July

Catterick – Wednesday 25th July

Doncaster – Thursday 26th July

Thirsk – Friday 27th July

York – Saturday 28th July

Pontefract – Sunday 29th July

Racing Welfare will have a stand on each of these days to allow racegoers to find out more about the work of the charity in addition to how they can get involved with volunteering and fundraising.  The Racing Welfare stand will join forces with that of Careers in Racing to offer the public the chance to have a go on the Careers in Racing Equiciser for those wishing to road test their own riding skills.

Emma White, General Manager of Go Racing in Yorkshire, said,

We are delighted to have Racing Welfare as our supported charity for this year’s Summer Festival.  The work they do is so important for the whole industry that anything we can contribute in any way be it by recognition or by donations feels like a real ‘win’.

The Summer Festival encompasses offers a whole host of entertainment in addition to the racing.  Live music, children’s entertainment and a family friendly atmosphere make the week’s events perfect for audiences of all ages, and a spread of both daytime and evening meetings provide the opportunity to enjoy an après-work trip to the races for those who can’t make it during the day.

Racing Welfare’s Chief Executive, Dawn Goodfellow, commented,

Go Racing in Yorkshire’s Summer Festival seeks to shine a light on racing across the county of Yorkshire and Racing Welfare is thrilled to be their official charity for this year.  Having regional teams in both Malton and Middleham is a reflection of the emphasis we put on delivering our services to the northern racing communities and we are very proud to be joining forces with the Summer Festival for what promises to be a fantastic week.

For more information or to buy tickets for any of the race days, visit http://goracing.co.uk/horse-racing-events/summer-festival/ or call 01937 580 051.