Racing Welfare will take part in a social media boycott this weekend driven by the wider sporting community, designed to take a stand against the online abuse and racism directed towards its participants.
Horseracing’s boycott will commence from 9pm on Friday evening, following a planned commemoration of the life of Lorna Brooke, the amateur jockey who sadly lost her life following injuries incurred during racing this month, and will run until 11:59pm on Monday 3 May.
Chief Executive at Racing Welfare, Dawn Goodfellow said;
Racing Welfare is here to support all of Racing’s workforce. If you work in racing and have been affected by online abuse, you can get help 24/7 by calling Racing’s Support Line on 0800 6300 443.
Racing Welfare’s 24 hour support line enables people to access support and
guidance through digital and telephone options.