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22nd – 28th June 2024

This year sees the eighth running of Racing Staff Week.  Once again, the week will bring the racing industry and its followers together to showcase the passion, skill and dedication of all the staff, across the breadth of the industry, whose hard work makes our great sport possible.

 

Thank you once again to Betfair for sponsoring the week.

STABLE STAFF RACES

Nearly 50 stable staff from across the industry will be coming together during Racing Staff Week to take part in FOUR charity races.

SATURDAY 22ND JUNE – AYR 

MONDAY 24TH JUNE – CHEPSTOW

TUESDAY 25TH JUNE – NEWBURY

THURSDAY 27TH JUNE – NOTTINGHAM

 

The dedicated riders will all work hard to raise awareness of Racing Welfare’s services and raise much-needed funds to support the charity’s work for racing’s people.

ABOUT THE RACES

– Maximum of 12 riders per race.
– On the flat with a flag start.
– The race is to be run ‘hands and heels’ style.
– Whips must NOT be carried.

– Riders must be over the age of 18 to participate in the race.
– Riders must be in current employment as stable staff of a registered training yard and must NOT have ridden more than three winners under rules or have held a professional apprentice or conditional licence within the past five years.

– Horses must be registered with BHA and be rated 46 to 80* (Flat) and/or 125 or below (National Hunt).
– Horses must be 3 years old and upwards.
– Horses must currently be in training.
– Horses must have run at least 3 times under the recognised Rules of Racing.
– Horses must not require any special measures at the racecourse ie cannot go to post early
– The horse must be from the same yard as the rider is currently employed in.

Successful riders will agree to meet the minimum sponsorship pledge of £250.

Want to take part?

Complete the nomination form and email it to Clare on ckingston@racingwelfare.co.uk by the 8th May.

 

 

IN YOUR AREA

During Racing Staff Week, there will be a range of events and activities taking place all over the country to celebrate the role of racing staff. Our calendar will be continually updated so you can find out what is going on in your local area.

See what’s on…