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Community Activities

Racing Welfare runs events for people working in racing to take part in sporting, social and educational activities. This also includes trips, outings and holidays for those retired from the racing industry

Racing Welfare runs a number of events and activities around the country that aim to engage racing and local communities within the main training centres. Racing Welfare’s Welfare team also make a number of visits to studs, racing yards and racecourses to engage with all of racing’s workforce in an informal and unpressurised environment.

Examples of community engagement events held by Racing Welfare include racing staff sports days, golfing events, quizzes and educational events. Guest speakers at events have included Phil Smith, BHA Head Handicapper and Dr George Wilson of Liverpool John Moore’s University. All educational events are free of charge for racing staff to ensure there are no financial barriers to attendance.

Sporting, social and educational events bring racing’s workforce together in a setting that encourages staff from different yards and workplaces to get to know each other, creating friendships and strengthening communities. Many yards and studs are located in rural areas where leisure activities are often limited and so such events can help reduce social isolation.

We are responsive to feedback in terms of activities and events that racing people would like to attend and continuing to increase the amount of community events taking place.


Racing Welfare's Lifetime in Racing Awards celebrate the dedication and hard-work of people who have had an extended career working in racing.

LTiR Awards for Ted Jackson and Steve McNally

July 28, 2017

On Thursday 27th July Steve McNally and Ted Jackson were presented with Lifetime in Racing Awards. Both Ted and Steve have dedicated their lives to working…

Alan Tippling receives Lifetime in Racing Award

July 20, 2017

Alan Tippling was a very deserving recipient of a Lifetime in Racing Award presented at Catterick Racecourse on Wednesday 19th July. Alan was presented with the award…

Roy Fowler receives Lifetime in Racing Award

July 4, 2017

Jockey’s Valet, Roy Fowler, is the highly deserving recipient of a Lifetime in Racing Award, presented on Monday 3rd July at Pontefract Racecourse. Roy was presented with…


August 2018 Lambourn Coffee Morning

August 17, 2018

Lambourn’s monthly retired staff coffee morning is held at Lambourn Memorial Hall. Come along and meet some familiar faces from days gone by. Everyone who has…

Rounders and Quarter Pounders in Lambourn

August 17, 2018

Join Racing Welfare for a fun evening of rounders and a BBQ. The bar will be open at the sports club and soft drinks are free….

Summer Rounders in Epsom

August 23, 2018

Bringing the racing community together to celebrate a brilliant summer. Racing Welfare are holding an event at Derby Stables for all racing staff in the area….

The Racing Welfare and NARS Warwick Golf Day Finals

August 28, 2018

This year Racing Welfare has teamed up with NARS for four days of golf. With venues all around the country we want to get more racing staff…

August 2018 Arundel Coffee Morning

August 29, 2018

Come and join us at The St Mary’s Gate Pub –  enjoy catching up with old friends and reminiscing about the good old days all whilst…

The Racing Welfare Stable Staff Stakes, Thirsk Racecourse

August 31, 2018

In addition to Racing Staff Week races we will be having an additional Stable Staff Stakes at Thirsk Racecourse. It will be exclusively for stable staff…

September 2018 Epsom Coffee Morning

September 4, 2018

Come along to the Royal Box and enjoy catching up with old friends and reminiscing about the good old days all whilst sampling a piece of…

September 2018 Retired Staff Afternoon Tea

September 7, 2018

Held at Cheltenham racecourse in the Panoramic Suite, everyone that has worked in the industry at any stage is welcome to come along for afternoon tea…

Great North Run 2018

September 9, 2018

Grab your running shoes and head north for the world’s biggest Half Marathon! Starting in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, the 13.1 mile route takes you through the city centre…

Lambourn Race Night

September 15, 2018

Everyone is welcome to join us for our final race night at Lambourn Sports Club. Join us for a night of competitive and friendly fun, light…

Malton Festival of Racing

September 16, 2018

Malton Festival of Racing has returned once again. Following on from last year’s successful event The Malton festival of Racing will take place on Sunday 16th…

Eat like a champion with Dr George Wilson

September 18, 2018

Racing Welfare are holding a health and nutrition evening in Hawick – learn how to eat right and stay healthy the right way! Open to anyone…

Newmarket Open Weekend

September 22, 2018

The weekend of the 22nd and 23rd September gives visitors the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at British horseracing’s HQ, enjoying two fantastic days…

October 2018 Epsom Coffee Morning

October 2, 2018

Come along to the Royal Box and enjoy catching up with old friends and reminiscing about the good old days all whilst sampling a piece of…

Annual Christmas Carol Concert

December 12, 2018

Join us at Tattersalls on Tuesday 12th of December for an evening of festive cheer and carol singing. There will be more information to follow as…