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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.

Four winners celebrated for their Lifetime in Racing

October 27, 2021

As part of Racing Staff Week, four members of the racing industry have been recognised for their huge contribution to the sport with Lifetime in Racing…

Lifetime in Racing Award for local South Wales legend, Mick Finn

November 7, 2019

Presented at his favourite racecourse Chepstow yesterday, Wednesday 6th November, Mick Finn was a very deserving recipient of a Lifetime in Racing award. Awarded by his…

Roy Barrett received the prestigious Lifetime in Racing Award

November 2, 2019

Roy Barrett was a very deserving recipient of a Lifetime in Racing award, presented at Ayr racecourse today, Saturday 2nd November. Presented by Peter Scudamore MBE,…

Northern duo Jock Bennett and Kenny Williams celebrate a Lifetime in Racing

July 24, 2019

Catterick Racecourse provided the venue for an extra special Lifetime in Racing Award today, 24th July.  Best friends Jock Bennett, Assistant to Britain’s winning-most trainer Mark…

Lifetime in Racing Award for Malton local Geoff Oldroyd

July 1, 2019

Ex jockey and retired trainer Geoffrey Oldroyd was presented with a Lifetime in Racing award at Pontefract racecourse today, Monday 1st July.  Proffered by Racing Welfare,…

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…


ARC Middleham Open Day

April 15, 2022

A unique chance to see behind-the-scenes at Middleham’s racing stables. After a morning meetings horses, trainers and stable staff there will be a range of activities…