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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.

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…


Epsom Open Day

August 26, 2019

The racing yards of Epsom will once again throw open their doors to the general public on August Bank Holiday Monday, providing a fantastic opportunity to…

August 2019 Malton Coffee Morning

August 28, 2019

Coffee mornings have been held in Malton for some time now. The coffee mornings are held on Wednesday at different times throughout the month. The event…

Newmarket Food & Drink Festival

September 14, 2019

  Newmarket Food & Drink Festival returns for 2019 on the 14th & 15th September. Now in its fifth year, the popular Newmarket Food & Drink…

Malton Open Day

September 15, 2019

ARC Malton Open Day has returned once again. Following on from last year’s successful event. Malton Open Day will take place on Sunday 15th September. The…

Newmarket Open Weekend

September 21, 2019

  The weekend of the 21st and 22nd September gives visitors the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at British horseracing’s HQ, enjoying two fantastic…

Mental Health First Aid Course – Newmarket

November 13, 2019

Racing Welfare are running a two-day Mental Health First Aid course in conjunction with Mental Health First Aid England on the 13th and 14th November, 9am…

Epsom Owners’ and Trainers’ Awards

November 23, 2019

  The Epsom Owners’ and Trainers’ Awards Dinner Dance sees the Epsom racing community – trainers, owners, jockeys and stable staff, as well as other professionals…