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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.

LIFETIME IN RACING AWARDS

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…

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

April 2018 Lambourn Coffee Morning

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April 20, 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…

April 2018 – Arundel Coffee Morning

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April 25, 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…

April 2018 Middleham Coffee Morning

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April 27, 2018

Held at The Priory in Middleham starting at 11.30am for retired racing staff.  Everyone welcome who has a link to the horse racing industry.  Come along…

May 2018 – Epsom coffee morning

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May 1, 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…

May 2018 Gloucestershire Coffee Morning

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May 8, 2018

Held at Cheltenham racecourse in the Crest Suite, everyone that has worked in the horseracing and breeding industry are welcome to come along for coffee and…

May 2018 Lambourn Coffee Morning

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May 18, 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…

The Racing Welfare and NARS Newmarket Golf Day

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May 22, 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…

May 2018 – Arundel Coffee Morning

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May 23, 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…

May 2018 Middleham Coffee Morning

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May 25, 2018

Held at The Priory in Middleham starting at 11.30am for retired racing staff.  Everyone welcome who has a link to the horse racing industry.  Come along…

The Racing Welfare and NARS Ripon Golf Day

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June 5, 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…

June 2018- – Epsom Coffee morning

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June 12, 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…

The Racing Welfare and NARS Newbury Golf Day

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July 10, 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…

The Racing Welfare and NARS Warwick Golf Day Finals

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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…

The Racing Welfare Stable Staff Stakes, Thirsk Racecourse

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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…

Great North Run 2018

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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…

Racing Welfare Christmas Carol Concert

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December 12, 2018

Children from Newmarket schools joined with the community choir VivaVoices are set to return to take part in Racing Welfare’s annual Carol Concert which raises funds…