Racing Welfare in conjunction with Great British Racing (GBR), the Tote and Sky Sports Racing, have launched the 2021 edition of the pop idol competition, Furlong Factor. Introduced last season, the competition is free to enter and first prize is £1,500 in cash and a trophy from Inkerman London. All funds raised from the Furlong Factor will go toward Racing Welfare's Lost Events Appeal. Entries close Apr. 21. To enter, contestants are asked to record themselves singing into their phone and email their videos to [email protected] or send in by WhatsApp to 07970 631170.
Selected entries will go through to a round of heats which will run from Apr. 26-30. A winner will be selected from each heat, as voted for by the public, and will go through to the May 4 final, during which fans will have the opportunity to back their favourite contestant through the Tote before voting on Twitter to find the grand winner of the Furlong Factor. The winner will be announced live on Sky Sports Racing.
Full details on contest entry are available at: http://racingwelfare.co.uk/furlong-factor/.
“The financial impact of the pandemic continues to hit us hard and I would encourage anyone who enjoys this year's Furlong Factor to consider donating to our Lost Events Appeal,” said Racing Welfare Chief Executive Dawn Goodfellow. “Every donation, no matter how big or small, enables us to help those who need us the most at this time.”
For more information on Lost Events Appeal or to donate, visit https://justgiving.com/campaign/RWlostevents.