Jockey Club Sponsors ROR Championships

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The Retraining of Racehorses National Championships will return in 2021 with The Jockey Club as a new three-year sponsor. The Jockey Club ROR National Championships will be held from Aug. 26 to 29 at Aintree Equestrian Centre featuring classes for showing, dressage and jumping, with The Jockey Club Supreme Champion to be crowned on the Saturday evening. Entries for the Championships are open and will remain so until Aug. 1. The last staging of the event in 2019 drew a total of 940 entries from over 326 individual retrained racehorses.

Di Arbuthnot, RoR chief executive, said, “We are delighted that RoR's relationship with The Jockey Club will enter a new phase in 2021 with a new three-year deal in support of our national championships. After the cancellation of last year's event due to the pandemic it will be wonderful to be back at Aintree in August.

“Furthermore, in the aftermath of The Jockey Club staging The Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs, the country's most prestigious Flat race that identifies the cream of the crop from each generation of Thoroughbreds, it is apt to be announcing The Jockey Club's three-year sponsorship of an event that celebrates the alternative career paths taken by horses not of the calibre of Derby or Oaks winners.”

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