Racing Staff Week kicks off with the launch of Ascot's Champions Day meeting Saturday. In its fifth year, Racing Staff Week, recognizing the contribution of the industry's workforce, including stud and stable staff, breeders, racecourse staff and administrators, is supported by Betfair through the efforts of Racing Welfare. Racing Welfare will have a presence on all courses that have meetings throughout the week, including 'The Big Racing Staff Week Quiz,' offering staff the opportunity to come together either in person or virtually Oct. 21. Hosted by racing presenters Niall Hannity and Vanessa Ryle, the quiz will give staff across the country to compete for a chance to win £1,000 in high street vouchers. For more information, www.racingstaffweek.com/activities.
Other events throughout the week include the presentation of four regional Lifetime in Racing awards, and the Betfair Clock Tower Cup at Doncaster, which gives 12 members of stable staff the opportunity to raise funds for Racing Welfare. The Golden Ticket initiative from Careers in Racing offers staff golden tickets worth £100 hidden across the country at racecourses and racing centres. For More information, visit www.racingstaffweek.com.