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Shaquille Will Be One Of The Highlights Of The ARC Malton Open Day

The annual ARC Malton Open Day, featuring trainer Julie Camacho's dual Group 1-winning sprinter Shaquille (GB) (Charm Spirit {Ire}), has been set for Sept. 10. Part of the National Racehorse Week initiative, the Malton Open Day--organised by racing charity Racing Welfare--sees 11 trainers, including Camacho, open their yards to the public. In addition, a new partnership with York Racecourse for 2023 lets visitors continue their family day out at the racecourse's YorkMix Family Sunday Raceday. There will be regular appearances by popular children's character, Bluey, throughout the day, as well...

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RoR Racing To Cricket Auction Lots Announced

Retraining of Racehorses Racing to Cricket event will also feature 11 lots set to be auctioned to support the racing charity. The event is set for Wormsley Cricket Ground as eight racing teams will square off to win the trophy on Sunday, Sept. 3. The live auction will be held at 1:30 p.m. earlier that day, with charity auctioneer Martin Pope signed on. Bids can be made in advance by 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2 by email to [email protected]. Among the auction items are stallion nominations in Group 1...

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Three Peaks Charity Event Set For July 8

Over 100 people from across the UK racing industry will participate in the charity hike the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday, July 8, Racing Welfare announced on Thursday. Participants will hike 25 miles and climb over 1500 metres as they traverse Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside in Yorkshire in just 12 hours. "As a charity that receives no government funding, we are relying on our supporters and fundraisers more than ever," said Racing Welfare Chief Executive Dawn Goodfellow. To have 100 people taking on this challenge and showing that unified...

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Boxing Charity Event Organised By Racing Welfare

The Great Racing Welfare Showdown, a charity boxing event in the parade ring of Newmarket's Rowley Mile, has been scheduled for Saturday, June 17 by Racing Welfare. The competition consists of 22 participants boxing three two-minute bouts, with the boxers a mix of celebrities and racing staff. There will be a required eight-week training programme for those that sign up to participate managed by Derby-based Ultra White-Collar Boxing. Anyone interested in participating, please visit Ultra White-Collar Boxing's website by Apr. 14. All tickets to view the event are available on...

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ARC Middleham Open Day Tickets On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Apr. 7 Arena Racing Company Middleham Open Day, a charity event to raise money for Racing Welfare. Trainers Karl Burke, Charlie Johnston, James Horton, Ben Haslam, Foulrice Park Racing, Jedd O'Keeffe, Micky Hammond, and Neil Mechie are all committed to opening their doors to the public. Visitors will look behind the curtain of some of North Yorkshire's most distinguished racing yards. Most yards will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Karl Burke's yard opening at 10 a.m. There will also...

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Inaugural Barney Curley Charity Cup To Be Held At Bellewstown

The first edition of the Barney Curley Charity Cup will take place at Bellewstown Racecourse on Wednesday, Sept. 28. This event follows on from the Barney Curley race day at the course last September that raised over €100,000 for the late Curley's charity Direct Aid For Africa (DAFA). Jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer Willie Mullins have been named captains of two teams of seven riders that will go head-to-head over two races. The event is sponsored by Gannon City Recovery & Recycling Services Limited and The Gallagher Group. Points will...

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Great Racing Welfare Cycle Challenge Revealed

The Great Racing Welfare Cycle Challenge will begin at noon on July 16 and last until noon the following day. The cycling event will raise funds for Racing Welfare, with 20 teams of four participating. This challenge sees two people cycling on the route in a 30km-loop, while the other two team members rest at the 'Riders Camp' at Cheltenham Racecourse. Among those saddling up are former champion jockeys Sir AP McCoy, Richard Johnson, Harry Skelton and Oisin Murphy. Trainer Ben Pauling is fielding two teams, while racing broadcasters Sean...

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Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy 'Tees Off' for Charity

The Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy will hit the course at the Frankfort Country Club June 27 to raise funds to help continue their mission to minister to the fundamental and spiritual needs of horsemen and women at Kentucky and Southern Ohio racetracks. The golf course is heralded as one of the best in Kentucky and has played host to several events including the Daniel Boone Invitational and the PGA Jr. League. The $125 entry fee includes the green fee, a golf cart, goodie bag, food and beverages, and door prizes....

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ARC Middleham Open Day A Success

The ARC Middleham Open Day returned after a two-year Covid-19 hiatus on Apr. 15, and over 3,500 people attended. The charity event raised approximately £30,000 for Racing Welfare, with visitors able to visit yards, as well as observe horses training and swim or work on a water treadmill. In 2021, Racing Welfare provided 1,261 instances of support to 149 beneficiaries in the Middleham area. Chief Executive of Racing Welfare, Dawn Goodfellow said, "It was fantastic to be back for ARC Middleham Open Day after two years due to the pandemic....

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