National Racehorse Week

The Weekly Wrap: It's All About The Horses

Those who work in racing know all too well the endless hours devoted to getting horses ready for the racecourse, and fans of the sport were able to see that for themselves during the first National Racehorse Week in Britain. The brainchild of National Hunt trainer Richard Phillips, the inaugural week-long spotlight on the racing industry included racing stables being open to the public all over the country, starting at Epsom and Malton, and culminating in Newmarket's popular Henry Cecil Open Weekend. It can be deemed a huge success. This...

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Henry Cecil Open Weekend on Sept. 18-19

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend, held in Newmarket from Sept. 18-19, will allow visitors the chance to see behind the scenes at British horseracing's headquarters and visit 30 training yards. All of the activities raise money for the charities Racing Welfare, Newmarket Pony Academy and a soon to be announced community project. The two-day event is also part of National Racehorse Week, with nationwide initiatives to celebrate the racehorse and showcase the excellent care and attention they receive each day. Some of the weekend's activities include: 2021 Henry Cecil Commentator...

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Breeders' Day Set For Sept. 15 at Sandown

The inaugural Breeders' Day will take place at Sandown Park Racecourse with the Thoroughbred Breeders' Assocation (TBA) on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Set during National Racehorse Week (Sept. 12-19), the event will provide racegoers with a unique insight into the breeding industry, engaging them with competitions, interactive displays, a QR code trail, a retired racehorse parade, interviews with breeders, give-aways, and trade stands. Opportunities to learn about shared ownership options and how to get involved in thoroughbred breeding will be available, while students and those considering a career change can learn...

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National Racehorse Week to Be Held in September

The first National Racehorse Week, a celebration of racehorses throughout the UK, will be held from Sept. 12-19. The aim is to highlight the levels of care provided by trainers and grooms and tout the equine athletes who make the sport possible. Henry Cecil Open Weekend in Newmarket and the ARC Malton Open Day start the week, with the Epsom and Middleham Open Days held on the second weekend. Trainers are encouraged nationwide to open their yards to the public. There will also be a programme of virtual events, as...

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