Racing to School

Gerald Leigh Charitable Trust And Racing To School Renew Partnership

Racing to School and the Gerald Leigh Charitable Trust have renewed their partnership for an additional two years that will allow the latter to continue assisting young people in hard-to-reach areas, the duo announced on Wednesday. Already in its third year, the partnership has assisted over 600 young people from rural, inner city and deprived areas in 2023. The aim is to expose more young people to free, interactive, and healthy outdoor educational events for schools, staged at a variety of racing venues through the Racing to School experience. John...

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Racing Together Community Day Aims for Record Numbers

Racing Together, the industry's community engagement partnership, will host the 2024 community day on Wednesday, May 8 to coincide with the Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse, the organisation announced on Monday via press release. British horseracing's national day of employee volunteering, the effort is supported by various charity and commercial partners with a focus on horseracing and bloodstock groups to give back as a team to their communities. Activities range from staff volunteering at local care homes to renovating stables, and picking up litter or collecting for local food...

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National Racehorse Week, In Third Year, Deemed A Success

The third annual National Racehorse Week, from Sept. 9-17 in the UK, has been deemed a success after a record number of open days and community events, Great British Racing (GBR), who funds the initiative alongside the Racing Foundation and Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB), announced on Tuesday. Over 15,000 free places were made available across the seven days across the country for the public to come and experience a day in the life of a racehorse. From training facilities and studs, to aftercare and rehoming centres, 209 different events...

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Racing to School Renews Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Accreditation

Racing to School has had its accreditation by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) extended for a further two years, the organisation announced Monday. The charity offers young people a high-quality outdoor learning experience and introduces many participants to horse racing for the first time by bringing the curriculum to life using racing's unique venues. John Blake, Chief Executive of Racing to School said, "To be awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge once again is testament to our team's efforts to achieve high quality interventions...

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New Trustees Appointed To Racing To School Board

Andrea O'Keeffe and Camilla Dutton have joined the Racing to School's board as independent trustees, effective Sept. 1. A winner of the Godolphin Stable Staff Award's Community Award, O'Keeffe has spent over three decades working in racing, and she also has a strong background in the education sector. O'Keeffe is marred to trainer Jed O'Keeffe and is based in Middleham. "I am delighted to have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Racing to School and look forward to supporting the fantastic work of this charity to inspire and...

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Racing Showcase on The Hill On Cazoo Oaks and Derby Days

There will be a special interactive display on The Hill at Epsom Downs in recognition of The Queen's passion for the Thoroughbred during the official Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Cazoo Oaks and Cazoo Derby Days, June 3-4. Billed the Racing Showcase, the display will highlight the care that is shown for racehorses throughout their lives, how the racing industry is engaging and inspiring young people to look at racing as a career, the provisions the industry makes for its people and how racing is looking to reach out to communities...

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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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New Racing2Learn Module Unveiled on Safer Gambling

Racing to School, in conjunction with the British Horseracing Authority, has unveiled a new Racing2Learn module (click here), which focuses on promoting safe and responsible gambling. The resource also addresses young people's relationship with gambling and its links with gaming. The free on-line course, which takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, aims to equip learners with knowledge and understanding of the BHA's rules on gambling for licensed individuals, in addition to an overview of problem gambling and its associated harms. Participants are also provided with a list of resources available...

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Pony Racing Activities Receive Funding Boost

In an effort to create a pathway into racing through pony racing, a five-year funding boost of £180,000 was announced by the Racing Foundation and Pony Racing Authority on Monday. The Pony Racing Authority will collaborate to deliver on this new pathway strategy with Racing to School, the Pony Club, Careers in Racing, the British Racing School and the National Horseracing College. One of the specific areas the strategy will focus on is increasing diversity and inclusion among pony racing participants by engaging with youngsters from a wider range of...

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