Racing Welfare

On Track, Off Course Podcast Debuts

On Track, Off Course, a new weekly podcast series from Racing Welfare, features many big names from the racing industry, including Racing Broadcaster of the Year Lydia Hislop. Hislop speaks about the impact the recent death of her mother, Margaret, has had on her personal and professional life. Other speakers include George Baker, Francesca Cumani, and Ralph Beckett. The podcast will cover everything from grief and loneliness to addiction and social media. The first episode is available at www.soundcloud.com/ontrackoffcourse. The podcast can also be accessed on Spotify, Acast or on...

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Racehorse Lotto Christmas Raffle to Benefit Racing Welfare

A Flat filly by Territories (Ire) out of Newbury Super Sprint runner-up Satsuma (GB) (Compton Place {GB}) will be raffled off at £10 a ticket as the Racehorse Lotto Christmas Raffle. Of the money raised from ticket sales, 20% will go toward Racing Welfare. The half-sister to G3 Cornwallis S. winner Good Vibes (GB) (Due Diligence) will turn two in 2021, and will be ridden by Haley Turner and trained by James Ferguson. The winning entrant will be able to visit the horse on a regular basis at Ferguson's yard...

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Racing Welfare Marks Jumps Season Return with Virtual Events

Racing Welfare marks its jumps season return with a 'Virtual West Open Day' Sunday, Nov. 8.  Sponsored by Sporting Life, the Virtual West Open Day will offer video content from the region's racehorse trainers as well as footage of racing's premier horses, jockeys and personalities. Also featuring a jumps schooling session and insights from a vet and farrier on Instagram, the Virtual West Open Day will present a live point-to-point Facebook demo with Derek 'Tommo' Thompson from Chaddesley Corbett. For more information on the Virtual West Open Day, visit www.racingwelfare.co.uk/westopenday/....

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Neil Phillips New Ambassador for Racing Welfare

Neil Phillips, also known as "The Wine Tipster", has been appointed a Racing Welfare Ambassador. Phillips joins a roster that includes Darren 'Birdie' Bird, Paul Nicholls, Jack Lander and Hayley Moore. The respected pundit and the tipster/sommelier for Jockey Club Racecourses, also presents at Goodwood, Ascot and York Racecourses. He also writes weekly racing tips column for Unibet, and is involved in the racing syndicate My Racing Manager. Previously, he held roles with Pernod Ricard and E & J Gallo. "Hospitality is a key part of any day at the...

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QIPCO British Champions Day Virtual Preview Evening

A virtual preview evening to celebrate the 10th edition of QIPCO British Champions Daywill be held live on the QIPCO British Champions Series Facebook page from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. Sponsored by QIPCO and the Tote and hosted by ITV Racing's Francesca Cumani, the preview evening will raise money for charity Racing Welfare. Other panelists will be Chris Dixon (Racing TV), Kevin Blake (Sky Sports Racing), Lee Mottershead (Racing Post), champion jockey Oisin Murphy, and Jamie Hart (Tote). All viewers are encouraged to make a...

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Racing Welfare Join Forces with Sleepstation

Racing Welfare announced the partnership with sleep therapy service, the NHS accredited Sleepstation. The online program, which is designed to help with longer and better quality sleep, is free of charge to anyone in the racing industry. The online program, which may last up to eight weeks, is a person centered approach where patients would previously only be able to access in leading sleep clinics, known as CBTi (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia). The Sleepstation online program provides benefits, including no waiting lists, no need to take time off work,...

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Racing Welfare Auction Raises Over £50,000

Racing Welfare's Great Racing Welfare Auction has raised £53,195 for the charity's COVID-19 Emergency Appeal. Bidding on over 100 items ran for four weeks and closed on Thursday night. Racing Welfare's Chief Executive Dawn Goodfellow said, "The generosity of both those who donated lots to our auction and those who placed bids has been truly astounding. Given the incredibly difficult times we are all facing, to have received this level of support is testament to the wonderful spirit of the racing community. A total of over £53,000 provides a huge...

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Racing Welfare Auction Live

There are six days remaining in the Great Racing Welfare Auction, with over 100 items and experiences on offer. Those include an ultimate Newmarket experience and private tour; a pair of 2021 ARC annual members badges; a lease share in a Middleham Park 2-year-old; the ultimate Grand National experience for two; and an opportunity to join Mike Cattermole in the commentators' box. All proceeds will go towards Racing Welfare's Covid-19 Emergency Appeal, which is aiming to bridge the £500,000 income deficit faced by the charity due to the pandemic. Bidding...

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Mental Health Concerns Rising Amid Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the subject of mental health seems to be working its way closer to the forefront of the news media and the public's attention. Data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this month revealed that as many as one in four people between 18 and 24 years of age surveyed between June 24 and 30 had had suicidal thoughts in the past 30 days. The study showed that 11% of adults in the general population had considered suicide during the...

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Mark Johnston Racing Raffle Launched

Racing fans will have the opportunity to own a 5% share in three new horses to be trained by Mark Johnston, as the Mark Johnston Racing Raffle was launched on Monday. Tickets cost just £2 and 20% of every sale goes to Racing Welfare. Racing Lotto is running the contest, with a share in the trainer's Kingsley Park 20 Partnership up for grabs. The yearlings will be sourced from the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. All costs association with the ownership are covered as part of the unique prize, which will...

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Yorkshire Open Day Goes Virtual

The inaugural Virtual Yorkshire Open Day hosted by Racing Welfare will be on Sept. 13. Due to COVID, the event replaces the Middleham and Malton Open Days, which were cancelled. The Virtual Open Day will feature racehorse trainers from across the county providing video tours and other insights into their training operations, as well as equine superstars and horses to follow. For more information, go to www.racingwelfare.co.uk/yorkshireopenday/. There will also be a Virtual Epsom Open Day on Aug. 31 which will also showcase the Derby's rich history through video tours,...

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Racing Welfare’s Newmarket Heath Ride Returns

The Newmarket Heath Ride is scheduled for Sept. 6, Racing Welfare announced on Tuesday. The charity fundraiser will be the first in-person event since the coronavirus pandemic began. Entries will open on Aug. 10, with a 150-rider limit and close on Aug. 31. The sponsored ride starts and finishes at Newmarket's July Course and offers participants rides over eight, 15 or 20-mile routes. Made possible by the kind permission of The National Stud, Newmarket Racecourses, and Jockey Club Estates, the event offers a unique opportunity to ride over Newmarket's training...

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