Racing Welfare

TB-Ed Initiative Launched by TBA

TB-Ed, a UK Thoroughbred Breeders' Association education and training initiative, was launched by the TBA on Wednesday. The initiative, which offers a range of courses and resources that provide essential knowledge and guidance to new and existing industry participants, has also received financial support from the Racing Foundation, who co-funded the platform development and build with the TBA. Weatherbys is also a headline partner of the TB-Ed platform. Currently, the courses offered by TB-Ed include Understanding Pedigrees delivered by journalist and broadcaster Lydia Hislop, while there is also Nutrition of...

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Henry Cecil Open Weekend to Host Visitors in September

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend, slated for Sept. 18-19 this year, will welcome visitors back to Newmarket for the first time since 2019. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event, which normally features racing and equine enthusiasts visiting training yards, into a virtual format for the first time. A total of £48,000 was raised for its three chosen beneficiaries-Racing Welfare (80%), the British Racing School (10%) and the Racing Centre (10%). This year, Racing Welfare, the newly formed Newmarket Pony Academy and a soon to be announced community project...

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2021 Furlong Factor Open For Entries

Racing Welfare in conjunction with Great British Racing (GBR), the Tote and Sky Sports Racing, have launched the 2021 edition of the pop idol competition, Furlong Factor. Introduced last season, the competition is free to enter and first prize is £1,500 in cash and a trophy from Inkerman London. All funds raised from the Furlong Factor will go toward Racing Welfare's Lost Events Appeal. Entries close Apr. 21. To enter, contestants are asked to record themselves singing into their phone and email their videos to [email protected] or send in by...

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Tweenhills Takeaway Vans Raise Over £9.8K For Racing Welfare

Tweenhills Angus Burger and Tweenhills Coffee vans were launched at the Tattersalls December Sales to raise money for Racing Welfare by Tweenhills and Qatar Racing. The initiative raised £9,865.65, which was donated by Sheikh Fahad Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatar Racing and David Redvers, Qatar Racing's Racing Manager and owner of Tweenhills, to the charity. David Redvers said, "We are delighted to be able to support Racing Welfare in these incredibly challenging times and wish to thank everyone for their custom. Tweenhills Angus Beef is produced from the grass-fed herd of...

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Racehorse Lotto Raffling Postponed Filly

Racehorse Lotto, which aims to introduce more owners into racing while giving back to charity, is raffling the ownership of a Postponed (Ire) filly in training with Roger Varian for the year. The prize includes naming rights, registering the winner's own racing colours, and all racing, training and vet fees. Prizemoney-100% of the first £100,000, then 50% of any winnings above that--goes straight to the raffle winner. Twenty percent of ticket sales will go to Racing Welfare; Racehorse Lotto raised over £25,000 for Racing Welfare in 2020 through a variety...

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Racing Welfare Partners With Care First

Racing Welfare has partnered with employee assistance programme (EAP) Care first, who will support the charity with the delivery of racing's Support Line for the industry, Racing Welfare announced on Tuesday. Racing's Support Line is the gateway to all of Racing Welfare's services including the charity's welfare provision and racing's Occupational Health Service. New services provided by Care first include: Anyone calling the line will now have the option to immediately speak to a trained counsellor 24 hours a day for any issue they may be facing, no matter how...

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Racing Welfare Emergency Appeal Hits Target

Racing Welfare's Emergency Appeal, which was launched when the COVID-19 pandemic hit to make up for the income deficit the charity faced due to the cancellation of its fundraising events, has hit its £500,000 target. Racing Welfare Chief Executive Dawn Goodfellow said, "I can honestly say that we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the racing community. The news that we have hit our target is a great boost as we head towards the end of 2020 and is a wonderful reflection of the unwavering support we have received...

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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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