Racing Welfare

Racing Welfare App Launched

A new app making it easier for people in the UK racing industry to access 24/7 support was launched by Racing Welfare on Tuesday. The Racing Welfare app offers a range of information, advice and guidance including: Mental health Physical health Careers Advice and Training Services (CATS) Money matters Retirement Housing It is available for download at Google Play and The App Store. Racing Welfare's Regional Welfare Manager, Brian Watson said, "It's a super resource for anyone who might need to access our services--all the information you can get from...

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Tweenhills Takeaway Vans at Tattersalls Raise £8,500 For Racing Welfare

Tweenhills and Qatar Racing once again hosted the Tweenhills Angus Burger and Tweenhills Coffee vans at the Tattersalls December Foal and Mare Sales to raise money for Racing Welfare. The vans raised £8,500, which was donated to the charity. "We are delighted to be able to support Racing Welfare in these incredibly challenging times and wish to thank everyone for their custom," David Redvers, owner and managing director of Tweenhills, said. "Tweenhills Angus Beef is produced from the grass-fed herd of cattle reared at Tweenhills alongside the stallions, mares and...

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Nicola Paramo Wins CATS Personal Development Award

Nicola Paramo, a freelance racing and bloodstock sales photographer, has been awarded the CATS Personal Development Award at Newmarket Racecourse. Sponsored by Hartpury University, the award is in its second year and recognises the person who has put the most dedication and effort into developing their career in racing after using Racing Welfare's Careers Advice and Training Service (CATS). Paramo utilised CATS for some career coaching to set up her freelance business offering sales photos and videos to the industry, as well as social media management. After the coaching, she...

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ROA, Racing Welfare Offer a pair of Awards Events

Racing Welfare and the Racehorse Owners Association will provide a pair of black-tie awards events-The Northern Racing Awards and Epsom Owners' and Trainers Awards-celebrating the industry. The ROA Northern Racing Awards take place Nov. 25 at Newcastle racecourse. There will be 12 awards celebrating flat and National Hunt racing, as well as a live and silent auction and live music from popular band, The Monotones. Tickets are £95 per person with subsidised stable staff tickets available at £45 per person. For more information or to book, click here. The ROA...

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Racing Welfare Partners With EPIC Risk Management

Racing Welfare has partnered with independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy, EPIC Risk Management. It is currently Safer Gambling week, a cross-industry initiative to promote safer gambling in the UK and Ireland. Epic Risk Management will be Racing Welfare's Safer Gambling Education Partner. The partnership will see EPIC's educational programme added to Racing Welfare's portfolio of support services. Racing Welfare's Director of Welfare, Simone Sear, said, "Helping individuals struggling with addiction is a key part of the day-to-day work that we do here at Racing Welfare, as has been the case...

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RaceTech's Brian Paul Recognized at York

RaceTech's Brian Paul celebrated a career spanning almost 50 years as he was awarded Racing Welfare's Northern Lifetime in Racing Award at York Oct. 7. The Lifetime in Racing Awards identify those individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the racing industry throughout their careers. "I had a great day at York celebrating my 50 years at RaceTech --it just doesn't seem like any time has passed! I'd like to thank British racing, York racecourse and RaceTech for giving me a lovely day, I'm very pleased, happy and chuffed."...

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Nominations Open For CATS Personal Development Award

Nominations for the Careers Advice and Training Service (CATS) Personal Development Award, sponsored by Hartpurty University, are now open, Racing Welfare announced on Wednesday. The award recognises the person who has put the most dedication and effort into developing their career in racing after using the CATS service. The judging panel will be looking for someone who has been proactive and taken every opportunity available to develop themselves in the racing industry. The deadline to nominate is on Friday, Sept. 30, with three finalists shortlisted by the judges and invited...

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Regional Lifetime In Racing Award Winners Revealed

The four regional winners for the Lifetime in Racing Awards were announced by on Friday. Open to those who have devoted more than 30 years of their working lives to the British horseracing or Thoroughbred breeding industries, they are organised by Racing Welfare. The winners are as follows: North--Brian Paul, long-time OB unit manager at RaceTech, and York racecourse booking supervisor Karen Dunbar highly commended. South--Geoff Rigby, former apprentice and now groom/ stable staff at Park House Stables. East--Cliff Lines, now retired but formerly head person, racing groom and trainer,...

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Malton Open Day Set For Sept. 11

ARC Malton Open Day, the opening act for National Racehorse Week, will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 11. Organised by Racing Welfare, it honours both racehorses and the staff responsible for their care. This year, 14 local racehorse trainers will open their doors to the public and give behind-the-scenes access to some of the most prominent and history racing yards in North Yorkshire. After yard tours in the morning, there will be various activities at Highfield Gallops in the afternoon, including a Retraining of Racehorses show. Tickets are priced at...

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UK Racing Partners With HEROS To Expand Safety Net

HEROS has become the new primary partner for British horseracing's official welfare charity, Retraining of Racehorses (RoR). The aftercare and retraining specialist centre in Oxfordshire will provide specialist care and support for horses at their first step out of racing beginning in August. The appointment marks an important milestone in the collective establishment of racing's responsibility, and an expansion of the industry's safety net, which has been led by The Horse Welfare Board and RoR. Established and led by Grace Muir, the HEROS charity has rehomed more than 700 ex-racehorses...

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Racing Community Takes on 24-Hr Challenge to Benefit Racing Welfare

A total of 81 cyclists took part in a 24-hour challenge--embarking on 30km loops that kicked off at Cheltenham racecourse July 16--to benefit Racing Welfare, which supports the racing community. Originally tabbed with a £60,000, the total amount raised by the event is set to top £100,000. In addition to the efforts of the cyclists, funding is also boosted by event sponsors Unibet, Racehorse Lotto, The Jockey Club and Tattersalls. Well beyond the £60,000 target, that figure will have a huge impact, and could cover the cost of employing a...

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Henry Cecil Open Weekend Returns in September

Following a record 2021 season, the Henry Cecil Open Weekend will be held Sept. 17-18 at Newmarket. Each September, racing and equine enthusiasts descend on British racing's headquarters for a behind-the-scenes look at Britain's best-known racing yards. Last year featured several training yards, including George Boughey and Harry Eustace, Charlie Fellowes, James Ferguson, Roger Varian and Simon & Ed Crisford. The highest number of yards opened to the public in 2021, and record crowds raised £60,000 for the event's chosen charity partners. The 2022 Henry Cecil Open Weekend will continue...

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