Retraining of Racehorses

Multi-Year Strategy Unveiled By Charity Retraining Of Racehorses

A three-year strategy covering the years from 2024-2026 was launched by charity Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) on Friday. The strategy gives the vision for the future of the organisation and a road map to achieving its goals with an eye to expanding RoR's charitable work in the area of aftercare of former racehorses, now and in the future. To view the strategy, please visit the RoR website. David Catlow, managing director of RoR, said, "Our strategy is ambitious, but it comes at a time of real need. RoR now requires...

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Zara Tindall Appointed Patron of RoR

Zara Tindall MBE has been appointed patron of the charity Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), which is dedicated to the welfare and retraining of retired racehorses. A former three-day eventing world champion and Olympic silver medallist, Tindall, the daughter of the Princess Royal, has also had a long association with racing and is currently a director of Cheltenham Racecourse.  She said, "I am delighted to be joining Retraining of Racehorses as a patron. The charity's commitment to the wellbeing and retraining of retired racehorses resonates with my lifelong love for these...

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£50,000 Ex-Racehorse Class Added To Cornbury House Horse Trials

A new class for ex-racehorses, worth £50,000, will be conducted at the Cornbury House Horse Trials in 2025, Jayne McGivern and Cornbury House Horse Trials announced on Friday. The new class is the initiative of McGivern of Dash Grange Stud, who owns top event horses, and David Howden, group CEO and founder of Howden and founder and president of the Cornbury House Horse Trials. Her aim is to also raise the profile of the adaptable nature of Thoroughbreds, especially in terms of their suitability for eventing. She is donating £50,000...

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RoR Racing to Cricket Day Raises £45,000

The RoR Racing to Cricket Day, held Sunday, Sept 3., raised over £45,000 for Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) with Jack Channon's team claiming the victory in the tournament. A total of eight teams participated in the event, with the final coming down to a battle between Jack Channon's team and Charlie Hills' team. Channon's team has taken part in the Racing to Cricket Tournament since it began in 2017 and finished second twice previously. "It was a wonderful day and we are so grateful to all those owners, trainers and...

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Stradivarius Nomination Added to RoR Cricket Event

The Retraining of Racehorses Racing to Cricket event, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 3 at Wormsley Cricket Grounds, has added a nomination to champion stayer Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) to the live auction. The nomination, which was donated by the stallion's owner/breeder Bjorn Nielsen, is in addition to 11 other lots, which includes nominations to Group 1 sire Aclaim (Ire) and young sire Lope Y Fernandez (Ire); a trip for four to the Punchestown Festival in May 2024 with a tour of the Irish National Stud...

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RoR Racing To Cricket Auction Lots Announced

Retraining of Racehorses Racing to Cricket event will also feature 11 lots set to be auctioned to support the racing charity. The event is set for Wormsley Cricket Ground as eight racing teams will square off to win the trophy on Sunday, Sept. 3. The live auction will be held at 1:30 p.m. earlier that day, with charity auctioneer Martin Pope signed on. Bids can be made in advance by 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2 by email to [email protected]. Among the auction items are stallion nominations in Group 1...

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Horse Welfare Board, Hartpury University Launch Census

British Racing's Horse Welfare Board is launching the first ever Thoroughbred census in Great Britain, in collaboration with Hartpury University. All owners of former racehorses are being asked to submit a completed census through Dec. 31. The census will help build an improved Thoroughbred data bank about former racehorses and the lives they go on to lead. Helena Flynn, Programme Director, Horse Welfare Board, said: "Improving the traceability of Thoroughbreds after they retire from racing is a fundamental part of the Horse Welfare Board's five-year welfare strategy. The launch of...

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Retraining of Racehorses Hosts Cricket Tournament Fundraiser

The Retraining of Racehorses Racing to Cricket tournament is set for Sunday, Sept. 3 at the Wormsley Cricket Ground on the Getty Estate, near High Wycombe. Teams from the yards of Nicky Henderson, Richard Hannon, Ben Pauling, Jack Channon, as well as the combined Newmarket trainers' team of George Boughey, James Ferguson and Charlie Fellowes will compete to win the RoR Racing to Cricket trophy. A champagne reception, as well as a buffet lunch and traditional cricket tea in the private marquee, will be offered but tickets for the event...

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Retraining Of Racehorses Parade To Be Held At Newmarket On Sept. 24

Six retired racehorses will parade in the paddock for the Retraining of Racehorses Parade at Newmarket's Rowley Mile during the Cambridgeshire Meeting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Sponsored by Juddmonte, the parade features six different disciplines that Thoroughbreds are retrained for, and which Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) supports through the staging of competitions and classes. The disciplines showcased on Saturday are: dressage, endurance, eventing, polo, show jumping, and showing. 2016 G1 July Cup hero Limato (Ire) (Tagula {Ire}) will be on display in the last-named category.

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Rich Man Poor Man Crowned At The Jockey Club RoR National Championships

After five days of competition, Rich Man Poor Man (Ire) (Robin Des Champs {Fr}) was crowned the 2022 Supreme Champion at The Jockey Club RoR National Championships at the Aintree International Equestrian Centre on Saturday, Aug. 27. Ridden by Kristine Douglas, the former Philip Kirby trainee has blossomed since leaving the racecourse. Runner-up and Reserve Champion was last year's winner, Minella Rebellion (Ire) (King's Theatre {Ire}), with Katie Dashwood aboard. A total of 280 former racehorses were entered to compete at Aintree over the five days in classes for dressage,...

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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 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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