The Racing Foundation

£2.3 Million To Be Invested Into Equine Disease Surveillance And Other Initiatives By HBLB

A total of £2.3 million will be invested on disease surveillance, veterinary science and education programming by the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) beginning in 2024. In addition to the ongoing Infectious Disease Surveillance Programme, the new activity will include: six major research projects four small research projects one research scholarship. All of the work will be managed by the HBLB's Veterinary Advisory Committee (VAC). Making contributions alongside the HBLB are the British European Breeders' Fund (BEBF), the Gerald Leigh Charitable Trust, The Racing Foundation and the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association...

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Women in Racing Awarded Additional Grants for Racing Portal

The Racing Foundation has awarded £64,240 and Kindred Group has contributed £20,000 in grants to Women in Racing, an organization working to improve the working lives of parents and caregivers in the horse racing industry. The funds will assist Phase Two of the Racing Home project for education and empowerment initiatives for all employers, employees, and self-employed workers within the racing industry. The first phase facilitated the development of the Racing Home Portal, an online platform that provides the horse racing community information, advice and support about rights and entitlements...

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Challis New CEO of the Racing Foundation

Tansy Challis has been appointed as the Racing Foundation's new Chief Executive Officer, the organization announced on Friday. She previously served as Head of Grants since 2014 and succeeds Rob Hezel, who departs the Foundation after eight years to pursue a portfolio career, which will include a non-executive role on the new Industry People Board. "The Board are delighted to appoint Tansy as the Foundation's new CEO following a rigorous recruitment process," Julia Budd, Chair of the Racing Foundation, said. "Tansy's knowledge of the racing industry and its stakeholders, along...

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Racing Foundation Granted More Than £7 Million in 2022

Over £7 million was granted to charitable causes in British racing in 2022 by the Racing Foundation, which released its annual review on Tuesday. This amount matches its giving record from the previous year in the areas of people, equine welfare, community engagement, and environmentally sustainability. In 2022, the Racing Foundation: • Instigated and contributed to the formation of the Industry People Board • Aligned its giving capacity with other funders within the sport, notably the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB), to whom it granted £3m in 2022 for the...

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The Racing Foundation Grants £3M to Horse Welfare Board

The Racing Foundation has awarded the Horse Welfare Board a grant of £3million over three years to support its cross-industry work to improve equine welfare in British racing. The grant will be used to deliver the horse welfare projects identified in the industry's "A life well-lived" strategy--a five-year plan to ensure the highest standards of welfare for all horses bred for British racing. Released in stages over the next three years, the funding will cover multiple projects to drive forward important developments in safety, data, and traceability along with supporting...

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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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TBA Awarded Over £360K to Support Racing Industry

Over £360,000 will be issued to the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association over a three-year period for activities that work towards improving the education provision, equine welfare and environmental sustainability of the UK racing industry. The money will come from the Racing Foundation, the racing industry's charitable grant issuing body. The plans include funding for further development and delivery of new initiatives within the TBA's Thoroughbred Breeding Industry Training and Qualification Pathway, which provides a formal structure to industry learning--ranging from essential skills at Level 1 through to advanced management training at...

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British Racing Survey Launched

A survey, which aims to create a source of information and inspiration for people in the industry and to showcase the scale and value of racing's contribution to wider society, was launched on Wednesday. Racing Together, The Racing Foundation, and Godolphin-with the help and support of industry leaders--will manage the resulting directory, which will include the work that racing people and organisations across Britain are doing in areas of education and community development. The survey is available for all racing organisations and participants and can be completed here. For more...

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Return to School Grants to Be Provided by Racing Welfare

Return to School grants to racing industry families will be provided by Racing Welfare. Applications are being accepted from July 28, with funding from the John Pearce Foundation and The Racing Foundation. At £100 per child, up to four children per family may receive a grant, with the grants available to anyone currently working in the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry who has dependent school age children (4-18 years) and meets eligibility criteria. For more information on eligibility and the grants, please go to

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Levy, Racing Foundation Agree On Support Package

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and the Racing Foundation have announced an immediate £22 million hardship funding package to support the British racing industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two organisations have combined with other racing bodies to identify the areas within the sport most in need of emergency support. The HBLB is primarily involved with supporting racecourses currently hit by the suspension of racing and a cash sum of £13.5m is being made available in that area, while £8 million has been released for racing's participants, including for...

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