Animal Health Trust raceday celebrates 10 years
Thanks to a dedicated committee, a stellar auction and, despite the inclement weather, the season’s first day of racing at the July Course was a superb event for the charity Animal Health Trust.
The Newmarket July Course has been the home of the annual Animal Health Trust (AHT) charity race day for 10 years and this year’s event in early June is likely to be the most successful race day yet, with an amazing £65,000 raised for the veterinary and scientific research charity.
Based just outside Newmarket, the AHT’s scientists, vets and support staff work to keep horses, dogs and cats fit and free from disease and injury. The Animal Health Trust (AHT) is the UK’s leading veterinary and scientific research charity, supporting the horse racing industry through its disease surveillance work – a service much-needed during the outbreaks of equine influenza affecting horses across the UK earlier this year.
The charity raceday saw more than 300 guests enjoy a spectacular day’s racing and hospitality on 8 June, with an impressive main auction including a Caribbean holiday, limited edition signed L.S. Lowry print and a chance to attend the 2020 Cheltenham Festival.
Kevin Clements, Director of Fundraising & Marketing at the Animal Health Trust, said:
“The whole committee and the Racecourse provided a tremendous amount of support which made the race day possible. We’re thrilled to be able to say that this year’s event was our best so far with a record amount raised for the charity.”