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Volunteer today for racing charities!


Charities working across the sport are frequently in need of valuable support from volunteers – on an ongoing basis or just to support a particular event.

Volunteering is a great way to help the causes you support, and can even boost your CV and help you make new friendships.

Volunteer bucket collector

Opportunities to volunteer with racing industry charities will be found through Careers in Racing and the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

A selection of charities that rely on volunteers:

  • Racing Welfare
  • Palace House
  • Racehorse Sanctuary & Rehoming Centre
  • The Racehorse Rescue Centre
  • The British Thoroughbred Rehoming Centre
  • Greatwood
  • and more…

Example roles include administrative or specialist business support, fundraising-specific tasks, or hands-on with horses.

Click the logos below to find volunteering opportunities…

Careers in Racing:

Sport and Recreation Alliance – Join In:

If you are a racing charity looking to recruit volunteers, simply contact lucy@racingtoschool.co.uk for further information on how we can help you.

14 August 2018

All are welcome to Epsom’s Open Day 2018

The Epsom Open Day will take place on August 27th and is a collaboration between Racing Together partner Racing Welfare and sponsor, The Jockey Club.

A total of eight of Epsom’s local trainers will be opening their gates once again to the public to meet their horses and staff.

Epsom is synonymous with horseracing, and the most famous race of all, The Derby. Since 1779 the richest race in Britain has been drawing huge crowds to the Epsom and Walton Downs.

Some of the racing’s centre’s key players will be on hand to answer any and all questions about keeping a horse in training at Epsom Downs.

Tickets for just the morning cost £7.50 for adults or can be purchased in a package with the afternoon racing for just £20. Those under the age of 18 are admitted FREE to both events.

The afternoon racing is a Superheroes and Superheroines Family Fun Day. There is plenty of action- packed activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the day, which of course will all have their own Superhero twist. Dressing up as a Superhero is optional but definitely encouraged!

Epsom Superhero Space Hopper Race

At 1:15 the Trainers and Stable Staff Space Hopper Race will take place. The relay race will be approximately 1/2 a furlong on the Epsom Derby course, and the winning team will receive the Hop ‘Til You Drop Trophy.

The Downs is an area of some 600 acres, from which on a clear day you can see a panoramic view of London. Epsom Downs training ground hosts 85 miles of grass and all-weather tracks and is the permanent base for 11 racehorse trainers operating in the town.

In 2016, Harbour Law, trained by Laura Mongan, won the St Leger becoming the first Epsom-trained Classic winner in 47 years. He followed this up with a gutsy third-place in last year’s Ascot Gold Cup.

In 2017, Mr Scaramanga won a valuable Group 2 Race in Doha, Qatar, and was voted Epsom Trained Horse of Year at the Epsom Owners and Trainers Awards.

Both of these horses’ trainers’ yards will be open to the public on the day.

For ticket information: Epsom Open Day tickets

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