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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@racingtogether.co.uk for further information on how we can help you.

08 February 2021

Competition to name six Qatar Racing two-year-olds launches

The successful Follow The Foals series, created by Ascot and Official Partner QIPCO, has showcased the journey of Qatar Racing’s finest homebred foals from birth. Now two-year-olds, the horses head into training and soon begin their racing careers, but first they must be named!

Racing fans have the unique opportunity to name six horses featured in the Follow The Foals series, headlined by a regally bred son of Frankel out of QIPCO British Champions Fillies’ and Mares Stakes heroine Simple Verse.

The winners of the social media competition will be selected by Sheikh Fahad, Founder of Qatar Racing, and David Redvers, Qatar Racing’s racing manager and owner of Tweenhills.

Who knows, you could be naming a future Classic winner or Ascot legend, who will be remembered as a champion for years to come.

David Redvers said:

“All six were born at Tweenhills and it has been a pleasure to watch them grow and progress at the stud. They now take the next big step in their racing careers and head into training with their respective trainers.

“They are all beautifully bred and have the potential to hopefully become something quite special. Sheikh Fahad takes great pride in all his horses but there is always an added satisfaction from the success of a homebred.

“Their names should reflect the Qatar Racing legacy and high-quality pedigrees. We look forward to going through the entries. Fingers crossed – you could be naming a future Royal Ascot winner.”

Six horses:

  1. Bay Colt Frankel ex Simple Verse
  2. Chestnut Colt Dubawi ex Wekeela
  3. Grey Filly Dark Angel ex La Rioja
  4. Bay Filly Havana Gold ex Stroll Patrol
  5. Bay Filly Churchill ex Wind Fire
  6. Brown Filly Deep Impact ex Lightening Pearl

How to enter:

  1. Follow Qatar Racing on social media.
  2. Reply to any of the #FollowTheFoals posts with your name suggestion(s).
  3. Names must be clean and no longer than 18 characters.
  4. Entries open Monday 8th February and close midnight Sunday 14th February 2021.
  5. Winner(s) announced Sunday 21st February 2021.
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