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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 for further information on how we can help you.

04 June 2019

Flat Cap & Whippet Family Day

The first of Pontefract’s Family Sundays is Flat Cap & Whippet Family Day – 1st race 2.20pm

Sunday racedays have always been extra special for Pontefract Racegoers. Their renowned Sunday fixtures not only feature the best racing of the year at Pontefract with over £100,000 worth of Prize Money available at each meeting, but they are also the 3 fixtures each season dedicated to families.

As well as special events on each Sunday raceday, there will also be a funfair, face-painting, circus, free sweets, activity packs and racecards for kids, pony rides, trips to the starts of races and a ‘Hunt The Golden Horseshoe’ competition on every Family Day!


  • Come and marvel at the whippet racing as they speed up the track from midday.
  • Enjoy ferret racing in the Picnic Enclosure throughout the afternoon
  • Wear your flat cap and you could be one of 500 racegoers to pick up either a free racecard, drinks voucher or betting voucher!

In words taken from Pontefract’s website “We’re also out to show that Yorkshire is much more than Flat Caps and Whippets – it’s a warm, welcoming, brilliant place to be!”

Further information and tickets here.

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