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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.

Dubai International Arabian Races 25 July 2019

Family fun and first-class Arabian racing combine at Dubai International Arabian Races

The Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) returns to Newbury Racecourse on Sunday, 28th July with top class Arabian racing, family entertainment and the chance to win huge prizes.

The community day offers free admission for everyone and there are 1000s of free gifts, prize draws, competitions and plenty of children’s entertainment throughout the day.  On arrival, racegoers will be handed scratchcards that can be exchanged during the afternoon for free ‘goodie bags’ packed with gifts for the younger racing fans.

In the feature competition on the day, which is free to enter, one lucky racegoer will drive away with a brand-new car, a Picanto 2, supplied by Kia Snows of Newbury.   

The winner of the Best-Dressed Lady competition and a friend will jet off to Dubai in style, courtesy of the multi award-winning Emirates Airline to enjoy five luxurious nights in one of Roda’s five-star properties.

Children with a creative flare can enter the Best Homemade Children’s Hat competition; there’s a Selfie competition for budding photographers – both offering iPads for the winners.  

The Racing to School team will be there offering young racegoers access behind the scenes at the racecourse, as well as some expert tuition on a ‘mechanical horse’.

Dubai International Arabian Races 2017
Photographer: Amanda Jane Smith.

Staged under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and one of the world’s leading owner-breeders of purebred Arabian horses, it is considered the ‘Champions Day’ of Arabian racing.  The card features an eight-race programme and includes three Group 1 contests and quality supporting races that are guaranteed to attract some of the best Arabian horses and jockeys from across Europe and the Middle East.

The highlight is the Shadwell International Stakes, a Group 1 event for purebred Arabians four-years-old and over and run over a distance of a mile and a quarter with prize money of £58,000 on offer. 

The day is presented by international sports broadcaster, Derek Thompson, who will be interviewing many of the leading owners, trainers and jockeys involved on the day and trying to find racegoers a few winners. 

Dubai International Arabian Races 2017
Photo: Steven Cargill / Racingfotos.com

For more information about the day please visit www.diaraces.com or www.facebook.com/DIARaces @DIA_Races

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