Injured Jockeys Fund to stage special charity race to celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
The Injured Jockeys Fund has announced that there will be a special charity race taking place at Newbury Racecourse on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day, Saturday 14 May 2022, to celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The race will be the first on the card and will consist of 12 riders from a diverse demographic racing over 10 furlongs.
Entry applications are now open with each rider expected to bring in a minimum of £5,000 sponsorship. Applications will close on 28 January and selected applicants will be notified on 4 February. To find out more and apply visit the IJF’s website: www.injuredjockeys.co.uk.
Lisa Hancock, CEO of the IJF said: “With HRH The Princess Royal as our Patron, and her grandmother, HRH The Queen Mother before her, we wanted to do something to honour and celebrate this historic Platinum Jubilee year. With Newbury being a racecourse often visited by HM The Queen, we thought this would be the perfect venue. On the day, we will be welcoming guests and beneficiaries of the Fund to both support the riders and highlight the important work The Fund has done for well over 50 years.”
Julian Thick, Chief Executive of Newbury Racecourse added: “We are delighted and honoured to host this newly formed charity race on behalf of the Injured Jockeys Fund to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee and especially on Al Shaqab Lockinge Day. Befittingly, the Al Shaqab Lockinge was first run in 1957 and was won by Pall Mall, owned by Her Majesty The Queen and who went on to win consecutive runnings of our Group 1 showpiece.”