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25 June 2024

Ascot Racecourse donates £30,000 to Retraining of Racehorses

Last week Ascot Racecourse Supports pledged to give £5,000 for every winner that Ryan Moore, Ascot’s Racing Ambassador, rode during Royal Ascot week. 

Ryan had a total of six winning rides across the week, including his two Group 1 wins: the Prince of Wales’s Stakes aboard Auguste Rodin on Wednesday and in the Gold Cup with Kyprios on Thursday, meaning that Ascot were able to support Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) with a sum of £30,000.

Jacqui Greet, Ascot’s CSR Manager, said: “We are delighted to work with Retraining of Racehorses on this initiative and a huge well done to Ryan for securing six winners during the event. In addition to our £30,000 donation, we hope that the publicity the charity received in front of our international audience will help raise awareness for RoR’s work.”

In addition to the generosity shown by Ascot Racecourse Supports, leading British bookmakers were also ready to hand over profits from the flagship Britannia Stakes race. Following Callum Rodriguez’s victory on Mickley last Thursday, several charities, including Prostate Cancer UK, Missing People and GoRacingGreen, will receive share of £262,284. 

Members of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) signed up to the initiative, which has now focused on the Britannia Stakes for five years as a way to support charities and has now raised over £3 million.

Michael Dugher CEO and Acting Chair of the Betting and Gaming Council said: “It’s fantastic news that BGC members are able to once again make such a huge donation to a range of good causes doing incredible work in communities up and down the country.

“I’d like to thank all our incredible BGC members who took part this year – as well as their customers who enjoyed a flutter on the race – and I’d like to thank Ascot for their continued support.

“This initiative demonstrates just how committed the BGC and our members are to charities working in sport, racing, health and the veteran community. I know how delighted these charities will be with this vital funding, and the BGC and our members are incredibly proud to make it possible.”

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