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06 November 2023

Sport’s leading charities committed to supporting racing’s future strategy

A new Racing Charities’ Group has launched to grow and sustain combined efforts to support  beneficiaries and the racing industry.

This voluntary forum was created to champion the wide spectrum of the sector’s investment in education, training, and community activity, including horse welfare.  The Group is a partnership of charities seeking to share knowledge and to collaborate across areas of common interest, such as funding, regulation and strategy.

National Horseracing College chief executive, Stephen Padgett said: “The Racing Charities’ Group has evolved out of a training programme underwritten by the Racing Foundation.  The aim was to promote awareness among charity leaders of shared challenges and identify opportunities to bring influence advantageous to their beneficiary groups, as well as the racing industry.

“The response has been very positive from colleagues who see the benefit in looking beyond the horizon of their own mission to find ways to combine knowledge and resources for wider benefit.  There are various important issues on which the Group’s members can find consensus and use their experience and informed perspectives to aid the development of racing’s strategies.  We believe that there is a strong mutual dependency with the industry to which this Group is committed.” The Racing Charities’ Group membership includes: the National Horseracing College; the British Racing School; the Scottish Racing Academy; the National Stud; Racing to School and Racing Together; Retraining of Racehorses; the Injured Jockeys Fund; JETS; the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and Racing Welfare.

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