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06 April 2021

The Season 7 All-Weather Champions donated over £25,000 to local hospital charity SASH – one year on the charity says thank you to the racing community

The All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park 2020 could not take place, however during this difficult time over £25,000 was donated to SASH Charity which supports The Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust. The winners of the six accolades all donated all or a proportion of their prize money to the NHS charity.

Andrew Bickerdike, fundraising manager at SASH, said: “We are hugely grateful to all the various All-Weather Champions, and to Arena Racing Company, for this incredible show of support for our local hospital staff at this busy time. 

“It is very much appreciated by all of us here at SASH Charity and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. As a local hospital charity, the support of the racing community, and organisations and individuals of national and international standing is something we are very grateful for. Thank you from all of us.”

Hugh Anderson, Godolphin Managing Director (UK and Dubai), said: “We are very pleased to be crowned All-Weather Champion Owner for a sixth time. Full credit must go to the whole team, who have all played a part in another successful season. 

“In light of the current situation, it seemed entirely appropriate that we donate our prize to those who are working tirelessly to help the country.”

This year in the Season 8 All-Weather Championships Mick Appleby took the All-Weather Champion Trainer honours for a fourth consecutive season with 59 winners. Marco Ghiani apprentice to Stuart Williams won the All-Weather Champion Apprentice with 28 winners.

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