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03 December 2019

Sandown Park Raceday raises £22,500 to help rehome racehorses

The Racehorse Sanctuary, which rescues, rehabilitates, retrains and rehomes thoroughbred horses, particularly ex-racehorses benefited from a charity raceday at Sandown Park in September. 

The charity had fantasitic support from guests for our live auction and other fundrasing activities, making a net contribution of £22,500 to its funds.

The work to rehabilitate ex-racehorses facing challenging issues has been recognised by the support received to establish The Peter O’Sullevan High Dependency Unit, opened in 2017 by Patron Jilly Cooper. The small percentage of horses that cannot be rehomed but are capable of a good quality of life in our care are given Sanctuary at The Passmore Yard @ Mulsey Farm in West Sussex, sponsored by equine nutrition specialists Dodson & Horrell.

The fundraising efforts are never ending: the charity’s Trustees are now focussed on their Christmas/ Winter 2019 Appeal using a lovely image taken by equine photographer Emma Hughes of one of their senior citizens.

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