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Volunteer today for racing charities!


Charities working across the sport are frequently in need of valuable support from volunteers – on an ongoing basis or just to support a particular event.

Volunteering is a great way to help the causes you support, and can even boost your CV and help you make new friendships.

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Opportunities to volunteer with racing industry charities will be found through Careers in Racing and the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

A selection of charities that rely on volunteers:

  • Racing Welfare
  • Palace House
  • Racehorse Sanctuary & Rehoming Centre
  • The Racehorse Rescue Centre
  • The British Thoroughbred Rehoming Centre
  • Greatwood
  • and more…

Example roles include administrative or specialist business support, fundraising-specific tasks, or hands-on with horses.

Click the logos below to find volunteering opportunities…

Careers in Racing:

Sport and Recreation Alliance – Join In:

If you are a racing charity looking to recruit volunteers, simply contact lucy@racingtoschool.co.uk for further information on how we can help you.

29 July 2019

Top quality Arabian racing and family fun abound at Newbury

The annual Dubai International Arabian Race meeting took place at Newbury Racecourse on Sunday 28th July and once again drew a bumper family crowd to enjoy the top class Arab racing and a great range of fun activities and prize draws.

As in previous few years, the event was free to enter and aimed at giving local families a great day out.  The popular ‘Arabian Rainbow Horses’ competition, which sees local Primary School pupils decorate a life-size horse statue offered the winning school a prize of £2,500. Congratulations this year go to Hungerford Primary School.

A small group from each of the participating schools was met by the Racing to School team and around 40 pupils and parents were guided around the racecourse and out on the track for some races of their own. Later in the day, Racing to School’s two jockey coaches were on hand to give demonstrations on an Equicizer, which certainly proved popular.    

Newbury ensured that there was plenty of activity going on around the course with face-painting, prize draws and giveaways all adding to the carnival atmosphere. The BHA’s Careers in Racing team was also there as part of the Take the Reins initiative, giving a group young people from North London an insight into the sport and the career opportunities it can offer.

Top jump jockey Bryony Frost was also on track, riding in a number of races and taking time out in between to give lessons at the British Racing School’s Mobile Training Facility.

There was even time for the event’s generous benefactor, Shadwell Stud, to get two winners on the day in the colours of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.

The Dubai International Arabian Raceday is a unique event on the racing calendar and is well supported by the people of Berkshire. Below are some images of the day captured on social media.  

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