As part of its tenth anniversary, HEROS is holding a charity race sponsored by the National Trainers Federation (NTF). The event on the 27 August at Windsor Racecourse will see riders compete to be the first past the finishing post all for charity, including the Daily Mail’s correspondent Marcus Townend, who will swap his usual seat at the news desk for the saddle.
“We are delighted to host this event with HEROS, we see this charity and the work it does as a vital part of our industry,” says Executive Director at Royal Windsor Racecourse, Stuart Dorn.
Over the last ten years, HEROS has successfully rehomed over 600 horses and although the charity receives some funding from the Racing Foundation, the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) and donations, the charity race is an important event to generate further financial support enabling them to continue their hard-work and efforts in rehabilitation and providing ex-racehorses with the bright future they deserve.
“I am extremely proud of what the charity has achieved over the past ten years, but I know that we can help more ex-racehorses if we can raise the funds and, through our collaboration with the NTF, supported by the Racing Foundation, we have the opportunity to help people progress through their racing career as well. Events such as our Windsor Raceday are vital to raise funds for the charity and build awareness of the developing education programmes,” says CEO and founder of Heros, Grace Muir.
If you’re interested in attending the HEROS Charity Raceday or supporting their work, visit www.heroscharity.org
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