Cricket fans can help improve the prospects for former racehorses at the Retraining of Racehorses’ (RoR) Racing to Cricket event next month (2 September). Alongside the sporting action will be an auction offering the chance to secure VIP tickets to racing events and stud tours, as well as luxury holidays and breaks.

Eleven lots will be auctioned at Wormsley Cricket Ground, where eight racing teams will do battle to win the RoR Racing to Cricket trophy. The lots include a catered box for up to 14 guests at Aintree, a trip to Punchestown Festival for four and a tour of the Irish National Stud. Also on offer is a two-night stay at the luxury B&B Aylworth Manor in the Cotswolds with Cheltenham tickets, a chance to meet presenter and former jockey Luke Harvey, and £4,000 worth of holiday vouchers.

Teams playing a the event will represent the yards of Charlie Hills, Richard Hannon, Ben Pauling, Jack Channon, Warren Greatrex, Windmill Racing and the two-time tournament winning team from Nicky Henderson’s Seven
Barrows. In addition, the day’s principal sponsor and last year’s runners-up Irwin Mitchell will field a team.

ROR Racing to Cricket 2022 won by Seven Barrows. Credit: Dan Abraham

“RoR has an important role in leading the development and delivery of an overarching strategy for the aftercare of former racehorses,” said David Catlow, RoR Managing Director. “To date, RoR has made a real difference to the lives of many thousands of former racehorses and funds raised at the RoR Racing to Cricket day will help towards the development of activities which support the charity’s vision, for all former racehorses to enjoy a good life.

“We are so grateful for the generosity and support of donors, who have given RoR these wonderful auction lots, as well as individuals and businesses who are supporting the day and raising valuable funds for the charity.”

The auction will take place at 1.30pm but bids in advance can be made by 6pm on Saturday 2 September by email to

For more information about the auction and the full list of prizes, visit

There are a limited number of tickets for the event still available, priced at £175 per person. Contact for further information and to book.

Lead image: Might Bite and Nico de Boinville winning The Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase at Aintree. Credit: Dan Abraham

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