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Racing Welfare to benefit from ROA fundraising

29 January 2015

THE Race horse Owners Association has chosen Racing Welfare as its charity partner for this year. Under the arrangement, Racing Welfare will become the focus of the ROA’s annual fundraising efforts and will receive the net proceeds from December’s Horseracing Awards, sponsored by Weatherbys Bank. 

In addition, the ROA will provide members, via the Thoroughbred Owners & Breeder magazine, with a detailed insight into the work of Racing Welfare as well as highlight a number of important issues that stud and stable staff face on a daily basis. The partnership with Racing Welfare follows ROA’s successful year working with Retraining of Racehorses, British racing’s official charity for horses retired from racing, when almost £50,000 was raised. 

ROA chief executive Richard Wayman said: “Racing is indebted to the tireless work of its industry charities and by selecting a partner charity it gives the ROA a focus over the coming year for not only raising money on its behalf, but also highlighting its immense contribution to the sport.” He added: “I know a number of members welcomed the opportunity to learn more about Retraining of Racehorses last year and, through a series of monthly features, I have no doubt owners will also enjoy reading about Racing Welfare and the invaluable service they provide to stud, stable and support staff at those times when they are most in need.” 

Racing Welfare chief executive Lesley Graham said: “We are extremely grateful to have been selected by the ROA as their partner charity and we are all looking forward to working with the organisation over the next year. It’s a clear demonstration that owners really appreciate the workforce that keeps our industry running.”

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