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news Entries are now open for the Ri-Dry RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge 2019

17th January 2019
2018 Champion, Kasilia and Amy Brown receiving their prize from Dan Watt of Ri-Dry
  • £3,500 Prize fund
  • Nominations close on 30th April 2019
  • Kindly supported by Ri-Dry

Is your former racehorse thriving in a second career hunting? If so, entries are open for the Ri-Dry RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge.

The Challenge is kindly supported by Ri-Dry, who will be making a generous donation in the latter stages of the challenge. For more information on Ri-Dry visit their website www.ri-dryclothing.co.uk

The winner will also be awarded the Meriel Tufnell Trophy at the prestigious annual RoR Awards held at The Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket. The 2018 winner was Amy Brown who whips in for the Berwickshire Hunt on the 20 year old Kasilia.

Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is British Horseracing’s official charity for the welfare of retired racehorses. The charity promotes the versatility and adaptability of former racehorses with a view to increasing the number of horses that go on to have active and fulfilling lives after racing.

The RoR Racing to Hunting Challenge celebrates those former racehorses that have adapted to a life in the hunting field. The panel of judges will review entries based on their all-round behaviour and manners out hunting.

Owners are asked to nominate their former racehorse for the Challenge. Entry is free and entries close on 30th April 2019. The first 50 nominations received will go forward to the first round of judging.

The final will take place at Aintree on Countryside Raceday, Sunday the 27th October 2019 at Aintree, supported by the Countryside Alliance.

The Challenge is open to all horses that have raced in Great Britain (Point-to-Point or Under Rules) and that are registered with an RoR Competition Membership. Horses can be registered at any point up to the closing date for entries. To register, simply visit members.ror.org.uk/register.

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