Former racehorses raise money on virtual racecourse ride
- Over £2,000 raised for Retraining of Racehorses (RoR)
Since 25th July an intrepid group of RoR members and their former racehorses have been taking on the challenge of riding a total of 90 miles, the equivalent of hacking between the four central racecourses Uttoxeter, Wolverhampton, Warwick and Stratford. The challenge had to be completed before Saturday 4th September.
The Virtual Racecourse Sponsored Ride was designed to raise funds by accumulating miles when hacking, whether it be on beach rides, fun rides or even long reining. Each completed mile was recorded via a tracking app and submitted to RoR’s regional co-ordinator and organiser, Karen Beaumont.
In all, 22 RoR members and their former racehorses took part in the challenge and combined they covered 17,65 miles. We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of those who covered all 90 miles with a parade here today at Stratford.
Di Arbuthnot, Chief Executive of Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), added: “Congratulations to all involved. It’s a fantastic initiative and something we can build on in the future. Our sincere thanks to all those who took part.”
The parade of former racehorses will take place during racing at 12.15pm and features:
Greenworldsolution – ridden by Janine Day
9-year-old, formerly trained by Jennie Candlish, ran 16 times under NH rules
Viaduct Jack – ridden by Laura Baxter
12-year-old, formerly trained by Cherry Coward, ran under rules and in Point to Points
Julie Prince – ridden by Tracy Drover
15-year-old, formerly trained by Brendan Powell, ran 19 times, winning once
Koeleria – ridden by Toni Heathcote
20-year-old, by Bluegrass Prince, raced in Germany and Holland
Tales of Milan – ridden by Laura Johnson
14-year-old, formerly trained by Phil Middleton, ran 41 times, winning five races
Julier Pass – ridden by Rachel Wilson
12-year-old, formerly trained by Tony McWilliams, ran seven times on the flat
Bogsnog – ridden by Sarah Newell
11-year-old, formerly trained by Ruth Carr, ran 80 times, winning nine races
Brandy Alexander – ridden by Jo Turner
13-year-old, formerly trained by Richard Hannon and then Neil Mulholland, ran six times
RoR is always interested to hear of other success stories so please email us and send a photograph of your own story.
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