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August 2023

Published 23rd August, 2023

Auction Lots Revealed for RoR Racing to Cricket Fundraising Event

Bid on money can’t buy sports experiences, racing events, stallion nominationsand holidays Advance bids to rorauction@ro…

Published 21st August, 2023

All set for The Jockey Club RoR National Championships at Aintree

287 horses entered for The Jockey Club RoR National Championships Four days of high-quality competition exclusively for…

Published 10th August, 2023

Musselburgh Racecourse joins Horses for Courses programme as four Ambassadors head to RoR National Championships

An exciting new initiative launched by Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) this year aims to show how former racehorses are c…

July 2023

Published 25th July, 2023

RoR's Biggest Fundraising Day! Racing to Cricket

Watch racehorse trainers’ teams from the yards of Nicky Henderson, Richard Hannon, Ben Pauling, Jack Channon, Charlie H…

Published 20th July, 2023

New research highlights the healing power of Former Racehorses

IFAR video focusses on the Thoroughbred’s suitability for Equine Assisted Therapy There is mounting evidence to show t…

Published 3rd July, 2023

The Sir Peter O’Sullevan Trust set to sponsor new RoR Community Award

Three-year sponsorship agreement to support a new community impact award The award will recognise former racehorses h…

Published 3rd July, 2023

Hexham Racecourse joins RoR Horses for Courses programme

Earlier this year Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) launched an exciting new initiative to showcase the care given and oppo…

June 2023

Published 28th June, 2023


Britain’s first ever thoroughbred census launched to help improve traceability of former racehorses after they retire fr…

Published 26th June, 2023

Wonga Swinger comes out on top as Tattersalls RoR Elite Champion 2023

Career highlight for thirteen-year-old with winning both finals On Sunday 25th June, the cream of the current crop of…

Published 15th June, 2023

It’s Not Just Cricket! It’s RoR's Biggest Fundraising Day

On Sunday 3rd September at Wormsley Cricket Ground, nr High Wycombe Leading trainers’ support with teams from the yar…

Published 5th June, 2023

Entries open for The Jockey Club RoR National Championships

A total of 64 classes exclusively for former racehorses Includes new revised format that offers British Showjumping clas…

May 2023

Published 23rd May, 2023

Save The Date – RoR National Championships

Watch this space entries opening soon Classes to suit all levels from newcomers to restricted classes. Retraining of …

Published 16th May, 2023

Racehorse Aftercare charities join forces

Racehorse Aftercare charities Treo Eile, Au-Delà Des Pistes & Retraining of Racehorses join forces to promote afterc…

April 2023

Published 12th April, 2023

Aintree parade showcases versatility of retrained racehorses

Aintree’s equine ambassador Definitly Red to make first appearance in front of race-day crowd Ten-horse line-up highli…

March 2023

Published 29th March, 2023

RoR announces ‘Horses For Courses’ equine ambassador programme

Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is delighted to announce an exciting new initiative to showcase the care given and opport…

Published 20th March, 2023

The Thoroughbred Forum – “From Start to Finish – Raising, Racing & Retraining’

Together, HEROS Charity and RoR showcase Thoroughbreds in all their glory An unmissable educational day with demos and l…

Published 9th March, 2023

Champion Day RoR Parade features Native River, Cyrname & Thistlecrack

Day one line-up features six Festival winners Parade showcases the range of activities former racehorses excel in Nat…

January 2023

Published 23rd January, 2023

First Fandango rewarded with The Jockey Club RoR Horse of the Year

RoR Patron Clare Balding chooses the ‘versatile’ retrained racehorse First Fandango as The Jockey Club RoR Horse of the …

December 2022

Published 14th December, 2022

Three finalists revealed for The Jockey Club RoR Horse of the Year

Three accomplished and versatile retrained former racehorses capture the highest number of votes to go through to the fi…

Published 1st December, 2022

RoR shortlist revealed for The Jockey Club RoR Horse of the Year

RoR reveals shortlist of twelve former racehorses for the public to decide the final three Winner to be announced at the…