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News Bid online for fabulous auction prizes at RoR’s Racing to Cricket fundraiser

3rd September 2021
  • RoR Auction of seven top lots including a share in a racehorse, and top stallion nominations for Nathaniel and Time Test
  • Eight racing teams compete at the unique cricket day to raise money for RoR

Eight racing teams will do battle in the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) charity Racing to Cricket day at the prestigious Wormsley Cricket Ground, near High Wycombe, on Sunday 5th September to win the 2021 RoR Racing to Cricket Trophy.

Featuring both Flat and Jump trainers, with teams representing Charlie Hills, Richard Hannon, Ben Pauling, Mick Channon, Nicky Henderson, Paul Roy Racing, John Pearce Racing and for the first time, ‘The Sixties Icons’ team from Newmarket, including trainers George Boughey, James Ferguson and Charlie Fellowes.

There will be an auction at 1.30pm on Sunday 5th September during the lunch break, when renowned charity auctioneer Martin Pope will offer up seven fantastic lots for bidding to raise money for RoR. In advance of the day, RoR is accepting bids by email at auction@ror.org.uk up to 5pm on Saturday 4th September.

Kicking off the auction lots are two Centre Court debenture seats at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, and highly prized tickets for four people in prime orchestra stalls seats at the Royal Opera House to see a production of the ballet ‘The Nutcracker’. Also, a top hospitality package with the use of a private box at Ascot Racecourse and catering for up to 14 people will come under the auctioneer’s hammer, as well as a 12 bottle case of vintage 2013 Grand Vin de Lafite wine valued at over £4,500.

In addition, a quarter share in a yearling filly out of the Stakes placed Dutch Art mare, Dutch Princess, and by the Champion Sprinter and promising young sire Twilight Son will be auctioned. This beautiful filly will enter training for the 2022 flat season with all training expenses paid for one year, and will race in a partnership with Mrs Susan Roy.

Finally, two exciting stallion nominations including one to Nathaniel, sire of the 11-time Gr.1 Champion Enable and 2021 Gr.1 winner Lady Bowthorpe, who stands at Newsells Park Stud. The other nomination is to the National Stud stallion Time Test, a leading first-season sire whose progeny include recent two-year-old Stakes winner and Gr.1 prospect Tardis.

Di Arbuthnot, RoR Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that the event is going ahead in 2021 and we hope for another memorable day at a special venue. We are so grateful for the generosity and support of donors, who have given us these wonderful auction lots.”

Bids can be placed in advance for any of the seven lots. For more information please email auction@ror.org.uk or call Sue Wallis, Pace Marketing Solutions, on 07748 653336. All bids must be received in writing by email by 5pm on Saturday 4th September 2021.

To view charity auction items CLICK HERE.

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