National Racehorse Week
National Racehorse Week is a nationwide annual celebration of the racehorse and a chance to see first-hand the love, care and attention that goes into looking after them.
In an experience like no other, 132 racing training yards up and down the country, including training centres such as Epsom, Malton and Newmarket opened their doors in September 2021 to showcase the fantastic lives that these magnificent animals lead.
National Racehorse Week was born out of an idea in 2019 by trainer Richard Phillips, to create a single event that the entire racing industry could get behind to celebrate the animals who power our sport and provide entertainment for millions.
What to expect on the day
The phrase ‘it takes a village’ is no understatement when it comes to producing a racehorse. From foal to training to racing superstar, every step is managed, and each horse treated with its own carefully constructed regime by a team of dedicated individuals.
Here are some of the things you’ll be able to see.
“I doubt even the great Frankie Dettori could win the Derby without a horse. National Racehorse Week rightly puts the focus on the real stars of racing- the horses themselves: their lives, their training and, most importantly, their welfare”
Andy Stewart and Big Buck’s
“The best part of owning a racehorse is the bond you get with them, but most importantly I know my horse is getting the best possible care and attention. I think National Racehorse Week is a fantastic idea. The horses are the stars of our sport and deserve to be celebrated.”
“I get as much satisfaction out of seeing my horses thrive and succeed out of racing as I do seeing them win on the track – it’s not always the superstars, who are the superstars! National Racehorse Week is a wonderful opportunity to share these experiences and to meet these brilliant horses in person.”
“Every horse is different and has its own personality, part of the fun of working with them is getting to know their cheeky ways. I love that National Racehorse Week gives us a chance to show them off at home and people can get to meet them for themselves.”
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National Racehorse Week is a nationwide annual celebration of the racehorse and a chance to see first-hand the love, care and attention that goes into looking after them. In an experience like no other, racing training yards up and down the country, will be showcasing the fantastic lives that these magnificent animals lead.
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