The Racing Foundation

The Racing Foundation was set up with an endowment from the net proceeds of the UK government’s sale of the Tote with the principle aim of supporting charitable purposes associated with the horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industry. It does this by investing funds to generate investment income and using the income to make grants to appropriate charities. TEST

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The Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust

Now in its 25th Year The Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust has now distributed over £12million to a range of equine and equine related projects. The trust was established to provide funds for the welfare of animals, particularly horses.

Sir Peter was a true champion of horses and of horse welfare and his retirement allowed him to devote more time to this important work, always making himself available to the various charities involved, and tirelessly working to better the lot of the retired, injured, or ill-treated animal, forgotten by an uncaring or unconcerned former owner.

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National Trainers Federation

The National Trainers Federation’s objective is to represent and protect trainers’ interests and to be a reliable and respected source of information, advice and support.

With a membership of 500, the National Trainers Federation (NTF) represents the interests of trainers in Britain. Trainers’ livelihoods depend on the wellbeing of the horses they train, and the future of their business depends on the public being confident that the sport prioritises horse welfare.

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Great British Racing

Great British Racing is the sport’s official marketing and promotional body, working with all of racing’s stakeholders. GBR’s role is to widen the horseracing’s fan-base, help grow revenue streams, and maintain British racing’s position internationally as the best in the world.

Equine welfare will always be the highest priority for British Racing. This commitment was codified recently by an industry-agreed horse welfare strategy ‘a life well lived’ that was published by the Horse Welfare Board in 2020.

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Richard Phillips

Richard Philips

Richard Phillips is a Cheltenham Festival winning jumps trainer.  Richard’s life has been dedicated to the racehorse and he has made a huge contribution to the racing community during his career. It was Richard who originally suggested the idea of a national celebration of the racehorse in the Racing Post in 2019 and he is passionate and committed to bringing National Racehorse Week to life.

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