The Racing Foundation

The Racing Foundation was set up in 2012 following the UK government’s sale of the Tote and supports charitable projects associated with horseracing and thoroughbred breeding. Since inception it has awarded over £30million in grants. The Racing Foundation is delighted to fund National Racehorse Week and facilitate welcoming the public into British racing yards to meet the stars of our sport: the horses.

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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 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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Horserace Betting Levy Board

The Horserace Betting Levy Board is a statutory body operating in accordance with the provisions of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (as amended). Its purpose is to assess and collect monetary contributions from bookmakers via a levy, which it distributes for the improvement of horseracing and breeds of horses, and for the advancement of veterinary science and education.

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British racing is proud of its record on horse welfare and the improvements it has made over many years to the safety of horses and jockeys. Nothing is more important than the safety of our participants.

In order to ensure that we do all we can to improve welfare standards, British racing has established an independently-chaired Horse Welfare Board to produce a strategy that unites the whole industry and drives continuous improvement.

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Godolphin is the global thoroughbred breeding operation and horseracing team founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Today Team Godolphin spans across four continents, from our home in Dubai to Europe, Australia, Japan and America.

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The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club was founded in 1750 by a group of people brought together by a shared passion for horseracing. Today, operating under a modern corporate structure, The Jockey Club leads the investment and innovation in British racing, as the largest commercial group in the sport.

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The Japan Racing Association (JRA)

The Japan Racing Association (JRA) was established in 1954 as a public entity to ensure the integrity of horseracing and the development and improvement in the breeding of racehorses in the country.

Japanese horseracing is modelled on the UK, and holds a deep respect of the UK’s history and welfare standards in the sport. The JRA is delighted to partner with National Racehorse Week and work together to demonstrate that racehorse welfare is paramount in both countries, whilst further strengthening the bond between UK and Japanese horse racing.


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Arena Racing Company

Arena Racing Company was created in 2012, and has been a racing industry pioneer, developing  new race series such as the All Weather Championships and the all-ladies Silk Series.

Our racing business has grown with the acquisition of racecourses and our media business is flourishing through the control of media rights and our partnerships with The Racing Partnership, At The Races and Sky Sports Racing.

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