Published: 16/03/2016 15:18:13
You’ve got more than an outside chance of fulfilling your dream of being the next Frankie Dettori or Hayley Turner if you take on the Animal Health Trust’s Charity Race challenge on Saturday 25th June.
We are offering budding jockeys the chance to fly past the winning post of one of the most iconic racetracks in the UK. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride in the footsteps of some of the greatest horse and jockey combinations the sport has ever seen and a true test of your horsemanship. Charity riders will put on their silks and race over one mile of the Newmarket July Course, cheered on by the crowds in our Gala Day grandstand and hospitality marquee. One thing is a dead cert’ – you will have one of the best experiences of your life if you take part and will help the AHT improve the health and welfare of dogs, cats and horses in the UK and worldwide. The money you raise through sponsorship will go towards research and treatment of infectious diseases, cancers and injuries. Last year’s riders raised an amazing £23,423 and the AHT would like you to help us beat that figure!
One of this year’s favourites for the race is Elizabeth Evans, who is on placement at the AHT from the University of Bath. Elizabeth is currently working within the Immunology department, researching the equine disease Strangles. “Having now worked within the AHT, seen the amazing research that takes place and the special care given to all of the animals that visit, I jumped at the chance to do my bit and challenge myself. I have my own horses and have worked my way through the Pony Club, but this is a very different type of riding. I’ve started training and am gradually settling into the routine of being up and out on the gallops for 6:30am, as well as attending the British Racing School three times a week to improve my technique. I’m hoping all my hard work will pay off and I get to celebrate in the winner’s enclosure!”
Elizabeth has filmed a vlog to demonstrate all her hard work and entice any challengers out there to sign up and compete for the 2016 title and trophy. Her vlog will give you an insight into the life and training of a jockey and is sure to tempt you to pick up the reins yourself...
Watch her vlog here
For more information on how you can enter click here
For more information about how you can join us at our Gala Race Day click here
Download our Charity Race poster here
Spending your money wisely
From every £1 you give
us we spend 93p
fighting disease and
injury in animals.
We use the remaining 7p
to raise the next £1.