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Cash for runners scheme for Racing Welfare

Hambleton Racing have made Racing Welfare their official charity partner and will be donating money to the charity whenever their horses are in action this month.

Every time Hambleton have a runner in June Racing Welfare will receive £50, an amount that will be doubled for every winner.

The leading horse racing syndicate have 31 horses in training for 2020 and are keen to get their owners as much racing action as possible this month.

Racing Welfare, which provides support to the workforce of British Racing, is running an emergency appeal to raise vital funds in absence of traditional fundraising due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Commenting on the partnership Racing Welfare Chief Executive, Dawn Goodfellow said: “We are delighted Hambleton Racing has chosen Racing Welfare as their official charity partner and that they will be supporting our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal with their cash for runners scheme. In such challenging times, we are incredibly grateful for this support and we have our fingers firmly crossed for them to have a successful season now that racing is back.”

“Making Racing Welfare our official charity partner is a natural step” said racing manager Cosmo Charlton. “We’ve actually been supporting Racing Welfare since 2009. They need all the help they can get at the moment for their COVID 19 Emergency Appeal and we hope the cash for runners idea will help.”

“Our owners have been hugely supportive in recent months and we’re now trying to get them as much racing action to enjoy as possible.”

With eight runners in action during racing’s first week back it was a busy and successful first week with impressive Newmarket winner Highland Dress among those with further race plans this month.

The progressive son of Shamardal now has Royal Ascot on his agenda, where he’ll be joined by at least two further runners.

Confirming plans for Ascot Charlton added “Highland Dress was impressive at Newmarket and will be entered for the Wokingham. He’s an exciting horse. Our Al Rayyan Stakes winner Maystar is in great order and goes for the three-year-old five furlong handicap while Glen Shiel seems better than ever and will get a couple of entries, with the Buckingham Palace perhaps his most likely option.”