Racing Welfare's Stable Staff Week runs from Monday 27th June – Saturday 2nd July, and celebrates the role of the unsung heroes of racing – the stable staff and all the other behind the scenes staff that play a vital role in the production of British Horseracing.
Racecourses with meetings during the week have proposed a range of initiatives to demonstrate their support of Stable Staff Week and give thanks to the people whose role in caring for the 14,000 racehorses in training is so vital to the success of horseracing as a sport. Initiatives range from free meals, luxury hampers to be won, increased Best Turned Out prizes, special awards, commemorative jackets and many more.
Here at Beverley, stable staff can enjoy pick & mix on us in the stable staff canteen for the two day meeting on the 1st & 2nd July.
We will also be auctioning off a stunning custom made hat, courtesy of the exclusive Jenny Roberts Millinery. The experience will include a face shape, colouring and outfit matching consultation at Jenny's studio in Harrogate, with all proceeds going to raise money for Racing Welfare. Find out more here.
Caroline Davies, RCA Racecourse Services Director, said: “The RCA is delighted that so many racecourses have embraced Racing Welfare Stable Staff Week and are supporting it with some fantastic initiatives. Without stable staff our sport simply wouldn’t exist and the whole week gives racecourses the ideal opportunity to promote the work of stable staff to their customers. This will offer racegoers a real insight into their work and daily routines, not only raising awareness but also hopefully inspiring the next generation of stable staff.”
Dawn Goodfellow, Racing Welfare Chief Executive, said: “We are incredibly grateful to all of the racecourses, countrywide, who have offered their support to this exciting initiative. Racing Welfare's Stable Staff Week will not only help to give racegoers greater knowledge of the vital role of stable staff; it will also demonstrate to the staff who go racing just how much racecourses appreciate and acknowledge their effort”.