Nominate yourself to ride in Racing Staff Week’s Stable Staff Races

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Nearly 50 stable staff from across the industry will be coming together during Racing Staff Week to take part in four charity races. These riders will raise awareness of Racing Welfare’s services and raise much-needed funds to support the charity’s work for racing’s people and you could be one of them!

About the races

  • Maximum of 12 riders per race.
  • The race will be run on the flat with a flag start.
  • The race is to be run ‘hands and heels’ style.
  • Whips must NOT be carried.

Rider eligibility

  • Riders must be over the age of 18 to participate in the race.
  • Riders must be in current employment as stable staff of a registered training yard and must NOT have ridden more than three winners under rules or have held a professional apprentice or conditional licence within the past five years.
  • Successful riders will agree to meet the minimum sponsorship pledge of £250.

Horse eligibility

  • Horses must be registered with BHA and be rated 46 to 80* (Flat) and/or 125 or below (National Hunt).
  • Horses must be 3 years old and upwards.
  • Horses must currently be in training.
  • Horses must have run at least 3 times under the recognised Rules of Racing.
  • Horses must not require any special measures at the racecourse ie cannot go to post early
  • The horse must be from the same yard as the rider is currently employed in.

The Stable Staff Race dates:

How to apply to ride in the Stable Staff Races

Complete this nomination form and email it to Clare at by the 1st of May.

Racing Staff Week 2024