Giving Back to Racing

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At EPDS, we think that it is highly important to give back to the Racing Community. Because of this, we have a long running partnership with Racing Welfare. They offer professional guidance and practical help to the stud, stable and support staff whose dedication is vital for the well-being of racing.

Their work aims to help people, from recruitment to retirement, to thrive in day to day life and through a range of challenges specific to a career in racing.

 

Here at EPDS, we support the Charity in a number of ways. A monthly donation of £100 is made, alongside the sponsorship of the EPDS Racing / Racing Welfare Best Turnout Series.

For more information, click here: http://www.racingwelfare.co.uk/Headlines/Best-Turned-Out-Series

 

In addition to this, we run the EPDS Twitterati Racing Club, which provides an exciting ownership experience whilst giving members the opportunity to support this and other racing related charities.

 

EPDS Twitterati Racing Club Membership costs just £20 per month!

Twitterati Racing Club Membership is just £20 per month for a single membership, or just £36 per month for joint membership. It’s even better value if you pay for the year in advance, where single membership is just £200 and joint membership is only £360.

The Twitterati Racing Club is for up to 250 Members. Membership is for the calendar year after which time the member will then have the option to renew. Becoming a Twitterati Racing Club member is a fun way to dip your toes in the water of National Hunt racing and includes invitations to visit all of the yards in which we have horses, as well the opportunity to go to the races as an owner and to win prize money.

Members’ ticket allocations are by a ballot of those who are able to attend each race and have expressed an interest. The syndicate’s prize money will be distributed annually and the member can choose to receive this themselves or to have it donated to one of our three chosen charities (namely the Injured Jockeys Fund, Racing Welfare or New Beginnings Horses).

Please see our ‘Ownership’ Page to find out more about the benefits of ownership with EPDS Racing, and please see the below links for more information about our chosen charities for 2017.

 

 

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Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF)

The IJF works closely with racing authorities and other organisations on many initiatives. It part funds on course physios and medical services and also research into improved riding protection equipment for jockeys which has resulted in a number of improved manufacturing standards being implemented. The Fund also provided the Equichute based at The British Racing School which is used in fall training for students and current jockeys.

 

 

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Racing Welfare

Racing Welfare was formed as an amalgamation of several racing charities, with the aim of ensuring that the racing industry had a single charity responsible for the well-being of its current and former employees, and their dependents. They offer professional guidance and practical help to the stud, stable and support staff whose dedication is vital for the well-being of racing. Their work aims to help people, from recruitment to retirement, to thrive in day to day life and through a range of challenges specific to a career in racing.

 

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New Beginnings Horses

The passion behind New Beginnings is to provide a safe and supportive environment for former racehorses to adapt and learn new skills after they have finished their first career in racing. New Beginnings offer them a “Life past the Post”. The Charity is run by Kevin Atkinson and Pam Hollingworth who are passionate about thoroughbreds and their welfare.