Following on from Saturday’s successful first outing for Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out series, supported by Betfair, the charity is pleased to announce that leg two of the initiative will take place this weekend at Newbury Racecourse.
This week’s allotted race is the 1.50pm It’s Not Rocket Science with MansionBet Handicap Stakes at Newbury on Saturday 13th June 2020.
Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out aims to champion the efforts of racing staff in readying their horses to run. All yards with a runner in the race have been offered the chance to submit a short video clip or image of their preparations in the lead up to the race. The winner will be decided by public vote via Racing Welfare’s website; voting will be open from 6pm on Friday 12th June to the start of the race when the vote will close.
The initiative offers an innovative, virtual means of judging the BTO for the race. Clearly capturing the imagination of the racing public, it was Jess Burley of Julie Camacho’s yard who walked away with the £250 prize last week. Her charge Judicial went on to run a brilliant race to finish second in the Group 3 Palace House stakes at Newmarket.
Racing Welfare will be publishing all the submitted clips for leg two of the series across its website and social media channels from Friday 12th June ahead of the race. For full details on Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out and to vote for your winner, head to https://racingwelfare.co.uk/rwbto/. Track the campaign by following @racingwelfare on social media or #RWBTO.
Harriet Collins, Marketing Director at Newbury Racecourse said: “A great initiative to support the hard working stable staff and a chance for the public to see the levels of preparation involved and vote for a winner. Thanks must go to our sponsor MansionBet who will be honouring a Best Turned Out for every race across our three-day meeting, with the winner receiving a £25 Amazon voucher. In their absence on course, a winner will be selected by our Clerk of the Course. Their generous contribution will further support Racing Welfare’s fantastic initiative on Saturday afternoon in the 1.50pm when the public will have the chance to vote for their Best Turned Out and we look forward to seeing all the entries.
Racing Welfare’s Chief Executive, Dawn Goodfellow, said: “We are delighted that the Best Turned Out series moves on to Newbury this weekend. It has been wonderful to see all the clips sent in from hard working stable staff and to be able to share that behind-the-scenes footage with the racing public. We cannot wait to see the entries for leg two of the series and very much hope that everyone who is enjoying the series gets involved and votes for their Best Turned Out. Many thanks must go again to Betfair for their generous support of this fantastic initiative.”
Racing Welfare is asking that people donate the price of a racecard to its Covid-19 Emergency Appeal when they head to the website to vote for their best turned out. Donations to Racing Welfare’s Covid-19 Emergency Appeal can be made here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/RWEmergencyAppeal