New fund to support stable lads and lasses

A NEW National Lottery is being launched to support British stable lads and lasses.

Racing Welfare the national Charity that supports people in need who work in the British Horseracing industry is launching The Racing Lottery on Saturday (February 12) at Warwick racecourse.

The Racing Lottery will provide new and fun ways for British racing enthusiasts to engage with the sport and it’s Charity.

The first draw will take place on Friday, April, 1.

Richard Negus the Fundraising and Communications executive for Racing Welfare said: “The Racing Lottery has two aims. The first is to change the weekend for winning Racing Lottery players by offering �1,750 in prize money each week, as well as some truly amazing racing experiences in a monthly draw. The second aim is to help make positive changes in the lives of even more of our beneficiaries, who are amongst the 70,000 people who make up the backbone of British racing”

The Racing Lottery costs �1 per week to enter, with players receiving a unique five digit number that remains theirs for as long as they continue to play. Weekly first prize winners receive �1,000 with second prize �500 and third �250.

The ‘Money Can’t Buy’ monthly racing related prize draw kicks off with an “Aintree special” where the winner will receive a VIP package to The Grand National that includes a course walk with National winning trainer David Pipe, two members badges with hospitality in the Chairman’s box and a trip into the hallowed turf of the Aintree winner’s enclosure. Future monthly prizes include VIP packages to the Derby and many other major race meetings.

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Leading trainer David Pipe who trained Comply or Die to win the 2008 National and has five horses entered for the ‘nation’s favourite horse race’ on April 9, was enthusiastic about the Racing Lottery and the cause it supports “I am delighted to be supporting Racing Welfare and the work they do on behalf of stable staff. The Grand National is arguably the most famous race in the world and the first lucky winner of The Racing Lottery will have a truly memorable day at Aintree and I am pleased to be part of it.”

To play The Racing lottery people can go online to or visit the Lottery teams who will become regular features at racecourses throughout the country.