Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) and The National Horseracing Museum (“NHRM”) are delighted to announce a landmark new partnership that will see Britain’s largest racing group support the Newmarket based charity.
The multi-year deal is announced ahead of the Cazoo St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse and the second National Racehorse Week which starts on Saturday 10 September.
ARC will specifically support the work undertaken within the Rothschild Yard at Palace House, historic home of NHRM. Working with Retraining of Racehorses (“ROR”), NHRM utilise the facilities at the Rothschild Yard to educate the public on the work that goes into retraining thoroughbred athletes after their racing careers are over.
NHRM holds daily displays and talks for visitors, allowing them to get up close to retired racehorses and learn more about aftercare and their post racing careers. In recent years, The Rothschild Yard has welcomed stars including Big Buck’s, as well as hosting four refurbished stables that showcase the work of RoR and explain what happens to racehorses after their racing careers are over.
David Thorpe, Chairman of ARC, said, “We are absolutely delighted to announce this partnership and our support of the fantastic work done by the team at NHRM. The Rothschild Yard is a tremendous facility that does an incredibly important job for British Racing in helping to showcase the aftercare that horses receive and really promoting it to the public.
“NHRM is a real asset to the British horseracing industry, and one that we are proud to support and help promote across our racecourses.”
Anne-Marie Hogan, Director of NHRM, said, “Our thanks to ARC for this new partnership, which will allow us to continue to promote how well British racing looks after horses after their racing careers have finished.
“Aftercare is something that everyone involved in racing takes seriously and we are glad to be able to continue to showcase that, and the work of RoR in the Rothschild Yard which is one of the Museum’s most popular attractions.”
For more information regarding NHRM, please visit www.nhrm.co.uk.