The Racecourse Association Ltd
The Racecourse Association serves the interests of its 59 British racecourse members, empowering them to be the best venues that they can be.
The RCA works on behalf of racecourses to represent their views within the sport through the tripartite structure of the Members' Agreement alongside BHA and The Horsemen's Group.
Outside of horseracing, we work alongside the Government, other sports and leisure venues, and national charities to meet the needs of racecourses.
Additionally, the RCA encourages and facilitates racecourse community engagement, involvement in horse welfare initiatives, responsible drinking campaigns, and various other partnerships within the sport.
The Racegoers Club
The Racegoers Club was established as British Horseracing's Official Supporters Club in 1968.
As such, we are a champion for racegoers across the country, supporting our members and ensuring that racegoers have a voice with racecourses and in the wider industry.
Our aims are simple; to drive support for British horseracing at all levels, encouraging attendance and engagement with the sport we love.
We also aim to encourage ownership of thoroughbred racehorses through our syndicates and ownership groups with some of the top trainers.
The club is a not-for-profit organisation, so you can be assured everything we do is focused on providing a better club for our members and delivering the best value available in racing.
We have unrivaled relationships with racecourses, trainers and breeders, allowing us access to facilities and stables that no other club can offer.
The Racehorse Sanctuary
The Racehorse Sanctuary is a charity currently based in West Sussex, incorporating the Peter O'Sullevan High Dependency Unit.
We seek to secure the welfare of those thoroughbreds that slip through the industry safety net. Demand shows there remains an unmet need to provide care for ex-racehorses, especially those for with physical injury or mental issues.
We specialise in those horses, that require time and expertise to rehabilitate, before an individual can be adequately assessed and retrained for a future career, with the aim of rehoming it on licence, for life.
For the few, where that is impracticable, the horse will be given sanctuary. Our innovations include fostering horses needing a longer time for recovery, and finding homes as companion horses, for those horses that cannot be ridden.
The Racing Centre
The Racing Centre has provided a place for gathering, support and identity to the racing staff for over 100 years.
It has a unique space and place in the heart of Newmarket. It is currently undergoing a transformation to rejuvenate the Centre to meet the changed needs of the racing community.
As such, we have identified that health and wellbeing, a sense of belonging and the opportunity to network and interact with like-minded people are all issues recognised by wider societal, health and government groups as essential needs which need to be met to promote happy, healthy and fulfilled living.
The Centre offers the space and opportunity to promote this and we believe can add positively to the retention of racing and stud staff through offering a vibrant, impactful events programme, a modern gym and a variety of exercise classes. In addition to this, we offer state-of-the-art business space with super-fast fibre broadband, free Wi-Fi and the ability to rent meeting and office space plus hot desking space.
We are a short walk from the High Street and Tattersalls and an excellent place to get away from the busy sales ring to meet clients, conduct day-to-day business, or catch up with your work whilst you are away from home.
The Racing Foundation
The Racing Foundation exists to improve horseracing, both now and in the future. It was set up with an endowment from the net proceeds of the government's sale of the Tote. By granting funds to charities for innovative projects, we work to achieve a better sport for all its participants. By investing in research, we lay the foundations for informed decisions and improvement. By holding people to account for the funds they are given, we share responsibility for betterment. By both challenging and supporting our industry partners, we unite our strengths to provide solutions to the issues that need them. We are passionate about our ultimate goal: supporting ways to make horseracing better for all its participants.
Our funding is a catalyst for improvement and through our grant and loan funding we aim to primarily support people and equine welfare while being mindful to respond to emerging issues in the industry.
We offer an open application grants programme, three times a year, provide a range of organisational support opportunities for racing charities and deliver a number of pro-active funding initiatives with industry partners.
For further information, please visit www.racingfoundation.co.uk and follow us on Twitter: @RFoundation01
The Sir Peter O'Sullevan Charitable Trust
The Peter O'Sullevan Charitable Trust was set up in 1997 when Peter retired from race commentaries. The Trust raises funds for welfare concerns, mainly equine, and those that work in the equine Industry.
The Trust receives applications and distributes funds according to a set of criteria.
To date, over £7million has been distributed and full details are on the Trust website www.thevoiceofracing.com