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Jun 29, 2017

Newton Abbot Racecourse Proud To Support Racing Welfare’s Racing Staff Week

Racing Staff Week runs from Saturday 1st July until Saturday 8th July 2017. The week is sponsored by Betfair and aims to bring the racing industry together to inform and engage horseracing followers and supporters about the passion, skill and dedication required to work with racehorses.

At every one of the 41 meetings during the week, the vital roles of the stud, stable and racecourse staff will be celebrated through the display of a special Racing Staff Week film, racecard adverts and many named races. Furthermore, tracks are offering excellent prizes and gifts to staff throughout the week to show their appreciation for their work.

Newton Abbot Racecourse will be supporting the week through increased Best Turned Out prizes alongside running a prize draw for staff in the canteen. A complete list of racecourse initiatives is available at and is being updated and added to on a daily basis.

Dawn Goodfellow, Racing Welfare Chief Executive, said: “We are thrilled at the great initiatives being run for Racing Staff throughout the week, both from racecourses and industry bodies. Racing Staff Week will not only create awareness among racegoers about the vital role of racing staff, but will also show staff, from across studs, stables and racecourses, how much their skill and dedication is appreciated. ”.

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