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Betfair supports Stable Staff Week and Doncaster's Clock Tower Cup

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Betfair are sponsoring the inaugural Stable Staff Week, taking place between June 27-July 2, with the highlight being the Clock Tower Cup at Doncaster on July 1 when a stable worker can win scholarship to the British School of Racing or Northern Racing College

"The highlight of the week will be the Betfair Clock Tower Cup at Racing Welfare's Raceday at Doncaster on Friday July 1, a charity race which sees stable staff switching saddles to become jockeys and riding horses trained by their bosses. The prize on offer for the race will be a scholarship at the British School of Racing where the winner will receive the highest standard of jockey training in order to take the next step in their career."

Betfair has teamed up with Racing Welfare for the inaugural Stable Staff Week which runs from Monday June 27 until Saturday July 2. The aim is to bring the racing industry together to inform and engage horseracing followers and supporters about the passion, skills and dedication required to work with racehorses.

The initiative incorporates a range of small events and challenges throughout the week which can all be followed and joined in with by using the hashtag #StableStaffWeek on Twitter. Racecourses across the country will celebrate the vital part that stable staff play in the production of British horseracing and generate awareness about Racing Welfare's role in supporting racing's workforce.

The highlight of the week will be the Betfair Clock Tower Cup at Racing Welfare's Raceday at Doncaster on Friday July 1, a charity race which sees stable staff switching saddles to become jockeys and riding horses trained by their bosses. The prize on offer for the race will be a scholarship at the British School of Racing where the winner will receive the highest standard of jockey training in order to take the next step in their career. This is the same intensive training Victoria Pendleton received at the beginning of her Switching Saddles journey to become a jockey.

Betfair will provide the winner with the choice between the British Racing School and the Northern Racing College, where they will either work towards their Category A Amateur Jockey License, or undertake another training course in order to advance their career in racing.

Dawn Goodfellow, Chief Executive of Racing Welfare commented: "We are extremely grateful to Betfair for sponsoring Stable Staff Week and the Charity Raceday at Doncaster, featuring the Betfair Clock Tower Cup. We look forward to everyone involved in racing joining forces to recognise and celebrate the fundamental role that the stable staff play in the delivery of British Horseracing."

Naomi Totten, PR Manager at Betfair added: "We are thrilled to be a part of Stable Staff Week and to support the fantastic work Racing Welfare do within the horseracing industry and community. Stable staff deserve recognition for the integral part they play in the sport; without their commitment and hard work, horseracing wouldn't be able to exist. The scholarship on offer in the Betfair Clock Tower Cup is with the British Racing School and will provide a great opportunity for the winner of the race to add to their jockey experience."

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For  more information on the cause and the raceday visit the Stable Staff Week website where you can also donate and support the excellent work of Racing Welfare. 

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