Serial Winners

Serial Winners Fund Finale: Rachael Blackmore takes aim at £250K target

  • Joe Dyer
  • 2:30 min read
Rachael Blackmore
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Betfair ambassador Rachael Blackmore will complete her attempt to raise £250K for injured jockeys' charities at this week's Aintree Grand National Festival...

Rachael Blackmore will be going all out at Aintree to build Betfair's 'Serial Winners Fund' pot which draws to a close on Grand National day.

Betfair launched its one-of-a-kind charity initiative to benefit both the 'Injured Jockey Fund' and the 'Irish Injured Jockeys' on Betfair Chase Day last November and the plan has always been that it would reach its finale at Aintree.

Blackmore: I'm proud of Betfair SWF

The Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) was founded in 1964 following the devastating accidents to Tim Brookshaw, and then Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National. Both falls resulted in career ending injuries.

The Fund has helped thousands of jockeys and their families and has paid out more than £22m in grants and charitable expenditure of £75m. The Fund has annual running costs of circa £5m.

It is a cause close to Rachael Blackmore's heart and, ahead of Aintree this week, she said: "The Serial Winners Fund is such a generous initiative run by Betfair throughout the season in support of the Injured Jockeys Fund in Ireland and UK, it's one that I am very proud to have been a part of.

"This really is a substantial donation and will support the vital work they carry out helping jockeys in all areas of their lives''.

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