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23rd - 24th September 2023

Charities

SINCE 2012 WE HAVE RAISED OVER A QUARTER OF A MILLION POUNDS FOR CHARITY

For the first time in 2024 the weekend will support the Newmarket Housing Trust.  The weekend will also continue to support long-term charity partner, Racing Welfare.

Newmarket Housing Trust

This new project, run by the Newmarket Trainers Group, will create a portfolio of accommodation for racing staff. Initially it will see the creation of a Halls of Residence consisting of 20-25 bed spaces for racing staff aged 16-18 years old, located at The British Racing School. Over time a collection of flats and houses will be acquired to meet the housing needs of 16–18-year-olds, 18-early 20s, couples and older people without children and families who work in the racing industry in Newmarket.

Racing Welfare

The Henry Cecil Open Weekend will also continue to raise funds for its long term beneficiary – Racing Welfare.

Through funds raised by the Open Weekend Racing Welfare completed the renovation of MacDonald Buchanan House, providing 18 units of high-quality accommodation for young racing staff in the town.

Racing Welfare has also proved invaluable  to many individuals in the the industry, offering essential services and support for racing staff through the pandemic.

More information here.