At Old Gold Racing we want to have a positive impact beyond the services we deliver to our owners.
That’s why we’ve partnered with three great charities: Racing Welfare, The Resume Foundation (The Bridge of Hope) and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR).
Our owners will have the opportunity to join us in supporting these charities with one-off donations or by donating 10% of their prize money from race winnings.
Racing Welfare supports the workforce of British horseracing. They offer professional guidance and practical help to the stud, stable and racecourse staff whose dedication is vital for the well-being of racing. Their work aims to help people, from recruitment to retirement, to thrive in a day to day life and through a range of challenges specific to a career in racing.
The Bridge of Hope (by The Resume Foundation)
The Bridge of Hope is the missing link between outstanding charities with highly employable clients and progressive employers with jobs to fill. These clients include, but are not limited to – veterans, care leavers, homeless, BAME, neurodiverse and disabled, former addicts, ex-offenders and refugees.
Co-founded by lifelong friends from Newmarket – George Freeman MP, and James Fellowes, who together wanted to turn their own traumatic personal life experiences into a catalyst for good.
Their mission is simple. Provide hope to those who have been dealt a poor hand in life, through a meaningful, new career. Their vision is Job Access For All.
The British racing industry has universally embraced the project and can rightly lay claim to be the world’s first industry to truly embrace Inclusive Employment.
In March 2020, the Bridge of Hope had successfully completed its first pilot year in the British racing industry, placing a number of incredibly resilient young people into work at top racing yards and racecourses. Then C-19 happened and racing’s lights went off.
They are now re-purposing the Bridge of Hope to also help address the pending frontline key worker crisis in agriculture, before returning to the racing industry.
Retraining of Racehorses
Retraining of racehorses is British Horseracing’s official charity for the welfare of horses who have retired from racing. Most horses are perfectly suited for a further career in one of many equine sports or as a hack. Retraining of racehorses re-homes, schools and sources ex-racehorses to ensure that horses have the best time post-career possible.