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Newbury Charity Race

Think you’re the next Bryony Frost? Take up the reins on 7 November 2019 for a charity race of a lifetime at Berkshire’s Newbury Racecourse


We’re looking for 12 keen riders to take part in a one mile flat race at Newbury. This once in a lifetime opportunity offers you the chance to be in the thick of it as you head down to the starting line and race eight furlongs around the famous Newbury course. 

Make no mistake, with the crowd behind you and your race horse chomping at the bit this will be one the most remarkable and exhilarating experiences.

To take part in the ride of your life, you’ll pledge at least £2,500 to a vital BHS charity campaign of your choice. 

Rhys Glastonbury   

Thank you so much for an incredible experience. The whole process was fantastic from the assessment day at the BRS Newmarket to the race itself. My family has had some great days out racing but this has been the best yet.

Rhys Glastonbury

After the race we will revel your success at our celebratory lunch with a special after-dinner speaker. You’ll be refreshed and regaled before the rest of the day’s racing, and have the chance to help raise vital funds for our critical work by bidding for money-can’t-buy auction lots. 

So what are you waiting for? Apply to take part in a fantastic day out and a chance of a lifetime to speed down the famous Newbury course and take home the glory.


  • You will need a thoroughbred horse that is in training with a registered trainer or a Point to Pointer. 
  • 4 year olds and upwards who have run at least twice under the recognised Rules of Racing 
  • All horses to be rated: 0-125 for hurdlers/steeplechasers 0-80 for flat horses Point-to-pointers can also run subject to individual clearance
  • All horses to be vaccinated in accordance with Rule E18/19 of The Rules of Racing

Jockeys Newbury


  • Unlicensed riders without previous recent race riding experience must attend an assessment day at the British Racing School or Northern Racing College.
  • You will have the unique opportunity to ride one of the ex-race horses currently residing at the BRS
  • During the training you will be filmed and photographed on the gallops to assess your style and competence.
  • Maximum weight 11 stone 7 lbs including kit
  • Riders are responsible for finding their own horses
  • Fundraise a minimum £2,500 to help the vital work of The British Horse Society

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