Racing Welfare has joined forces with racehorse owner Craig Buckingham to offer the chance to name a smart half-sister to 2008 Champion Hurdle victor Sublimity, the winner of which will also receive a fantastic racehorse ownership experience prize package.
The three year old bay filly, who go into training with Dan Skelton this season, is by Rip Van Winkle and has been nominated by Craig to be named as part of the competition in aid of Racing Welfare. Entry costs just £10 and all proceeds will go to the charity. The winner will not only see the horse race under their chosen name, but will also receive Owners’ and Trainers’ passes for every raceday she runs at during her first season, incorporating a full ownership experience.
The package includes joining Craig in the Paddock pre- and post-race plus being part of the prize presentation if she wins. The successful entrant will also win a chance to see the horse in training as part of a Dan Skelton stable tour on Saturday 17th November, with badges for BetVictor Gold Cup day at Cheltenham following on from this, one of the highlights of the National Hunt calendar.
Speaking about his involvement with the charity, Craig said “Racing Welfare is a charity close to my heart and I am a regular supporter at their fundraising events. I wanted to think of an innovative and fun way to get people involved in raising awareness and much needed funds. This idea came to mind when we bought our recent batch of National Hunt store horses at Tattersalls Ireland in June. It’s great to see it being promoted and I hope the racing public get behind it as every penny will go to this great cause.”
Mark Loades, Head of Fundraising for Racing Welfare, said “We are absolutely delighted to have joined forces with Craig to run this competition and are so grateful to him for giving our supporters and followers the opportunity to win such a fantastic ownership experience package, whilst simultaneously raising vital funds for the charity.”
The deadline for entry to the competition is Thursday 6th September 2018 and the winner will be notified on Friday 7th September after Craig has chosen the winning name. Entrants must be over the age of 16 and all entry fees from the competition will go to Racing Welfare, the charity that supports the whole of Racing’s workforce in Britain.
Entries must be made via the link below, where there is also a link to check the desired name on the BHA’s website prior to entering.