Betfair’s ‘Coaching Carter’ visits Oaksey House

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Betfair’s award winning tipster visits home of Injured Jockeys Fund to see how Rachael Blackmore’s charity initiative will support their vital work.

      • Betfair sent their tipster Daryl Carter to Oaksey House, home of the Injured Jockeys Fund to meet staff and those receiving treatment at the unique facility in Lambourn

      • The Injured Jockeys Fund is a charity that supports jockeys’ general and mental wellbeing, as well as providing medical and financial support

      • Back in November, Betfair and Rachael Blackmore launched a one-of-a-kind initiative, Rachael Blackmore’s Serial Winners fund, with an initial £100,000 donation

      • Throughout the season, £5,000 is added to the fund by Betfair every time Blackmore rides a winner up to Grand National Day, and since the launch, a further £55,000 has been donated, taking the total so far up to £155,000
      • Proceeds will be shared evenly between two charities that make a major difference to the lives of jockeys in both the UK and Ireland, the ‘Injured Jockeys Fund’ and ‘Irish Injured Jockeys’
     

     

    To celebrate ‘Rachael Blackmore’s Serial Winners Fund’ edging towards the goal of £250,000, Betfair have today released a special edition of their ‘Coaching Carter’ series.

    In the episode, award winning tipster, Daryl Carter, makes an inspiring and thought-provoking visit to the ‘Injured Jockeys Fund’ Lambourn facility at Oaksey House.

    Daryl meets the staff and chats with some of the recipients of the services provided, plus hears their poignant stories.

    Former top jockey, George Baker, puts Daryl through his paces with a session in the gym to determine if he can pass the rigorous ‘return to riding’ test. This is something all jockeys must complete before returning to competitive action from injury.

    We also hear from Oaksey House resident, Wayne Burton, whose spinal injury confines him to a wheelchair, which doesn’t limit his ambitions and determination.

    A top team of medical professionals are on hand to nurse past and present jockeys back to peak condition and we see first hand the extraordinary work they do.

    The Injured Jockeys Fund and Irish Injured Jockeys are the two chosen charities that will benefit from Rachael Blackmore’s Serial Winners fund.

    Every time Blackmore rides a winner this season, Betfair will donate £5,000 to the charity fund, and so far, £155,000 has been raised.

    Over the last five years she has ridden an average of 30 winners during this period; it’s anticipated the pot could increase up to £250,000 come Grand National Day.  

    Charlotte Booth, Chief Commercial Officer for Betfair commented: ”It’s great to see how the money raised by the ‘Serial Winners Fund’ will contribute to the amazing work the IJF are doing at their Lambourn Centre. The support provided by the dedicated team is incredible, and with each winner Rachael rides the fund will continue to grow. It’s exciting for us to be part of something that is helping deliver such essential services to jockeys.’’

    Lisa Hancock, the Injured Jockeys Fund CEO continued: ‘’We are very grateful to Betfair for this generous initiative, which is helping provide vital funds to help support injured jockeys and those in need. We would like to thank them for providing insight into the work of the Fund and some of the wide range of services which it provides”.

    Betfair Ambassador, Rachael Blackmore, commented: “This is a very generous initiative from Betfair and one that I am excited to be a part of over the season. The work of IIJ and IJF is vital in providing support services for jockeys past and present. It’s great to have Betfair supporting not only me, but two organisations that are so important to us as jockeys.

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