Joe Mercer Memorial Charity Golf Day

on Wednesday 28th August 2024 the annual Joe Mercer Charity Golf Day will take place. We are so grateful for the great success this day always brings to the Injured Jockeys Fund and it would not be possible without the fantastic team behind it and all those attendees that support the day. Below you will […]

Thomas Ledwith Challenge for MNDA & IJF

Rory Ledwith will be taking on the ultimate racecourse challenge completing a 3000 mile challenge incorporating and running a lap of each of the UK’s 59 racecourses (excl NI) in just one month, June 2024. This is in honour of his father, Thomas Ledwith, who sadly passed away as a result of Motor Neuron Disease. […]

The Moores’ VS The Marathon

On Sunday, April 7th, Josh and Jamie Moore, accompanied by Del Wallace and Sally Hancock, bravely tackled the Brighton marathon in support of the Injured Jockeys Fund. Despite challenging conditions marked by wind and sun, all four participants demonstrated remarkable resilience, crossing the finish line in under four hours. Del particularly shone, completing the marathon […]

Stefano Cherchi

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Stefano Cherchi following injuries sustained in a fall at Canberra on March 20th. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and weighing room colleagues both in Australia and the UK. Stefano was a very well regarded and popular jockey, particularly so in the Newmarket area […]

The IJF Ascot Ambassadors Programme

The Injured Jockeys Fund extends vital support to jockey’s past and present facing injuries or challenges, offering assistance to riders and their families. Since its establishment in 1964, the charity has aided over 1,000 individuals, providing over £20 million in charitable support. The IJF Ascot Ambassador Programme enhances guest experiences on race days by offering […]

Brighton Marathon & Ride London 2024

We have places available in the Brighton Marathon and Ride London – Essex 60. If you want to sign up and raise funds for the Injured Jockeys Fund now’s the time!! The UK’s third largest marathon, not to mention most picturesque, will return on Sunday 7 April 2024. The flat course makes it perfect for […]

Sally & Marks fundraising achievements

As we mark the start of our 60th anniversary celebrations, we also welcome the incredible fundraising our supporters do in aid of the IJF. Most recently, Sally and Mark Goff took on the impressive challenge of running the Aintree Half Marathon. Due to lots of hard work, dedication and training, the pair were able to […]

Keagan Kirkby

It is with deep sadness that we have to report that West Country point-to-point rider, Keagan Kirkby, 25, has died following a fall at Charing point-to-point in Kent today.

Gavin Sheehan Q&A

This month we spoke to jockey Gavin Sheehan who has been enjoying a stellar season so far and enjoyed some recent top level Saturday wins. 1. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and what made you want to become a jockey? “Well growing up I was in love with sports, hurling and football […]

Autism Awareness Workshop

An Autism Awareness workshop will be held at the Peter O’Sullevan House in Newmarket on Monday the 4th March from 6-9pm. With a great range of speakers, it is the perfect opportunity to learn how horseracing offers Autism Friendly race days and jobs for people with Autism. This three hour evening event is essential for […]

covid-19 statement

We are acutely aware that the Coronavirus continues to have a significant and negative impact upon many of our beneficiaries. We are well positioned to offer help and support to those affected and would encourage you to make contact with us.

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