COVID-19 Update – November 2020

We are pleased to confirm that our three Rehabilitation Centres will remain OPEN to support those actively involved in the racing industry. Please take note of the following: • Those seeking physiotherapy can initially book a telephone triage treatment appointment and subsequent face to face appointments will be offered as appropriate. Appointments will be booked […]

Dialled in Dunwoody adds deft touch to new IJF website

Richard Dunwoody is known to everyone in racing as three time Champion Jockey, rider of the great Desert Orchid, admired for his mental strength, natural talent and will to win. He left no stone unturned whilst he was riding and was one of the first jockeys to adopt a holistic approach to riding – using […]

A Snowy Beach sets the scene for this year’s Injured Jockeys Fund Christmas Card

Injured Jockeys Fund Caroline Cook Snowy Beach

The Injured Jockeys Fund has worked with renowned equine artist Caroline Cook to produce this year’s Christmas card. The result is Snowy Beach, a delightful scene of horses galloping alongside icy waters. The Injured Jockeys Fund caught up with the artist to find out how she brought this wonderful scene to life and what the […]

Injured Jockeys Fund announces investment in mental health support from ‘Changing Minds’ Supported by The Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust

The Injured Jockeys Fund, generously supported by The Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust, is to invest further in mental health support by welcoming help from the expert Clinical Psychologists ‘Changing Minds’. This will enable the IJF to further develop and implement their clinical strategy, to provide ‘hands on’ expertise in the three Rehabilitation Centres, Oaksey House, […]

‘They’re Off’ 9 Lives Challenge gets underway!!!

Today marks the start of the ‘9 Lives Challenge’  Wayne and eight other beneficiaries, listed below, will ‘set off’ on 24 July – each taking up to nine days to complete their part of the 560-mile virtual route – finishing on Saturday 1 August.  Each is paired with an IJF representative, the charity’s President, patrons […]

IJF statement on behalf of the Treadwell family.

On behalf of Liam Treadwell’s parents, Mark and Lorraine and his brother Nathan: “We are heartbroken that this has happened. We ask kindly that everyone respects our privacy in the coming days, so that we can begin to come to terms with our loss”

‘Sport is the Answer’

One day, a week before Lockdown  was officially announced, I was seeking out a particular cricket book from my bookcase upstairs and I came across a few books sectioned together, a series of sporting quiz books that I had written quite a few years ago! There was one for Andy Stovold’s benefit year in […]

IJF Rehabilitation and Fitness Centres set to re-open 1st June.

The Injured Jockeys Fund’s three Rehabilitation and Fitness Centres, Oaksey House in Lambourn, Jack Berry House in Malton and Peter O’Sullevan House in Newmarket are set to re-open to support the return to race riding on 1 June, albeit with service and support delivered in a different way to adhere to government guidelines. For those […]

George Baker to run London marathon three years on from horror fall

Three years on from his career ending fall at St Moritz in February 2017, injured jockey, George Baker, has announced that he is to run 26.2 miles in the London Marathon on April 26th, 2020 to raise money for the Injured Jockeys Fund and Racing Welfare. He was offered a place in the event by […]