Support Moorcroft’s Raceday at Plumpton

Please support the annual Plumpton Raceday supporting Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre Charity again this year.

It takes place on Monday next week, October 23, when gates open at 12.30pm, and the first race is at 2.30pm.

This is an important day in the calendar for this outstanding charity, which carries out vital work of expertly retraining former racehorses so they can go on to enjoy a fulfilling life outside racing. after they leave racing.

Unfortunately, this superb centre does not receive the major support it deserves from national charity Retraining of Racehorses, which instead funds a network of competitions for ex-racehorses, once they have been retrained.

Moorcroft’s retrained racehorses Bien Faire and Inler parading at a previous Plumpton Raceday Photo: Jeannie Knight

Fundraising is therefore vital for Moorcroft, which is a centre of excellence, with a comprehensive retraining programme backed up with top veterinary care. It has a mission to re-school and rehabilitate former racehorses that have been gifted to it, so they can have a real chance at a second career.

The expertise of manager Mary Frances ensures that all ex-racehorses there are given every possible chance to go on to a happy and active lives outside racing in suitable new homes.
Not only that, but this impressive centre has a programme of demonstrations and lectures to share expertise with ordinary horse owners.  For more information see Moorcroft’s website:

Kicking off proceedings on the raceday is the infamous Shetland Pony race followed by seven horse races.

Shetland pony racing on Moorcroft Day at Plumpton Photo: Jeannie Knight

Plumpton Racecourse is delighted to be supporting The Moorcroft Charity again this year. A Silent Auction will be available to all in the Plumpton Marquee Reception. A tack sale selling bridles, bandages and rugs as well as Christmas cards and stationary is available in the small marquee by the weighing room.

Chairman of Moorcroft trustees, Tim Fox presenting Vera Akehurst, pony race organiser with a bouquet at a previous raceday
Photo: Jeannie Knight

Admission tickets are on sale now. Prices start from £15 for Grandstand and Paddock tickets when booked in advance. Bring youngsters in half term, they go racing free and will receive a free kids pack and young racegoers badge.

Watch the Shetland Pony Race before the full racing programme begins, and meet Cuddles, the infamous Shetland who shot to fame on social media for giving the racehorses a run for their money on the gallops. Cuddles will be next to The Winning Connections Room for photos and of course, cuddles!

For more information and tickets

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