Many of you will own and love your Thoroughbred partner and understand how special they are and what they bring into our lives. There are many efforts underway to help support these magnificent horses and help them transition to their next careers and build fabulous new relationships with you all. Did you know that RoR (Retraining of Racehorses) is not just about competitions it's about all our lovely horses after racing ?
One such initiative is the very first Thoroughbred Census which has been launched earlier this year by the Horse Welfare Board and researchers at Hartpury University, in partnership with Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) and supported by The Racing Foundation, Weatherbys and World Horse Welfare. Now, we all know none of us like filling out forms or have much time but please if you or anyone you know has an ex racehorse (or many) then please make this your seasonal gesture to help all former racehorses.
Link here to complete the Thoroughbred Census :
This is a gift that will keep on giving as it is really going to help the British Racing Industry understand better where the horses go after racing and what varied next careers and lives they lead. This data will help them in turn to enhance support for Thoroughbreds after racing. Filling gaps in data and information is something Racing To Relate know all too well about, if we all join together in this very helpful initiative it's a great step forward for aftercare.
Closing date is 31st December, think of it as a Christmas present to all Thoroughbreds !
Know that will be actively participating in moving welfare, aftercare forward together.
Here's a link to a super video explaining it all. https://youtu.be/IlYXtY0wY8U
Why not add your own to your own favourite social media channel after completing the census with your ex racer ! Flood the internet with all the wonderful new partnerships out there in the UK. Pop a hastag on there, #ThoroughbredCensus2023
here's some that have been posted by others :
Thank you all so much !
Racing To Relate Team