The Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday

The Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday

For 2017, The Prince's Countryside Fund Racing Weekend & Christmas Shopping Fair will take place Friday 24th - Saturday November.

To find out more and to book tickets, please visit www.ascot.co.uk. If you would like to support the event as a sponsor or are interested in attending the charity lunch please contact Clare Crookenden on 0207 566 6615 or clare.crookenden@bitc.org.uk.

On Sunday 3rd April 2016, more than 18,000 racegoers enjoyed The Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday at Ascot, bringing down the curtain on what has been another spectacular season over jumps at the racecourse.

The event comprised a full day of exciting racing alongside a wide range of countryside inspired activities and the introduction of the Country Life Charity Race. Eight riders, including Sheikh Fahad Al Thani, the inspiration behind Ascot's Official Partner, QIPCO, battled it out for glory over one mile, two furlongs. In the end, after striking the front early in the straight, Sheikh Fahad, riding Landwade Lad, was caught late on by experienced event rider, Catherine Burrell, on Going For Broke.

On the day £330k was raised, so the total generated over the two renewals to date of the raceday have delivered over £700k, making the Ascot fixture the biggest fundraising event contributor to The Prince’s Countryside Fund grant programme. The money raised will help The Prince’s Countryside Fund continue its vital work funding projects to support the people who live and work in our countryside through its grant programme.

 

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