Tom Chatfeild-Roberts has won The Prince’s Countryside Fund Charity Race supported by Tindle Newspapers at Ascot Racecourse. Chatfeild-Roberts, riding the Eve Johnson-Houghton trained Golden Wedding ran well from start to finish. The race was run over seven furlongs of the National Hunt Course on good to soft ground.
HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall awarded Chatfeild-Roberts with his prize at Ascot. Chatfeild-Roberts has been involved with horses from an early age and recently qualified from the Royal Veterinary College. He has a keen interest in racing, having worked in both flat and jump racing yards. He has point-to-pointed for the last six seasons and ridden over 20 winners.
Tom said; “A great thrill to get past the winning post at Ascot in front, It was good fun but we went a little bit quicker than I’m used to. It was a great experience and a day I will never forget.”
Michael Owen, who was making his debut in the saddle finished a very close second place having only ridden a horse for the first time this year. Owen successfully completed the race aboard the Tom Dascombe-trained Calder Prince. Sheikh Fahad Al Thani finished in third place, having first ridden in a charity race in 2015. He has had three winners since but was unable to add to that total today. International Event rider, Harry Meade finished in sixth place.
Between them, the ten riders have raised in excess of £40,000 through sponsorship in aid of The Prince’s Countryside Fund. The Prince's Countryside Fund was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010 to help secure a brighter future for British farmers and the countryside.
Each year the Fund provides up to £1.2 million in grants to projects across the UK as well as running its own initiatives such as The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme.