As part of Ascot’s commitment to supporting charities within the horse racing industry, a record £38,440 was raised in 2023 for the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) via our Ambassador’s programme which sees ex-jockeys provide an informative talk and tour for fine dining guests in return for donations.
Since being established in 2017, the programme has raised over £167,000 for the charity and we will be making a cheque presentation to the charity on our January raceday.
A big thank you to our ambassadors, who this year will be ex-jockeys David Crosse, Conor Shoemark, Mattie Batchelor, Daryl Jacob, Ryan Tongue & William Kennedy.
‘We are delighted and very grateful to Ascot for the ongoing support of this amazing initiative which continues to go from strength to strength each year and the substantial amount raised. These funds will help us continue our vital work supporting jockeys and their dependants where needed.
Through our nationwide welfare team, three rehabilitation & fitness centres and Southwest regional hub we provide a comprehensive service provision including, rehabilitation, injury management, physiotherapy, nutrition, mental wellbeing, financial and pastoral care.
Chief Executive, Injured Jockeys Fund