Our Partners & Sponsors

We are extremely grateful for the support we receive from a large number of companies and organisations from both within and outside racing.
Without the support of these companies, organisations and individuals we would not be able to sustain what we are currently achieving - thank you!

To become a partner or sponsor please contact us

THE COUNTY 

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In the heart of Aycliffe Village, Co. Durham, The County Restaurant with Rooms offers that perfect combination of a countryside restaurant and local village pub with luxury guest rooms.

 

For over two hundred years, The County has been a welcoming place, for weary travellers on the Great North Road, to rest their head and fill their bellies for the road ahead. While the essence of our hospitality remains the same, the guest experience and quality of the food & drink has most certainly become worth the journey itself. In 2010, The Prime Minister and local MP, Tony Blair invited the French President, Jacques Chirac, here for dinner and a pint of the local real ale. 


Whether you are staying for a few nights, going for a day at Sedgefield Races or visiting fpr just a few hours, we are proud to serve great food and drink, with views over the quiet Village Green, and look forward to welcoming you to The County.

The Art Of Phil Boulton

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Born in Nantwich, a farmers son. Phil spent his early years in the leafy Cheshire countryside.

At junior school Phil sat next to the best artist in his class, initially Phil just copied his pictures before realising he had ideas of his own that he wanted to express. At seven years old only two subjects filled his sketch pad, footballers and Batman, well, after all this was a time when George Best and Adam West were at the heights of their powers.

 

Moving on a decade, now covered in hair, denim and cheesecloth, Phil found himself at art college. The late seventies saw Phil take his first step along his lengthy career path as a Graphic Designer.

Throughout this time Phil always had a sketch pad on the go. It was then, around the mid eighties that he discovered he had a love of horses and a passion for painting them.

Phil has always loved the challenge of taking a blank piece of paper and doing something creative with it.

Today finds Phil happily married and residing in Lancashire, still getting a buzz from painting whatever people ask him to paint.

KNIGHTSBRIDGE BLOODSTOCK

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Knightsbridge Bloodstock is a private thoroughbred racing and breeding enterprise owned by the Heffernan family with operations in Australia and Ireland. Headquartered in Bangkok Thailand.

European Bloodstock News

European Bloodstock News brings you daily racing, breeding and sales news from around the world in a concise, easy-to-read format.

It is emailed to subscribers a few hours after the day's racing concludes in Europe — or following the sales, if later — and is a uniquely informative resource for anyone professionally involved in the bloodstock industry. It is iPhone and iPad friendly, so is accessible no matter where you may be.

EBN has a wide subscriber base, encompassing 29 individual countries, and is endorsed by both the British and Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Associations. It is also printed and distributed as a full-colour publication at the main European and North American sales.

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REIN IT IN

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Rein It In are a group of under 18s, writing horse racing journalism for other under 18s. They believe it is essential to bring a new generation into the sport, and a place just for the younger generations is just the place to do that.

 

VICKERS BET

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Vickers bookmakers are a family run, independent bookmaker,  who have been trading since 1986, with retail outlets in the North East of England. 

 

In 2020 the owners of Vickers decided to offer launch, Vickers Bet, a digital online service for their customers which offers brand new bespoke website for all your wagering reqirements.

If you join their site and enter the PROMO CODE: 4Racing Exclusive Offer you will get the 4Racing offer which is "Deposit and Bet £50 to receive £25 in free bets"

Please visit them from the link below and remember:

 

ALWAYS GAMBLE RESPONSIBLY. 18+

 

NIGEL KIRBY PHOTOGRAPHY

Nigel has kindly donated a series of his fantastic horse racing photographs for us to use for the duration of our campaign.

 

Nigel is a published freelance photographer, based in Sandbach, Cheshire, specialising in horse racing, outdoor events, gundogs, country sports, equestrian sports, pet photography, and commercial photography, examples of which can be seen on this website.  

Nigel's racing client base includes Uttoxeter Racecourse, Worcester Racecourse, Doncaster Racecourse, as well as leading horse racing yards including Dan Skelton Racing, Olly Murphy Racing, and numerous other private clients.

A creative eye with attention to detail, creating both a single “flagship” image and a series of pictures that "Capture Life's Moments".  A track record with numerous high profile corporate clients and private commissions.  A professional and courteous approach along with going the extra mile, delivering long term trust and rewards.

Nigel delivers a first-class service combining communication and photography skills at a competitive and market acceptable price.

 

Every picture is personally edited; not just simply loaded from a camera to a website.

Nigel is proud to offer his support to Riding for the Disabled (RDA), Labradors in Need and Racing Groom.

 

To discuss your requirements please contact him at nigelkirby@icloud.com or call 07592 651108

 

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Ellie MacKenzie - Jockey

Ellie has been right behind our campaign from the outset and we were only too pleased to make her one of our sponsors, in fact the first jockey to be so.  

 

Ellie is a claiming professional jockey attached to Heather Main’s yard, she's worked in racing for 11 years and had her first ride in 2014 on the Arab Racing circuit.  Ellie has enjoyed 29 winners, at the time of writintso far both on arabs and thoroughbreds and hopes to ride plenty more in the future.

 

Quote from Ellie...

"I was Champion Novice Arab Jockey in 2017 and at the time was a proud ambassador for Racing Welfare & now delighted to be a sponsor of 4-racing v COVID 19".

 

Twitter: @EMack93 

HACKED UP HORSERACING GIFTS

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With over 12 years of experience in the printing industry Hacked Up take pride in supplying personalised horse racing merchandise. Whether you are a Horse racing fan, owner, part of a syndicate or work in a stable, they can cater to your needs.

They understand that horses create lots of wonderful moments and memories. At Hacked up they want to help prolong those memories by creating unique, personal gifts that you can treasure forever.

They started the company because they saw a gap in the market for personalised gifts within the horse racing industry.

 

Initially having just two A6 Notebooks. These books were created to help you keep track of all the horses you fancied at the Cheltenham Festival. 

Since then, Hacked Up have evolved into more of a book than a notebook. The popularity of this book has helped them invest in equipment, offering a much larger range of personalised gifts.

 

Hacked Up hope to supply over 30 different products by the end of 2020.

 

PROTEK

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K & V Elite Equine Products Ltd, trading as: Protek is a unique 3 in 1 supplement which only uses the highest standard, food-grade ingredients.

 

Using three well-known herbs for their natural benefits. Originally formulated with Garlic, Cinnamon and Oregano to help support the normal function of the gut.


This 3 in 1 supplement is all you need. No need to buy multiples.


Protek complies with BHA standards and has no known banned substances.


It is used by many horse trainers producing winners. Protek is competition and race safe. Not only is Protek a great all-rounder it maintains condition and is great for recovery too.

Manufactured By Cultech, UK Leaders In Innovation And Research.

 

They have complete traceability as every ingredient comes with a test certificate and only released after testing.
 

BLUEGRASS HORSE FEEDS

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Bluegrass Horse Feeds was developed in 1998 at our mills in Eglish, Co Tyrone, where we manufacture a premium range of horse feed.

 

Equine nutrition is a priority for us and our range consists of over 25 specialist feeds.

Bluegrass Horse Feeds has always been dedicated to producing nutritionally sound, innovative formulas while providing our customers in Ireland and the UK with a personal service.

Bluegrass Horse Feeds works closely with the world's leading research centre in equine nutrition, Kentucky Equine Research (KER). We are proud to be Ireland's exclusive KER Team Member. This means we are a team member in an international network of horse food manufacturers who are devoted to the advancement of horse nutrition.

Based in the heartland of the American thoroughbred industry in Kentucky, KER conducts extensive research into equine nutrition and exercise physiology. Each research trial is designed to improve the health, performance and well-being of all horses. As such, all Bluegrass feeds, formulas and product development programmes are underpinned and complemented by the world-renowned research and expertise of KER.

We have a fantastic team of people working at Bluegrass from specialist horse feed consultants, mill operators, sales and marketing representatives as well as fleet and administration teams.

We also work with over 200 merchants the length and breadth of Ireland.