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Rachael Blackmore presents £250K to injured jockey charities

Rachael Blackmore presents £250K to injured jockey charities

Following the completion of her inspiring ‘Serial Winners Fund’ campaign, Betfair ambassador Rachael Blackmore today presented the Irish Injured Jockeys General Manager, Michael Higgins, with a cheque for £250,000.

The initiative began on Betfair Chase day at Haydock last November, when the bookmaker pledged to add £5,000 to the pot every time Blackmore rode a winner between that meeting and the Grand National fixture.
Betfair kicked off the fund with a £100,000 donation and Blackmore duly provided the winners, including two Cheltenham Festival victories worth a boosted £10,000 each.

Betfair Ambassador Rachael Blackmore said today: “It’s great to be presenting The Injured Jockey Funds in Ireland and UK with the money raised from the Serial Winners Fund with Betfair. It’s something that I am very proud to have been a part of throughout the season. This is a really substantial donation from Betfair, the £250,000 will support the vital work they carry out supporting jockeys in all areas of their lives”.

“Michael Higgins, general manager of the Irish Injured Jockeys, commented: “We’re delighted to be part of the Betfair Serial Winners Fund with our UK colleagues the IJF. Thanks to Betfair for their generosity and Rachael for her winners.”

 

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