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Jess Glynne to donate a portion of her performance fee to the charity Retraining of Racehorses

Press Release 4th April 2016 Sandown Park

The Jockey Club Live presents An Evening At The Races is set to welcome pop sensation Jess Glynne this summer to four racecourses across the UK, as a part of the An Evening At The Races season of live concerts. The Jockey Club Live events are renowned for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in the informal and relaxed open-air setting of some of the world’s most famous racecourses.

Announced earlier this year, Jess Glynne is set to perform headlining sets at Haydock Park (1st Jul), Sandown Park (13th Jul), Newmarket (12th Aug) and Market Rasen (13th Aug) Racecourses, with her date at Newmarket Nights already selling out. With such a high demand to see one of the UKs brightest stars, the tickets sold out a massive five months ahead of the Newmarket show. 

Jess Glynne will be donating a portion of her fee for each show to an equine charity, of which The Jockey Club Live will match. The charity she has chosen is Retraining of Racehorses (RoR);

Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is British horseracing’s official equine charity responsible for safeguarding the welfare of former racehorses. Their primary objective is to ensure horses that retire from racing go on and enjoy a second career in an alternative equine activity. There are currently over 11,500 horses registered on the charity’s database as active in other equine disciplines. The charity’s work also includes education of owners, the provision of horses for equine therapy helping disadvantaged children and adults with special needs and providing care for vulnerable horses

Jess Glynne said:

‘Supporting a charity specialising in retraining retired race horses is a pleasure, the work RoR carries out is incredible - protecting the welfare of these beautiful animals.’

Andrew Wilkinson, CEO & Co-Founder of The Jockey Club Live said:

‘We’re delighted to have Jess Glynne join us this summer, performing four shows across Haydock Park, Sandown Park, Newmarket and Market Rasen. Undoubtedly the biggest success story of the past few years, she has so many hits it’s going to be a pleasure to hear them all in the open-air setting of these beautiful racecourses. She’s passionate about the welfare of horses so after she told us she wanted to donate a portion of her fee for the events to an equine charity, it was a simple decision for The Jockey Club Live to match her donation to RoR.’

Paul Roy, Chairman of Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) said:

‘This donation is a fantastic gesture by Jess and The Jockey Club Live for which we are deeply grateful. A passion and love for horses is what binds all of us involved with British racing together and as the sport’s official equine charity it is RoR’s role to ensure that when horses retire from racing they are given the opportunity to be re-trained in another equine activity. The Jockey Club Live and Jess’s most generous donation will be put to good use in helping us deliver the charity’s key objective, namely enabling an increasing number of former racehorses to find a fulfilling second career.’

Full list of summer music events from The Jockey Club Live:

13th Deacon Blue - Aintree Racecourse

10th Tom Jones - Aintree Racecourse
17th The Corrs - Newmarket Nights: Newmarket Racecourse
18th The Corrs - Haydock Park Racecourse
24th Will Young - Newmarket Nights: Newmarket Racecourse
30th The Corrs - Epsom Downs Racecourse

1st Jess Glynne - Haydock Park Racecourse
2nd Will Young - Carlisle Racecourse Will Young
13th Jess Glynne - Sandown Park Racecourse
15th Kaiser Chiefs - Newmarket Nights: Newmarket Racecourse
20th Busted - Sandown Park Racecourse
22nd Busted - Newmarket Nights: Newmarket Racecourse
29th Tears for Fears - Newmarket Nights: Newmarket Racecourse

4th Bryan Adams - Sandown Park Racecourse
5th Lisa Stansfield - Haydock Park Racecourse
12th Jess Glynne – Newmarket Nights: Newmarket Racecourse
13th Jess Glynne - Market Rasen Racecourse
27th Little Mix – Summer Saturday Live: Newmarket Racecourse

Tickets for all events are available at

An Evening At The Races offers a value for money experience unlike any other this summer. Alongside incredible headlining performances by some of the worlds biggest artists, the action kicks off earlier in the evening with a six race card - giving fans the chance to witness up close powerful equine athletes who are stars in their own right, and enjoy the thrilling drama and spectacle of them racing for glory. Whether you fancy a flutter or a dance with friends and family the event is certain to be an odds on favourite for all.

The Jockey Club Live are leading promoters on the UK live scene. From delivering a spectacular line up of some of the hottest chart talent and legendary household names in 2015, this year is set to continue the incredible success. The events are renowned for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in the informal and relaxed open-air setting of some of the world’s most famous racecourses.

The racecourses have world-class customer facilities, featuring an array of award winning restaurants that cater for all tastes, be it Fine Dining through to delicious bistro food. The Jockey Club venues welcome over 2million people a year for some of the UKs biggest racing events so you can be sure a fantastic evening.

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The Jockey Club Live presents ‘An Evening At The Races’, ‘Newmarket Nights’ & ‘Summer Saturday Live’ contact Warren or Jenny at Chuff Media – tel. 020 8281 0989

About The Jockey Club

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