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Sandown Park Racecourse ready to Rock with RoR at Jess Glynne music night

Press Release 18th May 2016 Sandown Park

Sky Bet announced as title sponsors 

Sandown Park Racecourse and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) are delighted to announce the staging of the first ever RoR racenight on Wednesday 13th July.

The 'Rock with RoR' evening racing at Sandown Park, Esher is generously supported by title sponsor Sky Bet and is followed by a concert from chart-topping singer Jess Glynne. Throughout the evening a range of events and activities will take place to entertain racegoers and promote the work of British racing's official charity for the welfare of retired racehorses.

The evening's headline act, Jess Glynne, has already revealed that she will be donating a portion of her fee for performing at four racecourses this summer to RoR. Her appearances form part of the 'An Evening At The Races' season of live concerts organised by The Jockey Club Live, who have also confirmed that they will kindly be matching Jess's donation to the charity.

On course activities on the night include a performance by the RoR Musical Ride with a new routine created especially for the event. The guests being entertained as part of RoR's fundraising efforts will also be treated to a live performance by violinist Hayley Pomfrett, currently on tour with Adele. There are a limited number of 'Rock with RoR' hospitality tickets available, for more information contact: lquainton@ror.org.uk.

Phil White, Sandown Park Racecourse’s General Manager, said:

"Our Evening At The Races with Jess Glynne on 13 July promises to be a really memorable and entertaining evening. We are delighted to welcome Retraining of Racehorses for the night, in which funds are raised for a great cause. The RoR activities and the live music from world-class act Jess Glynne promises to culminate in a really special night - we’ll all be ready to rock with RoR!"

RoR Chief Executive, Di Arbuthnot said: "This is first time that RoR has had its own race meeting to raise funds and awareness for the charity and we are very grateful to Sandown Park Racecourse for the opportunity and to Sky Bet for their support.

"The aim is to raise as much money as we can, while also giving our guests and all the Sandown Park racegoers a really fun and entertaining evening. Jess Glynne's donation to RoR is a great gesture and it is very fitting that she is performing on the night. Hopefully people will leave the track having had an amazing time and also having learned more about the versatility of racehorses and how many different options there are for horses once they have finished racing."

Michael Shinners, Head of Racing and PR for Sky Bet, added: "We are delighted to be sponsoring at Sandown Park Racecourse and supporting such a great charity as RoR. It looks set to be an excellent night and one that we are very much looking forward to."

For more information and tickets visit: sandown.co.uk

The feature race on the night will be sponsored by Sky Bet. However, some of the other races are still open to sponsorship from parties interested in being involved on the night and showing their support for RoR, for more information contact: msandercock@ror.org.uk

Sandown Park Racecourse is in Esher, Surrey, just over 20 minutes on the train from London Waterloo.

Notes to editors:

1. Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is British racing's official charity for the welfare of retired racehorses. Established in 2000, RoR promotes the versatility and adaptability of former racehorses assisting in finding them a fulfilling second career. There are now over 11,500 horses registered with the charity as active in equine disciplines outside of racing. RoR also provides a safety net and emergency care for vulnerable thoroughbreds.

2. An Evening At The Races offers a value for money experience unlike any other this summer. Alongside incredible headlining performances by some of the world’s 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.

For all media information, including previews, interviews, reviews etc for
The Jockey Club Live presents ‘An Evening At The Races’ contact Warren or Jenny at Chuff Media – tel. 020 8281 0989; name@chuffmedia.com.

3. Founded in 1875, Sandown Park Racecourse has provided the backdrop to some of the greatest moments in horse racing history. A day at the races at Sandown Park has it all with top-level racing throughout the year including the bet365 Meeting, Coral-Eclipse Summer Festival and Tingle Creek Christmas Festival meetings as well as our popular Music Nights. More information is available at www.sandown.co.uk

Sandown Park Racecourse is part of The Jockey Club, which has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largestmmercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the leading racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2015: £174.2m), attendances (2015: 1.95m), total prize money (2015: £43.9m), contribution to prize money (2015: £19.9m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing's people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing. More information is available at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.


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