Sandown Park Racecourse will host the first ever Breeders' Day initiative with the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association on Wednesday 15 September 2021.
Breeders’ Day, which falls during National Racehorse Week (12 – 19 September), will provide racegoers with a unique insight into the breeding industry, engaging them with competitions, interactive displays, a QR code trail, a retired racehorse parade, interviews with breeders, give-aways and trade stands.
There will also be opportunities to learn about shared ownership options and how to get involved in thoroughbred breeding, while students and those considering a career change can learn from The National Stud's 'Entry for Stud Employment' programme about roles in the industry.
Each race will be sponsored by an organisation from within the bloodstock industry, with additional prizes for the breeder of each winner. The National Trainer’s Federation (NTF) is also supporting Breeders’ day and will present its Lycetts Team and Championship Awards to nominated yards during the course of the afternoon.
Peter Jensen, Chairman of Sandown Park, said: "This is an initiative suggested by Petra Gough, one of the team here, several years ago and so we are delighted to finally have the opportunity to make it happen. It is fantastic that the TBA have partnered with us and we hope that the day will really showcase the vital role that breeders play in our industry to a new audience."
Claire Sheppard, TBA Chief Executive, added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with the team at Sandown Park racecourse to deliver its first day dedicated to showcasing the thoroughbred breed and their breeders during National Racehorse Week.
"The event will provide many opportunities for race fans to learn more about the early years of a racehorse, including interactive displays, competitions, and our trade stand where members of the TBA team will be on hand to answer any questions and provide information on further learning opportunities and how to get involved. We are thankful to Sandown Park for approaching us with the idea and for all of their support for this day. ”
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For more information please contact:
Sam Hanson – Communications Executive, East Region
Charlotte Lovatt – TBA Communications Manager