Plumpton: hosts important day for Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare CentrePICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Moorcroft hopes to hit £500,000 with raceday
THE Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre is hoping to celebrate a notable milestone on Monday when it hosts its 14th annual raceday at Plumpton as this year's renewal is expected to take the amount raised by the event to more than £500,000.
Based at Huntingrove Stud in Slinfold, West Sussex, Moorcroft provides a temporary home for up to 28 horses and is one of the BHA's accredited racehorse rehabilitation centres.
The raceday, which contributes 20 per cent towards the centre's running costs, features the second running of the Josh Gifford Memorial Trophy along with a number of special fundraising activities, including the Shetland Pony Gold Cup, supported by the Andy Stewart Charitable Foundation. A charity lunch and auction will also take place.
Moorcroft chairman Tim Fox said: "It's the charity's biggest fundraising day of the year and I'm pleased our marquee for guests and friends has sold out. We're going to have 385 people seated for lunch. Richard Phillips is conducting the auction and we have been given some fantastic prizes.
"The highlight to start the afternoon is our Shetland Pony race which has aroused such interest that I think we're going to have a field of 14 runners. It's fantastic the way the raceday is so enthusiastically supported and I'm sure everyone will thoroughly enjoy themselves."