23rd March, 2017

One of the many activities that make up the first year of the Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project, delivered by… More

23rd March, 2017

One of the many activities that make up the first year of the Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project, delivered by… More

20th March, 2017

Racing to School is thrilled to announce that HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will be meeting with Newmarket Academy pupils… More

17th February, 2017

Racing to School's half-term activity included a Riders' Programme actitivy day at Towecester racecourse for Pony Club members. 

6th January, 2017

Entries open today for the 25th and last Martin Wills Writing Awards; they close on 28 February 2017.

2nd December, 2016

The education and community engagement charity Racing to School has signed up to The Giving Machine, a simple online charity… More


30th May, 2012

The first Racing to School Frankel Challenge Trophy charity race was held at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 12th May.  The race featured 11 riders who did incredibly well with their preparations and fundraising to make the whole day a real success.  In total the riders’ fundraising, auction and prize draw raised over £30,000 for BHEST’s Racing to School programme. 

Rivalries were running high on the day as Chris Stickels and Barney Clifford took each other on in the ultimate Battle of the Clerks.  Chris also had to watch out for his PA Beccy Green, who was desperate to beat him to the winning post! Chris won the battle convincingly, finishing the race in third but Jemima Hannon was the overall victor, riding home in style on the Hannon-owned Indian Art.  Jemima was closely followed by Anna Sherwood, daughter of Desert Orchid rider Simon, who came second in her first ever charity race.

The riders were all magnificent in their preparations for the race and in their sterling fundraising efforts.  The money raised will enable BHEST to support over 1,000 children and young people through the Racing to School programme in the next year.

Judith Allen, Executive Director of BHEST said, “We are so grateful to all 11 of the riders for their hard work and commitment.  The money they have raised is a huge boost to Racing to School and will enable us to continue to support children and young people from all backgrounds to learn in a new way, in the unique setting of their local racecourse.

I would also like to thank everyone at Ascot Racecourse for offering to host the race; riding the famous mile was certainly a draw for our riders.  The team were also incredibly supportive from day one. Beccy and Chris have been fantastic as have the marketing team who really helped BHEST to maximise on the PR opportunities the race offered.”

BHEST are hoping that the Racing to School Frankel Challenge Trophy will become an annual event at Ascot so they will be looking for riders in the New Year.  If you are interested in taking part please contact Gemma Lamb at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) so she can get in touch with you nearer the time.

BHEST - The Inaugural Racing to School Frankel Challenge a Great Success!

The Magnificent Eleven! L-R Jemima Hannon, James Main, Camilla Henderson, Chloe Homer, Rachel Levinson, Chris Stickels, Barney Clifford, Maurice McCarthy, Anna Sherwood, Phil Middleton and Beccy Green.