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We are dedicated to improving and promoting the welfare of retired racehorses through education, rehabilitation, retraining and suitable rehoming in order to ensure that our Thoroughbreds have a rewarding and valuable life after their racing careers have ended.

As the pioneering Thoroughbred welfare centre in the UK for almost 30 years, our centre has been a safe haven for any Thoroughbred that has fallen on hard times as the Charity will never turn away a horse that needs help.

Our charitable activities along fund these vulnerable horses through their rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming including regular checks to ensure their future is safe-guarded for life as BTRC never sells their horses but instead offers them on forever loan.

As part of our British Thoroughbred Aftercare programme we provide a 24/7 Thoroughbred Helpline for any Thoroughbred owner and a Vulnerable Horse Programme for any Thoroughbred, whether it has raced or not and which is in need of additional care.

We are raising funds to help continue our much needed work with vulnerable thoroughbreds. You can find out more about our work here

To support us, you can take part in the Halloween Race. Buy a virtual balloon for just £3, between now and the start date, using the blue tab at the bottom of this page. You can even gift balloons to your friends and family! The race starts 31st October 2023 at 12pm. The race will be 7 days long and the winning balloon is the one that has flown the furthest, as measured in a straight line from the launch location.

You will be able to name, decorate and alter the parameters of your balloon which will effect how it flies. The race uses real weather conditions including wind speed and current temperature.

This is a national race, and there are other charities and organisations taking part. This means that your balloon is competing individually. The national race are offering 2 prizes:

1.£100 cash
2. Amazon Alexa / Echo Dot 4th Generation!

We will also be offering prizes for the 1st to 3rd place and the best decorated balloon will win a mystery prize – so it’s all to play for! If we sell more than 1000 balloons, we will receive a further donation of £100.

You will need to create an account when buying a balloon, as this allows you to track it’s progress all week via the dashboard. It also ensures eco racing can contact you if your balloon wins the national race. You can buy as many balloons as you would like (£3 per balloon) which increases your chance of winning. Once the race has started you will be unable to buy more balloons or make any changes to it. Every balloon bought will help towards our goal.

Please share to all your friends, family, colleagues and anyone you know! Thank you for your support, and good luck!

Our fundraising target is: £5000

Gross monies raised so far: £18

Supporters so far: 4

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Supporter Balloons (6)

  • Good luck BTRC joined the race on September 21, 2023, 10:59 AM

  • The Meadwells joined the race on September 20, 2023, 12:47 PM

  • Meady joined the race on September 20, 2023, 12:47 PM

  • And were off joined the race on September 19, 2023, 1:14 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on September 19, 2023, 1:14 PM

  • Sarah joined the race on July 20, 2023, 6:32 PM