Racehorses Receive £10,000 Boost
of the Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre Brough Scott will today
(TUESDAY 17 JUNE) be receiving £10,000 on behalf of one of
Britain's welfare centres for retired racehorses.
will be handed the cheque on the first day of Royal Ascot by Stephen
Crown, trustee of the Racehorse Owners Association's Emergency Relief
was set up by the ROA five years ago to raise money to provide cover
for former racehorses found in distress. This is the third lump
sum donation being made by the charity. The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation
Centre received £10,000 in 2001, and in November last year
Greatwood Caring for Retired Racehorses received the same gift.
trustee Stephen Crown, who is also a Council member of the ROA,
said: "The Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre does sterling
work in caring for the welfare of former racehorses."
hand to lend his support will be top National Hunt trainer Nicky
most famous resident living at the centre - which is at Huntingrove
Stud, Slinford, West Sussex - is Moorcroft Boy, winner of the Scottish
Grand National seven years ago.