“Golden ticket” initiative returns for Racing Staff Week 2018

28 Jun 2018 BHA Features Education/Training Grassroots

Racing staff will again have the chance to win an array of prizes thanks to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and Careersinracing’s “golden ticket” initiative for Racing Staff Week, which returns for 2018.

There will be 15 golden tickets hidden in envelopes across racecourses and training centres by BHA Raceday Officials or Racing Welfare Officers over the course of Racing Staff Week 2018, which runs from 30th June to 7th July. Stud Staff will also have the opportunity of finding a golden ticket during Tattersalls July Sale from 11th to 13th July.

The aim of this initiative is to highlight all the hard work and dedication put in by racing staff and to thank them for their continued hard efforts to support the industry.

The tickets can be redeemed for a £100 voucher from a choice of high street retailers including Amazon and iTunes.

13 Golden Tickets were discovered at racecourses and training centres across the course of Racing Staff Week last year, with £1200 in high street vouchers given away as well as an invitation for two to attend the 2018 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards.

Zoe Elliott, Head of Careers Marketing and Recruitment at the BHA, said:

“The golden ticket initiative was a great success last year and we are delighted to support Racing Welfare with Racing Staff Week which continues to go from strength to strength. We will also be providing Careersinracing branded clothing to all riders taking part in the Racing Staff charity races taking place at Doncaster and Newton Abbot.

“Make sure you keep an eye on Careersinracing’s social media feeds next week to be in with a chance of winning! If you do find one mention us on social media and use the hashtags #RacingStaffWeek and #Careersinracing.”

The winners will be required to return the winning golden ticket in a pre-paid envelope to 75 High Holborn, along with a completed claim form to include name, address, employer’s name and which voucher they would like.


Notes to editors:

  1. The tickets will be hidden in areas which only racing staff can access in the following locations on the following days:

30th June         Newmarket Racecourse

1st July             Uttoxeter Racecourse

2nd July            Hamilton Racecourse

3rd July            Brighton Racecourse & Epsom Training Centre

4th July             Worcester Racecourse & Middleham Training Centre

5th July             Yarmouth Racecourse & Malton Training Centre

6th July             Newton Abbot, Doncaster Racecourse & Lambourn Training Centre

7th July             Sandown Racecourse

 11th – 13th July Tattersalls

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  1. Winning tickets should be sent back to Careers in Racing, British Horseracing Authority, 75 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LS.
  2. Vouchers for either Amazon, Next, Argos, Nandos or iTunes and will be posted via special deliver on receipt of the golden ticket.
  3. More information about Careers in Racing can be found here.

5. More information about Racing Staff Week and Racing Welfare can be found here.