For Sunday’s London Marathon, British Horseracing is fielding a team of 23 to run in aid of the Spinal Injuries Association and the Tristram Ricketts Appeal.
The team includes:
James Armstrong (Newcastle Racecourse) Annette Baker (BHA)
Craig Benton (British Racing School) Susan Carson (Catterick Racecourse)
Harriet Collins (JSC Sport) Lisa Delany (JETS)
David Dennis (Jump jockey) Izzy Desailly (PJA)
Beth Greener (Racing Post) Richard Hammill (Pontefract Racecourse)
Claire Hazell (PJA) Claire Higgins (British Racing School)
Keith Jones (Cheltenham Racecourse) Kate Lewis (Jimmy Fortune Racing)
Emma McCall (Horse & Hound) Fiona Needham (Catterick Racecourse)
Richard Norris (Jockey Club Racecourses) Philip Pritchard (Amateur Jockeys Association)
Jon Ryan (BHA) Dan Sait (Racing Post)
Chris Stickels (Ascot Racecourse) Gerard de Waal (Racing UK)
Michael Wilson (Racing UK)
Ian Renton, Lizzie Lea, Luke Harvey and James Oldring have, unfortunately, had to withdraw with vets’ certificates.
The Spinal Injuries Association would like to thank the whole team for their dedication; donors for their support; and James Oldring for organising the team. Over £28,000 has been raised so far – a fantastic achievement.
Tristram, who died sadly in November 2007, was one of the most popular and respected figures in British Racing. In his memory, an appeal is underway to raise £150,000 for the Spinal Injuries Association Academy, which provides a forum for expert discussion of research and medical innovation as well as offering training and education expertise, thus playing a vital role in the future betterment of the lives of paralysed people.
Jon Ryan, BHA Director of Communications (and competitor), said:
“The response has been incredible both from those taking part and the hundreds who have contributed by way of sponsorship. The gain is there for the Tristram Ricketts Appeal and the SIA, and now the pain is imminent for those of us mad enough to take on 26.2miles around London on what is forecast to be the hottest day of the year so far!”
If you would like to get behind the team and sponsor them you can visit:
For further information: James Oldring BHA 020 7152 0047/ 07966 546841
Sarah Tennent SIA 0845 678 6633