Racehorse up for grabs in raffle this Christmas for charity

A lucky Brit could win a racehorse in a raffle this Christmas for charity.

The winner will own the two-year-old filly for the 2021 Flat racing season, and get to name it and design its silks.

Hayley Turner, the first female jockey to ride 100 Flat winners in a calendar year, has agreed to be the horse’s jockey for the whole of next season.

James Ferguson will train the horse at his Newmarket yard and the winner will be able to visit her regularly.

He said the filly is speedily bred and “could be a star”.

Racehorse Lotto is offering the prize as part of its Christmas raffle this year and will cover all the training fees.

James Ferguson said: “While this is not just a fantastic opportunity for somebody to get involved in racing, it’s also a brilliant chance for me as this filly could be a star.

“She’s speedily bred and, all being well, will be forward enough to tackle some of the hot maidens in the spring and early summer.”

Hayley Turner added: “She looks a beautiful filly and I can’t wait to start riding her out over the winter.

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“James is a brilliant young trainer and I think the winner can expect to have some fun times with this filly.”

Tickets cost £10 with 20% of sales going to the charity Racing Welfare.

Tickets can be found here

The competition is open from now until 3pm on Christmas Day, when the winner is due to be called to receive the good news.

Hugh O’Donnell, the founder and CEO of Furlong Gaming, the parent company of Racehorse Lotto, said: “We have spent all summer looking for the right horse to wrap up as our Christmas Raffle prize and I think we’ve found a cracker.

“Whoever wins this prize should be in for an amazing ride in 2021.”

The horse up for raffle is a half-sister to Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes winner Good Vibes.

Good Vibes reached a rating of 103 last summer and returned over £100,000 in prize money for connections.

Entries can be made here.

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