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Join our Our 555 Team Challenge To raise £15,000 over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend


Our 555 Team Challenge

To raise £15,000 over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend

Our poster boy is Mr Vitality, who was 30-years old on his official racing birthday at the beginning of this year, though his actual birthday is not until September 2021.  Mr Vitality had an illustrious racing career, which included winning the Hong Kong Triple Crown.

So how come such a champion, bred in Australia to race in Hong Kong, is living out his retirement in a small sanctuary in West Sussex, we hear you ask?  Hong Kong does not have the space: thousands of his fans came to the airport to see him off to retire in the peace and tranquility of the English countryside; bequeathed to The Racehorse Sanctuary with a generous dowry.

Not all former racehorses are so lucky.  Suffice it to say that even if all the recommendations of the recent Aftercare Funding Review of the Horse Welfare Board are implemented, there will still be a need for The Racehorse Sanctuary to provide a safety net for former racehorses subject to the vagaries of Fate.

Our team target is to raise £15,000, one month’s running costs for the charity. Our challenge will take place in the run up to, and over the weekend of the Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 31 May 2021.

This will require up to 3,000 participants to cover at least 5km each, an ambitious but worthwhile target.  Is this achievable?  Yes, if you join our team:


Which is why there are 555 reasons it is vital you compete.

Make a suggested donation of £5

Cover at least 5 kilometres riding, running, walking, cycling, swimming:

the activity choice is yours, but most importantly

Encourage 5 other participants to join you in our team


Bonus 5: open your own fundraising page and secure at least 5 donations

If you are comfortable doing this, post a story about your 555 activity on social media tagging us @The Racehorse Sanctuary and using the hashtag #555reasons2compete


To Join our Team and Donate

Go online:

or TEXT HORS001 to 70970 (*)

or post your cheque to:
2 Crouch Farm Cottages, Barlavington, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0LQ

(*) Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see: