Racing is Everyone’s Sport

On behalf of racing, Great British Racing has today launched its ‘Racing is Everyone’s Sport’ campaign in support of Stonewall’s annual Rainbow Laces activity, with the objective of making everyone, regardless of their sexuality, feel welcome within sport.
Racing Is Everyone’s Sport aims to encourage and welcome LGBT+ participation in the sport of horseracing, bringing the racing community together to champion inclusion for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.
As part of the campaign, Great British Racing has produced a video with contributions from industry figures, including ex-jockey Victoria Smith, work rider Christopher Williams and industry courses manager and racehorse owner Di Farrell-Thomas (all pictured) and trainer Mick Appleby, sharing their personal experiences in the sport and pledging their support to LGBT+ communities.
In addition, on Saturday 5th December at Sandown Park, Aintree and Wolverhampton racecourses, all jockeys will be encouraged to wear rainbow armbands and rainbow pin badges will also be available for racecourse staff and spectators to show their support to racing’s LGBT+ community.

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