Plans for a new Injured Jockeys Fund and British Racing School Rehabilitation and Fitness Centre in Newmarket
26th Feb 2016 | News
Lisa Hancock , CEO of the Injured Jockeys Fund, says:
“There is a natural synergy working with the British Racing School in Newmarket and, together, we are at the very early stages of exploring what we might be achievable. Our current two centres, Oaksey House in Lambourn and Jack Berry House in Malton, play an important role in both rehabilitation and day-to-day fitness, and if we can, we would love to be able to offer Newmarket based jockeys a similar level of support. We also hope to be able to work really closely with the other charities already based in Newmarket”.
Grant Harris, CEO of the British Racing School says:
“We are delighted to be working with the IJF to investigate the possibility of bringing state-of-the-art rehabilitation and gym facilities for jockeys to Newmarket. Both Oaksey House and Jack Berry House provide invaluable support and it would be wonderful to offer the same range of facilities here. For our part we are in desperate need of a new gym for our trainees and other courses so this seems a perfect fit. There is much work to do and no fixed dates as we are only in the initial planning stages, but we can use the IJF’s knowledge from the previous two builds to move quite fast.”
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