Greatwood Charity's Newbury events re-scheduled - amateur riders race & their raceday

Written by Tony Millett on .

Newbury's presentation podium dressed for the Greatwood Charity Raceday Newbury's presentation podium dressed for the Greatwood Charity Raceday As Newbury will be racing 'behind closed doors' this coming weekend, the charity race re-scheduled for Saturday, 21 March will NOT now take place.  The Greatwood Charity has two new Newbury Racecourse dates for your diaries - Saturday, 21 March and Saturday, 16 May.


The weather at the end of February led to the cancellation of racing at Newbury on the last day of the month - February 29.  And with it went Greatwood's 2020 Raceday and the amateur riders charity race in aid of Greatwood.

The charity race has been re-scheduled as the last race on the last day of Newbury's jump season - Saturday, 21 March.   The start-time for this race will be 6pm.

"This means", says a Greatwood spokesperson, "that all the intrepid riders who have worked so hard will be able to ride."

The Greatwood Raceday - with a hospitality tent and auction event - will be during the Flat season on Saturday, May 16.  This means that the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing silent auction - which was put on hold when the racing was cancelled - will re-open on Friday, May 1 and close at 4.05pm on May 16.

The 2019 Greatwood Charity Raceday at Newbury raised £95,000.  Greatwood's base is at Clench Common just south of Marlborough.