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Racing for a Cause was set up by Sharon and Michael Blake to provide an affordable horse racing club combined with supporting charitable causes.

A friendly, fun syndicate that raises funds for charities through winnings and fundraising events. 

The club has enjoyed a lot of success since its conception with our first two horses Bounty Pursuit and Freedom and Wheat. Both these horses have now retired and we now have Clearance who runs on both the flat and over hurdles.

Our Horse


Clearance - Racing for a Cause
photo by PPAUK
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The purpose of Racing for a Cause was to raise some money for various charities through our winnings and fundraising events. We have successfully supported with over £15,5000: St. Peters Hospice, Dorothy House Hospice, Julia’s House Hospice for children, Bath RUHX (formerly Forever Friends appeal), Injured Jockeys fund and Carmela’s Fight to stay mobile. We have also sent emergency funds to the Syria Earthquake appeal.

NO BALLOTS FOR TICKETS: Ensuring all our club members enjoy being part of Racing for a Cause is imperative to Sharon & Michael, so there has not been, so far, a time where we haven’t been able to get Owners tickets.

Owners enjoy all the hospitality perks at the racecourse including entry to the parade ring to meet the jockey and see the horse walk around – also coming back into the winner’s enclosure!!

We welcome all our club members to the stables when they wish to visit, but we also hold open mornings where members can see the horses working on the gallops.

It’s a very friendly club and we have enjoyed quiz evenings, auctions, race nights & prosecco & canapes in the farm garden at Staverton with live music.

We also have Racing for a Cause branded clothing.

All this for £50 per month, per member – what’s not to love!!

Summer 2023 Newsletter for Racing for a Cause

Summer 2023 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

  • Clearance - our Superstar
  • New Beginnings
    • Freedom and Wheat (Dommy)
    • Bounty Pursuit (Bounty)
  • Fundraising
  • Syndicate Membership
  • Thank You

Read the R4AC summer 2023 newsletter


Our Retired Horses

Bounty Pursuit

Bounty Pursuit - Racing for a Cause

Freedom and Wheat

Freedom and Wheat - Racing for a Cause
St Peters Hospice Logo Forever Friends Logo
Dorothy House Hospice Logo Julia's House Hospice Logo Camela's Fight to stay mobile logo Injured Jockey Fund Logo

How to Join

The cost per member is £50 per month. There are no upfront purchase costs. Payment is by standing order and we just ask for 2 months notice should you wish to discontinue your membership.

If you would like to join Racing for a Cause, please email Allie at racingforacause02@gmail.com or call her on 07988522740 to register your interest. You can either pay monthly, quarterly, half yearly or yearly - completely up to you.

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Horses in Training at Michael Blake Racing

Michael Blake Racing welcomes new owners

If you would like your horse trained by Michael Blake or you're interested in becoming an owner, please contact us

07971 675 180