The Racing for Maggie’s Partnership is celebrating its long standing fundraiser and Cheltenham based horse trainer Kim Bailey.
A percentage of 10 year-old Another Venture’s winnings goes to the Maggie’s Cancer Centres, a charity providing free support and information across their 25 UK based centres.
Bailey has trained over 1300 winners and is one of the few trainers to achieve the magical “Big Three”, winning The Grand National, The Cheltenham Gold Cup and The Champion Hurdle.
Since arriving to the Cotswolds and Thorndale Farm in 2006 Another Venture and Bailey have raised over £25,000 for the charity.
“Over the period of time we’ve been doing this we’ve raised just over £25,000 which I think is a phenomenal way of raising money for charity’s while also getting people involved in racing at the same time.”
It isn’t Bailey’s first time working alongside a charity, the trainer has previously worked alongside Guy’s & St Thomas’ Kidney Patients Association, Kidney Research UK, Help the Heroes and Spinal Research.
Galloping To Give was founded by Henry Kimbell, a lifelong racing fan who after his own experience with cancer wanted to combine his passion for horses, while also providing support for family’s affected by the illness.
Kimbell aims to assists businesses and charities learning more about horse racing and ultimately bring more people to the races and encouraging more people to learn to follow certain horses and trainers.
Another Venture is set to run on Thursday in the 16:50 Kim Muir Handicap Chase, the 10 year old is currently 40/1 (The Racing Post) and will be cheered on by everyone down at Maggie’s Cancer Centres.
Maggie’s has a Cheltenham based centre that provides support for individuals or loved ones dealing with cancer.