The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) confirmed the appointment of ARO registered amateur jockey, Ellie MacKenzie as the new Racing Welfare Jockey Ambassador for Arabian Racing. She will be promoting the work of Racing Welfare throughout the forthcoming season which starts at Wolverhampton on Sunday May 7.
Racing Welfare is the only charity to support all people who work in racing, from recruitment to retirement, and their services are also available to those working with Arabian racehorses, not just thoroughbreds.
Dawn Goodfellow, Chief Executive for Racing Welfare said: “The team at Racing Welfare are very pleased to be able to appoint Ellie as our sponsored Arabian Racing Jockey and Ambassador for Racing Welfare. We are sure that Ellie will be a great asset to the charity in helping to spread the word about the services that we offer to the whole of the workforce of racing, including those working in Arabian racing. I look forward to seeing Ellie riding in the Racing Welfare sponsored breeches for the first time at Wolverhampton on Sunday.”
ARO Director Genny Haynes was delighted with the appointment saying: “ARO welcomes the involvement of Racing Welfare in Arabian racing and we are sure that Ellie will do a fantastic job promoting both organisations. She had her first ever winner riding under ARO rules in 2015. She has since gone on to represent Great Britain in the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) Series, which promotes both Lady riders and Arabian racing around the world.”
She concluded: “We wish Ellie and all the other participants the best of luck for the forthcoming season.”