The Arabian Racing Organisation is delighted to confirm today that the popular Best Turned Out Series sponsored by Racing Welfare will be returning for the new season of UK Arabian racing. The series rewards the hard-working grooms with points awarded in every race and at the end of the season, the winners in each category will receive a cash prize of £125.

The three awards are presented as follows: to the individual from a yard with ten or more horses, to the individual with the most points from a yard with nine or fewer horses and a further award to the yard that accrues the most points overall, who will also receive a trophy. In addition, there will be five individual Best Turned Out cash awards of £20 presented by the regional Welfare Officer who will be representing Racing Welfare at the following meetings: Bath (11th May), Wolverhampton (23rd May), Newbury (30th June), Brighton (5th August) and Haydock (3rd September).

James Schofield, Head of Fundraising said: “Racing Welfare is very pleased to continue to support the ARO’s Best Turned Out Series. It’s important to recognise the hard work and care that goes into preparing a horse for the races, especially during Mental Health Awareness Week and Racing Staff Week when our regional teams will be awarding prizes at Bath and Newbury respectively. We’d like to wish all participants a successful 2022 season.”


Chloe Martin of Racing Welfare judging the Best Turned Out award


Genny Haynes, ARO CEO commented: “ARO is extremely grateful for the continued support of Racing Welfare, recognising all the hard-working staff behind the scenes and on course. We are also thrilled that the respective awards at Bath and Newbury will coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week and Racing Staff Week, showing our support to these two important campaigns.

“We look forward to our season starting on May 3rd at Lingfield Park.”