Olympic Glory boosts funding for Jack Berry House

Last Updated: 17/05/14 4:42pm

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Owner Sheikh Joaan with Olympic Glory following his Lockinge success

Owner Sheikh Joaan with Olympic Glory following his Lockinge success

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Olympic Glory’s win in the JLT Lockinge Stakes was good news for the Injured Jockeys Fund and their Jack Berry House project.

Olympic Glory’s win in the JLT Lockinge Stakes was good news for the Injured Jockeys Fund and their Jack Berry House project.

In a new fundraising initiative by Al Shaqab Racing, 20 of their horses, including Sandiva, will race this season to raise funds for the IJF's second rehabilitation centre, which is due to open in November this year.

All of their UK win and place prize money will be donated by Al Shaqab Racing to Jack Berry House in order to help them achieve their project fundraising target of £3.1 million.

Harry Herbert, Racing Advisor to Al Shaqab Racing, commented: "Sheikh Joaan wants to support the fantastic work that Jack Berry and the Injured Jockeys Fund are doing all over the country and Jack Berry House is the perfect vehicle. We have created the Al Shaqab Racing Super 20 group of horses all of whose UK win and place prize money this season will be donated to Jack Berry House."

Jack Berry, Vice President of the Injured Jockeys Fund, commented: "We are obviously thrilled and very excited with the news that the Al Shaqab Racing Super 20 horses will be running to raise money to help us reach our Jack Berry House fund raising target and what a great start with Olympic Glory winning this afternoon at Newbury. I know everyone at the Injured Jockeys Fund will be cheering on those 20 horses all season."

The Al Shaqab Racing Super 20 horses raising money for Jack Berry House are Al Thakhira, Aldayha, Aledaid, Alhamareer, Asyaad, Ayaar, Barreesh, Bnedel, Brutus, Lathah, Lwah, Mishgar, Osaila, Sandiva, Shamshon, Sir Mike, Sirheed, Thahab, Wajeeh and Ya Hade Ye Delil. The prize money already accrued by the nominated horses, which totals nearly £50,000, will be included in the Jack Berry House donation. 

Olympic Glory will not be part of the Super 20 for the remainder of the season but his winnings from the JLT Lockinge have also been donated by HRH Sheikh Joaan to kick start the initiative. 

Prize Money Breakdown To Date

Sandiva - £28,000

Sir Mike - £10,000

Ayaar - £5,500

Al Thakhira - £3,500 

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