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THE ERNEST COOPER MACMILLAN RIDE OF THEIR LIVES

The Ernest Cooper Macmillan Ride of Their Lives race, which was postponed from June 2020, will take place as part of a new race meeting at York Racecourse on Friday 24 September 2021.  

The race will coincide with the Macmillan’s flagship fundraising event, Coffee Morning, which sees people come together to raise funds for people living with cancer.  

Twelve amateur riders from across the UK have already raised over £90,000 for Macmillan, all the money raised will support the charity’s Yorkshire Appeal, providing vital support to people living with cancer in the region. The race itself involves months of intense jockey training before racing thoroughbred horses round York’s iconic course.

The twelve amateur jockeys have been chosen to take part in the once in a lifetime charity challenge at York Racecourse, the day is widely recognised as one of the most successful charity racedays in the UK, having raised over £9,000,000 for charity over the last 50 years.

Racing fans can support the riders in September by donating on their JustGiving pages here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/macmillan/macmillanraceday2020 and by attending the race. 

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