A big day of racing takes place this Saturday at Haydock as one of the best races of the National Hunt season gets under starters orders, The Betfair Chase, to mark the occasion Betfair have enhanced last year’s winner and Saturday’s favourite, Cue Card.
Betfair also have an enhancement on the favourite in the Betfair Price Rush Hurdle as well as a great promo for existing customers.
What is National Jockey Day?
The UK’s favourite betting exchange and our favourite cash out website has joined forces with the Injured Jockeys Fund and the Merseyside track to raise funds and provide support and recognition for jockeys across the country.
National Jockey Day has also received the backing of eight-time champion jumps legend Paul Nicholls.
Retired jump jockey Mick Fitzgerald, is also getting behind National Jockey Day, having experienced first-hand how a jockey’s career can end in a split second, after he broke his neck in a fall in the Grand National.
Racing may be a great sporting occasion and an enjoyable day out for punters, as well as a great opportunity for Ladies to display their fashion sense at the big race meetings but jockeys get up at the crack of dawn to train, drive hundreds of miles to their races and push themselves and their bodies to the limit in constant danger of injury.
A Betfair spokesperson said: “We feel jockeys are one of the hardest working athletes in sport and deserve a day where the nation supports their unwavering efforts.”
How to Support National Jockey Day
You can show your support National Jockey Day by tweeting #NationalJockeyDay with £1 per tweet being donated to the Injured Jockeys Fund by Betfair.
Fans can also make a donation of £5 by texting ‘IJF’ to 70800 on/or ahead of Saturday.
National Jockey Day Betting Offers
10/1 Cue Card to win + Money Back If You Lose – Betfair Chase
3/1 The New One to win + Money Back If You Lose – The Betfair Price Rush Hurdle
3/1 Winner Promo – All Betfair Customers
Back a 3/1 winner or more at Haydock or Ascot and get a bonus bet to the same value