Rob and Lindsey Burrow become patrons of TGRC

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Rob and Lindsey Burrow become patrons of The Good Racing Company as they receive a further two donations of £7,777

  • To date Rob and Lindsey have received £185,554 for MND causes from The Good Racing Company
  • These two cheques for £7,777 will be donated directly to The Rob Burrow 7 Discretionary Trust, which will make a significant improvement to Rob’s quality of life

Rob and Lindsey Burrow announced on Sunday 28 January 2024 that they were becoming patrons of The Good Racing Company.

The Good Racing Company was formed in October 2020 by entrepreneur and racing enthusiast Phil Hawthorne as an innovative way to fundraise for Rob Burrow after the former Leeds Rhinos star announced he was living with MND. To date it has raised over £185,554 for Rob and MND charities through selling memberships to the Rob Burrow Racing Club.

At an event for Good Racing Company members at Craig Lidster’s racing yard in Easingwold on Sunday, Rob and Lindsey were presented with two giant cheques each for the value of £7,777 in tribute to the number seven shirt Rob wore for Leeds Rhinos.

Photography by Megan Dent

The Good Racing Company donation was generated through membership sales of The Rob Burrow Racing Club, whilst the second cheque from was from Black Sheep Brewery. Black Sheep, which is a Good Racing Company partner,  launched a special Burrow’s Blonde beer in 2023 which donated 10 pence from every pint or bottle to the Rob Burrow 7 Discretionary Trust and the Rob Burrow Racing Club. This is the first donation it has made.

Says Rob: “Lindsey and I are thrilled to become patrons of The Good Racing Company. We’ve spent many an afternoon at the races cheering on our horses alongside some of the people that have bought membership to the racing club. It’s great to know we have so much support and are overwhelmed by the money raised over the past three years.”

The Good Racing Company now has nine racehorses in its stable, and in the coming months each will be assigned a charity cause that they will raise money and awareness for. Rob and Lindsey will be heavily involved in the process of considering causes and specific charities.

Rob continues “We’re really excited to be involved in the shaping of The Good Racing Company’s future. The past few years have shown that there’s a lot of support in racing for charity both from the horseracing community itself and from new people discovering the sport for the first time – just like Lindsey and I. The potential to get behind so many different causes is really exciting and we can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Through their involvement in The Good Racing Company, Rob and Lindsey have developed a real passion for horse racing, and attend as many race days as they can. Rob’s Grandfather used to love placing a bet on the horses, and it seems Rob has inherited the thrill for the sport. He says: “Nothing beats the thrill of the final furlong!”

The Good Racing Company has celebrated three winners and five places so far in 2024, including Rubellite on January 2nd at Wolverhampton, Basholo on 13th January at Wolverhampton, Alfa Kellenic on 17th January at Newcastle.

In August 2023 Paul Hanagan announced he was becoming The Good Racing Company’s first Director of Racing. Paul was a hugely successful dual champion jockey riding over 2,000 winners.

Annual memberships to The Rob Burrow Racing Club can be purchased from  Members get regular racing updates, a smart membership pack which includes a bespoke metal members badge and lapel badge. They are also given the opportunity to attend stable experiences, race days and networking events.

Black Sheep Brewery will continue to raise money for MND causes via Burrow’s Blonde beer which can be bought from their online shop.

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