Oddschecker is donating 5p for every single bet placed on Cheltenham Festival to the Injured Jockeys Fund.
A jockey will fall off their horse once every 16 rides, with 18% of all those resulting in an injury.
Since its establishment in 1964, the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) has helped over 1,000 jockeys and their families, paying out over £18m in charitable assistance.
As integral to the sport as the horses themselves, these brave jockeys put their lives on the line – all in the name of entertainment.
That’s why Oddschecker is donating 5p for every £1+ bet placed through Oddschecker to the IJF for the entirety of the Cheltenham Festival 2019.
They're also doubling it for the Cheltenham Gold Cup and donating a minimum of £10,000 on top.
Who’s supporting the IJF campaign?
Racing royalty such as Ed Chamberlin, Oli Bell and Fran Berry, George Baker and Brian Toomey are all on board.
Sporting Life ambassador Ed Chamberlin said: “What an honour, what a big responsibility for me. I’m thrilled about it, it’s lovely to be able to give something back.
“Anyone who loves their racing has such a debt of gratitude to the brave and hardy souls who ride these horses.
“If you love your racing, you should support the Injured Jockeys Fund, in my eyes, it’s as simple as that.”
Sky Bet ambassador Oli Bell could speak from experience on the importance of the work the IJF do: "There are so many people that I know and have known through the years that have needed the help from the IJF, have got unbelievable help from the IJF, and have received unbelievable benefits from that.
"Both in terms of their mental state and also their physical well-being, their financial security etc”
Recently injured jockey Fran Berry on why investment in the IJF is so important: “The facilities here are top class… It allows the team to really expand your rehab programs.
“It’s a massive difference not just when you’re out injured but when you’re currently riding if you’re carrying injuries."
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