Estate agent William Harford is among supporters of The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF) from hunts across the East of England, Gloucestershire and the Thames Valley who will race on Newmarket’s famous July Course at the Countryside Race Day on Thursday 23 June.

The charity race is being run in aid of TCAF’s charities Fishing 4 Schools, Falconry for Schools and Casting for Recovery and will be contested over eight furlongs, on mostly borrowed horses.

William, who works for estate agents Windsor Clive, specialising in training yards and stud farms, comes from farming stock and rides out for trainer George Baker at Manton. He hopes to find a horse from among his racing contacts and looks forward to riding at the famous course. Sponsor William at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/william-harford 

William said: “I am really looking forward to getting a taste of race riding. I really enjoy and love the countryside and am keen to help TCAF continue to promote rural ways of life to children, the wider public and in the political world.”

Newmarket celebrates its 350th anniversary this year and there will be a full day’s racing following the charity race at 1pm.

Tickets cost £65 and include a champagne reception, lunch and auction in the Moorestyle Marquee, entry to the members’ enclosure and a race card. To purchase, please contact Hattie Roger-Smith at [email protected], telephone 0207 8409298 or apply for tickets directly online at www.countryside-alliance.org/events/newmarket-raceday