Providing care, compassion and financial help, to injured jockeys
Founded in 1964 following the devastating accidents to Tim Brookshaw, and then Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National, the Injured Jockeys Fund has since spent over £18m in helping over 1000 jockeys whose injuries have forced some of them to give up riding.
Our aim is to maintain this ethos with continuing support for our existing beneficiaries and to provide immediate and effective help to all newly injured jockeys in whatever way is appropriate to ensure a reasonable quality of life for them and their families.
Michael Scudamore, head of racing dynasty, dies aged 81
Michael Scudamore, who won the Grand National in 1959 riding Oxo and before that in 1957 the Gold Cup on Linwell, has died aged 81.
Scudamore was regarded as one of the leading jockeys of his time and inspired his son Peter to follow in his footsteps with great success and in turn his grandsons Tom and Michael who are also forging very successful careers as jockey and trainer respectively.
Peter Scudamore, Vice Patron of the Injured Jockeys Fund said "He was a hero to us"
Oaksey House, situated in Lambourn, Berkshire, is a rehabilitation centre for jockeys past and present, the racing workforce, other sports men and women and those from the local community.
Jack Berry House
Planning permission was granted by Ryedale District Council on Tuesday 12th March at 6.00pm for the Injured Jockeys Fund’s second rehabilitation centre, ‘Jack Berry House’, to be built at Malton in North Yorkshire.
2014 is a milestone year for the Injured Jockeys Fund as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Throughout the year there will be a number of celebration events up and down the country including IJF racedays at many racecourses. We hope there is something for everyone to celebrate with us.
Listen to former jockey Simon Elliott Radio interview
Listen to former jockey Simon Elliott being interviewed by presenter Simon Davis on Castledown radio talking about the IJF and how it has helped him build a new career after racing. Click to listen