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IJF Newmarket 01638 662246
Oaksey House 01488 674242
providing care, compassion, and financial help

Sharron Clare Murgatroyd

The funeral and service for Sharron Murgatroyd took place at Our Lady and St. Etheldreda Roman Catholic Church, Newmarket, Thursday 10th April 2.00 pm. The racing community turned out in force to pay their respects including close friends John Francome, Clare Balding and Jim Magrath. The many tributes were testament to Sharron's great courage and inspiration dispite the difficulties she faced since breaking her neck in a racing fall in 1991.

No flowers were requested but, if desired, donations to the Injured Jockeys Fund (charity no. 1107395) c/o Southgates of Newmarket, Funeral Directors 01638 662480. Read more.

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 £17m 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.


Oaksey House

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.


50th Anniversary

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.



Jenny Jones salutes IJF after Sochi success

 Sochi bronze medal winner Jenny Jones thanks the IJF for help in achieving her success.

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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


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