Sarah Gaisford is raising money & awareness for the Injured Jockeys Fund

A truly unique event will be happening at Exeter Racecourse on the first day of its new season, Thursday October 9 when paralysed former jockey Sarah Gaisford rides a full circuit of the racecourse.

It will be an emotional journey for Sarah who suffered her life-changing fall at the course in 2007 when the horse she was riding fell in a hurdle race.

Since then, Sarah, an enigmatic and immensely popular part of the Westcountry racing scene, has re-built her life from a wheel chair. She now devotes much of her time to fundraising for the Injured Jockeys’ Fund, with the help of her sponsor, Liberty Trails.

Sarah would like everyone to join her on this momentous occasion by taking part in a two mile sponsored walk on the service track inside the racecourse while she rides on the course accompanied by her two staunch supporters John Francome MBE and Richard Pitman.

The occasion is set to be both emotional and triumphant as Sarah makes her way down the home straight through an avenue of jockeys and trainers and comes full circle since her accident.

Please support Sarah in her quest to smash her fund-raising target of £20,000 for the Injured Jockeys’ Fund. She has already raised nearly £10,000.

Sign up for the sponsored walk and donate just £15 to

Every single person who signs up and donates a minimum of £15 will receive a free ticket to come racing on that day so that they can participate in the walk.

The walk starts at 12.30pm and walkers must be capable of completing two miles within an hour and a quarter.

The first of six races comes under starters’ orders at 2.20pm.

Please register here to take part in Full Circle with Sarah at Exeter Racecourse.

If you’d like to support Sarah, but cannot participate in the walk, please donate

Seven easy steps to sign up for Full Circle with Sarah at Exeter Racecourse

1. Sign-up on the right hand side of this page. One sign-up per person.

2. Confirm your entry – we will send you an email.

3. Then, Click on this link and donate £15 to

4. Your name and details will be added to a list on the gate at Exeter Racecourse.

5. When you arrive at Exeter Racecourse on October 9 you will be given your Grandstand and Paddock entry ticket.

6. Assemble at the start point at 12.15pm to commence your walk.

7. Good luck!