Racing To Help Ukraine: Trainer Gay Kelleway Leads Equine Aid Mission From Britain

A British horse racing collective has made its first trip to the Ukrainian border, delivering multiple loads of supplies for both humanitarian and equine relief causes.

The “Racing To Help Ukraine” humanitarian aide team, led by retired trainer Charlie Mann and jockeys Oisin Murphy and A.P. McCoy, began their journey on April 10 and arrived on Tuesday, April 12.

Additionally, trainer Gay Kelleway led a second team designed to support equine aide for horses rescued from Ukraine. According to racingpost.com, Kelleway also left on April 10 and arrived at a Polish stable on the border on April 12. There are approximately 25 horses at the stable, with more expected; Kelleway plans to make another trip next week.

“It’s horrendous,” Kelleway told the Racing Post. “Horses have been so good to me in life, without them I’d be nothing. I felt I had to do something, and what I saw today was heartbreaking. It’s awful.

“Me and Neil Carson, my co-driver, were going to stay but we were told we would be of more help going back and getting more supplies to keep it going to bring horses back next week. It isn’t getting better this war, in fact it’s getting far worse.”

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