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Charles Owen Celebrates Pony Racing Sponsorship with Pony Racing Finals at the Newmarket Racecourse, October 6, 2012

Thursday 4th October 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The 2012 Charles Owen Pony Racing Series concludes Saturday, October 6, 2012 with the Pony Racing Finals at the Newmarket Racecourse. 

The Pony Racing Finals is the culmination of the 27 Racecourse Series races that have taken place throughout the year between April and October.  Points are accumulated for the Finals in each of two pony size categories – 138cm & under and 148cm & under.  Each pony race in the series is designed to mirror professional racing and give the participants insight and understanding of how the sport of horse racing operates.  Throughout the year, riders have competed in these qualifying races in the hopes of making it to the Finals at the Newmarket Racecourse.  Saturday’s Finals have been a goal for these riders throughout the Series.

This year’s Pony Racing Finals races will take place at 12:35pm and 1:00pm respectively, followed by the Awards Luncheon in the Sponsor’s Lounge.  In addition to other recognitions, each participant will receive a voucher for a Charles Owen helmet of their choice.

Long recognized in Britain as the leading innovator in rider safety and protection, Charles Owen is the international market leader in equestrian helmet design and innovation. Made in Wrexham, Wales, a Charles Owen helmet represents over 100 years of safety innovation within the high standards of traditional design.

Roy Burek, Managing Director of Charles Owen & Company, commented: “Charles Owen is pleased to continue its support of this introductory level to racing thereby ensuring the future of racing in the UK.  We fully expect that the pony riders of today will be the jockeys of tomorrow.”

Rebecca Davies, Chief Executive of the Pony Racing Authority, commented: “The 2012 Charles Owen Pony Racing Finals feature some of the best young jockeys out there and the two races are sure to be extremely competitive.  The sport continues to go from strength to strength, and thanks to Charles Owen’s continued support there are more exciting projects planned to encourage young people in to race riding.”

About Charles Owen, Inc.:

Charles Owen Inc. represents more than 100 years of innovation and style for a safer world. Each Charles Owen helmet is handcrafted using the highest quality materials. With the largest range of helmet styles and shapes, independently certified to up to four international equestrian safety standards, Charles Owen offers a wider range of protection in a potential accident. For further information, please visit:

For further information contact Danielle Santos, Director of Marketing  +1 703 819 5196

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