Jessica Bethell Charitable Foundation Dinner

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On May 10th 2016 the Jessica Bethell Charitable Foundation is holding a fundraising Dinner to be held at York Racecourse, with, we’re delighted to announce guest of honour The Princess Royal.

As Middleham, North Yorkshire currently has no facilities for the young people of the racing and farming communities, the Foundation’s aim is to purchase and establish a Centre in Jessica’s name that would offer socialising areas, IT, gym equipment, physio, subsidised food, (soft) drinks and accommodation.

The project will work closely with Racing Welfare who will deliver their services from the Centre and also Jack Berry by offering a local outreach support for stable staff that have undergone rehabilitation at the recently opened Jack Berry House in Malton.

We would be most grateful if you would consider either sponsoring a part of the evening, donating an Auction prize or taking a table/tickets. Please contact

We are so grateful for support in not only honouring Jessica but helping to raise funds for worthy causes.



Last years Foundation fundraising Dinner raised thousands thanks in part to the colt Jessinamillion who was auctioned and raised £20,000!

The costs involved with the racehorse have been met by James and Sally for the first 2 years of his career and he will run in the owners colours, all prize monies will go to the new owner.

The colt is a half brother to 4 winners, Charlcot, Apricot Sky, Princess Peaches and Fruit Salad. His Dam, Miss Apricot ran twice and is a half sister to multiple 5/6 furlong winner Orchestration out of a mile listed winner, closely related to Eastern Purple.

His Father, the legendary Handicapper Mine (Primo Dominie x Ellebanna), won 3 Bunbury Cups, a Royal Hunt Cup, a Victoria Cup, the Listed John of Gaunt Stakes and £355,107 in prize money!

It’d be fair to say we’re very pleased with Jessinamillion’s progress so far.  The physical and mental improvement he’s shown from Foal to 2 Year Old has been quite something and as he matures he’s beginning to display some of his father’s traits!

Since being backed he’s taken well to being a Racehorse and is learning by the day.  On the gallops he relaxes well and goes about his business in a professional manner.DSC01864

Jessinamillion covers a lot of ground with his long stride when stretching out and is light on his feet which bodes well as at the moment he is gradually stepping up in his work as the Flat Season looms closer!

So far he’s shown us he has talent and with his size and scope we’d be very hopeful that he’d emulate Mine and display that on the racecourse!

Jessinamillion is named after Jessica, and has made a great contribution to our aim of raising a million pounds over the coming years.



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  • Gordon Taylor

    For years I have been fervent and enthusiastic follower of James and his team of horses. I had the good fortune along with my wife of being shown around the establishment and in doing so had the pleasure of being served tea with James by jessica. My wife and I was devastated to learn of her death. She touched our lives only momentarily – but never to be forgotten! I am in my late 70’s and being on the state pension money is scarce, but I fervently hope jessinamillion foundation is successful in every way.

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