Furlong Factor 2021: Singing Competition Returns

News | 31st March 2021

The Furlong Factor, a singing competition open to anyone that works in the racing industry is now open for entries. Organised by charity, Racing Welfare, the eventual winner will get a £1,500 cash prize.

The standout charitable fundraising event in 2020 is back! The Furlong Factor is the brainchild of charity Racing Welfare and aims to both raise funds for its many good causes and find racing’s best singer.

The competition is free to enter and the winner will walk away with £1,500 in cash and a stunning trophy from Inkerman London.

In 2020, the competition created an incredible and much-needed buzz in the time of the first lockdown throughout the racing industry, with #FurlongFactor trending on Twitter.

This year will be no different and it is hoped that the Furlong Factor will provide some brilliant entertainment in lockdown three, as well as raising essential funds for the charity.

How to enter?

To enter the Furlong Factor contestants must work in horse racing and then simply record themselves singing into their phone and email their videos to communications@racingwelfare.co.uk or send in by WhatsApp to 07970 631170. 

Entries close on Wednesday 21st April. Full details on how to enter and all the terms and conditions are on the Racing Welfare website.

How will the winner be decided?

The best and most entertaining entries will go through to a round of heats which will run each evening from 26th April to 30th April. 

Each heat will generate a winner, as voted for by the public, who will go through to a final due to be held on Tuesday 4th May.

Ahead of the final, fans will have the opportunity to back their favourite contestant through the Tote, before voting is  then opened  to find the winner of the Furlong Factor 2021. The winner will be announced live on Sky Sports Racing.

All funds raised from the Furlong Factor will go towards Racing Welfare’s Lost Events Appeal. The charity’s usual calendar of fundraising events continues to be impacted by the pandemic at a time when Racing Welfare’s services have never been so crucial to the wellbeing of those working in the industry.

You can find out more about Racing Welfare’s Lost Events Appeal and donate here.