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Rob Burrow’s namesake horse set for seasonal debut

Rob Burrow’s battle with Motor Neurone Disease has been ongoing for almost four years now and during that time there’s been numerous methods of fundraising, one being through the Good Racing Company.

The Good Racing Company have seen horses named after Burrow with proceeds of each horses prize money contributing to MND charities, whilst there’s also now a specific Rob Burrow Racing Club which fans can get involved in.

Within the Good Racing Company, the Rob Burrow Racing Club comprises ownership of three horses and is a direct affiliate of Motor Neurone Disease Association.

It was the work of the Motor Neurone Disease Association that helped Burrow record his voice through a process called voice banking, something that Burrow and wife Lindsey discussed on Channel 4’s ‘Packed Lunch’ show on Monday.

Effectively the process helps those in their early diagnosis stage record their voice and certain sayings in order for the voice to be recreated, as Robs has been so that he can now still speak electronically through the eye gaze technology.

That is just one of the few things that the Motor Neurone Disease Association do but the Rob Burrow Racing Club is affiliated, and so when you purchase membership to that then you directly help the MNDA.

Of the three horses in the Rob Burrow Racing Club it’s ‘Beep Beep Burrow’ that is set to run this weekend, with Burrow’s friend and former Leeds Rhinos teammate Barrie McDermott taking to his social media to raise the awareness of the news.

Posting on his X profile, formerly Twitter, McDermott posted: “He’s back!! Beep Beep Burrow is ready to make his seasonal debut and has been entered to run in the 13:05pm Novices Hurdle at Carlisle on Sunday 3rd December,” tagging the Good Racing Company.

He added: “Here’s how you support @Rob7Burrow and join the Rob Burrow Racing Club,” with a link to the Good Racing Club itself which shows methods of purchasing membership and supporting the cause.

Whilst Kevin Sinfield is set to begin his epic ‘Seven in Seven in Seven’ challenge on Friday, this serves to show that there are numerous ways for fans to help support the charitable organisations that do so much for our MND heroes like Rob.

Alongside Beep Beep Burrow the stable also has Macarone, an all year round flat race runner, and the original horse named after the legend himself, Burrow Seven, who now serves as an equine welfare horse.

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