OXFORDSHIRE’S Eve Johnson Houghton and Harry Whittington are looking to support health workers by training a horse to raise funds for the NHS.

Johnson Houghton, who is based at Blewbury, near Didcot, is one of four trainers from across the country who have teamed up with racing club ‘In This Together Racing’ in a charity venture.

She has selected Ice Age, an eight-time winner with earnings of £227,175, for the scheme, which sees all profits split equally between Racing Welfare and NHS Charities Together.

Johnson Houghton is joined in the project by Shaun Keightley (Image Of The Moon), Steph Hollinshead (Miss Mocktail) and Henry Oliver (Hijran).

To get involved in the horses and raise funds it costs £99 for 12 months. Membership benefits include stable visits and trainer updates.

Whittington, who trains at Sparsholt, near Wantage, is aiming to pursue a similar initiative with Salto Chisco.

He is seeking to set up a syndicate to get the

12-year-old back in training for a summer jumping campaign continuing into the autumn/winter, with all profits going to the NHS.

Under his plan, it would cost £55 per month or a discounted £600 up front for the year.