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Doddie Weir OBE is one of rugby’s most recognisable personalities. He earned 61 caps for Scotland and represented the British and Irish Lions.


The number “5” is a special number for the Foundation and is a reference to Doddie’s club jersey number (Melrose and Newcastle Falcons) and the jersey he wore when he earned his 61 caps for Scotland.


In June 2017, Doddie revealed he was suffering from Motor Neuron Disease (MND). From the outset, Doddie has been driven to help fellow sufferers and seek ways to research this, as yet incurable disease.

After a courageous, brave and resilient fight, Doddie regrettably passed away in November 2022. The Foundation remains committed to fulfilling Doddie’s dream and honoring his legacy by continuing to raise awareness and much needed money to support medical trials to ultimately bring about a world free of MND.


“This strong colt, a son of Pearl Secret, has been named in Doddie’s honour. He has
a long, purposeful walk, well-developed shoulders, with a powerful middle frame and a lightly sprung rib cage. His pedigree was a standout to us at the yearling sales last year and he’s done nothing but impress since in both his physical development and temperament. He is growing stronger by the day and will soon be ready to burn up the track!” - Trainer, Robyn Brisland.


Cross Channel Racing has been inspired by Doddie’s story and the fantastic work the foundation has done so far. That is why we are delighted to announce them as our foundation partner, and to also offer out a very unique deal to any new member. We are committed to honour Doddie’s legacy, and therefore a portion of every membership, 50% of prize money and 50% of sales proceeds will go straight

to the foundation for every horse a member is involved in.


Prize money


Sales proceeds


Member fees


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