About the Horse Racing Industry

The Horse Racing industry generates billions of pounds for the British economy and is actually the second biggest spectator sport here in the UK with over 5 million people visiting British racecourses every year. It has been part of our identity for hundreds of years and although it is still considered the Sport of Kings has become an entertainment for all of us through televised events, newspapers and bookmakers.

The industry employs over 100,000 people in a wide range of different job roles from working directly with horses to more office based roles.

Whatever you decide upon, qualifications, hands-on experience and of course a love of horses will all be a good starting point in getting into the industry.

British Racing School

Newmarket is considered to be the home of racing and its where you will find the British Racing School.

The British Racing School offers training for numerous different career paths from stable staff, trainer, racing secretary to jockey. They are a registered training provider, therefore you can continue your education with them when you leave school.

To find out if a career in horse racing is really for you the British Racing School offers an apprenticeship programme in racehorse care which offers free tuition and is open to absolute beginners. All you would have to do is prove that you have what it takes and you will be accepted onto a 14 week pre-apprenticeship programme, if successfully completed to the required standard this could lead to a full-time paid job in the industry. For further information, see the BRS website

Whatever you decide upon, there are a vast range of training opportunities available within the industry which all lead to exciting and challenging careers.

For further information on the options available to you follow the various links on this page.

Did You Know?
Every Thoroughbred you find on the turf today can be traced back to the sires from Charles II and the Stuarts era.

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