British Racing School

There’s a lot to learn…
Did you know that throughout our residential course the trainees wear an ear piece so they can receive instruction whilst riding. Not only is this a great way to learn and react to what’s happening with the horse you’re on, it also improves the safety for both horse and rider.
As well as this, on the straight gallop, our instructors drive alongside the gallop delivering instructions and then pass on additional feedback when they’re walking home (pictured). Riding a racehorse at speed is a skill that takes training and practice

We’re delighted to announce that today we were awarded the β€œexcellence in Safeguarding award” at the SAFEcic conference

Thu Jul 11

Regional Staff Development Programme

Racing Foundation funds first 18 months of a three-year programme which offers free or subsidised on-location training to racing staff Cross-industry scheme aims to take further training and developm…

It’s hump day but more importantly for us it’s WellDoneWednesday!
Congratulations to π—–π—”π—œπ—§π—Ÿπ—œπ—‘ π—¦π—§π—’π—–π—žπ—¦ (course 324a) for her first lead up this week but also for winning Best Turned Out with Arriba de Toda who finished 3rd for Brian Ellison.
Well done to π—žπ—œπ—˜π—₯𝗔𝗑 π—žπ—œπ—‘π—š who attended a Ground Based Yard staff Course recently and has just led up his first winner.
Finally, a big congrats to 𝗣𝗒𝗣𝗣𝗬 π—™π—œπ—˜π—Ÿπ——π—œπ—‘π—š (course 298x) who had her first ride at Haydock on Saturday.
Let us know what you’ve been up to ready for next week

Summer holidays are coming!
Our horses are way ahead of the game

Do you follow us dreaming of working in racing but think you can’t as you have never even touched a horse?!
Don’t let that stop you! Alex Jary, featured in this short interview, came to us in the same situation and 2 years later he’s getting ready to attend his Jockey Licence Course!
This could be you!
Head to our website (link in bio) to find out how

Yesterday we met a graduate who had been in the industry for 25 years, today we have caught up with Will Hughes who is just a month in to his new career!

Read Will’s story so far by following the link in our bio

Thu Jul 4

My Racing Career - Will Hughes

Introduce yourself… Hi, my name is Will, I’m 19 and from Birmingham. I have held a passion for horse racing from as early as I can remember through my dad and grandad’s shared interest in th…

For this weeks we’d like a to say WELL DONE to every single member of Racing Staff, you’re all doing a fantastic job!
But we also have 3 achievements by our graduates that we’d like to acknowledge… Congratulations to π—˜π—Ÿπ—œπ—‘π—’π—₯ π—π—’π—‘π—˜π—¦ (course 301) for having her first ride last week for Sylvester Kirk.

Well done to 𝗧𝗒𝗠 𝗠𝗔π—₯𝗀𝗨𝗔𝗑𝗗 (course 286a )who won the Northumberland Plate on Saturday for BRS Trustee Alan King aboard Who Dares Wins (pictured). Congratulations to π—–π—œπ—˜π—₯π—˜π—‘ π—™π—”π—Ÿπ—Ÿπ—’π—‘ (course 305) who rode out his 7lb claim (20 winners) as an Apprentice Jockey yesterday

There are numerous opportunities in racing, so today we caught up with a BRS Graduate from course 63 – Nathan Horrocks. Nathan has had a fascinating journey through the industry and is now Visual Director for Equine Productions Ltd.
Read about his journey by following the link in our bio

Wed Jul 3

My Racing Career - Nathan Horrocks

Introduce yourself.. My name’s Nathan Horrocks, I am a former Jockey and now Visual Director for Equine Productions. I spend a lot of time traveling with work and enjoy meeting new people. I have a…

Day 2 of Racing Staff week and our 2nd graduate profile is of Jess White πŸ‘†

Read her story by following the link in our bio

Tue Jul 2

My Racing Career - Jess White

Introduce yourself… My name is Jess White, I’m 21 years old and I’m a Work Rider for Tom Dascombe.   Tell us about your education and career so far… After completing my A-Levels I starte…

As part of RacingStaffWeek we’ll be catching up with some of graduates to learn what their career in racing is like since finishing their Apprenticeship with us. First up is Charlie Richards

To read his story follow the link in our bio

Mon Jul 1

My Racing Career - Charlie Richards

Ever wondered what sort of people take the Apprenticeship in Racehorse Care route?Β  We caught up with Charlie Richards who completed the course at The British Racing School (BRS) in 2016 to find out …

We’re proud to change our profile in support of our LGBTQ+ community to celebrate 50 years of
the Pride movement. We believe in creating a truly inclusive sport, this is just one small step
towards making racing for everyone οƒž

For this week’s WellDoneWednesday we thought we’d pull together all the achievements from last week’s Royal Ascot as well as few extra’s that shouldn’t be missed… Congratulations to the following at Royal Ascot –
CHARLIE APPLEBY (course 42) & JAMES DOYLE (course EER7) for teaming up twice with Blue Point to record 2 Group 1 wins.

OISIN MURPHY (course 271a) for winning the Queens Vase (Group 2) on Telecaster

DAVID EGAN (course 295a) for recording his first Royal Ascot winner.

SANDRA HENTSCHEL (course 312) for leading up Daahyeh, winner of the Albany Stakes

BLAKE CALDER (course 323) for leading up Thanks Be, who made history with Hayley Turner in the Sandringham Stakes. Congratulations also to ALFIE WARWICK (Course 251) who rides her at home and NATASHA EATON (course 165) who does the travelling for Charlie Fellowes

Elsewhere… Well done to MICHAEL PITT (course 326) who had his first at Lingfield on Thursday for his trainer Denis Coakley.

Congratulations to ALEX JARY (course 311) who scored 100% in his pre-Licence assessment course, who was the first person to achieve this

Mon Jun 24

What to do after your GCSEs

With schools now exiting peak exam season, thoughts are inevitably turning towards what to do post-GCSE. Recent research by YouGov revealed that nearly a quarter of all parents do not feel able to giv…

Lead up by BRS Graduate BLAKE CALDER, ridden at home by BRS Graduate ALFIE WARWICK and travelled to the races by BRS Graduate NATASHA EATON!! 😊
πŸ“Έ Kitty Trice

What an amazing achievement by BRS Graduate DAVID EGAN who just rode his 1st Royal Ascot winner live on ITV Racing. And not only that, Daahyeh was being led up by fellow graduate SANDRA HENTSCHEL.

Congratulations to all! πŸŽ₯ ITV Racing