British Racing School

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY…. We’re offering a completely FREE 5 day course to give 16-22 year olds the opportunity to test the waters of the Horseracing World before committing to an Apprenticeship course.
WHEN? 24th-28th June 2019
WHERE? BRS, Newmarket, CB8 7NU
The week long residential course will involve riding, going racing, visiting a stud and a trainers yard, plus lots more.
This is a great opportunity if you are stru to decide.
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Link in bio for more information

Calling all Yards in Lambourn… The RIDER COACHING PROGRAMME is heading to you in Summer/Autumn 2019.
This is a chance for your senior team members to gain a qualification and pass on their knowledge to younger/less experienced members of the team. Everyone’s a winner πŸ…
Head to Our website for more information or contact Carol Bramhill on

Are you ready to take the next step towards becoming a WORK RIDER?

Then the INTRODUCTION TO RIDING WORK COURSE is for you… πŸ“† 27th & 28th June 2019
πŸ—ΊThe British Racing School, Newmarket, CB8 7NU
πŸ“¨ or 01638 665103

What are you waiting for??

This week we’re celebrating all things Managerial, plus some extra achievements

Firstly, a big shout out to ROBERT STEVENSON, who attended our Ground Based Yard Staff (non-riding) Course in March 2018 with no prior experience, but is already a Head Lad for Richard Spencer.

Congratulations to SOPHY SCOTT, JADE RANSLEY & MEGAN SPENCER who have all attended this weeks Yard Managers course because their employers believed them to have the capabilities to become Managers.
Well done to ALYS SIDAWAY who did herself proud when meeting the Duchess of Cornwall and making the local newspaper!
Finally, a shout out to MOLLIE PHILLIP who had her first ride as an Apprentice Jockey this week

We’re joining forces with the Jockey Club Estates and some Newmarket based trainers this afternoon for a giant LITTER PICK.
This is part of @racing_together Community Day, which is an opportunity for our industry to collectively engage with the local community.
If you’re Newmarket based please look out for us between 1-3pm at The Severals and along the Yellow brick Road @RTcommunityday

It’s WellDoneWednesday, the time of the week that we congratulate our graduates on their achievements, big or small… Congratulations to SKYE SWEETING (course 307) who lead up the winner of the Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket on 1000 Guineas day WORTH WAITING (ridden by fellow graduate JAMES DOYLE)

Well done to PADDY TRAINOR who led up his first winner for Mark Johnston at Newmarket.

A nice winner for TOM MARQUAND with 10/1 shot THREAT at Newmarket on 1000 Guineas Day.


Wed May 8

We had a brilliant weekend at Newmarket Racecourse for the 2000 and 1000 Guineas weekend.
Well done to courses 331, 332 and the FLP course for working hard and helping in the Fanzone

People in the Racing Industry aren’t excited because its a Bank Holiday weekend, they’re excited because it’s 2000 & 1000 Guineas weekend @thehomeofracing, the first 2 Classics of the year.
Here’s a flashback to last year when course 320 & 321 held the name boards for the runners and riders.
Look out for our trainees again this year, and if you’re there send us your pics

A little throwback to last Friday… Demi (course 330) winning her course Best Turned Out competition with CONNIE O’MEARA

It’s! The day when we give a shout out to Graduates… Lemmy Douglas (course 284) who is now riding winners under rules in New Zealand (pictured below)

Elaine Deas (course 328) who won Best Turned Out on her first lead up at Doncaster for boss Mark Johnston on Saturday.

Beth Siddell leading up Black Corton. Getting congratulated by Bryony Frost on ITV Racing

Louis Garoghan (course 305) had his first ride at Brighten yesterday and finished 2nd! πŸ‘

Great achievements by everyone and if you or somebody you know shod be featured next Wednesday just let us know

Got that Friday feeling!
Our horses loving their daily turnout

GOLDREAM and KINGSGATE NATIVE reminiscing about their time @robertcowellracing-racehorses

There is not much we like more than hearing and sharing the successes of our Graduates, so if you think you or somebody you know needs to be celebrated, lets us know.

Lets kick start with these two…
. πŸ‘‰JAYDON LEE (course 326) – placed at Nicky Hendersons in December 2018, he started riding PENTLAND HILLS (winner of this years Triumph Hurdle and Aintrees 4yo Juvenile Hurdle) as soon as he started and has kept the ride after the big wins. Brilliant start to his career in racing πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ
. πŸ‘‰LYALL HODGINS – graduated last summer, and achieved his Amateur licence and is now riding winners on the P2P circuit, his first at Corebridge back in March (see photo

Who is this enjoying the sunshine??
All of our horses started their careers as racehorses, some more successfully than others, but all of them excel in their secondary career of teaching the next generation of stable staff-racehorses

Thirsty work πŸ’¦πŸ₯€
Former Group 1 winner KINGSGATE NATIVE enjoying a well earned drink and bath in this beautiful April weather

Never underestimate the importance of core strength and balance…
This is so important to be an effective rider of racehorses, and this simple training exercise is training both of those areas

Today marked the end of EASTER PONY RACING CAMP. We’ll have more photos and videos to share but whilst you’re waiting here is a sneak peak of riding on the straight gallop on Thursday

You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you’ll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays, but then you must SIGN UP TO OUR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME!
Apparently there are other options but a classroom that involves riding racehorses and guaranteed employment by completing the 9/14 week course sounds the best option to us!
Interested?? Click the link in our bio to find out more

The moment of suspension – when all 4 feet are off the ground… Captured brilliantly by Kai Schirmann during a Pace awareness session with last week’s Overseas Apprentice Course