British Racing School

Course 322 were lucky enough to have a visit to Sir Mark Prescott’s yard today. They had a really interesting morning watching the horses and having a tour of the yard. Big thanks must go to William Butler, Sir Marks assistant for showing us around

Thu Jun 20

Its Day 2 of Royal Ascot but what a start it’s already been for our 1st two Graduates for this week’s… Massive congratulations to ๐—๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐——๐—ผ๐˜†๐—น๐—ฒ (course EER7) and ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜† (course 42) who landed the Kings Stand Stakes yesterday.

Well done to ๐—ญ๐—ผ๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ (course 323) for winning best turned out with Overtrumped at Nottingham on Monday.

Congratulations to ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—น ๐— ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป (course 113) who rode his 1000th winner on Sunday.

Well done to ๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€ (course 304a) who rode his 1st winner, for boss Mick Channon at Salisbury.

Best of luck to everyone involved in Royal Ascot this week, and don’t forget to let us know what you’ve been up to, whether its a huge milestone or a small victory, we want to celebrate them all

Who’s excited for ROYAL ASCOT?

It’s 11 years since KINGSGATE NATIVE (๐Ÿ“ธ @amylanigan) won the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Let us know if you’re going this year and in what capacity – Riding, leading up, spectating

Today we’re very proud to say that 2 of our Graduates, Jess Cooley and Toby Eley represented us in Chantilly, France.

Both had 2 rides in the Longines Future Stars races, and the highlight was Toby finishing 2nd.

Also spotted, Jay Conlon leading up.

Thanks to Richard Perham, BRS Jockey Coach for the photos

It may be another wet and grey June day but lets celebrate the great things happening, so for today’s WellDoneWednesday we’re saying congratulations to… Jess White (course 308) who’s Navigate By Stars won at Pontefract (pictured)

Liam Spencer (course 307) who had his first ride on Saturday for Roger Teal at Goodwood.

Oliver Searle (course 305) for riding his first winner. He own aboard Handytalk for Rod Millman at Salisbury.

Hannah Sitch (course 327a) who recently joined Alastair Ralph’s team and in their words “is a delight to have on the yard!” The second picture is of Hannah with their recent winner Damut I’m Out at Bangor

Soggy Monday…
You can see the rain in these photos taken by Kai Schirmann during the Overseas Apprentice Course
Hats off to all the staff battling on through this wet Monday. Without you there’d be no Horseracing Industry

We practice what we preach…. Lunchtime staff exercise class

It’s WellDoneWednesday again!

Firstly, congratulations to SHANNAN JARMAN (course 327b) who works for Alan King and looks after Green Etoile and led him up when he won at Salisbury on 2nd May and again at Hexham on 1st June! ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡ Last week The Saddlers Youth Programme graduated from their course. This is a 2 year programme for those in Year 10 & 11 and they attend 1 day per week to work towards the Level 2 Diploma in Racehorse Care. So a big WELL DONE to all that graduated.

Plus a thank you to the Worshipful Company of Saddlers who support the programme, the local schools, in particular Newmarket Academy and to Luke Morris, former student of this course (2004-06) who came in for the Graduation.

If you’d like to feature in next week’s shout out just drop us a message

Tue Jun 4

It’s Well Done Wednesday which means we’ll shout out to any graduates who have achieved something this week, no matter how big or small!

Firstly, well done to LAUREN WILSON (course 318) who sent us this photo of Al Co, a horse she looks after at Oliver Greenalls, who won at Cartmel yesterday.

Congratulations to TOBY ELEY (course 275) for his brilliant feature interview in today’s Racing Post, he’s having a great season, with a couple of doubles recently.

Well done to MICHAEL PITT (course 326), POPPY FEILDING (course 298X ) and ELINOR JONES (course 301 ) who are all nearing the end of the 2week Apprentice Jockey Licence Course. Fingers crossed they all did well and we see their names in racecards very soon.

Finally, a special mention to JOANNA KNIGHT who is currently on a course with us and has really impressed the instructors over the last couple of days by overcoming her confidence issues and doing really well with her riding. Well done, hard work pays off!

Let us know what you’re up to and next week it could be you getting the shout out

Fitness session for the Apprentice Jockey hopefuls during their 2 week licence course.
The 8 potential Jockeys have to attend a 2 week assessment course where they learn about fitness, diet, rules & regulations, race riding plus lots more whilst also being assessed on their ability to be granted their race riding licence

It’s a week of firsts for today’s WellDoneWednesday. Lots of graduates achieving things for the first time… JODI MATTHEWS (course 323, 1st photo) had her first lead up – Pink Sands for her employer William Haggas at Windsor. She finished 2nd and was ridden by fellow graduate OISIN MURPHY.

ANGUS VILLIERS (course 324a) had his first ride as an apprentice and finished 3rd aboard Creek Harbour for boss Richard Hughes.

JOE LYONS (course 317) also had his first ride at Leicester on Monday, and finished 4/10.

RHYS FOX (course 329, 2nd photo) was delighted to have achieved his dream by having his first lead up, at Nottingham on Tuesday

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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