British Racing School

It’s Day 3 of the jockey fitness test and we’ve moved to the upper body with the ๐—˜๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ต.

To score 100% you need keep this up for 2 mins, which is a total of 100 resisted pushes!

Let us know how you get on

Did anyone score 100% by achieving 90 secs in the press up and hold position yesterday?? (see yesterdays post for info)

Day 2 and the second exercise in the Jockey fitness challenge is ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ด ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€.

Remember you need 70% to pass the test but why not aim for 100% which is 4minutes at a rate of 25 raises per minute.

Good luck

Some of you will be at home, some of you will still be working but what we do all have in common is that we CANNOT go to the gym or any group exercise classes.

So we hope you’ll be staying active at home and to help here’s the jockey fitness test, bit by bit.

Once you’ve mastered the exercises, let us know when you’re scoring 100% like Tom Marquand (you need to score over 70% to pass)Some of you will be at home, some of you will still be working but what we do all have in common is that we CANNOT go to the gym or any group exercise classes.

So we hope you’ll be staying active at home and to help here’s some of the jockey fitness test, we’ll be adding another exercise each day.

Once you’ve mastered the exercises, let us know when you’re scoring 100% like @tom.marquand (you need to score over 70% to pass

Hopefully their smiles will make you smile! .
Congratulations to Josie, Amy and Orla who won Course 338’s Best Turned Out competition last week

Should we do another soon?? Comment below to let us know

Corona hasn’t stopped our Graduates achieving so it’s time… Congratulations to ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ ๐—˜๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜ (course 334) who led up her first winner for Seamus Mullins, which won by 24l! (pictured). Congratulations to ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ (course 322a) who led up his first winner at the Cheltenham Festival of all places! The horse was ridden by ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜… ๐——๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ who did all of his Pony Racing training with us!

Congratulations to ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ต ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€ (course 324x) who led up Truckers Lodge, winner of the Midlands Grand National.

Congratulations to ๐—ญ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ (course 329) for his winning Cheltenham lead up!

Sorry if we’ve missed you off the list, please let us know what you’ve been up to

Tue Mar 17

๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—— ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต

The British Racing School (BRS) takes its responsibilities towards trainees and staff very seriously and is putting in place measures that it feels are appropriate precautions. The situation is developing on a day by day basis and it is likely that further information will require the School to amend and adapt its current arrangements. Please be aware that we are still open and courses are running as normal.

This is a developing situation and we would encourage you to refer to the latest information and advice on this matter from the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England which can be found via this link below.

๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿญ, ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฎ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฌ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ

It is intended, at the present time, that these courses commence as planned. The guidance on the Government website linked below should be followed. Further details on arrangements for parents to drop off those attending will follow. We will not follow the usual induction procedure involving talks from key staff to parents but will make available on YouTube a video of the key elements of these induction talks.

๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€

For the moment we will continue to run interview days. The guidance on the Government website linked below should be followed. We will limit numbers and disperse those attending to avoid close contact.

๐—ข๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ (๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ, ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฐ)

At the present time planned courses will continue to run over the dates given. Anyone attending one of these courses should be aware of and comply with the guidance on the Government website linked below.

Anyone unable to attend a Foundation Course for any reasons given on the government website should contact Kieran Kourdache or Natasha Goody on โ€ช01638 675905โ€ฌ or emailing or

Stop kissing yourself! ๐Ÿ’‹

Our Vic’s own to him winning the Ryan Air @cheltenhamraces back in 2008

We know everyone is glued to Cheltenham but lets just take a couple of minutes out for… Congratulations to ๐—Ÿ๐˜†๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—›๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ (course 322a) who ride his first winner as an Amateur jockey last Thursday and then followed it up with a Point to Point double on Sunday!

Well done to ๐—œ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—˜๐—ฑ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ (course 332) who led up a winner at Southwell last week.

Congratulations to ๐—๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ (course 326) who led up the winner of the opening race at Cheltenham – Shishkin!

Good luck to everyone at Cheltenham this week, we look forward to celebrating your successes next Wednesday

Monday morning blues?? Two choices – you can continue doing what you are doing or you can MAKE A CHANGE…. ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃNEW COURSE ALERT ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ ***๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜ ๐—˜๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด*** If you’re 25 years or older and always wanted to work in Horse racing this is the course for you.

The course will run from 11th May – 26th June 2020 (Mon-Fri). For more information or an application form please email or call โ€ช01638675905

This is us, but it could be you too

It’s as hard as it looks!

It’s fitness assessment day for the Conditional & Category B Jockey Licence course

Wed Mar 4


What a difference 24hours makes, and emphasises even more how no 2 days working in racing are the same.
If you fancy working outdoors, with racehorses, head to our website (๐Ÿ”—in bio) to find out more

Our graduates have been busy this week all over the world

Congratulations to ๐—˜๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ (course 336Y) who led up another winner for Anthony Honeyball on Friday.

Congratulations to ๐—๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ถ (course 337) who led up her first winner (on her first lead up) when Ask Paddy won at Catterick yesterday.

Well done to ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ (course 300), ๐—–๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป (course 305) and ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ who, as part of a team, won the Ribot Cup in Italy on Sunday for Great Britain.

Congratulations to ๐—ง๐˜†๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ (course 322a) who rode his first winner last week.

Congratulations to ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ช๐˜†๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ (course 333a) who ride his first winner on his first ride last week at Doncaster.

Well done to ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ (course 287a) who is flying in Australia, the winners keep coming including a double on Saturday

Congratulations to James Frank of Hascombe and Valiant Stud crowned employee of the year at 2020 @godolphin Awards ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ“ธ @britishhorseracingauthority

We’d like to wish ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€ the best of luck at tonight’s finals for the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards.

Bradley is down to the final 3 in the David Nicholson Newcomer Award.
There’s an amazing prize on offer… ยฃ2,000 to winner, match funded with ยฃ2,000 to the winnerโ€™s yard/stud. Plus the winner of this category will also receive an educational trip to Dubai

Later than usual but not forgotten, it’s time… Congratulations to ๐—›๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐— ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น (course 335) who was awarded Employee of the Month at Philip Hobbs Racing.

Congratulations to ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ (course 324a) who was awarded a Distinction in his End Point Assessment as part of his Diploma Qualification.

Well done to ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐——๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜† (GBYS course, pictured) who graduated last week and has just started work experience at Marco Botti’s yard in Newmarket (Pat is our oldest Graduate and comes from a background of nursing, to find out more have a read of our latest Newsletter). If you know anybody that deserves a shout out please let us know

Tue Feb 18

Newsletter (Winter 2020)

We are delighted to release our latest Newsletter which will bring you up to date on the recent on goings of The British Racing School, including: ย AAC Apprenticeship Award More course offering More…