Careers in Racing
Careersinracing, run by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), promotes careers, jobs and training in the Horseracing industry. Horseracing is the second largest spectator sport in Britain and is the largest sporting employer. There are a number of different opportunities available with a wide range of training courses from Apprenticeships to an MBA. There are three dedicated training providers offering courses at all levels, riding or non riding; British Racing School, National Horseracing College and the National Stud. You don’t have to have any experience with horses as we can teach you but you must want to work outside, be hard working and dedicated. You will start on a Foundation Course which leads to an Apprenticeship. Take a look at the opportunities now and start your career in racing.
What do you do and where do you do it? I currently work in the horseracing industry for Dean Ivory Racing as a Racing Groom in Radlett, Hertfordshire. What’s involved in this role? A fairly traditional racing yard, we start at 6:30am where everyone mucks out three horses, which involves cleaning the horses stable, adding more bedding and cleaning their feed and water buckets. We then tack up, which is preparing a horse for exercise by applying appropriate equipment such as the bridle, saddle and leg bandages. Your first horse should be ready for exercise by 7:30am. The horses are warmed up through trotting and plenty of walking, before heading off to canter up the gallops, we ride between 3 and 4 horses a day. What do you enjoy about working in horseracing? I thoroughly enjoy...