The British Racing School
Introduction to Racing Residential Course


July 10th to 14th – 4 nights 5 day also November 6th to 10th

Experience an introduction to the exciting and diverse multi-million pound Horse Racing industry.  

The British Racing School is a purpose built training centre near Newmarket, Suffolk, the birthplace of horse racing. The School provides training for young people who wish to work in the horse racing industry. With extensive grounds and state of the art equipment, it is the premier training facility in the country. 

During the Introduction to Racing week you will:

Learn how to care for a racehorse day-to-day including mucking out, feeding and grooming

Understand the important role fitness plays for those who work in racing and participate in Jockey focused fitness sessions

Experience the training riders of racehorses are put through on mechanical racehorse simulators, with the opportunity to transfer that to a horse later in the week

Learn what happens on race day with a visit to a Race meeting

The course will last for five days and four nights consecutively – you will stay in our hostel accommodation on site with access to a communal room to socialise

No experience with horses is necessary to attend, you will develop new skills over the duration of the week

There will be organised group activities taking place in the evenings including quizzes and hostel job responsibilities

The British Racing School is a Charitable Foundation and the provision of the Introduction to Racing Weeks are kindly supported by the Gerald Leigh Charitable Trust.

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