Overview of British Racing Seminar

This course features talks from key figures in racing, covering many aspects of this complex and historical sport. Subjects covered include the roles of major organisations, racecourse activity, Rules of Racing, racing administration and funding, betting, media and welfare.




One Day

Study type

Full-time, Residential, Doncaster

Course overview

Love racing? Your chance to learn about the fascinating world of horseracing.

This one day informative seminar, run by the National Horseracing College on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority, takes place 3 to 4 times a year at a variety of venues in the UK, hosted by well known racing personalities.

The seminar provides a general introduction to the world of racing and is ideal for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of racing or develop their career in the industry and covers a variety of interesting topics. It is ideal for those who have just started their job in the industry and would benefit from learning about the structure of the industry and how all the different organisations work together. It will help build your confidence and make you more effective in your role by improving your knowledge of racing.

The packed agenda features talks from key industry figures, covering many aspects of this complex and historical sport. Subjects covered include:

  • The role of the British Horseracing Authority, the Levy Board and Weatherbys
  • Racing in the Media
  • Betting industry
  • Breeding and Stud industry
  • Rules of Racing
  • Racecourse management


Whether you are new to the industry, are planning a career in the industry or simply want to learn more, this seminar is for you.

What will you learn

  • 24th May Newmarket
  • 4th July Zoom
  • 21st November Newbury

This has been designed specifically for the racing industry and is a nationally recognised, skill-based qualification. The awarding body for the qualification is 1st 4 Sport.

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