In this pivotal role, you would need to have outstanding analytical skills to produce the handicap ratings for European Pattern and UK Handicap races. These judgements help produce the kind of racing fields that allow an open betting market and help the racing industry thrive.

Average starting salary

Above National Minimum Wage

Average hours per week

40 Hours

Job availability



Analytical Background

What you’ll do

Day-to-day tasks

  • Provide handicap ratings within the required timescale
  • Liaise with stakeholders including owners, trainers and the media to explain and justify handicapping decisions and promote BHA handicapping policy
  • Provide ratings, information, analysis and statistics for presentation at industry committees

Who you’ll work with

  • Investigation Team
  • Betting Analyst


Skills & Knowledge

  • A keen and active interest in horseracing.
  • Ability to explain, justify and take ownership of decisions made

How to get into this role

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Career Progression

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