Racing Groom

A Racing Groom is responsible for the care and exercise of racehorses, it is a key role in the racing industry. A lot of people, including many successful Trainers and Jockeys, would start their career as a Racing Groom. The job of Racing Groom is the most common route into the racing industry for young people, the first step in becoming a Racing Groom is to complete the Apprenticeship in Racehorse Care which you can do through the Training Providers.

Average starting salary

Above National Minimum Wage

Average hours per week

40 Hours

Job availability



No Experience Necessary

What you’ll do

Day-to-day tasks

  • Horse Care
  • All Stables Duties
  • Grooming
  • Riding
  • Going to the races.

Who you’ll work with

  • Stable Staff
  • Head Groom
  • Work Riders

Skills & Knowledge

  • Riding skills
  • Team working
  • Passion for horses
  • Good communication skills.

How to get into this role

There are Apprenticeships available for this role, delivered by the training providers. Jobs in this area come appear on the job board regularly.

Career Progression

With experience and the right training, the Racing Groom role can lead you into many role in the racing industry. This could be more hands on in the industry or a yard management position.

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