Introduction to careers in racing
Horseracing is a popular sport all over the world, and race days are often watched by millions of people - either on TV or at the racecourse. In the UK, over 88,000 people are involved in the sport: from the breeding of horses, to training them for race days and managing the racecourses themselves, there are many different types of jobs available in the world of horseracing.
Are you interested in getting involved? Horseracing is an exciting industry to work in, and perhaps the best thing about the racing industry is that there is a job to suit almost everyone.
If sitting behind a computer or being stuck in an office fills you with dread, you might like to work at a horseracing stables or stud farm with some of the most beautiful (and expensive) horses in the world, helping them to prepare for their big race days. While you don’t need lots of academic qualifications for the job, it is highly skilled and so there are many training opportunities to help you improve.
Perhaps, however, you have set your sights on university and a Degree. You could still go on to a career in horseracing afterwards: jobs in marketing, administration, management and the sciences all await – and when you are ready, you might like to try for a place on the British Horseracing Authority’s Graduate Scheme.
To find out more about all the different jobs and training available,