About The Industry
British horseracing is the UK's second largest spectator sport, after football. There are 59 racecourses in Great Britain and racing takes place all year round, as a result of this over 85,000 people are either in direct, indirect or associated employment of British Racing. Find out more About the Industry below.
About the industry
British Horseracing is a nationwide sport, with 59 racecourses spread across Great Britain. The sport is also a major employer, providing full time work for over 17,000 people. The horseracing industry offers a variety of job roles. To find out more about the various careers in horseracing visit the A-Z of Careers page.
An apprenticeship gives you hands on experience, a salary and the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work. Employers can benefit from Apprenticeships as much as young people can. Subject to meeting eligibility criteria, young people can gain government funding for the cost of their Apprenticeship.
British Horseracing employs over 6,500 people to provide constant care and attention to the 14,000 horses in training. Since the year 2000, British Racing has invested £35 million in veterinary research and education as well as running a dedicated campaign, The Horse Comes First. Click to find out more about the campaign.
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