A-Z of Careers
A brief overview of the many jobs in the industry. Some of these jobs are very specialised like being a Betting Analyst. Other jobs, such as Racing Grooms, Work Riders and Stud Hands are readily available.
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In this pivotal role, you would need to have outstanding analytical skills …
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.
The Head Groundsperson is responsible for the maintenance of the racecourse …
The Head Groundsperson is responsible for the maintenance of the racecourse grounds and the team of groundstaff. They deal with general paperwork (wages/reports/schedules) along with any issues as they arise, which will also include non-racing events, building maintenance contracts, servicing and repairs.
Head Racing Groom
Also known as Yard Manager, this role mainly involves taking charge of the …
Also known as Yard Manager, this role mainly involves taking charge of the Stable Staff team and ensuring the yard runs smoothly on a day to day basis. There is lots of responsibility and you will need good leadership skills for this role as you will oversee and support the work of the Racing Grooms.
If you are currently working as a Racing Groom and are keen to progress to the position of Head Racing Groom speak to your employer and consider attending a Yard Managers Course at the British Racing School in Newmarket or the Northern Racing College in Doncaster.
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