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.
Travelling Racing Groom
You will have responsibility for taking horses to race meetings. You will …
You will have responsibility for taking horses to race meetings. You will ensure that all the horses equipment is transported to the racecourse and on arrival you will help with various tasks such as saddling up and leading into the paddock before the race starts.
Most Travelling Racing Grooms, would have started their careers as a Racing Groom, having completed an Apprenticeship in Racehorse Care. To find out more about the work of a Travelling Racing Groom, read the Case Study.
Working on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority to implement all …
Working on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority to implement all veterinary aspects of racing from health and welfare to drug testing.
Work Riders can be employed by a Trainer or are often self employed, …
Work Riders can be employed by a Trainer or are often self employed, working for many Trainers. Their main role is to exercise the horses on a daily basis and don’t get so involved in yard duties.
Most Work Riders, would start as a Racing Groom having completed an Apprenticeship in Racehorse Care, before becoming more specialised and just exercising racehorses. To find out more about the role and duties of a Work Rider read the Case Study.
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