The Racing Industry Course

The Racing Industry Course (TRIC) is a British Horseracing Authority programme, planned and delivered by the British Racing School. It is a week long course which covers all of the major aspects of the racing industry, usually held at the end of January/early February each year.

The course would be suitable for a wide range of people, ranging from those new to racing through to middle managers or anyone who simply wants to broaden their knowledge of the British and International racing scene.


The course is based on five main themes:

1. An introduction to racing

  • Historical perspective
  • Racing within the UK economy today
  • International Racing

2. The funding of racing

  • Unravelling the complexities of the funding of racing
  • Current issues surrounding prize money in the UK and abroad
  • Bookmakers and the Tote

3. Training and the management of horses for racing

  • A trainer’s perspective
  • A jockey’s perspective from two of the UK’s top jockeys
  • Topical discussion on issues such as horse welfare and thoroughbred breeding from subject experts

4. Racecourses and the public appeal of racing

  • The marketing and rebranding of racing in an increasingly competitive arena
  • The place of the media in racing
  • Integrity in UK and international racing

5. Horses in racing and an owners perspective

  • The training of racehorses
  • Attracting and promoting new owners
  • What owners in this country can learn from racing overseas

The course includes a combination of different activities, with the programme involving lectures, seminars and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of destinations of interest such as Tattersalls, a top trainer’s yard and a prominent Stud Farm.

For more information or to reserve a place please contact Cath Goff at The British Racing School on or call 07766 051545 or 01638 665103



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