International Women’s Day 2020 Careers Case Studies

To celebrate International Women’s Day (Sunday 8th March) we have asked some women who work in the horseracing industry today for their career paths and what got them interested in racing. With such a diverse mix of roles you can do in the industry everyone’s path tells its own story. From telling us about the best part of their days, to their proudest moments in their career so far and even some of the opportunities to travel world, the horseracing industry has been quite an experience for them.

Each case can be found in full below and each has a bit of advice for you if your thinking about a career in racing. If you feel inspired by their stories make sure to get in touch to us via or via social media.

Remember at Southwell Racecourse is hosting International Women’s Day meeting, where they have 8 fantastic races, 4 on the Flat and 4 over jumps, exclusively for female jockeys. It will be a fantastic way to showcase all the talent that the female jockeys have to a wider audience. Great British Racing have also launched its #JustJockeys campaign, showcasing the incredible talents of women in the sport, where they compete on an equal footing to men.

Our 2020 stories are below

Lois Upton Anti-Doping Administrator

Nicole Thompson – Racecourse Operations Executive

Rachel Brierley – Ambrose Regulatory Operations Projects Assistant

Kerry Kuznik Medical and Anti-Doping Assistant, Jockey Athlete Research & Projects Coordinator

Simone Martin – Senior Group Sales Executive 

Beatrice El Asmar Photo Finish Operator RaceTech

Talya Stone Trainee Outside Broadcast Engineer