BHA, Sky Sports Partner for 'Step on Track' Programme

Emma Berry

Sky Sports Racing has partnered with the British Horseracing Authority 'Step on Track' Programme, which will take pace via ZOOM Oct. 26-30. Conceived by the BHA's Careers in Racing team, the focus for the week will be to develop interest in the sport from groups currently under represented in horseracing. Aimed at 16 to 19-year-olds, the first 'Step on Track' comprises a week-long programme of talks involving high-profile names from across all areas of the horseracing industry.

Chief Executive of At The Races and Sky Sports Racing, Matthew Imi, said: “The programme of events that the Careers in Racing team have been able to put on during next week's 'Step on Track' will provide participants with a broad range of career options they might want to consider and we are very grateful to all of our colleagues within the sport who are supporting us with their time and expertise. Along with organising work experience and mentoring, this is the sort of initiative which will help expose horseracing to those from ethnic minority backgrounds and allow them to explore career opportunities in racing, the UK's second largest spectator sport.”

Added Zoe Elliott, Head of Careers Marketing and Recruitment at the BHA, “When anyone is thinking what they might want to do work wise, they really need to be able to 'see it' in order to understand that they can 'be it' so making career options and job roles visible–and having BAME ambassadors-is really important to careers in racing. We are very much looking forward to developing the Step on Track Programme over the next few years.”

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