Racing to School

National Racehorse Week to Be Held in September

The first National Racehorse Week, a celebration of racehorses throughout the UK, will be held from Sept. 12-19. The aim is to highlight the levels of care provided by trainers and grooms and tout the equine athletes who make the sport possible. Henry Cecil Open Weekend in Newmarket and the ARC Malton Open Day start the week, with the Epsom and Middleham Open Days held on the second weekend. Trainers are encouraged nationwide to open their yards to the public. There will also be a programme of virtual events, as...

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New Racing2Learn Module Unveiled on Safer Gambling

Racing to School, in conjunction with the British Horseracing Authority, has unveiled a new Racing2Learn module (click here), which focuses on promoting safe and responsible gambling. The resource also addresses young people's relationship with gambling and its links with gaming. The free on-line course, which takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, aims to equip learners with knowledge and understanding of the BHA's rules on gambling for licensed individuals, in addition to an overview of problem gambling and its associated harms. Participants are also provided with a list of resources available...

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Pony Racing Activities Receive Funding Boost

In an effort to create a pathway into racing through pony racing, a five-year funding boost of £180,000 was announced by the Racing Foundation and Pony Racing Authority on Monday. The Pony Racing Authority will collaborate to deliver on this new pathway strategy with Racing to School, the Pony Club, Careers in Racing, the British Racing School and the National Horseracing College. One of the specific areas the strategy will focus on is increasing diversity and inclusion among pony racing participants by engaging with youngsters from a wider range of...

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