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'It's Almost Like Dancing,' – Top Consignors On The Art Of Showing

Jamie Railton and Charles Brière, two of the leading consignors in Europe, have spoken out about the difficulties in attracting sales staff and agreed that a good show person was just about the most important aspect when it comes to maximising a horse's value in the ring.  The short supply of staff entering the racing and bloodstock industries in Europe has been described by many key stakeholders in recent years as a crisis and Railton and Brière admitted that the lack of new faces getting involved in the game is...

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TRM To Sponsor Six Races At Naas

Six races will be sponsored by TRM at Naas Racecourse during the 2023 Flat season. In addition, the manufacturer and distributer will also support owners, trainers, stable staff, and breeders. The winning trainer of each of the six TRM-backed races will receive TRM supplements to the value of €500, while the Best Turned Out prizes to support the hardworking stable staff will be €100 cash as well as branded clothing. TRM will also award winning breeders with €500 RRP worth of breeding supplements. In addition, there will also be a...

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Racing Staff Week Returns

Racing Staff Week kicks off with the launch of Ascot's Champions Day meeting Saturday. In its fifth year, Racing Staff Week, recognizing the contribution of the industry's workforce, including stud and stable staff, breeders, racecourse staff and administrators, is supported by Betfair through the efforts of Racing Welfare. Racing Welfare will have a presence on all courses that have meetings throughout the week, including 'The Big Racing Staff Week Quiz,' offering staff the opportunity to come together either in person or virtually Oct. 21. Hosted by racing presenters Niall Hannity...

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Lycetts Leadership & Team Champions Awards Launched

The 2021 Lycetts Leadership & Team Champions Awards were launched by the National Trainers Federation (NTF) and Lycetts Insurance Brokers on Monday. Entries for the awards open on May 17 and close on June 30 with the winners invited to a hospitality event to receive prizes at Sandown Park Racecourse on Sept. 15, hosted by the NTF and Lycetts Insurance Brokers. The awards, which celebrate racehorse training yards which cultivate the best team ethos, exhibit outstanding leadership qualities and demonstrate innovative approaches to management, are divided into three categories. The...

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GAIN to Sponsor The Advantage Series

GAIN Equine Nutrition will sponsor a new race series, The Advantage Series, for the Irish Flat Season, Horse Racing Ireland announced on Tuesday. Launched with Ado McGuinness Racing, the eight part series of races will be run for points over a variety of conditions to cater to different trainers and horses throughout the season. For each race, there will be a 40% prizemoney boost. A grand prize of €5,000 worth of GAIN Equine Nutrition products will be awarded to the trainer who tops the GAIN The Advantage Series at the...

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UK Jockeys Benefit Addition to Elite Traveller Exemption Protocols

Following a submission to Public Health England, there is now an addition to the British Horseracing Authority's Elite Traveller Exemption (ETE) protocols for elite sportspeople and essential support staff, which is effective immediately. The ETE applies for frequent travellers for competition in a country not covered by the travel corridor exemption, thus jockeys, trainers and stable staff who make frequent trips abroad for competition at COVID-19 secure venues in non-exempt countries may choose to register for a "Frequent Private Traveller" (FPT) option. This ruling will directly benefit the jockeys, trainers...

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UK Staff Declaration Process Changed

The process for how trainers declare staff to attend the racecourse using Racing Admin will change on Sept. 18, the British Horseracing Authority announced on Monday. There will be a new Declare Staff section on Racing admin which will include the staffmember's: Health status (green / amber / red) Questionnaire status for that fixture (sent / completed / not sent) Questionnaire Last Completed date (to help calculate a 7-day validity) Also, the new area will give the ability to declare staff immediately after making a declaration to run, up until...

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Stable Staff Suffering During Shutdown

The shutdown of British racing through April as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has already been "catastrophic" to stable staff, said George McGrath, chief executive of the National Association of Racing Staff. McGrath told Sky Sports Racing that the organization, which represents about 7,500 stable workers, has been inundated with calls since the British Horseracing Authority announced on Tuesday that racing would cease for six weeks. "Without a doubt the main concerns are job losses and redundancies," McGrath said. "Where do they get money from? Some have gone into...

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Finalists Announced for British GSSSA

Finalists for the British Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards were revealed on Tuesday. Of the 203 original nominations, 10 in each of the six award categories were shortlisted in December. All of the finalists will be interviewed by the judges in London on Feb. 24, with the awards held later that day at The Underglobe on London's South Bank. The awards will be hosted by ITV's Ed Chamberlin. The three finalists in each category are as follows: David Nicholson Newcomer Charlotte Cotgrave - Mark Johnston Bradley Harris - Andrew...

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