Whittle And Egan Appointed As TfRI's Chair And Vice Chair

Nicholas Whittle has been named the new Chair of Together for Racing International, while Trish Egan will be the new Vice Chair of the organisation. Whittle, who is based in the UK, is a specialist in sports and entertainment consultancy who has represented some of the world's largest brands, sports teams and individual athletes. He has also sat on the board of Jockey Club Racecourses for eight years, together with positions on the boards of several charities. Whittle said, "I look forward to building on the important foundations that TfRI...

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Racing Coming Together For Welfare, Community And Education

No meeting better exemplifies the global nature of modern racing than Royal Ascot. Now returned to more normal times, we can look forward once again to welcoming runners from America, Australia and Japan, along with Britain's nearer neighbours of Ireland, France, Germany and the Czech Republic. While horsemen and women can naturally convene and swap ideas at such meetings, the behind-the-scenes work of racing's administrators and organisers has recently been put on a more global footing by the launch of Together For Racing International (TFRI) in 2019. The organisation is...

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Candidates Selected For TfRI/LSC Student Exchange

Camille Mamier and Jodi Matthews were selected to participate in the Together for Racing International/Lexington Sister Cities Student exchange programme. Mamier will represent the AFASEC from France. She currently works for Deauville-based trainer Stephane Cerulis and will spend her summer placement in Newmarket. Matthews, who represents the British Racing School, will head to Kentucky for the Breeders' Cup later this year and then to Florida to further her experience. Matthews is employed by trainer Ed Bethell. Anna Powell, Development Director for TfRI, said "We were thrilled with the interest and...

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TfRI Launches Student Exchange Programme With Lexington Sister Cities

Together for Racing International (TfRI) has joined up with the Lexington Sister Cities network to launch a foreign exchange programme between Lexington, Kentucky in the U.S.; Newmarket, UK; Kildare, Ireland; and Deauville, France. The programme will offer recent graduates of the respective racing schools of each Sister City to apply for placement abroad at one of the other Sister Cities. Students interested in taking part in the scheme will have the opportunity to apply via their "home" racing school. The ideal candidate must be aged between 18-25, be a Sister...

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TfRI Supports First French Racing Industry Recruitment and Retention Forum

Key French racing industry stakeholders under both codes, trotting and the Thoroughbred industry attended a forum at ParisLongchamp on Mar. 15. The goal of the forum, organised by the French racing school, the AFASEC, in association with the governing bodies, France Galop and LeTROT and supported by Together for Racing International, was to unite the key stakeholders to share a day rich in reflection, exchange, and solutions in response to the stud and stable staff crisis within the French racing industry. Nearly 70 participants took part including, industry professionals; trainers,...

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LCA Work Skills Programme Launched in Ireland

The LCA Work Skills pilot programme, hosted by the Irish National Stud, was launched on Aug. 7. An initiative of Together for Racing Ireland (TfR Ireland) under the umbrella of Together for Racing International (TfRI), the programme brought together students and teaching staff from Curragh Post Primary, Kildare Town Community School and St. Paul's Secondary School. Students were welcomed by INS CEO Cathal Beale at the Michael Osborne Centre, with Godolphin Managing Director Joe Osborne providing some insight into the Irish bloodstock industry. Jane Mangan was the guest speaker, while...

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TfRI and France Galop Support Cheval Esperance

Together for Racing International (TfRI) and France Galop have joined forces to support Cheval Esperance, an association to give those either socially or physically disadvantaged the opportunity to develop skills and confidence through equine therapy. France Galop has donated a race during its popular Deauville meeting to the cause, with the goal of raising €20,000. Targeting people in the Normandy region of Rouen, Cheval Esperance was set up 15 years ago by Sabine and Laurent Bidault, who himself has a neurodegenerative disease. There are more than 200 riders each week...

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Hezel, Powell Join Together For Racing International

Rob Hezel, Racing Foundation CEO, and Anna Powell have joined Together for Racing International (TfRI) as Developmental Directors, the organisation announced on Wednesday. TfRI, which was created following a Newmarket forum funded by Godophin in 2019 and facilitated by Chris Grant, aims to promote education, community engagement, and career opportunities that connect people with the Thoroughbred industry worldwide. At the forum, which welcomed industry participants from USA, Australia, Japan, Ireland, France, Dubai and the UK, the idea was the share, collate and deliver a global plan around three key pillars...

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TFRI Site Launched to Promote Racing

Together for Racing International (TfRI)-- a global alliance to promote and progress education, community engagement, and career opportunities in the Thoroughbred industry-has launched. TfRI is a product of a 2019 education forum--hosted by Godolphin in Newmarket, U.K.--uniting Thoroughbred breeding, racing, and education professionals from six countries who addressed challenges to inclusion, attracting newcomers, supporting education, and workforce enrichment. "There is such a vast array of positive initiatives happening in the horse racing industry around the world," said Annise Montplaisir, TfRI Project Manager. "But awareness is key, and unless we publicize...

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The Next Generation with Annise Montplaisir

Annise Montplaisir has come a long way from her childhood racetrack, North Dakota Horse Park. The 25-year-old is a Godolphin Flying Start graduate and is now pursuing her passion for educating newcomers in the industry. Montplaisir is the co-founder of Amplify Horse Racing, broadens her outreach through a Spanish racing talk show, and is the project manager for a new educational alliance called Together For Racing International. TRFI is an initiative which came out of the 2019 Godolphin Forum for Education, where attendees worked on developing strategies to grow and...

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