TfRI Launches Student Exchange Programme With Lexington Sister Cities

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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 City racing school graduate, and someone keen to

further their experience abroad. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to develop their careers and gain international experience. The successful candidates will be announced on Tuesday, May 10. Their placement will commence over the summer months of July and August, later this year.

“Lexington's Sister Cities Program is unique in that it has a common bond with all its Sister Cities–the love of the

horse,” said Kay Sargent, Executive Director of the Lexington Sister Cities Commission. “We are so excited to collaborate with TfRI, BCTC Equine, and the racing schools in our Sister Cities to offer another great opportunity for students in Lexington and Lexington's Sister Cities.”

Added Anna Powell, Development Director of Together for Racing International, “We are delighted to launch our first pilot programme, which is core to the work that TfRI does helping to retain and develop talent within our racing industry globally. This exchange pilot will look to reach out to more countries like Australia and Japan going forward and we're very excited to get the first year off the ground in 2022.”

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