The Queen Visits British Racing School For Its 40th Anniversary

Her Majesty The Queen at the British Racing School | British Racing School/Alice Gough

Her Majesty The Queen paid a rescheduled visit to the British Racing School in Newmarket on Thursday, June 1, to mark the school's 40th anniversary.

The Queen was given a full tour of the school, met current students, staff and horses, and then unveiled a special plaque to commemorate her visit and celebrate the school's four decades, during which it has trained thousands of young people to be able to excel in Britain's second biggest spectator sport, horse racing. She also visited the Newmarket Pony Academy, a community project run by the school and met students aged 14-17 from the Riding A Dream Academy, which supports young people from diverse ethnic communities and disadvantaged backgrounds, and who were undertaking a week's Residential Course, among other activities.

Andrew Braithwaite, Chief Executive of the British Racing School said, “It was a huge honour to welcome Her Majesty The Queen to the British Racing School today and to be able to celebrate our 40th anniversary in her presence. Her Majesty has been a huge supporter of British Horseracing and it was wonderful to be able to show her the multitude of ways that the School contributes so much to the sport through the world class courses that we offer to young people from all across the country.”

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