A new life for Jay at Jonjo O’Neill Racing

On 23rd September we travelled south to the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire  to meet our learners who are employed at the state-of-the-art training centre that is Jackdaws Castle, home to the legendary Jonjo O’Neill Racing. We caught up with Jay Bisson who graduated from the 12-week Foundation Course in November 2018. Jay’s six week work placement was with Mr O’Neill and upon …

Tenth Anniversary of Buckrose Court Fire

Survivors, family, friends and racing colleagues’ will gather for reflection and prayer at the memorial bench at the Derwent Arms in Norton, North Yorkshire at 2pm on Sunday (08 September) to mark the tenth anniversary of the deaths of teenagers Jan Wilson and Jamie Kyne, two of the brightest stars of the racing industry, who lost their lives on 05 …

Ferdy Murphy: A staunch supporter of the National Horseracing College

It is with great sadness that we learnt yesterday of the passing of Cheltenham-Festival winning trainer Ferdy Murphy aged 70. During his time training from Wynbury Stables near Middleham, North Yorkshire Ferdy was a staunch supporter of the National Horseracing College and gave a huge number of our learners’ employment opportunities. He was patient in his approach and gave weaker …