NHC graduate James Savage a finalist for prestigious award

There aren’t many people who work for the one employer for 21 years (and counting). James, a graduate of the National Horseracing College in 1997, is a finalist in the Stud and Stable Staff Awards 2020 in the Leadership category. We travelled to Newmarket to Freemason Lodge, home to an unprecedented number of Group/Graded/Listed flat horses trained by Sir Michael …

“I’m being paid to do my hobby!”

“I’m being paid to do my hobby”, is how Leanne describes her job at Jedd O’Keeffe Racing. Leanne is being incredibly modest for she has devoted more than 20 years of her life to the horseracing industry and what she does is so much more than a job. Leanne’s role is all encompassing; every working day she rolls her sleeves …

NHC Graduate Charlotte Cotgrave finalist for prestigious award

On Monday, 24 February 2020 four graduates of the National Horseracing College will swap their usual work attire for more formal wear as they travel to London for the prestigious and eagerly awaited Stud and Stable Staff Awards 2020. Six months ago nominations opened with the shortlist announced in early December 2019. The shortlist was then reduced to three finalists …

‘Every single day I’m learning something different’

A couple of weeks ago we travelled to Warwickshire to the all-conquering stables of National Hunt trainer, Dan Skelton to meet with Level 2 Apprenticeship learner, Megan. Megan completed the 12-week, residential Foundation Course at the National Horseracing College a year ago and has worked for the leading jump trainer since graduating. In this short interview Megan shares with us …

Death of former student James Banks

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of retired Jockey, James Banks on Monday 3rd February.  The 36 year old who had rode 85 winners throughout his career, retired from racing in February 2018, after his success as a National Hunt Jockey.   Remembered as having a great sense of humour, James started his Level 1 …

Please support us at our 2020 Annual Show

We would like to invite your business to become a sponsor at the Doncaster Equine College Annual Show on 26th April 2020. NHC is the Centre of Excellence for the Horseracing Industry, providing 15,000 training hours each year that significantly change the lives of young people nationally, with over 5,000 visitors benefiting from training and the use of the facilities.  …

Pontefract Charity Raceday 2020

On Wednesday 29th April 2020 we will be celebrating our 31st Annual National Horseracing College Charity Race Day at Pontefract Racecourse and it would be fantastic to have your organisation on board as a sponsor for this momentous day. As you may be aware, National Horseracing College (NHC) is a Centre of Training Excellence for the horseracing industry. Significantly changing the …