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 …

Overarching safeguarding policy for British racing to ensure high standards of protection for young people and adults at risk

We are proud to be supporting the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) with the new safeguarding policy due to come into effect from 1 January 2019.   Please see BHA Press release below. Overarching safeguarding policy for British racing to ensure high standards of protection for young people and adults at risk New policy comes into effect from 1 January 2019 and …

Nominations for the Stobart Lesters 2018 Announced Today

Nominations for the Stobart Lesters 2018 were revealed today. We are delighted to see so many NHC graduates named in such prestigious awards. The prestigious accolades will be awarded at the Stobart Lesters 2018 ceremony at the glittering awards night which will take place at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge in London on Saturday 22nd December, celebrating the achievements of …

Kieran Schofield wins 2018 Go Racing in Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series

Congratulations to NHC graduate Kieran Schofield the winner of the 2018 Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series, winning a fantastic sponsorship package supported by White Rose Saddlery with a cash prize of £1000 from Go Racing In Yorkshire together with a £500 sponsorship for the 2019 season and a saddle courtesy of White Rose Saddlery. Kieran joined the …

RYALL REAPING REWARDS FROM KENTUCKY TRIP

Thomas Ryall is the second National Horseracing College graduate to have taken part in a mentorship scheme organised by the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies and funded by the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Arabian Horse Racing Festival. Like Ryan Colley, who is now an equine welfare integrity officer and starter with the British Horseracing Authority, Thomas, …

NHC and first generation of rider coaches

100% pass rate for new pilot scheme which gives senior stable staff a coaching qualification to develop the skills of more inexperienced staff members Aim of the scheme is to help close skills gaps for racing staff through peer coaching to improve retention rates and boost career progression Another scheme will begin at the National Horseracing College this winter before …

Pony Racing Academy do us proud

On Sunday we were delighted to have two of our pony racing academy students taking part in the Middleton Hunt Pony Club Pony Race Day at Beverley. Demi riding Charlie in the 138cm Novice finished an excellent 3rd and Mark riding Rosie in the 148cm Novice finished a close 2nd. Our academy students have been attending the college for 12 …

Leger Legends Hits Million-Pound Target

We did it! The Leger Legends charity event, which kicked off the William Hill St Leger Festival for the ninth year on Wednesday 12 September, passed the million-pound mark for funds raised for the National Horseracing College and Injured Jockeys Fund. While recently-retired, Classic-winning jockey Ted Durcan produced Central City with a late run to win the Clipper Logistics Leger …