Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Racing Welfare has today announced plans for their 2021 Mental Health Awareness Week campaign, beginning on Monday 10th May.  The charity leads the racing industry’s response to the national initiative which is run by the Mental Health Foundation and which this year follows the theme of Nature. Mental Health Awareness Week aims to highlight the importance of thinking about your …

Open Morning Visits to resume at the NHC

We’re delighted to announce that as of Friday 23rd April 2021 we will be welcoming Open Morning visitors back to the National Horseracing College. This will be subject to government guidelines. Strict social distancing rules must be adhered to, face masks must be worn unless you are medically exempt, and you are advised to visit in limited numbers (for example, …

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Today (08 March 2021) is International Women’s Day, a day to be inspired and to celebrate the achievements of the women who made, and continue to make, a difference in the world of horseracing. Like most sports, horseracing used to be very much a ‘man’s game’ but thankfully things are changing. Women are now making big inroads, in just about …

Careers in the Horseracing Industry

The 1st March 2021 marks the first day of National Careers Week 2021. Many people believe that to work in the horseracing industry you must be able to ride a racehorse… absolutely not! There are over 85,000 people employed in the horseracing industry within the United Kingdom, ranging from a Racing Groom to a Raceday Official, there is a career …

National Apprenticeship Week | Apprenticeships in Horseracing

What is an apprenticeship in the horseracing industry and how can you get involved? This week (8th – 12th February 2021) we are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week and throughout the week we will be guiding you through the process on our social media channels of how to gain an apprenticeship in the horseracing industry. At the National Horseracing College (NHC) we …

FREE webinar with Regional Staff Development Programme

Knowing your horses mouth Join us for this short and informative webinar at 7pm on Monday 18 January 2021 via zoom. Part 1 Knowing your horses mouth, will be followed by part 2 common dental abnormalities later in the year. To enrol click on the link below or contact S.Trainor@theNHC.co.uk to book your place. https://thenhc.picsweb.co.uk/app/Guest/SignUp/Applicant/8780b8d26dbe467e82492fedb3e9884b  Free to all racing staff …

GODOLPHIN STUD & STABLE STAFF AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

We were absolutely thrilled to open the Racing Post this morning to see our Roving Tutor and Regional Staff Development Programme Lead Training Co-Ordinator, Samantha Trainor, announced as a finalist in the Godolphin  Stud and Stable Staff Awards 2021 which take place remotely on 22 February 2021. With over £128,000 in prize money, the awards recognise and celebrate the remarkable …

Foundation Course training continues at the NHC as planned

Update 05.01.2021 Foundation Course training continues at the NHC as planned. Current students are residents at the College already and all necessary measures are well established to make the environment COVID-safe for learners and staff. The next course is due to start on 7 February. We aim to continue as planned with that and subsequent courses if at all possible. …

TRIPLE CELEBRATIONS FOR NHC GRADUATE HOLLIE DOYLE

Original Source Professional Jockeys Association (PJA) TRIPLE CELEBRATIONS FOR HOLLIE DOYLE AS SHE BECOMES FIRST FEMALE “FLAT JOCKEY OF THE YEAR” DR JERRY HILL, BHA CHIEF MEDICAL ADVISOR, RECEIVES HONORARY LESTER Nine accolades were presented to the winners of the Professional Jockeys Association’s Lesters Awards 2020 tonight on Sky Sports Racing, as the PJA and Sky Sports Racing joined forces …