A new start for Josh Thorman with trainer Ian Williams

This time last year Josh, 22, was a student on the 12-week, residential Foundation Course at the College. Fast forward one year and he is employed in the West Midlands by dual purpose trainer, Ian Williams. Josh came into racing after graduating from Uni with a Sports Exercise Science degree and his goal now is to successfully pass the mandatory …

Regional Staff Development Programme aims to provide training to over one third of racing’s workforce Racing Foundation funds first 18 months of a three-year programme which offers free or subsidised on-location training to racing staff Cross-industry scheme aims to take further training and development opportunities out to 2,400 members of Racing’s workforce Scheme is viewed as an essential part of …

CHANGE OF NAME FOR NORTHERN RACING COLLEGE

The Doncaster-based centre of excellence for training in the horseracing industry has changed its name to a title that better reflects the reality of its coverage in recruitment and placement. The decision has been made to coincide with the College’s 35th anniversary. Gerry Sutcliffe, chairman of the College trustees, explained: “The site at Rossington Hall, which opened as the South …

Northern Racing College celebrates 35 Years of Success!

The Northern Racing College (NRC) celebrates 35 years of service to the horseracing industry with an Anniversary Breakfast.  Since 1984, young people have gained entry to the racing industry via the Northern Racing College, nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Rossington Hall, near Doncaster.   It opened its doors originally on 1st July 1984 as the South Yorkshire Apprentice Racing Training …

Goal Post to Winning Post

We’re all familiar with the expression, “moving the goal posts”, however when we’re referring to Northern Racing College student, Jay Tabb, the goal posts have quite literally moved. London born Jay, 35, is no stranger to goal posts. As a Premiership footballer, a career which started with Crystal Palace in 1999 and finished with Ipswich Town in 2016, he scored …

Brothers Now Living The Dream

On Thursday 30th May we had the pleasure of welcoming Tom and Harry Ryall to the College. Eldest brother Tom completed the 12-week residential foundation course in 2014 before relocating to Dorset to work for Grade 1 winning trainer Harry Fry as the Assistant Head Lad. Now going into his sixth season at the Fry’s, the best thing about working …

1000 UK Winners for graduate Danny Tudhope

Yorkshire-based jockey Daniel Tudhope today secured his 1,000th UK career victory with Ingleby Hollow at Thirsk Racecourse this afternoon, joining an illustrious list of jockeys to have reached the landmark. Tudhope joins the likes of Frankie Dettori and three-time Champion Flat Jockey, Silvestre De Sousa, to have reached the milestone. The win was his second of the day following an earlier win on Ninjago and …

Army Veteran turns his hand to horseracing

On Friday 24th May 2019, we were delighted to present Thomas Hanratty with his National Horseracing College graduation certificate. Now at the age of 36, Thomas was previously a tank engineer in the Army for 7 years. Looking for a change in career, Thomas took the plunge and has learnt all about racehorse care. Having not ridden a horse before …

Student of the week award goes to Molly Wilson

We are delighted to announce that this week’s ‘Student of the Week’ award goes to Molly Wilson. At the age of 4, Molly first sat on a horse and instantly became hooked. Now 17 years old, she decided that her love for horses would extend to the horseracing industry with “lots of potential rewards for hard work and dedication”. Molly’s …

National Horseracing College to host Retraining of Racehorses Showing Day

On Sunday 2nd June 2019, the National Horseracing College, are hosting a show dedicated to retrained racehorses, in association with Retraining of Racehorses. Held in the picturesque setting within the grounds of Rossington Hall, the show is suitable for amateur riders as well as professionals with young and novice horses. The schedule includes in-hand & ridden classes with qualifiers for …