Leger Legends 2018

SIX newcomers, two ever-presents and a rider defending an unbeaten record are among the 16 jockeys limbering up to take part in the Leger Legends charity race, the one-mile feature event on the opening day of the William Hill St Leger Festival at Doncaster on 12 September. First staged in 2010, this unique event for ex-professional jockeys raises funds for …

Rachels Journey

Rachel’s journey into racing began just under two years ago when she attended the NRC Foundation Course in 2016. Following her 12 weeks stint with us, she undertook a 6-week work placement with BHA Jockey Coach and Racehorse Trainer, Tim Reed – she never left! Under his careful guidance Rachel has flourished, and last week she attended a two-day Category …

The future looks exciting for Lauren

In 2011, Lauren Sanders from Barnsley was just 17 years old and wanted to get a real job working in the outdoors and with horses. She signed up for a Foundation Course at the Northern Racing College. Although she’d never ridden a horse before, the College’s short but intense training delivered by expert staff enabled her to learn the skills …

Laura Barry

The Trustees, leadership, staff and learners at The Northern Racing College are deeply saddened by news of the death last week of former NRC learner, Laura Barry. She undertook her Level 2 Apprenticeship through our Work Based Learning Programme and went on to a successful career in racing until it was cut short so tragically by cancer when she was …