Northern Racing College Trustee Wins the World Marathon Challenge

Susannah Gill’s Twitter Handle @TheIronLadyRuns rather plays down what this remarkable lady has just achieved for she didn’t just run, she won, the gruelling World Marathon Challenge. On Wednesday (06 February 2019) Northern Racing College trustee and British marathon runner, Susannah Gill, was crowned the new World Marathon Challenge winner after completing seven marathons across seven continents in seven days. …

Northern Racing College graduates named as Godolphin Awards finalists

The 18 finalists for the 2019 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards have been announced. The judges have now made their final selection of three finalists for each award.  We are delighted to see two graduates named as finalists, April Clarke of Jedd O’Keeffe Racing for the David Nicholson Newcomer Award and Catriona Bissett of Nick Alexander Racing, for the …

Northern Racing College Well Represented Among Godolphin Awards Finalists

Ask any stable employee why they do their job and without a seconds hesitation they will reel off an exhaustive list of positive reflections but not one will reply that it is to win an award. If an outsider was to spend just five minutes in a racing yard it would be instantly apparent why 10,000 stable employees work full-time …

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 NRC 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 NRC 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 Northern Racing 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, …

NRC 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 Northern Racing 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 Northern Racing 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 …