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 Northern Racing 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 …

Northern Racing College to host Retraining of Racehorses Showing Day

On Sunday 2nd June 2019, the Northern Racing 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 …

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 …