Delivered by the Northern Racing College on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority, the Overview of British Racing seminars, are one day informative seminars held three times a year at a variety of venues in the UK, hosted by well known racing personalities.

The seminar provides a general introduction to the world of racing and is ideal for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of racing or develop their career in the industry and covers a variety of interesting topics.

It is ideal for those who have just started their job in the industry and would benefit from learning about the structure of the industry and how all the different organisations work together. It will help build your confidence and make you more effective in your role by improving your knowledge.

The packed agenda features talks from key industry figures, covering many aspects of this complex and historical sport. Subjects covered include:

  • The role of the British Horseracing Authority, the Levy Board and Weatherbys
  • Racing in the Media
  • Betting industry
  • Breeding and Stud industry
  • Rules of Racing
  • Racecourse management


22 May 2019 – Newmarket Racecourse, hosted by Mick Fitzgerald

25 September 2019 – Doncaster Racecourse, hosted by Mick Fitzgerald

19 November 2019 – Newbury Racecourse, hosted by Mick Fitzgerald

Please see the documents below for Overview Day held at Newmarket Racecourse on 22 May 2019;