Staff Vacancy – Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant (Term Time Only) – £7,038 (17½-hours per week) The Northern Racing College seeks to employ a Learning Support Assistant to join its enthusiastic, vibrant and hardworking team. The successful applicant would support learners on our Doncaster Equine College courses. Located in the scenic grounds of a private estate near Doncaster, we achieved Ofsted Grade 2 in 2016. …

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 …

Racing Industry Gears Up for Racing Welfare’s Racing Staff Week

Racing Welfare press release 28 June 2018 Now in its third year, Racing Staff Week runs from Saturday 30th June until Saturday 7th July 2018. Kindly sponsored by Betfair, the campaign aims to bring the racing industry together to inform the racegoing public and supporters about the passion, skill and dedication of those working behind the scenes to make racing …

Stable staff step up to the plate for Racing Staff Week

We are delighted to see so many NRC graduates have the opportunity to ride this year. In the Betfair Clock Tower Cup at Doncaster we have David Cottle, Sarah Jones, Katie Perkin, Shenelle Watson and Faye Bainbridge taking part and in the Racing Staff Week Cup at Newton Abbot we have Tom Ryall and Zack Sparrow, we wish them all …

Northern Racing College shows Yorkshire how it’s done

FIRST FANDANGO, who won seven times on the Flat and over hurdles and fences in nine years of racing, continued to show his versatility when he starred at the Doncaster Equine College Annual Show, hosted by the Northern Racing College (NRC) to showcase the second careers of ex-racers, who attended from all over Britain. Demonstrating how racing’s retired horses can …

Catching up with Jack Cross

Jack Cross is currently working at Brian Ellison’s yard as a stable hand. He is doing his Level 2 Apprenticeship in Racehorse Care. We first meet Jack as he is coming in from riding a lot out on the Gallops. Fresh faced and smiling, he walks his horse to the barn to be showered off and chats to us while …

Gemma Hogg Branches Out

Northern Racing College graduate Gemma Hogg, who is assistant to North Yorkshire trainer Mickey Hammond, has added another string to her bow – as a writer. Her autobiography, Stable Lass, is due to be published on 5 April. Described by journalist and TV pundit Brough Scott as “vividly funny, shockingly frank, deeply passionate and movingly sensitive,” Stable Lass traces Gemma’s …

Jamie Parkes Racing Post article

Parkes enjoys ‘best feeling’ on first ride after swapping football for racing. He didn’t manage to score on his debut, but Jamie Parkes – the former Notts County academy player deemed too small for football – was still all smiles after his first ride at Wolverhampton on Wednesday. Parkes, who is based with Martyn Meade and will follow the Newmarket …