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Racing is a multi-million pound industry supporting over 85,000 jobs[1]. It is the nation's second largest spectator sport with over 5 million people visiting British racecourses every year[2].

The racing industry is a diverse and exciting world to work in. Races watched by millions are the result of collaboration by a huge number of people and organisations. The industry provides employment for people who care for and train the horse on its journey through life, right through to the teams of people that make a race day happen and work that goes on behind the scenes.

Great for

  • Individuals who are interested in the commercial aspect of the equestrian industry
  • People with a high attention to detail
  • Career roles which encompass scientific knowledge and skill

Careers in the racing industry include grooms, trainers, handlers, riders and jockeys, stewards, groundstaff, officials, welfare officers, marketing executives, journalists, events managers, and agents – that’s just to name a few!

If you want to work directly with horses you can chose to work in a Racing Yard or a Thoroughbred Stud Farm.

If you are passionate about racing, but don’t fancy a practical career at a yard there are many office based careers at yards or racecourses. For further information about careers in racing visit The team at careersinracing are happy to answer any of your questions

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[2] British Racing School, 2016