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  1. Unsung Heroes...Parade-ring manager at Uttoxeter

    ‘This place is my anchor, it’s been my life for a long time’ - Eric Coleman 95. Parade-ring manager at Uttoxeter.

  2. A Day in the life of ... a Flying Groom

    Simon Andrews talks about a day in the life of a Flying Groom.

  3. A Day in the life of...a Stipendiary Steward

    Hugh Hynes talks about a day in the life of a stipendiary steward.

  4. A Day in the life of...a Raceday Official

    My name is Hugh Barclay. I was born in Prestwick, Scotland and after attending Allow School and Belmont Academy, I worked on my father’s farm just outside Ayr. I can remember always being involved with horses and developed a passion for riding.

  5. A Day in the life of...a Racing Presenter

    Racing UK presenter Oli Bell discusses his passion for the racing industry.

    What piece of wisdom would you pass on to any youngster entering the media side of the sport? Never be rude to people on your way up as you’ll meet them on your way down.

  6. A day in the life of a Sales Consultant

    David Rorison - Sales Consultant/Account Manager in a Bloodstock Company based in Australia

  7. Day in the life of .... a Sponsorship/VAT Helpdesk Administrator

    My name is Grace Martyn, and I work on the BHA Sponsorship/VAT Helpdesk at Weatherbys.

    I didn’t know much about the racing industry before working at Weatherbys (the odd flutter on the Grand National was my limit) – my previous jobs were working at a supermarket, a small family run business and an international computer supplies company.

    I started work at Weatherbys as a temp, but was then offered a full time placement – an opportunity that I grabbed with both hands!

  8. A Day in the life of .... an Amateur Jockey

    Amateur jockeys do not ride as a profession and tend to ride in races restricted to other amateurs. However, depending on the category of amateur rider permit they apply for, they can also apply for a ‘Category B’ licence that allows amateurs to ride against professional jockeys in certain races.

  9. A day in the life of a... Nominations Executive

    My name is Kevin Sommerville and I work for Juddmonte Farms.

    I was born in Pretoria, South Africa. I went to school at Pretoria Boys High School and after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Genetics I headed over to work in Dublin and wound up at a famous Irish Bar called Kielys of Donnybrook.

  10. David Baxter speaks to Rhys Evans, who is learning all the time in his new role as head lad to Marco Botti

    HAVING already spent a decade working in racing, Rhys Evans isn’t lacking in experience, but it was his lack of height which led to suggestions that he get involved in the industry.
    “After school I studied a diploma in horse management, and the whole time I was there I was by far the smallest lad and everyone used to tell me I should try racing and it sparked an interest,” Evans says.

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