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The Thoroughbred Club awarded Racing Foundation Grant for TTC Careers Course 2016

09 May 2016


The Thoroughbred Club is delighted to announce that the Racing Foundation has kindly agreed to co-fund this year’s TTC Careers Course which takes place on 14th and 15th November 2016.

This two-day course will give delegates an insight into the horseracing industry, employment opportunities within it and how to build a successful career, through a series of presentations and workshops delivered by industry experts.  Delegates will have the opportunity to explore areas of personal interest and the programme will also include behind-the-scenes field visits to contextualise the core sessions and provide valuable examples of working environments to delegates.  There will be plenty of opportunities for informal networking between delegates and speakers during the two days, including at an evening reception due to take place at the newly-opened National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, Newmarket.

The generous contribution from the Racing Foundation enables this course to build on the success of the 2014 Careers Course which was held under the banner of TTC’s forerunner, the Next Generation Club, and which received universal praise from those who attended.  TTC is committed to providing educational opportunities that will bring young people into the industry, and foster a lifelong engagement with thoroughbred racing and breeding.

Rob Hazel, Racing Foundation Chief Executive said of the award, “We are delighted to be supporting the TBA’s The Thoroughbred Club in the delivery of a 2-day careers course aimed at 16-30 year olds. Given the much publicised staff shortage within racing it is important that the industry publicises the career opportunities available and engages with new audiences. By highlighting the wide range of jobs and training opportunities available within racing and breeding this course will ensure young people, especially those with an equine passion, have as much information as possible to encourage them to consider these career paths.”

Chairman of The Thoroughbred Club, Harry Williams expressed his gratitude to the Racing Foundation saying, “Since the Racing Foundation was established, the support it has offered to projects right across the sport is unrivalled. The importance of educating and nurturing young talent is vital to any industry and through the Racing Foundation and TTC helping to fund and organise the Careers Course respectively, the sport is coming together to help ensure that opportunities to work within horseracing are highlighted to everyone.”

The course takes place at Tattersalls Park Paddocks, Newmarket, which will provide delegates with a central accessible venue with a historic link to the breeding and racing industries.  It is free to TTC members and early booking is essential to secure a place.

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