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TTC Thoroughbred Breeding Industry Careers Course

The Thoroughbred Club
The Thoroughbred Club
Newmarket, Suffolk
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Part Time
03/10/2018 11:59:29


You don’t need to be a jockey to enjoy a rewarding career in horse racing and this two-day event aimed at those aged 16 – 35, hopes to dispel the myth that you need to ride in order to be part of the action.

The bloodstock industry provides a unique and deeply rewarding range of career options for those who are passionate about racing, whether it be working on a yard, working in an office or finding a solution which provides the best of both worlds, there is something for everyone who wishes to be part of the action.

Britain is one of the largest Thoroughbred breeding industries in the world, supporting over 19,000 jobs. It contributes £427 million annually to the GB economy and ranks amongst the worlds best for breeding with some of the best broodmares and stallions based in this country.

The Thoroughbred Club two-day Careers Course aims to provide delegates with an overview of the careers within horse racing from respected individuals employed within the industry, and combines practical advice with external visits to highlight the career and industry training options.

Course Programme

Day one – Tuesday 13th November (Breeding industry overview)

Day one covers the practical roles within the stud industry and its supporting services, with talks directed at those who are interested in working on a stud farm, from entry level to managerial roles. This also includes the office based roles involved with stud work and supporting services roles such as a thoroughbred nutritionist and equine vet/nurse.

Workshops/talks included as part of the day:

Stud management
Role of a bloodstock agent
Careers in sales preparation
Role of the thoroughbred nutritionist
Role of the ambulatory equine vet
Role of a equine veterinary nurse
Stallion nominations and marketing
Stallion handling
Supporting roles on a stud farm
Role of a stud secretary
Industry funded training courses

Included as part of the day one programme is an external visit to Cheveley Park Stud or the choice of visiting a Newmarket based Equine Hospital. We will also be holding a networking reception in the evening at the world famous Jockey Club Rooms, which gives delegates a chance to meet with potential employers.

Day two – Wednesday 14th November (Horseracing & its supporting services overview)

Day two covers the industry specific higher education training options as well as the racing industry and its supporting services.

Workshops/talks included as part of the day:

Careers in racing
BHA Graduate Development Programme
Continued professional development session
Higher Education options
Industry supporting services administration and executive roles
Role of a racehorse trainer
Careers in rehabilitation of thoroughbreds
Bloodstock journalism/media
Industry marketing
Pre-training racehorses
Bloodstock accountancy/insurance
Auctioneering and sales houses
Travel and transport of racehorses and bloodstock

Included as part of the day’s itinerary is a visit to a Newmarket based training yard or a tour of the facilities at Godolphin’s state-of-the-art rehabilitation yard for its thoroughbreds.

To book your place:

Places are free for TTC members, however non-members are welcome to attend at a fee of £50 for both days or £30 for attending one day of the course. To book your place, visit the TTC website at ; TTC members will need to log in on to website to access the FREE member booking option.

The course is aimed at 16 to 35-year-olds as per TTC membership, priority will be given to TTC members booking on the course.

For more information contact Melissa Parris at