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20 August 2018

Inaugural ‘Explore Racing’ day set to give young people an insight into a career in horseracing

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today confirmed details of the inaugural ‘Explore Racing’ day, due to be run by Careers in Racing and Racing Together in Newmarket on Friday 24 August.

The day aims to give a wide range of community groups that Careers in Racing and Racing Together work with throughout the year an in-depth, hands on explanation of the racing industry and will include talks on career options as well as a tour of the British Racing School and an afternoon of racing at Newmarket’s July Course.

The variety of career options will be discussed with the groups with a focus on opening up the racing world to young people who may have an interest in joining the industry.

A large number of attendees are expected with groups being invited from Active Communities Network, Flying Futures, Ride High, Vauxhall City Farm and a number of young people currently involved with the Pony Racing Authority’s Youth Training Scheme.

Adam Harman, Community Engagement Manager for Racing Together, said: “We are really excited about the inaugural ‘Explore Racing’ day and engaging with such a wide variety of community groups to show them what the racing industry really looks like.”

“It is great to work with Careers in Racing again and we have a real opportunity to show the young people attending just what a fantastic sport racing is.”

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