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Who We Are

As a Centre of Excellence for training in the horseracing world, we aim to provide a range of training of the highest standard to meet the needs of the racing industry, and to meet the needs of our learners.

The aim of the School was to provide purpose built facilities to promote and encourage young people who had the potential to ride as professional jockeys.

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Our Alumni



Multiple Group 1 winning jockey

D.O.B - 8/9/80

Champion Jockey – 2010 & 2011

Champion Apprentice – 2002

Multiple G1 winning jockey

BRS Courses

9 Week Course (NVQ 2) – 1997

Apprentice Licence Course – 1999

Our Alumni



Flat Jockey

Racing Post Trophy (G1)

Grosser Preis von Bayern (G1)

Premio Lydia Tesio Longines (G1)

BRS Courses

NVQ 2 in Racehorse Care – residential at BRS – 2007

Apprentice Licence Course – 2008

Apprentice Advanced – 2009

Our Alumni



Flat Jockey

John Smith Cup at York

BRS Courses

Flexible Learning Programme – 2006-2007

Apprentice Licence Course – 2009

Our Alumni



Trainer to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Breeders Cup (G1)

The Champagne Stakes at Doncaster (G2)

Cape Verde Stakes, Meydan (G2)

Gordon Stakes (G3)

BRS Courses

9 Week Course + NVQ 2 – 1991

Trainer Licence Courses – 2013

Our Alumni



Flat Jockey

Qatar Prix De L'Abbaye De Longchamp (G1)

Northumberland Plate

British Champion All-Weather Jockey – 2010 & 2011

BRS Courses

Flexible Learning Programme – 2004

Apprentice Licence Course – 2005

Apprentice Conditional Advanced Course – 2006

One to One Jockey Coaching

Our Alumni



National Hunt Jockey

Lexus Chase (G1)

John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase (G1)

Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (G1)

Tingle Creek Chase (G1) Betfair Chase (G1)

BRS Courses

9 week residential course + NVQ2 – 2000

Category A Amateur Jockey Licence – 2000

Conditional Jockey Licence – 2001

Level 3 Diploma in Racehorse Care & Management - 2015

Trainers Modules 1, 2 & 3 - 2015

Our Alumni



Apprentice Flat Jockey

Betfred Cambridgeshire (Heritage Handicap) 2014

Betfred Ebor (Heritage Handicap) 2014

Racing Excellence All Weather Hand and Heels Series 2013-14

BRS Courses

9 Week Course + Level 2 DIploma - 2011

Apprentice Licence Course - 2012

Apprentice Continuation Course - 2013

Our Alumni



Mulitple G1 winning flat jockey

Champion Jockey – 2007

Champion Apprentice – 1995

July Cup & Prix de Diane

Oaks & Irish 2000 Guineas

Cheveley Park Stakes

BRS Courses

9 Week Course + NVQ 2 – 1988

Apprentice Licence Course – 1990

Our Alumni



National Hunt Jockey - Winner of the Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase

Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (G3)

BRS Courses

9 Week Course + NVQ2 – 1998

Conditional Licence Course – 1999

Our Alumni



Multiple Group 1 winning Jockey

Tattersalls Gold Cup (GP1) - 2013 & 2014

Grand Prix du Paris (GP1) - 2014

QIPCO Champion Stakes (GP1) - 2014

BRS Courses

Employer Referral Course + NVQ2 - 2005

Category A Amateur Permit - 2004

Apprentice Jockeys Licence Course - 2004

Our Alumni



Apprentice Flat Jockey

Abu Dhabi Championship (GP3) - 2015

Jebel Ali Mile (GP3) - 2015 Temple Stakes (GP3) - 2014

BRS Courses

4 week Course + Level 2 Diploma - 2013

Apprentice Licence Course - 2013

Apprentice Continuation Training - 2013

Our Alumni



Stud Manager

Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards 'Employee of the Year' - 2015

BRS Courses

9 week course + NVQ2 - 1996

Our Alumni



National Hunt Jockey

United House Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 2) - 2014

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) - 2014

Keltbray Holloway's Hurdle (Grade 2) - 2015

BRS Courses

Employer Referral Course + NVQ2 - 2006

Our Alumni



Apprentice Flat Jockey

Racing Excellence All Weather Hands & Heels Series - 2015

BRS Courses

Pony Racing Training - 2011, 2012 & 2013

Advanced Pony Racing Training - 2013

4 week Course + Level 2 Diploma - 2014

Apprentice Licence Course - 2014

Our Alumni



Travelling Head Girl

Godolphin Stud & Stables Award 'Employee of the Year' - 2014

BRS Courses

9 week course & NVQ2 - 1995

Our Alumni



Professional Flat Jockey

Dubai City Of Gold Sponsored By Skywards (GP2) - 2012

Deutsches Derby (GP1) - 2010

Preis von Europa (GP1) - 2009

Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (GP2) - 2008

BRS Courses

9 week course + NVQ2 - 1994

Latest News

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Tom Marquand Champ App

We are extremely proud of BRS Graduate Tom Marquand who’s year just seems to be getting better and better! Not only did 17 year old Marquand win the title of Champion Apprentice in 2015 with 54 winners in his maiden …

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Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald OBE

3rd Nov 2015 | News

It is with great sadness we learned yesterday of the passing of Rory MacDonald OBE, who was Chief Executive of the British Racing School for 22 years. Rory, began his time at the BRS in 1992 and before his retirement …

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International Jockey training

Patrick O’Donnell leads the Apprentice Hands and Heels Series The Final for the Racing Excellence Hands and Heels Series will be held at Newbury on Friday 23rd October. Patrick O’Donnell leads the series by 8 points to Danielle Mooney in …

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Did you know?

Did you know?

Fact 1.

It takes a racehorse just 150 strides to cover one kilometre in a minute.

Fact 2.

A racehorse weighs around half a ton and can reach speeds of 45 miles per hour.

Fact 3.

When a horse is racing it’s heart will beat 240 times a minute. A human heart beats at a max of 180 times a minute.

Fact 4.

A racehorse’s heart weighs as much as four bags of sugar.

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