Our Facilities Include
2½ furlong round all weather Activtrack gallop
- Outdoor 60m x 40m menage
- 7 Furlong Martin Collins Activetrack straight gallop
7 Furlong grass gallop
40 acres of open ground
- Purpose built covered lunge pen
- Stalls and schooling fences
Horse simulators including the Racemaster
The BRS has three MK1, and one MK9 Racewood Simulator.
The MK1 simulator can be used to assess a rider’s balanced body position, teach and practice the correct stick technique and pushing technique as well as being used for as a fitness tool in preparation to race ride.
The BRS was the first training provider in the world to make the MK9 available for use to its students. The MK9 has:
1. Lateral body movement to show the balance of a rider when they are balancing, pushing or riding a finish.
2. Body and neck sensors to control speed and to show where a rider is hitting the horse during a finish.
3. Interactive race situations displayed on a screen in front of the rider.
4. Race Scenario’s that can be written by the Jockey Coach to create interactive race situations.
5. Side on camera footage for display during race situations or for review and analysis using Dartfish software.
6. Internet connection to the screen in front of the simulator so that riders can re-ride any televised or saved race.
Radio instruction system while riding
Video recording of riding for performance analysis
Cutting edge computer software for position analysis
Dartfish Analysis Software
Dartfish is a computer software programme that allows in depth analysis from video footage.
The coach can freeze existing digital video footage, move it on frame by frame, use super slow motion during playback along with the capability to draw lines on the screen to highlight area’s for correction on both moving or still pictures.
Using the other setting’s we are able to look at the body position of a jockey during a schooling session and compare the body position frame by frame to see exactly what the body does approaching the hurdle or fence.
This has proved to be a valuable tool and is used by Yogi Breisner during session reviews.
Jockey Training Room
Our Jockey Training Room contains training Equipment donated by Paul Hanagan. This equipment is used in conjunction with our Racehorse Simulators.
Balance training boards are used primarily by extreme boarders. It consists of a wooden deck and a plastic roller. Used under supervision and specific programmes it will increase core strength, leg strength and balance coordination. This is a fantastic multifunctional fitness tool that puts fun into training.
Gym balls are used as and aid for riders to recognise their levels of balance. Used with the correct instruction they will help to improve balance, core stability and strength. These are also used under instruction to develop good pushing technique and whip use.
Foam rollers are used as and aid for riders to recognise their levels of balance. Used with the correct instruction they will help to improve balance and lower leg strength.
Elastic ropes are used as strengthening tools, and combined with other equipment they make a up a part of the simulator and gym room that is very specific to jockey training.
One of the inevitable consequences of riding horses, and in particular racehorses, is that you will fall off. There is growing consensus that if riders were given training on how to deal with this likelihood, then there would be a reduction in the number of injuries that result. This has a particular relevance to jockeys.
The Equichute, which is designed and built in France, has been sited at The British Racing School to be used in conjunction with the many jockey courses and training the School provides.
It works on compressed air and therefore speed and severity of the fall can be regulated. Integrated into the Course Programme will be a progressive series of sessions looking at the correct technique for a rider to minimise injury when they hit the ground.
The sessions will be taken by Jon Pitts, a Sports Scientist who has been involved already in training in this area and experienced ex jump jockey Steve Smith Eccles.
Classrooms with state of the art technology
Fitness is a fundamental part of being a successful sports person and there is no exception for jockeys. Any work on fitness is actively encouraged and the onsite gym for is available for anyone attending training at The British Racing School.
The equipment includes 2 Rowing Machines, 2 Cross Trainers, 20 Spinning Bikes along with various other sporting equipment.
There is also a Multi-Use Games Area, which provides an ideal surface for team sports.
6 Horse Horsewalker
Practical Teaching Room ideal for veterinary or farriery demonstrations
Moller Lecture Theatre
80 seater lecture theatre
State of the art audio visual equipment
Syndicate break out rooms
Views over the working racing yard
Other conference rooms
5 state of the art conference rooms
Accommodating 2 to 60 delegates
WIFI internet access
First Class Catering options
Unrivalled quality catering
Delicious buffet lunches
Sumptuous three course evening meals
BBQs and picnics
Award winning customer service
Dedicated conference manager from point of enquiry to the event on the day
2013 Winners of the Newmarket and District Chamber of Commerce ‘Customer Focus’ award
Flexible delegate packages to accommodate all budgets
Complimentary tours of our working racing yard to enhance the delegate experience
For further details on Conference and Events at the British Racing School please visit the dedicated website www.brsconferences.com