Legacies are vitally important to the British Racing School as we rely on donations and legacies to fund capital projects and to provide funding for trainees for whom we are unable to access Government funding. The amount of funding we receive from the Government varies from year to year depending on their policies but is never sufficient to allow us to expand the premises, buy new equipment and improve the infrastructure of the School. In general, Government funding of apprenticeships is targeted at 16-18 year olds, this makes it very difficult for those aged 19 and over to enter our industry, in order to offer these young people to opportunity to train here, we rely on raising funds from donations and legacies.

The making of a Will is an extremely personal matter and the School makes no assumption that those who choose to leave a gift in this way will necessarily choose to inform the School of their intention during their lifetime however, the BRS is particularly grateful when supporters choose to inform the School of their plans.

If you are considering naming the BRS in your Will or would like to receive further information please contact our Finance Director, Andrew Braithwaite Andrew.Braithwaite@brs.org.uk  or (01638) 665103. The British Racing School (BRS Education Ltd) is a charity (registered charity number 1161555) and as such, legacy gifts to the BRS could have tax benefits for your estate by reducing the amount liable to Inheritance Tax.  Additionally, in some cases, leaving 10% or more of your net estate to charity can result in a reduction in the rate of inheritance tax payable by your estate.




Deed of Variation


If you are a beneficiary under a Will, you can also save on inheritance tax by transferring all or part of your inheritance to the School using a deed of variation.  This can be an effective way to support the BRS during your lifetime.

Pension funds & life insurance policies

The BRS can also be nominated as a whole or joint beneficiary of a pension fund or life insurance policy.  Naming the School as the beneficiary of a policy could allow you to make a larger and earlier gift than might otherwise be possible.   You need only pay an annual premium rather than having to donate the entire value of the gift.



The preferred wording is:

“I GIVE to the Trustees of the British Racing School (BRS Education Ltd) (“BRS”), registered charity number 1161555, [the residue/% of the residue of my estate] or [the sum of £] (“the fund”) to be held by the BRS for its general purposes.  The receipt of the Chairman of Trustees for the time being of the BRS shall be a good discharge to my Trustees for the fund.”

Whilst we particularly welcome legacies that can be used for general purposes we are also very happy to accept gifts for a particular use. If you would like to specify what your legacy is used for, it is always extremely helpful for us to discuss this with you to ensure that your wishes can be met.  If you would like to talk to us about how you would like your legacy gift to be spent, please do get in touch.

Please consult your solicitor for advice when making or amending your Will.

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



Professional Flat Jockey

Abu Dhabi Championship (GP3) - 2015

Jebel Ali Mile (GP3) - 2015

Betfred.com 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



Professional Flat Jockey

Racing Excellence All Weather Hands & Heels Series - 2015

Champion Apprentice Jockey - 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

Apprentice Advanced Course - 2016

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