BRS Blog 4th – 8th September

8th Sep 2017 |

This week saw our Trainers Module 1 Course start which is one of three modules which prospective trainers need to undertake in order to apply to the BHA for a trainers licence.


In order to be eligible for this course, participants must have attained their Level 3 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care and Management. The next stage of Module 1 is completion of a one-week course in Racehorse Management at the BRS in Newmarket which is what was delivered to participants this week. The course gives each participant an insight into: recognition and diagnosis of lameness, feeding and nutrition, farriery and remedial shoeing, handicapping, purchase and selection of bloodstock, training and fitness, licensing/racecourse procedures, gallops construction and maintenance, role and responsibility of the NTF, vets in racing, horse health including cardiovascular health and infectious respiratory disease and EIPH. For more information about the Trainers Module 1 course, please follow the link:


Also this week was the first week of one of our Conditional Licence courses. This was recently extended to a two week course and is necessary for all those wishing to obtain a conditional (jump) jockey’s licence. To obtain a Conditional (jump) jockey’s licence an application is made to the BHA. Next each candidate will be subject to a pre-assessment licence day at which they will be assessed whether they are fit enough and ride well enough to be put forward for a jockey license assessment course. During the two week course participants will be lectured and assessed on the following: riding work and giving feedback, diet and nutrition, principles of schooling and jumping, sports science, rules and regulations and integrity. There also practical elements to the course: riding work, schooling, fitness assessment and simulator assessment. On completion of this course a report is written and forwarded to the British Horseracing Authority. For more information about the Conditional Licence Course, please follow the link:


Are you looking for something to do in Newmarket on the 16th/17th September? Well look no further because it’s Newmarket Open Weekend! More importantly, The British Racing School is opening its doors on Saturday 16th September from 9am till 1pm with a number of attractions during the morning including: BBQ, tours, various demonstrations, racing simulator and our trainees riding up the gallops! It’s free entry to visit us on the Saturday, so come along we’ll be delighted to see you!


For more information about Newmarket Open Weekend please visit: