Week Commencing 29th January 2018

2nd Feb 2018 |

Where better to start this week but with the visit of Sir AP McCoy to the BRS.

AP McCOY SPEAKING AT THE BRS. On Location @ BRS Seminar 30/1/2018

AP visited us this week as a keynote speaker on our 3lb Claimers’ Course. Supporting the PJA’s Executive Director for Racing, Dale Gibson, who delivered a session on ‘Riding Out Your Claim’, AP spoke to the claimer – including claimer Lizzie Kelly, fresh from her win on Agrapart in the Cleeve Hurdle on Saturday – of his exploits and advised them on their futures. The day also involved a Media Session with BRS Trustee Lydia Hislop. Lydia’s experience and advice will have sure given the jockey’s pause for thought.

DALE GIBSON (LEFT) AND AP McCOY TAKE A COURSE AT THE BRS. On Location @ BRS Seminar 30/1/2018

At the time of writing, we are in the period of one of most enjoyable weeks of the year. The Racing Industry Course (TRIC) is running this week, where speakers from all corners of the Racing Community come to share their insights and stories with the delegates, all of whom derive from very different background and fraternities – not all racing based. The group spend 5 very full days at the BRS. As well as the plethora of inspiration and knowledge on offer from our speakers – including the likes of the legendary trainer of the great Mill Reef, Ian Balding – the group visit some of racing’s most glamorous and influential sites, as well as taking part in what turned out to be a very enjoyable quiz.

Dalham Hall, HQ for Godolphin’s breeding operation, and Tattersalls during sales time were just two of the thoroughly enjoyable visits undertaken on Thursday. Dubawi and Golden Horn were on show at Dalham Hall, depicting the strength in depth of Godolphin’s stallions – both hoping to sire new classic winning progeny. I can imagine the delegates’ blood has turned to tea and coffee this week they have drank that much of the stuff! Joking aside, the course has broaden the horizons of I’m sure all the delegates, proving that the Racing Industry is more than just a sport, but a way of life. All parts of the jigsaw fit together to make a sport and industry that many of us all love to work in. We would like to thank all of our speakers and those who gave time to support the course, as well as wish a huge good luck to all the delegates in their pursuits in racing.

We would like to thank all of our speakers and those who gave time to support the course, as well as wish a huge good luck to all the delegates in their pursuits in racing.