This course is aimed at those working in the racing industry in a management position.

Contact Details

Di Farrell-Thomas

01638 675907

Course Dates
  • Start Date
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    Run by the Peplow Group, the programme is designed to meet the needs of those who aspire to manage, are about to take on their first management role, or who are already first line managers, but have had no development opportunity. The programme is built around the four basic building blocks of effective management.


    The Peplow Group is an organisation that specialises in developing teams and Leaders. They work with a wide range of organisations and at all levels. They have been involved in the Horse racing sector for the past eight years as delivery partners of The British Racing School Management Academy in Newmarket. Delegates for the I2M have come from across the racing industry including the Royal Stud, ARC, Jockey Club, BHA, RCA BRS, Racing Welfare and the Point to Point Authority. They have also delivered this programme in house for the BHA and Jockey Club Group.

    Programme Objectives


    • To develop first line managers’ knowledge and skills.
    • To build confidence in their ability to manage
    • To understand their roles and responsibilities as managers
    • To transfer new knowledge and skill into effective performance
    • To develop each group as a cross functional supportive team




    The programme will consist of four one day workshops spread over twelve weeks. There will be taught input, exercises, activities and discussion. In addition, handouts will be provided to act as an aide memoire for use after the programme. Each session will run from 0900 to 1600. There is the opportunity to follow up the programme with one to one coaching for those who would benefit from the added investment.


    There will be individual action plans generated from each workshop, which should be shared with their line manager after each event. At the start of each workshop the action plan is reviewed and individuals’ feedback to the group how they have used the learning from the previous workshop.


    A similar approach has been developed and established in the motor sports industry, where attendance is a pre requisite to promotion into a first line management appointment.




    A place on the programme is £1200 per person.


    This includes all materials, lunch and refreshments on each of the four days. For those travelling from outside Newmarket. Accommodation can be booked at BRS at a separate cost.

    “I have always struggled with confidence and by completing the course I have shown myself I am able to do things. It has allowed me to be confident in my role as manager and in challenging things which I previously wouldn’t have.”

    “I have more confidence when dealing with tricky situations within the team and colleagues and have found that I no longer shy away of addressing a point for fear of conflict or for worry of upsetting someone.”

    “I very much enjoyed the course, developing new management skills and putting them into practice with my team. I enjoyed meeting my colleagues from other regions and stretching myself with new challenges.”

    “I thoroughly enjoyed the different methods of learning that were used throughout the course, especially as some of the techniques made me do things that were out of my comfort zone.”

    “I feel it has helped me get off to a good footing as a new Manager setting out and delegating the work more effectively.”

    To download the brochure please click the link below.


    BRS I2M 2018