The Racing Industry Course Receives Glowing Reviews

18th Feb 2015 | News

Cast of leading speakers mean annual fixture is not to be missed by racing enthusiasts

February 2nd – 6th this year was a busy week for the British Racing School with another fascinating renewal of The Racing Industry Course (TRIC), which is organised by the BRS on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).
Twenty Seven delegates from as far as Japan, Oman, America, Sudan, Hungary and France as well as all over the United Kingdom came together to improve their knowledge of all facets of the racing and breeding industry. TRIC boasts a highly impressive line-up of speakers, from leading trainers to the Chief Executives of the Racing Post and Great British Racing.
“Great breadth of coverage of many different aspects of the industry,” said Gareth Starbuck, a university lecturer from Nottingham Trent University who took part in this year’s course.
He continued: “It’s a really well run course, I really enjoyed it and got a lot form it; made some very useful industry contacts too!”
While Gareth has worked in the equestrian industry for a number of years and has a lot of experience in the science and research sectors, he has limited working knowledge of the racing industry and the course caters for people like him as well as those with racing or breeding backgrounds and aims to give an overview of the innumerable areas within the industry, such as racecourse management, the racing media, international racing and bloodstock sales.
Speakers on this year’s course included trainer Roger Varian, former Royal trainer Ian Balding, Racing Post Chief Executive Alan Byrne, Channel 4 Racing’s lead presenter Nick Luck and the ever-engaging Rod Street of Great British Racing.
Five full days of visits to the Newmarket gallops, training yards, Tattersalls, Darley Stud and the Newmarket Equine Hospital were complemented by interactive lectures and a course dinner at the historic Jockey Club Rooms.
TRIC will be back again in February 2016. For more information or to reserve a place please contact Jennie Durrans on 01638 665103.