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Behind the horse racing

Off they go… Cheltenham Festival has seen hundreds of thousands of fans tune in to the widely spoken about the event. The amount of money that goes into the event each year with the backing from punters comes as no surprise to the people behind the scenes of horse racing. However, this may seem odd to those not involved heavily in horse racing, and for those that want to be, read here to find out about how to gain a career in horse racing.  

Many individuals forget that there are different career sectors within horse racing other than being a jockey. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is hoping to employ more people by relaunching its jobs board on to help fill open vacancies across UK racing’s most valued sectors. The system allows employers to use it as a forum platform and attach roles with job specifications to help recruit talent. The BHA respectively noticed over 2,000 jobs were posted on their online hub last year and that it could help on average around 178 job seekers per month looking to get involved in a career in horse racing. This is something that all affiliates should be looking to get themselves into. 

Zoe Elliott, BHA Head of Careers Marketing and Recruitment, said: “We are delighted to welcome job seekers and employers to the brand-new and improved Careersinracing job board.’’