Three Apprentices – George Chaloner, Jacob Butterfield and Ian Burns – have been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2012 European Association of Racing Schools Race which takes place at Chantilly in France on Sunday 12th June.
George, who is based with trainer Richard Fahey, undertook his Stable Staff Foundation and apprenticeship training at NRC and Jacob, who is based with Ollie Pears, came to the College on the 14 – 16 Training Scheme whilst at school and then went on to do his apprenticeship training at NRC. Both apprentices are also part of the Jockey Qualification Pilot Scheme which was recently launched at NRC.
The EARS race is an annual competition which unites 15 of Europe’s talented young jockeys. This race provides them with the perfect opportunity to demonstrate their talent on the European flat racing stage.
The race takes place on one of the most prestigious dates in the racing calendar, the Prix de Diane Longines. Five countries currently form the European Association of Racing Schools – England, France, Germany, Ireland and Italy, and these countries will be represented in the race.
40,000 spectators are anticipated to attend this exciting raceday where they will see not only some of the most famous jockeys in the world riding in the Classic Prix de Dianes Longines, but also apprentice jockeys riding in the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars EARS race.