The NRC are delighted to have recently become Friends of JETS (Jockeys Employment & Training Scheme).  JETS does a brilliant job of advising jockeys and former jockeys on new career paths and giving them the skills, education and training backgrounds they need to develop new careers.

In order to broaden the network of support available, JETS has launched an initiative whereby they are inviting businesses and organisations both within horseracing and across other industries to  become officially linked to JETS by providing careers supports specifically for jockeys and former jockeys – thereby becoming ‘Friends of JETS’.  We look forward to supporting jockeys and former jockeys in their new career paths.

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The prestigious Prix Longines Future Racing Stars race

Fourteen of the world’s young talented jockeys prepare for the prestigious Prix Longines Future Racing Stars race at the event of the Prix de Diane Longines, Chantilly, France on Sunday 16th June, 2013.

The race will take place during one of the most prestigious dates in the racing calendar, the Prix de Diane Longines.  This year the challenge takes on an international dimension.  Fourteen young, talented jockeys from 8 countries – Australia, Great Britain, France, Japan, Germany, Italy, South Africa and the United States will meet for the first time on the race track in front of an audience of 40 000 spectators hoping to gain victory and bring home the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars.

George Chaloner, Jacob Butterfield (pictured) and Joey Haynes were selected to represent Britain in this annual race amongst the world’s top racing schools. Both George and Jacob are ex NRC graduates.

The objective of this race is to promote future rising stars on the racecourse and for them to demonstrate their talent to a worldwide audience.  This race provides them with the perfect opportunity to demonstrate their talent and their savoir faire in flat racing.

Congratulations to Ryan Colley

It was fantastic to see Ryan Colley having his first mount in public when he steered Hab Reeh to victory at Hamilton last night for Yorkshire trainer Ruth Carr.

Ryan was a non rider until he attended the 12 week foundation course here at the NRC three years ago.  For the full story:-

Congratulations to Hayley Turner

Congratulations to ex NRC graduate HAYLEY  Turner, the UK’S leading female jockey, has become the official ‘Racing Ambassador’ for Goodwood Racecourse for 2013.

Hayley, who had three wins at Goodwood last year, will be  informing racing fans about the events in which she is participating as well as commenting on fixtures and other events at Goodwood throughout the season.

One of Hayley’s memorable wins was on board Boom Or Bust when she won the Totesport Mile during Glorious Goodwood in 2011.

We are sure she is looking forward to riding at Goodwood again this season and wish her the best of luck!


Congratulations to Tom Garner

Congratulations to Tom Garner winning the 2012/2013 Hands and Heels Jumping Series on 50 points, a shame Tom didn’t ride in the final as he had commitments elsewhere, Michael Nolan also riding elsewhere was runner up on 42 points and Jack Sherwood , who is now conditional on 34. All Jockeys rode very well throughout the series and have being a credit to their coaches.

Also well done to ex NRC graduate Craig Gallagher won the final race (not the series!) on Mubrook for his boss Brian Ellison and the winner is owned by Brian’s wife Claire.

Jockey of the day went to Dean Prat, Whom Jockey coach, Tim Reed was very impressed with, his horse “Reaping the Reward” had not ran since August 2011 and he gave him a patent ride, held him up and looked after him to take 3rd place, so well done Dean. Tim said Dean listened very well to his instructions.

Well done to everyone involved and a huge thank you to all the coaches for their help, especially Christian Williams and Tim Reed. Also a huge thank you to Victoria De Sousa for doing a fantastic job organising the series representing the NRC!