Newmarket trainers Charlie Appleby, John Gosden, Saeed Bin Suroor, Michael Bell, David Simcock, James Fanshawe and Richard Spencer all tasted success at this year’s Royal meeting. A win at Royal Ascot is no easy feat but these trainers ensured that British racing’s HQ was well represented in the famous winners enclosure. John Gosden’s Stradivarius stayed on the best to win under Andrea Atzeni in the Queen’s Vase, whilst Coronet proved best of his runners in the Group 2 Ribblesdale. David Simcock took home one of the big handicaps of the week with Bless Him, best of 29 runners in the Brittania. Bless Him was raced on the far side by winning jockey and NOW show jumping competitor Jamie Spencer. …Read more
The British Racing School was established in 1983. It is owned by a charitable trust and therefore any income generated is reinvested back into the school. The original aim of the school was to provide purpose built facilities to promote and encourage young people who had the potential to ride as professional jockeys. But now the school has expanded providing a whole range of different courses and training. It costs about 3 million a year to run the school and the majority of income, to meet the running costs, comes from Government funding via the Skills Funding Agency and the Education Funding Agency. As well as this this it is topped up with industry funding based on the number of…Read more
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