Godolphin students introduced to potential of Racing to School

Racing to School was pleased to have the chance recently to meet with the participants on this year’s Masar Godolphin training programme. The initiative provides an opportunity for young equine enthusiasts to spend time at the centre of Flat racing in Newmarket and in Ireland, and to undergo training and personal development.

Past graduates have gone on to take up business opportunities within and outside racing and the course is designed to equip them with a broad range of skills and knowledge, much related to their heritage as residents of the United Arab Emirates.

Taking time out from a riding session in the sweltering heat at the British Racing School, the group of nine students was given an overview of the work of Racing to School and the programme’s impact on young people.

They were described the reach and positive feedback from the Godolphin-backed Beacon project that supports the Newmarket Academy and had plenty of questions about the charity’s close ties with racecourses and other partners. There is no current equivalent to Racing to School in Dubai

“I believe there is much potential as well as a huge appetite for this in Dubai. Nevertheless, it needs perfect planning, so we will definitely be in touch with Racing to School to discuss the future plans,” said Ali Al Ali, Head of Youth Development and Masar.