Stud Visit

A visit to a thoroughbred stud with Racing to School is a once in a life time experience, where you could potentially meet the next star of the future. Thoroughbred studs are where foals are born and bred before their racing careers, and the day highlights the importance of the breeding industry and offers a range of learning opportunities for young people.

On a Racing to School stud visit our beneficiaries will learn how a stud operates on a daily basis and get an appreciation of all the hard work  involved in running a successful operation.  Young people will be introduced to the stallion handlers, nominations’ manager and others in the team who manage the stud.

Viewing the magnificent stallions that stand at stud and visiting the mares and foals is always a very popular and exciting part of the day.

Trainers’ Yard Visit

A training yard is where thoroughbreds are trained to become racehorses. During a visit to a yard, you will often be able to meet the trainer and ask questions on their role or about the industry. Followed by a tour of the yard by either the trainer or assistant trainer, our beneficiaries are often able to watch the horses go up the gallops, see the horses in the equine swimming pool and meet the horses.

Talking to the staff about their various roles at the trainers’ yard provides an unique insight in to the most important jobs in the racing industry.