Boost for racing students

The British Racing School in Newmarket recently received a major financial windfall from the Jacobs Foundation, a Swiss charity that promotes the development of young people.

Klaus J Jacobs, the foundation’s founder and chairman of the Jacobs family’s Newsells Park Stud in Royston, presented the school with a grant of £300,000 towards new facilities during the Guineas Festival in Newmarket.

The existing main building and the communication centre at the British Racing School will be renamed the Newsells Park Education Centre, while new facilities at the school will include a 44-bed accommodation building for trainees.

The existing accommodation will be redeveloped to include a physical fitness facility.

Klaus Jacobs says: “We believe that education and training for young people is extremely important for racing to continue to flourish, and I am therefore delighted to be able to present this funding on behalf of the foundation to such a worthycause.”

Peter Player, chairman of the trustees of The British Racing School says: “We are extremely grateful to Klaus Jacobs and the Jacobs Foundation. This is a significant and enormously generous donation, which will not only benefit the British Racing School, but also the racing industry as a whole.”

For more information about the British Racing School visit www.brs.org.uk

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