Leading trainers and racing administrators are among the speakers at the Racing Industry Course (TRIC), 2-6 February 2015, at the British Racing School in Newmarket.

Run by the British Horseracing Authority the course is targeting at UK and international delegates from middle management upwards.

It covers all the key aspects of the racing industry and includes visits to the Darley operation, Tattersalls, Newmarket racecourse and William Haggas’ training yard.

The classic winning trainer is one of the speakers on the course. Others confirmed so far include Ian Balding, former trainer to The Queen; Simon Clare, Coral’s director of communications; Alan Delmonte, chief executive to the Horseracing Betting Levy Board; Paul Fisher, group managing director of Jockey Club Racecourses; Adrian McGlynn, company secretary at Weatherbys, and Richard Wayman, chief executive of the Racehorse Owners Association.

“We are fortunate that so many influential speakers address the course and provoke discussion on the key issues facing racing today,” said Duncan Gregory, operations director at the British Racing School.

The five day course costs £1,200 and includes accommodation, all meals and excursions.

Sponsored by Lycetts, the course will cover five main themes: an intoduction to racing, which will include the history of racing, racing within the UK today and international racing; the funding of racing, explaining the complex funding system, issues surrounding prize money and bookmakers and the tote; training and the management of horses, covering a trainer’s perspective, a jockey’s perspective and topical discussion; racecourses and the public appeal of racing, exploring marketing, media and intergrity; and horses in racing and owners perspective.

The course includes a combination of different activities, with the programme involving lectures, seminars and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of destination.

For more information contact Jennie Durrans at the British Racing School on tric@brs.org.uk or tel 01638 669039 or visit www.brs.org.uk