Those who want to work in racing can learn more about the industry at a course in Newmarket next year.

Applications are now being taken for the Racing Industry Course, which takes place from 2-6 February 2015 at the British Racing School.

Run by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) the course covers all aspects of the racing industry from the history of the sport to promotion and its contribution to the British economy.

Leading trainers and jockeys will give a hands-on view of racing and the sport’s administrators cover the day-to-day running of thoroughbred racing and breeding in the UK.

Paul Bittar, chief executive of the BHA said: “The course provides attendees with an opportunity to better understand all business aspects of the sport.”

It costs £1,200 to include all meals, accommodation and excursions.

For more information contact Jennie Durrans on tric@brs.org.uk