Graduates of the British Racing School can have the chance to spend four months with a trainer in South Africa or Australia.

Applications are now open for the Fred Packard Scholarship for graduates of the Newmarket school.

Trainers in the UK are urged to nominate eligible staff members.

The scholarship winner will spend up to four months with one of the country’s leading trainers to gain valuable experience of life in a racing yard, with travel, salary and an expenses allowance provided under the terms of the prize.

Recent winners of the Fred Packard Scholarship include Laura Morgan, an employee of Chris Bealby, and Catrin Eynon, from Colin Tizzard’s yard. Both spent time in Australia with Black Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody.

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This news story was first published in H&H magazine on 18 September 2014