A new course has been launched by the British Racing School (BRS) for those who want to learn more about the horseracing industry.

The Racing Industry Course, which is to be run for the first time next month, is aimed at people who want to gain a full working knowledge of racing.

The five day-course is held at the British Racing School in Newmarket from Sunday 1 February to Friday 6 February.

Throughout the week participants will learn through seminars, behind the scenes tours — including at a Tattersalls sale — and discussion groups.

The course will be split into 4 sections starting with the background of racing.

It will also look at the breeding, training and management of horses for racing, the public appeal of racing and racecourses and finally the funding of racing.

Several prominent racing figures will be sharing their knowledge including British Horseracing Authority chief executive Nic Coward, trainers Mark Tompkins and Ian Balding, journalist Lydia Hislop and Stephen Wallis managing director of Newmarket Racecourse.

Duncan Gregory, operations director at the BRS said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for anyone wanting to know more about the multi-faceted racing industry.

“There is no other course like it for those who want and need to know its intricacies and its issues.”

For more information telephone 01638 665103 or visit www.brstric.com