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The Northern Racing College

From April 2000 I have been undertaking a role on behalf of the Northern Racing College to promote racing as a serious career option for teenagers. I am presently visiting schools mainly in the Midlands and Northern England.

The initiative behind this stems from the shortage of stable staff which is a constant headache for many trainers.

I feel I got plenty of out of racing, first as a jockey and then as a trainer, and am delighted if by taking part in this scheme I can give something back.

I have also had several meetings with career officers and the idea is that if I can stimulate interest in racing among school leavers, many of them will attend a "taster" day at the Northern Racing College, after which the completion of a 10 week course qualifies them for a job in a racing stable.

If you are interested in a career in racing or would like me to visit your school, please contact the Northern Racing College:

* Telephone 01302 861000
* Email gale@nrcdonc.demon.co.uk
* Visit their website www.northernracingcollege.co.uk

 
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