Stars of the Future
Becoming a jockey is a tough and rigorous process and the stars of the weighing room have to go through a lengthy training process before they even make it to the racetrack. Recently we have been out and about at the brilliant British Racing School, which together with the Northern Racing College is one of only two jockey coaching academies in the UK, tracking two potential new stars of the sport.
Jack Garrity, son of former Cheltenham Festival-winning jockey Russ, and Kieran Shoemark, have undergone the four-week intensive jockey training course there this summer and we caught up with them to see how they got into racing, their aspirations for the future and to take a look around the school, which has nurtured so many riding talents over the years.
Hopefully, we will be back following up with Jack and Kieran later in the year to see how they have progresed at Andrew Balding's yard as they possibly look towards applying for their jockey's license.
To find out more about the British Racing School and the numerous courses they offer for the racing industry, CLICK HERE.
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