The racing industry can seem confusing to those looking in, at times it can seem as if it has a language all of its own with references to furlongs and fillies, bankers, blinkers, and best turned out (A handy glossary of racing terms are available by clicking here). This can present challenges, particularly if you are the parent, guardian, or teacher of a child who has their heart set on working with horses in the industry. We all want the best for our children and when they are choosing a career path it is only natural that we want to ensure that it offers sustainable employment and progression opportunities.

    Here at we understand this and we hope that these dedicated areas of the workinracing website for parents, educators, and employers will help to inform you of what it is like to work in the industry and where you can go to find the relevant information you need to make the right choices.

    A career in the Irish racing and breeding industry can be hugely rewarding, it offers a chance to work in the higher echelons of a professional sport, one in which Ireland competes, and wins, at the top table. A career in the industry can open doors around the world, Irish horsemen and women are renowned for their skills and there are opportunities for employment in the leading racing jurisdictions including the US, Austrailia, Japan, Dubai, France, and the UK to name but a few.

    We hope you find the workinracing website to be a useful source of information, if you have any queries, suggestions, or you did not find what you were looking for you can email us directly at [email protected]

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