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Student Fieldtrip to Newmarket - 8 November 2017




The trip will be Wednesday 8th November, leaving Brackenhurst at 06.45 and leaving Newmarket by 16.00. Newmarket has global significance because of the scale, diversity and concentration of racing related operations located in one area, it is therefore an ideal choice for a student trip. There will be an opportunity to critically evaluate training techniques for the horse and rider and develop a better understanding of how loss of performance is assessed, all directly relevant to your courses.


Detailed Description

The day will involve an early start meaning we will have ½ hour to watch some of the 3,000 racehorses that are trained on the 2,500 acre gallops just on the outskirts of Newmarket. We will follow this with a visit to a training yard to understand more about the complexities of preparing, training and maintaining racehorses and learn a little about how training has changed as scientific knowledge has developed. We will then have the opportunity to go to the British Racing School to hear about how jockeys start out and the methods employed to train and prepare them for life as a rider in the racing industry. Lunch will be in one of the rooms at the British Racing School; please bring your own food. The afternoon sees us at the Newmarket Equine Hospital (NEH), the largest equine hospital in Europe, renowned both nationally and internationally for a variety of disciplines. The day will finish with a chance to try the racehorse simulator (optional!).

Please make sure you bring your own lunch and wear suitable warm and waterproof clothes and footwear, prepared for being outside in November in the UK.