Thrilling Racing and Great Fun
The aim of the Go Racing Kids Club Education day is to educate the younger generation on horse racing and show them what happens behind the scenes at the races as well as making them feel part of their local racecourse.
As part of the tour, there are five stations:
Meet a Trainer: A trainer brings a racehorse to the racecourse and describes how he or she would train it, how their yard gets ready for a big race day, what a horse eats and how much exercise it must get. The trainer also demonstrates how to saddle up and points out all the necessary tack.
Meet a Jockey: A jockey takes the pupils into the weigh room. The jockey shows the students his/her riding gear - helmet, whip, back protector, etc. and explains how he/she became a jockey, what it takes to be a jockey, how he/she prepares for races and answers any questions the students may have.
R.A.C.E (Racing Academy & Centre of Education): A representative of RACE provides information about their Trainee Jockey course and give demonstrations on the racehorse simulator.
Racecourse Manager: The pupils meet the Racecourse Manager and learn about how he/she prepares the track/ground for a raceday. The pupils are then brought out on to the track where they are shown how starting stalls work or how the hurdles and fences are made.
Front Runner - Racing Club for Kids: Marie-Lou Donnelly from 'Front Runner - Racing Club for Kids' takes the children during their break and shows them a range of racing equipment, props and visuals that are required for racing, including silks, horse shoes, racing tack, feed, etc. This gives children an insight into racing in a fun and interactive way.
Family Race Days
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