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  • The Road To Racing - Primary School Programme

    Leading jockey Danny Mullins takes the reins to teach kids about horse racing in Horse Racing Ireland's first ever primary school programme, The Road To Racing.

    Join us on a journey through racing, from starting out in the stables to setting off on the racecourse. Get ready to visit the stables, meet the people that work there and learn about the routine of the horses & the jockeys. Sign up below to receive the four-part educational video series and accompanying worksheets. 


     Episode breakdown:

    1. Episode 1: The Stables - Danny Mullins gives a tour of a racing yard, explaining the different facilities, equipment at the stables & what they're used for and hear about the roles of the jockeys, trainers & stable staff.
    2. Episode 2: Neighs To Meet You - Viewers meet some of the racehorses on a racing yard, get to know them, learn about their daily routine and how to look after them.
    3. Episode 3: Giddy Up - Time to saddle up and learn how to ride a racehorse. Danny explains how to ride a racehorse, talking through the process of the different speeds whilst rider Ken gives a demonstration.
    4. Episode 4: Raceday Ready - Danny narrates his journey to becoming a jockey, his first winner and some of his best days in the saddle, whilst also detailing his raceday routine and jockeys equipment. 



    Worksheets: There are worksheets to accompany each episode, different levelled worksheets for junior and senior classes. And we've even added in a few bonus worksheets for those who are looking for more.

     We have an exciting competition at the end of the programme. Once your class has finished all the worksheets after each episode, simply email their class entry for Worksheet 4 to [email protected]. Worksheet 4 tasks each class to come together and send in a design for a set of racing silks. There will be two winning classes (junior and senior level) and they will win a behind the scenes experience at either a training yard or racecourse to to meet jockey Danny Mullins and see him wearing the silks designed by them.