Diversity and inclusion in racing
British racing’s leading organisations are working together to improve diversity and inclusion across the sport, under a unified “Industry Commitment” to ensure racing truly is a sport for everyone and to help the sport grow and thrive in the future.
British racing is proud to be one of few sports where all genders compete on equal terms. The Industry Commitment formalises the sport’s approach and commitment to diversity and inclusion, building on the extensive existing activity already taking place. Much of this is highlighted and celebrated through Racing Together which has showcased over 80 initiatives across the sport enabling the broadest range of people to participate, progress and achieve in horseracing.
Initiatives to know about
Racing is committed to be a sport that is welcoming and inclusive, addressing any barriers to attracting the employees and customers of tomorrow.
This commitment to greater understanding and action on ethnicity will build on existing initiatives in the sport, including:
- The Careers in Racing “Step on Track” programme designed to introduce young people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to the horseracing industry.
- The Pony Racing Authority Pathway which is helping find ways into the sport for young people with no links to racing.
- Take The Reins – a sports-based not-for-profit organisation working primarily through and in the racing industry to support and deliver positive outcomes for young people and communities.
- The Riding a Dream Academy supporting talented young riders from underrepresented communities get involved in British horseracing
If you would like to learn more about racing’s commitment to improving diversity and inclusion, head to The British Horseracing Authority – Diversity in Racing.