Education

Advanced Horsemanship Program

The need to improve overall horsemanship skills from the trainer to the groom has been a continuing objective identified at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit. The Advanced Horsemanship Program is a free online educational program developed and hosted by The Jockey Club with content collaboratively designed to support continuing education requirements for those licensed to participate in pari-mutuel racing.

Groom Elite

An educational program supported by financial contributions from The Jockey Club, Groom Elite educates and enhances horsemanship skills for grooms and caregivers.

The Jockey Club Scholarships

The Jockey Club offers five academic scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry. The awards total $76,000 annually.

Uniform Trainers Test and Study Guide

The Uniform National Trainers Test was developed after review of the state trainers’ tests and other educational materials. The test is composed of six sections based on the Association of Racing Commissioners International Uniform Model Rules, Racing Medication and Testing Consortium Veterinary Regulations, the Racing Officials Accreditation Program Resource Guide, and individual local state regulations.

University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program

The Jockey Club supports the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, the only program of its kind offering a bachelor's degree and master's degree centered on the racing industry, through sponsorship of its annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming and by offering The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship.

The Jockey Club Internships

The Jockey Club hosts up to three interns per summer in its offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York, N.Y. Interns gain exposure to all companies and departments within the organization, and they have the opportunity to spend additional time in areas that they find to be of particular interest.