Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Horse Welfare
The Horse Comes First

A track record to be proud of


British Racing is one of the world’s best regulated animal activities, with more than 6,000 people employed to look after the 14,000 horses in training, providing them with a level of care and a quality of life that is virtually unsurpassed by any other domesticated animal.


At The Jockey Club we continue to invest in our facilities to make sure that we offer our equine participants the best possible experience.

From our investments in safe racing surfaces and cushioned horsewalks to state-of-the-art misting fans and washdown areas, every aspect of care is considered.


Retraining of Racehorses


Racing is usually only part of the full life of a Thoroughbred racehorse.

There are currently more than 10,000 horses registered with Retraining of Racehorses (British horseracing’s official charity for the welfare of former racehorses) as active in other equine disciplines outside of racing, including Polo, Showing, Dressage and Eventing, as well as those horses happily engaged in hacking and exercising.


The Jockey Club is proud to support Retraining of Racehorses.


Find out more


The British Horseracing Authority


The British Horseracing Authority is the Government-recognised body responsible for the independent regulation of horseracing and welfare of participants is an important part of its work. None of the fixtures held annually in Britain could take place unless key BHA welfare criteria have been satisfied.


You can find out more about British Racing’s commitment to horse welfare by visiting their website.


Find out more






Anyone who works in racing knows that the horses come first. It's why we do what we do HorsePWR.


Great to be able to share all the facts about welfare in racing.


Every single horse matters to racing. That’s why we’ll never be done in making our sport the safest and best it can be for them.


Find out more

Cookie Policy

We use “cookies” to help enhance your experience and improve the functionality of our website. You can find out more in our cookie policy. We also serve cookies, some with chocolate chips, on our racecourses.