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Racing & Horse Management

Racing & Horse Management

Role  Description Training Opportunities
Thoroughbred Trainer A racehorse trainer is responsible for the care, maintenance and racing performance of racehorses.
  • Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer).
Pre-Trainer A pre-trainer is responsible for conditioning and preparing horses for racing after they have been spelling.
  • Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer).
  • Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand).
Jockey A jockey is a professional sports person licensed by thoroughbred racing jurisdictions. A jockey lives, eats and trains as a professional athlete.
  • Certificate III in Racing (Track Rider)
  • Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey).
  • On the job training.
Jumps Jockey A jumps jockey is a professional sports person licensed by thoroughbred racing jurisdictions.
  • Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey).
  • Jumps Jockey Skills Sets.
Track Rider A track rider rides trackwork for a range of trainers to exercise them and provide feedback on their health and progress to trainers.
  • Certificate III in Racing (Track Rider)
Stablehand / Strapper The tasks of a stablehand involve handling horses, preparing them for their daily routine, attending to stable duties such as feeding and walking horses as well as assisting the horses on race day.
  • Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand).
  • Certificate II in Equine Industry.
Farrier A farrier is responsible for the care and maintenance of horse’s hooves and the shoeing of them.
  • Certificate III in Farriery (Trade).
Foreperson A foreperson is a senior stablehand who looks after the daily organisation of the stable and takes instructions from the trainer to ensure the smooth running of the stable.

• Certificate III in Racing (Trainer).

Horse Breaker A horse breaker educates young horses and prepares them for their career in thoroughbred racing.
  • On the job training.
Barrier Attendant A horse handler and part of the race day barrier team, a barrier attendant works efficiently to help horses into the barriers, check that approved equipment is being worn and re-fit any damaged equipment.
  • Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand).
  • On the job training.