About Women in Racing (WiR)

The objectives of Women in Racing look to enhance mentoring and development opportunities, develop cross-industry working groups and the chance to network in order to share knowledge and best practice. This initiative is independent of the BHA, Great British Racing or any body in horse racing.

Established in September 2009, the vision is to reach women across the industry to raise their profile and, with that visibility, encourage more women to be appointed into senior roles. With such role models, it is hoped that more women will come into horse racing and enrich the sport accordingly.




Mission Statement

"Women in Racing is created to develop the profile of women in the sport: To encourage senior appointments at Board level across the industry and to attract more women into Racing, to strengthen connections and collaborate on approaches to help promote the health of the sport and to enhance its reputation as an attractive sector in which to build a career."



A WiR mentor provides tailored support, encouragement & guidance to ensure our members develop.

Our Corporate Partners

Our Objectives

  1. Support and promote women at all stages of their career by providing professional development opportunities, including mentoring and bursary schemes
  2. Involve women in industry boards, committees, steering groups and working parties with a view to raising the profile of women in traditionally male-dominated environments
  3. Create a culture that supports and promotes members and which encourages appointment of senior women at the highest levels in racing
  4. Combine knowledge and best practice and where ever possible foster links with like-minded individuals
  5. Promote Women in Racing members as a viable resource for business and PR opportunities across the sport
  6. Develop commercial opportunities for suitable brands to become more involved in racing

Women in Racing 2018 Events Announced

Women in Racing have announced their events for 2018

York Racecourse Seek Marketing Manager

York Racecourse are seeking a pro-active Marketing Manger to work with the Head of Marketing and Sponsorship Executive. 

Women in Racing Statement

Women in Racing statement on the recent Daily Mirror article regarding allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault against trainer Gay Kelleway.