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Tuesday , November , 20 2018

Women in Racing Bursary 


As a leader and innovator within horse racing, and a champion of women’s advancement in the workplace, Women in Racing is pleased to announce the creation of a Bursary Program to support further professional growth and development of our membership.

Women in Racing Bursary awards can be applied for up to £2,000 and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


All paid members of Women in Racing are eligible to apply from 1st February 2014. Example award requests could include:

  • Career development with horse racing
    (e.g. training, courses, qualifications)
  • Entry costs for attendance to an industry event or conference
  • Funding for an industry business start up
    (e.g. to support a marketing campaign)
  • Equipment to support development of career
    (e.g. tack for a jockey).


Click the image to download full details and Terms & Conditions.

Funds for the Bursary are supported by fundraising efforts by the Women in Racing membership throughout the year. 





Bursary News

Another Bursary win

Congratulations to Eleanor Boden, who received £600 from the Women in Racing Bursary award following the Grand Women's Summit at Aintree Racecourse on April 10. She also got to meet Katie Walsh in the process – an added bonus! 

Full details of the programme, how awards will be made and how to apply, as well as the application form, can be found here or email

Membership to Women in Racing is open to all women with a vested interest in horseracing – click here to find out more.


WiR awards first Bursary

Chair of the WiR Bursary Programme Julia Deadman (pictured left) was very pleased to present a cheque for £1,000 to the programme's first recipient Elizabeth Bushe at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sales, Book 1.

Elizabeth, who rides out for Newmarket trainer Don Cantilon, will use the funds to subsidise her distance learning of a Horseracing Industry foundation degree at Warwickshire College of Agriculture.

Elizabeth said: "Thank you to Women in Racing for generous Bursary Award. It is a fantastic leg up to help me develop my knowledge of the business of horseracing and hopefully move into a career at racecourse level following completion of my studies."

Julia commented: "Elizabeth is a deserving candidate – bright, enthusiastic and very complimentary about WiR. We are always willing to consider applications from any members looking to enhance their career within horseracing."

Bursary Application

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