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Diversity in Racing Steering Group publishes annual update

The Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG) has called on British horse racing to ‘capitalise on current momentum’ and work towards more diversity and inclusivity within the sport. In light of the worldwide discussion regarding race and racism this year, the Steering Group’s annual update touches onethnic diversity, highlights important milestones and oversees the launch of a range of industry …

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Racing DiRSG launches LGBT+ awareness module for PRIDE 

The Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG) has launched a new ‘e-learning module’ to improve LGBT+ awareness and inclusivity with UK racing. The digital module has been launched to coincide with the month of PRIDE and has been further sanctioned as one of the mandatory licensing courses at the British Racing School and National Horseracing College.  DiRSG has made the …

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Southwell to mark International Women’s Day with all-female race card

Southwell Racecourse has confirmed that it will be marking International Women’s Day with an all-female racecard on Sunday 8 March. The decision comes after a record-breaking year for women in racing, and will be run in conjunction with the sport’s Diversity in Racing Steering Group, the BHA, Women in Racing and Great British Racing. Tallulah Lewis, Chair of Women in …

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Diversity in Racing Steering Group releases 2020 strategy

British racing’s Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG) has revealed that it will be collating and evaluating cross-industry diversity data during 2020, as the group moves towards raising awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion across racing. As confirmed in its 2019 annual update, the group has outlined its overall strategy and priorities for the upcoming 12-18 months. Sulekha …

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Action plan seeks enhanced diversity & inclusion in British racing

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The first ever Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, devised by the Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG), seeks to place diversity and inclusion at British racing’s heart. Containing a series of recommendations regarding eight core areas, it is hoped a plethora of long and short term core benefits will be felt, better reflecting the diversity of wider society “in terms …

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Study suggests female jockeys as good as males

A new study by the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA has found that the performance of female jockeys is similar to that of their male counterparts. The MBA, run by the University of Liverpool with funding from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and the Racing Foundation, has been utilising detailed analysis techniques on data covering a …

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