The Course

The start of the Racing Media Academy is an intensive week at The British Racing School in Newmarket. Here you will get great insight into the media and learn skills all delivered by some of the best people in their field. We will aim to show you a variety of ways to access future careers within the media as well as teach you about the horse racing industry so don’t worry if you don’t know anything this is the place to start!

The course content for 2023 is being built as we speak. Here is what happened in 2022.

Itinerary

Saturday 23rd April 2022

Time
Activity
Speaker/
Organiser

19.00 – 20.00

Check in to BRS

Cath Goff
Course Facilitator BRS

20:00

Set the scene/filming

Lee Moulson
Racing Media Academy Project Manager

Sunday 24th April 2022

07:00

Breakfast

07.45 – 12.00

Sky offices, Isleworth

Josh Apiafi

14:00 – 14:30

Lunch

14.45 – 17.00

Visit to National Horseracing Museum

Cath Goff
Course Facilitator BRS

17.00 – 18.30

The Jockey Club Rooms

Cath Goff
Course Facilitator BRS

18:00

Dinner

Monday 25th April 2022

08.00

Breakfast

09.00 – 11.00

Morning on the Gallops

Cath Goff
Course Facilitator BRS

11.00 – 11.15

Tea/Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.45

Presenting Skills

Clare Balding
Broadcaster

12.45 – 13.45

Lunch

13.45 – 15.30

Tik Tok
Task: Ideas for Tik Tok

Sanjit Sarker
Tik Tok

15.30 – 15.45

Tea/Coffee Break

15.45– 17.00

Content/Video for Social Media

Inigo Grose
Sky Sports Racing

18:00

Dinner

19.30 – 20.30

View ‘Leading the Way’ followed by Q & A

Rishi Persad
ITV and RTV Presenter
Josh Apiaf
Sky Sports Racing Presenter

Tuesday 26th April 2022

08.00

Breakfast

09.00 – 11.00

Lydia Hislop
Journalist & Broadcaster

Lee Mottershead
Racing Post

11.00 – 11.15

Tea/Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.45

Lydia Hislop
Journalist & Broadcaster

Lee Mottershead
Racing Post

 12:45-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:15

Lydia Hislop
Journalist & Broadcaster

Lee Mottershead
Racing Post

15.15 – 15.30

Tea/Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00

Social Media

Michael Andrews
Jockey Club

18:30-19:30

Dinner

19:30-20:30

Q&A Session with broadcaster Alice Plunkett

Michael Andrews
Jockey Club

Wednesday 27th April 2022

08.00

Breakfast

09:00-11:00

Camera Work Session 1
Learning production – what you are looking for

Dave James
Equine Productions

10:30-10:45

Tea/Coffee Break

10:45-11:45

Camera Work Session 2
Presenting and telling story on camera

Dave James
Equine Productions

11:45-12:00

Travel to Dalham Hall

12:00-13:30

Tour of Darley Stallions

Penny Taylor
Godolphin

13:45-14:30

Lunch

14:30-16:30

Race Commentary

Mike Cattermole
Racing Commentator

16:30-16:45

Tea/Coffee Break

17:00-17:45

Camera Work Session 3
How to be directed

Dave James
Equine Productions

18:30-19:30

Dinner

19:30-20:30

Camera Work Session
Reviewing your work and producing for distribution

Dave James
Equine Productions

Thursday 28th April 2022

08.00

Breakfast

09:00-13:00

Mock Raceday (putting your skills to the test)

Lee Moulson
Racing Academy Project Manager

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:15

Diversity in Racing Task

Lee Moulson/Josh Apiafi

15:15-15:30

Tea/Coffee Break

15:30-17:00

The Promotion of Racing

Rod Street
Great British Racing CEO

18:30

Dinner

19:30-20:30

Hall of Fame

Josh Apiafi

Friday 29th April 2022

08:00

Breakfast

09:00-10:00

Course wrap up and close

Josh Apiafi & Lee Moulson
Racing Media Academy

10:00-16:00

Behind the scenes & Hospitality Newmarket Races

Cath Goff
The Jockey Club

16:00-17:00

Depart from Races, End of Course