New appointments at The British Racing School

By Larissa Chapman

General news

08 March 2012 17:40

The British Racing School (BRS) is pleased to announce two new appointments; Bill Ratcliffe as Training Operation Manager and Aaron Bateman as a Yard Instructor.

Bill and Aaron both have extensive experience in the racing industry.  Bill held a Trainers License for six years, before working in Singapore.  His first winner, a gelding called Bel Cantor, has recently joined the fleet of 72 ex-racehorses at The British Racing School.

Aaron worked for Phillip Hobbs for six years and during that time spent two years as his Conditional Jockey racking up over 20 winners; the highlight of his career was finishing second aboard Rooster Booster in the prestigious Tote Gold Trophy.

Rory MacDonald, Chief Executive said “Bill and Aaron come with a wealth of experience, both having worked at every level within racing, including as a jockey, a Head Lad and as trainers. This will therefore be of huge benefit in continuing to improve the training that we provide and to ensure that it meets the real needs of trainers to have trained staff.”

Bill added “I attended my first BRS course in 1996 and then attended all my trainers’ courses there too. Having held a trainers license for six years I then spent a year in Singapore and I am now proud to come back to the BRS and join the team in my new role. I’m really looking forward to the challenges ahead.