In the increasing world of global expansion, it’s Together for Racing International that has launched a website promoting education, community engagement and workforce development.
the TfRI connects the thoroughbred world in a ‘global alliance to promote and progress education, community engagement, and career opportunities in the thoroughbred industry.’
“TfRI reinforces we’re a part of a global industry and we are looking forward to seeing what this alliance can achieve together,” said Lindy Maurice, CEO of Thoroughbred Industry Careers.
“This website attests to the positive impact that the racing industry is having on individuals and communities in Australia and in other major racing jurisdictions.”
In support Myles Foreman of Racing Australia stated “Racing Australia is working closely with the Principal Racing Authorities via a national working group to support objectives of the TfRI, and to promote horse racing and breeding.”
Chaired by Chris Grant, of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic fame, the TfRI has developed through a network of global committee from Australia, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan and USA.
In connecting the world with the thoroughbred, the TfRI website informs students, educators, parents, and industry members about available opportunities for learning and involvement.
In addition, it’s a networking medium for countries to collaborate and support the progression of emerging programs, while focusing on education, community engagement, and workforce.
In launching TfRI Hugh Anderson, Godolphin Managing Director, recalled “a year ago today, the racing community united at the Godolphin Forum for Education in Newmarket and committed to ensuring that racing can offer greater opportunities to educators, young people and our communities.”
“The TfRI website provides a comprehensive view of the fantastic initiatives already in place globally and is an enormous step towards achieving our aim of engaging with young people and encouraging them to work in our wonderful sport.”
In speaking from the heart world-renowned trainer John Gosden followed by stating ‘horses and people have always had a symbiotic relationship from early civilisations.”
“As participants in our sport and the breeding industry, it is our duty to continue to encourage and expand the human connections with the thoroughbred.”
“We are stewards of the animal at its centre, and it is our mission, and truly a privilege, to support initiatives like TfRI, linking up internationally to promote horse racing and breeding.”
As Annise Montplaisir, the TfRI Project Manager stated “there is such a vast array of positive initiatives happening in the horse racing industry around the world.”
“But awareness is key, and unless we publicise the amazing impact so many programs are having, they risk going unnoticed.”
“A resource like TfRI has the ability to connect industry newcomers with learning experiences, inspire educators to try new curriculums, and encourage communities to look at how their local racetracks and breeding farms are giving back.”
The TfRI global steering committee members comprise Thoroughbred Industry Careers in Australia, France’s AFASEC and France-Galop, Godolphin globally, Horse Racing Ireland, Irish National Stud, Kentucky Equine Talent Pipeline Project, North American Racing Academy and Britain’s Racing Together and The Racing Foundation.