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Careers in the Thoroughbred Breeding Industry

Student parading a foalThe Thoroughbred Breeding industry is a major employer within the equine sector, employing approximately 9,000 people in the UK. The industry supports the racing industry; breeding the racehorses of the future.

There are a variety of careers available within the industry:

Many other opportunities also exist in the closely associated roles such as nomination sales, sales administration, bloodstock agent, pedigree researcher and bloodstock journalism. Each career choice requires and in-depth knowledge of the Thoroughbred breeding season; knowledge that can be gained from courses at the National Stud.

Did you know that the industry also offers international opportunities, good career prospects and excellent salary and benefit packages?

Ever wondered what it’s like to work on a Thoroughbred stud? 
Click here to see a day in a life of a Stud Hand; a short film produced by Lantra.

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Latest News

15.12.2016
National Stud launches recruitment process for new MD
The National Stud, The Jockey Club’s breeding and education arm, is looking to recruit a new Managing Director.
12.07.2016
Summer Regional Courses 2016
This year The National Stud together with our partners The Racing Foundation and The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association will be taking our courses out and about this summer.
30.10.2015
Roderic O'Connor to stand at The National Stud
The National Stud is delighted to announce the addition of Roderic O’Connor (2008 Galileo ex Secret Garden) to our stallion roster.