The Injured Jockeys Fund provides support for jockeys who have been injured or who have hit hard times.
Racing welfare supports the unseen army, of stud and stable staff, who form the backbone of racing and face potential dangers whenever they're handling the highly strung Thoroughbred. They don't always bounce back after a fall and sometimes they need help.
Links to the various courses can be found on the individual racecourse pages.
Racing For Change
Racing For Change have launched a web-site aimed at newcomers, covering various aspects of the sport. There are details about each of the courses, although nowhere as comprehensive, or independent, as the information here.
The Racing Post is the paper serving the racing industry. The web site reflects the paper and includes racecards, results and a comprehensive guide to horses, trainers and jockeys. It also contains the latest racing news. You need to register to use the site, however most of the site is free to access, the only charges being for certain downloads.
The Sporting Life newspaper may now be defunct but its website continues to exist. It is an excellent site covering all sports and it has excellent racing coverage.
Racing Web Resources
Two brilliant sites giving access to a large number of racing related links. If you want to find any racing information these are your best starting points.
Puntersparadise is an Australian site, concentrating on Australian racing but also covering world racing.
A very interesting blog by a chap who is, to quote the banner on his site, trying to move "from punter to professional investor". A very good read.
A website / blog concentrating mainly, but not exclusively on all weather racing
Geegeez has as its express primary purpose the presentation of impartial reviews and independent editorial content, relating to UK horse racing and horse racing systems.
The two dedicated racing channels both have their own web sites. The Racing UK site tends to be more basic, whilst the At The Races site has more information and is more dynamic
Racing Forums / Blogs
www.theracingforum.co.uk is easily the best racing forum on the web allowing members to exchange views on most racing topics.
scotracing.blogspot.com/ is a blog from Rob North, including some very detailed analysis of the Scottish and northern racing scenes. Rob’s paddock and race observations are well worth reading.
chutneydave.blogspot.com/ is a good racing blog with a good tipping competition for the big festivals
wattyracing.wordpress.com/ mainly racing but other sports sometimes covered as well