Together for Racing International (TfRI) – a global alliance to promote and progress education, community engagement, and career opportunities in the thoroughbred industry – has launched the website togetherforracinginternational.com.
TfRI resulted from a 2019 education forum hosted by Godolphin in Newmarket, UK. This event gathered thoroughbred breeding, racing, and education professionals from six countries who addressed challenges to inclusion, attracting newcomers, supporting education, and workforce enrichment. Forum attendees collaborated on a global vision and strategy to grow and sustain the thoroughbred industry. The outcome was Together for Racing International, which focuses on three pillars for development: education, community engagement, and workforce.
TfRI is a platform for connecting the world with the racehorse. The resources and inspirational content on the website will inform students, educators, parents, and industry members about available opportunities for learning and involvement. It also serves as a networking medium for countries to collaborate and support the progression of emerging programs.
TfRI is chaired by Chris Grant and developed through a network of global steering committee members from Australia, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, and the United States.
Grant was Vice-Chair of London’s ground-breaking 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Legacy International Development Program, International Inspiration, and has moderated several editions of the global Beyond Sport Forum.
TfRI global steering committee members represent the following educational and workforce organizations: AFASEC (FR); France Galop (FR); Godolphin (Globally); Horse Racing Ireland (IRE); Irish National Stud (IRE); Kentucky Equine Talent Pipeline Project (US); North American Racing Academy (US); Racing Together (GB); The Racing Foundation (GB); and Thoroughbred Industry Careers (AUS).
“TfRI is a global connector designed to educate people about the many programs and initiatives within the worldwide thoroughbred industry,” said Erin Crady, Executive Director of Thoroughbred Charities of America. “It is inspiring to see the efforts in education and community engagement, as well as the various career opportunities within our industry.”
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