Yvonne Carr

  • Administration, Education, Former Amateur Rider, Former Permit Holder, Personal Development, Racing Yards, Racing Yards and Teams, Working with Boards

Yvonne has over fifty years experience working in the racing industry. Born into racing, both her late Father and Brother were NH jockeys and her Father trained.  With racing in her blood Yvonne perhaps inevitably followed a career in racing. Working as a stable girl, Assistant Trainer, holding a Permit to Train and riding as an Amateur with some success. Yvonne was one of the first women to ride in NH races against professional Jockeys. Yvonne was secretary/treasurer for five years of The Lady Jockeys Association promoting women in racing. Yvonne became an assessor/verifier when NVQ’s were introduced. She  also helped as a fundraiser for the IJF.  She joined The Jockey Club in 1993 as an Inspector/Investigating Officer, a role she continued in with the BHA for nearly 23 years. This role was very varied and a lot of emphasis was placed on staff and horse welfare. Yvonne has also been a member of the BHA Judicial Panel.

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