The mission of WiR is to raise the profile of women in our sport and to provide a support and development network for those who enjoy and work in racing. Part of this is to support promotion at board level, and workplace culture from grassroots and beyond. Here you can read about progress and challenges in racing, wider sport and business through academic papers and impact reports from key organisations.

We hope you find the reports and information available here of interest. Women in Racing is important in supporting positive change. Let us know if you would like to see other reports and resources displayed here.

WiR Resources

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Women’s Representation and Diversity in British Horseracing

March 21, 2024 | WiR Resources | 958.34 KB

Women in Racing’s initial research piece which led to the creation of the Diversity in Racing Steering Group. This was undertaken by Dr Kate Clayton Hathway in 2017.

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Work-life balance and caring data report

August 8, 2023 | WiR Resources | 395.79 KB


Education Resources

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2020-2022 Impact Report – Women in Sport

September 11, 2023 | Education Resources |

Women in Sport’s vision is that no one is excluded from the joy, fulfilment and lifelong benefits of sport. Yet all too often, women and girls are still missing out.

“Throughout the last two extraordinary years, Women in Sport has been a voice for girls and women who deserve to experience the joy and fulfilment of sport and yet all too often miss out.”
Stephanie Hilborne OBE, CEO

Read the Women in Sport 2020-2022 Impact Report here.

Women in Sport Report – Beyond 30%

September 11, 2017 | Education Resources | 4.75 MB

This is Women in Sport’s seventh annual audit of the numbers and experiences of women on the board and in senior leadership roles within the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of Sport in England and Wales, plus those NGBs which are UK wide and funded by UK Sport only.

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Beyond 30% Workplace Culture in Sport

August 8, 2017 | Education Resources | 2.76 MB

Women in Sport launch Beyond 30% Workplace Culture in Sport report.


Horse Racing Industry

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Industry Appointments & Vacancies

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Community Engagement Officer (Thoroughbred Stud & Breeding)

June 3, 2024 | Industry Appointments & Vacancies |

Community Engagement Officer (thoroughbred stud & breeding sector)

Role: Community Engagement Officer (thoroughbred stud & breeding sector)

Based in: National (home-based)

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week

Contract: Two-year fixed term

Racing Welfare is looking for a person with experience of the thoroughbred stud and breeding industry to drive forward an exciting community engagement programme for the sector.  The core purpose of this post is to raise awareness of and promote Racing Welfare’s wellbeing support services across this specific sector of the horseracing industry. The community engagement officer will work closely with the thoroughbred stud and breeding community to ensure the perspectives of those working in the sector are included in the development of the charity’s services and community work, as well as increasing awareness of and accessibility to support.

The new postholder will have a deep knowledge and experience of the thoroughbred stud and breeding sector. They will be passionate about improving access to support services, particularly for those living and working in rural and harder to reach locations. We are looking for someone who is a highly motivated and confident self-starter, an all-round ‘people person’ who can collaborate with a wide range of individuals and organisations. Ideally the postholder will have experience of attending bloodstock sales and events, possessing the ability to network and maximise these events as opportunities to engage with a variety of stakeholders. Excellent communication and confident presentation skills combined with the ability to manage projects and create written reports to evaluate the impact of this work are also desirable.

We encourage applications from those who are knowledgeable and passionate about this sector but who feel they may not meet all the requirements of the person specification, as training and support will be offered to the right person.

Reporting to the Head of Community Engagement you will be a key member of the community engagement department here at Racing Welfare. You will work closely across our welfare, fundraising and communications departments, and at a national scale across the thoroughbred breeding sector and wider horseracing industry. As such, a full driving license and willingness to travel are essential for this role.

Please ensure your covering letter explains why you are interested in this post and what it is that makes you the ideal candidate, taking care to highlight any previous and relevant experience.

Closing date Monday 17 June, 2024.

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World Class Performance Pathways Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

March 27, 2024 | Industry Appointments & Vacancies | 180.03 KB

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to join British Equestrian (BEF) to support the World Class
function for a fixed term Maternity leave cover.


International Partnerships Executive – Tote Group

November 15, 2023 | Industry Appointments & Vacancies |

Are you an avid racing enthusiast looking to pursue a career in the industry, we have an exciting opportunity to join our commercial team as International Partnerships Executive where you will play a key role in the delivery of the international business strategy alongside the Head of International Partnerships.

Who we are:

We are proud stewards of the Tote, Great Britain’s pool betting operator since 1928. Backed by people from across British horse racing, UK Tote Group is led by a dedicated group of racehorse owners and breeders and racing fans who are passionate about revitalising the Tote.

Using best-in-class technology, digital innovation and customer engagement, we are developing the UK Tote into a modern British success story: a world-leading pools platform, reaching new audiences with innovative products. Looking after customers and supporting the sport will always be our number one priority.

We are a team of over 200 people with our HQ based in Wigan, Greater Manchester and a small office in central London (Kean Street, WC2B 4AS) where this role will be based. The role will be working any 5 from 7 and regular presence will be required in the London Office however we do offer flexible working and a full induction and training plan will be provided to anyone who joins the team.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Delivering of a broad and deep network of direct commingling relationships across the world which enables a market leading relationship between UK Tote and all leading Pari-Mutuel operators
  • Playing a key part of the management and growth of World Pool events, with a responsibility for ensuring the internal operations leading up to all events are in place
  • Ensuring successful delivery and forward growth of World Pool and other multi-jurisdiction commingling events such as the Cheltenham Festival
  • Proactively support key relationships with leading global Pari-Mutuel operators and international ADW partners
  • Working with the Head of International Partnerships to manage relationships with racing media rights companies (RMG and ATR)

What you’ll need:

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent project management skills
  • Ability to demonstrate strong analytical skills
  •  A good understanding of the UK and International horseracing industry
  • Previous experience developing and growing relationships using a hands-on approach
  • A passionate approach to developing an outstanding business
  • An understanding of the Tote products and services and the markets in which they are being offered is advantageous but not essential

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