An aspiring jockey has stated he needs to encourage younger black riders to get into horse racing – an trade the place BAME persons are in a minority.
Kanane Francis, 20, from Highfields, Leicester, solely began driving final 12 months at a horse driving academy within the metropolis, however has since graduated from the British Racing College and began work at a coaching yard in Rutland.
He stated: “It is loopy to not have some other ethnicities in horse racing.”
The unbiased Variety in Racing Steering Group, arrange by the British Horseracing Authority, stated it was “clear that BAME persons are underrepresented, particularly in senior positions”.
The British Racing College stated it was conscious of the BAME under-representation throughout the trade and was, “frequently seeking to encourage and welcome anybody wishing… to work in horse racing”.
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