Home World UK 'It doesn't matter what colour you are'

‘It doesn’t matter what colour you are’

An aspiring jockey has said he wants to encourage young black riders to get into horse racing – an industry where BAME people are in a minority.

Kanane Francis, 20, from Highfields, Leicester, only started riding last year at a horse riding academy in the city, but has since graduated from the British Racing School and started work at a training yard in Rutland.

He said: “It’s crazy not to have any other ethnicities in horse racing.”

The independent Diversity in Racing Steering Group, set up by the British Horseracing Authority, said it was “clear that BAME people are underrepresented, especially in senior positions”.

The British Racing School said it was aware of the BAME under-representation across the industry and was, “continually looking to encourage and welcome anyone wishing… to work in horse racing”.

Video journalist: Chris Waring

Follow BBC East Midlands on

Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Send your story ideas to [email protected].

Source by [author_name]


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Manchester United being held to RANSOM by cyberhackers who STILL have control over their computers

Manchester United are being held to ransom for millions of pounds by cyber criminals who have crippled the club's systems, Sportsmail can reveal.United...

Two NYPD cops who were shot are discharged from hospital to hero’s welcome

Two NYPD cops shot during a domestic violence incident this week have left hospital to a hero's welcome as a police source revealed...

Utah monolith: Internet sleuths got there, but its origins are still a mystery

The metal monolith sits deep in a desert easy to get lost in, so officials did not reveal its location.Source by

Judge rules homeless men in Manhattan hotel can be relocated

More than 200 homeless men living in a four-star hotel on Manhattan's Upper West Side will be kicked out after Thanksgiving, a judge...

Mikel Arteta praises Nicolas Pepe’s response to Leeds red card by scoring for Arsenal at Molde

Mikel Arteta praises Nicolas Pepe's response to getting red card against...
Translate »