20th July, 2017

The education charity Racing to School is delighted to announce that the Horserace Writers & Photographers Association has decided to… More

11th July, 2017

Independent evaluation of Racing to School’s Riders’ Programme has revealed positive results for the charity and for racing.  More

10th July, 2017

The Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project will run for a minimum of three years, Racing to School supports the school… More

1st June, 2017

The charity is delighted to welcome two new Trustees to support our work.  More

31st May, 2017

A short video by Jessica Mclernon who is the 2016 winner of the Alex Scott Assistant Trainers Travel Scholarship. Jessica… More

12th May, 2017

An exciting day for Racing to School, our Chief Executive John Blake and Education Officer Carrie Ford were interviewed by… More

Racing to School appoints John Blake as Chief Executive

31st October, 2016

The education and community charity Racing to School has appointed John Blake as its new Chief Executive.

The former leader of the Professional Jockeys’ Association and current Trustee of problem gambling charity, Gordon Moody Association, joined Racing to School a year ago as director of fundraising and communications. Blake, who was also a director at the international equine charity World Horse Welfare, took over the running of Racing to School in April after the departure of Executive Director Judith Allen.  

This appointment is part of the charity’s current expansion and its strategic alliance with Racing Together – the sport’s lead initiative in instigating and communicating racing’s widespread community engagement work. Racing Together’s objectives have become part of the charity’s mission, with a focus on encouraging cross-industry efforts and aligning with other charities working with the sport on behalf of a range of beneficiaries.

Racing to School Chairman David Adam said: “We are very pleased to have secured John’s services as Racing to School’s new Chief Executive and for him to continue to develop our programmes, increase our fundraising and promote our identity across the education and racing sectors. He has demonstrated a passionate commitment to our work supporting the education of over 10,000 young people each year, and in leading our team.