A racehorse’s constant companion, the strapper makes sure a racehorse has everything it needs to perform at its best. From feeding the horse, to mucking out the horse stall, to grooming and presenting the horse on race day, the strapper spends hours with the horse every day and often is the first to notice if something is amiss. There are often great opportunities to travel in this role.

How to get there: This role is the first step for any aspiring young racing participant aiming for any senior role in the racing industry, such as being a trainer or racing manager. Contact your local racetrack to find out if a trainer is looking for staff, or check out the job listings on this site.

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