Racing is getting rid of the terms stable lads and stable lasses under a new industry initiative.
George McGrath, chief executive of the National Association of Stable Staff, which has more than 6,600 members, welcomed the move.
“It's about moving forward and giving a professional workforce a professional name," he said.
“The general public who don’t understand racing when hearing lads and lasses conjures up an image of a pre-teenager who loves horses living above the barn, which is so far from reaiity.
“I always use 'racing staff' and I know nine out of ten filling a form in a bank put down agricultural labourer when applying for loans or mortgages as if that's better than what they do.
“We needed to create a more professional image.”
Read about the proposed changes in the article below: