HRH The Princess Royal officially opens Jim Joel House at the British Racing School in Newmarket

British Racing School were delighted and honoured to have Jim Joel House officially opened by Her Ro

British Racing School were delighted and honoured to have Jim Joel House officially opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal - Credit: Archant

Princess Anne visited Newmarket to officially open Jim Joel House at the British Racing School.

A school spokesman said: “For a number of years we have been short of accommodation and classrooms.

“Thanks to very generous donations from Childwick and Moller trusts we have been able to build a further accommodation block, named Jim Joel House, after Jim Joel, a keen racing enthusiast, who established the Childwick Trust.

“This gives us a further 12 bed spaces, common room and state of the art classrooms and is a hugely useful and much needed addition to the school.”

During her visit the school said they took the opportunity to explain many of the changes and improvements that have been made since she was last at the school in 2008.

The spokesman said: “She seemed to enjoy her day with us and much to the delight of the staff and trainees took the time to engage with everybody she met and demonstrated a genuine interest in the training we deliver.”