Junior Horse Racing Handicapper

Job description

Location: Oxygen House, Exeter, Devon

While Covid-19 restrictions are in place, this role will be a mix of working remotely from home and working in Oxygen House, when allowed.

Term: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits

Application Deadline: Monday 31st May 2021 

About the role

We are seeking a junior horse racing handicapper to join our highly skilled sports modelling team.
Your expertise will enhance our race data and classification of horses, enabling us to continue developing our model and techniques.

About Us

Our story began back in 1998 when Mark Dixon, a university statistics lecturer, decided to set up a one-man-band consultancy offering statistical modelling and research services. Featuring near the top of the Yellow Pages listings was a priority at the time and led to Mark opting for the name “Advanced Training and Statistical Services” - or ATASS for short. Increasingly, his love of football led him to take on more and more sports-related work, and by 2001, he and a handful of colleagues were working under the new identity of ATASS Sports.

Fast-forward 21 years, and the company now boasts one of the largest commercial statistical research teams in Europe and is a leader in the field of applying statistical and mathematical modelling to sports. We have created and continue to develop a collection of state-of-the-art models that allow sporting outcomes to be predicted with unparalleled accuracy.

About Oxygen House

ATASS Sports is based at Oxygen House, our award-winning headquarters in Exeter, where we have a range of on-site facilities that are available to everyone in the Oxygen House team. There’s an outdoor all-weather pitch for netball, football and tennis, a gym offering regular fitness classes, a café serving delicious local and organic food, and a break-out area for playing table tennis, darts, pool and table football. We’re also constantly organising events and activities throughout the year to socialise as a team and to support our charities. Our work is serious business - but we’re all about having fun while we do it.



  • Deep knowledge of horse racing and passion for the sport
  • An interest in statistics and an understanding of probability in relation to sporting outcomes
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Clear and concise communications skills
  • An ability to learn quickly


  • An undergraduate degree in a numerate subject
  • An understanding of horse performance ratings

Recruitment Process

Closing date for applications: Monday 31st May 2021

Interviews: Will be running in June 2021

All interviews and assessments will be carried out remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Unfortunately, at this current time, we cannot accept applications that require sponsorship for an employment visa.