We only exist to support racing’s future.
Whether it’s at our 15 racecourses, on our Jockey Club Estates training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs, at The National Stud or via our charity Racing Welfare, every penny we make is reinvested. It’s what our Royal Charter demands of us.
We believe that British Racing is stronger when we work together and here’s what we are doing to achieve this.
Investing in prize money
Our commitment to racehorse owners, trainers and jockeys is seeing us make a record contribution of £27.1 million to their prize money for racing at our racecourses in 2018. This helps towards our courses offering a total prize pot of more than £53 million this year.
As far as we’re concerned, prize money is the lifeblood of the sport and it’s crucial for us to invest at all levels. As such, we increased the value of grassroots races at our courses by a third year-on-year. Every single fixture staged at our racecourses offers at least £40,000 in prize money and includes at least one race worth £10,000 or more.
Since 2010 – when the figure was £13 million – The Jockey Club has more than doubled our annual contribution to British Racing’s prize money from our own resources.
Investing in the customer experience
Whether a racegoer or a participants in our sport, we want you to have the best possible experience when you visit us.
From the completion of Europe’s largest free high-performance public Wi-Fi installation across all our courses to our promise to give stable staff a free meal when visiting our tracks with a horse, we’re doing everything we can to offer a great experience on our racedays.
And, as part of our commitment to racing and its future, we continue to invest in our facilities.
So, whether you’re visiting The Princess Royal Stand at Cheltenham, dining with us in one of our many restaurants, or visiting our owners and trainers facilities we hope you’ll see the importance we place on looking after our guests.
Investing in people
We’re proud of our people who help us deliver some of the most popular events in the UK.
Across The Jockey Club we have more than 600 people in permanent and fixed-term roles, with thousands more joining us on a temporary basis throughout the year to help us stage our racedays and other events.
As well as supporting and promoting talent through our training schemes for general managers and clerks of the course we are frequently welcoming new people to The Jockey Club.
If you’re interested in joining one of our teams you can find out more about joining the team.