The Jockey Club team is greatly saddened by the death of The Hon Rose Paterson – the popular and highly respected Chairman of Aintree Racecourse and a member of The Jockey Club’s main Board of Stewards.
Rose was appointed Chairman of Aintree in 2014, having been a Racecourse Committee Director at the famous home of the Randox Health Grand National since 2005. She was appointed a Steward of The Jockey Club in 2019.
Paying tribute, Sandy Dudgeon, Senior Steward of The Jockey Club, said:
“This is tragic news and our thoughts go out to Rose’s husband Owen and all members of her family.
“Rose was a wonderful person and involved in so many aspects of our sport. She was a skilled Chairman at Aintree, a valued member of our Board of Stewards and headed up our Horse Welfare Group. She also enjoyed participating at grassroots level over many years.
“We appreciated her contribution very much and my fellow Stewards and I looked forward to hearing her sound views on a subject, where she was always sensitive to the best course of action for racing. She will be missed greatly for the person she was.”