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Exeter Racecourse

Exeter Racecourse members

If you need to contact the racecourse committee, please email Jade Foyle


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Duncan Sykes

Duncan is married with one daughter and lives in Clyst Hydon. He is a partner at Foot Anstey LLP specialising in corporate law. Duncan is a keen participant and follower of many sports including horse racing, cricket, golf and fly fishing.



Marcus is a Partner in Moore Scarrott Chartered Accountants and has an extensive knowledge of rural based businesses and is the Partner responsible for a number of agricultural businesses, Estates and equine clients.  He has previously lived and worked in Yorkshire, Channel Islands and Australia.  His client base includes a number of people with equine interests with his sporting hobbies including horse racing, golf, cricket and skiing.

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Richard owns the Combe Estate in Gittisham. He oversees the running of all aspects of the estate including the forestry, farms, property commercial and residential and the new enterprise Combe Garden Centre. He also takes a very active role in the running of the well-renowned shoot. His hobbies include watching (too old to play) cricket, rugby and ice hockey and racing where he has one horse in training at the moment with Dr Newland.

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laura claydon

Recently retired as a partner from Burges Salmon LLP (where I spent all of my 30 year career as a lawyer) specialising in competition and regulatory law. During that time I spent over 25 years advising racecourses on licensing and gambling regulation. As a mad keen horse racing fan that has been a joy. I have owned many point-to-pointers for over 25 years with varying degrees of success (I did win the Exeter Intermediate one year) and have a four year old at the moment that is quite exciting and am looking forward to. I live near Bristol with my partner and 2 very old spaniels.


phil greenman


lee glanville


Mike Felton



The lord Clinton


Ranulf Rayner

Raceday committee

Richard Vines
Polly Gundry

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Geoffrey Billson

A career of 33 years in the Royal Navy was followed by an equally fascinating and enjoyable 9 years as Managing Director of Exeter Racecourse from 1998 to 2007.

Tim Hailstone

As the son of a Leicestershire farmer who was a keen amateur rider, racing has always been an important part of Tim's life. Now retired from a career in publishing, he and Jenny live in Stoke Fleming, near Dartmouth. He is involved in horses with several West Country trainers and runs some racing syndicates with Mick Fitzgerald.



Tim Bourne

Royal Marine officer who then became a solicitor working in Exeter as a partner in a leading law firm.


Married with 2 children who has lived and worked in Yemen, Singapore and Malta. Was an Arabic interpreter, though not used now for over 40 years!


Enjoyed playing rugby and cricket (not well) and has taken up golf in retirement.

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