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RACECOURSE CHAIRMAN

 

Richard Fuller

Main Board Director of Fuller Smith and Turner PLC. Chairman of the Point to Point Racing Company. Trustee of the Wavertree Education Trust. Former Chairman of the Point to Point Owners and Riders Association. Richard has horses in training with Jamie Snowden and Point to Pointers trained at home.

 

RACECOURSE COMMITTEE

 

Vikki Dunn

Vikki Dunn is co-Chairman of The Farm Group Ltd. She was a founder of the company in 1998, since when it has grown into one of the world's largest post production companies. The Farm Group delivers in excess of 200 hours of prime time television each week. In 2012, she picked up the Barclays Business award for Women in Film and Television. Vikki rides out regularly and is involved with Starlight children's charity.

 

Hannah Vowles

Racing Secretary to Ben Pauling, Hannah is responsible for taking care of all the racing admin, accounts, payroll and logistics at this leading NH yard stabling 80+ horses.  She also rides out first lot every day.  Formerly Marketing and Business Development Manager for Event Rider Masters Ltd, Hannah’s experience extends far and wide within the equestrian sector.  Hannah spent time as Racing Assistant at Europe's leading syndicate management company, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, prior to which she spent 4 years as PA to one of Great Britain's leading three-day event riders, William Fox Pitt, and 8yrs as Racing Secretary to Pat Eddery, Sylvester Kirk and Harry Fry.

 

Simon Philip

Simon spent his business career in professional services, latterly as a partner in Deloitte. He is Chairman of Kent County Cricket Club and the Epsom Training Grounds Management Board, as well as being a Kent Ambassador. Simon organises several syndicates that have horses in training with Nicky Henderson and Toby Lawes. The syndicates’ horses owned include Might Bite, winner of the 2017 King George VI Steeplechase.

 

Simon Burgoyne

Having grown up within the horse racing industry Simon went on to spend 10 years working as an assistant trainer in a number of locations including Saudi Arabia, Dubai, South Africa and the UK. Simon has been working in London within the residential property sector for the last decade and currently holds the position of Partner at Knight Frank in Mayfair. Simon is a huge fan of all horse racing disciplines.

 

KATY MITCHELL

Katy co-owns, and is Managing Director of, a UK wide commercial laundry business and was formerly a management consultant, following a varied career in finance for businesses such as the Virgin Group, Vodafone and RBS. She is a huge fan of horseracing and is committed to supporting its future at all levels. She owns several ex-racehorses, that are now retrained to play polo, and is a member of a syndicate with trainer Venetia Williams.

 

GEORGE BAKER

George is a classic winning jockey with many notable wins under his belt including his first classic win in the St Leger on Harbour Law. George started his career in 1999 when he joined the trainer Mark Usher and went on to have a career total of 1,364 winners. Since his retirement from racing George has been a pundit on Racing TV.

 

MIKE SACKMAN

Mike is currently the Chief Information Officer at the John Lewis Partnership having most recently also performed Management Board roles at Waitrose and Argos. His 30 year career within the hospitality and retail sectors has also included senior roles at Mitchells & Butlers, B&Q and Safeway. A life long horse racing fan, Mike is committed to bringing the experience built within these large scale, digitally enabled consumer businesses into the industry.

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