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RACECOURSE CHAIRMAN

 

Peter Jensen

Peter has been Chairman of Sandown Park since January 2017. He was formerly a Director of Newmarket Racecourse for ten years (2001-2010) and Chairman of Nottingham Racecourse for five years (2011-2016). He has owned multiple horses over the years, his favourite being KEW GREEN, the winner of eight races, including a number of Heritage Handicaps and the Listed Churchill Stakes.

 

His primary role in his Corporate Life was as a Member of the Executive Board of Smithkline Beecham.  Peter is currently Chairman of a number of public and private companies, as well as a number of Voluntary Organisations, including The British Sporting Art Trust. He is also Chairman of the Racing Group Committee at the British Horseracing Authority. Jockey Club member.

 

RACECOURSE COMMITTEE

 

Stephen Smith

Former Chief Officer Strategic Development for Seagram Spirits & Wine Group, New York.  Former Director and Vice President of the ROA. Has horses in training with Tom George and Graeme McPherson.

 

Di Arbuthnot

Di is CEO of Retraining of Racechorses (ROR), the welfare and after-care charity organisation set up by the BHB in 2000. She is also a former successful amateur jockey. 

 

Nick Attenborough

Former Director of Consumer PR, Great British Racing and Trustee of Education charity, Racing to School. Nick has horses in training with Ed Dunlop, Sir Mark Prescott and Tom Dascombe.

 

Andrew Franklin

Andrew has had a long career in broadcasting beginning in 1969 on the first ITV Seven in ITV’s World of Sport. He became Editor of World Of Sport and Executive Producer of ITV Racing and was also Editor of ITV’s Moscow Olympic Games coverage. In 1984 he was Executive Producer of the first Channel 4 Racing programme and c-founded Highflyer Productions in 1994, producers of all Channel 4 Racing programmes until 2012. He also devised the Scoop 6.  He has also won a BAFTA in 1999 for the Best Live Outside Broadcast and two Royal Television  Society awards.

 

Guy Henriques

Guy joined the Racecourse Committee in January 2019. He runs the UK business for Schroders PLC, the asset management company, and is also CEO of their Latin American business. He sits on a number of associated Boards, including as Chairman of the group’s main UK fund company. Guy grew up in a racing family of owners and trainers. Lacking both the stature and skill to be jockey, he nevertheless rode out and helped to qualify hunter chasers for his father, who was a permit holder. He currently co-owns horses in training with Nicky Richards and Philip Hobbs.

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