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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.




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 Chair of the International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses, and 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, as well as a share in a horse with Charlie Hills.


brian finch

Brian spent a large part of his working career in various marketing and general management positions for a British multinational company. He is currently semi-retired. Brian is a member of the Racecourse Committee at Epsom Downs and is also a Trustee of the National Horseracing Museum.


the lord hemphill

Charles joined the Racecourse Committee in January 2020. Born and raised in Ireland he has strong racing connections. Charles has worked for over 40 years for leading firms in investment management and is currently a Director of Waverton Investment Management. He is also actively engaged with a number of charities, family offices and businesses.


sarah henderson

Sarah Henderson is daughter of six-time Champion National Hunt trainer Nicky and joined the Racecourse Committee in June 2019 having attended Sandown Park as a keen race goer since a very early age. Having worked in the thoroughbred bloodstock shipping industry she is now a professional Garden Designer.


Guy Henriques

Guy joined the Racecourse Committee in January 2019. He runs the European and Asian client business of a major global asset management firm. He and his wife have co-owned horses in training over Jumps with various trainers, including Venetia Williams, Nicky Richards and Philip Hobbs.


nick mustoe

Nick Mustoe was previously a member of the Race Committee, then Chairman of Kempton Park for 12 years. He has a few National Hunt horses in training with Emma Lavelle and a few mares in England and Ireland from which he breeds. Nick’s career was spent working in advertising ahd communication and he remains Chairman of an agency called Kindred. Other roles include Chairman of children’s charity, Starlight, Chairman of Big Sofa Technology Ltd, NED of Your Gene Plc and NED of Sosandar Plc. JC Member.


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.

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