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Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton RACECOURSE MEMBERS

 

If you need to contact the racecourse committee, please email Anne Collyer

CHAIRperson

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jo hepburn

 

Jo has been Chairperson since January 2015, having been a Non-Executive Director since 2013.

 

Her love of jump racing has been lifelong from the grass routes level upwards, coming from a strong farming, point to pointing and jump racing family. Her father was Bill Foulkes, Champion Amateur Jockey in 1972, who won both the Cheltenham and Liverpool Foxhunters. She is keen to nurture the ethos of Wincanton as a top class local country course, well supported by many of today's top Trainers.

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andrew wilkinson

 

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant and subsequently merchant banker, there isn’t much Andrew hasn’t done. From managing financial and business affairs of Rolling Stones, he also founded Kingstreet Tours Ltd - producer of tours for non-other than Pink Floyd, Elton John and Robbie Williams.

 

Recently, Andrew’s attention turned to horse racing when he founded Jockey Club Live; he now sits as Director of the Committee at Wincanton Racecourse. With a keen interest in historic motorsport, he is a Member of the Fundraising Committee of Nordoff Robbins, a Charity that uses music therapy in the treatment and care of autistic children.

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geoff derham

 

Geoff is a Director of All Sport Insurance, who provide insurance solutions to the professional sporting world. Through this business network, Geoff has introduced a number of sporting and insurance connections to Wincanton for both sponsorship and hospitality. Racing is a big part of the family with Geoff’s son Harry a former jockey now Assistant Trainer to his Uncle Paul Nicholls, whose team are big supporters of the racecourse at Wincanton. Geoff is entering his fourth year as a member of the Wincanton Racecourse committee.

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Richard Hoiles

 

Lead commentator for ITV Racing who started out life as a qualified accountant before becoming a Racecourse Commentator in 1992. Richard has a wealth of racing experience around the world working overseas in places such as Hong Kong.

 

He worked solely for The Jockey Club for three season’s between 1997-2000, having attended Wincanton for over 35 years Richard has seen the likes of Desert Orchid, Bregawn, Denman, and Thistlecrack in action.

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john sunnucks

 

   

jeremey barber

   

james boughey

 

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