Star-studded line-up for official launch of Jockey Club Haydock Park Racing Club

Own a horse with Sir Alex Ferguson, Michael Owen, Paddy McGuinness and Sam Quek MBE

Saturday 9th September - Today, Haydock Park Racecourse officially launch the new and exclusive Jockey Club Haydock Park Racing Club (JCHPRC) with Racing Club Associate Members, Paddy McGuinness, Sam Quek MBE and Michael Owen.

The JCHPRC gives people first-hand experience of racehorses with the star studded associate members. It offers an exclusive insight into preparations for racing, heightens the excitement on a raceday and provides an exclusive Club for members to enjoy the camaraderie of following thoroughbreds all year round.

The Club will feature two horses in training, one with Grand National winning trainer, Donald McCain for the Jump season and another with leading Flat trainer, Tom Dascombe in the Flat season.

With a maximum of 60 members, Haydock Park is delighted to have Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, Paddy McGuinness, Sam Quek OBE, Michael Owen, and Adele Mulrennan as Associate Members of the Club who will provide members with their racing expertise as well as their fun and charismatic personalities!

Paddy McGuinness, Associate Member of the JCPRC, said: “I think the Haydock Park Racing Club is a fantastic idea. I’m a novice to racing so being a part of the Club with Michael, Sam and everyone else, it’s going to be great fun – whether it’s coming to racedays to cheer the horses on or going down the yard. I’m looking forward to the camaraderie and enjoying being part of an exclusive Club.

Jockey Club North West Ambassador and Associate Member of the Club, Sam Quek said: “I am excited to be a part of the Racing Club and being involved in such a fabulous mix of racing fans. Having the unique and prestigious Jockey Club colours will make it even more exciting to support our runners in both the Flat and Jumps.

With direct association with The Jockey Club, it’s provided greater privileges to the members which includes racing at its other North West Region Jockey Club courses – Aintree & Carlisle, allows more flexibility within Haydock Park itself including complimentary badges an exclusive member’s facility on racedays.

Stable visits to the trainer’s yards will also be organised, in addition to many other benefits including annual member lunches,

Jason Fildes, Haydock Park General Manager, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we are launching the Jockey Club Haydock Park Racing Club. It has always been an ambition of the Racecourse to create a Racing Club of this type and not a stereotypical horse racing syndicate.”

“I’m looking forward to being personally involved and will be working hard to make sure the Club is fun, as well as being a huge success. The camaraderie of following horses with like-minded people will be great fun.”

One of the first joining members, Mr Tully said “Quality trainers, both Jump and Flat, Jockey Club stamp – what more could you ask for!”

The membership costs a total of £1,650 (plus VAT) and includes 16 months of high class racing from 1 January 2018 and 30 April 2019.

For more information about the Haydock Park Racing Club, please head to the website www.haydock.thejockeyclub.co.uk/racingclub or ring Vikki Mason on 01942 402609

 

Notes to Editors

About the Jockey Club Haydock Park Racing Club

The Jockey Club Haydock Park Racing Club (JCHPRC) is an exclusive Racing Club for those with a passion to get closer to racing throughout the whole year. The Club will have two horses in training, one with Donald McCain for the Jump season and one with Tom Dascombe for the Flat season.

Racing Club Privileges

An exclusive JCHPRC badge, allowing entry into 64 fixtures at Haydock Park, Carlisle and Aintree (excluding Grand National Friday and Saturday)
Half price County Enclosure badges for up to three guests at all Haydock Park, Carlisle and Aintree fixtures (excluding music nights and Grand National Friday and Saturday)
Access into an exclusive JCHPRC Members’ facility, on all Haydock Park racedays - serving tea and coffee and access to a private cash bar. Guests are welcome, subject to numbers
When one of our horses runs at Haydock Park, Aintree or Carlisle each member will be entitled to one complimentary guest badge
When one of our horses runs Owners badges will be allocated at random to those who apply
When one of our horses runs at another Jockey Club Racecourse, where possible, a dedicated Members’ facility will be provided
An invitation to attend, with a guest, an annual raceday lunch at Haydock Park, including a champagne reception and a guest speaker
Exclusive updates and newsletters regarding the horses progress and entry into races.
Organised stables visits
Reserved car parking at Haydock Park on raceday

 

About Haydock Park

Haydock Park is a dual purpose racecourse, staging 32 racing days on the Flat and over Jumps in 2016, and a leading conference centre in the north west of England.  More information is available at haydock.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Haydock Park are part of The Jockey Club which stages thrilling sporting occasions including The Randox Health Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Investec Derby. Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food and entertainment. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny we make goes back into British Racing to help the sport thrive. We were founded in 1750 and today we are the largest commercial group in Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport, operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live and our charity, Racing Welfare. For more information visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk

For further information please contact:

Grant Rowley, Regional Communications Manager, The Jockey Club (North West) on 07884 655990 email: Grant.Rowley@thejockeyclub.co.uk

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