Nick Bannister named as new chairman of Haydock Racecourse

The Jockey Club has named Nick Bannister as the new chairman of Haydock Racecourse, beginning his new role tomorrow.

Bannister, a previous Cheltenham Festival-winning owner, will take over the position of Haydock Racecourse Chairman from Lord Daresbury, who has held the position since 2015.

He said: “I am delighted and honoured to be taking over the chairmanship of Haydock from Lord Daresbury. Racing faces many challenges as we move into a new decade and I am much looking forward to working with Dickon White, regional director north-west, and the rest of his executive team in taking Haydock Park racecourse forward in this important time for Haydock Park, The Jockey Club, and for the racing industry generally.”

Dickon White, Regional Director for Jockey Club Racecourses’ North West Region, added: “I am delighted to welcome Nick Bannister as the new Chairman of Haydock Park racecourse.

“Nick brings a wealth of business experience to the role and also has a true passion for the sport. This combination should prove very invaluable in helping to maintain and improve the racing and customer experience at Haydock Park in the coming years.

“I would also like to pay tribute to our outgoing Chairman Lord Daresbury. His enthusiasm for racing was a great driving force for everyone at the racecourse and we are very thankful for his contribution over the last five years.”

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