The Jockey Club
The Jockey Club is the largest commercial group in British horseracing, owning 15 leading racecourses across the UK.
These include the legendary Rowley Mile and July Course venues in Newmarket - ‘the home of racing’ and considered Flat racing’s global HQ; Cheltenham - the stage for the prestigious Cheltenham Festival; Aintree - home of the Grand National; and Epsom Downs – home to the Derby. Governed by Royal Charter, all profits are invested back into the UK’s second biggest spectator sport.
Established in 1750 and with an unrivalled heritage at the heart of British racing, today The Jockey Club focuses its resources, influence and assets on ensuring the sport remains the best in the world, as its leading investor and innovator.
With Newmarket at its heart, the two racecourses offer the unique combination of exhilarating excitement of world class flat racing, pulsating music nights, great value family days, award-winning restaurants and hospitality, as well as exceptional conference and events facilities for individual groups or business requirements alike.
Other parts of the Jockey Club Group include Jockey Club Estates, its property and land management arm, which manages over 90 properties, including the historic Jockey Club Rooms, and over 5,000 acres of famous training grounds at Newmarket and Lambourn; The National Stud, its Thoroughbred breeding, boarding and education arm in Suffolk, and charity, Racing Welfare, which offers help to all racing's people in need.
The Jockey Club is also the largest shareholder in the British Champions Series, which aims to throw the spotlight on the very best races in the UK Flat season, and climaxes with British Champions Day at Ascot in October each year.
The Jockey Club is also the largest shareholder in media company, Racecourse Media Group, which includes satellite TV channel, Racing UK.