George Chaloner to Join Pontefract Management Team

George Chaloner, who retired from race riding last year after a series of injuries, and has been looking for employment in the industry since then, has been engaged by Pontefract Racecourse as part of its Management Team.

George, who rode 137 winners from 1,400 rides during a 7 year career, has been appointed as full time Management Assistant. Whilst assisting both Pontefract’s Managing Director, Norman Gundill, and Assistant Manager Richard Hammill, he will be primarily involved in working with Richard Hammill to implement Pontefract’s Marketing and Promotions Plan. He is also to train as a Clerk of the Course and once he is accredited Norman Gundill will give up that role and George will share Clerking Duties with Richard Hammill.

Norman Gundill said “With our continued success, it has become clear that we need to expand our Management Team, and we think George is the ideal person to join us”.

Richard Hammill said “l am delighted George is to join our Team. His background, qualities and enthusiasm will be very beneficial to Pontefract, and I look forward to working with him”

George Chaloner said “Pontefract was one of my favourite tracks to ride as a jockey due to its challenging nature and was a lucky track of mine. Retiring from race riding was a huge decision to make and I am honoured that Pontefract has given me the opportunity of having another career within the racing industry, and I am really looking forward to working with their Team”.

3rd January 2018

For further information please contact Norman Gundill on 01977 781307 or at

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