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,... (Read More)
Winter Festival Event
THE 2016 FESTIVAL –
WETHERBY 26/27 DECEMBER
CATTERICK 28 DECEMBER
DONCASTER 29 DECEMBER
This four day winter festival commences with Wetherby’s two day fixture on December 26th and 27th, Sunday 28th their will be racing from Catterick and on Sunday 29th Doncaster stage their xmas meeting.
The festival brings together the best of National Hunt racing in Yorkshire over the Christmas period