About Us and the Jockey Club Family
Jockey Club Estates is The Jockey Club’s property and land management company. It is responsible for the management and administration of 4500 acres of land at Newmarket and 550 acres of land at Lambourn. The property portfolio includes 90 properties, including the Jockey Club Rooms.
Jockey Club Estates is owned by the Members of the Jockey Club and the profits generated by the company are reinvested into improving and developing facilities under its management. The principal objectives of Jockey Club Estates are the continued development of its training grounds as centres of excellence for the training of Thoroughbred racehorses and the managing of its property portfolio, including the Jockey Club Rooms, in a commercial manner whilst protecting and promoting the Club’s values and heritage.
Jockey Club Estates owns all the property and assets of The Jockey Club other than its racecourses. In the era subsequent to the delegation of the Club’s regulatory responsibilities, Jockey Club Estates has an integral role to play in developing its commercial assets for the benefit of The Jockey Club and the racing industry.
Board of Directors, Jockey Club Estates
Andrew Merriam (Chairman)
The Duke of Bedford
The Earl of Halifax
The Hon Peter Stanley
William Gittus (Managing Director)
The Jockey Club
Jockey Club Estates is one of three commercial organisations which come under the umbrella of The Jockey Club. In accordance with the objects as laid out in its Royal Charter, The Jockey Club intends to use its influence and assets to further the interests of horseracing and it is dedicated to improving the sport and investing in its future. Following the transfer of its regulatory function, The Jockey Club is focusing on overseeing the development of its commercial assets. All profits generated by The Jockey Club’s businesses are re-invested back into racing.
The Jockey Club has a range of commercial assets and is responsible for the running of:
- A portfolio of 14 racecourses, including Cheltenham, Aintree, Epsom and Newmarket which operate under the banner of Jockey Club Racecourses.
- A property and land management company, Jockey Club Estates (see above).
- The National Stud
- The Jockey Club Rooms - this prestigious private members club at the very heart of British horseracing heritage is available for business events, weddings, other private celebrations and overnight accommodation.
The Jockey Club family also includes Racing Welfare, which is the largest racing charity in Britain and a company limited by guarantee with The Jockey Club being the sole member.