Jockey Club appoints new chairmen for Newmarket Racecourses, Jockey Club Estates and National Stud

Will Wyatt.

Will Wyatt. - Credit: The Jockey Club

Three new Jockey Club chairmen are set to take up post in January at Newmarket Racecourses, Jockey Club Estates and The National Stud respectively.

The Hon Peter Stanley.

The Hon Peter Stanley. - Credit: The Jockey Club

William Wyatt succeeds Julian Richmond-Watson at Newmarket Racecourses, who was eight years in the role. Mr Wyatt is chief executive of Caledonia Investments plc and a trustee of The Rank Foundation charity.

The Hon. Peter Stanley succeeds Andrew Merriam as chairman of Jockey Club Estates. Mr Stanley was elected a member of the Jockey Club in 2001, and appointed a steward in 2014. He owns and manages New England Stud in Newmarket, manages Stanley House Stud, is chairman of The Jockey Club Rooms and The Racing Centre, and is a director of Jockey Club Estates.

The Duke of Roxburghe has been appointed National Stud chairman, succeeding Be Sangster. He was elected a Jockey Club member in 1996 and appointed as a steward in 2007.

Roger Weatherby, senior steward at The Jockey Club, said: “I would like to thank the retiring chairmen for all their hard work and dedication. Their contribution has been invaluable to The Jockey Club.

The Duke of Roxburghe.

The Duke of Roxburghe. - Credit: The Jockey Club

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“We are very fortunate to be able to call upon Will, Peter and Guy [The Duke of Roxburghe] as able successors and thank them in advance for taking on these roles that require a significant amount of personal time and effort.”

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