Jockey Club Hosts

Jockey Club Racecourses would like to invite you to upgrade your raceday experience with a Jockey Club Host.

Derby, Gold Cup and Grand National-winning jockeys are available to host your raceday experience from start to finish.

Jockey Club Hosts are here to help guests of all levels of racing knowledge get the most out of their racedays. Your host will help explain what happens on a raceday, how to read the racecard for newcomers, share unique insights into the life of a jockey and interesting stories from within British racing, as well as highlight noteworthy developments and pointing out trainers, jockeys and owners during racing.

Jockey Club Hosts can also help organise behind-the-scenes extras such as visits to the start and tours of the Pre-Parade Ring, Paddock and Winners’ Enclosure.

With more than 20 former and current jockeys recruited, Jockey Club Hosts has been designed to offer an enhanced raceday experience to all hospitality and group booking customers by providing first-hand insights, knowledge and expertise to add to the thrill and enjoyment of a day at the races.

John Reid, winner of The Derby in 1992 on board Dr Devious: 
"I'm delighted to be involved in Jockey Club Hosts. It's great to see The Jockey Club is contributing even more to British racing as an industry by employing retired and current jockeys. I'm certain we can give racegoers a really special experience. I'm ready with my anecdotes and to share my amazing experience of winning The Derby."

Jockey Club Hosts include: 
Adele Mulrennan; Alice Haynes; Andrew Thornton (winner of the 1998 Cheltenham Gold Cup aboard Cool Dawn); Brendan Powell (Grand National-winning jockey turned racehorse trainer); Charlie Huxley; Colin Brown (rode Desert Orchid to several high-profile wins); Dan Fortt; David Crosse; Dominic Elsworth; James Banks; Jessie Lodge; Jimmy Derham; John Bramhill; John Reid (winner of the 1992 Epsom Derby on Dr Devious); Michael Hills (winner of the 1996 Epsom Derby on Shaamit); Padge Whelan; Philip Robinson (three time Classic winner, including the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in 2000 and 2001); Robert Bellamy; Rodi Greene; Tarnya Sherwood; Willie Ryan (winner of the 1997 Epsom Derby on Benny the Dip); Tony Dobbin (winner of the 1997 Grand National aboard Lord Gyllene).

Furlongs, lengths, pounds, on the bridle, blinkers - all of racing's mysterious language will be explained along with advice on how to choose a winner in the paddock and the inside track about life as a jockey.

From £300 + VAT for the entire raceday, Jockey Club Hosts is available at all 15 Jockey Club Racecourses.

For more information and to upgrade your racing experience call 07834 956274 or email

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