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Racing People 2: Rod Street

rodstreetRod Street, chief executive of Great British Racing, and I have a couple of things in common. You hardly need me to tell you that we both have a passion for racing. You might be surprised to learn that in our younger days, we each wore the brightly coloured jacket of a holiday camp entertainer. Street donned the blue for Pontins in the South West; I wore the red of Butlins in Skegness. Read more

First National Students’ Day a success

student raceday logoWe regularly hear of the need to attract a new generation of people to come racing. Free entry for under 16s is universal, but persuading those a little older than that isn’t easy. On Saturday, the first National Student Raceday attempted to address that challenge. Read more

National Student Day set for 26 October

A message for Rod Street?

A message for Rod Street?

Great British Racing has come up with a new initiative to encourage a new generation of people to come racing. Following on from a “student day” at Limerick in April, which attracted more than 12,000 students, GBR is to hold a similar event on Saturday 26 October. Read more

Olympic style racemakers off to a good start

racemakerFor gamesmakers read racemakers. Great British Racing has taken note of the huge beneficial impact the army of volunteers had at last year’s Olympic Games and recruited its own team to share their passion for racing at this season’s Qipco British Champions’ Series racedays. Read more

Red faces, not red noses, at Wolverhampton

comic relief WolvWolverhampton racecourse got into the swing of Comic Relief on Friday, but there were red faces rather than red noses after a horse of Alan Bailey’s was withdrawn from its race after an incident at the stalls. Read more