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About Jockey Club core values

The Jockey Club's Core Values

The Jockey Club

Cheltenham Racecourse is one of the fourteen racecourses that forms part of Jockey Club Racecourses. The other racecourses are: Aintree, Carlisle, Espom Downs, Exeter, Haydock Park, Huntingdon, Kempton Park, Market Rasen, Newmarket, Nottingham, Sandown Park, Warwick and Wincanton.

The welfare of racing is the primary concern and primary goal of Jockey Club Racecourses’ business. All business profits, whether from race meetings or other business are reinvested in the sport. We are currently rolling out a £120 million investment programme to improve the courses and their facilities.

Commercial considerations are never allowed to compromise the welfare of the horses running at our courses. Our ground staff set the standard for turf management in the UK and we manage the racing calendar to ensure that our courses are always in the best possible condition. Over the next five years we will spend £4.5 million on widening and extending our courses so that we can increase the number of fixtures without running too many races on any one piece of ground.

This commitment to responsible racecourse management helps maintain the high quality of the fields at our meetings, as trainers race their best horses at Jockey Club Racecourses.

Many of our courses are working increasingly closely with their local communities and they also support a range of educational charities.

The Jockey Club Purpose

Because of our unique experience and heritage and the strength of the Group today, we are able to successfully deliver competitive and best-of-class horse racing; maximising profit and re-investing in our future to ensure the long-term and sustainable success of our business.

Our racecourses deliver an exciting and passionate experience to every customer that is ‘close to the action’ and great value for money.

Together we are committed to developing and empowering our people through inspirational leadership and working as a team to drive innovation and celebrate success.

We seek respect through treating all of our customers with honesty, trust and care.

Our Five Core Values:


We are dedicated to delivering best-of-class competitive horseracing in a safe and sustainable environment.

We will deliver an exciting and passionate experience that’s ‘close to the action’, maximises the uniqueness of our facilities and consistently delivers excellent value for money at all our Race meetings and Events.

By maximising profit and continuing to re-invest we will ensure the long-term sustainable future success of our business and our sport.


Our commitment is to develop and empower our people within an inspirational environment that utilises and maximises the strength of the Group. Working together we will deliver our objectives, drive innovation and celebrate success.

Our commitment is to protect and preserve the Jockey Club's history and assets, while maximising that prestige to deliver on our commercial objectives.