The Jockey Club has entered into a three-year partnership with global insurance broking and risk management firm Gallagher in an effort to further engage with younger and more diverse audiences, the two organisations announced Sunday.
The Jockey Club and Gallagher will focus on creating “experience days” across many of The Jockey Club’s 15 racecourses nationwide on non-racing days in an effort to introduce more young people to the possibilities of careers in the industry.
Gallagher is one of the largest insurance brokerage, risk management, and HR consultancy companies in the world employing over 43,000 people and providing services in more than 130 countries. The Jockey Club is the largest horseracing organisation in the UK, operating 15 of Britain’s most famous racecourses. With a Royal Charter, all profits it makes are reinvested back into the sport.
“Horseracing is a fantastic sport and we want to encourage more youngsters who traditionally would not consider this a career choice to consider coming into the racing and thoroughbred industry. There are hugely diverse roles available, beyond just the jockeys we see on the racecourses, all offering great future progression. We hope our series of experience days will open youngsters’ eyes to the opportunities,” Sophie Chambers, Managing Director of Gallagher’s bloodstock practice, said.
Carey Weeks, Partnerships Director at The Jockey Club, said: “I am delighted to be able to announce this ground-breaking new partnership with Gallagher, that we hope will be of great benefit to communities up and down the country. One of our key objectives is to try and introduce this sport that we all love and cherish to as many new people as possible and I’m thrilled that Gallagher has agreed to join us on this journey.”