Trainer and veterinarian Jim Boyle has been appointed to the Racing Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He replaces now-retired trainer Mark Johnston.
A graduate of Bristol University in 1996, he later specialised in equine veterinary medicine, and has served as President of the National Trainers’ Federation (NTF) between 2014 and 2016. Boyle joins Algy Smith-Maxwell, Alice Page, Linda Bowles, Louise Kemble and Susannah Gill on the Foundation’s seven-strong Board of Trustees, which is chaired by Julia Budd.
Budd said, “We are delighted to welcome someone of Jim’s calibre to the Racing Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
“Jim’s in-depth and practical equine veterinary knowledge combined with his vast experience as a trainer will offer a much-valued perspective to the Board who will greatly benefit from his expertise.
“I would like to extend my gratitude to Mark Johnson for his contribution to the Racing Foundation over the last six years. His knowledge, insights and advice have been generously given and enormously valued by us all.”
Boyle said, “I’m delighted to be joining the Racing Foundation as a Trustee, and hope to use my experience as both a vet and racehorse trainer to help contribute to the decision-making processes involved in the awarding of grants.
“These grants have the ability to make a real difference to the racing industry and by association the entire equine industry. I look forward to working with the rest of the Board to make sure the best possible use is made of the funding that is available.”