Group Captain John Prideaux has been appointed Chairman of Musselburgh Racecourse following the departure of previous chairman, Councillor John Caldwell.
Musselburgh Racecourse is run by the Musselburgh Joint Racing Committee (MJRC) which is a partnership between the Lothian Racing Syndicate Ltd and East Lothian Council.
Councillor Caldwell held both posts of chairman of the racecourse and convener of the MJRC but these roles have now been separated. The four local authority councillors who sit on the MJRC will now decide which of them is to be convener of the MJRC.
Group Captain Prideaux, who is chairman of the Lothian Racing Syndicate Ltd and sits on the MJRC, has lengthy experience as a racecourse steward at Musselburgh, Perth and Hamilton racecourses.
He has over many years, had horses in training with top National Hunt trainer Howard Johnson, and manages a number of horses on behalf of other owners which are trained by Henry Daly, Paul Webber, Emma Lavelle and Ferdy Murphy.
Mr Prideaux said: “We are grateful to Councillor John Caldwell for his contribution to the racecourse in the role of chairman over the last two years. Lothian Racing Syndicate’s sole purpose is to safeguard and promote horseracing at Musselburgh.
“As chairman, I will give general manager Bill Farnsworth and his team as much support as possible to ensure Musselburgh continues to prosper as one of Scotland’s most successful racetracks.”
Issued on behalf of Musselburgh Racecourse by Sure Public Relations. For further information please contact Stephen Rafferty on 07980 598764.