Ayr Racecourse has appointed Emma Marley as Clerk of the Course. Emma will assume her duties from early May but, also be in attendance at the Coral Scottish Grand National on Saturday 17 April to allow her to get a feel of the course.
Emma, 30, is a graduate of Warwickshire Agricultural College where she gained a BA (Hons) first class degree, and is also a BHA Development Programme Graduate.
Currently Clerk of the Course at Bath for Northern Racing Ltd, Emma has long and varied experience in the racing industry, and has also worked for Northern Racing in their commercial departments at Chepstow and Hereford.
Prior to this Emma has worked as assistant trainer, racing secretary, work rider and has also trained her own point-to-point horses.
Emma commented: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Northern Racing, and I am grateful for their investment in me over the years.
“I am delighted that the Managing Executive at Ayr has recognised my potential, drive and ambition to maintain and enhance the premier racing venue in Scotland. I am looking forward to a fresh challenge and welcoming all to Ayr Racecourse.”
Emma replaces Hazel Peplinksi, who has been Acting Clerk of the Course at Scotland’s premier track since last August, after the then Clerk Katherine Self left to take up a post with HM Coastguard.
Ayr Racecourse Richard Johnstone managing director said: “We are delighted to confirm Emma as our Clerk of the Course, and everyone at Ayr is looking forward to working with her. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Hazel Peplinksi for the sterling work she has done as acting Clerk of the Course since last August.”
Ayr Racecourse is Scotland’s premier racecourse. It is home to the Coral Scottish Grand National in April, and the William Hill (Ayr) Gold Cup Festival in September. As a dual purpose track, holding both National Hunt and Flat fixtures, Ayr Racecourse stages year-round racing, with 27 days racing to choose from in 2010. The next fixture is the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 April. Click here for more details.
Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are founder members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.
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