CITY RACING

BRINGING HORSE RACING TO THE WORLD'S GREATEST CITIES

The City Racing project is one that has been in development for a number of years under the stewardship of its founding shareholders: Andrews Bowen, SEL UK, The Jockey Club, JSC, New World Capital Advisors, and RHT.
In November 2018, City Racing held a demonstration event at Aintree racecourse that saw the City Racing concept come to life. The track, in the configuration that it will be in when the series starts, was laid on the road that runs inside the Grand National course. Three demonstration races were successfully run with eight professional jockeys taking part who all praised the SafeTrack surface, and said it rode like it had been in place for months rather than hours. The demonstration event can be viewed in the video below.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

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ANDREWS BOWEN is the market leading artificial equestrian surface provider in the UK.

Company directors and founders David Andrews and Simon Bowen, both from professional equestrian backgrounds and having competed internationally themselves in the sport, have over 30 years of equestrian surface experience. This practical experience coupled with innovative testing, facilitation of new developments in technology has put them at the forefront of the industry and subsequently winning contracts such as the surfaces provider for the London Olympic Games in 2012.
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JSC is a vibrant, independent agency specialising in the lifestyle and sports sectors.

Using a range of PR skill sets including; media relations, event management, social media and sponsorship, JSC is dedicated to driving value for our clients. Our client-centric approach has allowed the company to uphold an exceptional track record across these disciplines and build an extensive portfolio of clients, ranging from sports personalities to top international lifestyle brands.
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The JOCKEY CLUB is the largest commercial group in British horse racing, with assets including Cheltenham, Aintree, Epsom Downs and Newmarket racecourses. 

Governed by Royal Charter, all profits are invested back into the UK's second spectator sport. With a 263-year heritage at the heart of British racing, today The Jockey Club focuses its resources, influence and assets on ensuring the sport remains the best in the world, as its leading investor and innovator.
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RHT is a long established and discrete firm acting as senior advisor and owner representative for select royal and merchant family groups in the Middle East, the UK and Europe.

RHT has been involved with the principals of CR for a number of years and brought in NWCA as investors during the last capital round for the company.
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SEL UK is a market leader in sport and entertainment, management, marketing and commercialisation.

Since its launch in 1997, SEL has enjoyed incredible success - success achieved through second-to-none industry experience, skill, expertise and old fashioned hard work. Together with the creation of the V8 Supercars Championship in Australia, SEL has been at the forefront of many iconic events including: The Patron's Lunch, The Longines Global Champions Tour, The Rugby World Cup and Cricket World Cup. SEL also represents some high-profile individuals including Sir Michael Parkinson, Zara Phillips and Shane Warne.
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New World Capital Advisors (NWCA) is a specialist merchant banking and investment firm dedicated to delivering superior risk-adjusted returns and strategic advisory solutions.

The firm specialises in complex investment and advisory opportunities that are often overlooked by "the bulge bracket" banks and asset managers. NWCA also takes long-term stakes in businesses with high-growth potential where the team can add value by providing strategic advice and access to key markets across the globe.

WORLD CLASS JOCKEYS RIDING LOCAL HORSES

ABOUT

WHAT IS CITY RACING?

City Racing is a totally unique concept that will bring horse racing to the very heart of the world's greatest cities.
Set against some of the world’s most famous backdrops, City Racing will transform iconic city roads into fully-fledged race tracks that will host truly spectacular racing, sanctioned by the national racing authority and raced under rules.
Get a glimpse of the action from the City Racing demonstration event

RACES

6

HORSES

8

FURLONGS

5

GOING GLOBAL

Modern urban landscapes will combine with the exciting sport of horse racing to engage the host city with a spectacular event and promote horse racing to a wider audience.

SUPPORTING CITIES

City Racing has a high-impact low disruption model that allows the team to work with local city authorities and minimise the impact the event will have on day-to-day life.

TEAM

PAUL FISHER
BOARD MEMBER
16 years' experience in horse racing.
Group Chief Executive of The Jockey Club.
Previously, Finance Director of Gillingham Football Club.
DAVID ANDREWS
BOARD MEMBER
20+ years' experience in equine surface technology installation.
Major contracts have included London 2012 and Global Champions Tour.
SIMON BOWEN
BOARD MEMBER
20+ years' experience in equine surface technology installation.
Major contracts have included London 2012 and Global Champions Tour.
JOHNNO SPENCE
BOARD MEMBER
17 years' experience in brand management and PR.
Founder of JSC, a communications company specialising in sport and lifestyle.
Previously with Brand Rapport where he managed PR for The Jockey Club Racecourses.
TARIQ SHAIKH
BOARD MEMBER
President of R.J. Fleming & Co (MENASA).
Founder of RHT Partners, and an advisor to a select number of prominent royal and merchant families in Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Former Head of UBS Investment Banking - European Semiconductors Group, previously with CS First Boston (London & Palo Alto).
JAMES ERSKINE
BOARD MEMBER
Set up IMG (International Management Group) in Australasia, and as Managing Director pioneered sports marketing in this region during the 80s and 90s.
James is on the PGA Board and was a Director of the V8 Supercars Board when SEL was the majority shareholder.
Founder of SEL (Sports & Entertainment Limited). SEL is a market leader in sport and entertainment, management, marketing and commercialisation.
ADAM SADIQ
BOARD MEMBER
Co-founder and Managing Partner of New World Capital Advisors.
Over 13 years' investment and asset management experience.
Previous roles at Société Générale, State Street Global Advisors and BGC Partners.
LAUREN TODD
GENERAL PROJECT MANAGER
3 years Project Management experience with CBRE.
MSc, LL.B, BA.
EMMA CHAMINGS
PR & COMMS
Account Director for JSC.
Works on accounts such as the Investec Derby Festival and Glorious Goodwood.
Involved in horse racing for over 10 years.
PETER PHILLIPS
CHAIRMAN & CEO
20+ years' experience in media and sports.
Managing Director of SEL UK.
Formerly Head of Global Sponsorship at RBS, Williams F1 and Jaguar Racing.
ADAM SADIQ
BOARD MEMBER
Co-founder and Managing Partner of New World Capital Advisors.
Over 13 years' investment and asset management experience.
Previous roles at Société Générale, State Street Global Advisors and BGC Partners.
ALEXANDER TSIRIGOTIS
CHAIR OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
Partner & COO of New World Capital Advisors.
Over 13 years' experience in the financial services industry.
Previous roles at Merrill Lynch, Mediobanca, Nomura and BlackRock.
ZEIAD IDRIS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
Co-founder and Managing Partner of New World Capital Advisors.
Over 10 years' investment and asset management experience.
Previous roles at Credit Suisse and The Capital Partnership Group of Companies.

TESTIMONIALS

  • "City Racing is going to be great for our sport. The biggest cities, the best jockeys, all racing in incredible and iconic settings, what's not to love!"
    Frankie Dettori
    United Kingdom
    Champion Jockey, 2 time Derby Winner
  • “City Racing will revolutionise horse Racing. I’m very excited to be a part of it!”
    Victor Espinoza
    Professional Jockey, 2015 Triple Crown Winner
  • "I think it's unbelievable, it will bring racing to a new stage and I think we have been waiting for something like this for years. I think it'll be massive."
    Dougie Costello
    Group One winning Jockey
  • "It's a great idea, it's all about widening the audience and bringing racing to the people."
    Sean Levey
    Classic winning Jockey
  • "This could take racing to a whole different audience and this could be racing's Twenty20. I am hugely excited about it."
    Paul Fisher
    Chief Executive of Jockey Club Racecourses

CONTACT

22 Upper Brook Street
London
W1K 7PZ
+44 (0)20 3983 0073
info@cityracing.com
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