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02 March 2023

ITV Racing’s Rishi Persad appointed to Racing Foundation’s Board of Trustees

The Racing Foundation announced today that broadcaster and well-known industry figure Rishi Persad has been appointed to their board of Trustees.

The Racing Foundation helps bring about change in the racing industry by supporting a number of different charities and initiatives.

Outside of his work with ITV Racing and RacingTV, Persad has worked on an number of high profile sporting events such as the London 2012 Olympic Games and Badminton Horse Trials.

He joins the recently appointed Jim Boyle, Linda Bowles, Susannah Gill, Louise Kemble, Alice Page and Algy Smith-Maxwell on the Racing Foundation’s Board of Trustees, which is chaired by Julia Budd.

Of the appointment, the Racing Foundation Chair, Julia Budd said: “With a broadcasting career spanning over two decades, Rishi’s experience both within racing and of the wider sporting landscape will bring a broad and unique perspective to the Board.”

Persad added: “I am honoured to join The Racing Foundation, whose principal purpose is to make a positive difference within the industry.

“Racing has been good to me since I first fell in love with it as a child and I am always keen to give back in any way I can. The Racing Foundation offers me the opportunity to serve the sport to the benefit both horses and humans.

“In addition, one of the key areas of focus for the Foundation is community engagement which is a personal passion of mine.

“I would love to play whatever part I can to secure the next generation of racing’s people, including staff, racegoers and fans, to sustain our sport long after I am gone.”

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