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04 January 2024

Racing Together Announces Industry Day Venue and Early-Bird Tickets on Sale

     Racing Together Industry Day

Thursday 8 February 2023 at Chester Racecourse

Date announced and early-bird tickets now on sale

  • Co-Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group for Racing and Bloodstock, Conor McGinn, is one of a diverse group of speakers from horseracing, the worlds of football and cricket, and the charity sector to tackle the Industry Day’s theme:

New routes, new solutions – why community engagement can no longer play it safe’

  • Speakers and panel guests will bring expert insights to the innovations in community engagement ensuring even those most hard to reach are benefitting, as well discussing the challenges this creates.
  • Racing Together is grateful to partners, Gallagher Insurance, Chester Racecourse, the HBLB, the Racecourse Association and the Racing Foundation.
  • Early-bird tickets, including lunch and refreshments on the day available until 12th January.

Building on the success of the inaugural Industry Day, Racing Together is pleased to announce that the day will return on 8th February 2024. The 2024 edition will take place at Chester Racecourse and will consist of a variety of speakers from both within and outside the racing industry. There will be time for networking and sharing best practices, as well as a panel discussion. Conor McGinn, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Racing and Bloodstock will open the day and will be joined by speakers from the sports of Rugby and Cricket. This year the event will be kindly supported by Gallagher’s Insurance, who will be exploring the ideas of corporate sponsorship in the Community Engagement Space.

John Blake, Racing Together CEO said: “We were so pleased with the positive response from so many colleagues during and following the inaugural Racing Together Industry day at Ascot earlier this year. We hope that another engaging and diverse group of speakers will attract similar support when we welcome guests to Chester Racecourse on February 8th.

“It is testament to the commitment and urgency across racing to prioritise and, where possible, connect community engagement programmes as an essential part of future planning. It is hard to think of a more important time in the industry’s history for all our organisations to develop even more authentic, meaningful and visible ways to connect with society.”  

Discounted early-bird tickets can be purchased here

The full day seminar programme and speaker information will follow in due course.

The Racing Foundation has kindly agreed to cover the cost of tickets for up to two representatives of small charities.  To see if your charity is eligible please contact

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