2022 Aintree Grand Women's Summit

Friday 08 April 2022

Aintree Racecourse
Ormskirk Rd, Aintree, Liverpool L9 5AS

The host of the Aintree Grand Women’s Summit supported by Pinsent Masons will be Karthi Gnanasegaram.

A well-respected broadcaster across the BBC, Amazon Prime Video and Classic FM, Gnanasegaram has covered a wealth of major sporting events during her career including the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, FIFA World Cups, Champions League, Premier League, Wimbledon, the US Open, Open Golf Championships, the Ryder Cup and Grand Nationals.

Karthi Gnanasegaram said: “I am thrilled to be hosting the Aintree Grand Women’s Summit in 2022 particularly as it has been a such a difficult three years for so many people since the Aintree Grand Women’s Summit was last staged in person in 2019 and therefore this year’s theme of ‘Mental Resilience’ is of enormous relevance both to the sporting and wider world.”

Jockey Rachael Blackmore, who created history in 2021 by becoming the first female jockey to win the Randox Grand National aboard Minella Times, is expected to be in attendance while another panellist will be four-time Ironman World Champion triathlete, Chrissie Wellington OBE.

 The full list of panellists will be announced in due course.


Among the topics for discussion at the 2022 Aintree Grand Women’s Summit is Mental Resilience, both within sport and its relevance to the general population, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.



8.00am – Panel to arrive

8.30am – Guest arrival & breakfast

9.00am – Introduction by host Karthi Gnanasegaram

9.00am – 9.10am – Welcomes by Evie Paterson, Tallulah Lewis of Women in Racing. Winner of The Rose Paterson Community Sportswoman Award to be announced.

9.10am – 10.00am – Aintree Grand Women’s Summit

10.00am – 10.10am – Q&A with Rachael Blackmore

10.15am – 11.30am – Course walk with racing VIPs (Katie Walsh and Nina Carberry, to be confirmed)


Packages for those wanting to attend the Aintree Grand Women’s Summit are priced at £79 for Women In Racing members and include the above plus a Lord Sefton Terrace ticket for the day. Tickets can be booked online at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/aintree/events-tickets/grand-national/tickets/