DAN WALKER SET TO HOST THE 2020 AINTREE GRAND WOMEN’S SUMMIT
RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL, AINTREE RACECOURSE, FRIDAY 3rd APRIL 2020
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Tuesday 21st January 2020 – The Jockey Club and Women in Racing are delighted to announce Dan Walker will host the sixth 2020 Aintree Grand Women’s Summit at Aintree Racecourse on Friday 3rd April.
Well-known for presenting BBC Breakfast and Football Focus, Dan has a wealth of experience debating prominent news topics and delving deep into matters that need highlighting.
The Aintree Grand Women’s Summit is now in its sixth year and is recognised across the industry as a sold-out sports conference on the morning of Ladies Day, at the Randox Health Grand National Festival.
Looking back to the 2019 renewal of the Summit, the event saw Denise Lewis OBE, Tracey Neville MBE and Baroness Dido Harding discussing the powerful relationship of sport and mental wellbeing, with mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon as host.
Dan will be joined by a panel of current sports stars and experts who will be announced in the forthcoming months.
BBC Breakfast Presenter, Dan Walker said: “I can’t wait to host the Aintree Grand Women’s Summit on Ladies Day this year. Sport is brilliant at breaking down barriers and I think The Jockey Club have come up with a great way of raising the profile of women’s sport by using the platform of the Randox Health Grand National to discuss big issues across the industry.”
The Aintree Grand Women’s Summit package will invite guests to enjoy a VIP experience of the 2020 Randox Health Ladies Day including a ticket to the Grand Women’s Summit with a delicious breakfast on offer, a walk of the Grand National course to see the infamous Grand National fences up close followed by an afternoon of racing.
John Baker, Managing Director of Aintree Racecourse said: “The Aintree Grand Women’s Summit is going from strength to strength and we’re delighted Dan Walker is set to host the 2020 renewal. Last year’s event was one of the stand out moments of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival with a superb line up of guests so we’re excited to see what next year’s Summit will bring.”
Tallulah Lewis, Women in Racing Chair, said: “We are delighted to be once again working with our corporate partners The Jockey Club in co-hosting the 2020 Aintree Grand Women’s Summit. This event plays an important role in bringing women together to share ideas, experiences and learnings which is crucial to career development across sport and business. Dan will be an excellent host and we are looking forward to another exciting day in April.”
About Aintree Racecourse / The Jockey Club
Aintree is home to The Randox Health Grand National, the most famous horse race in the world which is the climax to a three-day Festival meeting in April every year. The racecourse hosts five other fixtures and is a leading conference centre in the north west of England. More information is available at aintree.thejockeyclub.co.uk.
Aintree Racecourse Is part of The Jockey Club which stages thrilling sporting occasions including the Randox Health Grand National, the Cheltenham Festival presented by Magners and The Investec Derby. With Her Majesty the Queen as its Patron, The Jockey Club is governed by Royal Charter to act for the long-term good of British racing. Founded in 1750, today The Jockey Club is the largest commercial group (2018 turnover: £214.6 million) in Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport, operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live, Jockey Club Services and charity, Racing Welfare. Every penny The Jockey Club makes goes back into the sport to help to make it the best in the world. For more information please visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.
About Women in Racing
Women in Racing aims to develop the profile of women within horseracing and provide support to women wishing to secure appointments from grassroots through too senior and board level in the sport. Its objectives also include attracting more women into horseracing, strengthening connections, collaborating on approaches to help promote the health of the sport and to enhance its reputation as an attractive sector in which to build a career.
Since it was founded in 2009, it has achieved significant milestones including a successful mentoring scheme and a Bursary fund alongside a busy calendar of educational and social events www.womeninracing.co.uk
For further information please contact:
Jessica Dalgliesh, Senior Communications Executive, The Jockey Club (North West) on 07464 491507 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The full timetable for the 2020 Aintree Grand Women’s Summit:
Date: Friday 3rd April 2020
Location: Aintree Racecourse, The O’Sullevan facility
8.30am: Arrival with refreshments and pastries
9.00am: Grand Women’s Summit to begin
10.30am: Exclusive Course Walk of the famous Grand National course
From 12 noon: Afternoon of racing at the Randox Health Ladies Day
How to book your place
To book your ticket or find out more information about the event, head to the Randox Health Grand National website or click here.
Package one: £99
- Grand Women’s Summit in O’Sullevans, including Breakfast
- Exclusive Course Walk
- Ladies Day - Lord Sefton Terrace badge