13 Jan 2003 Pre-2014 Releases

Ruth Quinn, a key member of the Racing Department since BHB’s inception in 1993, has been appointed as the Board’s new Racing Director.

Quinn, 34, is currently BHB’s Controller of Programmes and Head of the Racing Department and will succeed Trevor Beaumont when he leaves BHB at the end of this month.

She has fulfilled specialist Flat and National Hunt race planning roles and has been instrumental in implementing many major BHB initiatives over the last ten years. She will continue to be a member of the Race Planning Committee, the Flat and National Hunt Pattern Panels and the European Pattern Committee.

An avid racegoer and keen rider, she enjoys riding out and working closely with bringing on young horses.

Reporting to Chief Executive Greg Nichols, she will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of racing, overseeing the Racing Department and the team of Handicappers headed by Nigel Gray. She will also continue to help further develop the constructive relationships which already exist with other racing authorities internationally.

Greg Nichols said today: “Ruth’s commitment, knowledge and passion for Racing, and indeed the multiplicity of talents she brings to the role, made her an obvious choice. She is widely respected throughout the industry, from whom I am in no doubt that she will enjoy unqualified support, and will contribute greatly to the management of British Racing.”

Ruth Quinn commented: “I am delighted to take on the role of Racing Director and to be given the opportunity to further my commitment to the BHB and to Racing. I am excited about my contribution to the many changes that will face British Racing in the future and am lucky to be supported by a very committed and knowledgeable Racing Department and Handicapping team.”