13 Mar 2000 Pre-2014 Releases

Jockey Club Appoints Julian Richmond Watson As BHB Director

Published: 13 March 2000

Julian Richmond Watson has been appointed by the Stewards of the Jockey Club to succeed David Oldrey as one of the three Jockey Club Directors on BHB from 13th June 2000. Additionally Julian Richmond-Watson will be put forward for election as a Steward of the Jockey Club at the Club Members meeting in May.

David Oldrey will be retiring in June after over eight years as a Jockey Club Steward. He has been the Chairman of BHB’s Race Planning Committee since the Board’s formation in 1993.

As a result of BHB’s appointment of Julian Richmond-Watson as Chairman of its Race Planning Committee, Anthony Speelman has been put forward to succeed him as one of the Jockey Club appointed nominees on that Committee.

Prior to taking up his new appointment on the Race Planning Committee, Julian Richmond-Watson will step down from his position as Chairman of the Epsom Race Committee following the staging of this year’s Vodafone Derby meeting. His successor as Chairman of the Epsom Race Committee will be Andrew Wates, who will also continue as Chairman of United Racecourses.

Notes for Editors:

Racing Biographical Details: Julian Richmond-Watson has owned Flat horses for nearly thirty years. He currently has three horses in training; two with Sir Michael Stoute and one with Amanda Perrett. He is also a breeder and owns the Lawn Stud in Northamptonshire.

He has acted as a Racecourse Steward at Warwick, Newmarket and Nottingham.

He is currently Chairman of the Epsom Race Committee and previously held a similar position at Nottingham. He is also a Director of United Racecourses.

He was appointed to the Race Planning Committee as a Jockey Club nominee in June 1996.