Blaithin Murphy has been named the new general manager of Wincanton Racecourse, The Jockey Club announced on Wednesday.
Part of The Jockey Club since 2021, Murphy recently completed the general manager trainee programme. The 25-year-old will succeed Jack Parkinson, who will remain as the general manager of Exeter Racecourse, a post he has held since 2017.
Murphy said, “I am delighted to be appointed general manager at Wincanton Racecourse. Racecourse management has always been a career ambition of mine and racing is a lifelong passion. I would like to thank everyone at The Jockey Club who has supported me so far with a special thanks to Jack Parkinson for the time and guidance he has given me.”
Nadia Powell, small courses director at The Jockey Club, said, “I'm delighted to welcome Blaithin as the new general manager of Wincanton. Her passion for racing and racecourse management is clear and I look forward to working with her to continue Wincanton's progress in the years to come.
“I'd like to thank Jack for his dedication to Wincanton and know he will continue to maximise Exeter's encouraging growth as a conference and events venue.”