Nick Wright has been appointed as the new chairman of Huntingdon Racecourse, The Jockey Club announced on Wednesday.
A chartered surveyor and farmer near Newmarket, Wright will begin his new duties prior to the first fixture of the new season, on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Wright succeeds Julian Taylor, who has served in that position since 2019.
Wright, who currently trains point-to-pointers, said, “It is a tremendous honour to be appointed Chairman of Huntingdon Racecourse, a course I have enjoyed a very close connection with for many years. I look forward to working alongside the racecourse executive and building on Julian's excellent work.”
James Wilcox, General Manager at Huntingdon Racecourse, added, “To have a chairman with the longstanding and close relationship to the racecourse that Nick has is sure to prove very beneficial in the months and years ahead.
“I would like to pay tribute to our outgoing Chairman Julian Taylor who successfully steered the racecourse through the very challenging times of COVID.”