The Jockey Club was founded in 1750 by a group of gentlemen brought together by a shared passion for horseracing. They were some of the most influential people in the country.
In 1752, The Jockey Club leased a plot of land in Newmarket where a Coffee House was constructed in the High Street as a meeting place for its members. Soon The Jockey Club purchased the freehold, which became known as the Jockey Club Rooms. The Jockey Club Rooms still stands there today – and is available for hire.
Today, The Jockey Club leads investment and innovation in British racing, as the largest commercial group in the sport. Our vision is for British horseracing to be the best in the world for the next 50 years and beyond.
The Jockey Club is headquartered in central London and has 15 racecourses across England. The Jockey Club is a leader in world class racing and events. The Crabbie's Grand National, the Investec Derby and the Cheltenham Festival are amongst the racing meetings in our portfolio. With over 360 events a year and hosting conferences, events, weddings and meetings 365 days a year, our portfolio is a busy one.
We believe that good food sits at the heart of an excellent event. We use locally sourced, seasonal produce where possible and we present clever, enticing and colourful dishes to guests every day of the year.
With experience of delivering catering at world class events, such at the Crabbie's Grand National, the Cheltenham Festival and the Investec Derby Festival, we have an excellent, guest-orientated choice of menus and drinks. We do fully tailored and bespoke menus for private and corporate events and weddings.
In line with our mission to act for the long-term good of British racing, acting sustainably helps to protect the environment in which we operate and allows us to reinvest the savings made back in to the sport through prize money and improving customer facilities.
Each racecourse has a “Green Champion” who works with the Group’s sustainability manager to ensure that we implement steps to reduce our impact on the environment without affecting the quality of the customer experience.
The sustainability strategy is constantly evolving and we have a mixture of short and longer term objectives to help achieve our aims.
Examples of sustainability initiatives we have already completed include:
If you have any questions around our sustainability strategy, please contact us.