Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) are pleased to announce the appointment of Liam Johnson as Executive Director of Bath Racecourse. Liam’s appointment follows six years at Jockey Club Racecourses, including four years in his current role as General Manager of Huntingdon Racecourse.
Prior to his role at Jockey Club Racecourses, Liam worked at the Sports and Leisure Group in an operations management capacity as well as at Nottingham Forest Football Club. He will start work at Bath Racecourse on Tuesday 14 April.
Mark Spincer, Managing Director of the ARC Racing Division said, “We are delighted to welcome Liam to the team, and look forward to him taking the helm at Bath ahead of the start of the 2020 season. His experience within the racing industry, being involved in a number of major racing fixtures along with his leadership experience at Huntingdon Racecourse, will be invaluable at Bath”.
Liam Johnson commented, “I am hugely grateful for my time at Jockey Club Racecourses, where as the first employee to go through the Group Trainee General Manager scheme, I was able to learn a tremendous amount and gain an excellent understanding of the racing industry. I am equally excited to get underway at Bath, with some big events planned for the summer and beyond”.
A total of 22 fixtures will take place at Bath in 2020 with highlights including The Kaiser Chiefs live after racing on Friday 5 June along with Ladies Day on Saturday 13 June and the conclusion of the Value Rater Sprint and Stayer Series on Festival Raceday, Saturday 12 September.
Bath Racecourse underwent a multimillion-pound redevelopment in 2016, which saw the opening of the canopied Langridge Grandstand featuring The Roof Garden and 200 seat Royal Crescent Restaurant.
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