Market Rasen Racecourse appoints new chairman

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Market Rasen Racecourse has appointed a new chairman to succeed Colin ‘Bud’ Booth, who has retired after 20 years.

Also leaving the racecourse committee were Lincolnshire racehorse trainers James Given and Phil Would.

Taking their places are legal recruitment expert and solicitor Jeremy Bradbeer, estate agent Michael Tuck and Lincoln business woman Biddy Dudgeon.

Chartered surveyor and land agent Tommy Cooper joined the Lincolnshire racecourse’s committee a year ago and is a well-known figure in the sport, acting as a racecourse steward at several East Midlands tracks, including Market Rasen’s sister racecourses at Nottingham and Huntingdon.

He said: “Racing has always been in my blood – and both my parents were racecourse stewards.

“I think Market Rasen Racecourse is a very friendly place with a good fair track and it is terrific that we get such support from so many top-class trainers who make the journey to Lincolnshire and all the general public who come and love the place.”