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Sustainability at Aintree Racecourse

Aintree Racecourse is set in picturesque, green surroundings where we priorities our environmental responsibilities and strive to incorporate sustainable principles in our business.
The Jockey Club has its own Sustainability Executive who is based at Sandown park and works with our team to ensure that we implement steps to reduce our impact on the environment without affecting the quality of the customer experience.
Our sustainability strategy is constantly evolving and we have a mixture of short and longer objectives to help achieve our aims. Some of the objectives that we have already completed at Aintree Racecourse include:

  •    A decrease in annual energy consumption, both in electricity and gas
  •     An increase in the proportion of waste recycled
  •     All of our racecards are printed on recycled paper
  •     Incorporating environmental  credentials in our procurement decisions
  •     Our catering division, Jockey Club Catering, is dedicated to sourcing local food suppliers wherever possible

In addition to the above we hope to soon have electric vehicle charging points installed at the Racecourse.

We are always looking for ideas to reduce the impact of Aintree Racecourse on the local and wider environment. if you have any suggestions, please e-mails us at - we would be delighted to hear from you.

Aintree Racecourse - part of The Jockey Club

Aintree is proud to be part of The Jockey Club.

Because of our unique experience and heritage and the strength of the Jockey Club Racecourses group today, we are able to successfully deliver competitive and best-of-class horse racing; maximising profit and re-investing in our future to ensure the long-term and sustainable success of our business.

Jockey Club racecourses deliver an exciting and passionate experience to every customer that is ‘close to the action’ and great value for money.

Together we are committed to developing and empowering our people through inspirational leadership and working as a team to drive innovation and celebrate success.

We seek respect through treating all of our customers with honesty, trust and care.

Overview - The Future of Racing

Historically, we have saved much-loved courses such as Cheltenham and Aintree from being sold and developed. Now we are setting our sights on developing the sport’s future, with a five-year, £120 million investment programme that aims to improve the quality of racing in the UK still further, and broaden the appeal of the sport to new audiences.

The Jockey Club Annual Review 2010 is now available to view: The Jockey Club Annual Review 2010 [PDF, 3,377k]

Corporate Responsibility

The welfare of racing is the primary concern and primary goal of Jockey Club Racecourses’ business. All business profits, whether from race meetings or other business are reinvested in the sport. We are currently rolling out a £120 million investment programme to improve the courses and their facilities.

Commercial considerations are never allowed to compromise the welfare of the horses running at our courses. Our ground staff set the standard for turf management in the UK and we manage the racing calendar to ensure that our courses are always in the best possible condition. Over the next five years we will spend £4.5 million on widening and extending our courses so that we can increase the number of fixtures without running too many races on any one piece of ground.

This commitment to responsible racecourse management helps maintain the high quality of the fields at our meetings, as trainers race their best horses at Jockey Club Racecourses.
Many of our courses are working increasingly closely with their local communities and they also support a range of educational charities.

Supporting racing’s grass roots

Jockey Club Racecourses provide free beverages for all stable staff at our courses. We recognise that without the care and commitment of those who work behind the scenes the sport would struggle to exist at all.

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