Kempton Park appoint Phil White as the new boss

09:30 10 May 2012

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Archant

Horse Talk: Top horse-racing tips and the latest news

Kempton Park has announced the appointment of Phil White to the role of general manager that has been vacant since former boss Amy Starkey took over at Newmarket earlier this year.

The move marks a return to London’s closest racecourse for 37-year-old White who started his career with Jockey Club Racecourses at Kempton Park in 2002.

White is currently sales director at Epsom and in his new role will oversee all aspects of the running of Kempton Park, which annually stages 95 fixtures on their all-weather and turf tracks, that includes the William Hill King George VI Chase which last year was won for a record fifth time by Kauto Star.

White said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been appointed general manager at Kempton Park. I’m hugely grateful for the opportunities I’ve had since joining The Jockey Club and I’m looking forward to returning to the racecourse where I began my career in horseracing nearly 10 years ago.

“The Kempton Park team has had a hugely successful few years and I’m really excited about working with the team to build upon their achievements in my new position.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Epsom Downs and I will be very sad to leave my team and colleagues. However, Kempton Park and Epsom Downs enjoy a close working relationship, which will grow further in the coming months and years under a new regional management structure at Jockey Club Racecourses, so I’m confident I will be working alongside the Epsom team in my new role.”

Mike Street, Chairman of Kempton Park Racecourse, said: “I am delighted to welcome Phil White back to Kempton Park and to acknowledge the enormous depth of talent within the Jockey Club Racecourses’ organisation.

“Phil’s previous experience as a senior member of the Kempton team, coupled with the invaluable experience gained at Epsom Downs Racecourse, will prove invaluable as we continue to develop the business and take Kempton on to still greater achievements.”


Live Blog Transfer Window Live July 28

 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest football news

Thursday, July 30, 2015
John Stones of England in action  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

All the latest transfer news and gossip from around the capital as we prepare to enter the final month of the window.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Harry Kane struck a fine first-half goal for Tottenham

Harry Kane was back amongst the goals with a fine first-half strike in Tottenham’s first public pre-season match, but Tottenham were beaten 2-1 by the MLS All-Stars in Denver, Colorado.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Paul McCallum celebrates his goal for Leyton Orient against Colchester (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Former West Ham man happy with how things have gone so far for Brisbane Road outfit

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur clears the ball against former Spurs man Clint Dempsey. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Jan Vertonghen wore the captain’s armband for Spurs as they lost 2-1 to the MLS All-Stars on Thursday morning.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Glenn Murray of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring in the second half during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Crystal Palace. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Bournemouth are keen to sign Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray, according to reports.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Read more
Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more
Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Read more