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Apr 19 2016

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”), is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Clerks of the Course, following the successful completion of their training with the British Horseracing Authority (“BHA”) and the Racecourse Association (“RCA”).

George Hill and Libby O’Flaherty will assume the role of Clerks of the Course at Brighton and Worcester Racecourses respectively. Both will be supported by their respective ARC Regional Clerks, Edward Arkell and Charlie Moore.

George and Libby have extensive experience of working at racecourses across the ARC Group. George, originally from Dublin, started his career with ARC as Marketing Manager at Fontwell Park and Brighton Racecourses, following an equine business degree at Manoah University in County Kildare. In addition, he spent over two years at Weatherbys and has worked on stud farms in New Zealand, Kentucky and Ireland.

Libby grew up in Coven Heath, South Staffordshire and has worked in various roles at Wolverhampton Racecourse since the age of 15. For the last three years, she has fulfilled the role of Estates Manager at Dunstall Park, with a year spent combining the role at Worcester Racecourse also. Libby was part of the Wolverhampton team that won an RCA Racecourse Groundstaff Merit Award in 2014, and is a keen showjumper.

George Hill commented, “I am very much looking forward to the start of the new season at Brighton and am delighted to gain my accreditation. I have had a great two and a half years with ARC where I have been able to learn about all aspects of the business.”

Libby O’Flaherty commented, “I have really enjoyed my ten years at Wolverhampton where I’ve been involved in a number of different roles at the racecourse. However, I’m over the moon to receive my accreditation and look forward to my new chapter at Worcester Racecourse, working with the fantastic team.”

ARC Director of Raceday Operations, Jon Pullin, said, “We are delighted that both George and Libby have gained their Clerk of the Course accreditation and look forward to them taking the reins at Brighton and Worcester shortly. Both of them showed great enthusiasm and commitment throughout their training and will no doubt make a real impact to their racecourses.”