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26 November 2018

Charlie Moore to undertake new central role across ARC racecourse

Former jockey Michael Naughton appointed Trainee Clerk of the Course at Sedgefield.

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) is delighted to announce the appointment of Eloise Quayle as Clerk of the Course at Uttoxeter.  Eloise, who has been in the same role at Royal Windsor Racecourse since 2017, will take up her new position on January 1, 2019.

Charlie Moore, who will celebrate 30 years as a Clerk of the Course in 2019, will relinquish his position at Uttoxeter to take up a new central role at ARC.  As the group’s only Regional Clerk of the Course, Charlie will offer assistance and guidance to the Clerks across ARC’s sixteen racecourses, as well as taking a lead in the training and development of Trainees.

Eloise comes to Uttoxeter with a wealth of experience in National Hunt racing having previously worked as Travelling Head Person and Pupil Assistant to Ben Pauling in Bourton-on-the-Water.  She joined ARC as a Trainee in 2017, and served as Clerk of the Course at Royal Windsor for the 2018 season, during which the racecourse was runner up in the Flat Racecourse of The Year category at the RCA Groundstaff Awards.

Eloise Quayle said, “I am hugely excited about the opportunity to move to Uttoxeter as Clerk of the Course.  It is a fantastic racecourse, with an excellent race programme and really enthusiastic team. The Midlands Grand National is an obvious highlight along with plenty of top class summer jump meetings which I’m really looking forward to getting involved in.”“I have absolutely loved my time at Windsor, and would like to thank the team there for all of their support over what was a very busy and demanding season.”

Executive Director of Uttoxeter Racecourse, David MacDonald, said, “Eloise will be a fantastic addition to the senior team at Uttoxeter, and we’re very much looking forward to having her on board from January. We will, of course, miss Charlie who has been a pivotal part of the racecourse for nine years, and the driving force behind the development of our race programme, particularly over the summer”.

ARC Racing Director Jon Pullin commented, “We are delighted to appoint Eloise to the role of Clerk of the Course at Uttoxeter.  During her time with ARC, she has done an excellent job, with a fantastic first season at Windsor this year.  She has big shoes to fill in taking over from Charlie, but in his role at Regional Clerk across the group, he will be on hand to offer assistance and guidance, as he will with all of our other Clerks.

“A combination of this central role, alongside one as a mentor for trainees will make sure that we have a strong team of Clerks across all of our racecourses, supported by our excellent Groundstaff teams.”

Charlie Moore said, “I will be very sorry to leave Uttoxeter, where I have enjoyed nine great years with a fantastic racecourse team.  I am, however, thrilled to be taking on this new role and am very much looking forward to the challenge, particularly with the wide variety of racecourses in the ARC group.”

Former National Hunt jockey Michael Naughton has been appointed as Trainee Clerk of the Course at Sedgefield.  During his riding career, Michael rode a number of winners at the course and will complete his training under the supervision of Charlie Moore.

Following his riding career, Michael has worked in a variety of roles within the racing and equestrian industries, most recently as a BHA Steward.

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