British EBF appointment

Thu 5 Jan 2017

The British EBF has appointed Rachael Gowland to the new role of Marketing and Communications Manager.  Gowland is currently Marketing and Sponsorship Manager for Shadwell in Europe and prior to that completed six years at the National Stud.

Gowland will be joining the team in March and said, “I am excited to be taking on the challenge and responsibility of marketing the British European Breeders’ Fund.  The BEBF is a vital source of support and investment for British racing and I am delighted to have the opportunity to develop the programme of race sponsorship and work with stallion masters to promote the aims of the BEBF fully within the industry.

I have enjoyed my three and a half years with Shadwell enormously and am very grateful for the opportunities and support that Richard Lancaster and the team have afforded me. It is a great source of pride to have worked for one of the world’s greatest owner/breeder establishments.”

Philip Mitchell, who takes over from Philip Freedman as British EBF Chairman, commented.

“We are delighted to announce that Rachael Gowland will be joining us.  Rachael is exceptionally well qualified for this new role within the British EBF with a deep interest in racing and bloodstock and is well regarded within our industry.  At the end of last year, following a restructure, Candy Fisher and Susan Carroll left their part time positions; they had been an integral part of the EBF for many years and we wish them both well.  Rachael’s role will be committed to ensuring that our sponsorship throughout GB will be communicated and promoted well and I am certain she will prove to have a very positive influence on this.

The British EBF is a major sponsor of racing and spent £1.6million in 2016 directly into prizemoney.  This is funded by stallion owners in GB and we owe them a huge amount of thanks.  These are exciting times for the British EBF and we wish breeders and stallion owners a successful 2017”.


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For queries contact:

Kerry Murphy

European Breeders Fund CEO


Note to Editors:

Established in 1983, and funded predominantly by contributions from stallion owners in member countries, the EBF has allocated over €100,000,000 to the European racing industry.