About us

Racenews was founded in 1990 by Mark Popham, previously chief reporter and news editor of The Sporting Life newspaper.

The team

Mark Popham / Managing Director

Mark PophamStarted working in racing after York University and took in Raceform and helping a professional gambler before a postgraduate course in journalism. Once a qualified journalist, he wrote for the Handicap Book, Sporting Chronicle and Weekender before joining The Sporting Life. Went freelance in 1988 and formed Racenews two years later.

Stanley Jackson / Non-executive Chairman

Stanley JacksonAppointed non-executive chairman of Racenews in June, 1998. Formerly chief executive of the Horseracing Advisory Council, managing director of the Racecourse Association and chairman of Sports Corporate Research.

Diane Gowland / Non-executive Director

Diane GowlandWith a background in advertising and social work, she worked for Racenews as a consultant from 1990-1997 and then became non-executive director. Executive director of the Centre for Innovation and Partnerships at Newham College of FE from 1998 to 2010, she was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2005. Now Vice Principal of Westminster Kingsway College.

Ben Cox / Office Manager

bencorbettJoined Racenews in 2000 after studying law at the University of North London and Inns Of Court School of Law.

John Corbett / Account Manager

johncorbettSpent six years with Ladbrokes and has worked for Racenews since 2007.

Jordan McBride / Account Executive

jordan mcbrideStarted at Racenews after leaving school at the beginning of 2012.

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