The team at Hamilton Park were celebrating after being crowned favourite racecourse in 2022 by the readers of the Racing Post, at the prestigious Racecourse Association Showcase awards ceremony.
The Racing Post Readers’ Award is a unique award amongst the Showcase collection and is the only award decided by racegoers, with each individual invited to nominate their favourite racecourse and rank out of 100 on customer service, value for money and overall raceday experience.
Ashley Moon, Racecourse Managing Director at Hamilton Park, said: “We are incredibly proud to have been awarded with the Racing Post Readers’ Award at the annual RCA Showcase & Awards. The fact that we have received this award from the public vote is wonderful, and to be recognised for all that has been achieved is real testament to the hard work from all the team at Hamilton Park. 2022 has been a great year for the racecourse and we now focus our attention on making 2023 the best year yet.”
Wilf Walsh, Chairman of the RCA, added, “Congratulations to Hamilton Park racecourse for being crowned the racegoers’ racecourse of the year. This is the only Showcase Award to be voted for by the public which of course carries significant weight.”
For more information on Hamilton Park’s facilities and fixtures visit www.hamilton-park.co.uk or call 01698 283 806.
About the Showcase & Awards
This was the eleventh annual Showcase Seminar & Awards, the marquee event of the Racecourse Association (RCA) to celebrate excellence and innovation amongst British Racecourses in partnership with Great British Racing, Racing Post, the Racing Foundation and Racing Together.
It is renowned as the event to attend, learn from, engage with, support and celebrate racecourses. The daytime seminar and evening black tie awards ceremony are both guided by the principle themes of excellence and innovation.
The independent judging panel this year was comprised of Ann-Marie Blake (Managing Director, Verdayne Communications), Martin Dalby (Chairman, Center Parcs), Lee Mottershead (Senior Writer, Racing Post), George Foster (Managing Director (UK), Two Circles) and Louise Norman (Head of Ownership Experience, Racehorse Owners Association).
The Racing Post Readers’ Award is the only 100% customer-nominated award. Racegoers were invited to nominate their favourite racecourse and score out of 100 on customer service, value for money and overall raceday experience.
About the Racecourse Association
The Racecourse Association (RCA), formed in 1907, is the representative body for British racecourses. All 59 British racecourses are members and have equal voting rights.
The RCA serves the interests of its 59 British racecourse members both inside and outside the sport, empowering them to be the best venues that they can be.
The RCA works on behalf of racecourses to represent their views within the sport through the tripartite structure of the Members’ Agreement alongside BHA and The Horsemen’s Group. Outside of horseracing, the RCA works alongside the Government, other sports and leisure venues, and national charities to meet the needs of racecourses.
Additionally, the RCA encourages and facilitates racecourse community engagement, involvement in horse welfare initiatives, responsible drinking campaigns, and various other partnerships within the sport. The Showcase Seminar & Awards, the marquee event of British Racecourses to celebrate and reward excellence and innovation, is hosted by the RCA annually in November.