Jeff Randall is joining the board at Sandown racecourse

Last Updated: 24/04/14 11:09am

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Retired journalist and broadcaster Jeff Randall has been appointed by the Jockey Club to the board of Sandown Park racecourse.

The former presenter of Jeff Randall Live on Sky News, Editor-at-Large of The Daily Telegraph, Business Editor of the BBC and Sports Editor of The Sunday Times, Randall is a lifelong racing fan and regular racegoer.

He takes up his new role at Sandown Park at this weekend’s climax to the Jumps season, the bet365 Jumps Finale fixture, featuring Grade One racing and where AP McCoy will be crowned Champion Jump jockey for the 19th consecutive year, joining the racecourse committee under the chairmanship of Mike Street OBE.

Randall said: "I am delighted to be joining the board at Sandown Park, one of my favourite racecourses. Thanks to my late father, I was introduced to the sport in the early 1970s and it has been a source of huge enjoyment ever since.

"Now, through my involvement with The Jockey Club, I have a chance to give something back. I’m grateful for the opportunity."

Sandown chair Street commented: "It is clear that racing has a special place in Jeff’s heart and I speak for all at Sandown Park in saying we are thrilled he is joining our team.

"Jeff’s superb professional experience and network, particularly within the City and wider business community will be a tremendous asset to Jockey Club Racecourses and British racing as a whole."

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