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5th December, 2013
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19th November, 2013
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15th November, 2013
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8th November, 2013
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30th October, 2013
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22nd December, 2010
BHEST snaps up Channel 4 Racing regular, Jim McGrath.
Channel 4 Racing regular Jim McGrath, who resigned from the board of the BHA in controversial circumstances at the beginning of last month, has been snapped up to serve on the board of another organisation in British racing, writes Howard Wright.
He has been appointed a trustee of the British Horseracing Education and Standards Trust (BHEST), the awarding body for vocational qualifications and promoter of the Racing to School programme, in both of which the BHA has a close interest through its training division.
McGrath and another new recruit, Jockey Club member Julia Budd, will have their appointments formalised at the trustees' next meeting in March.
McGrath said: "Through my involvement with the BHB and BHA, I became aware of the wonderful work that BHEST carries out, and am both honoured and delighted to have been invited to take up a role as a trustee."
BHEST chairman Rhydian Morgan-Jones, a director of the BHA's predecessor the BHB, added: "We are delighted to welcome Jim and Julia as trustees.
"Both bring particular skills to the board, and between them have a wide range of experience in quite diverse racing industry and corporate sectors, which will be valuable as we move forward in these stringent times."