AmWest Participates in International Leaders in Racing Event

Shortly after attending the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) at Longchamp in Paris and overseeing simulcasting of Europe’s championship program to North America, AmWest representatives participated in the first Leaders in Racing conference in London.

LeadersPanelWEBPanel discussion at the Leaders in Racing conference

AmWest Chief Executive Officer Nelson Clemmens attended all the panel discussions during the five Leaders sessions held at the Chelsea Football Club facilities with sponsors including GBI Racing and The Jockey Club of the United Kingdom.

International racing executives from around the world were featured on the list of speakers, including Hong Kong Jockey Club Chief Executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges; British Horseracing Authority Chairman Paul Roy; Phumelela Group Chief Executive Officer Rian du Plessis; Singapore Turf Club Vice President Kim Heng Teo, and Tabcorp International Wagering Manager Paul Cross.

More than 200 delegates from 22 nations attended the event.

TrophyPresentationWEBAmWest CEO Nelson Clemmens, far right, and Michele MacDonald, third from right, at the Kempton Park trophy presentation

The Leaders in Racing Conference was part of a larger Leaders forum that encompassed separate sessions for Leaders in Football, Leaders in Digital Sport, Leaders in Sponsorship and Leaders in Performance.

As a prelude to the business sessions, GBI Racing hosted an evening of racing at Kempton Park. Clemmens and AmWest Director of International Racing Michele MacDonald helped present the trophy for the eighth race on the program, the GBI Welcome Leaders in Racing Handicap.

Fedora, an Irish-bred five-year-old mare by Cape Cross trained by Olivia Maylam and ridden by Cathy Gannon, won the seven-furlong race on the all-weather track for owner Mrs. V. A. Ward.