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Gowland appointed communications and marketing manager

New role begins in March

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The British European Breeders' Fund has appointed Rachael Gowland to the new role of marketing and communications manager.

Gowland is currently marketing and sponsorship manager of Shadwell in Europe and previously worked at the National Stud for six years. She will take up her new role in March.

Gowland said: "I am excited to be taking on the challenge and responsibility of marketing the British European Breeders' Fund. The BEBF is a vital source of support and investment for British racing and I am delighted to have the opportunity to develop the programme of race sponsorship and work with stallion masters to promote the aims of the BEBF fully within the industry.

"I have enjoyed my three and a half years with Shadwell enormously and am very grateful for the opportunities and support that Richard Lancaster and the team have afforded me. It is a great source of pride to have worked for one of the world's greatest owner-breeder establishments."

Philip Mitchell, who succeeds Philip Freedman as British EBF chairman, added: "We are delighted to announce that Rachael Gowland will be joining us. Rachael is exceptionally well qualified for this new role within the British EBF with a deep interest in racing and bloodstock and is well regarded within the industry.

"At the end of last year, following a restructure, Candy Fisher and Susan Carroll left their part-time positions; they had been an integral part of the EBF for many years and we wish them both well.

"Rachael's role will be committed to ensuring that our sponsorship throughout Great Britain will be communicated and promoted well and I am certain she will prove to have a very positive influence on this."

Former EBF chief executive Sam Sheppard said of his past colleagues Fisher and Carroll: "I'd like to pay tribute to two ladies who served the EBF for a remarkably long time and their service should be recognised as one of immense value to the racing and breeding industry."

I am excited to be taking on the challenge and responsibility of marketing the British European Breeders' Fund.
E.W. Terms