Interview: PATRICK MASTERSON Patrick served almost a decade in the army before becoming managing director of independent racecourse and Britain’s most southernly, Newton Abbot. In this single interview he talks about the problems facing courses like his, including media rights, betting, abandonments and funding. Meeting Patrick Masterson.
PATRICK MASTERSON (part 1 of 1)
In this one-off interview, Patrick Masterson, the Managing Director of Newton Abbot racecourse talks about the challenges independent racecourses face in the current climate. He discusses media rights, advertising, the importance of ‘Millennials’, the difficulty facing on-course bookmakers, how hard racecourses are hit when they lose meetings and where he’d like to be in 5 years.