Brian Paul’s lifetime in racing recognised at York

Brian Paul accepts his Lifetime In Racing Award from Racing Welfare trustee Venetia Wrigley DL 2

On Friday 7th October RaceTech’s Brian Paul celebrated a stellar career spanning almost 50 years as he was awarded Racing Welfare’s Northern Lifetime in Racing Award.

Brian enjoyed a day at York Races with his family and friends, his first time visiting the racecourse as a racegoer. He said: 

I had a great day at York celebrating my 50 years at RaceTech – it just doesn’t seem like any time has passed! I’d like to thank British racing, York racecourse and RaceTech for giving me a lovely day, I’m very pleased, happy and chuffed.”

The Lifetime in Racing Awards identifies those individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the racing industry throughout their careers. Nominations were invited from across the industry as part of a national campaign earlier in the year, with Kate Hills nominating Brian Paul on behalf of the whole team at RaceTech. Kate said: 

Brian is a highly respected leader and true team player. Always behind the scenes, Brian is one of the unsung heroes who always goes the extra mile in order to deliver at the highest level.”

Brian Paul
Brian Paul accepts his Lifetime In Racing Award from Racing Welfare

Also recognised for her contribution to the sport was York Racecourse’s Karen Dunbar. Karen joined the racecourse over 40 years ago. She was highly commended following a nomination from the racecourse’s chief executive and clerk of the course, William Derby: 


Karen is an amazing part of the team, a great ambassador. She’s got an amazing touch with customers. No problem is too small or too big to be dealt with.”

William Derby

Karen will enjoy a day at a racecourse later in the year, where she will also receive her award.

About Racing Welfare

Racing Welfare is the only charity that supports all of racing’s people – including stud, stable and racecourse staff. The work also includes supporting those working in associated professions – from their recruitment right through to retirement. The charity provides a wide range of advice and guidance services, all of which are completely confidential and non-judgmental. Support is available for a wide range of life’s challenges, including physical health, mental health, bereavement, careers advice, housing, money advice, illness, addiction, relationships and retirement. Racing Welfare’s services are nationally accessible with roving Welfare Officers covering the whole of the country.  

The charity owns 164 units of accommodation across the UK. It provides housing for young people working in racing and those who have retired.

Racing’s Support Line allows people to contact the charity online as well as through a 24hr telephone line.   

Racing’s Support Line: 0800 6300 443


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