Woman on a new track

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The Independent Online
A businesswoman will take over next month as managing director of United Racecourses, which runs Epsom, Kempton and Sandown, it was announced yesterday. Sue Ellen, 47, is a keen owner - in partnership with her husband, she has had horses in training with Kim Bailey, Ian Balding and Ben Hanbury.

Ellen is a former executive director of BUPA and a non-executive director of the supermarket chain ASDA. Her predecessor at United Racecourses, Edward Gillespie, is to remain on the board as director of racing at Epsom.

Gillespie will concentrate on the reshaping of the Derby meeting and will oversee the development of Cheltenham.