#BettingPeople – Ed Arkell (Part 1)
Goodwood’s Clerk of the Course since 2017, ED ARKELL has been a part of the course since, when he started helping out on racedays. Introduced to this side of the industry by Simon Claisse, the Clerk of the Course at Cheltenham, who gave him a job at university driving a vet there, he’s responsible for not only the ground conditions but the safe and effective running of racedays at Goodwood. In this week’s interview, he goes behind the scenes on a raceday with Hannah Baycroft. Meeting Ed Arkell.
In Part 1, Ed takes Hannah through the responsibilities he has as Clerk of the Course, how he got into the job, and the various factors that go into producing and maintain suitable ground.