PA Images enters photography partnership with The Jockey Club

Jockey Jack Kennedy in the changing rooms during Ladies Day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Photo credit should read: David Davies/The Jockey Club via PA Images
PA Images press release – 20 March, 2019
  • As well as editorial coverage of flagship horseracing fixtures during 2019, The Jockey Club will have access to PA Images’ extensive picture library
  • The Jockey Club is the latest major sporting body to partner with PA Images

PA Images, home to the prestigious picture collection from the UK’s national news agency, has been selected as a photography partner of The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing and one of the UK’s leading leisure companies.

PA Images’ award-winning photographers and onsite picture editors will provide daily coverage for The Jockey Club’s flagship horseracing events during 2019 –The Randox Health Grand National (Aintree), Investec Derby Festival (Epsom Downs) and the Moët & Chandon July Festival (Newmarket). The partnership began this month with coverage of The Festival, presented by Magners (Cheltenham).

As well as capturing all the sporting action, PA Images’ photographers will provide lifestyle imagery covering all aspects of a day at the races. Pictures of the hospitality, entertainment and visitors at each racecourse will be used by The Jockey Club to promote the sport on their websites, social media channels and printed material.

The partnership also sees The Jockey Club gain access to PA Images’ picture archive, which dates back to 1863, for use on its digital and social media channels.

Stephen Munday, Managing Director of PA Images, said:

“Our coverage of horseracing is unrivalled in the industry, and like The Jockey Club, preserving the heritage of the sport is of particular importance to us. This new partnership creates a great opportunity for PA Images to further enrich its horseracing portfolio by capturing every single element of a day at the races.

“By working as an extension of the team at The Jockey Club, we aim to make the sport accessible to millions of fans in the UK and to bring in new audiences from around the world.

“We are delighted to welcome The Jockey Club to the prestigious number of sporting bodies working with PA Images to bring powerful images from their events to customers internationally.”

Barry Rabbetts, Group Head of Media at The Jockey Club, said:

“We’re excited to be working with PA Images and look forward to them playing an important role in how we showcase our major events in 2019, starting with the Festival at Cheltenham this month.

“As well as delivering images for our own channels, PA Images will be providing behind-the-scenes coverage from our biggest race days to worldwide media and global audiences. 

“We are also looking forward to utilising PA Images’ extensive archive on The Jockey Club’s social media and digital platforms to bring to life the sport’s rich history and fantastic stories. This will give racing and sports fans the chance to relive some of their favourite moments from years gone by.”

The Jockey Club is the latest sporting body to partner with the business; in 2018 Sport England selected PA Images as photography partner. PA Images also continues to work with The Professional Footballers Association, British Triathlon, the Scottish Football Association and the Clipper Round The World Race.

Notes to Editors

Visit to view PA Image’s coverage highlights from the Cheltenham festival (10 -13 March 2019). 

About PA Images

PA Images is a leading provider of news, entertainment, royal, lifestyle and sports photography. The organisation has an archive charting more than 100 years delivering over 20 million images supported by a network of over 65 international picture agencies, supplying up-to-the minute photography on major stories across the UK and around the world.

PA Images is part of the PA Group. Headquartered in London, PA Group incorporates news, information and communications businesses. It is the home of the Press Association – the UK’s leading multimedia news – along with several other specialist media companies. These include TV metadata provider, EBS; Globelynx, which provides TV-ready remotely monitored camera systems for corporate clients to connect with TV news organisations; Sticky Content, a full-service digital creative and social agency; StreamAMG, a video streaming business; and TNR, a broadcast communications consultancy. It also owns a stake in Alliance News, which provides real time updates for financial professionals, Baize Group, a leading provider of automotive content, events and PR services, and the social video creation platform, Wochit.

PA Group has 26 shareholders, made up mainly of UK national and regional newspaper publishers. The largest shareholders include dmg media Limited, News UK plc, Trinity Mirror plc and UBM plc.

About The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club is one of the largest commercial group’s in British horseracing and spectator sport. The organisation was founded in 1750 with headquarters in central London and turned over £201.1 million in 2017. The group operates 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live, Jockey Club Services and the charity, Racing Welfare.

The club holds live music, food and entertainment staging thrilling sporting events including the Randox Health Grand National, and The Cheltenham Festival presented by Magners and The Investec Derby.

Picture credit: Jockey Jack Kennedy in the changing rooms during Ladies Day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.  ©David Davies / The Jockey Club via PA Images