Racing Post Books / Raceform
Liz has been working with the Racing Post since 2008, managing the Sales, Marketing and PR for their publishing side of the business. Their successes include books such as Mick Fitzgerald’s autobiography, Better Than Sex, Richard Hughes’s autobiography, A Weight Off My Mind, Patrick Veitch’s Enemy Number One, and the Brough Scott edited, McCoy, which was shortlisted for Best Publicity Campaign in 2011 at the Sports Books Awards. In 2011, Warrior: The Amazing Story of a Real War Horse became a major publishing success on the back of a strong PR campaign.
In 2013 the team won William Hill Sports Book of the Year with Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Doping Gang and Henry Cecil: Trainer of Genius was the best-selling racing book of the year.
In recent years, the team have developed the Racing Post Legends Series which has published such titles as Frankel, Henderson’s Heroes, Frankie and Sprinter Sacre.
Injured Jockeys Fund
Liz started work with the Injured Jockeys Fund in 2011.
She initially helped them with their social networking development, setting up Twitter and Facebook sites. She continues to work with the IJF, managing their PR, organising events and having an input into areas of strategy and development. In 2014, the Fund celebrated its 50 year anniversary and Liz worked with the team on events including an official celebration at Aintree racecourse, hosted by HRH The Princess Royal, The Markel Champions Challenge at Olympia and fundraising events at every racecourse in the country.
In 2015, the IJF opened their second respite and rehabilitation centre, Jack Berry House in Malton. Work has now started on Peter O’Sullevan House, their third, which will be open in Newmarket in 2018.
Bob Champion Cancer Trust
Liz began working with The Bob Champion Cancer Trust doing the PR for Bob's 60 60 Racecourse Challenge in 2010. The following year she then worked on the inaugural John Smith’s Aintree Legends Charity Race on Grand National Day in 2011 which celebrated Bob’s fairytale win on Aldaniti 30 years earlier. Run again in 2012 and 2013, the race raised over £225,000 for the Trust.
Liz also played a key role in organising ‘An Evening with Sir Henry Cecil’, a black tie event celebrating the legendary trainer’s life and career. A similar evening was also held in September 2013 to celebrate JonJo O’Neill and in 2015 to celebrate Nicky Henderson. These three events raised in excess of £250,000 for the Trust.
Liz's first project for Richard was his record-breaking South Pole Expedition in 2007/2008. She then went on to project manage his 1000 Mile Challenge in 2009 (the highlight of which had to be taking tea with the Queen!), put together his Strictly Come Dancing deal and did the publicity for his second autobiography, Method in My Madness - all in 2009. Liz manages Richard's corporate and speaking career.
Richard is now working as a successful photo journalist.
Liz and Brough work closely together on the Racing Post and Injured Jockey’s Fund teams. Liz also collaborates on Brough's website and has introduced him to the world of Twitter!
In 2011 they worked together on the highly successful launch of the book Warrior, which became a publishing sensation. In September 2014, Warrior was awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal – the animals’ VC – on behalf of all animals who served in the Great War.
In 2013, Liz and Brough worked on Brough’s book, Henry Cecil: Trainer of Genius which became the best-selling racing book of 2013 selling in excess of 20,000 copies.
In 2017, Brough will return to ITV racing as a guest on the big race days, 44 years after he started working on the original!
Liz helps her good friend Jilly Cooper with her novels centred around racing. Mount, Jilly’s most recent bestseller was launched in September 2016. Jilly remains an icon of the publishing world.
Martin Wills Writing Awards
Liz started working with the Martin Wills Writing Awards in 2013. The Awards were set up to commemorate Martin Wills, a journalist and amateur jockey who died in April 1992, aged 39. Judged every year by a panel of illustrious names, they promote creative writing by young people around a horse racing theme.
Liz has worked on the Mongol Derby, at 1000kms, registered in the Guiness Book of Records as the world’s longest and toughest horse race, since 2013.
She manages the PR for the race each year, following the progress of the 40+ international riders and dealing with media around the world. Riders have included royalty, celebrities, equestrian professionals from many disciplines and charity competitors. Richard Dunwoody is often the official race photographer.
Liz represented Gold Cup-winning jockey and Jilly Cooper’s ‘Brad Pitt of British Racing’ Sam Thomas from 2008 until 2015, managing both his sponsorship and media work.
She also has worked with Timmy Murphy (sponsorship and autobiography), Mick Fitzgerald (book and retirement announcement) and Jim Crowley (sponsorship).
Liz and former Sun Editor Stuart first worked together in 2008 undertaking some work for the British Horseracing Authority with the Kauto Star v Denman Cheltenham Gold Cup clash. Since then, Liz has continued to work with Stuart's team to promote some of his clients including Mark Foster, Denise Lewis, Sharron Davies and Gail Emms.