Author: Gary McKenzie

The “Daddy”

Gary McKenzie looks back at the career of  “The Daddy”, Galileo, There was sad news with the passing of super stallion Galileo. He was champion sire every year between 2010 and 2020 and was,...

Eclipse memories

P Gary McKenzie looks back at past Eclipse Stakes I was very fortunate in that, around the time I really started to take an interest in horseracing, there were some fantastic horses in their...

Oh so close

Gary McKenzie on a week of close calls, including a decent Placepot  I have watched last weeks 2000 Guineas again and again, and I am convinced Master Of The Seas was unlucky. Not unlucky...

Salute the Brigadier

Gary McKenzie looks back to the 1971 Guineas when Brigadier Gerard swept past Mill Reef “It was fifty years ago today” to paraphrase Lennon and McCartney. Just like today, the 2000 Guineas of 1971...

Irish eyes were smiling

Gary McKenzie looks back on the Cheltenham Festival 2021 and picks out his highlights  I am biased but oddnce again the Cheltenham Festival delivered. In spades. There is always drama. There are always brilliant...

Truly a Prince among men

Gary McKenzie pays tribute to Prince Khalid Abdullah, a great man of the turf and a man of great loyalty The thoroughbred world lost one of its biggest and most influential supporters this week...

She was gold standard

Gary McKenzie pays tribute to Goldikova Top miler Goldikova has died at the age of 16. The Freddie Head-trained mare was a bona fide superstar. She won 17 of her 27 races, and 14...