Author: Gary McKenzie

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Bloodlines

Gary McKenzie on the importance of bloodlines Oxted emulated his sire Mayson when winning the July Cup last weekend. His grand sire was Choisir who was second behind top sprinter Oasis Dream in this...

All hail Aiden, King of Epsom 0

All hail Aiden, King of Epsom

Gary McKenzie on a Derby that’s going to be hard to forget The Derby is always memorable. And this year’s renewal will be hard to forget. The winner was a five lengths victor yet...

Royal Ascot 2020 – great races, great horses 0

Royal Ascot 2020 – great races, great horses

Gary McKenzie look back at a Royal Ascot that produced great races for great horses I could be inviting some criticism here but I did not miss the fashion segments at Royal Ascot last...

What might have been 0

What might have been

Gary McKenzie follows up his look at horses who were not quite good enough to achieve greatness,  with those horses whose promising careers were cut short I am going to start with a couple...

Never the bride – the very good horses who never hit greatness 0

Never the bride – the very good horses who never hit greatness

Never the bride – Gary McKenzie on the very good horses who never quite hit greatness There will always be debate about who would win in an imaginary race between legends from different generations...

Gary McKenzie’s Cheltenham Awards 0

Gary McKenzie’s Cheltenham Awards

Gary McKenzie hands out the awards for Cheltenham 2020 Due to the current health crisis, racing is on hold in Britain for now. The fact we have to do without the sport we love...

We fall, and still we rise 0

We fall, and still we rise

I am a bit of a geek. I know a fair bit of trivia. And I am the sort of annoying person who can find connections between things, no matter how tenuous. I could...

Highs and lows 0

Highs and lows

Gary McKenzie on the emotional highs and lows of racing There were worrying scenes at Ascot last week after the top-rated chaser, Cyrname, fell at the last fence. It was a horrible fall (as...