Author: Mike Deasy

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Racing Heroes: Lester Piggott

Mike Deasy adds Lester Piggott to the line-up in our Racing Heroes series Is it incongruous to have as a hero someone who spent a year in prison for tax fraud? It’s not something...

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Fingers crossed we’re good for 1 June

Mike Deasy on the resumption of racing getting ever closer – all being well With fingers and everything else crossed, racing will resume in Britain in just over a week’s time, with Ireland hopefully...

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Opinions need to be constructive

Mike Deasy on planning racing’s resumption and the need for constructive opinions There wasn’t much that racing’s “senior executives” could say after the government published its Our Plan to Rebuild document, announced by prime...

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He doesn’t get it, does he?

Mike Deasy returns to the Ralph Beckett controversy – still misplaced, still mistimed, still misinformed When these scribblings first looked at the process for getting racing back on the road in the midst of...

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Mistimed, misplaced and misinformed

Mike Deasy on crass questions and misinformed trainers With no action to report, sports media is finding the lockdown somewhat challenging, and racing is no exception. Some are rising to the challenge, not least...

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Racing Heroes: Sir Peter O’Sullevan

Mike Deasy starts a new Racing Hub series on Racing Heroes – beginning with Sir Peter O’Sullevan Peter O’Sullevan and Clive Graham were my uncles. Well, that’s what it seemed like to a four-year-old,...

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Food for thought for bookmakers

Mike Deasy on food for thought for bookmakers I like food. Thinking about it. Cooking it. Eating it. And, especially, eating it in restaurants. I also like reading about eating in restaurants. But, with...

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You have to live in the real world

Mike Deasy on the need to live in the real world when seeking financial support and clear thinking on prize-money A week ago, these scribblings predicted a difficult PR journey for racing to get...