Author: Mike Deasy

Who’s going to spend racing’s £40m?

Mike Deasy on the conundrum of who spends racing’s £40m government aid package  The devil will be in the detail on where racing’s £40m loan from the government will be heading. Early indications are that the racecourses...

Uncomfortable Times for the Jockey Club

Mike Deasy on The Times making life uncomfortable for the Jockey Club When the Jockey Club’s CEO, Delia Bushell, suddenly left the organisation, it was a story that went beyond the racing media due...

Owners association facing mounting pressure

Mike Deasy on the continued pressure faced by the Racehorse Owners Association after the poor response to its ownership strategy document If the Racehorse Owners Association thought their defence of its poorly received report...

It’s another wish list

Mike Deasy on the Racehorse Owners Association coming up with another wish list and not an action plan After criticism for seemingly dragging its heels, the Racehorse Owners Association has finally published its Ownership Covid...

John Oxx – a trainer nonpareil

Mike Deasy, sitting in for Gary McKenzie, says racing won’t be the same without John Oxx’s name on the racecard – a trainer nonpareil The final weeks of John Oxx’s training career are counting down...

Cheltenham hit by sponsor departures

Mike Deasy on sponsor departures from Cheltenham, bookie departures from Oddschecker and wealth departures in Ireland In another blow to the Jockey Club, Cheltenham is having to find two new sponsors for the Festival....

Information overload

Mike Deasy, sitting in for Gary McKenzie, on suffering from seconditis, information overload, saying farewell to the Timeform annuals, and revealing family secrets This week I’ve succumbed to “seconditis” which has undone a lot...

Full of promise

Mike Deasy, sitting in for Gary McKenzie, on the promise of future stars and the jumps season I’m going to be deputising on and off over the next few weeks for Gary McKenzie who...

So, what happens now with William Hill?

Mike Deasy on a likely purchase of William Hill by Caesars Casinos and what happens next for the British business Casino operator Caesars Palace appear to be in the driving seat to acquire UK bookmaker...