Category: Horse Racing Articles

Pat Smullen: top jockey, great man

Gary McKenzie pays tribute to Pat Smullen  To get to the top of your chosen profession you need to have a steely determination. And to stay there you have to intensify your focus. Pat...

Thoughts on a magical weekend

Gary McKenzie with his take on a magical weekend’s racing in Britain, Ireland and France, the answers it provided and the new questions it posed I love horse racing but would never call myself...

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It was all going so well at Donny

  The Secret Racegoer gets through the trials of online ordering to enjoy a brief return to the races at Donny The Secret Racegoer doesn’t have a great track record with online ordering, witness...

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This girl is on fire

Gary McKenzie on jockey landmarks We must congratulate Jim Crowley and Andrea Atzeni on reaching milestones this week. Crowley reached two 2,000 winners on Sunday and Atzeni rode his 1,000th British winner on Thursday....

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The Racing Hub Round-up: the week’s top stories

The Racing Hub Round-up: your briefing on the week’s top stories Racing and Racecourses Delia Bushell has left her position as the Jockey Club group chief executive following a report by an independent barrister which...

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It’s a celebration

Gary McKenzie on the top winners of Goodwood’s Celebration Mile As some of you may know I am a big fan of Brigadier Gerard. In my opinion he is the greatest British trained horse...