Author: Gary McKenzie

Torqautor wins but will he get due credit?

Gary McKenzie looks back at last Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and doubts the winner will get full credit Sassafras, Star Appeal, Urban Sea, Marienbard, Solemia, and Trempolino. All of these horses won...

The Arc: 101 years of history

Gary McKenzie looks back at 100+ years of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the great winners, the extraordinary stories and the controversies This Sunday we will see the latest renewal of the Prix...

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...