Author: Mike Deasy

How bad does it have to get?

Mike Deasy on the inadequacies of racing’s leadership and direction, sponsor worries for the Derby, The Sunday Times hits the depths with Michael Owen piece, and more Well, that didn’t last long. Just days...

Will racing go back behind closed-doors?

Mike Deasy on low crowd numbers and what racecourses might do, culling the race programme, retraining racehorses, Windsor’s u-turn, and more It shouldn’t come as too much a surprise that racecourse attendances are in...

Battle lines drawn over culling 300 races

Mike Deasy on what it means to be a winning jockey, the bust-up between Arena Racecourses and the Jockey Club, getting sensible about dress codes, forgetting racegoers in the five-day Festival debate, and more...

A little local difficulty for York racecourse

Mike Deasy on York’s Ebor meeting title sponsor going bust, racecourses fuelling the sport’s drink problem, Ed Whitaker posts 35 years as the sport’s top snapper, runners desert Newmarket, racegoers desert Ascot, and more...

Racing meets Jurassic Park

Mike Deasy on the Jurassic attitudes at Robbie Dunne’s appeal, bet365’s National nightmare, a date with racing’s rich history, keeping up the fight against draconian betting regulation, and more  Something went horribly wrong at...