Author: Mike Deasy

Some achievement to arrive at an £80m levy

Mike Deasy on the achievement that is an £80m levy yield, a hole in Chester’s sponsorship portfolio, I was an Ascot fashion victim and the 2021 Derby Walk When you consider that the levy...

What they’re not saying

Mike Deasy looks at what candidates seeking election to the Racehorse Owners Association board are not saying, bookmakers staking big money and the hard sell that is British racing It’s that time of year...

Irreplaceable

Mike Deasy on an irreplaceable loss, no wonder the tips are free, the Sunday Times shines in a dearth of racing coverage, and a touch of Tommoballs  Little more than a week after racing...

Basking in the feel good factor

Mike Deasy on a history making Grand National win, the Sun hitting the stupid button, the Times abandoning balanced journalism to attack Denise Coates, signing a great sponsorship deal and a trophy missing the...

Owners Association continues to draw flak

Mike Deasy on more scrutiny for the Racehorse Owners Association, prize money should be just that, the Post’s deft signing and the Doncaster triangle Not for the first time, the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA)...

The Irish question

After a bit of an absence, explained below, Mike Deasy’s Of Course column returns to look at Ireland’s Festival dominance, Rachel Blackmore’s outstanding performance, healthy TV viewing figures and the lingering odour from last...

The year belongs to ITV Racing

Mike Deasy on ITV Racing delivering the goods in a horrible year, John Gosden playing the blame game, Nick Rust leaving the BHA with credit, and the Sky falling in on Post advertising We’ve...

Tier 3 and that’s it for the time being

Mike Deasy on Tier 3 bringing to an end a busy few days at the races, a landmark for the Mirror’s Newsboy, getting behind Hollie and Altior’s late Tingle no-show With London destined for...

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...