Author: Mike Deasy

Promoting racing: just get on with it

Mike Deasy on the promotion of racing, when is a banned substance not a banned substance, National Racehorse Week a hit, more fixtures mean more problems, and more There’s been some discussion recently on...

Another black mark for Ascot

Mike Deasy on another black mark for Ascot, the sport’s a winner in Sussex, missing a chance to sell tickets, jump jockeys silks poster is a winner, a final thoughts on the Racing League:...

Racing should embrace the music

Mike Deasy on embracing racing’s music nights, mixed fortunes for racing’s summer initiatives, it’s not all glossy for the sport’s magazines, Fitzdare’s St Leger gaff, and more Because Goodwood and York recently played out...

York – a pleasure to be back

Mike Deasy on the joy of returning to York, a bookmaker’s costly birthday greeting, excellent coverage in the Post (no, not that one), and needing something to complain about Since the Derby at Epsom...

What has Ascot got to be pleased about?

Mike Deasy on Ascot’s misplaced delight, meeting old friends, Irish racing’s unfair crowd control, Newbury will have to be on its guard and more Ebor Day at York next Saturday is all but a...

League division

Mike Deasy on the shortcomings of the Racing League and Goodwood’s failure to prevent violence It’s a big week for “team racing” and I rather wish it wasn’t. Saturday sees the Shergar Cup which,...

Cry god for Adayar, the Derby and King George

Mike Deasy on Adayar’s boost for the Derby and King George, why the Racing Post is hard to get, scruitiny needed for Animal Aid’s Panorama claims and Ascot’s clear-out irks racegoers After the Derby...

Will Flutter dispose of anything else?

  Mike Deasy on will Flutter sell anything else after Oddschecker, Ascot moves to placate annual members, racecourses opt for vague Covid rules, it still looks like a struggle for the Racing League and...