Author: Mike Deasy

Windsor cuts off the grandstand

Mike Deasy on Windsor’s lamentable decision to cast their grandstand adrift, mid-tier bookies feeling the squeeze, mixed fortunes in getting a Guinness, and more Older readers of these scribblings will probably remember the Silver...

Name dropping a good call by Arena

Mike Deasy on Arena Racing’s decision to drop online gaming from race names, in sharp contrast to the Jockey Club’s online deal A week after the Jockey Club made its much-criticised announcement that it...

The Cheltenham Gold Cup’s sparkling new sponsor

Mike Deasy on the Cheltenham Gold Cup’s sparkling new sponsor, Shishkin turns on the after-burner, racing’s clash with rugby, Ascot’s new annual members facility disappoints, and more train trouble for racegoers After a year...

Henderson makes us wait to see Constitution Hill

Mike Deasy on Nicky Henderson sending Constitution Hill direct to Cheltenham, BBC racing coverage under fire, Lingfield’s Winter Million in search of sponsors, obstacles to going racing, and more Constitution Hill, the runaway victor...

The BHA taking too long to deal with complaints

Mike Deasy on the BHA taking too long to deal with complaints, more facile remarks on improving racing, five years of ITV Racing, a much-needed boost for the Racing Leagure, and more  Five years...

Bryony knows who her friends are

Mike Deasy on Sandown’s support for Bryony Frost, Lydia Hislop hitting out at “awful journalism”, Ascot shocks its annual members, throwing toys out of the pram and more The greeting afforded Bryony Frost (pictured)...

Another unpleasant raceday experience

Mike Deasy on Arc moving the furniture around, another unpleasant raceday experience, a less than satisfactory weekend’s racing at Cheltenham, the Post’s awards domination and more News that the All-weather Championship Day at Lingfield...