Category: Of Course

Mike Deasy’s racing column.

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...

Racing deserved better than this sloppy journalism

Mike Deasy on sloppy journalism at The Guardian, Chelmsford one stop away from being a proper racecourse, good reasons for trainers to reject prizemoney offer, and more  “Cheltenham’s Covid controversy rears its head again...

Racing is for everyone

  Mike Deasy on the promotion of racing, where it leaves a lot to be desired and how it can be done better Racing is promoted by a number of bodies and commercial organisations....

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:...