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All rise for racing’s MP

All rise for racing’s MP

How do you enjoy being an MP for West Suffolk, which includes part of Newmarket, and do you find it easy relating to racing people? I love being MP for West Suffolk and having Newm...

The quiet achiever

The quiet achiever

One hundred years ago, a grey colt by Roi Herode was foaled in County Kildare. Named The Tetrarch, his spotted coat stood him apart from others, as did his achievements on the racecou...

The man on a golden run

The man on a golden run

It’s been quite a 12 months for your breeding operation with full siblings Ladies Are Forever and Hoof It winning big prizes. Which result has given you most pleasure? It’s been a...

Do the figures add up?

Do the figures add up?

This summer’s domination of the premier all-aged clashes by three-year-olds has inevitably given rise to renewed calls for an overhaul of the weight-for-age scale. Few are sugges...

Championship by stealth

Championship by stealth

Silvestre de Sousa was halfway through what would be a long and difficult day. Without a winner after three poor rides at Brighton, he would endure the same fate at Kempton’s evenin...

Driven to succeed

Driven to succeed

You have recently been appointed President of the ROA. What are the organisation’s immediate priorities and long-term objectives? We need to arrest the decline of British racing by p...

Noble Ability

Noble Ability

Out in the yard, identified from milling third lot by salty hair and neat spectacles framing quizzical eyes, he moved with long purposeful strides, as if stalking on a favourite Scott...

Passion of the heartland

Passion of the heartland

More than a century has passed since the first horse races – contests organised by the nearby military academy to test their soldiers’ horsemanship – were run at Stromsholm. ...

Hooked on adrenalin

Hooked on adrenalin

After finishing third behind Frankel in the 2,000 Guineas, Olivier Peslier looked directly at the clerk of the scales on weighing in and exclaimed loudly: “Objection! Objection!”...

Tribute to Sadler’s Wells

Tribute to Sadler’s Wells

Thirty years ago, if an owner or trainer wished to give himself the best chance of buying a yearling with genuine pretensions to winning the Derby, he was obliged to head to Kentucky...

Investing in the Derby

Investing in the Derby

What is it that makes the Derby and Investec such a good fit? Paradoxically, it is the fact that we are so opposite. We are not a blue-blooded British organisation and our origins come...

Look forward, not back

Look forward, not back

You can imagine him portrayed on one of those cigarette cards of the 1920s or 1930s – this scrupulously neat figure, his trilby sharp as the bow of a clipper, binoculars slung over...

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