After I was made redundant from The City in 1993 with a half decent pay off I persuaded my wife that it was the racecourse, rather than the dealing room, for me and amazingly she agreed with the caveat that I ''got my arse back up in The City as soon as I had done my money.'' Fortunately it lasted a good while, and I ended up making a few quid and a bit of a name for myself for the next 17 years, during which I wrote various columns for RFO, The Sun and The Daily Record.
Koditime has plenty going for him Fri 19 May
Fastnet Tempest ready to hit target Fri 12 May
London-born Paul Mulrennan joined Racing UK as an ambassador in 2015 – a year after he completed his maiden century of winners. Based in Yorkshire, Paul has forged a strong alliance with the likes of Michael Dods, Bryan Smart, Kevin Ryan, Mark Johnston and Paul Midgley. He has enjoyed numerous Group-race success with the likes of Dandino and Moviesta and notched his maiden Group One success via Mecca's Angel in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York this year.
Olivia Fallow is name to remember Thu 4 May
Fire Fighting is as tough as they come Fri 28 Apr
Brought up in West Sussex, Harry Bentley, 24, was initially apprentice to trainer Gary Moore for whom he rode his first winner in January 2010. He was soon catching the eye further afield and in 2013 became second jockey to His Highness Sheikh Fahad al Thani of Qatar and retained rider to trainer Olly Stevens.
Angus has been a presenter for Racing UK since its inception and gained his broadcasting experience with the previous racing channel. His experience training racehorses and breaking in yearlings has proved to be a valuable tool in his analysis of thoroughbred racing and in his broadcasting armoury.
Out Do the bookies with this classy sprinter Tue 23 May
Ribchester ready for Lockinge romp Tue 16 May
Our website, apps and social media editor came to Racing UK in 2012 having worked in the dual role as a sports journalist for The Times and the racing correspondent for The National, the quality daily based in the UAE.
Peter has been a regular presenter on Racing UK since the channel launched in May 2004. He made his Channel 4 debut in August 2003 when co-presenting The Morning Line.
Edinburgh-born Alex was once the Scot studying English at university in Wales with a vocation for teaching before sport and broadcasting came calling. Initially covering horseracing as a young reporter for the Eastern Daily Press, Alex soon moved onto local BBC before relocating to London to work as a presenter and commentator for Ladbrokes Radio. Commentary work at the capital's greyhound tracks quickly followed along with similar roles in football for Arsenal and Chelsea TV.
#JockWan diaries - up off the canvas Thu 27 Apr
The #JockWan dream has died Wed 9 Mar
Ruby Walsh - during the Jumps season
Ruby is one of the most consummate riders of his generation.
Fairyhouse looks natural target for Yorkhill Wed 12 Apr
Aidan Coleman - during the Jumps season
Aidan Coleman (born August 17, 1988) was not born into a racing family, as both his parents were teachers. Being born and raised in Cork, however, he was surrounded by horses and showed natural ability as a rider in his teenage years. He followed his elder brother, Kevin, who won the 2007 Galway Plate, into race-riding in 2007.
Ascot pair both have fair claims Fri 31 Mar
More Of That is the pick of the O’Neill duo Thu 16 Mar
Stephen Molyneux - during the Dubai Carnival
Stephen has spent his whole professional life focused on racing in the UAE.
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24 May 2017