Fred Winter, Probably one of the greatest Jockey come Trainers' of our generation (Part One, The Jockey)

On 20th September 1926 at Andover in Hampshire, Frederick Thomas Winter was born.

His father Fred Senior won The Epsom Oaks on Cherimoya at the very young age of 16 in 1911. 2,049 more words


BHA chairman pays tribute to departing chief executive Paul Bittar

By Simon Jackson.

British Horseracing Authority (BHA) chairman Steve Harman has paid tribute to departing chief executive Paul Bittar who is leaving the organisation early next year. 781 more words

Horse Racing News

1987 Buick Grand National

1987 was the last year for the Regal and the Grand National, but Buick decided to go out with a bang (although the rear wheel drive G-body platform would last one more year until 1988). 651 more words


John Burke (1953 - 1995)

Not only was he a tremendous workmanlike jockey, John Burke one of the most likeable guys around.

John Martin Burke was born on 18th February 1953, in County Meath the mid-east of Ireland. 774 more words


The Night I Faced an Ecuadorian Firing Squad

‘Squad’ might be a tad generous.

There were, to the best of my memory, only three rifles aimed at us from the high walls that enclosed the palatial home of… 1,488 more words


Terry Biddlecombe (1941- 2014) A Racing Enigma

                Terence Walter Biddlecombe was born on 2nd February 1941, in the City of Gloucester.

The possibilities of Terry becoming a jockey were double fold from the day of his birth, his mother Nancy a keen racing enthusiast who also rode to hounds. 883 more words