About HRP

OK boomer, we’re pale, stale and male but we’re trying to be righteous dudes and we do news and stuff about the wild and wacky world of horse racing. Our contributors include:

Jon Lees

A familiar face on the track with notepad and tape recorder, racing newshound Jon Lees is an award-winning reporter who has spent more than 30 years on horse racing’s frontline, firstly for Britain’s national news agency, the Press Association, where he was chief racing correspondent, and 20 years with the Racing Post as senior news reporter.

He has covered multiple editions of the world’s great races, including the Derby, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Breeders’ Cup, as well as the Dubai World Cup. He has not written any books. He gets it first and he gets it right.

Nicholas Godfrey

International racing expert Nicholas Godfrey has been described (largely by himself, admittedly) as the sport’s answer to Bill Bryson. He has been racing in nearly 50 different countries across six continents, details of which have been collected in two books: On The Racing Road (2007) and Postcards From The World Of Horse Racing (2017).

He spent 28 years and 51 weeks at the Racing Post in a number of different roles – front-line reporter, columnist, news editor, features writer, features editor, deputy editor and international editor. He gets it last and he hopes it’s right.

Latest stories on the Horse Racing Planet

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July Cup takeaway: Son of my father – landmark success for Cieren Fallon on Oxted

July Cup: ‘I can’t believe I’ve won a G1 as an apprentice’ – Cieren Fallon on his victory with Oxted

USA: Luis Saez taken off mounts in middle of Keeneland card owing to coronavirus

Germany: Andrasch Starke has Deutsches Derby record in sights on Wonderful Moon

USA: Dubai dirt star Midnight Sands joins Brendan Walsh on Breeders’ Cup mission

GB: See what 3.5m guineas buys you as Darain scores by nearly five lengths on debut

Australia: 81 horses set for disqualification in Aquanita doping scandal

Nicholas Godfrey on the Derby: Serpentine – a plausible winner in an implausible race?

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Emmet McNamara: ‘I didn’t expect to be sitting here’ – his Derby win in his own words

Canterbury fails: the day I blew $2,000 in a high-stakes betting competition