About HRP

Righteous dudes doing news and stuff about horse racing – British-based, global-looking. 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 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 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. A regular blogger for At The Races, contributor to Thoroughbred Racing Commentary and columnist for Al Adiyat magazine, he gets it last and he hopes it’s right. He’s also a former winner of the Breeders’ Cup Joe Hirsch Award for Outstanding Writing.

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