About HRP

News and other 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.

Latest stories on the Horse Racing Planet …

GB: Martin Dwyer joins Hollie Doyle on team of Authorized owner Imad Al Sagar

Tokyo tragedy: heart failure claims life of Saudi Derby hero Pink Kamehameha mid-race

Australia: Sydney stewards DQ Zaaki and fine Annabel Neasham over positive test

Royal Ascot: all you need as Love is all heart to defy layoff in Prince of Wales’s Stakes

Royal Ascot: Palace Pier shows he’s world’s best in Queen Anne – but Poetic Flare steals the show

News flashes: Gerard Melancon and Karl Broberg hit the big numbers, first Group win for Marie Velon and more

NZ: ‘You’re dead ****, watch your back’ – jockey Jason Waddell gets 10-year ban for threat to kill

USA: Kentucky Derby designate Mandaloun gets home after scare at whipless Monmouth Park

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