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 …

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Canadian International: Walton Street out on his own as Frankie Dettori lands record fourth win

Australia: Jamie Kah out until end of January after second ban over COVID-19 breach

USA: Bolshoi Ballet rerouted to Belmont Park by Aidan O’Brien for Jockey Club Derby

Royal Ascot: Wesley Ward’s new mission for Qatar Racing

Canada: Desert Encounter embarks on hat-trick mission after two-year wait

Italy: jockey Fabio Branca suspended for 40 days over fight that put Claudio Colombi in hospital

Australia: Melbourne Cup favourite Incentivise extends win streak with G1 victory on debut for Peter Moody

Serpentine: Derby hero to join Joseph O’Brien after sale to record Melbourne Cup winner Lloyd Williams

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe: Yutaka Take ready to fulfil owner’s dream on Broome or Japan

Joining the exodus: Top Rank sold to Australia to to join Zaaki trainer Annabel Neasham

Germany: Torquator Tasso lays down his Arc credentials in Grosser Preis von Baden

Breeders’ Cup: ‘He is better than he’s ever been’ – Jockey Club winner Max Player to train up to Classic

Sydney surprise: Aidan O’Brien eyes Everest Carnival with 1,000 Guineas winner Mother Earth

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