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

Arc weekend: Abbaye hope Air De Valse takes Cirrus trainer back into G1 spotlight

Melbourne Cup: Hugh Bowman and Kerrin McEvoy called up for Aidan O’Brien hopes

Japan: now for the Triple Crown: it’s so easy for Contrail in St Leger trial

Santa Anita: watch Improbable impress over Maximum Security – plus Princess Noor’s star show

Australia: ‘The best I’ve ever had anything to do with’ – watch how Russian Camelot becomes Cox Plate favourite

World record: legendary jockey Jorge Ricardo hits 13,000 in Brazil

‘It’s like losing a member of the family’ – David Menuisier on the tragic loss of Thundering Blue

New Zealand: belated birthday present with a winner for 91-year-old trainer

Dubai: globetrotting Ryan Curatolo appointed first jockey at Jebel Ali Stables

Fabergino: new chapter in fairytale with G1 start – 10,500 miles away from her Liverpool owners

USA: Tiz The Law to bypass Preakness ahead of Breeders’ Cup Classic

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