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Michael Elders

  1. The Inside Track with Jessica Harrington - Why Irish Racing is so Strong

    My first interview of the season is aptly with Jessica Harrington, legendary trainer of Moscow Flyer and current Champion Hurdler; Jezki. She was my first ever interviewee for CFI, over 18 months ago and there's a lot to talk about. The National Hunt season is in full flow now so it was good of her to find the time to have chat whilst orchestrating the morning work at her Commonstown Racing Stables. I caught up with news on Jezki, why the Irish are so strong at the big meetings and she kindly gave ...
  2. Alan king – back once again for the renegade master

    As in most sports, there are giants that dominate National Hunt racing; both in terms of success and financial clout. For Man City, Man United and Chelsea, read Henderson, Nicholls and Mullins. Unlike football, unless you are from Lambourn, Ditcheat or County Carlow, the average racing fan forges their allegiances through a variety of non-geographical factors.

    Hearts over minds

    It’s hard not to mention money when talking about many aspects of racing because it is ...