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Welcome to Stephen Wallis Media.

Stephen Wallis Media is the home of “The Paddock and The Pavilion” Podcast and sporting blogs by Stephen Wallis, freelance journalist and sporting podcaster.

Stephen is a passionate sports fan with a focus on cricket and horse racing.

Whether you’re a casual sports fan or a die-hard enthusiast, Stephen Wallis Media brings you stories to inspire and inform you.

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The Paddock And The Pavilion

The Paddock and The Pavilion began in July 2020 with the aim of bringing inspiring and historical stories to listeners all around the world.

Every week Stephen Wallis talks with the sports stars from Newmarket and around the World on his two biggest sporting loves Cricket and Horse Racing.

With horse racing and cricket, Stephen has spoken to some of the leading stars in both sports – from Classic winning jockey, now trainer, Joseph O’Brien, to legendary West Indian fast bowler Michael Holding talking about his book ‘Why We Kneel, How We Rise’ (episode 73). 

In the Paddock, Stephen led the campaign to gain recognition for Ellen Chaloner, the first woman trainer, (episodes 109 & 182). The inaugural Ellen Chaloner Stakes was run on Saturday 6 May at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course.

Stephen has also collaborated with Great British Racing International for three Royal Ascot featured podcasts.

In the Pavilion there are regular shows following England’s men’s and women’s Test match progress with cricket experts Roland Butcher and Kathryn Leng, both of whom played Test cricket for England.

Stephen also has a close connection with the FairBreak movement, whose mission is to progress gender equality on a truly global scale, using cricket as its primary vehicle.

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Featured Podcasts

Horse Racing – The Paddock

On International Women’s Day we would like to give ‘Tribute to a Trailblazer’ Ellen Chaloner, the first woman trainer.

Against the odds she took over the reins at Osborne House, Newmarket. Within twelve months she had trained the filly Jersey Lily to win a race at Royal Ascot.

Although she retired officially as a trainer in 1894 Ellen remained involved with the sport until her death in March 1944 aged 98.

Enjoy the story of this remarkable woman who is now receiving the recognition she deserves in the history of the turf.
Trailblazing female racehorse trainer honoured in Newmarket on International Womens Day (

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Ellen Challoner on Horse

Cricket – The Pavilion

Legendary West Indian fast bowler of the 1970s & 1980s and former Sky Sports Cricket commentator Michael Holding talks passionately about his new book ‘Why we kneel, how we rise’.

Michael reveals why he came to write the book which covers his own experiences of racism and those of other iconic sporting superstars, Usain Bolt, Thierry Henry, Michael Johnson and many more. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in May 2020 Michael highlights the key message of education and the need for more open conversations on racism. As the book cover says – It will shock, educate, and inspire you.

Michael Holding book Why We Kneel, How We Rise.

Racehorse Ownership – Vantage Point Racing Club

Check out the Vantage Point Racing Club Podcast for all you ever wanted to know about racehorse ownership and more with Ilka Gansera-Lévêque and Stephen Wallis.

Latest Podcast

Ilka is joined by her co-host Stephen Wallis and Vantage Point Racing Club member Debbie Nicholls to discuss all the latest news from Saint Wendred’s.

The success of Art and Horse Racing in early May 2023 has now evolved into a permanent fine art gallery

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