The Paddock – Horse Racing Podcast
International Horse Racing & Cricket podcast hosted by Stephen Wallis.
Listen in as I talk with the sports’ stars from Newmarket & around the world.
Looking for a horse racing podcast? “The Paddock and The Pavilion” covers both horse racing and cricketing stories of interest.
In The Paddock, I have spoken to jockeys, trainers, chief executives commentators, journalists, authors, film directors, racing historians, stud managers, extreme adventurers and work riders. A range as wide as 17 year old O’Shane Marsh, a work rider at Charlie Fellowes yard in Newmarket to 95 year old Classic winning jockey Ron Hutchinson from Australia.
I have focused on the racing careers of some of the most famous horses in the history of the turf. Arkle, Frankel and Secretariat.
Probably our most frequent guest has been former jockey and BBC racing presenter Richard Pitman who has entertained us with his stories.
Keep listening for more inspiring stories.
Join us every Sunday to hear inspiring stories from the world of horse racing and cricket, with sports stars from Newmarket and beyond.
On the subject of stories I have covered the saving of Park Lane stables with their manager Natalie O’Rourke in Teddington, ‘The Road to Recovery in five parts with jockey Gavin Ashton, who after a compound fracture of his leg in March 2022 was back riding a winner in less than three months, and the quest to gain proper recognition for Ellen Chaloner, the first woman trainer, in ‘A Tribute to a Trailblazer’. Our live podcast on International Women’s Day is now available via video on our YouTube Channel.
And if you are looking for inspiration listen to Jacob Pritchard-Webb in ‘Pushing through the Barriers’.
You will ALSO find interviews with:
- Josh Apiafi
- Rab Havlin
- Felix Francis
- Gay Kelleway
- Joseph O’Brien
- Natalie O’Rourke (Park Lane Stables)
- Richard Pitman
- Lucinda Russell
- Sulekha Varma
- Tabitha Worsley
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The Blog – Recent Posts
- What Makes Royal Ascot SpecialThis blog post written for the National Horse Racing Museum discusses what makes Royal Ascot special, according to trainers, jockeys, an owner, a racing historian, and several people closely associated …
- History of the Craven StakesThe Craven Stakes was first run in 1771 and was named after Jockey Club member William Craven, the 6th Baron Craven. At the beginning, the race was a weight for …
- The Race That Never WasIn the 1993 Grand National at Aintree, jockey Charlie Swan rode Cahervillahow to what he thought was a second-place finish. However, the race had been declared void due to a …
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