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Tanya's Blog December 2016

tanyaStevenson2035
Posted 7 months ago
Colin Tizzard must feel as though he is living a fairytale he must smile every time he looks out the window to his stables or watches the gallops.  Success is something to enjoy.  Indeed, my once upon a time is now at the brink of a happily ever after.  Twenty years with Channel 4 Racing and near forty years in guises from just going racing, working for and as a bookmaker, sending betting shows to betting shops for SIS, writing for the Racing Post and the Daily Record, as well as many other extra curricula activities on various committees regarding betting and racing oh it has been so rewarding and so much fun, but it’s time to reclaim some anonymity, while facing exciting new challenges outside of racing.

Tanya's Blog - September 2016

Stevenson2035
Posted 10 months ago
Thank you for having me, a near 20 years for Channel 4 Racing, 15 of them in vision, it’s been fantastic.  As one of many kind messages sent to me stated, it’s been a great innings!  Now time to walk away from the crease and back to the pavilion with many treasured memories and a life enriched by all the characters met along the way.  But it is the horses that come first, what a privilege to say I was there on many historic occasions for racing. 

Tanya's Blog - June 2016

tanyaStevenson2035
Posted 1 year ago
Fresh from a really dramatic, thrilling, exhilarating and exciting two days at Epsom, I can wait for what’s in store at Royal Ascot.  Epsom on Friday was freezing, well below normal June temperatures and I’m sure a cold is in the offing with me being foolhardy enough to wear a flimsy jacket.  I was determined to uphold the Ladies Day smart dress code.

Tanya's Blog - May 2016

tanyaStevenson2035
Posted 1 year ago
The expectation surrounding Midterm is immense, arguably in part it has compressed his odds for the Dante and Derby.  There is so much dissatisfaction surrounding how the Oaks and Derby Trials have played out and yet for me, there are clues galore and plenty of ‘if only’ scenarios...

Tanya's Blog - April 2016

Stevenson2035
Posted 1 year ago

A tribute to Richard Johnson, preview of the remaining jumps season and a look ahead to the flat.

Tanya's Blog - March 2016

Cheltenham Picture
Posted 1 year ago
The words “that’s unlikely to happen” are hardly going to carry weight at present with LeicesterCity sitting top of the Premiership. Worth bearing in mind despite all the hot pots amidst the 28 Cheltenham Festival races, there are bound to be improbable eventualities that secure dreams coming true.

Hereford to re-open in 2016

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Posted 1 year ago
Arena Racing Company has announced it will be reopening Hereford Racecourse in October 2016.

Tanya's Blog - December 2015

Stevenson2035
Posted 2 years ago
On Monday 7 December I was lucky enough to be at the Horserace Writers and Photographers Awards, where there were some fabulous and heartfelt speeches from deserving victors Alastair Down (Writer of the Year) and John Hunt (Broadcaster of the Year). It was a reminder that life does not revolve around 140 characters. In a world where the pressure for racing to receive any space in newspapers, let alone serious column inches, we have to bang the drum that we have some fantastic storytellers whether in print or on camera. And as for the camera, as they say a picture speaks a thousand words, our snappers are taken for granted and rarely receive the recognition deserved for providing keepsakes and memories of our favourite moments.

Tanya's Blog - September 2015

Stevenson2035
Posted in 2015 Posts; Posted 2 years ago
My heart goes out to Ralph Beckett, Andrea Atzeni and all involved with Simple Verse. Jamie Spencer can be included in the hard done by collective as he suffered the indignity, sorry a similar fate for the same team at Woodbine aboard Secret Gesture. 

Tanya's Blog - August 2015

Stevenson2035
Posted in 2015 Posts; Posted 2 years ago
Connoisseurs of the sport are not convinced this is the best Juddmonte International we’re about to see, but they paw over the figures and will dust down the archives to reveal a race of the highest calibre.  I respect their abacus, but at times their analytical nature misses the point.