Interview ANDREW GEMMELL: A racing household name as the owner of Paisley Park. Andrew was born blind but that hindrance hasn’t stopped him in life. ‘Warned off for galloping, horse riding as a youngster, two marathons, standing in the terraces at West Ham, in the thick of the miners’ strike picket line, travelling the world to attend sport, and a love of horseracing. It’s a fascinating story. Meeting Andrew Gemmell in three parts.. Meeting Andrew Gemmell.
ANDREW GEMMELL (part 1 of 3)
Racehorse owner Andrew Gemmell talks about owning racehorses, travelling to follow sport, taking part in marathons, being warned off for ‘galloping’ and of course, Paisley Park. He talks about his life – born blind – but nothing has stopped him.
ANDREW GEMMELL (part 2 of 3)
In part two Andrew talks about his love of horse racing from the last Scottish Grand National at Bogside in 1965 to York and Cheltenham. He also talks about loving the terraces at West Ham, miners strike picket lines, becoming a life member of the MCC loving boxing, taking part in marathons in London and Dublin and taking over 30 trips to Australia for cricket and cacing. He also talks about his love of music, Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Smiths, The Jam, The Ramones and being an active gig-goer.
ANDREW GEMMELL (part 3 of 3)
In the final part of his interview racehorse owner Andrew Gemmell talks about his special relationship with the Emma Lavelle yard, his love of visiting the horses and being a very hands on owner. His friendship with form analyst Marten Julian, his own method of form study, relying a lot on memory and podcasts. How betting is a big part of his life, golf as well as horseracing. He talks about owing horses in Australia, UK and Ireland. He talks about the state of UK horseracing, what he’d like to change from the outlook of an owner and syndicates.