Interview: CHARLIE FELLOWES Trainer Charlie Fellowes talks about some of the big issues in horse racing. He laments what he considers the mistakes made in the past that led to the current funding problems. He covers poor prize money, syndicates, changing attitudes in society, Thanks Be at Royal Ascot, the ‘Off The Bridle podcast, the whip in racing, the Racing Post and the reaction by some in racing to his opinions. Meeting Charlie Fellowes.
CHARLIE FELLOWES (part 1 of 3)
Trainer Charlie Fellowes talks about the big issues in UK horse racing, why he doesn’t consider it to be a thriving sport, why the prize money is appalling, why it’s difficult to attract new people to the sport. Why mistakes over 50 years ago that can never be reversed have cost racing dearly, the Tote, his early life in Huntingdon, working at the Henderson yard and with James Fanshawe, learning from others while always trying to improve.
CHARLIE FELLOWES (part 2 of 3)
Charlie talks about the importance of syndicates, racing’s image, Peaky Blinders, sending horses around the globe and why, the ‘Off The Bridle’ podcast, Luisa Zissman and why some of his friends still think racing is crooked.
CHARLIE FELLOWES (part 3 of 3)
Charlie talks about why his Royal Ascot winner Thanks Be should have been disqualified, why he thinks the use of the whip in horse racing will be banned. How society is changing, what he’d change about horse racing, would the Racing Post have published his article had he not had the same opinions about the whip and what he thinks of Matt Chapman.