The Racing Paper - - Opinion -

ALAS­TAIR Down won racing writer of the year at the Derby Awards. It was thor­oughly de­served – and also a real slap in the face for Racing Post ex­ec­u­tives who vir­tu­ally got rid of him.

Call them the suits and the skirts, the ex­ec­u­tives who run these things. When they come in they feel they’ve got to make changes even if ev­ery­one is do­ing a good job, or they get asked ‘What are you do­ing here?’

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