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June 26, 2019

Wales' biggest selling newspaper featured Aly in their weekend magazine ahead of Royal Ascot. 

April 3, 2019

Aly was in Dubai at the end of March presenting the Dubai World Cup Welcome Party and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Racing Awards. Also, ahead of covering the Dubai World Cup for CNN Sport, The Gulf News published a feature on Aly, written by Jacquie Doyle...

February 16, 2018

This is a bit of a different blog but having been inspired by the Winter Olympics, I am wondering why racing appears to be stuck in the dark ages when it comes to sports technology and science.


The phrase marginal gains was first used by GB cycling chie...

September 12, 2017

For August's Winning Post (watch programme!), I experienced a race day from an entirely different perspective – on board a galloping racehorse as I took part in the Magnolia Cup at the Qatar Goodwood Festival. 

Coming from an equestrian background I have ridden all my l...

May 9, 2017

For May’s Winning Post programme, we headed to Louisville for America’s greatest race, The Kentucky Derby. It was my second time there and once again I was amazed at the scale of the event with both the media and general public. 

1 - The racegoers, the enthusiasm!

I kno...

March 31, 2017

This February and March, over the space of 5 weeks I did Qatar once and Dubai twice. All the trips were to cover horse racing for both CNN & Attheraces (UK racing channel).  Here are some of the highlights: 

Qatar’s Emir’s Sword festival

In the UK, we're f...

February 17, 2017

This month’s assignment for CNN Winning Post took me to White Turf at the exclusive alpine resort of St Moritz in Switzerland. It was my second trip to the event, which is held over three Sundays in February on the town’s frozen lake. This visit was just as good as the...

January 27, 2017

This time last year I spent a lovely month in beautiful South Africa - the perfect start to the year! Filming for (my first ever) Winning Post, I visited yearling sales, trainers, breeders and attended two race meetings at Cape Town's Kenilworth Racecourse. I got a rea...