Newmarket trainers George Scott and Charlie Fellowes extend their rivalry beyond the racecourse with a twice a month podcast. ‘George and Charlie Off The Bridle’ is a mix of heavyweight opinion and racing banter. Happily they often have a special guest to help keep the peace. Plus, they have sports journalist and co-host Tony Rushmer ensuring that tempers don’t boil over (most of the time). Partnered by our good friends @Fitzdares.
‘George and Charlie Off The Bridle’ is produced by Carl Homer of Cambridge TV.
S5E6 Catches win matches
Much of the nation has been absorbed in Baz-ball this summer…here in Newmarket George has been busy with his own brand of cricket: George-ball. It’s his game, he captains the team and, to be fair, he takes all the catches. He’s also been training plenty of winners in the last few weeks. Charlie has also been in fine form with a nice Saturday double following on from a 100 grand success in the Racing League – on which, you won’t be surprised to know, he has some interesting thoughts. In fact, Charlie, George and Tony are in full-scale chipper mood throughout another lively episode that features plenty of King George and Goodwood chat. Check it out…
S5E5 - Ascot excitement and an Ashes argument
Scott and Fellowes are back in time for Royal Ascot… the chaps have dusted down their top hats and tails. But before they head off to Berkshire for the magnificent five-day Flat bonanza, they talk through their respective teams for the meeting.
There’s a few differing opinion on the week’s major races and there’s also some disagreement on how the Ashes might unfold.
Bring on the very best of sport and settle back for a golden summer… hopefully!
S5E4 - Time to dream...
Our latest episode is all about dreams; two-year-old dreams, the Derby dream and – um – Vadream.
Yes, George looks to have a bit of a whizz-bang in the shape of Watch My Tracer, who won impressively on debut at Yarmouth and is Coventry Stakes-bound. Charlie experienced the joy of a Group-race winner at Newmarket on 2,000 Guineas day, thanks to Vadream getting up to score in the Palace House Stakes. And, with the Derby upon us, we had the great pleasure of talking to Alan Cooper, racing manager for the Niarchos Family, who will be represented in the most famous Classic of them all by Passenger.
Charlie also reflects on Nottingham Forest beating the drop and is predicting a bold show in the next week or so from one of his improvers. To find out who it is, give us a listen!
S5E3 - Starring music agent and Lady Bowthorpe’s owner Emma Banks
Not sure we’ve ever had a podcast episode featuring such an array of different subjects. The diverse menu of colourful conversation is very much down to our brilliant guest Emma Banks, who owns the magnificent Lady Bowthorpe. There is loads about Lady B, of course. But there’s also stories that start off, ‘I remember I was in Bogota with Florence and The Machine’ – as you do. For Emma is a music agent with a client roster of many big-name stars. So there’s a fascinating insight into her world – and somehow there’s even chat about her beloved Luton Town FC.
Fellowes and Scott have been enjoying success on the track, which makes for the useful banter. Plus, they cast their eye over the upcoming Guineas Festival and flag up horses from their own stables to watch out for in the next few weeks.
As always, it’s an episode that’s well worth a listen. Thanks to our pals Fitzdares for their much-appreciated ongoing support.
S5E2 - Chapman speaks!
There’s always lots of chat on our WhatsApp group about who we should invite on as a special guest. Funny, entertaining, informative and opinionated are among the key qualities on the criteria list. Our latest guest ticks all those boxes and plenty more. In an engaging conversation with George and Charlie, renowned racing broadcaster Matt Chapman fires straight from the lip on a number of subjects. He also gives us the lowdown on his backstory. All in all, it makes for a fascinating listen.
There’s also plenty to catch up on from the worlds of Scott and Fellowes; the latter tells the former “When you know, you know” when it comes to identifying smart two-year-old prospects in his string. Charlie also laments his Masters’ golf bets and fears for his beloved Nottingham Forest’s Premier League future. Meanwhile, George’s enthusiasm is even higher than usual after a streak of success at Wolverhampton – and the full-on arrival of the Turf season as the first Classics loom ever closer.
S5E1 - The 2023 Relaunch
With winter behind us (just about!), it’s almost time for the Turf season – and that means Scott and Fellowes are back for a fifth series of Off The Bridle.
In the first episode of 2023 we welcome to the podcast a star of 2022; jockey Dan Muscutt reflects on his breakout year in which he rode 127 winners, including a first-ever Group 1 triumph. There’s also a second big-name guest with Ed Crisford on the line from Dubai, talking about leading World Cup contender Algiers.
As well as chatting to Dan and Ed, George and Charlie are back with all the banter that reflects their professional rivalry and friendship. Listen and enjoy…!
Wonderful Podcast for any sports fan
A great podcast with tales and anecdotes from 2 of the world’s best up and coming trainers. The Sir Mark Prescott episode is hilarious. Amazing stuff. Well done boys!
Looking forward to series 3
Fantastic work with the Sir Mark interview, hope that you get some equally colourful guests for the rest of the series!
Had to pull over as was laughing so much!
Sorry lads but you will never ever ever top that episode with Sir Mark! Absolutely the best thing I’ve listened to in years and I look forward to seeing if Mrs W will let me climb over the bolster tonight!