11 episodes

A Horse Racing Podcast with no betting tips, or current affairs chat. Every episode simply about one great horse, or person in racing. Interviewing someone close to the subject, and trying to uncover some previously untold stories along the way. Contact me on Twitter on @MarkWalsh.

Please support the show and help me to continue to make more episodes by buying me a pint: https://ko-fi.com/markwalsh


Or by joining the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/markwalsh

Horse Racing Heroes Podcast Mark Walsh

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 31 Ratings

A Horse Racing Podcast with no betting tips, or current affairs chat. Every episode simply about one great horse, or person in racing. Interviewing someone close to the subject, and trying to uncover some previously untold stories along the way. Contact me on Twitter on @MarkWalsh.

Please support the show and help me to continue to make more episodes by buying me a pint: https://ko-fi.com/markwalsh


Or by joining the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/markwalsh

    Ep 10: Sea The Stars - with John Oxx and Jim McGrath

    Ep 10: Sea The Stars - with John Oxx and Jim McGrath

    Delighted to say this episode is sponsored by Equi-Ed. Equi-Ed supply racehorse-specific accredited courses, and is Ireland's only dedicated racehorse retirement and rehoming centre. They look after some great horses such as Central House, Thomas Hobson, and Riven Light.

    They're a great fit for this show, and I'm very grateful for their sponsorship of the episode. I'd appreciate if you check out their website and follow their social media:

    Website: https://www.equied.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/equiedeire/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ed_equi

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/equiedeire/



    The great Sea The Stars needs no introduction. John Oxx was kind enough to talk to me at length about him. After that, I managed to get a few minutes with Jim McGrath to discuss his legendary Arc commentary. I hope you enjoy it.

    John mentions a set of photos in the episode. He has kindly sent me these, which I will be tweeting from @MarkWalsh shortly after this is released. 

    This will be the last episode of Season 1. I'll be back in a few weeks with Season 2. Get in touch with any feedback, suggestions, or if interested in sponsoring the season. 

    If you enjoyed the series, and would like to buy me a pint as thanks, you can do so here: https://ko-fi.com/markwalsh

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 9: Captain Cee Bee - with Eddie Harty

    Ep 9: Captain Cee Bee - with Eddie Harty

    If you enjoy the show, and would like to buy me a pint as thanks, you can do so by clicking here: https://ko-fi.com/markwalsh 

    For episode 9, I'm joined by the gentleman that is Eddie Harty, who trained the brilliant Captain Cee Bee. In this episode you'll hear all about the story behind the horse's name, Supreme Novices Hurdle glory at Cheltenham, his Grade 1 win over fences, and how he overcame numerous setbacks throughout his long career. I hope you enjoy it. Please do share the show with anyone who might like to listen.

    Contact me on Twitter on @MarkWalsh and share the show by using the link: horseracingheroes.com

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep 8: Laurens - with John Dance

    Ep 8: Laurens - with John Dance

    If you'd like to support the show, and help me make more episodes, you can do so by:

    1. Buying me a pint here: https://ko-fi.com/markwalsh 

    or 2. Joining the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/markwalsh

    For episode 8, I'm joined by John Dance, who owned the wonderful filly, Laurens, who managed to win Group 1s aged two, three and four. John was extremely generous with his time, and I think the hour or so absolutely flies by. We were actually almost two hours chatting, so this is edited down to be all killer, no filler. John owns current Cheltenham hopeful, Bravemansgame, and I wish him all the best with him next month. 

    Contact me on Twitter on @MarkWalsh and share the show by using the link: horseracingheroes.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 7: Openide - with Brendan Duke

    Ep 7: Openide - with Brendan Duke

    If you'd like to support the show, and help me make more episodes, you can do so by:
    1. Buying me a pint here: https://ko-fi.com/markwalsh 
    or 2. Joining the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/markwalsh

    For episode 7, I'm joined by one of the great characters in UK and Irish racing, Brendan Duke, to discuss a horse he owned, bred and trained, by the name of Openide. An interview I enjoyed so much, and which gets quite emotional at times. It still gets me when I listen back. 

    There is also a brief bonus chat with former commentator Iain Mackenzie. I hope you enjoy it. 
    Contact me on Twitter on @MarkWalsh and share the show by using the link: horseracingheroes.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 6: Roaring Lion - with Oisin Murphy

    Ep 6: Roaring Lion - with Oisin Murphy

    If you'd like to support the show, and help me make more episodes, you can do so by:

    1. Buying me a pint here: https://ko-fi.com/markwalsh 

    or 2. Joining the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/markwalsh

    For episode 6, I'm joined by Oisin Murphy to discuss the wonderful Roaring Lion. We talk about that incredible 2018 season, for which he won Horse Of The Year, on top of four Group 1s. Oisin also speaks candidly about the colic problems the horse eventually succumbed to, in a very educational episode. I hope you enjoy it. 

    Contact me on Twitter on @MarkWalsh and share the show by using the link: horseracingheroes.com

    • 43 min
    Ep 5: Champagne Fever - with Patrick Mullins and Ruby Walsh

    Ep 5: Champagne Fever - with Patrick Mullins and Ruby Walsh

    Support the show and help me to continue making episodes by joining the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/markwalsh

    For episode 5, I'm joined by two true superstars of the game - Patrick Mullins and Ruby Walsh - to discuss the lovable front-running grey, Champagne Fever.

    Trained by Willie Mullins, Champagne Fever won the Champion Bumper and Supreme Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival, before a heartbreaking defeat in the Arkle, and a freak incident causing him to miss the festival in 2015. 

    He was a horse I loved watching run, and it was a real pleasure to hear both Patrick and Ruby telling me all about what he was like to have at home, how he was to ride, and about some of those days mentioned above. I very much hope you enjoy it.

    Contact me on Twitter on @MarkWalsh and share the show by using the link: horseracingheroes.com

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Jdolman99 ,

Top podcast

Starting off with Horses I am most familiar with, I was there the day sole power won at York brilliant to hear the story behind a wonderful career

BigPoppa2206 ,

Brilliant Podcast

This is a fantastic podcast, different from the usual tipping & news angle in to racing.

Some of the stories are previously unheard and there’s a great cast of contributors.

Richard Pitman’s episode on Crisp a personal favourite.

Larrys Lord ,

Excellent

Thoroughly enjoyable listen for any horse racing fans or fans of sport in general

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