The ultimate fan Michael Smithson – Photographer

Sunrise on the heath in Newmarket

Most of the pictures in this blog come from the lens of Michael Smithson, one of the greatest racing fans I know. 
To me Michael is the “official” Newmarket photographer, it feels like I’ve known him all my life. Racehorse photography is Michael’s passion, I don’t think there is a yard in Newmarket that he hasn’t taken pictures for. Of course the Simcocks come first! 
Michael has been there for all my ups and downs, driven to race meetings with me all across the country , except for Redcar …. 🙂
Love for horses is what got me into horse racing , from the first time I went racing with my family who are avid racing fans,  I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Passion is what keeps us all going in this game, riding out the lows, working long hours, braving the cold and the dark rainy days. Always looking forward, believing in yourself and living your dream.
So, a big thank you to the fans that love this sport for it’s beauty ; not just odds and numbers, because it’s so much more than that.