Steve Dennis has been writing about horse racing since he left school, having traded the prospect of academic qualifications for afternoons spent in the local betting shop. If he knew then what he knows now, he would probably have done the same thing. Probably.
He has worked for and contributed to many European publications, including spending 16 years as a senior writer at the British/Irish trade daily newspaper Racing Post. His byline has also been seen at Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, The Irish Field, Pacemaker & Thoroughbred Breeder, and International Thoroughbred magazine, and he has written two racing books – ‘Sergeant Cecil – The Official Story’ and ‘The History of Horse Racing in 100 Objects’.
He lives in the south of England near Goodwood racecourse, and was once part of a syndicate that owned a hurdler whose complete formline read 8UPP47 (the 4 was a four-runner race). Despite this, he still advocates the thrill of racehorse ownership.