My interest in horse racing has always been there, for as long as I can remember.
Every Saturday, I used to watch the racing with my Grandad: I marvelled at the gorgeous horses and always followed any horse ridden by Ryan Moore or AP McCoy through their races. I drew pictures of the horses (who always had mismatched legs) and my Grandad would laugh that they would never be able to gallop! From drawing, I progressed on to studying the form and, just over three years ago, I started writing for Rein It In Racing.
Rein It In Racing is a website run by a group of passionate young people, dotted around England and Ireland. I love being a part of the team and having the opportunity to write about this great sport. Through my involvement in Rein It In, I have interviewed the likes of Oli Bell, Ed Chamberlin and Oisin Murphy and visited the British Racing School.
The first time I interviewed anyone was in February 2018 at my local racecourse, Leicester. I stopped Adrian Heskin as he was on his way out and asked if I could interview him. I was so relieved when he agreed but I was really nervous the whole way through!
I absolutely adore National Hunt racing. Nothing matches the rush you get when you see a racehorse in full flight. In October 2017, I stood by the water at Stratford Racecourse and watched as the horses flew over the fence. I was mesmerised.