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Racing Staff Week: Katie Midgley

Friday 05 July 2019

What got you into racing and working with horses?
Always had ponies when I was a child and just got the feel to go fast! So racing it was!

What is the best thing about your job?
Taking the mares to stud, getting them in foal and watching the babies grow up and get on the racecourse

What is the best piece of advice you've received?
Keep hold of your neck-strap never let it go!

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
So proud of my children, work kids and real ones

As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
Always wanted to be a nurse! Still do!

If you could travel, where would you go?
Love to go travelling to Oz!

Who would you take with you if you were sent to live on a desert island for a month?
Probably take Bear Grylls with me as there's nothing he doesn't know about how to live on a desert island

What personality characteristic has gotten you in the most trouble?
The thing that's got me in the most trouble is my mouth, can't keep my own opinions to myself

If you had to pick a new name for yourself, what name would you pick?
Always liked the name Emily, that so much I even called my daughter it!

What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?
17 years ago I'd never driven on a motorway and drove to Wales to collect a puppy! I was so proud of myself, now am never off the damn things!

When you're having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?
Always go to see my old horse when am having a bad day, he's 22 now and he's always been there for me! He knows so many secrets.

Do you think cats ever have regrets?
Cats don't have regrets, I had a cat until he ran away

What's the funniest thing you have seen a stranger do?
Back in the school days one of the girls got her skirt stuck in the school bus doors as she was getting off and it ripped her skirt clean off

What's the one food you could never bring yourself to eat?
Snails and oysters

What fictional character do you wish you could meet?
Would have to be Wonder Woman am amazed how she does everything

What was the funniest way that you have been injured?
Had a few to many gins and decided to go on the kids trampoline and I ended up putting my foot though it and bent my leg

If your life was a movie, what songs would be the soundtrack?
Life is a Rollercoaster (Ronan Keating), Happy (Pharrell Williams), I Should Be So Lucky (Kylie Minogue)

Who would play you in a movie of your life?
Jennifer Aniston

What song do you have to sing along with when you hear it?
Proud Mary (Tina Turner)

What game are you really good at?
Hide and seek. No one finds me

Do you think of yourself as being naughty or nice?
Definitely naughty

If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose?
Probably be John Lewis

What's the worst thing you did as a kid?
I used to always blame my little brother for everything, then he use to go running to my mum and tell her it was me so I locked him in a cupboard under the stairs and told him there was monsters in it!

If you could marry a fictional character, who would it be and why?
Willy Wonka just think about all that chocolate I could eat

If you could read minds, whose would you want to read?
I've always wonder what the horses are thinking! And what kind of human personalies they have

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