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Mick Easterby's Tales

Some tales from a lifetime in racing! I have many memories from working with horses all my life and training horses for nearly sixty years. Here I share a few of the stories along with some interviews we've done in recent times.



Lester Piggott and Valairon

Posted by MWE Racing | Tuesday 21 September 2021







Charles St George: Merano and Descartes

Posted by MWE Racing | Wednesday 20 January 2021







Mr Cundall's Cow

Posted by MWE Racing | Saturday 02 January 2021

A cautionary tale of the perils of greed.





The Dentist

Posted by MWE Racing | Wednesday 18 November 2020

A fear of dentists that goes all the way back to my school days.





The Haunted House

Posted by MWE Racing | Tuesday 17 November 2020

The tale of the house on Primrose Hill





As Mick Easterby approaches his 89th birthday we catch up with goings on in Sheriff Hutton

Posted by MWE Racing | Friday 13 March 2020

Britain's oldest active racehorse trainer talks about Oliver Cromwell and the importance of sensible tyres as we explore the land surrounding Mick Easterby's training yard in the beautiful Ryedale countryside





The Cautionary Tale of Thomas Easterby

Posted by MWE Racing | Wednesday 11 December 2019

A trawl through the Easterby family archives unearths a proper scallywag





Remembering Lord Belper

Posted by MWE Racing | Sunday 16 December 2018

A couple of tales about the eccentric Lord Belper who owned horses at the yard in the 1980s and 90s





My Wedding Album

Posted by MWE Racing | Thursday 24 May 2018

The 24th May 2018 saw Alice and I celebrate our diamond wedding anniversary. Here's some pictures of the big day in 1958 at St Mary's Church, Marton in the Forest.





Down On The Farm

Posted by MWE Racing | Sunday 22 April 2018

We catch up with Mick Easterby as the spring arrives and the farm and the stables are hard at work





Farming is like Training to me: It's a hobby.

Posted by MWE Racing | Friday 11 August 2017

Mick Easterby explains his lesser known passion in life.





An unusual visitor!

Posted by MWE Racing | Tuesday 16 October 2012

Miss England and Miss York visited the yard back in 2006 and here's the story













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