Laura King has made the difficult decision to return to the UK to work as a freelance horse racing journalist with London based company, World Horse Racing. Having worked in Dubai for nearly seventeen years, King will bring her vast knowledge of the sport to the media channel and that can only be good news for racing fans based here in the UK.
King joins World Horse Racing director Geoffrey Riddle (@Louchepunter) with a clear goal for what she wants to achieve with the company.
“I want to promote the positive stories in this amazing sport we call racing, which is something WHR does so well.”
She has built a great reputation in Dubai broadcasting where she has worked tirelessly and with great enthusiasm for Dubai Racing TV. She has expressed her love for the job but felt she needed to go somewhere that she could progress professionally.
Fans have been expressing their feelings on social media:
“Wow, a bit shocked about that. You’d become such a friendly and familiar face on the Dubai racing coverage that you will definitely be missed.”
“Good luck Laura – you have been super passionate about Dubai racing on here for years. Sure you will do a great job for @WHR and elsewhere.”
It would appear that Dubai’s loss is very much World Horse Racing’s gain. Described by many as a great ambassador for the sport, King will be returning soon to capture some great racing stories. However, she is less than enthusiastic about the weather! “I’m not looking forward to the UK weather AT ALL…”
@PavichMichael was gushing in his praise on Twitter. “This is wonderful news Laura. As long as you are involved in horse racing in some aspect, the sport will be better for it.”
Here at The Final Two Furlongs, we couldn’t agree more. Welcome home Laura. From one Saints fan to another, I look forward to seeing the content that you create at World Horse Racing.
Yesterday’s piece on The Magnolia Cup is perhaps a perfect example of just what King has in mind. This short video tells the story of Ashleigh Wicheard’s incredible road to glory in The Magnolia Cup at Goodwood.